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.
AARP Foundation Elderwatch commissioned Alan Newman Research to conduct a phone survey of Coloradans age 50 and older to gauge their experience with fraud or scams, their perception of fraud, knowledge of scams, and what measures they have taken to prevent being a target or victim or at risk for either.
Con 'Em If You Can puts you into the fictional world of Shady Acres where you learn first-hand about the types of persuasion tactics used to perpetuate financial fraud, and you accumulate wealth and strength by using these tactics on a range of targets
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.
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.