HB 2443 Tackles Unwanted Telemarketing

State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129) reports that legislation was introduced regarding telemarketing to senior citizens.

HB 2443, introduced by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-79)  will require the State Attorney General’s Office to notify the PA Department of Aging, on a monthly basis, of any investigations and enforcement actions taken within the purview of the PA Telemarketer Registration Act when those investigations and enforcement actions involve a consumer who is 60 years of age or older, according to a memorandum describing the bill.

“Although the attorney general’s office does provide information about active scams to the public through the media, the agency only reports detailed investigations and enforcement actions during the preceding fiscal year to the General Assembly,” Cox said. “This legislation would act as an additional tool to communicate to a group that is most often targeted by scams.”

This legislation is expected to be assigned to a committee in the near future, he said.

HB 2443 Tackles Unwanted Telemarketing

HB 2443 Tackles Unwanted Telemarketing

 

Telemarketing Medical Scam

Telemarketing Medical Scam — A new medical alert scam is targeting seniors nationwide, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129). The unsolicited calls are pre-recorded messages stating that the senior qualifies for a free medical alert system or that someone has already paid for it.

The message instructs seniors to press a number on their keypad to connect with a live person, or to press a different number to disconnect the call or be removed from their list.

If you receive a call like this, do not press any buttons. Just hang up the phone.

These calls are not from a legitimate company. They are attempts to scam seniors by enticing them with a free device and then asking for personal information.

 

Telemarketing Medical Scam
Telemarketing Medical Scam