Medical Identity Theft

A scheme attempting to defraud private or government health care programs which usually involve health care providers, companies or individuals. Schemes may include offers for (fake) insurance cards, health insurance market place assistance, stolen health information or various other scams and/or any scheme involving medications, supplements, weight loss products or diversion/pill mill practices. These scams are often initiated through spam email, Internet advertisements, links in forums/social media and fraudulent websites.

Report


The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident or chat with an online support specialist at the FTC Complaint Assistant. The FTC will create a report number and a copy of the report for your records. 

The FTC cannot resolve individual complaints, but they can provide information about what next steps to take. How much information you give them is up to you. They will share your report with local, state, federal, and foreign law enforcement partners. Your report might be used to investigate cases or in a legal proceeding. Please read their Privacy Policy to learn how they protect your personal information, and when they share it outside the FTC. 

The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).  

Once processed, complaints filed via their website may be referred to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation. Any investigation opened on any complaint is initiated at the discretion of the law enforcement and/or regulatory agency receiving the complaint information. Reporting the incident at IC3 will not result in a call back for assistance.

The FAQs about reporting can be found here. Please read the FBI/IC3 privacy policy here.


Recover


 

The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances. 



Visit Identitytheft.gov to report identity theft and get a recovery plan: Recovery Plan

Visit Identiytheft.gov here to find detailed steps to recover: Steps to Recover

Call or Visit Medicare.gov to report Medicare Fraud

Find local legal assistance with OVCTTAC.gov

Correct your medical records

Medical/Insurance Correction Forms & Resources

Add a fraud victim statement to your credit report: Victim Statement

Reinforce


 

Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.



Protection Tips from the Identity Theft Resource Center. 

Sign-up for FTC Scam Alerts.

If you were affected by the Anthem or Lifetime Healthcare Companies Breaches. Anthem or Lifetime Healthcare Breaches

Learn more about how to prevent Medical Identity Theft: