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Postcard claims you may qualify for financial death benefit. What happens if you respond?

A viewer emailed sister station WGAL Tuesday, writing, “A card arrived telling me that Social Security provides a financial death benefit for final expenses and that there is a state benefit too that can pay ‘if you qualify.’ To receive free information, I am asked to return a card, postage-paid, addressed to the National Processing Center in Washington, D.C. It asks for my signature, age, my spouse’s age and my phone number. Is this legit?”These cards are sent out by a marketing firm located in Texas. They’re designed to generate leads for sales.Insurance firms, medical supply companies and other companies looking to appeal to seniors will buy these lists.A lot of people often ask: How did they get my name? It’s by responding to things like this postcard.Your name, address and phone number are valuable commodities and worth money to someone.Think twice before you respond to a postcard like this.Watch the video above for the full story.

A viewer emailed sister station WGAL Tuesday, writing, “A card arrived telling me that Social Security provides a financial death benefit for final expenses and that there is a state benefit too that can pay ‘if you qualify.’ To receive free information, I am asked to return a card, postage-paid, addressed to the National Processing Center in Washington, D.C. It asks for my signature, age, my spouse’s age and my phone number. Is this legit?”

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These cards are sent out by a marketing firm located in Texas. They’re designed to generate leads for sales.

Insurance firms, medical supply companies and other companies looking to appeal to seniors will buy these lists.

A lot of people often ask: How did they get my name? It’s by responding to things like this postcard.

Your name, address and phone number are valuable commodities and worth money to someone.

Think twice before you respond to a postcard like this.

Watch the video above for the full story.