Affordable Care Act Consumer Protection
As the Affordable Care Act enrollment date nears consumers are being warned about possible scams and fraudulent sales calls. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has issued the following safety tips:
Follow these tips to keep your information safe:
- Be skeptical. Always be skeptical of anyone calling you regarding Medicare, especially when they are asking for personal information. Ask the caller to send you information in writing
- Safeguard your information. Never give out your SSN, bank account number or other sensitive information to someone you do not know.
- Know who is calling. If you are suspicious, hang up and call a number that you know belongs to the organization/agency the caller claims to represent.
- Warn your family and friends. Help prevent others from falling prey to these scams, especially elderly loved ones, as they are often targets of this type of call.
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With the generous support of the Knight Foundation Donor Advised Funds at Central Carolina Community Foundation, Richland Library will lead the efforts for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Initiative to raise awareness and education of Richland County residents regarding the impact and options of the ACA.