Affordable Care Act Scam — WABI-TV

Watch Joy and Russ discuss the latest effort to steal your identity.

Scammers are trying to get people’s information by signing them up early for the Affordable Care Act.

Sign up for the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” doesn’t start until October 1st, 2013. If someone is calling to sign you up early, you are advised to just hang up the phone and to give them no information. Also please report the scam attempt if you have received a call.

Another scam associated with the Affordable Care Act is scammers are calling people telling them they can provide them with a government issued insurance card. People will need these cards when the Affordable Care Act kicks in but people calling about them now are just trying to get your account information. Again just hang up and give out no information if they are calling you about signing you up for a card.

Also always remember that government agencies already have your data and will not contact you for it.

The Federal Trade Commission has a website with a list of scams and where you can sign up for email notifications about new scams. The website is…



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