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Parma To Provide Medical Alert Systems To Senior Residents

December 1, 2013

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? Why not tug at the heartstrings a little more and claim that someone cares so much about them that a loved one or medical professional even signed them up for this "free service"? Then, of course, smack someone on a fixed income with a big bill, if they fall for the phony pitch. The trick is that if seniors do agree to the system in some cases it can cost $35 a month or more to operate.
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Senior Alert Systems Company ActiveCare Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Income-eligible senior citizens will receive the mobile device, which they can wear around their neck and, with one touch, alert authorities of a medical emergency. Parma City Council approved the three-year contract with Connect America to provide the systems to their residents with money from its federally-funded Community Development Block Grant program. The GPS technology in the new device will give our seniors that much -needed added peace of mind knowing that they have immediate access to a live voice and emergency services anywhere they go, said Mayor Tim DeGeeter. And while the initial goal of this program was to keep seniors safe at home while living independently, this new technology could actually allow us to rename the program Safe at Home and on the Go. Other Parma residents are eligible for a discount through the company; interested parties should call the Community Development Department at (216) 661-7372. Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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BBB Warns Seniors of Deceptive Telemarketing Calls Offering Free Medical Alert Devices

Maxine Adams was alone in her home when she fell, walking from the bathroom to the laundry room. She wasn't sure whether she was hurt, but could not reach the phone to call for help. Maxine pressed her medical alert button, and received an instant reply from one of Rescue Alert of California's trained responders. The attendant asked Maxine right away about the nature of her emergency. Maxine did not feel she needed emergency medical attention, so she asked the attendant to call her son. Her son was called and came to help her up. Even though the situation did not pose an immediate medical risk to Maxine, she was grateful that in her helpless state, Rescue Alert of California was able to help her receive the help she needed before the situation became an emergency. It's comforting, Maxine states in the video, to know that Rescue Alert of California is there, and I can call them at any time that I need them.
Please visit http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/12/11/p3064103/medical-alert-system-prevents-senior-from-experiencing-a-medical-emerge for the original article and related media content

29, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveCare, Inc. (OTC.BB: ACAR), the service leader in managing diabetes and medical alert technologyfor seniors, today announced Michael Z. Jones as the Chief Operating Officer of ActiveCare. Jones, who assumed the role of COO in August, was formerly the President and CEO of Interactive Care, a leading medical SaaS solution.
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scam alert So much so that Life Alert, the California company made famous by its Ive fallen and I cant get up advertising, is suing two businesses it says are using its name in robo-calls to gain new customers. The lawsuit charges LifeWatch USA and Connect America with impersonating Life Alert through fraudulent robo-calls and other telemarketing to obtain new customers. Both companies deny the allegations and this matter is pending. 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.
Original: http://www.bbb.org/blog/2013/06/bbb-warns-seniors-of-deceptive-telemarketing-calls-offering-free-medical-alert-devices/

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