In some cases, consumers were sent medical alert pendants that they did not order. An FTC complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendant has actually violated the law. The case will be decided by the court. Some recorded calls are actually made to sound as if they are “live” with background noise. Oh, yes, the scammers are clever and can make many things sound just believable enough to make someone think that the offer could possibly be real.
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ALERT THE MEDIC
By simply touching the Personal Help Button on a small device worn by the homeowner, a Lifeline representative immediately responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year connecting the senior with the necessary help whether it be emergency services or a family member or friend. We appreciate the Joliet Slammers generous donation that will help fund the Lifeline Medical Alert Program ensuring the safety of so many people living within the surrounding communities, said Larry Johnson, Vice President of the Foundation at Silver Cross Hospital. The Slammers Baseball organization is thrilled to assist Silver Cross Hospital in giving area residents peace of mind by helping set-up the Lifeline program in their own homes, said Chris Franklin, General Manager for the Joliet Slammers Baseball Team. If you need Lifeline services, call the Volunteer Services Office at (815) 300-7630. To assist Silver Cross Hospital in its initiative to continue to bring state-of-the-art lifesaving services close to home, call the Silver Cross Foundation at (815) 300-7105. About the Joliet Slammers The Joliet Slammers are a professional baseball team based in Joliet, Illinois, that play in the independent Frontier League.
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Joliet Slammers Donates Funds to Silver Cross Hospital for Lifeline Medical Alert Program
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BBB Warns Seniors of Deceptive Telemarketing Calls Offering Free Medical Alert Devices
A Cleveland woman reported to BBB in mid-May that Medical Alarms Hewlett called her, offering a new system. At first, she thought it may have been the same brand her late husband had used. When the product arrived, she realized it wasnt the brand she assumed it was and called the company to get directions to return it. The company hung up on her at first, but she eventually got through to someone who told her to ship it back to Life Alert USA at a Lynbrook, NY address. (BBB records show a company named Lifewatch, Inc. at that address.) She is still disputing a $34.95 monthly service fee that was debited to her account. These companies, they use so many names and they all sound alike, Medical Alert, Alert Services, Medical Life System, Alert USAIts confusing and they know that. she said. The use of names that are similar to well known marketers of medical alert devices is a problem.
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