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Your Legal Rights: Protect yourself from medical alert scams

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Editor's note: The following "Your Legal Rights" column is provided through the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson.

Most people have seen TV ads for a device that sends help when a person has fallen and can't get up. Legitimate medical alert devices have been lifesavers for some, but a new telephone scam preys on the worry for people who live alone and fear they won't be able to call for help if they are injured or sick.

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