Avoid Affordable Care Act scams

It’s no secret that the website designed to help Americans sign up for health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act has had technical issues. We’ve heard reports that scammers are taking advantage of the technical glitches to send out fake email messages or posts on social networking websites.

These scams, known as “phishing,” are designed to trick you into installing malicious software or to direct you to fraudulent websites, where you are asked to enter credit card and other personal or financial information.

To avoid getting tricked by these and other kinds of scams, or to minimize the damage they cause:

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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