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New Tool to Report Privacy Violations

Jackie here. In a connected world, keeping information private can be difficult. All too often, companies share or sell consumer information without their permission or knowledge. When it happens to you, you are now able to do something about it. The FTC has a new complaint tool that you can use to report privacy violations.
What Types of Violations Can I Report?
This tool is perfect for reporting specific instances when your information was shared without permission. For example, if you start getting targeted advertising in the mail (like ads for maternity clothes or formula samples when you are pregnant and haven’t signed up for them, etc.) and know what company gave up your information. Any time your personal information is shared in a manner that you didn’t expect or didn’t give permission for (and you know where the problem originated), you can report it. This tool isn’t for reporting ID theft, just privacy violations.
How Do I Report Privacy Violations?
If you see a privacy violation, report it using the FTC’s Complaint Assistant. You’ll see an alert near the top of the page that says, “Concerned about how a company is handling your personal information? Click here to report privacy concerns.” Click and fill out the form on the next page.
You’ll be asked for the company’s name, address, email address, phone number, website, etc., so have this information handy. Don’t worry if you don’t know all the information requested. The FTC says,
“Not all fields may apply to your complaint.” You can skip fields if needed.
After you fill in information about the company, you’ll be asked to provide your information and comments on your reason for reporting a company. Be specific. The FTC wants to know why you have a complaint, not just with whom.
Speaking up is a great first step in letting companies and the FTC know how you want your information shared. If you find your privacy has been violated, report it.

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  1. I received a call from a person who identified themselves as a representative of an insurance company, Keenan, that pays me for services I render to their insured patients. The representative said they were calling to verify my fax number and to identify that they were speaking to the correct person, wanted to know if the last 3 digits of my EIN# were —. They had the correct numbers but I told them I would not identify that those numbers were correct and thought it odd that they would ask for my EIN# to verify my fax number. I called Keenan to report this and they said they didn’t make that call and someone from their fraud dept. would call me but I never received a call. Should I make a report and if so, what type of report. Thanks for your help.

  2. I received a call from a person who identified themselves as a representative of an insurance company, Keenan, that pays me for services I render to their insured patients. The representative said they were calling to verify my fax number and to identify that they were speaking to the correct person, wanted to know if the last 3 digits of my EIN# were —. They had the correct numbers but I told them I would not identify that those numbers were correct and thought it odd that they would ask for my EIN# to verify my fax number. I called Keenan to report this and they said they didn’t make that call and someone from their fraud dept. would call me but I never received a call. Should I make a report and if so, what type of report. Thanks for your help.

  3. Recently I received 2 emails 1 after the other. It sounds like a Marvin Bristol and a kketty2@aol.com were trying out some fraud. It says complaint date 2015. Complaint of slander.Invitation to edit. More is also in letter. Looks like Marvin is telling a Ktanya to make sure his name does not appear on the email. I can email these to you.
    ketanya0

  4. Recently I received 2 emails 1 after the other. It sounds like a Marvin Bristol and a kketty2@aol.com were trying out some fraud. It says complaint date 2015. Complaint of slander.Invitation to edit. More is also in letter. Looks like Marvin is telling a Ktanya to make sure his name does not appear on the email. I can email these to you.
    ketanya0

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  6. We are sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation. We can definitely help you. Our support agents and licensed investigators are available to assist you anytime Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (CST). Please call us at your earliest convenience at (855) 434-8077 so we can begin looking into this for you. Thank you for choosing AllClear ID!

  7. Notifying the company was certainly the right thing to do. Always be vigilant and never give out any information to untrusted callers. Please call us so that we can further assist you. Our support agents and licensed investigators are available to assist you anytime Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (CST). Please call us at your earliest convenience at (855) 434-8077 so we can begin looking into this for you. Thank you for choosing AllClear ID!

  8. Notifying the company was certainly the right thing to do. Always be vigilant and never give out any information to untrusted callers. Please call us so that we can further assist you. Our support agents and licensed investigators are available to assist you anytime Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (CST). Please call us at your earliest convenience at (855) 434-8077 so we can begin looking into this for you. Thank you for choosing AllClear ID!

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