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Safeguarding Your Financial Information and Identity
Identity Theft Comes in Many Forms.
You may not think it is possible, but medical identity theft is a growing problem. By stealing your insurance information, criminals can get prescription drugs, medical treatment, and even file false claims. Stealing your medical identity could ruin your credit and even put your medical coverage in jeopardy. Check out all medical bills and insurance statements carefully and let the providers know if you see a problem. If you have a Medicare card, keep in mind your Social Security number appears on the card. Make a copy and mark out the Social Security number; use the original the first time you visit a provider and after that your copy should be sufficient to identify you.