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More Doctors Targeted in Optometry Data Breach

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The new reports follow a familiar pattern.

Doctors and students of optometry have recently been targeted by “another wave of malicious credit-line openings related to an ongoing suspected data breach,” the American Optometric Association reports.

Affected parties report receiving unsolicited, fraudulent applications for Chase Amazon.com Visa cards submitted in their name, according to the organization. Some of the cards were approved.

On May 2, AOA reported that the credit-line openings had occurred “within the past week.” 

Optometrists and optometry students were apparently targeted last summer in a nationwide data breach, with doctors and students getting unsolicited Chase Amazon cards or denial letters. The AOA apprised federal authorities, including the U.S. Attorney General’s Office and Department of Justice, of the breach.

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AOA also called for a united front among affiliates and others, asking optometric testing organizations and state boards of optometry to discontinue use of SSNs as personal identifiers. The petition resulted in the National Board of Examiners in Optometry eliminating the use of SSNs.

Read more at AOA

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