AG Warns of Medical Alert Scams
By The Associated Press
The Illinois attorney general's office is warning residents about a possible scam involving supposedly free medical alert services.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Thursday that her office is receiving complaints about unsolicited calls promoting medical alert services. Recorded messages promise a free system or say a family member has ordered a system and more information is needed. Another variation of the message says the business wants to deliver the product.
If the call recipient presses "1'' to talk to someone, they then are asked to provide personal financial information, such as a credit card number or a bank routing number.
The attorney general advises people to never give out personal financial information for a product they haven't ordered. Illinois residents can report such calls to Madigan's office.