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Ignore Phony AARP Gift Card Offers

Spammers promising $1,000 cards really want your personal data

If you receive an email telling you that AARP is giving you a $1,000 gift card, delete it. It's a scam aimed at collecting your personal information for a barrage of spam, phone calls and computer hacking. AARP is the latest target of this continuing con, in which you get emails or texts claiming that you've qualified for — or already won — a Visa gift card. Emails bearing the AARP name (misspelled as Aarp) were reported on Monday, after a wave of similar text messages in recent weeks falsely promised $1,000 gift cards from Walmart, Best Buy and Target. … Back to Article

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