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Scam alert for homeowners and seniors

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Homeowners and seniors need to be on alert when their phone rings for two reasons.

First, a warning about people calling claiming to be selling home security systems. The caller id is spoofed in an attempt to get your account information.

Second, seniors are getting calls claiming a medical alert system they've ordered is ready to be delivered. but the seniors said neither they nor family members have ordered anything, but there's another catch.   

"They're going to ask you pay money so that monitoring can be provided for the medical system. It won't work unless there's someone on the other end," said Michele Mason with the Better Business Bureau.

Mason said that service will cost you another 400 dollars a year.

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