​Medical identity theft a rising concern – report — RT USA

February 23, 2015 8:50 PM

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Millions of Americans have been victims of medical identity theft, and the risk is only rising, a newly released study indicates. Such fraud is much more costly than standard identity theft – and could have long-term and potentially lethal consequences.

According to the fifth annual study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, a Michigan-based research center, medical identity theft rose sharply in 2014, with almost half a million reported incidents. The study was commissioned by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance, and was sponsored by Kaiser Permane...

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