Medical Alert System Senior Scam
These days, when your phone rings, it’s often a call from a scammer trying to sell you a medical alert system or something else. Beware of Medical Alert System Senior Scam from robocall scammers who lied about free device targeting our Seniors: We’ve got your number. This is a great article from Colleen Tressler.
Since May 2015, we at Rapid Response (aka) medi-alert.com have received many calls from seniors thru out the United States asking if we had called offering a medical alert system to them. They use the name medical alert which can also be medi alert confusing Seniors.
Traditionally, we do not make soliciting calls in marketing. We are the official medi-alert.com, company since 1992. Our advice just to hang up the phone, do not press any buttons and if someone does talk to you, be sure to ask first for the company’s name, telephone number and their physical address and you’ll call them back when you are ready. If the representative wants your information but won’t give out its own, it’s a red flag to a scam. If you are unsure whether you are speaking with a representative from Rapid Response, simply hang up the phone and dial the number on you console.
Mainly the scam could also be a way for con artists to obtain your bank or credit card information or even a Social Security number to use later in ID theft. Or a way for someone to pressure seniors into paying for other equipment or services you just don’t need. This occurrence is being conducted by a fraudulent group of people and their call is meant to confuse you.
Our advice just to hang up the phone, do not press any buttons and if someone does talk to you, be sure to ask first for the company’s name, telephone number and their physical address and you’ll call them back when you are ready. If the representative wants your information but won’t give out its own, it’s a red flag to a scam.
Here’s a tip: Never give money to anyone who calls you on the telephone. When you really think about it they are calling you asking for money, they need you more than you need their product or service. Simply hang the phone up. If you feel you’ve been a victim of this type of scam or any other type of consumer fraud, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Helpline: (800) 771-7755. You can — and should — file a complaint with the FTC and your state’s Attorney General when you come across a scam whether you’ve been a victim or not. Remember we are the official medi-alert.com.
So please don’t be fooled by these Medical Alert System Senior Scam artists because their FREE stuff is just trick and tricks are for kids.
Now, after alerting you about this unfortunate scam it’s time to the focus on our service for yourself or a family member.If you are ready to order or have more questions feel free to call us at 1-800-603-4911 and we would be very happy to assist you.