AUGUSTA – Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is warning older Mainers to be wary of a phone scam in which people called are told they are eligible for a free life alert or medical alert device, and then asked to provide sensitive, personal financial information.

Mills says her office has received numerous complaints from Maine seniors about the scam involving a company that identifies itself as Life Alert. Mills says seniors who believe they’ve been targets of this scam should call her office’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-436-2131.

Mills says the company that produces the real Life Alert product has filed a lawsuit against those who have been impersonating the company and manipulating seniors into providing personal and financial information.

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