By Mike Bush
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - There were big concerns Monday night at a small meeting in north St. Louis.
The subject? The benefits and myths about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act also known as "Obamacare."
"It's surprising how many people are unaware of what they have to do," said Janet Feltmann a volunteer with Organizing for Action.
That confusion, according to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Fraud Prevention Task Force, has created a huge opportunity for con artists.
"People are getting calls that are telling them they have to sign up for Obamacare, they have to purchase additional insurance, that they need new Medicare cards," explained Daniel Rechtein, director of the task force.
But Rechtein warns, don't fall for it. These health insurance exchanges don't open for business until Oct. 1, so no one can sell you insurance through an exchange until then.
"Anyone that calls you up and asks you to send money, pay a fee, get a new Social Security card, a new Medicare cards those are all scams," he said.
If you're confused about the Affordable Care Act go to Healthcare.gov or look for a meeting like the one put on tonight by Organizing for Action volunteers.
"They will be able to go to the right place for the right information," said Feltman.
If you have been the victim of fraud, you can call the Circuit Attorney's Fraud Prevention Task Force at 314-612-1412.