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Posted on: March 13, 2019

One Person Becomes a Victim of Identify Theft Every 2 Seconds

Another security breach reported: It includes customers of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Health Alliance Plan, McLaren Health Care, Three Rivers Health, and North Ottawa Community Health System, reports a subsidiary, Wolverine Solutions Group. Hackers could have gotten medical information, addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers. Wolverine Solutions Group says it has mailed letters to all those who were impacted.


“Wolverine is offering two levels of identity protection to individuals affected by the breach,” said Anita G. Fox, Department of Insurance and Financial Services Director, "If you receive a letter from the company, we urge you to read it carefully and consider enrolling in the free credit monitoring service.”

The attorney general, Dana Nessel, has some tips for those affected:

  • Find out what information was compromised and act accordingly.
  • Pull your free credit report at annualcreditreport.com or by calling 877-322-8228.
  • Put a fraud alert on your credit file. The Federal Trade Commission provides a checklist for this. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0279-extended-fraud-alerts-and-credit-freezes
  • Consider a security freeze on your credit file.
  • Take advantage of any free services being offered as a result of the breach.
  • Use two-factor authentication on your online accounts whenever it’s available.
  • In addition, Wolverine Solutions Group is providing a toll-free information hotline to answer questions at 877-412-7152.

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