Today I got this in the mail.
The most noticeable feature of the envelope is the black and white pattern – along with the ALL CAPS WORDS TELLING ME HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS – AND THAT. IT. IS. RELATED.TO. MEDICARE!!
Only if you turn the envelope over and read the much smaller print that says " This is an advertisement" do you know it’s not really from the Social Security Adminsitration – why?
Because below is what an offical envelope from Social Security looks like.
Hmmm… Legal? Yes. Misleading? To many – also a yes! And of course the leter inside lets you know that you can call for FREE INFORMATION [also all caps] and that if you give them your phone number you are giving them permission to have a sales representative call you.
If you or anyone you know are Medicare eligible – PLEASE warn them about these letters.