Medical Alert Companies Telemarketing Scams

Telemarketing scams have been going on for decades.  These unscrupulous people have but one goal in mind – to take your money! Unfortunately, because the senior population has reached historic levels and will continue to rise over the next two decades, unethical telemarketers and scammers are having a field day.


How to tell if you are being scammed by a Medical Alert Telemarketer?


  • High pressure sales
  • Scare tactics
  • No Caller ID
  • Will not give name and address of the company he is calling for
  • Uses a robo-calling machine (not a live person)
  • Asks for bank account information
  • Asks for social security number
  • Offers Free Medical Alert Systems
  • Says “A friend or relative who cares about you gave me your name”



What you can do:


The first thing you should do is to add your number to the National Do Not Call List. The next step is when the telemarketer calls tell them you want to be added to their internal Do Not Call list.  From here, you can report medical alert companies illegal telemarketing calls to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and file a complaint with your state Attorney General.


Now, in all reality, this is not going to stop the scam artists and those who seek to drain your bank account. So, be vigilant and follow good common sense when it comes to giving out information.  Do not feel bad about simply hanging up the phone when you receive an unwanted and unsolicited telephone call.


So what if you really do want a medical alert system?  Call a reputable company yourself. Ask for a referral from a friend.  Verify with the Better Business Bureau that they are in good standing.  Find out how many complaints, if any the company has had over the past year.


As always, if MedFirst Alert can help you or your family in any way, please feel free to call us at 1-800-595-0718.


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