Lifeline Alert Scam

January 06, 2017

An automated call message stating that due to the high number of falls, 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 says to press 1 to verify the address for free shipping and handling or 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 and is currently investigating this issue.

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