Nobody can enroll in Obama-care until October first – but that’s not stopping identity thieves from trying to get unsuspecting people to sign up now.
The Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau say folks nationwide are getting calls from people offering them insurance cards.
The callers claim they’re from the government – and they’ll be happy to send you a card if you give them your Social Security or bank account numbers.
The BBB says there are no insurance cards yet for the Affordable Care Act – and the only thing that can happen now is for a scammer to clean out your bank account, or take out credit cards and leave you with the bills.
Jared Albrecht of the Wisconsin consumer protection agency says he hasn’t seen any Obama-care complaints in the Badger State yet.
However, Albrecht says it sounds like the Medicare card fraud that takes place.
Once again, officials remind people that the government will only ask for information by mail – and folks are warned never to give personal data over the phone unless they make the contacts.