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Beware possible scam email spoofing AARP Rewards

I received an email today using the name of AARP Rewards which was NOT from AARP.

It promoted a survey to get a $90 promo award.

I tried to copy it and post but was unsuccessful.

Beware!

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From: AARP
Subject Line: Confirmation-Reward

 

I received the AARP GIFTCARD Notice today...it says:

Congratulations!
You've been selected to receive an EXCLUSIVE OFFER!
Complete this short 30-second survey about your experiences with AARP and receive your exclusive reward offer for participating.

 

 etc.

 

Glad I googled to see if it was a spoof/scam -- I did so because AARP doesn't have the email address to which it was sent.  Thanks for posting - I didn't click on it without checking first.

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Here is the email address that the email came from to my email. 

ywqsvdqxvkhrwomzvdghsxviuz@coinamplify.org

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Thanks for sharing, @DeeL371276. Any email address ending in @aarp.org belongs to our organization and these sender addresses are legitimate. Although rare, it is possible to spoof a legitimate email address. Pay attention to not only the sender but the contents of the message and the circumstances. Known email addresses for AARP Rewards come from: @helloworldfulfillment.com @e.helloworldemail.com @aarprewards.aarp.org and @docusign.net (tax form for winners). We recommend you to mark that suspicious email as phishing/spam, don't click on any links from them and report it directly from your email. - Diana G.

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@SallyH619921 Hi Sally, let's get this reported to our AARP Fraud Watch Network! Check out the info here: https://aarp.info/3z8e93h

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It definitely is a scam. I answered it and found out the hard way but soon enough to stop it and get my money back! They offer a " free" gift if you answer some survey questions about AARP. All the " gift" costs is $7.98 shipping. But the dirty secret is exposed only if you click on the small print "Terms and Conditions" at the bottom of the page. Agreeing to pay the $7.98 also is a commitment to pay $82.45/month for membership of the " Elite Force Fit App", and $89.85/month for joining the "Exclusive Warehouse Direct" store. I canceled everything and contacted my bank. I also called the AARP helpline to report the fraudulent email: 1-877-908-3360 (Available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET). 

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Ugh...I fell for it!  Just called Exclusive Warehouse Direct to cancel and they refused to credit back the $86 membership fee.  BUT, they said they would email me a $125 voucher for more product---LOL are you kidding me?!  I'm so mad at both them and myself right now.  I'm disputing the charge with my credit card company, but when they find out it's a subscription (whether scammed or not), I doubt they'll take it off.  I feel very stupid!

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I got the same email this morning. 

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@HokiePoq @AARPJanelleM @KellytheBelly 

 

Hey was just reading posts on forums to see what missed from emails 

Hokie Wow I wasn't only one to get funky email same as you mentioned about RewardsSurvey

Myself when get email not sure of I'll hit details to see email address actually coming from so as to avoid unsafe ones... which this one had funky mess not AARP see in screenshot 

I still had it in my trash thought I'd do screenshots to share/show here (see 2 attached)

I didn't click anything in email so not sure where it'd take a person But I'm certain wouldn't be good so hopefully AARP fraud can use this as well as make readers here aware

Stay safe & also stay cool 😎 in these 🌡🔥heatwaves days

Have a beautiful day 

Ginger  :  >

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@gm5271   This is the same one I got or very much like it.   I hope some folks don't get taken in by it.

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I got this I was sure it had to be a scam thank you for confirming 

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@HokiePoq Let's get this info to our AARP Fraud Watch Network for further guidance! When you have a moment, please call our helpline to report this fraudulent email: 1-877-908-3360 (Available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET). Also, be sure to report the email as spam with your email provider so similar fraud emails will automatically be flagged to your spam folder. 

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@AARPJanelleM   I got the same one again.  Is there an email address I can forward it to?

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@HokiePoq Unfortunately, we don't have an email address at this time. Please call our Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 1-877-908-3360 if you'd like to speak with a fraud specialist for further recommendation. 

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@AARPJanelleM   Thanks.   Odd they don't want to see the actual message, just have it described.  Not effective IMHO.

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@HokiePoq You are most welcome. 

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@AARPJanelleM   Unfortunately, I just emptied my deleted folder.   Will be on the lookout for others and forward them.   I did report it to Microsoft as phishing.

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@HokiePoq  | @AARPJanelleM 

 

⬇️  Pretty sure it's this scam/the same scam I posted yesterday...with picture. ⬇️

 

REF: https://community.aarp.org/t5/Scams-Fraud/Scam-Email-AARP-Award-Open-Immediately-From-Hi-Your-AARP-R...

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@KellytheBelly  It didn't look like that.  This was claiming to be a survey and you'd get a reward.  Source was not an AARP address.    Looks like the scammers are working overtime and somehow have access to our emails or are just sending them to everyone regardless of age or AARP membership.   

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