Saturday, December 7, 2013

The D.C. Insurance Exchange Has Confirmed that an Outside Scammer is Redirecting Customers to a Fraudulent Website.

The D.C. insurance exchange where thousands of Hill aides are shopping has confirmed that an outside scammer is redirecting customers to a fraudulent website.

Some shoppers are being directed from the insurance website to an outside site that appears nearly identical to the real exchange, officials confirmed Friday. The fraud is widespread enough that they’re considering adding disclaimers to its website to warn users against divulging their check card or PIN numbers, reports Politico.

One Senate staffer said that after trying and failing to log onto the website multiple times, he was redirected to a separate page where he was asked for his check card number and PIN. After calling customer service, he was told the web page was a scam.

According to Politico, The exchange is flooded with extra traffic right now as Hill staffers try to sign up for coverage plans by the Monday deadline.


  1. Well what a delight. The staffers who scam us are being scammed themselves. Wonderful!

  2. "I'm guessing the staffers' first clue was that the website worked." -- LOL!