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identify theft - not sure what world you live in

Posted By: clk on 2007-08-31
In Reply to: You can't commit identify theft with general personal info - sm

but they can steal your identify with resume information - all they need is name address and telephone number. With past employers, one phone call gets them anything else they need. It is the same information on an envelope they get out of your garbage can, or on a prescription bottle. We do not need to be paranoid - but you need to be realistic too.

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You can't commit identify theft with general personal info
that is found in a resume. They would need to have more detailed info like ss#, which hopefully people aren't dumb enough to put in their resume anyway. Definitely if someone calls you asking for this, don't give it to them. However, as for the people that sent in their resume, it's not possible to steal your identity with the same stuff they could have just as easily gotten out of the phone book. Of course, I do believe that you should be cautious about your personal information, but there's no need to be so paranoid (like the Brian guy on the main page). People should be keeping a close eye on their credit reports anyway with the world the way it is now.
And, what world do you live in?
that pays for downtime.
What world do you guys live in where you EXPECT GIFTS? SM
people are unemployed all over this country. Count your blessings.
I do understand your position. We live in a Wal-Mart world. Some days I wonder why I bother
putting out good work. It would be certainly help my bottom line if I cared more for my production than my reports. *Sigh*
I thought companies had to identify themselves
This company sounds to me like they are looking for newbies to pay very little to or go into some sort of training program where they won't actually get paid at all for the work, though the company would. Just my humble impression.
I don't know where you live but where I live foreclosures are rising and there are no jobs -- non
I worried about my employer for part of the winter as my accounts grew sparse. I had plan to switch to being an employee with benefits but dared not make the switch in this economy (this was last year this time, got it?)
I figured keeping my seniority was worth whatever security it afforded.

My accounts have rebounded some and I can pay my bills.

By economizing seriously, I have paid off my credit card and put some money aside, just in case. I'm breathing easier, thanks.

So, all in all, I'm not complaining. This last winter was brutal, but I had a job and I paid my bills. When employment rebounds and/or national health goes into effect, people will go to the doctor again and we will be busy.

My part of the world is like a ghost town -- everyone who could left to find work in the city -- many apparently leaving their homes to the banks. Several houses in my vicinity have been on the market more than 4 years.

Forgive me my loyalty ... it pays the bills.

What does yelling at the rest of us do for you?
That is theft
If you sign a contract regarding equipment and do not return it, that is theft, and selling it is distributing stolen property. Theft over 500. is a felony.
That's fraud and theft
You need to report it.
Can you say "Identity Theft"
On MSNBC about identity theft. They woo stupid people in the US with marriage proposals and fake pics, then woo them to accept packages for them that are bought with stolen credit card numbers, then the US pigeons ship the merchandise overseas at their own expense because they believe they are engaged to someone who doesn't even exist.

If there is a re-run on MSNBC To Catch an ID Thief everyone should watch it. Amazing.

Imagine what these offshore MTs could do with the patients' SSN and birthdates.
Records theft

All the more reason why we should as MT's in this United States of America band together, go to Washington DC and protest!!!..I am more than fed up with seeing our skills and profession as a whole ****ardized by outsourcing.  I think it would be a good idea for us MT's on this board to seriously consider a sound strategy we can utilize to make our leaders listen to us and take us seriously.  Perhaps this is wishful thinking on my part but if we could put something together, I for one would be willing to WALK to DC if I had to (and with the price of gas out of control; I might have to) - to make ourselves heard. 

records theft


Identity theft

I would have to wonder if there has ever been an MT convicted of identify theft?  I don't know but I doubt it.  However, that would make a good excuse for a company, not just MT, to invade the privacy of their employees.....

Obviously I'm not painting too many gourds today.  LOL  I'm coping with the retiree syndrome..........a pretty sad time really....and just feel like chatting but having a migraine trying to get a foot hold, I don't feel like going anywhere.

identity theft is huge
and always on my mind with these things.
Info posted on the net/identity theft
At least our county auditor has gotten smart and removed a lot of info off line.  He got slapped with a huge lawsuit after 6 people complained of identy theft relating to their divorce/traffic/ civil matter info being posted.  Heck, all a thief needs to do is go in and pick out an identity...you get all the basic info you need to become someone your not
Identity theft is a big in the medical field. nm
Would a company ask an MT to commit identity theft?
Why would anyone do this or ask someone else to do this?  I do not understand.


