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Published: December 15, 2021

Disability Insurance Identity Theft Increase in Medical and Health Providers

Employment Development Department (EDD) released a statement this week that they have detected false disability insurance claims. The new scam attempts to use stolen credentials of individuals and medical or health providers. Ronald Washington, EDD’s Disability Insurance Deputy Director said, "The Department saw a recent rise in new online medical and health provider account registrations and strongly suspects most of those registrations were fraudulent."

If you receive a message from EDD and suspect fraud, you can report it by filing a fraud report by visiting Ask EDD and selecting the “Report Fraud” category to complete the Fraud Reporting Form. The EDD has also put together a list of frequently asked questions, to learn more click here.

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