North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is warning people to be on alert for insurance scams after the North Carolina Department of Insurance received a report of scam artists going door-to-door claiming to be from department.
In a statement, NCDOI said two impostors saying they were with NCDOI demanded to speak with a homeowner but would not provide their names, show identification or state the reason for their visit.
Causey said NCDOI employees do not show up to homes unannounced. If there is a reason to go to someone’s residence, NCDOI employees will announce themselves and provide identification. Anyone unsure can contact the department to confirm legitimacy of the visit by calling 855-408-1212.
“The important thing to remember is NCDOI representatives will never go door-to-door asking for personal information,” said Causey. “If someone is calling or knocking on your door claiming to be from Medicare and asking for your Social Security number or bank information, don’t talk to them, it’s a scam.”
Last year, Causey alerted North Carolinians of a similar door-to-door scam targeting elderly members of the community.
If anyone has information regarding imposters posing as NCDOI representatives or other suspected fraud, Commissioner Causey requests that you call 919-807-6840 or 855-408-1212.
Source: North Carolina Department of Insurance
Topics North Carolina
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