Originally posted on 9news.com by The Coloradoan’s Pat Ferrier on March 10, 2018.
A Northern Colorado dermatology practice is alerting some patients that some of their personal health information was breached on Jan. 12.
Front Range Dermatology Associates notified patients March 7 that a terminated employee had improperly acquired a list of patients who had been seen at the practice the previous six months, by way of another employee.
Front Range Dermatology has practices in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland and Fort Morgan.
Only those patients who were seen by the former employee and for whom FRDA had received payment during the six-month period had any information compromised in the incident, FRDA said in a statement.
Information included patients’ full names and health and insurance information, but did not include Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, or credit card or bank information, according to a notice from Front Range Dermatology Associates.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY INFORMATION HAS BEEN COMPROMISED?
Hackers use stolen personal information in a variety of ways. These may be indicators that your information has been compromised:
- Unauthorized charges to a credit card or bank account
- Mail for an unknown credit card or store charge account
- Collection notices or calls for a debt that you don’t owe
- Errors on your credit report, including inquires from businesses you don’t recognize
- Being denied for credit, even though you have good credit
- Your electronically filed tax return is rejected
- You are required to prove your identity to the IRS in person to complete the submission of your income tax return
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The Hannon Law Firm can help if your personal, confidential information has been breached by hackers. The Hannon Law Firm is currently serving as liaison counsel in the National Chipotle Data Breach class action. HLF filed the only class action against Equifax in the State of Colorado for the breach of 143 million American’s personal information. We proudly serve clients nationally.
If you believe you’ve been affected by the Front Range Dermatology Associates data breach, we are here to help. You can call our office at 303-861-8800 or fill out the form below.