I wonder if those places ABC was talking about selling bulk identity theft...
information online with the internet could be getting the information from health records overseas. The identity theft is sold in bulk to bidders on the internet from overseas. ABC I think had a special on it but never did identify where all of this information was gleaned. Something to consider I guess
I would be worried about identiy theft, getting all your personal information, then that weird stuff
then all that wierd stuff.
Saw on the news that ID theft is big biz in India cause of the credit card industry sending their
What world is that? Wally World?
It depends on where you live. If you live in their
service area it would be cheaper than outside their service area.   I only have rates for out of service area and medical is  139.13 for family or 168.42 depending on what plan you choose.  Dental is 20.85 for family, vision is 5.13.  These are per pay period. 

Individual coverage would be 44.79/54.21 medical, 7.99 dental, and 1.71 vision.  

I opted out of insurance as we have through my husband's job.  I believe  the cheaper insurance is a 70/30 plan and the more expensive an 80/20, not sure about co-pays.  Deductibles are $2000 for family, not sure about individual.
MT World
Nice platform, very simple does not have a lot of bells and whisles, but it is a nice typing platform and it interfaces with MS Word.  On some you cannot get your line count, that was the only issue I had with it when I worked on it.
What in the world did they want to know?
USA is not same as MT-World

 MT-World is now ATSI - American Transcription Solutions.  Good company, but a lot of turnover in the office.  Lots of work right now.

why in the world
I agree!  I think the same thing has happened to me at MQ.  I'm still waiting to hear back from them after training.  :(
Any info on MT-World in Clearwater? Have a pending offer in radiology.
I've been working for them for about a month now so I don't know how much help I can be, but everyone there has been very helpful. Any time I have a question, there is always someone I can ask. Get paid every 2 weeks and so far have been on time.
How in the world would you know??
I thought people could post anonymously. BTW first time I have posted anything about TT in a long time. Im just watching these days. Pretty interesting I must say.
What in the world is going on at OSI?
Seems to be big changes going on.
Why in the world sm

did they buy an MT school?  I have my thoughts about that.  Mostly that they are trying to get rid of the older (higher paid) transcriptionists.

Whether it is a true town hall meeting, and we get to speak, is yet to be seen.  In the past they told us to mute ourselves, and they just said what they said.

I think it's becoming a dog-eat-dog world out there

When I first started in this business and on this board, there was never a bad post. Everyone helped everyone with  questions, etc.

Lately, with the economy and the world the way it is, plus the fact that MTs don't get recognition for their GOOD work and, of course, let's not forget the crappy pay, there are a lot of unhappy people out there.

I read an article in the newspaper today that stated in a capitalist nation, greed is good if it serves a purpose; i.e., jobs and prosperity; but if greed gets out of control; i.e., bonuses for the upper echelon and nothing for the true workers, then the role of capitalism is in the toilet. This is what is happening in our nation today and everyone is either worried about their job or trying to stay afloat with all the negativity in the job market and so, the nastiness prevails and turns into the dog-eat-dog world we all fought against a few years ago.

Things will turn around again, but it will take years of trial and error now. Whether it will be good or bad will depend on the attitude of the people and government.

I don't mean to turn this into a political post but I, myself, have been biting my tongue towards some posters and just trying to live my life the best I can. With DH only working 80 days this year and not able to collect unemployment, I am the total breadwinner, so it makes me a little sarcastic and/or mean, but not enough to post nasty messages....YET.

You have to let the negativity go in one ear and out the other and move on.


How in the WORLD do they keep.MTs? sm
Oh, i know how...they get paid well by their clients and they pay their MTs 6 cpl........
What in the world?
Ok, I am cracking up right now.  You seriously have some problems.  No, I am not the woman who lost her marriage.  I am still married and wouldn't lose my marriage over a job.  This is hilarious and thanks for the laugh.  Like I said, go get some comfort food and calm the heck down.    You are totally losing your mind.   Here is you ------>    Here is me ----->
Why in the world would anyone
NOT give the best they can? That is owed to any employer by any worker. Second-best doesn't cut it in this job.
What in the world?

MTs have become a total joke.  What happened to this profession?  I am so embarrassed to be part of this industry.  Some of you are visualizing managers as drinking brandy and smoking cigars?  Are you imagining them yelling 'let them eat cake too?'   I wish I could tell you how I visualize most work at home MTs, but it might be a little too harsh for such a nice place as this.  

What in the world????

