Medical identity theft is an overlooked but pervasive crime that’s on the rise.

Most savvy consumers are already on the lookout for online identity theft and are proactive about protecting their finances, but medical identity theft is an overlooked but pervasive crime that’s on the rise. The number of patients impacted by medical identity theft has increased nearly 22 percent in the last year alone.

Untangling medical identity theft is messy and difficult, especially if your children become victims. It’s not always obvious that your medical identity has been stolen until it’s too late.

Here are the signs to look for and how to take an aggressive approach to protecting your family from health care fraud.

  • Scrutinize Your Healthcare Bills
  • Check Your Family’s Credit Reports
  • Run away from Free Medical Treatment
  • Pay Attention to Errors in Medical Records

Click here to learn details about these points.

By Adm Brott, Talking About Men’s Health, January 11, 2018