Life Alert is fighting imposters who are using robo-calls and Life Alertís trademarks to scam the elderly
Life Alert filed a lawsuit against LifeWatch Inc. and ConnectAmerica.com LLC (aka Medical Alert) for impersonating Life Alert through scam phone calls to the elderly, then lying and manipulating them into providing personal and financial information.
Life Alert has protected the elderly for over 25 years. As the founder and industry leader in the personal emergency response systems for the elderly, Life Alert saves a life from a catastrophe every 11 minutes. Therefore, Life Alert would like the public to know that it has filed a lawsuit against those involved in impersonating Life Alert through scam phone calls to senior citizens, and then lying and manipulating them into providing personal and financial information.†† The named defendants include LifeWatch Inc. and ConnectAmerica.com, LLC (aka Medical Alert) two companies that purport to be legitimate providers of personal emergency response systems.
The perpetrators of these phone scams were successful because of their use of Life Alertís famous brand name, slogan and reputation.†† As a result of their actions, thousands of senior citizens were scammed nationwide†and †tremendous damage was caused to Life Alert.† The C.E.O. of LifeWatch, Evan Sirlin, and the Chairman of Connect America, Kenneth Gross, were also named as defendants for their involvement with the scam phone calls. †
ďWe hope that this lawsuit will punish the responsible parties and prevent other companies from buying fraudulent contracts.† Life Alert will sue any company that impersonates and/or illegally uses its registered trademarks, and hopes that this action will end the nationwide unsolicited, illegal, automated calls that are misleading and scamming our senior citizens.Ē
About Life Alert
Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. is the founder and leader in personal emergency response industry and has been providing services to seniors nationwide since 1987. †Their trademarked slogan, ďHelp, Iíve fallen and I canít get up!Ē is ranked as the most memorable ad over the last 25 years by USA Today. †Life Alert is the first personal response service to employ two-way communication for its members and is the only company to invest over $150 million in branding and public education about personal protection. †Life Alert is the only company that former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D. endorsed; Dr. Koop has appeared in Life Alert commercials from 2004 up until his death in 2013.† www.lifealert.com
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