As reported in this story by a Colorado Springs news outlet, patient identify theft is becoming much more sophisticated:
A phony letter is circulating around town, using the familiar Memorial Health System logo to fool potential victims. The warning comes via the hospital itself, after staffers became aware of the problem.Police are investigating the letter as a possible identity theft scam. According to a Memorial Health spokesperson, the letter falsely notifies people that vast amounts of personal information provided to Memorial may have been stolen. A statement issued by Memorial outlines what happens next: "The letter urges [recipients] to call a Miami-based phone number. Memorial has experienced no such security breach of personal information, and the Colorado Springs Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit is investigating."Click here for an earlier post about massive patient identify theft case.
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