Pupillary Pathways

#Eyedentitytheft2016 Update

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Oct 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It has become quite clear over the past few weeks that the opening of unwanted credit cards as a result of identity theft involving thousands of optometrists and optometry students is far but over. Many of those affected have reported that second attempts at opening Chase Amazon credit cards in their names has recently occcurred.

In addition to this, some are also stating that other credit cards such as Amazon store cards through Synchrony bank have also been applied for and in some cases approved. 

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Topics: Identity Theft

10 Steps to Protect Your Identity #eyedentitytheft2016

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Aug 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Over the past month, many of us have unfortunately learned that no matter how careful you are about protecting your personal information, no one is completely safe from identity theft. Skilled thieves have many ways to get ahold of your important data and know of several different ways to use it to their own benefit.

Although the source of the optometry data breach still hasn’t been formally identified, there are several steps you should be taking in order to try and protect yourself from other potential problems stemming from this initial security issue.

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Topics: Identity Theft