In today’s episode of exposing scam websites and offers, we bring you our investigation of extracareboost scam. We’ve received reports from readers about extracareboost $5800 health allowance.

Is the health allowance from real or fake? Can you really claim the $5800 health subsidy?

Continue reading to find out our findings.

Overview of the Scam use Ads on social media platforms to inform people of a certain $5800 from the government. Clicking on the ad takes you to a web page were you’re asked two questions –

‘Do you earn less than $50,000 a year?” ”Do you have medicare or medicaid”

If you answer ‘Yes’ to the second question, you’d be told ”Congratulations! You qualify for the $5800 health allowance. You can use it for grocery, rent, medical expenses and so on”

You’d be required to call a number ‘(877) 351-4093’

However, this is where the scam begins

How The Scam Works

Extracareboost lures people with a promise of $5800 health allowance or subsidy from the government. When you dial the number listed on the site, the person on the other end isn’t a government official but someone working with an insurance company.

Sometimes you could be set up with someone from Ambetter insurance, Blue Cross and Blue Shield or with Aetna CVS.

They would try to sell you insurance policies.

Red Flags of this health allowance scam

As covered in an earlier article, the subsidies being advertised online is not a real or legit subsidy from the government. It is a fake offer from Insurance brokers trying to add people into a shady insurance plan.

The first redflag is that the brokers -which I’ll call scammers – often use AI generated videos of celebrities like Joe Biden, Joe Regan, Steve Harvey, Andrew Tate, etc to promote the fake subsidy.

When you look closely, you can see the lips on the videos don’t match what the voice is saying.

Secondly, the website promoting this scheme ‘’ was only launched on the 26th of February 2023. (See data here) The owner’s information is redacted for privacy. No legit corporation or government agency would operate anonymously. It’s always fraudulent businesses that hide their name, contact details and address.

Thirdly, these subsidies have been debunked by various news outlet – Reuters, news.trendmicro, etc. In some cases, it’d be labelled ‘Stimulus Check’ ‘Health Benefits Grants’ etc. has this to say ”The government does not offer free money or grants to people for personal needs.” If you need access to federal assitance programs, you can check on;, or

Solution for Victims

If fell for the extracareboost scam, here are steps to take to put an end to the fraud;

  • Contact the marketplace (the insurance company you were registered under) immediately and find out if there’s an application for you.
  • If there’s, request for the broker’s name and the NPN (National Producer Number). It’s the broker’s licensed number.
  • Go to your state’s department of insurance and make a formal complaint. You’d have to submit the broker’s name, their NPN and all your information.

By doing this, the broker would get their license revoked, be suspended or have to pay a fine.

Bottom Line is a scam website offering fake health allowance. They are not from the government, and would try to sell you crappy insurance plans.

While you’re here, you can check my latest investigations – MiniPix Camera Scam

By Judith Davidson

I am Judith Davidson, a Cyber Security Professional. I am the founder, Investigator and Author of I started working as a Cyber Fraud Researcher in 2019 when I saw lots of people falling victims to fraudulent websites pretending to sell disinfectants, masks and wipes during the Covid19 pandemic. Since then, I've saved millions of people from online scams.

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