BBB warns of health insurance fraud on elderly

BBB warns of health insurance fraud on elderly

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by ANN SHERIDAN / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on September 24, 2013 at 6:58 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new scam involving the elderly.  

Conartists are calling the  elderly, asking for personal information, and claiming they need it to sign up the senior citizen for Obamacare. 

Why would anyone fall for it? Maryanne Dailey, of the BBB, explains.

"They want to make sure they don’t lose their insurance in any way.  They’ll do whatever to make sure insurance isn’t compromised at all,”  said Dailey.

Of course, the BBB says you should never give personal information to anyone over the phone who has called you.

She also says no one will call to sign people up for Obamacare.  You’ll have to register on your own beginning October 1, 2013

The BBB is holding a program on Senior Fraud Awareness, Tuesday, September 24 at First Presbyterian Church in Gastonia.

The address is 1621 E. Garrison Boulevard. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m.-noon.
 

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