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Protect yourself against Medicare scams

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Still getting calls from people claiming to be from Medicare, asking for money or personal information? Watch this video about how you can protect yourself from Medicare scams:
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New protections available for minors under 16

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Young people now have more protection from identity theft and fraud, thanks to a new federal law that went into effect September 21st, 2018. The new law lets parents and child welfare representatives of people under 16, as well as legal guardians, request a security freeze, also called a credit freeze, on their behalf. Taking this step can help protect a young person from identity theft and fraud – and it’s free.
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Keep tech support strangers out of your computer

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If you need tech help with your computer, where do you go? Most of us probably search online. But your online search can lead you straight to scammers who scare you into thinking your computer is in dire need of repair…and then sell you costly security software that you don’t need.
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FTC’s Tech Support Takedown 2019

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We read you loud and clear! Last year, the FTC got nearly 143,000 reports about tech support scams. We’ve been warning people about this type of scam for years. But one piece of information in the FTC’s newest Consumer Protection Data Spotlight was an eye-opener. People 60 and over were about five times more likely than younger people to tell us they lost money on this scam, even though they were less likely than younger people to say they lost money to many other types of scams.
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How Blockchain Can Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity

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How Blockchain Can Enhance Healthcare Cybersecurity
When patients come to you for treatment or medical care, they expect that you will keep their information secure and protected. With an ever-changing cybersecurity environment, you always need to be on the lookout for new tools, like blockchain, that can help keep patients’ data secure at your organization. The important question is: Is blockchain capable of providing the security needed to protect patient health information?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Health IT, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Cybersecurity | Tags: HHS, ONC, NIST, CDC, MIT Media Lab, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Cyberattacks, Blockchain, Health IT, EHR, Healthcare Employees, Training, Healthcare Payers, Insurance Coverage, Audit | View Count: (266)
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Getting calls from the SSA?

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Probably not. At least, not from the real SSA. But how many of you have gotten calls from someone who said they were the Social Security Administration? And maybe showed the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) or a number close to it on your caller ID? Lots, right?
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Phishing: Don’t take the bait

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Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts – even phone calls – to get you to share valuable personal information, like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. Scammers use this information to steal your money, your identity, or both. The FTC’s new infographic, developed with the American Bankers Association Foundation, offers tips to help you recognize the bait, avoid the hook, and report phishing scams.
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It’s National Consumer Protection Week 2019

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Welcome to National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2019. This marks 21 years of commemorating the important work that the FTC, state attorneys general offices and many community partner organizations do to protect consumers across the country. NCPW is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about their money. Our team at the FTC works hard to shut down scams and sue those who break the law. But one of our best tools to protect consumers is educati...
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Going on vacation? Wear contacts? Looky here.

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If you’re like some of us here at the Consumer Blog, even though you make a list of things to pack when you go on vacation, you may accidentally leave something behind. Sure, you can buy shampoo, flip flops, and sunscreen almost anywhere. But if you wear contact lenses, it’s important to carry a spare pair of lenses — or prescription glasses.
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The top frauds of 2018

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Every year, millions of you tell us – and our partners – about the frauds you spotted. Last year, we heard from 3 million of you, and here’s some of what we learned from your reports:
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