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Consumer Fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace
The Affordable Care Act creates the Health Insurance Marketplace, which is a place to buy health insurance. As always, consumers need to be able to shop for health insurance without being defrauded by criminals taking advantage of a new program. Don't become a victim in the Health Insurance Marketplace
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Fraud Alert for People with Diabetes
Diabetes
Criminals who plot to defraud the Government and steal money from the American people have a new target: people with diabetes. Although the precise method may vary, the scheme generally involves someone pretending to be from the Government, a diabetes association, or even Medicare, calling you. Learn more.

Grant Fraud Alert
Grants
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) alerts the public to a new scheme: receiving "government grant money" as an incentive for paying taxes on time and providing personal or financial information. This scheme involves contact (by phone, email or letter) from someone pretending to be from a government agency, such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Learn more.

Medical ID Theft/Fraud Information
ID Theft
Medical identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information (like your name, Social Security number, or Medicare number) to obtain medical care, buy drugs, or submit fake billings to Medicare in your name. Medical identity theft can disrupt your life, damage your credit rating, and waste taxpayer dollars. Learn more.

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