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The Federal Bureau of Investigation Is Reporting A Dramatic Onslaught of Medical Fraud Cases During the Pandemic

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY), Joe Teposte, September 10, 2021 - In a report released by the Phoenix office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the number of health care fraud cases skyrocketed during the pandemic.

According to the report in 2019, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 657-cases, that number jumped to 1,383 in 2020.

The report also shows that the amount lost also increased dramatically from just over $1 million to $29 million in a year's time. According to the FBI, health care fraud cases have involved medical professionals, patients, and scam artists.

 

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