As our country faces major healthcare reform, we need to also bolster our efforts to protect citizens (and non-citizens) from these types of dangerous scams. If you see a health offer that sounds too good to be true, then perhaps it's a scam. Be especially careful of medical discount cards and check the Consumer Health Alliance website.
Here are a few tips from the article. Suspect a scam if:
- You learn of the discount card from a blast fax or Internet popup ad.
- They promise a certain percentage savings.
- They use the term "guaranteed coverage."
- They won't give you a list of providers until you sign up.
- It sounds too good to be true.