Watch Out For Medical Alert System Scam
There is a new scam that has been going around the last few months. TFCU has heard of members of all ages being targeted by medical alert system fraud.
This scam starts with an automated telephone call, informing the consumer that somebody has signed them up for a medical alert system, maybe their doctor or a family member. The call then goes on to claim that everything is in order and ready to be sent to the consumer’s home, but the company is needing some more information for shipping purposes. They will eventually ask for credit card information.
According to USA Today, the scam is rampant in different parts of the country. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office received more than 50 complaints about the scam within a two-week period.
Seniors or anyone experiencing health issues could be taken in by this scam, since they have more reason to accept a medical alert system.
The Better Business Bureau is informing consumers to just hang up the phone, especially if they ask for any personal information. Do not press any buttons or speak to anyone. You can report scams to the Better Business Bureau online at www.bbb.org.