Ending a Spam Scam about the Affordable Care Act

The Federal Trade Commission has sued one of the world’s reputedly biggest spammers and the company it says he used to send thousands of false, alarming and threatening emails disguised as information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

According to the FTC, months before people could enroll for coverage under the ACA, the emails played off headlines about impending deadlines for selecting health insurance, pressuring recipients with messages including “Today is the deadline" and "Activate here before it's too late." The emails included phony consequences for not following the “warnings,” claiming that anyone who didn't elect coverage would be in violation of federal law and face penalties. The FTC said that when thousands of people clicked through those messages, though, all they saw were pages with advertisements for products and services, including insurance.

If you get an unsolicited commercial email message, treat it with caution: Don't click on links or open attachments in any email unless you know who sent it and what it is. Scammers try to trick people into clicking on links that download malicious programs and can put your personal information at risk. Forward spam to the FTC at spam@uce.gov, take the Spam Scam Slam Challenge to test your knowledge, and for complete information about the Affordable Care Act, make sure to visit www.healthcare.gov.

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Thank you

I am sick and tired of 2 and 3 calls a day from these scammers. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

I get payday loan calls evrey 5 to 10 minutes and an average of 45 to 50 calls a day without leaving a message SCAM!!

I have 2 phone numbers that are scam numbers and repeatly called me 3 times a day I need them to stop

Here are the numbers 8507020164 & 5614870139

I think that I have had a payday loan scam company call me! How do I know if it is a scam or if it is a real call? Can someone please tell me a way to verify this company or number 866-444-2938? Thanks for all of your help!

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