MAY 30, 2014
Medical identity theft and healthcare scams have been around a long time, and unfortunately they can lead to an impact on your credit score, financial well-being and even your health. The newest -scams surrounding the Affordable Care Act are particularly insidious. Scammers are playing on both the optimism of people who hope to protect their families with affordable health insurance, and the confusion thatâ€™s developed around how to obtain that insurance.
Using a range of ploys, identity thieves can steal or cheat you out of your personal information. Once they have it, they can use it to open new lines of credit. This type of fraud can cause a drop in your credit score.
Protect yourself from new healthcare fraud scams with these steps:
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