FTC asks for your help shutting down a rash of fraudulent calls

TULSA - Here's how it goes down.

The phone rings and the caller tells you you're one of the lucky ones!  You're among the first chosen to get a new national medical card for the Affordable Care Act.
 
Then you're asked for your name, address, phone number and your bank account number.
 
Government officials say these come ons pop up anytime there's a big change in government policy or when a topic is in the news.
 
Crooks prey on people's uncertainty or even fear.
 
Get off the phone and if a number showed up on your caller ID call the FTC and report it to help investigators.  The number is 877 FTC-HELP.  You can also report it online .
 
Always remember: Government organizations will not call and ask for your info because they already have it.
 
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