Sure, we’ve heard a lot about the Affordable Care Act in the past few months. So have scammers. They’ve probably heard a lot more that you have. That’s what they’ll try to take advantage of.
There’s been a lot of information out there about the Affordable Care Act and a lot of people haven’t checked out what it actually means to them.
“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.
Nobody from the government is going to call you and tell you you need to sign up.
Yes, you could face a fine from the federal government if you fail to obtain health insurance. However, it won’t happen until next year at the earliest. The law changes January 1, 2014.
The scammer’s trying to intimidate you into giving out some personal information.
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.
Also, make sure you find out how this new healthcare plan does actually affect you. The best resource is the government’s website, HealthCare.gov