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How to protect your Medicare card from identity theft

Q: I just turned 65 and received my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it tells me I need to carry it with me at all times. What can I do to protect myself from identify theft if my purse and Medicare card get stolen? — Conflicted Beneficiary

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Pot shop robbers caught on tape

Security footage of hooded thieves smashing a window to break in and rob an Aberdeen marijuana dispensary.
Courtesy Aberdeen Police
Pot shop robbers caught on tape 1:39

Pot shop robbers caught on tape

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No empty little bellies allowed this summer

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Bicyclist bloodied after impact with car

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