Consumer Contact: Affordable Care Act Scams 

Russ Van Arsdale was in for this weeks Consumer Contact, with information on how to find the real information on the Affordable Care Act and how to avoid the scammers.For the real and correct information on the Affordable Care Act you should contact the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs at 1-877-353-3771 or contact the Health Insurance Marketplace Consumer Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.The most common scams for the Affordable Care Act are The Obamacare Card. This is just a way for scammers to try and get your personal information and to steal your identity. The next scam is an information updated scam just as the Obamacare Card scam they are just trying to get your information and to try and steal your identity don’t give them your information. No one will contact you about the Affordable Care Act over the phone, you call them if you need assistance with the program. There are also scams about fake coverage and mandatory payments where the scammers just try to sell you a worthless policy and they try to get you to wire them money.