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The Faces of Fraud

This Web page contains information about OIG's most wanted health care fugitives. In all, the HHS-OIG is seeking more than 170 fugitives on charges related to health care fraud and abuse. Here are some of the faces of health care fraudsters.

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Beware of Free Medical Services

If offered a complimentary medical service, beware! Offers of "free" medical treatments or consultations often sound appealing and legitimate. They may come in advertising, a telephone solicitation, or even at your front door.

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Join the Senior Medicare Patrol

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a grassroots network of volunteers who work to educate seniors and other Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries on how to protect, detect, and report health care fraud.

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Safeguard your Medical Identity

Treat your health insurance card like your credit card. Medical identity theft is a fast-growing crime, and difficult to rectify. Medical identify theft occurs when someone steals your insurance card number to obtain prescriptions, medical services or medical supplies.

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Read that EOB!

Don't throw away the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) you receive from your insurer; it could contain important clues to uncover health care fraud.

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