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Consumer Fraud in the
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Don't be a Victim of Consumer Fraud in the Health Care Marketplace

Beware of...

People asking for money to enroll you in Marketplace or "Obamacare" insurance. Legitimate enrollment assisters will NOT ask for money.

High-pressure visits, mail solicitations, e-mails, and phone calls from people pretending to work for the government. No one should threaten you with legal action if you do not sign up for a plan. Always ask for identification if someone comes to your door.

People you did not contact who request personal information. They may be trying to steal your identity. No one from the government will call or email you to sell you an insurance plan or ask for personal identifying information. Be careful when giving out personal information, such as credit card, banking, or Social Security numbers.

Sham websites. Always look for official government seals, logos or website addresses.

Note: If you are a Medicare beneficiary, you do NOT need to buy insurance in the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

Report Marketplace Consumer Fraud: 1-800-318-2596

For more information about using the Marketplace, visit This is the official Marketplace website.

Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201