ROANOKE, Va. -

Scammers are calling seniors and telling them if they don't enroll in the affordable care act that they're going to jail. A representative from the Local Office on Aging says, that’s not true

No one should give out their personal information to people calling about the Affordable Care Act. It's also illegal for any insurance agent to knowingly sell a marketplace policy to a person who received Medicare.

“Anybody that's on Medicare, when somebody calls it's a scam artist. Medicare is not calling them; social security is not calling them. Anyone legitimate is not calling them. If someone says we need your Medicare number or social security number, your bank account; your credit card, hang up the phone, it's a scam, said Senior Services Director, Shannon Abell.

Abell says these scammers are trying to get your information, trying to gain access to your money and your identity.