Seniors urged to watch out for health care fraud

August 7, 2012

By Staff

Seniors should remain vigilant against a health scam, state and federal officials warned July 13.

The state Office of the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission said scammers exploiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent health care ruling could use the decision to scam consumers.

State law enforcement officials received a tip after a scammer called the tipster’s mother and asked her for health care information to “update” her about the Affordable Care Act. The caller asked for the woman’s checking account number.

Earlier, Better Business Bureau leaders warned consumers to remain on the lookout for scams related to the health care ruling. Scams related to the federal health insurance law started immediately after Congress passed the legislation in 2010.

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