Scammers are taking advantage of the fact that consumers don’t know a lot about how the Affordable Care Act works, said Doug Magditch of NightcapTV, CW33 in Dallas – Fort Worth. They’re calling consumers, posing as an Obamacare representative, and asking for personal information.
“Before you know it, the person’s given information that could be used for identity theft and it has nothing to do with Obamacare,” said Jeannette Kopko of the Dallas Better Business Bureau (Dallas BBB).
Nobody from the government is going to call you about signing up.
“If you do get a call like this, hang up the phone, don’t give them any information, and report it. You can report these calls to the Better Business Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission,” said Doug Magditch.
To learn more about the Affordable Care Act, check out the government’s website, HealthCare.gov.
To learn more about scams or report a scam, visit BBB Scam Stopper, www.bbb.org/scam-stopper.
See the story at: http://nightcaptv.com/2013/10/14/think-obamacare-is-a-scam-in-some-cases-it-is/#ixzz2hnvorBgg