“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.
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.