AARP Launches New Fear-Mongering Campaign Warning The Elderly That Their Families Are Coming To Rob Them
The AARP has launched a new program called BankSafe. The program is designed to teach bank employees how to spot when elderly people are being financially exploited. Most banks already have similar programs. I know JPMorgan Chase does.
What makes the AARP program different is the marketing. The AARP is using fear-mongering and scare tactics that rival the NRA or attorneys advertising on TV. Yes, the AARP is actually promoting paranoia among elderly people. The group actually wants to make the elderly believe that their family is out to rob and steal from them.
AARP Executive VP Debra Whitman told the media: