RX envelope scam

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare claims to be “trusted, independent, effective,” but I wouldn’t trust anyone who disguises their direct mail envelope (in appearance and feel) like some kind of prescription or prescription information coming in the mail. I wouldn’t trust anyone who sends more than two mailings to the same person each week–as they often do.

But, I have the luxury of a sound, skeptical mind–many seniors do not. This envelope is designed to prey on those who may not be able to make logical connections.

What senior (especially one who might have “memory issues”) would not want to open something that looks like medication? Even more so when the envelope says “open immediately and follow all instructions.”

Regardless of what lame plea for money is inside, someone with cognitive deficiencies (or just someone who was raised to follow directions) may still comply–writing a check to an organization that is deceptive, manipulative and unethical.

BEWARE. Look for similarly deceptive envelopes in the mail of your elderly parents or grandparents.





They are pretty much forcing seniors to open an envelope like this

~ by kipwkoelsch on May 18, 2017.

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