Thieves are now using the Affordable Care Act as a way to get your personal information.
The Better Business Bureau said people are contacting consumers and telling them they are required by law to provide a Social Security number and banking information in order to enroll in the program.
They are going one step above requesting it and telling people if they don’t provide the information, they could be thrown in jail.
“The premiums for this healthcare are going to be deducted directly from your checking account, so we need your banking account information as well, so they are just digging and digging and digging trying to get that personal information,” said Charlotte BBB Director Tom Bartholomy.
The BBB said consumers can expect some calls related to the Affordable Care Act over the next few weeks.
Many of those will be organizations, like insurance companies, educating customers about their opinions.
But they should not ask for any personal information like Social Security numbers or banking information.
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