Most of us know that we are entitled to a free credit report from the three major credit bureaus once a year. Requesting a different report from one agency every four months can help you ensure that your personal and financial information is accurate – and that your identity has not been stolen. But did you know that there are alternate ways of monitoring other pieces of personal information?
The AARP Bulletin recently reported on additional databases that can also help spot identity fraud.
LexisNexis Personal reports will list public records filed under your name, including real estate ownership, criminal history and liens. You can download and mail a request form available here or call (866) 312-8102.
The Medical Information Bureau reports a coded listing of all of your reported medical conditions and tests. Go to mib.com or call (866) 692-6901. Then, contact your health insurer for an annual statement of all of your claims and treatments. Compare both reports to see if there are discrepancies, which could be a sign of medical identity theft.
You can verify automobile and property insurance claims by visiting Verisk A-Plus Report and typing “order free report” in the search box, or by calling (800) 627-3487.