Better Business Bureau says beware of medical scam

local@modbee.comJune 30, 2013 

The Better Business Bureau Serving Northeast California is warning the public of automated phone calls offering free medical alert systems that prompt consumers to disclose credit card information.

Consumers say they have received calls that claim a relative or friend recommended them for a free product. Consumers are prompted to press a number to accept the offer.

After accepting, another call is made to seek personal information, including credit card numbers.

The BBB urges recipients to hang up.

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