Scammers are claiming that family members have OK'd a medical alert system and are asking senior citizens for information -- including bank account details -- to ship the system. Doug Magditch of CW33-TV, Dallas - Fort Worth, said the scam starts with a "robocall," a recorded message to get the senior's attention.
“They get you a little off-base by thinking that your family has authorized this. So, you go along and you just think you’re giving your address. Before you know it, you’ve given information that you really shouldn’t give to someone who just calls you out of the blue,” said Jeannette Kopko of the Dallas Better Business Bureau (Dallas BBB).
"So, you end up getting a device that you think you need and not realize that you’re actually also signing up for a service that will charge you every month," Doug Magditch said.
“Get the business name and then, independently, look up the phone number for that business and call them and find out, ‘Was this offer from you? What’s it all about?’ Then, decide if you want it,” said Kopko.
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