PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Senior citizens are being ripped off across the U.S. in a new nationwide scam.
According to our Crime and Safety Analyst Paul Vecker with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, you will receive a call from a telemarketer saying you’re the winner of a medical alert system.
The caller will then tell you a friend or family member paid for the system, but to verify the system will be sent to the correct person, the caller will ask for a credit card number, debit card number, checking account number or your Medicare account information.
Vecker wants to remind you this is a scam. Never give personal information to someone over the phone.
To learn more about this scam, watch the video attached to this story.
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