Identity Theft and Fraud

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Fraud

Identity theft is a serious crime that happens when someone uses your personal information without your consent to commit fraud or other crimes. Personal information includes things like your name and your Social Security, Medicare, or credit card numbers. Don’t be a victim of identity theft. Guard against identity theft by taking action to protect yourself.

Most doctors, pharmacists, plans, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, there may be some who are dishonest. Medicare is working with other government agencies to protect you and Medicare. Medicare fraud happens when Medicare is billed for services or supplies you never got. Medicare fraud costs Medicare a lot of money each year. You pay for it with higher premiums.

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Last updated on 10/1/23