TRICARE protects client information

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

TRICARE
News Release
TRICARE wants to remind you that it will never call beneficiaries and ask you for your personal information, and if you receive this type of call it is a fraud.
Beneficiaries should remain vigilant in protecting their personal information and their personal health information from people looking to use it for fraudulent reasons.

TricareOnlineCom_LogoBeware of scams
You should never give out personal information, like your social security number, to anyone over the phone.

In more sophisticated telephone scams, the caller may have specific information that makes the call seem official, typically your address, phone numbers or doctor’s name.

The caller is hoping this will convince you they are a legitimate vendor and that you will give them your social security number and additional personal information.

If you receive a call like this, DO NOT provide any of your personal identifiable information, such as birth date, social security number or banking information. TRICARE never asks beneficiaries for this information when calling for an official Department of Defense survey.

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Program Integrity Office always closely monitors possible fraud against our beneficiaries. If you receive a call of this nature, please do not provide your information and contact the DHA Program Integrity Office directly.

Fraud or Abuse
For more information, go to the Report Fraud or Abuse page on the TRICARE website at www.health.mil/fraud or www.tricare.mil/ContactUs/ReportFraudAbuse.aspx.

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