SHOW #51 (March 22, 2015)
DEALING WITH THE PREMERA DATA BREACH.
Also: Teens overdosing on prescription medications, a chat with the head of the Federal Trade Commission, tips for spring cleaning chores & finding a good vet.
 

         
     
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 Here are links to more information on the stories covered on this show.

We learned last week that Premera Blue Cross, the largest health care provider in the state, was hit by hackers who may have gained access to personal records of 6 million people in Washington. The compromised information includes date of birth, Social Security numbers, bank account and medical information.

The company has information on its website as well as a Date Breach FAQ

The non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center can help victims of identity theft or answers your questions about what to do if your personal information has been breached. Call: 888-400-5530 or visit them online.

Safe Kids Worldwide: Medicine Safety for Children: An In-Depth Look at Calls to Poison Centers

TODAY: A Child or Teen Poisoned by Medicine Almost Every Minute

My guest, Edith Ramirez, is the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission. Here are some of the issues we discussed:

Porch.com: Spring Cleaning & Spring Planting Tips

Porch.com: Curb Appeal

Puget Sound Consumers' Checkbook Magazine recently rated 185 local veterinarians. Checkbook.org is a non-profit, subscriber-based rating service. As a special courtesy to KOMO listeners, they've provided a complimentary link to the full report and ratings until April 4, 2015. After that time, you can still read the magazine's free advice on choosing a vet.

FTC: Is the manufacturer's warranty voided if you don't have your vehicle serviced by the dealer?


 

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