Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is issuing a warning about scammers posing as vendors of medical-alert equipment and monitoring services who he says are targeting older residents.
McDaniel said Wednesday that his office has received several complaints in recent weeks about telephone calls from what is allegedly a legitimate medical alert company.
He says the caller uses high-pressure sales tactics and false warnings about the intended victim's need for the equipment and services.
McDaniel says the scammers later follow up with phone calls in which they try to obtain credit card information.
Officials say anyone receiving such a call should hang up and report it to authorities.