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Medical scam calls on the rise in West Virginia

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Dave Peyton said he is being harassed in his own home.

"I received a phone call, it was obviously a recorded message, he said hi this is John and he started offering me this device, this life alert device and said it was free of charge," said Peyton.

That's when he said he hung up.

"I know if it sounds to good to be true it is," said Peyton.

But he said it didn't end there.  He's not alone, the West Virginia Attorney General's Office has gotten dozens of complaints.

"Hang up immediately, don't push one, don't talk to any individuals," said Peyton.

You should hang up because the West Virginia Attorney General's Office said it's a scam.

Here's what you should do: get all the information you can quickly by phone, don't give them any personal information, hang up right away and report the information to the West Virginia Attorney General's Office.

The numbers may seem local on your caller ID, but Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says they could be coming from anywhere.

"The more information we obtain, the easier it is to go after them and partner up with other law enforcement agencies," said Morrisey. 

Sharing your experience could help catch the culprits.

If you would like to report an incident, we put the number to the consumer protection hotline, the number is 1-800-368-8808.

If you would like Courtney Khondabi to investigate a possible scam, email her: ckhondabi@wowktv.com