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 Post subject: Medical identity theft, on the rise, can threaten lives
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:46 pm 
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More doctors, insurers asking, ‘Who are you? Medical identity theft, on the rise, can threaten lives as well as wallets

In a report last year, the World Privacy Forum found that the number of Americans identifying themselves in government documents as victims of medical identity theft had nearly tripled in just four years, to more than a quarter-million in 2005.

Motives for medical identity theft can vary. Some thieves, as in these cases, are seeking controlled medications. Others are seeking federal money. A case that wrapped up in January in Southern California illustrates just how sophisticated such operations can be.


This is certainly worrisome...do you know whether or not your medical info is secure? :?:

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