AARP Foundation / deceptive fundraising - mail

Eugene, OR, United States

Just received my renewal notice from AARP. Thought it strange since I'm a multi-year member. Checked my records and I'm not due for renewal. Looking closer, I see it's a renewal notice from AARP Foundation, not AARP.
So, because I donated to the Foundation before, I get a renewal notice? Really?
And it looks likes a membership renewal. Coincidence? I don't think so.
I think it's a misleading mailing designed to confuse the recipient into thinking it's a membership renewal, which will generate more money again for the Foundation.
How ethical is that? So, what does the Foundation stand for anyway if they use dishonest fund raising tactics? How trustworthy?
Bad will is a terrible/stupid thing to generate.

May 26, 2015

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