Recently in the news a web payment system used by Quest Diagnostics was breached between August of 2018 and March of 2019. This breached exposed the confidential information of as many as 11.9 million patients. Information such as finances, credit card information, bank account numbers, social security numbers and even medical information were likely accessed. According to some press releases this breach did not affect any laboratory results of patients.
Quest Diagnostics was informed about the breach on May 14 by the American Medical Collection Agency and is still under investigation. The NAFCU, who has been a leader in calling for a national data security standard, has ensured that negligent entities are held accountable and that anyone affected is notified in a timely matter in the past and is hoping to do the same for Quest Diagnostics.
With all of these breaches how can you know that your information is protected? With an HACU Premium Checking account you are automatically signed up for IDProtect® Identity Theft Monitoring and Resolution Service. This not only provides security for you but also for joint account owners, your spouse, dependent children up to age 25 and parents living in the same household as the account owner.
IDProtect® monitors for identity fraud events, credit fraud, financial or otherwise, anywhere in the world even if the event has nothing to do with your account at Health Advantage Credit Union! You will have access to all three bureau credit reports and even get alerts of any key changes to any of your credit files. Keep your information air tight and don’t be another statistic on a news article!
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