Law enforcement and watchdog groups are united in their call for people to keep an eye out for scammers looking to make a quick buck off the new healthcare exchange. You are reminded not to give personal information to strangers over the phone or to those who show up at your door trying to sell a discounted healthcare plan. Also note that in Illinois, none of the certified specialists working with Get Covered Illinois will ask you to pay for help.
Bill Smith, investigator with the Better Business Bureau, says while they have not received a great number of calls on this topic yet, be extremely careful if you receive a call from out of the blue.
If someone contacts you and you suspect a scammer is behind it, hang-up. You can subscribe to the Better Business Bureau's weekly scam alert update through the link below: