When a Local 10 News viewer spotted a letter containing consumer protection tips on social media he brought it to the "Call Christina" team for a fact check.

Local 10 News enlisted the advice of consumer protection attorney Daniel Tam of Tam Law Group.

"That letter was clearly written before the dot-com boom and doesn't take into account the speed of information in the digital age," Tam said. "You are just as likely to get your identity stolen from someone sitting in front of a computer in Russia or China as you are here in the U.S. Think about the ways we have our personal information stolen without losing our wallets -- data breaches, skimmers, hospital admission forms, license applications. Medical facilities are a hotbed. Two of Miami-Dade's largest employers, Baptist Health and the University of Miami, were targets of data breaches in recent years."

 

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