Beware of email phishing scams

Published on January 23, 2015

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), part of the Department of Homeland Security, has reported an email phishing scam targeted at Marketplace consumers. The phishing emails claim to come from a U.S. Federal Government Agency and reference the Affordable Care Act in the subject line. All official Marketplace emails are from
If you get this phishing email or any email you aren’t sure is legitimate, delete it immediately or ignore it. Here’s what else you need to know:
  • Don’t follow the links or download attachments in the email. You can get to our website directly by typing in into your web browser.
  • Don’t provide any personal information this email might ask for. We’ll never ask for personal information like your username, password, Social Security Number, or bank account numbers by email.
  • Make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date.
  • Get additional tips to protect against phishing scams at
Remember, the Marketplace protects your information in accordance with all required laws, regulations and standards. For more information about the Marketplace and your privacy, visit