First: February 24, 2012
Last: February 24, 2012
Yes, AARP is a fraud in my book.
Below is an e-mail I sent today to AARP, after 2 weeks without any form of response.
Apparently, based on the lack of response to my e-mail to you sent 2 weeks ago, AARP does not care about its members or their problems with AARP. Pretty pathetic for an organization of this size and demographic position.
I feel scammed by AARP, and I would definitely not recommend ANYONE join AARP based on my experience thus far.
On 2/10/2012 11:26 AM, Michael Baldwin wrote to email@example.com:
My name is Michael Baldwin, AARP member #XXXXXXXXXX since Sept. ####.
Thus far, I'm disappointed in what I see as a lack of integrity and congruency with AARP, and not sure if membership in this organization is serving me in any way.
I've received numerous mailings from AARP over the past couple of years, and I responded to a phone call I received from AARP in Sept. 2011 by joining. I mentioned some of the premium items being offered by AARP as an inducement to join, and was told about the many benefits AARP offers to its members.
However, even though I was promised I would be mailed the premium item requested by the AARP representative who signed me up, that has never been received in over 4 months since joining. In addition, I've priced some of the programs for insurance and travel offered by AARP, and they are not competitively priced. I receive even better discounts from my existing plans and memberships. In essence, I feel AARP has not fulfilled its promises and representations to me, and I'm disappointed.
Quite frankly, I get upset every time I see an AARP ad in print or TV, touting their inducement premiums, due to my experience.
Rather than just cancel my membership without any explanation as to why, I felt it best to first share my experiences and observations leading up to where I am at present.
Thank you in advance for your prompt response.
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