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Posted on January 22, 2013 by

Identity Theft Possibility Announced by Washington University School of Medicine

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that a Washington University surgeon had his laptop stolen while at a conference in Argentina.  According to the doctor, the laptop contained private information on over 1,100 patients. The information included patient names, diagnoses, surgeries performed and 39 social security numbers. The University has sent letters out to the patients informing them of the November 28, 2012 theft.

The computer remains missing and the University is doing everything they can to help those affected to protect their identity. We at Hoffman & Gelfman urge anyone who believes that their personal information may have been compromised to contact the University at (888)-414-8020 and use the code number 4692010712.

Identity theft can be extremely intrusive and costly and can have lasting affects for those victimized.  If you have any questions call us at (314) 241-1020 for a free consulation or visit us online