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Defibrillator Phone Scam Targeting Winnipeggers

April 15, 2013 11:00 AM | News

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)Two non-profit groups are warning Winnipeggers of a fraudulent telemarketing company attempting to sell medical devices.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) says the company is trying to sell Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), medical bracelets and/or medical emergency monitoring systems, while claiming to be “endorsed” by the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Neither group is affiliated with this company and don’t use telemarketing to sell products.

The fraudulent sellers are calling themselves Senior Safety Alert, Senior Emergency Care or Senior Safe Alert.

The charities have notified the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and encourage anyone who receives the calls to do the same at 1-888-495-8501.