Showing posts with label identity theft. Show all posts
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fake "ObamaCare" Insurance Cards

According to ScamBook Weekly (video below), counterfeiters are attempting to capitalize on the ongoing consumer confusion about the practical impact of the US Affordable Health Care Act (dubbed "ObamaCare") which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The fraudsters are apparently contacting individuals by telephone and e-mail and pretending to be government workers asking for social security numbers and credit card information.

They are then offering to sell counterfeit "ObamaCare insurance cards," despite the fact that no such insurance plan exists or is contemplated by the health care law.  

The New York Times reports that such scams have already hit individuals in many states.  There is likely to be a continuing increase in these scams as we near 2014, when the individual mandate kicks into effect.

Scambook points out that the scammers have no regard for politics, they are just looking for an easy score.