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01/30/2023

Medical identity theft: Why your medical records make scammers big bucks

WJBF.com

(WSPA) – We have reported on many scams that can affect your wallet, but one alarming trend can impact your money and your health: medical identity theft.

That private information has become very valuable to hackers who can sell it to people who use it to file insurance claims, and that’s just the start.    

Most people, like Stephanie Hazelhurst in Greenville, don’t know the dangers until they’re a part of a breach.

“I never even considered that they can get my health benefits and my insurance information and go run up charges that way,” Hazelhurst said.  

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