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Re: Home Emergency Insurance Solutions Mailing

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Thank you info seeker. You confirmed what I thought. Shame on AARP for allowing this scam.
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Home Emergency Insurance Solutions Mailing

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I got a mailing from Home Emergency Insurance Solutions today (with zero return address information on the envelope - always a red flag for me) offering water-line connection insurance. They are apparently loosely affiliated with though not endorsed by AARP. I suspected a scam, and sure enough, with a little googling, the article below by a former San Francisco Chronicle columnist I much admire popped right up:

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/04/business/la-fi-lazarus-20110104

 

I must say that it is very dismaying indeed that AARP would endorse such an enterprise, however, loosely, although the financial incentive for them is fairly plainly spelled out. Not good for the old, you should pardon the expression, reputation guys...

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