Bbb Warns Seniors Of Deceptive Telemarketing Calls Offering Free Medical Alert Devices

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Callers have been described as pushy and may use scare tactics to intimidate seniors into providing sensitive information. Unfortunately our seniors are at the highest risk of being victimized by deceptive sales tactics and targeted for identity theft says David Weiss, President of BBB Serving Greater Cleveland. While pushy sales tactics arent themselves illegal, we encourage seniors and their caretakers alike to ask questions and to look for red flags associated with a scam. Additionally, BBB is warning consumers not to provide sensitive personal or financial information to cold-calling companies. Notes Weiss One never knows what ethically-challenged companies or employees will do with sensitive customer information, but it could easily lead to identity theft and financial loss. BBB advised consumers to watch for these red flags: Free Offers Be wary of free offers that require you to pay a handling charge or other fees. In the case of medical alert systems, ask if there are additional monthly charges. If the telemarketer says a friend or family member bought the unit, ask for the name of the person and verify with them before agreeing to anything.
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Better Business Bureau Scam Alert: Medic Alert Robo Calls

They called me again Saturday,” Adams said. The medical alert system scam is in full swing in Michigan, as well as other states including New York, Texas, Wisconsin and Kentucky. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has received about 50 complaints about this scam in the past two weeks, according to Joy Yearout, director of communications for Attorney General Bill Schuette. The scumbaggery against seniors has reached a super-low point with this con job. Who doesn’t know a senior who fears a break-in? Or a widow who wonders what would happen in a medical emergency?
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. Buyout

I would also like to send my best to all the fans involved in the accident and hope that everyone is all right.” The crash also involved Takuma Sato and E.J. Viso after Sato lost control of his vehicle. Franchitti’s car went airborne after hitting Sato’s left rear, and Franchitti’s vehicle seriously damaged part of the catch fencing. Thirteen spectators were treated for minor injuries at the race track. Two fans were taken to the hospital. “Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by yesterday’s accident,” IndyCar said in a statement.
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Franchitti awake, alert in hospital

Don’t even speak! ” If you answer and a live person is on the line, ask for the company’s physical address. A legitimate company will not refuse to give this information to its potential customers. If the representative refuses to give out a physical address for the company or other identifying information, it is most likely a scam. ” If you are interested ask for something to be sent in writing. ” Don’t respond to offers to “opt out” of future calls.
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Seniors get a warning on medical alert scam

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(Greenway or the Company) (NYSE: GWAY ) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Companys entry into an agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (Vista) in a transaction valued at approximately $644 million. Click here to learn more: . Under the terms of the agreement, public shareholders of Greenway will receive $20.35 per share in cash for each share of Greenway they own. The investigation concerns whether Greenways board of directors failed to adequately shop the Company and obtain the best possible value for Greenways shareholders before entering into an agreement with Vista. If you own the common stock of Greenway and purchased your shares before September 23, 2013, if you have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Seth Rigrodsky or Gina Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 825 East Gate Boulevard, Suite 300, Garden City, New York 11530, by telephone at (888) 969-4242; by e-mail to , or at: . Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.
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