Scammers take advantage of Obamacare confusion

Scammers take advantage of Obamacare confusion

Scammers are looking to take advantage of the confusion surrounding Obamacare. If you are contacted by phone or email to pay health insurance fees or purchase policies, chances are it's a scam.
Scammers are looking to take advantage of the confusion surrounding Obamacare. If you are contacted by phone or email to pay health insurance fees or purchase policies, chances are it's a scam. 

The Fort Wayne Better Business Bureau is offering tips to spot these scams and keep your personal information safe.

The government typically doesn't call, text or email. Most communication about health care is sent through the mail. Obamacare and Medicare scammers will often target senior citizens, the disabled and small businesses. 

The only place to shop for a qualified health care plan is through healthcare.gov.

The Better Business Bureau recommends hanging up on scammers and never giving out personal information over the phone. Don't trust Caller I-D either. Scammers have technology that lets them display any number or organization number on your screen. 

Also, if the government is contacting you, they should already have basic personal information on hand like your social security number. 

If you are having trouble determining if a call or email is a scam, call the Fort Wayne Better Business Bureau at 260-423-4433.  
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