You Know Something We Don’t Know
Want to know what kind of scams we’re hearing about related to the Affordable Care Act? Some of you have told us what you’re seeing. And we’re hoping that more of you will fill us in.
Here’s what we know so far:
- Some of you who have Medicare are hearing from scammers who say you’ll lose your Medicare coverage (or access to your doctors) unless you get a new Medicare card, or sign up for a certain Medicare Advantage Plan. None of that is true. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t say that people with Medicare need a new Medicare card or any new health insurance.
- Some of you are getting calls with offers for discounts on health services or products. These offers sound like – and some flat-out pretend to be – insurance, but they’re not. Instead, some of these discount plans are scams that don’t deliver what they promise.
- Some of you have gotten calls from a person who’s supposedly from the government. Without even going into further details, we can promise you: they’re not from the government. Nobody from the government is going to call you and ask for money or your Social Security number.
Based on years of fraud-fighting experience, there are other kinds of scams we expect to see. But we’re depending on you to tell us: What are you seeing? What are you hearing? Who’s calling or emailing you? Please report any scams or suspicious things you see. It’ll help us catch the scammers and shut them down.
Meanwhile, read more about the scams we’ve heard about so far.