The six-month open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act began on Oct. 1, and already local law enforcement is cautioning citizens about potential scammers.
The following message was posted to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page on Wednesday:
"Ladies and Gentlemen,
It appears that scam artists have already discovered a quick way to separate you from your hard earned money by calling or emailing you to enlist the services of the caller to help you with your decisions under Obamacare/Afforadable Heath Care Act.
Anyone that contacts you by phone or email does not represent the Government. No one can help you by using the phrase "discounts" or other buzz words to get you a "better deal" in the health care exchanges. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE BY PHONE OR EMAIL.
Nothing good will come from someone offering to "help" you over the phone or email. If the Government wants to tell you something, it will come in your mailbox, not over the phone.
Please, hang up on anyone with a deal that is too good to be true concerning your medical coverage."
The Better Business Bureau of Atlanta has also shared information about known scams. Read about them here.
Have you been contacted by someone claiming to want to provide you with assistance regarding the Affordable Care Act? Help your neighbors by sharing about your experience in the comments below.