Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart is advising consumers to be aware of scams that attempt to steal personal information through bogus websites and phone calls claiming to be related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare.
People of all ages have reported being contacted by scammers who presented themselves as government or insurance company employees. Scammers have attempted to gather personal information such as social security numbers, bank account information, credit card numbers, and Medicare identification. The Better Business Bureau reports that, “The government typically doesn’t call, text or email. Government agencies normally communicate through the mail, so be very cautious of any unsolicited calls, text messages or emails you receive.”
If you are contacted by anyone who says you are required to act during a “limited time” to purchase a new plan or update your information simply hang up and do not give out any personal information.
For more information: (302) 674-7350 or visit choosehealthde.com.