Consumer Alert: Fake Insurance
Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment advises Ohioans to be alert for a new scam. Individuals pretending to be licensed insurance agents are contacting consumers to sell fake insurance products. Oftentimes, crooks call from fake numbers, lack a legitimate license and market COVID-19 coverage.
Fake insurance products
The types of fake insurance products currently being marketed include:
- Health insurance
- Travel insurance
- Coronavirus-related insurance fraud scams (e.g. delivering COVID-19 test kits in exchange for personal information)
- Be wary of anyone that emphasizes COVID-19 coverage.
- If you’re looking to buy health insurance, read the policy carefully.
- Never give sensitive information to anyone unless you know who you’re dealing with. Ohioans can verify an agent’s or agency’s legitimacy on the Ohio Department of Insurance’s website.