Scammers targeting people wanting to sign up for ObamaCare

Jessica Janner

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Scammers targeting people wanting to sign up for ObamaCare

CREATED Oct. 3, 2013

(KTNV) -- Many states, including Nevada, have reported problems with the enrollment websites for ObamaCare.

And now there is another issue associated with the new Affordable Care Act.

Scammers are coming out of the woodwork. The law is confusing and that is giving scammers easy targets.

Forbes magazine came up with a list of the top scams so far.

Number one is the non-existent ObamaCare card. You do not need to get an Affordable Care Act insurance card in order to buy coverage. There is no such thing.

Number two is the phone call from people pretending to work for the government and asking for personal information such as social security numbers. These people claim they are trying to verify eligibility for ObamaCare.

Number three is the bogus ObamaCare navigators. They claim to be able to help people through the sign-up process. Instead, they are stealing people's information and identities. There are legitimate navigators but they were for agencies like the United Way.

Number four is the Medicare scare tactic. People over the age of 65 are being told that they will lose coverage if they do not sign up for ACA.

Number five are websites that look real but are not. Once again, this is an effort to collect personal information so that it may be used for fraudulent activities.

In fact, it is against the law for insurers to sell an ACA health exchange policy to anyone on Medicare.