Identity theft classes starting for OMC employees

Olmsted Medical Center

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Last week we learned of a data breach at the Olmsted Medical Center and this week employees are learning what they can do if they are impacted.

Those with the Rochester Police Department’s Advanced Crime Prevention Unit say this type of breach is the worst-case scenario because Social Security numbers were taken.

They will be talking to employees over the next three days about how to fill out the proper forms and the best ways to check their credit.

They say it is important to learn what your score is now and keep an eye on it, plus always checking credit reports.

“They need to get a credit report every three months. Equifax now, then wait three months and go to Experian, do that credit report, wait three more months and then do Trans Union, maybe get one through your bank,” said Advanced Crime CPTED Specialist Darrel Hildebrant.

He said it will be something to do for the rest of their lives.

“The sad thing with all of this is this is going to be with them for the rest of their lives because if it’s an outside source that came in and captured that information and now they’ve got this information, they’re going to be selling this over and over,” Hildebrant said.

He said some of the people impacted are a nine-month-old and a two and a half year old along with their parents.

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