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Lifeline Alert Scam

Friday, January 6, 2017

An automated call message stating that the Minnesota Board on Aging is giving away free Lifeline Alerts to seniors has been circulating around Minnesota. The call is coming from a Minneapolis/St Paul phone number, 651-815-4905. The message asks the senior to press 1 to verify the address for free shipping and handling or asks the senior to press 5 to confirm delivery of the product.

This automated call to seniors is a scam. The Minnesota Board on Aging is NOT giving away Lifeline alerts to seniors.

If you received a phone call from this number please report it to the Senior LinkAge Line® at 800-333-2433 for further investigation.