Methinks the AARP are a bunch of shysters who bamboozle seniors with all kinds of bogus profit-making concepts. They scammed me for $40 with their driver safety classes.
I singed up for one of their classes in Ridgewood in November, unfortunately I wrote down the wrong date and arrived at the class an hour early and a day late. My fault.
I'm a senior - one of those folks they're supposed to advocate for - and they should've given me a second shot at their next class. Not a chance!
But they were delighted to take me for another $20 for their next class in Jackson Heights. I sent them the check. Two weeks later, midway through the class, the instructor told me she didn't have my funds.
I sent them the money! But she said no money, no class. She could have let me stay, and when she got the check sent it in. She was adamant, so I left.
I'm out $40, a lot of dough for a senior on a fixed income, and no certificate. The thing that really gets me is there's no way to contact anybody at the AARP. They're all volunteers with no power or authority to do anything or rectify a wrong.
They keep sending you to another department like some kind of game, round and round you go, and at some point all you hear is nothing...the phone goes dead.
Anybody out there have a similar problem with the AARP? They won't help me, but they keep sending me all of their garbage in the mail. Insurance promotions, dental insurance (another scam), and the back of their magazines filled with all kids of
profit-making products for the AARP, a nonprofit organization.
At this point all I want is to get the word out. Beware the AARP folks!