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HEALTH ENROLLMENT CENTER - Phone Scammer

Updated: Sep 7


UPDATE:


This blog post published originally several months ago and we have received numerous calls and emails. To get this to stop, you must play along and pretend you are interested in what they are selling. You must identify the company that is trying to sell you something, and then take note of it, the number that called you, the time of the call, and also note everything you can about the substance of the call -- and then email all of that information to us at scott@poynterlawgroup.com. IN In the In the end, the only way to get this to stop is to sue the company repeatedly calling you.


There is a robocaller scam going around now in Arkansas, and most likely everywhere, that is as frustrating as it is illegal. The scam begins with a call from what looks like a local number. In reality, it's a spoofed phone number and an automated sales call designed to sell health insurance. We believe the caller will sometimes say they are calling from the "Health Enrollment Center."


When you answer the phone call there is typically a recorded message, which often says they are returning your call for more information about health insurance. Obviously, you never made such a contact, but there are many other problems with these spam phone calls.


The automated sales call violates both federal and state laws. Even the fact that a local number is spoofed is a violation of Arkansas law. Federal law is violated simply by placing the automated and random marketing call. It is also believed the the policies sold violate the law because the persons selling the insurance are not properly licensed. The additional concern is the policies themselves are possibly worthless.


If you have suffered from such a phone call, and even if you didn't buy the insurance, please let us know by emailing scott@poynterlawgroup.com.

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