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


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Spring Clean Your Identity Theft Risks

Spring cleaning should include more than decluttering your garage and closets. Take these simple steps to reduce your risks of identity theft

Tips to Prevent Mystery Shopping Scams

Fraudsters have widened their net to the popular networking website LinkedIn


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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.





Report Fraud:
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AARP Toll-free Nationwide:

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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.




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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.



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


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Economic Insecurity and Financial Exploitation of Older Adults, 2015 Federal Regions 8 & 10 Community Action Conference, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Embassy Suites Downtown Denver, 1420 Stout Street, Denver, Colo.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TRIAD - Making Sense of Your Credit Report, 1:30-3 p.m.
Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, 500 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, Colo.
Learn More »


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

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


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.