Free Groceries for Seniors Scam

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Free Groceries for Seniors Scam

June 10, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 6:49 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Senior citizens are the latest target of a grocery scam.

The "Groceries for Seniors" scam is a recorded message advising callers that if they are sixty years of age or older they are eligible for the national senior assistance program.

The message states, "Sixty years old or older, you now qualify for the new national senior assistance to receive $3,000 in free grocery savings certificates."

The scam promises not only $3000 in free grocery savings certificates, but a complimentary medical alert device as well.

Many seniors are unaware of how easy it is to steal someone's identity, and may give out personal information to unscrupulous callers.

Let loved ones know that the old adage still rings true: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Jeremy Brickley