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Fight Back! Stop Healthcare Fraud and Abuse From Happening to You!

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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You trust in your physician to take care of you. You trust them to prescribe medications, diagnose symptoms when you’re sick, and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. But is your physician doing something else—something nefarious—that you don’t know about? … Continue Reading

Student Cyber Fraud WiFi Risks

by Natalia Kuzma

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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

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Fake Emails Pose as Government Agency Looking for Information

Watch out for scammers pretending to represent the Social Security Administration or Service Canada. Con artists are contacting citizens via email and requesting personal information, which they use to commit identity theft. … Continue Reading

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Answering the call about mobile tech

Have you ever snagged a great deal right from your tablet? Or maybe you’ve donated to a charity from your phone? Then you know first-hand that mobile technologies give us unprecedented efficiency and convenience. The FTC is addressing the issues that affect consumers as new mobile technologies come on the scene. … Continue Reading

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10 most dangerous Facebook Scams

Twenty percent of the world’s population is “on” Facebook—that’s well over a billion people.

Top 10 Most Popular Facebook Scams … Continue Reading

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