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Scammers Using Affordable Health Care Act to Steal Identities

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NBCRightNow.com - Thieves are taking advantage of the Affordable Health Care Act to steal people's identities.

The Better Business Bureau says scammers are taking advantage of victims who may be confused about the new health care reform as an opportunity to call and get them to give up their social security number. The BBB says if you have an insurance or medical care provider,  they will already have your information because you have a relationship with them.

"If anyone is soliciting you saying you must get health coverage immediately and that they're threatening you with jail time or that you will not be in compliance with ObamaCare, that is an immediate red flag," said Chelsea Maguire, the Director of Communications for the BBB.

The BBB says do not give out any information over the phone.

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