I’ve been dismayed to see all the news stories about the medical alert scam that targets elderly people. Apparently they call you up and tell you that you’ve won a medical alert system, then get personal information from you that they can use to steal money from you.
Two things to keep in mind.
1. If someone spends the time and money to call you on the phone to offer you something free, it’s not free.
2. Never give any personal or financial information to someone who calls you on the telephone. If you call them, fine. But if someone calls you, the chances are way too high that they are a scammer.