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.
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 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 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
Add a fraud victim statement to your credit report: Victim Statement
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:
Comcast Resources for Fraud and Identity Theft Resolution