CONSUMER ALERT: Hang Up on BadgerCare Plus Phone Scams
April 7, 2014
Media Contact: Jerad Albracht, Senior Communications
Specialist, 608-224-5007 or Jim Dick, Communications Director, 608-224-5020
MADISON – Consumers should be on the lookout for calls from scammers that
request your bank account information while claiming to represent the State of
Wisconsin and the BadgerCare Plus health care program.
BadgerCare Plus members in the Fox Valley were recently told
that they were eligible for a $200 stipend from the state and were asked for
their bank account information in order to make the deposit. When the call
recipients refused to turn over that information, the calls were disconnected.
The BadgerCare Plus program is administered by the Wisconsin
Department of Health Services (DHS). Anyone who legitimately calls you from the
BadgerCare Plus program will already have your account information, but they
may ask you to verify your birthdate to ensure they are talking with the
Never provide financial information over the phone unless you
initiated the call.
For additional information or to file a complaint, visit the
Consumer Protection Bureau at datcp.wisconsin.gov, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the Consumer Information Hotline toll-free at 1-800-422-7128.
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