COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The state's Attorney General is urging Ohioans to be on-the-lookout for scams connected to the new Affordable Care Act.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said that his office has begun to receive reports of callers telling victims that they need to get a new Medicaid card in order to be covered, which they do not. DeWine said these scammers claim to be from the United States Government, and often sound intimidating or official.
But DeWine said that the callers are often trying to "get you to give them your bank information, social security information, anything where they can get your money." He said to never give out personal information over the phone.
DeWine said that the best way to detour potential scammers - or to determine that a call is valid - is to ask the caller to send you a letter with the same information. If the caller is with an official agency, they should already have your street address.
If you feel you've been a victim of a scam, contact the Attorney General's Office. DeWine said he suspects more scams connected to the Affordable Healthcare Act will pop up as more of the Healthcare Law goes into effect.