AARP ElderWatch

Who We Are

AARP Foundation ElderWatch Colorado is a program with the Colorado attorney general and AARP Foundation whose mission is to ensure that no older adults are left to suffer, alone and in silence, at the hands of those who exploit them. The program fights the financial exploitation of older Coloradans through education and outreach, data collection, and the providing of assistance. Learn more

WHAT'S NEW

Online Fraud: Are You Next?

AARP identifies 15 particular behaviors, life situations and knowledge attributes that increase vulnerability to online fraud Read

BBB Fraud Alert

Sweepstakes scams cost average elderly victim $11,500 Read

Tips For Avoiding Fraud

Celebrate National Consumer Protection Week all year long with these video tips Watch

REFUSE FRAUD & SCAMS

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Once you recognize a potential scam, it’s important that you know how to refuse becoming a victim. An important thing to remember is to ask questions and take your time before ever making any kind of financial decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECT WITH FOUNDATION

Twitter
Twitter

Report Fraud:
1-800-222-4444,
option 2

 

AARP Toll-free Nationwide:
888-OUR-AARP
(888-627-2277)

Toll-free TTY
877-434-7598

RECOGNIZE FRAUD & SCAMS

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The ability to recognize the persuasion tactics commonly used by scammers and those who would exploit us is instrumental for empowering people to refuse a scam.

 

 

 

REPORT FRAUD & SCAMS

Knowing where to report a fraud or scam can be overwhelming. There are a lot of agencies working to fight this problem, but how do you know where to turn? Report as many details as you can about these scams so that we can share this information with agencies who can shut these scammers down.

 

 

 

VIDEOS

AARP Foundation ElderWatch works closely in conjunction with our friends at AARP Colorado. Check out their YouTube page to learn more about the issues important to 50+ Coloradans.

Report fraud or financial exploitation at 1-800-222-4444, option 2

EVENTS CALENDAR

Sunday, Apr. 6 - Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014

Money Smart Week

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

BEACON Fest

Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction, Colo.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fraud Prevention and Safety Summit

Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center, Parker, Colo.

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GET INVOLVED

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PRESENTATIONS

Help raise awareness of fraud and scams by scheduling a presentation.

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VOLUNTEER

Help others recognize, refuse and report fraud by volunteering with us.

RESOURCES

AARP Fraud Watch Network

Sign up for watchdog alerts to protect yourself and your loved ones. Learn More »

Colorado Attorney General

File a consumer complaint and learn more about resources in Colorado. Learn More »

FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center

Learn about scams targeting older Americans and report these crimes. Learn More »

Federal Trade Commission

Avoid identity theft and other scams and know how to report them. Learn More »

FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Visit the fraud center to learn about investment fraud and how to avoid it. Learn More »

About Elderwatch

AARP Foundation ElderWatch engages hundreds of volunteers each year to help older consumers recognize, refuse and report fraud and scams. This website provides additional information and tools to help protect consumers against financial exploitation.