5/2/2015 – Medical alert scammers bully seniors (USA Today)

May 02, 2015 Comments Off by

Elderly consumers across the country found themselves bullied and tricked into paying hundreds of dollars for medical alert devices they never ordered, according to federal regulators.The seniors were in their 70s or older, often lived alone and had limited incomes but were scared into paying good money for something they didn’t really want.

If you’re a caregiver or a senior, it’s a case worth noting because plenty of scams targeting the elderly use similar tactics, including high-pressure phone calls, confusing pitches that make the callers sound like they’re connected to credible organizations and scripts designed to convince consumers a son or daughter ordered a product or took on a debt that’s now the elderly consumer’s responsibility.

Read the full article at USA Today.

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