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Residents warned about health care scam

Published On: Aug 17 2013 09:40:54 AM CDT

MILWAUKEE -

If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the federal government and offering you a new health insurance card, it might be a scam.

The Wisconsin Better Business says con artists are trying to take advantage of confusion over the new Affordable Care Act.

Ran Hoth, the agency's president, says the caller generally claims to be from the government and says the recipient has been selected to receive an insurance card. The caller then asks for the recipient's bank account and Social Security numbers for verification.

Hoth says the government rarely calls individuals. He advises residents who receive such calls to hang up.

In general, never give our bank account numbers, date of birth, credit card numbers or Social Security numbers.

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