Health

Medicare Scam: Woman Arrested After Swindling $6 Million

Medicare Scam: Woman Arrested After Swindling $6 Million

A woman has been arrested after creating fake billings for home health care that defrauded Medicare for $6 million. Lilit Gagikovna Baltaian, 58, of Porter Ranch, California was arrested Thursday for her role in a scam that saw her connecting patients with home healthcare companies. Police explained that the companies …

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Health Scams: Phony Cure-Alls and Old-Fashioned Snake Oil

Health Scams: Phony Cure-Alls and Old-Fashioned Snake Oil

One of the oldest varieties of scams in the world is the “miracle cure.” Since the beginning of civilization, people have been looking for quick, easy ways to improve their health. And, invariably, people with ill intent try to defraud sick people by selling them bogus cure-alls and miracle drugs. …

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Vaccine Scams Are Devious–and Dangerous

Vaccine Scams Are Devious–and Dangerous

Talk of vaccines has become extremely common in recent days as the global vaccination effort is fully underway. However, this huge push for vaccination has also led to a proliferation of scams aimed at defrauding people who are eager to get a vaccine. Remember: official government sites and pharmacies won’t …

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Health Insurance Scams Are Real: Here’s How to Detect Them

Health Insurance Scams Are Real: Here’s How to Detect Them

Health insurance is a prickly topic. Everyone needs health insurance, whether they’re the picture of health or chronically ill. And, like it or not, health insurance doesn’t come cheap in the US. Many people get insurance provided through their employer. However, some people who are retired or work as independent …

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