Jim Hegarty http://kcur.org en Senior Citizens Targeted for 'Medical Alert' Fraud http://kcur.org/post/senior-citizens-targeted-medical-alert-fraud <p>An on-going scam to bill senior citizens for medical alert device service is gaining steam in Kansas and other Midwestern states.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Better Business Bureau says there’s been a significant increase in calls about the scheme.&nbsp; The pre-recorded message claims that someone has purchased a medical alert device for the person as a gift.&nbsp; Then the recipient is asked to verify his or her identity with a bank account or credit card number.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:10:07 +0000 Bryan Thompson 39625 at http://kcur.org