Scam artists are reportedly using the Affordable Health Care Act as a tool to con senior citizens. The Better Business Bureau is flying a warning flag.
The BBB has been fielding complaints across the country. Cons are calling seniors claiming to be representatives of the federal government, telling them how the health insurance reforms are going to affect their income.
Officials say the scam involves prying critical information from the seniors.
The BBB's Jim Hegarty says, "Seniors are receiving calls from individuals telling them Obamacare is affecting their Social Security, Medicare. They're asking for account information of the checks, Social Secuity checks, are deposited into and you can sort of see where that's going. Unfortunately some of these individuals are giving up some of this very private, sensitive information."
The Better Business Bureau says if you receive one of these calls, hang-up. And if you have any questions about the changes in health care, it's best to call for the information yourself. Then you'll know you're connected to a legitimate source.