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RESIDENT ALERT – Phone Call Scam Targets Seniors

The Mount Vernon Office for the Aging want you to know that reports have been received of phone calls being made from a man informing people that a friend has purchased a medical alert system for the person and it is free.  The man advises the person answering the phone that he wants to set a time for a man to come to your home and install equipment.

THIS IS A SCAM AND YOU SHOULD HANG UP IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT LET ANYONE COME INTO YOUR HOME TO INSTALL ANYTHING IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER DID NOT PERSONALLY PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT.

This scam appears to be statewide and cases have been reported in Westchester. Your safety is important to us. Please follow common sense rules when letting people into your home.

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