Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

  

April 2, 2013

Attorney General Issues Warning about Scam

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today issued a consumer alert about an apparent scam concerning the Affordable Care Act. In recent days, people across the country have received calls asking for personal information, in order to obtain a "national medical card" from the government. No such card exists.

"Do not ever give out personal, health care or bank account information over the phone, unless you initiated the call and you know who is on the other end," said Kane.

Kane says if someone calls, offering to help you obtain this nonexistent national medical card, you should call the AG's Health Care Hotline at (877) 888-4877.  Any information you can provide-- such as the name, telephone number, or location of the caller-- will be very helpful.

You can learn more about this (and other scams) by visiting the Attorney General's website at http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.

The Health Care Section of the Attorney General's website can be found here: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/complaints.aspx?id=458

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