Agency on Aging

Insurance Commissioner warns of phone  scams

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut Insurance Commissioner is warning consumers of a phone  scam targeting policyholders.

Officials say in the scam, a caller poses as an insurance company representative and tells people  that their  policy is being canceled due to non-payment. The caller will then ask for a credit  card payment over the phone  in order  to reinstate the policy.

The Connecticut Insurance Department says they have become  aware of one instance  of this scam in the state. In that case, the policyholder contacted his insurance agency to confirm his policy was in good standing.

“We urge consumers to be vigilant  at all times but especially around the holidays.  Never give out your credit  card information to an unsolicited caller,” said Commissioner Katharine L. Wade. “If you have an agent or agency you deal with  directly,  contact them  to verify the status of your policy or payment or call your insurance company’s  customer service number.”

WTNH Connecticut News
By Macy Corica, Staff 
Published:  December 10, 2015, 7:06 pm

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