Updated: 9/26 10:22 pm
Victoria (KAVU) The countdown is trickling down for the Affordable Care Act and that means that the scams are getting started as well. Alleged consumers reported that scammers are contacting them via phone, fax, e-mail, and some even in person. These scammers are tricking them into giving out their personal information like bank account and social security numbers.
The Better Business Bureau said that some consumers are threatened by these fraudsters with jail time if they don’t give out their personal information; claiming that it is the law now, that you must give out your information.
BBB’s Tracy Gracy said, “It’s easy to verify the company by simply looking up the phone number. BBB advises consumers that it is very easy for scammers to fake a website, an e-mail, fake everything, but the company phone number. So it’s really important to find the phone number of whoever is contacting you and look it up on BBB.org to check out if it’s a real legit company.”
The Better Business Bureau also suggested a few tips if you do suspect health insurance fraud like simply just hang up the phone, never give out personal information, and get informed.