EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Attorney General Warns Consumers About Health Care Fraud
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Martin Hicks
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 17, 2013 9:08 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A new alert, warning consumers about a scheme that is basically health care fraud.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said scammers are attempting to steal the identities of people who are confused by the affordable care act. He said the scammers are posing as officials from Medicare, other government agencies and insurance providers and telling consumers they need to provide personal information to keep their health insurance.
Morrisey said if anyone calls out of the blue requesting personal information or offers you an Obama care card, you need to hang up -- it's a scam.
If you believe you have been a victim of identity theft or a scam, contact the attorney general's office's Consumer Protection Division 304-558-8986 or, toll free, at 1-800-368-8808.
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