The BBB is asking people to take action against Identity Theft
Tyler, Texas(KETK) — Longview Regional Medical Center and Woodland Heights in Lufkin were part of a network of hospitals whose patient information system was hacked.
The hospitals are currently working to contact those patients whose personal information was stolen. The BBB gave us tips on what to look out for and how to proceed should you become a victim of identity theft.It's important to watch your credit cards and bank account information for anything that looks suspicious. Also, in events like this, the BBB urges people to use one of the 3 major reporting companies to get a credit check. They are free once a year.
For those who were victims of the identity hack, they need to stay in contact with this hospital who may have programs in place to help with the situation.
Kaylin Burgess with the BBB serving East Texas says, ”It’s important to remember this can be a lengthy process, so be patient and handle things in a timely manner. Don’t wait too long too long to start contacting the right people.”