Beware Obamacare/Affordable Health Care Scams
With October First being the first day citizens could sign up for the new Affordable Health Care Act, citizens should be alert to the possibility of any scams related to the Act.
Authorities have provided three valuable tips to avoid being defrauded or scammed.
First, the Government is not calling, sending e-mails, or knocking on doors to sign people up for health insurance. Unsolicited calls or e-mails should be ignored. Should you receive an e-mail that says “do this or you are going to lose your benefits” do not click on them or respond.
Second, if you do try to sign up online, be very careful about what site you go to and who you give your personal information to. Scam artists and fraudsters have very legitimate looking websites.
Third, there is no “Obamacare” or “Affordable Health Care Card” one can sign up for.
For legitimate information concerning the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance exchanges, go to Healthcare.gov, or call the federal toll-free hotline at 800-318-2596.