ACA Not Immune to Identity Threats

ScamThe Virginia Attorney General’s office is warning consumers that scams to entice people as they seek to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act are cropping up around the U.S.

It was also Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, who was the first to challenge the Affordable Care in Act in Federal Court.  He maintains the law is unconstitutional.

Now, his office—along with the Federal Trade Commission– says in some cases, identity thieves are trying to cash-in by siphoning off personal and financial information through deceptive means.  But as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, state officials are advising consumers to beware if they are not initiating the contact.

 

The number for the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline is 1-800-552-9963.   

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