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AARP Foundation 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

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How to Avoid Robocall Scams

At least one in five phone calls made is a robocall, and many are the work of scammers Read

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

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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

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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.

AARP Foundation ElderWatch, in Partnership with the Colorado Attorney General
Report fraud or financial exploitation at 1-800-222-4444, option 2

EVENTS CALENDAR

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Third Annual Rocky Mountain Investor Fraud Summit

Anthem Ranch, Aspen Community Center
16151 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, Colo.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fight Fraud - Shred Instead

Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, 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.