Con Artists Targeting Connecticut With Medical Alert Scam

Telling victims they have to comply with the Affordable Health Care Act, some con artists are attempting to get personal information and credit card numbers from Connecticut residents.

A new report published by the Connecticut chapter of the Better Business Bureau warns that scammers are calling residents asking for personal information, such as social security numbers, in exchange for a free medical alert system, or medical equipment and services. While the scammers are calling people of all demographics, seniors are a primary target.

According to the BBB report, the scammers are identifying themselves as “Emergency Medical Alert Systems”, “Senior Safety Alert”, “Senior Emergency Care”, “Senior Safe Alert”, or other variations of these terms. The alert system is supposed to help seniors if there is some type of emergency in their home.

Consider these tips for yourself and any seniors you know that may receive these calls…

The Personal Injury Attorneys in New Britain Connecticut at Carter Mario Law Firm hope that these tips will help you avoid the latest phone scam in our state. If you’re being targeted by these scammers, you’re encouraged to contact the office of Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen at 860-808-5318.