When they called me, the person I spoke with was VERY cordial, rare for a unsolicited call. So, I was very polite to the person and gave them ALL the information they asked for; Name, address, phone, DOB, and, while she didn't ask for it, I gave her my Social Security #, without hesitation. The woman was ecstatic and told me a lot of people give her grief for calling them and that I must be in serious need of health insurance
She then gave me a few quotes and asked for a credit card # so that she could charge the initial payment to my card. I could pay future payments through bill pay, credit card, etc. She informed me the payment went through and that I was now covered by health insurance. At this point, I chose to inform her the information I had provided her, including the credit card, was for my undercover identity. I then stated I was a Federal Agent with the Department of Treasury, had recorded the entire conversation, my computer and technology specialist had traced the call and found out the service they were using to process credit card charges in which we used a standing court order to freeze, and obtain the bank information where the funds were going to, which was also frozen. I then provided her with the phone # and address of our nearest office to her location. She immediately demanded my name and badge number. I informed her that there was no legal or policy requirement of me to do so, but that I would give her my badge #. She began yelling a number of profanities at me. I said thank you for being such a cooperative criminal and giving me everything I needed to be able to charge her with Money Laundering, Tax Evasion, Conspiracy, Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Credit Card Fraud. If she wished to cooperate and provide us with information on her coconspirators, it would likely help her situation. I was then disconnected the call.