Beware of Health Care Act Fraud

2:46 PM, Jul 26, 2012   |    comments
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Right after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, scammers took to the phone to try to take advantage of those who may have health problems.

The American Association of Retired Persons is warning if you get a phone call from someone offering help with your medical bills and asking for your banking information or Social Security number, don't take the bait.

Georgia Power is warning of a similar scam.The swindlers claim they have access to Federal Stimulus money to help you pay your power bill. All you have to do is give them your banking information and social security number. The scam artists have been contacting consumers through  U.S. Mail, email, social media, text or phone.

And Yahoo is warning that 400,000 user names and passwords have been hacked, along with some users gmail, hot mail, and aol email information.

There is a link on the Wall Street Journal  where you can find out if your are one of those unlucky people.

 

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