Medical Identity Theft

If you are already scared of ID thieves getting your financial information,  prepare to panic about this:

Medical identity theft is a growing issue in North America and growing even larger in a recession where pinching pennies can mean pinching someone else’s identity to get access to health care services, prescription drugs, elective surgery and dental care.

“Stolen patient identities not only create a financial problem for the victim; the corruption of the individual’s medical history could prove lethal in a medical emergency,” says Darin Johnson, vice-president of marketing for HealthCare Insight, based in South Jordan, Utah.

Read the whole article here.

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