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Life alert scam


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mbcube Birth father died of HCM @ 49, I'm older than that now, Dx @ 48, 3 boys 22, 25, 29 all negative so far, pending future genetics Find out more about mbcube
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  • Life alert scam

    I rec'd the following from a medical alert braclet company (hope Paige) and thought it was of value to pass along -

    Warning about a medical alert system scam that has been targeting the elderly, disabled and diabetics. Victims have been conned into giving away their personal information, including their social security number, and then have been charged monthly for a service they were told was free. We encourage you to share this message with friends and family to prevent them from mistakenly distributing their private information.

    Please keep the following tips in mind to avoid falling victim to a phone scam:

    Ask for something to be sent in writing
    Ask for the company’s physical address
    Never give your bank information or social security number to an unknown caller
    Never cash a check from an unknown source or wire money to someone you don’t know
    File a complaint with the FTC and your state’s Attorney General when you encounter a scam, even if you have not been a victim.

    Link to USA Today article:
    Diagnosed @ 48
    Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
    Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
    AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
    After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
    Quietly going insane . . .

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    Re: Life alert scam

    Good advice Marc. Once you give your info. It's a real hassle to stop it.