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BBB warns of scams as federal health care rolls out

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The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota said reports are coming in from across the nation of consumers receiving phone calls over the pending federal health care roll out.

The Star Tribune reports that more than 4 in 10 Americans remain confused about the status of the law, with 13 percent believing it has been repealed or overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to an Aug. 28 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.

The message from the BBB? Don't be forced into anything, reports the paper.

Fraudulent schemes likely will increase as the Oct. 1 launch date for Minnesota’s new online health insurance exchange, known as MNsure, approaches, says the Strib.

“These scammers know the harder they come at people, the more danger they add to the equation, the greater the likelihood they’ll succeed,” BBB spokesman Dan Hendrickson tells the paper. “Seniors so often are target. They’re home and they have these nest eggs.”

Here's a primer on how to deal with such scams, according to the Brainerd Dispatch.

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