Health Insurance Scam Warning
"The consumer protection division of the [NC] attorney general’s office said it is watching for scams to emerge.' Scammers are very good at taking the latest hot topic and turning it into a chance to rip you off, and we expect to see this with health-care reform,' Attorney General Roy Cooper said. “Keep up your guard and don’t let the scammers keep you from getting access to quality health insurance.”
Among the potential scams are:
- Trying to get potential beneficiaries to reveal personal information as part of securing coverage.
- Attempting to sell phony insurance plans, such as medical discount plans, which the office described as not really health insurance but simply making people eligible for discounts from participating doctors, dentists, hospitals and pharmacies.
- Impersonating personnel, known as health navigators, to try to steal personal information or money.
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 6:00 pm | Updated: 8:55 pm, Sun Sep 15, 2013.
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