Medical ID theft can injure finances, endanger lives

When someone steals your identity, obtains loans in your name and then stiffs the lenders, the effects on your credit report can be devastating. It can take weeks, months or sometimes years as well as plenty of frustration to restore your good name. But there’s another kind of identity theft that not only can ruin your financial health but also endanger your life: medical identity theft.

Medical ID theft occurs when a thief uses someone’s personal information such as health insurance information without the individual’s consent to obtain medical services or goods, or to make false claims for medical services or goods.

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