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Morrisey warns senior citizens of scam

Local - 12/24/2013 7:48 AM by Rebecca Turco

CHARLESTON - Seniors citizens are being warned about a scam involving claims of a free Life Alert device.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said callers are told they could receive a free Life Alert system if they provide a credit card number to cover the device's shipping, handling and activation fees. He said consumers should always be on the lookout for warning signs, including callers who are too aggressive, or callers that avoid answering questions directly and will not provide the offer details in writing.

Even though a caller may say they are endorsed by an organization, Morrisey advised consumers should take the time to independently verify that information first before making a purchase.


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