Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is warning of a new scam offering “free” emergency medical alert devices.
A man calling himself John has been calling claiming to be with Medical Alert and offering free medical alert devices and they just need to press 1 to confirm their shipping information.
Customers then are connected with a live telemarketer who offers them the “free” device, but asks for a credit card number to cover shipping or monitoring fees.
The calls are a ruse to get personal financial information, according to Schmidt. He advises seniors to not answer these calls, or if they do to not give out any personal information.
Kansans who have received calls are encouraged to file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office online at www.ag.ks.gov or call (800) 432-2310.