Fraud Watch Network Watchdog Alerts, Tips & Resources, Free for Everyone
The AARP Fraud Watch Network gives you access to information about how to protect yourself and your family. Non-members and members alike can get our Watchdog Alerts, stay up on con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for everyone because AARP is committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures.
“It was a full-time job trying to clear my name. The thieves opened seven different fraudulent checking accounts and thirty-five different credit accounts. Creditors threatened to garnish my wages and put liens on my house. ”
- Jennifer D’aves Pederson
“We’re turning the table on the con artists. We’re giving people access to resources so they can fight back against fraud and ID theft.”
- Jean Mathisen, AARP Foundation Fraud Call Center Director
“The con is using all that information to put together their arsenal and profile the person they are on the phone with so they know which buttons to push to bring the emotion up in that person…Now I’m no longer the predator on the phone, I’m Jim from New York.”
- Jimmy Edwards, con artist