The Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency offers advice Carrollwood residents can use to protect themselves.
As medical identity theft cases become a growing concern, the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency is reaching out with advice Carrollwood residents can put into action to safeguard themselves. The following is from the agency's monthly newsletter: Have I Been A Victim? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says you may be a victim of medical identity theft if: What Should I Do? TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289; http://www.transunion.com/ Equifax: 1-800-525-6285; www.equifax.com Experian: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742); www.experian.com Become familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.