What is medical identity theft and how do I know if I am a victim?
Medical identity theft involves someone else's use of your identity to receive care and treatment.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says some signs that you might be a victim of medical identity theft include:
• You get a bill for medical services you didn't receive.
• A debt collector contacts you about medical debt you don't owe.
• You order a copy of your credit report and see medical collection notices you don't recognize.
• You try to make a legitimate insurance claim and your health plan says you've reached your limit on benefits.
• You are denied insurance because your medical records show a condition you don't have.
For more information about medical identity theft and tips to avoid it, visit: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt10.shtm.