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Phone scam targeting LA senior citizens: LA Attorney General’s Office

The LA Attorney General says senior citizens should beware of a phone scam: if someone calls you offering a free “medical alert device” hang up!

The scam hooks people by saying they’re eligible to receive that free device if they’ll just provide some personal information and send cash to cover a few costs.

You know what happens next: the victim sends the money and nothing comes in the mail.

Even sneakier? The caller ID on these scam calls often shows a realistic company name and a landline phone number.

For more information, see the Attorney General’s website here: www.ag.state.la.us

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