Medical Identity Theft: How to Protect Against Fraud

Available for Interviews:  Paul Tracey

Paul Tracey is the Founder & CEO of Innovative Technologies, a Managed Security Service Provider in New York, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm.

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Medical Identity Theft:

Medical Identity Theft is when a criminal obtains your personal information to commit fraud and we classify that fraud as medical when health care services were the target of that fraudulent activity. The US Dept of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General defines Medical Identity theft as the use of personal information Like your name, social security number, insurance, or other medical numbers to submit fraudulent claims on a victim’s behalf to Medicaid and other health insurers without your authorization.

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Money: Avoid Getting Scammed

Available for Interviews: Suzanne Powell

Suzanne Powell Suzanne is the founder of Capital Strategies Group, and acting Vice-President of Meridian Wealth Management. She is also the author of the newly released book, The Ultimate Money Moves for Women Over 50.

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How to Avoid Getting Scammed:

    • Keep one credit card with fraud protection at a low balance and use it for any internet purchases that are not a major retailer. 
    • Do not use your debit card for any internet purchases ever.

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Top Phone Scams (That Often Trick Seniors)

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn R. Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Catching the early warning signs of dementia is crucial in helping to get the care your loved one needs.

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Senior Scams:


Scams targeting the elderly are nothing new, but the holiday season brings out the scammers in force. Con artists know that seniors are vulnerable and sometimes more charitable with Christmas around the corner, and sometimes are more vulnerable because of memory/dementia issues. Here are the major scams to avoid and some red flags to look for to avoid scams before money is lost:

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