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  • Biden urges consumers to be wary of medical alert device scam

  • Attorney General Beau Biden warned Delawareans Wednesday to be on the lookout for phone scammers promising free medical alert devices to consumers.
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  • Attorney General Beau Biden warned Delawareans Wednesday to be on the lookout for phone scammers promising free medical alert devices to consumers.
    The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit has received multiple reports over the past couple of weeks from consumers who received unsolicited phone calls from individuals claiming to be representatives of a medical device company. The callers have offered consumers a medical alert system at no cost in exchange of personal information, and to pay money to cover related costs.
    Always be wary of unsolicited phone calls, letters, or visits to your home offering free products or lottery prizes,” Biden said, noting that if an offer sounds too good to be true it probably is and reminding the public that if you didn’t purchase a ticket you can’t win a lottery. “Defend yourself against becoming a victim of fraud by independently verifying the identify and legitimacy of any company making an offer and never provide your personal information over the phone to an unsolicited caller.”
    For more information: 800-220-5424 or visit consumer.protection@state.de.us.
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