WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A woman attending the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night showed her Medicare card on camera for the world to see.
During former President Bill Clinton’s speech, an audience member who was receiving oxygen through a nose tube showed her Medicare card on camera while Clinton was railing about Republicans wanting to “end Medicare as we know it.”
The card showed the woman’s name and Social Security number while being broadcast on multiple channels for millions to see.
Adam Levin, co-founder and chairman of Credit.com, told the website that hackers now have easy access to this woman’s information.
“It’s good to be enthusiastic about a candidate and a cause,” Levin told Credit.com. “It’s bad to wave personal identification cards in front of cameras.”
Levin adds that the woman now needs to check constantly for any credit abnormalities.
“Now that her information is out there, close monitoring of her credit report, bank accounts and any other financial accounts is the key to discovering fraud and then beginning the process of resolving it,” Levin told Credit.com.