Follow these tips on how to avoid scams during open enrollment

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<p><p>By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller</p><p>For most insured people, October and November mean open enrollment and navigating price hikes, coverage changes and new forms that must be filled out in time. But it’s also prime time for scammers to take advantage of people.</p><p>The <a href=”https://www.bbb.org”>Better Business Bureau</a> has some tips to keep you safe, including:</p><ul><li>Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments in unsolicited emails</li><li>Be suspicious of anyone that calls you about health care out of the blue</li><li>Decline promotional gifts in exchange for personal information</li><li>Keep a close eye on your numbers and personal information</li><li>Never share personally identifiable information</li><li>Always use official websites</li></ul><div></div><p>If you think you have been a victim of identity theft or gave your personal information to someone you shouldn’t have, you can contact the <a href=”https://www.ftc.gov”>Federal Trade Commission. </a></p><div></div><p>If you think you have been scammed, you can report it <a href=”https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker”>online here</a> via BBB’s Scam Tracker, and you can also report it to the Alabama Attorney General <a href=”https://www.alabamaag.gov/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>right here.</a></p></p>

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