BBB alerts Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky senior citizens of mailers that are targeting senior consumers preying on fears of paying a double-tax on Social Security, safeguarding the financial security of retired Americans, and expanding Social Security benefits.Senior consumers have reported to BBB that they have received mailers from Senior Citizens Alliance, The Seniors Center, and The Seniors Trust seeking donations ranging from $15 - $20, and responses to surveys concerning Social Security issues. The letters claim that the fundraising efforts will assist the organizations in supporting a variety of legislative bills, such as The Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act H. R. 2552, The Social Security Expansion Act, and a fair COLA (cost of living adjustment). BBB’s investigation revealed these firms are lobbying groups, which are organizations that focus on influencing legislative decisions. Donations made to these groups are not tax deductible, as these firms are not charitable organizations.BBB encourages seniors who wish to learn more about legislative issues concerning Social Security to contact their local elected Congressional representative with any questions or concerns. It does not cost money to voice concerns to your Congressional representatives who are here to represent community interests.The elected local Congressional representatives in our area are Diane Black, Bob Corker, and Lamar Alexander. Click on the link below to find out who the elected Congressional contact is in your area. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/TN - senatorsTo view the mailers from each organization, click the following links:· Senior Citizens Alliance: https://screencast.com/t/5YdwmZwX8iq· The Seniors Center: https://screencast.com/t/lUYJ7dlneJto· The Seniors Trust: https://screencast.com/t/qyiacSCLVisit GoBBB.organd click on the latest Newsor ScamInformation to learn more about BBB or to report a scam.