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 other ways to monitorother pieces of personal information?
The AARP Bulletin recently reported on additional databases that can also help spot identity fraud.
LexisNexis Personal Reports lists 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.
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