Tisbury Police caution elderly on phone scam

Tisbury Police caution elderly on phone scam


Tisbury police officer Jeff Day said that police had received reports Wednesday from two senior citizens about a telemarketing company that appears to be targeting elderly Martha’s Vineyard residents.

Officer Day said that in each case, the caller from a Mississippi based company, Senior Medical Alert, attempted to convince the residents to sign up for medical equipment.

A call The Times placed to the telephone number provided by police elicited a sales pitch for a medical alert device. The operator said the cost would be paid by the local hospital and the only charge would be for monitoring.

“They’re definitely targeting elders,” officer Day said.