I have received several notices that my membership confirmation dues have not been paid. I have never joined AARP as in my situation, none of their benefits would help me.
In the letter it states, "When you do send in your dues, we'll RESTORE your active member status immediately and send you your membership kit and Benefits Handbook. Well, if you never received a membership kit and handbook (and AARP card), how can you be RESTORED as active!!! With all the AARP articles from their magazines, (I googled AARP SCAM to find a site like this and article after article came up with AARP's name helping seniors be alerted to scams)...here they are trying to scam senior citizens. Later in the letter it states, "We want to REINSTATE all your benefits and we promise to do so as soon as we receive your payment." I am appalled at AARP.
Furthermore, instead of helping seniors, I believe, they are using statistics of age related memory loss (not Alzheimer or dementia) to propagate profits. In a NBC contributor article titled, "1 in 8 boomers reports memory loss, large survey finds", "The survey found that 12 percent of 60 to 64-year-olds complained of confusion or memory loss, and of them, nearly 45 percent said it interfered with daily life or work. That's worse than in the 85-and-older group -- only 38 percent of them felt the memory loss or confusion interfered with their lives." I have such memory loss, partly to due with my health condition and partly the medication I have to take. I was confused upon getting this invoice and nearly wrote a check!
I will be notifying AARP that they will be reported to the BBB! I am so angry about this that it may go to 60 minutes or same as well!
Product or Service Mentioned: Aarp Membership.
Reason of review: Trying to scam a senior citizen!.
Preferred solution: I want them to answer for their appalling business practice!.
I didn't like: Already submitted complaint.