After receiving several medical alert scam calls this week from fraudulent medical alert scam robo-callers, we decided to do some hunting around to capture audio from the call. Perhaps this captured medical alert scam recording will help educate the public (including national/local agencies) to put an end to this madness.
These sickos are targeting seniors with an offer of a “personal medical alert system at no cost to you”. The call goes on “Since you've already been referred by a medical professional, your package is ready to be shipped”. The scam doesn't end there… “By receiving the package today” the recording states, “you're now eligible to receive $1000 dollars in grocery saving coupons that can be used for products you already buy and use”.
This scam has been going on for over a year now. Federal and state agencies need to get a better handle on these calls targeting aging adults, kids, and the unsuspecting public in general. Our advice is to hang up immediately (do not press any key), note the number you received the call from, and notify the appropriate authorities. Your notification should include the FCC complaint page, as well as the Do Not Call Registry.
We also suggest purchasing a medical alert system directly through a reputable provider such as Bay Alarm Medical.
Medical Alert Scam Call Recording
Ironically The Senior List received has received calls from these medical alert fraudsters, the latest coming just this week. The numbers that were captured through our caller ID was 212-660-5351 and the other number we captured was 516-435-7389. The script went just as the recorded call noted, but one of the calls also added a 75% prescription discount card.
If you're interested in what the FTC says about robo calls, see the video below. Have you received a robo call for a free medical alert system? What did you do? How do you feel about these kind of calls being directed into people's homes? Let us know in the comments section below.
Special thanks to John's recorded SPAM calls for the original audio feed