Did we get mail-scammed??

Hi all, I’m hoping I can get some advice.

My girlfriend recently started a new job. With said job came new mail, new benefits, etc. Yesterday, we got a suspicious letter in the mail requesting she go online for employer-benefit retirement savings.

Last night, she went on the website in the letter for retirement planning called “planwithease.com”. The first thing it prompted her for was a social security number and for her to enter a temporary password included on the letter we got in the mail. She put in her social and used the temporary password off the letter. At that point, it asked her to create an account with a username and password.

She stopped at this point because she got a funny feeling. She asked me about it, so I looked at the website and letter, and felt somewhat conflicted. It seems ok, but I’ve never heard of the website and the letter seems a bit funny. I couldn’t find any posts or other things with the websites name besides a few reviews saying it was a poor service to use. We’re not concerned about the service, we just need to know if this was a fraudulent website.

Girlfriend asks about the website and letter today at work and they say they don’t use that for retirement benefits. Her director said they never heard of it. My GF is currently waiting to hear back from the school district.

We don’t know who to talk to or how to know if the website/letter are fake. Has anyone heard of a “planwithease.com” scam letter? I can upload the letter later if it helps. Thanks for any help.

The content was posted by markoftheshan on 2021-10-08 00:07:14 via reddit

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  1. iBrickedIt says:

    If the bank calls you, and says OMG your account is on fire, what is your password…. Say thank you,.. hang up, and call your bank. If it is really the bank, you wont hurt their feelings.

    Do not respond to ANY unknown call, letter, or email you get where they claim to be anyone, or anything. If it sounds half legit, hang up, and call the institution directly.

    You need to use some common sense here, and giving out your SS# is really really really not smart.

  2. peakpenguins says:

    Doesn’t appear to be a scam. She can check with her employer, but it looks like they’re probably using that service to handle employee retirement accounts.

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