The Affordable Care Act has opened the door for scammers to take advantage of newly established legislation. Websites can be designed to mimic the government's official new health insurance exchanges and trick business owners into entering sensitive business information. In addition, scammers will send phishing emails to business owners as another tactic to gain information like a tax ID, employer ID, customer information, credit/bank information, and other sensitive PII. The best defense against scams is knowledge. Get educated about ObamaCare and what is required from a business standpoint.
Cyber criminals are continuing to exploit vulnerabilities in computer devices, and the people who use them. Consumers and business leaders must be diligent in guarding against these scams. IDentity Theft 911, a provider of data risk and identity management services, has identified the top cyber scams to expect this year.