Insurance Fraud Scam Targeting Wyomingites
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 6, 2018
Residents are urged to be cautious of an insurance fraud operation that is targeting Wyomingites.
Wyoming Department of Insurance Commissioner Tom Glause is warning citizens of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Wyoming-based Premier Health Plan.
As of April 1st of this year, Premier Health Plan no longer offers health insurance products, but consumers across the country are receiving numerous automated calls selling Premier insurance. Some consumers have received “premium” invoices in lieu of a call, or have noticed unauthorized charges on their bank accounts, labeled “Premier Heal”.
Glause urges consumers to get a hold of the Wyoming Department of Insurance if they have been victimized, or have even been contacted. He says the individuals behind the scam want to steal consumers’ bank account information and money, and have no intention of providing health insurance.
To avoid being the victim of an insurance fraud scam, Glause recommends that residents not answer calls from an unknown number or pay an invoice from a company they don’t recall having an insurance policy with. And if you answered a call that you believed was a scam, write the number down and report it to the proper authorities.