The Obamacare website isn’t fully functional yet, but it’s still managing to scam users by asking them for highly personal information. Users of the healthcare.gov website are reporting that the Affordable are Act site is intentionally misleading users on the website to get them to provide personal information, something which their own customer service department has confirmed is a scam.
A source on Capitol Hill said that after the site told them their password was incorrect, they were automatically directed to a “forgot password” page that asked for the highly sensitive information. “On that page, I was asked for my check card number and my ATM pin,” said the source. I was fairly confident this was a scam so I called customer service. After a 103 minute hold time, I was told that this was indeed a scam.”
The scam is particularly shocking because aspects of the Obamacare website related to security and payment haven’t even been completed yet. Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testified before Congress late last month that as much as 40 percent of the site had yet to be even built. “We still have to build the financial management aspects of the system, which includes our accounting system and payment system and reconciliation system,” he said. Other security issues related to the website also still need to be fixed.
If the White House intends to fix these issues with the Obamacare website, it will only add more money onto already outrageous expenses for healthcare.gov. CNN reported that the government paid outside contractors more than $300 million to build the healthcare.gov website, but two tech experts told Sean Hannity that the project should have cost $10 million at most.