The South Dakota Division of Insurance has issued a consumer alert warning people of scammers posing as insurance agents or federal government representatives.
State Insurance Director Merle Scheiber said scam artists may be trying to sell fraudulent policies or obtain sensitive information like Social Security and bank account numbers.
Fake exchange websites are one common problem, along with claims the person's new "Obamacare" insurance card will be issued if he or she provides additional personal information.
"Don't be misled," said Scheiber through a news release. "Scammers may use pressure by saying their offer is only good for a limited time or you will go to jail if you don't have health insurance, but this is not true."
For more information, call the insurance division at 605-773-3563