Scammers Capitalize on Obamacare Confusion



Confusion over the October launch of a major part of ObamaCare is turning the health care overhaul into a feeding frenzy for scammers scheming for ways to swindle unsuspecting Americans. 

Consumer watchdog and advocacy groups like Fraud.org, the Federal Trade Commission's division of marketing practices and the AARP are just the latest to issue warnings to their members about spikes in scams tied to the October roll-out.

The Affordable Care Act, commonly called ObamaCare, was passed in 2010, but many of its major provisions have not yet taken effect. On Oct. 1, new health plans will be offered through a government-run marketplace or health care "exchange." There are still many details left to be ironed out, which scammers are banking on.