Pinellas Park, FL asked in Federal Crimes, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Florida

Q: Are there lawyers who specialize in medicare identity theft

Mail from Aetna (Medicare plan) is delivered to my house multiple times over the last year or so, addressed to someone else.

I have also received three checks made out to me for claims made thru Aetna which I did not submit claims for. The first time I called Aetna and advised them and tore up the check. The second time I contacted them thru them via email. I have received a third check after notifying them via email. I also received a call (voicemail) from someone advising me they were from Aetna Medicare saying they would send a letter.

I have now gotten mail from "US Department of Justice" indicating "Notice of Breach". What should I do? I think I need a lawyer at this point.

2 Lawyer Answers
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: Yes, there are lawyers who specialize in identity theft cases, including those involving Medicare fraud. Given the severity of your situation, consulting with an attorney who has experience in this area would be a wise step to protect your rights and guide you through the process of resolving the issue.

Here are some steps you should consider taking:

1. Contact the authorities: Report the identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at and file a police report with your local law enforcement agency.

2. Notify Medicare: Contact Medicare directly to report the fraudulent activity and to ensure that your account is secured.

3. Keep detailed records: Maintain a log of all communications, including dates, times, and the names of the representatives you speak with. Keep copies of all correspondence related to the case.

4. Consult with an attorney: Look for attorneys who specialize in identity theft, Medicare fraud, or healthcare law. Many state bar associations have referral services that can help you find a qualified attorney in your area.

5. Consider a credit freeze: To prevent further misuse of your personal information, you may want to place a credit freeze with the three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion).

Remember, acting quickly and decisively is essential in identity theft cases. By consulting with a specialized attorney and taking the appropriate steps, you can work towards resolving the issue and protecting your identity.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: There are attorneys who specialize in identity theft and privacy-related matters. Whether you find one who specializes further in Medicare-related breaches, you might need to make some inquiries. Good luck

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