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AARP making identity theft easier

Years ago, I pointed this out to you. I think I will finally no longer renew. Most of us know to take off our address so our trash is not otherwise identifiable. But it is inconvenient to page through looking for those type-appearance boxes that have advertisements that are addressed to me by name. Does that advertisement pay you better? I wish the advertiser understood I would never use them. Please stop it. You are putting those of us with unique first names at risk. Or you lose one membership.

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@Lala79 You've come to the right place! I hear what you're saying and I was able to adjust the setting on your account to stop the personalized printing of your name within the Magazine. You can expect to see this change reflected in your future Magazines in about 4-6 weeks due to pre-printed content. I'm always here to help, please let me know if there's anything further I can do!

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This is the first time I ever heard of personalized printing inside a magazine (and specifically inside the AARP Magazine.) I checked our account settings but didn’t recognize anything pertinent to this.

 

Could you please adjust this setting for us? Thank you!

 

We are extremely careful with our personally identifying information and shred all paper containing it before recycling. I didn’t know to check inside magazines! Thank you @Lala79 

I was the victim of identity theft way back in 1992 and both of us have extremely unusual (possibly even unique) names, so am grateful to learn about this.

 

 

 

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@naxos You got it! I was able to process your request. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for the change to show. You know where to find me if you need anything further! 😊

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Thank you very much for the fast response!

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@naxos You are most welcome!

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Hi, Lala! I agree with you to an extent; I abhorred those "personalized" ads; but they are what woke me up to why did I need print delivery anyway? So I went paper-free as far as AARP (and some other sites). I do feel I'm helping alleviate two problems just a teeny tiny bit.

 

I would never, however, give up my AARP membership; I learn, grow and find health through this membership that I could never find elsewhere.

 

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