Rick Walz writes the "Consumer Advocate"

Beware of health care cons during open enrollment

Open enrollment is the time of year when people can enroll in a health insurance plan for the following year. The are different for different providers like Medicare.gov, Healthcare.gov, periods and individual employers − but the thing they all have in common is that scammers will try to confuse and mislead victims focused on selecting their plans.

How the scam worksBBB is seeing a convincing new phishing scam pretending to be an email from your employer. The message claims you need to review and approve your employment benefits policy during open enrollment. All you have to do is download a form or click a link to read the details. However, if you do so, you may be asked to share personal information, or you could even download malware onto your computer. Business email compromise scams like this have become increasingly common and sophisticated.

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