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The Growing Threat of Medical Identity Theft

I have been following a very disturbing trend for a couple of months now, and it is that of Medical Identity Theft. When we think of identity theft, we typically worry about credit cards or store credit being taken out in our name. Somebody attempting to purchase a vehicle or finance a mortgage using our personal identity. What we don’t really think about however is medical identity theft.

According to a recent article in MedPage Today, nearly four out of ten doctors surveyed by the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers are reporting that they have caught a patient attempting to use someone else’s identity in order to obtain healthcare services. Read More→