Pennsylvania AG issues warning about scam

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Pennsylvania AG issues warning about scam

April 2, 2013 Updated Apr 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Tuesday issued a consumer alert about an apparent scam concerning the Affordable Care Act.

According to a news release:

In recent days, people across the country have received calls asking for personal information, in order to obtain a “national medical card” from the government. No such card exists.

“Do not ever give out personal, health care or bank account information over the phone, unless you initiated the call and you know who is on the other end,” said Kane.

Kane says if someone calls, offering to help you obtain this nonexistent national medical card, you should call the AG’s Health Care Hotline at (877) 888-4877.  Any information you can provide-- such as the name, telephone number, or location of the caller-- will be very helpful.

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