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Post Card for Seniors

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How the scam works:

Scammers design and send countless post cards to neighborhoods populated by the elderly. The card informs the recipient “an approved senior final expense program is now available, to help pay for the senior’s final expenses." (aka funeral).

The card also mentions that the program could get the qualifying seniors up to $15,000! Indeed, the call to action is at the end of the card, stating: “It is your legal right as a taxpayer to receive all the information available to you. You must complete this request form within 5 days.” Seniors fall for this and are required to pay not only a “small” application fee, but also to give all their personal information.

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How to avoid:

Don't get us wrong, there are legitimate services out there (independent insurance agents) that provide that kind of programs, but this refers only to the scammers who impersonate those real organizations. Tell your elders to let you know whenever they get such things in the mail. Take a closer look at the names used, research, and determine if the mail comes from legitimate services or bogus ones. Better safe than sorry. You can report the scam on this page: Federal Trade Commission Report.

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There are 180 comments

  • On Friday, July 24, 2015, Margaret Kenney wrote:

    Just received one of these cards which states: "This benefit will pay 100% of all funeral expenses up to $35,000. This payment is tax-free for
    Delaware residents." First clue the card came from Marietta GA. Forwarded this one to Matt Denn who is Delaware's Attorney General. Don't be fooled. This another scam aimed at "senior citizens".

  • On Thursday, July 23, 2015, Jane wrote:

    Received one today from senior information processing, p.o. box 4057,Marietta, GA 30061-9921. Wants to see if I qualify for a state regulated program to pay all my final expenses up to $35,000. Shredded it.

  • On Wednesday, July 08, 2015, Craig Smith wrote:

    I just got one in Georgia.Im gonna shit in it and send it back.

  • On Tuesday, July 07, 2015, wat893@hotmail.com wrote:

    Scammed need to get a rude wake up call, *

  • On Wednesday, July 01, 2015, debra wrote:

    i got one yesterday. i,m upset that the government doest let these people know this is wrong and fine them.its the same place that tammy wrote about

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