Author’s Note: Thanks to Black Men In America.com Founder Gary Johnson, we found a weekly podcast titled “The Perfect Scam” the podcast tells the stories of people who find themselves the target of a scam. Host Bob Sullivan introduces listeners to those who have experienced scams first hand, as well as professional con artists and leading experts who pull back the curtain on how scammers operate. https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/?intcmp=AE-SCM-FRD-SUBNAV-TPS. The AARP representative that I dealt with was Dan, a Fraud representative who never mentioned the podcast. Neither did the rep that referred me to him. Something is wrong with this picture! How is a podcast sponsored by AARP and their reps don’t have a clue?
Dear Ms. Jenkins,
My name is Harold Bell and I am a card-carrying member of AARP. There seems to be no checks and balances as it relates to senior citizens.
There are 30-50 million senior citizens (55+) on the rolls of AARP and they are being scammed by corporate America, other small-time gangsters, and thugs 24/7. Seniors are being scammed annually. The question, does anyone really care?
I am somewhat familiar with the pros and cons of the AARP. The former AARP CEO Addison Rand’s father was my mentor back in the day when the son was at Xerox Corporation here in DC. The son would sometimes stop in Face’s Restaurant and have lunch with his father. I met him in passing. *His father was a no-nonsense guy and he was my checks and balances when I was a sports talk radio personality during the 70s and 80s. You could carry his WORD to the bank. When his son took over as the CEO of AARP I took notice, “The Fat Cats kept getting fat”!