Why on earth would an MTSO who KNOWS they are treating their MTs well and with respect, have any desire to come and visist this or any  other board???  Only one way that my poor humble mind can see and that is because they KNOW they are not treating them well much less with respect and so they MIGHT feel the need to assess how angry their MTs are so they can plan damage control.  I'm sure there are good SMALL MTSOs out there who do treat their employees well but I think they are fewer by the day.

One would think this board is for MTs to share their various experiences and those who are happy should thank God that they have it so good and those who are hurting, well it says a lot about the people who would put them down and pour salt in their wounds.  There but for the grade of God goes you. 

Best Company in the MT World
Stat-Med in Missouri - Pay is excellent, always, always on time. Owner is the best person to work for and I absolutely love it.

Greenlight - Pay is absolutely great. Owner is SUPER and again love working for them.

MT-World, any info

Any info on MT-World, good or bad???  Thanks!

Post about mt world
There was a post last evening about MT World being a scam, a couple people asked for an explanation and now the post is gone - why was it deleted?  If this place is not legitimate we should know because American Transcription Solutions is advertising and they are part of MT World.
I do anything and everything. Why in the world are they hiring???
I did not like MT World either and I hated being on IM all day. nm
Its really World War III here, War of the outsourced
Go get those scammers.
ATSI, formerly MT-World?
  Lots of work right now.  Pretty good accounts, not a lot of ESLs.  Direct deposit every 2 weeks.  Good work platform.  Some benefits.
Why in the world do companies -sm
Keep on hiring MTs when there isn't enough work for the ones they already have?  I am disappointed to learn that a company I tested for, and accepted a position with, apparently does not have enough work to go around.  I used to love medical transcription.  Now I'm just downright discouraged and depressed.   
What a world this would be if no one had to work on
weekends. Every store, every restaurant, every gas station, would be closed. What would you do on your days off? Of course, all patients would just lay in their beds in the hospital, have family bring food in, etc., because no nurse, no dietary department, no ancillary services would be open. And if you had an emergency, of course it would wait until Monday to be resolved.

Too many of those who do not want to work weekends do not remember the days that all banks were open M-F, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. except Friday when they were open until 6 p.m. No one worked at home. If you had to take care of any personal business, you had to take vacation time from your job to do that, including go to a bank. No servicemen made calls on weekends, either, so if you needed a phone installed (before the days of the plug-in lines), you had to take an entire day off to wait from the service person to show up, and prayed that they did so you did not lose another day's vacation while waiting.

We were happy to work weekends then because we did not burn up all our leave time for taking care of everyday business.

I'll work weekends any time you want me to.
Welcome to the real world. Try getting your
see how it works.  I have a surgery center account that I bill once a month, on the last day of the month.  And they have 30 days to pay.  So work I do on January 1st, I might not get paid for till the end of February. 
What in the world does "whitebread" mean?
Perfect MT world

In the perfect MT world, what you say would be so true.  But you know how doctors are.  In the perfect MT world, every doctor would dictate that day's patients, that afternoon. The perfect MT world would not be feast or famine. But come on, we know all too well about the doctor's who only dictate once every couple of days, doing 2-4 days worth of patients in one day.  It would hurt to pay an employee to sit jobless for a couple of days only to have to pay overtime when they were then swamped and playing catch-up.  For the IC, she still gets no pay for that day but when she does end up doing the work, she gets paid for the work she does.  

In the perfect MT world, there would be no fluctuation of jobs.  Through no fault of the MTSO, doctors leave facilities, new doctors come to facilities.  Sometimes, through no fault of the MTSO, whole facilities leave. Then the MTSO finds herself with several ICs and no work for them.  On the other hand, she may get an unexpected bonanza and have a facility hire on with many thousands of lines a month and she finds herself scrambling for qualified MTs. 

I am sure every MTSO would LOOOVE to say I am always going to have X lines available to X MTs every day.  Unfortunately, she has no control over that aspect of the business. 

You will not believe this but I am not an MTSO (but I do play one on TV, lol  j/k).  I have, however, been spending way too much time lately thinking about this industry and how the changes that are happening now are affecting my paycheck. I am also related to a couple of people in management, so I am aware of both sides of the picture. 

World Wide
I have heard of World Wide in NJ, but not in NY.  If it is the same company, they now also call themselves Metro.  If this is the same company, I don't how much work they have right now, but I do know they are nice to work for, nice people, office manager is very nice.
I honestly had the best job in the world one day and no job the next sm
and I found out I had no job via a non-personalized group form email saying Medware is reorganizing, if you have received this email we have eliminated your position, effective 2 days from now, please feel free to call us if you have any questions

like I said, sad