PA Commissioner Warns of Bogus Calls
Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman warned consumers that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department has received complaints about an individual calling them claiming to be a department employee, and attempting to get their insurance information. The department recently received two complaints from Pittsburgh-area residents who received suspicious calls. In both cases, the caller asked about the consumers’ Medicare supplemental coverage and offered to visit their houses.
“The Insurance Department never makes unsolicited calls to consumers, and we do not ‘sell’ insurance, so I’m extremely concerned that someone is attempting to lure individuals into giving up personal information using our department’s name,” said Altman. “Individuals should never give out personal or identifying information to anyone who calls them without warning. If a consumer has received an unsolicited, suspicious call from someone claiming to be from the Insurance Department, please contact us, as well as law enforcement.”