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Medical Alert Scam Fighters and Resources

Medical alert scam preys predominantly on elderly people. It occurs in various forms. You either get a call from a fraud saying you are going to receive a medical alert device for "free" or a relative/ friend has paid for you, or you hear a pre-recorded message, usually called robocall, where it asks you to press any key and transfers your call to some other line. In few cases, they ask you for your credit card details and other medicare and banking information in the name of creating or updating your medical account with their company. Later, they use this information to claim money from your insurance companies, buy drugs and commit other criminal acts. With the increase in toll of this type of scam, telephone numbers, names and other details ought to be reported with state's attorney general office or local police departments.

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Websites fighting against Medical Alert Scam :

1. FTC
The FTC warned people last summer about illegal prerecorded sales calls from scammers pitching safety alert systems for older adults.

2. Identity Theft
Recovering from identity theft is a process. Here's step-by-step advice that can help you limit the damage, report identity theft, and fix your credit.

3. Scam Alert
Some robocalls also promise you're entitled to $3,000 in coupons. Others falsely claim free device offers are being made on behalf of AARP.

4. Medical Alert
As the market leader in the field of emergency medical identification and information, every day we have to deal with organizations inappropriately trying to use our brand name and position of trust with our millions of members worldwide.

5. Vermont Law Help
A new series of scam calls that offer seniors $3,000 in "food savings certificates" along with a free medical alert bracelet may be attempting to lure seniors into giving away personal information.

6. Senior Scams
The Canadian Health Care Anti-fraud Association was founded in 2000 to give a voice to the public and private sector health care organizations interested in preventing fraud in the Canadian health care environment.

7. Consumers Advocate
Medical alert scams take shape in one form or another that even the government has stepped up to protect one of the most vulnerable sectors of the population. Seniors are being victimized which makes these scams even more upsetting.

Fake health insurance scams are not new. For several years, the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) has seen consumers become victims of unscrupulous individuals purporting to sell health insurance at what appear to be extremely reasonable rates. Often, the rates quoted purport to provide coverage for the entire family and include not only medical care but vision and dental care as well.

9. FBI
Senior citizens are more interested in and susceptible to products promising increased cognitive function, virility, physical conditioning, anti-cancer properties, and so on. In a country where new cures and vaccinations for old diseases have given every American hope for a long and fruitful life, it is not so unbelievable that the con artists' products can do what they claim.

10. Fraud and scam alerts
Cookeville Regional Medical Center Warns of Prescription Renewal Phone Scam

11. Stop Medicare Fraud
If you suspect errors, fraud, or abuse when you use Medicare—or if someone tries to sell you a product or service you don't need—report it.

12. CA Health Advocates
News about Medicare Fraud and Abuse.

13. Telemarketing Fraud
If you are a victim or attempted victim of telemarketing fraud, it's important to report the scam quickly so that law enforcement agencies can shut the fraudulent operation down.

14. Medicare scammers target the elderly
Another recent scam involved pre-recorded telephone calls offering "free medical alert devices" to seniors.

15. Warning of deceptive telemarketing calls for seniors
BBB is alerting seniors and caretakers to be wary of phone calls or voicemails from a company offering a "free" personal alarm system.

16. Scambusters - Medical Scam Alert
The main format of this scam starts with an automated robocall telling the victim that a friend or relative has placed their name on a list to get a free device they can use to raise the alarm if they suffer an injury or become critically ill.

17. Phone Scam - Medical Alert Systems
A telephone scam involving a promise of a free medical alert system as well as $3,000 for groceries has been reported by a town resident.

18. Spectrum Generations
Scam Alert – Callers using AARP's name to push bogus medical alert system. AARP received information today from multiple locations concerning fraudulent telephone calls being made to residents from callers claiming to be representatives for a medical alert system.

19. Consumer Reports
New Federal Communications Commission rules that give consumers greater protection against robocalls took effect in October 2013, but the onslaught continues.

20. Pikeaaa
BBB is warning consumers not to provide sensitive personal or financial information to cold-calling companies.

21. Insurance Fraud - Medical ID Theft
Identity theft has spawned a vicious new kind of crime: medical identity theft. Thieves steal your personal information to line their own pockets with fraudulent claims against your own health policy.

22. Region3b
Scam Action Alerts are posted to keep the community aware of scam and fraud attempts currently being run in our community, to help prevent seniors from being victimized.

23. Conusmer Fraud Reporting
The medical alert system scam is a telemarketing scam that promises a 'free' medical alert system, that usually scam targets seniors and caretakers.

24. Fraud Alert and Report
According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, seniors are targeted by scam artists for several reasons. These include cultural traits of politeness and trust, the financial ability to purchase something and lack of detailed memory recollection when reporting fraud.

25. Cchicap - Medicare Fraud Alert
Medicare Fraud Alert - Beware of Genetic Testing for Beneficiaries in Group Set