FTC: Scammers use Affordable Care Act to steal identities

FTC: Scammers use Affordable Care Act to steal identities

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(Back row) FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz speaks at a meeting on coordinated federal and state actions to combat fraud against consumers in the housing markets September 17, 2009 at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

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by Kaitlin Riordan / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 15 at 3:46 PM

(KMOV.COM) -- Scam artists are using the Affordable Care Act in order to get citizens personal information.

The Federal Trade Commision says these scammers call victims claiming to be from the government and saying the need to verify information because of the recent ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

The FTC also say the crooks may already have the routing number to your bank account to get you to reveal your entire account number, credit card, or social security number.  

If anyone claiming to be with the government calls you and asks for this kind of information, hang up. Then file a complaint at ftc.gov or call 1-877-FTC-HELP.

If you think your identity's been stolen, visit ftc.gov/idtheft or call 1-877-ID-THEFT. You also can file a complaint with your state Attorney General.

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