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Medical Details Of Thousands Of Sick And Disabled People ‘Being Sold To Fraudsters’

Posted on: April 2, 2015

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Details of thousands of peoples’ medical records are being sold to fraudsters, it has been reported.

Medical data for 3,000 sick or disabled people – including those who suffer with diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and arthritis – has been allegedly sold for 19p each, according to the Daily Mail.

The details are then said to be passed on to cold-callers and fraudsters.

The newspaper reported that the those with severe bladder problems as well as those who had hearing issues were particularly vulnerable to the alleged scheme.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the allegations send a “shiver down the spine”, and promised to investigate.

The allegations come just a day after the paper claimed pensioners’ salaries, the value of their investments and the size of their pensions are being sold for as little as 5p without their knowledge.

Dr Sarah Wollaston, Tory chair of the health select…

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