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Student Cyber Fraud WiFi Risks

by Natalia Kuzma

Tech Devices

With the number of WiFi hotspots expected to reach 5.8 million by 2015[i], it is evident that the public’s demand for WiFi access is increasing rapidly. Accordingly, scammers are realizing that the public’s heavy WiFi usage presents the opportunity to commit fraud and are taking advantage of unsuspecting users. … Continue Reading

Ending a Spam Scam about the Affordable Care Act

by Federal Trade Commission

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The Federal Trade Commission has sued one of the world’s reputedly biggest spammers and the company it says he used to send thousands of false, alarming and threatening emails disguised as information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). … Continue Reading

Fraud and Medical Identity Theft: Scary Tales from the Darker Side of Healthcare

by Christine Arevalo

MedicalData

Fraudsters. Scammers. Medical identity thieves. The news is full of bad people making patients sicker and healthcare costlier. A quick scan of the headlines pulls up some stories that you have to read to believe. … Continue Reading

You Know Something We Don’t Know

by Federal Trade Commission

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Want to know what kind of scams we’re hearing about related to the Affordable Care Act? Some of you have told us what you’re seeing. And we’re hoping that more of you will fill us in. … Continue Reading

Preventing Healthcare Fraud Schemes as HealthCare Reform Begins

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

MedicalData

The National HealthCare Anti-Fraud Association has made some great recommendations for making yourself aware of potential hazards with the onset of health care reform. You must realize legitimate insurance companies must be licensed to sell insurance of any kind with the state Department of Insurance in each state where they sell insurance. … Continue Reading

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