Your BBB has published blog posts in the past about telemarketers using deceptive tactics while pushing medical alert devices to seniors. A Florida operation engaging in such practices has been shut down by a U.S. district court at the request of the Florida Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission.
The court temporarily halted and froze the assets of an Orlando-based operation that used deceptive, pre-recorded “robocalls” to pitch medical alert devices. The calls allegedly claimed to senior citizens that the devices were free and falsely represented that they had been purchased for them by a relative or friend.
They also allegedly made consumers believe the devices were endorsed by various health organizations and that there would be no charge before the devices were activated.
The FTC and Florida Attorney General are seeking a court order that would permanently ban the defendants from engaging in allegedly fraudulent and illegal conduct and seeking restitution for consumers.
The defendants include: 1) Worldwide Info Services, Inc., also doing business as The Credit Voice; 2) Elite Information Solutions Inc., also doing business as The Credit Voice; 3) Absolute Solutions Group Inc, also doing business as The Credit Voice; 4) Global Interactive Technologies, Inc., also doing business as The Credit Voice Inc.; 5) Global Service Providers, Inc.; 6) The Credit Voice, Inc, also doing business as TCV; 7) Live Agent Response 1 LLC, also doing business as LAR; 8) Arcagen, Inc., also doing business as ARI; 9) American Innovative Concepts, Inc.; 10) Unique Information Services Inc.; 11) Michael Hilgar; 12) Gary Martin; and 13) Joseph Settecase.