Your financial health impacts your overall well-being. Identity theft is becoming more common. Scams are easy to fall for. We want you to stay safe! Take steps to protect yourself.
You use your member ID card when you visit a provider or pick up your prescriptions. Do not let others use your member ID card. It is unique to you. This is why it is important to keep it safe and not let others use it. If someone asks you for money or your bank, debit, or credit card information to keep your health care benefits, report it. Do not respond. It is a scam. Finally, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is a scam. Be careful about free gifts, discounts or getting anything in exchange for personal or financial information.
There are steps you can take to keep yourself safe.
- Ask for a free credit report at least once a year:
- Online at AnnuaCreditReport.com.
- Call 1-877-322-8228 (TTY: 1-800-821-7232).
- Fill out the form at AnnualCreditReport.com and mail it to:
Annual Credit Report Request Service
PO Box 105281
Atlanta, GA 30348-5281
- Ask for a credit freeze or to add a fraud alert on your file. This stops new accounts from being opened in your name. Reach out to one of the three major groups to do this.
The Federal Trade Commission has resources for you:
- What to do if you have been the victim of a scam.
- What to do if you find errors on your yearly credit report.
- What to know about medical identity theft.
- What to know about credit freezes and fraud alerts.
Need more help? We have a search tool called MyResources where you can find free or low-cost support. Access the tool in your MyCareSource.com account. You can also go to CareSource.findhelp.com. Choose the money icon to find financial resources near you.