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Scammer: Health Workers Key to FL ID Theft (VIDEO)


For the third year in a row, Florida has been the top state for identity theft complaints, while Miami ranks number one when it comes to identity fraud in metropolitan areas, 60 Minutesreports.  The CBS news magazine takes a close look at just how easy it is to file bogus returns in South Florida, which has been touted as the “Silicon Valley for scam artists” for decades.  According to a former scammer,fraudsterswould approach workers at hospitals, doctors' offices and dentists' offices and offer them cash for the names and identifies of patients.  

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