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Now We Have Scam Health Care Exchange Sites

Ah, the scam bush is flowering again; this time in the lovely form of bogus Health Care Exchange sites...
Confusion over the Affordable Care Act is already causing more than a few headaches these days. The last thing consumers need is scam websites set up to look like official state exchanges with the purpose of tricking people into turning over their personal information. Today, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that her office has shut down 10 sites passing themselves off as the state’s official insurance marketplace.
Harris says that the investigation began in September, with cease-and-desist notices going out to site operators — some run by private insurance brokers — allegedly attempting to draw customers in with domain names similar to Covered California (coveredca.com), the state’s official healthcare exchange, and which contain unauthorized references to the exchange’s trademarked logo and name.
Consumerist

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