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BBB warns of medical alert system scam

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The BBB said someone is calling homes about medical alert systems then taking credit card information. The BBB said someone is calling homes about medical alert systems then taking credit card information.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

The Better Business Bureau has warned that someone is calling homes and making a fake attempt to sell medical alert systems. However, once they get credit card information, they hang up.

Ali Moore said he can't believe he fell for the deal and actually gave out his credit card information.

"This never happened to me, and I didn't think it could happen to me, but it can happen to anybody," said Moore.

Moore is a disabled veteran.

He said he recently started shopping around to upgrade his medical alert system.

"It really hurts me really hard because it's something I really, really need. Being a below the knee amputee, I've fallen in my yard several times," he said.

Moore said the call he got this week was perfect timing.

"I said I would like to get this system because I've fallen several times in my yard. She said, 'Yeah, we have a pendant and a bracelet. With a $400 system, you can get it for free. We will send it to you, but we need to get your information from you from your bank,'" said Moore.

He said as soon as he gave the caller his credit card information, they hung up on him. He never got a company name.

"I've heard it in the past, you know. Don't give your numbers over the phone. I don't know why I did it. I guess because I was really excited about getting this system hooked up because I really need it and I fell for it," he said.

Moore said he was able to notify his bank before any money was taken.

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