State officials are warning seniors to beware of a new scam offering "free" medical alert devices to the elderly.
They say people posing as reps for medical device companies have called seniors asking for money and personal information in return for "free" medical alert equipment.
The Department of State suggests hanging up the phone if you get an unsolicited call from anyone asking for your personal information. Also, make sure to get a name, address, and phone number for the business a telemarketer represents and only give out personal information if you initiate a call to a company you know to be reputable.
Broome County Executive Announces Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Broome County Executive Debbie Preston announced today that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Preston has been in office since 2012.
In a statement, Preston said she has no plans to stop working and that she feels great both physically and mentally.
Preston went on to say, "I've never backed down from a fight in my life. I've won some and I've lost some. But I've certainly won more than I've lost. And this fight against cancer is one that I intend to win."
Right now, Preston... more
Effects of Wine on Kidney Disease VIEW VIDEO
An occasional glass of wine may help keep your kidneys healthy.
Furthermore, for those who already have kidney disease, moderate wine drinking might help the heart.
When researchers looked at... more
Man Under Bed Arrested
State police tell us a wanted Kirkwood man jumped his bail, and then jumped under a bed.
Police say that 42-year-old James Kennerup was arrested for bail jumping and criminal possession of a... more