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Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America’s #1 Crime by Steve Weisman

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13. Medical Identity Theft

Medical identity theft, as a specific variation of identity theft, is still relatively unknown by the general public, but it may be the most dangerous form of identity theft of all because it not only, as with most forms of identity theft, can affect your finances, but also can affect your health. It can even cause you to receive improper medical treatment due to incorrect information contained in your medical records due to the actions of the medical identity thief. It can also cause you to be dropped by your medical insurance provider or pay an increased premium.

As more and more of our medical records become digitized, the risk of medical identity theft will increase unless the medical community makes more of an ...

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