ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – With Tuesday’s launch of Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office predicts scam artists will be hard at work.
“I think we’re going to see fake websites, I think we’re going to see slick mailers,” warns Joe Bindbeutal, the office’s Consumer Protection Division Chief Counsel. “I think we’re going to see robo-dialing, vast numbers of Missourians getting calls to solicit these kinds of services.
Bindbeutal says the scam artists will try to coax personal information from Missourians in order to commit financial, medical, or insurance identity thefts.
“There should be a tremendous amount of caution about giving up any sort of personal or banking information from someone who calls you, attempting to sell you some sort of coverage in these next few months,” he added.
Bindbeutal suggests anyone seeking help with Affordable Care Act options should visit the websites CoverMissouri.org or EnrollMissouri.org. He says the Attorney General’s Office would like to hear from you if you get a call that seems suspicious.