BBB warning: Watch out for Obamacare scam

BBB warning: Watch out for Obamacare scam

By Corinne Hautala. CREATED Aug 20, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -   Officials with the Better Business Bureau say there’s a new phone scam spreading across the country.

Nick LaFleur with The BBB of Southern Arizona said identity thieves are targeting those confused with the Affordable Care Act. 

LaFleur said they are calling people claiming the homeowner is eligible for a new health insurance card under the new healthcare system.  Before sending the card, the caller claims they need personal information.

The BBB said don’t fall for it.

“I think there's a lot of confusion, particularly among seniors and retirees, what exactly is going to happen to their insurance,” said LaFleur, “they're trying to take advantage of some of that confusion.”

The BBB recommends never giving out personal information over the phone.