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Scams Emerge With Health Insurance Exchange

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With the launch of Montana's health insurance exchange, consumer watch groups are warning you to be on the look-out for scams.

Better Business Bureau officials said the scams are mostly coming over the phone. They say if a government employee calls you out of the blue, and asks you to confirm any personal information for your health insurance, it could be a scam.

They also say if you're shopping for health insurance online, be sure the website is legitimate before giving out any personal information.

"People need to be aware there are scams out there, because even if they don't fall for it someone they know and love might, so be aware of it, know the red flags, and just be extremely cautious when it comes to personal information and financial information," said Chelsea Maguire of the Better Business Bureau.

For more tips on how to avoid a scam head to HealthCare.gov. To report one, call the Office of Consumer Protection at 1-800-481-6896 or email contactocp@mt.gov.

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