Schneiderman issues alert warning of robo-calling medical alert device scam
There are 4 comments on the Grand Island Pennysaver story from May 23, 2013, titled Schneiderman issues alert warning of robo-calling medical alert device scam. In it, Grand Island Pennysaver reports that:
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a warning to New Yorkers today after receiving information from multiple consumers about a scam targeting senior citizens with robo-calls advising that they have been "approved" for medical alert equipment at "no charge." The message uses scare tactics to induce consumers to respond to the offer, warning ... (more)
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#1 May 24, 2013
Get Caller ID on your phone and don't answer any calls from areas that you don't know anyone. When I got a call like this article says, I yelled at them for calling so early. That was the last time I was ever called.......
#2 May 26, 2013
Scam artists, telemarketers, and preachers have started calling cell phones down this way.
#3 May 26, 2013
Us folks that live out in the rural sticks of KY have our own method of dealing with them:
Works best with an old land line phone.
1. Step out on porch with phone.
2. Hold .45 ACP,.357 magnum, or other large caliber handgun about 1 inch from phone, with muzzle pointed safely down to ground.
They won't be able to hear for the next couple of hours.
#5 May 26, 2013
I DO NOT recommend trying this in your area. It is probably illegal there. You Yankees is that way.
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