Hey! They’re phishing the DC #Obamacare exchange!
Didn’t see that coming*:
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.
Don’t worry, though: there’s an easy way to tell whether you’re on the right DC Obamacare exchange site. Is it working? …No? Good: if it’s not working, then you’re on the DC Obamacare exchange site. Don’t you feel better now?
Via the Corner.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: A lot of those Hill aides are working for politicians that have been hacking at Obamacare with a machete for almost four years at this point. It’s not actually their fault that the Democratic party leadership can’t make deadlines.
PPS: I know that at some point healthcare.gov and the state exchanges will all start working, and when that happens we’re going to have to bring up all the bad things that will happen then. But… I was kind of expecting things to be working better by now. When are they actually going to fix this thing?
*Quite a few people on the Right actually in fact did see that coming.