New Phone Scam: Quartz and Badgercare

By the GWAAR Legal Services Team (for reprint)

Quartz is a new HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) that will be providing services for Badger-Care Plus members starting January 1, 2018. Please be aware that spam phone calls are being made using the Quartz name. If you get a phone call from someone saying they are from Quartz and asking for personal and financial information, hang up right away. Do not provide any personal or financial information. If you would like more information or would like to directly contact Quartz, call 1-800-362-3310.

It’s important to remember that if you are getting health care benefits, DHS (the Department of Health Services) will not call you seeking personal or financial information. If you are unsure of who you are talking to, hang up, and call your agency or Member Services at 1-800-362-3002.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, advises consumers not to give out personal or financial information to people you do not know through phone calls, emails, or knocks on your door. Scam artists want your information to commit identity theft, charge your existing credit cards, debit your checking account, open a new credit card, checking, or savings account, write fraudulent checks, or take out loans in your name.

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