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AARP members can watch this talk through May 25, 2022. Video run time is 1 hour 30 minutes. (Please note that this is a recording of an online event, so any references to live chat, technical assistance, or the upcoming schedule no longer apply.)



Tip-offs to Rip-offs

Hear from experts on how scammers use email, text and robocalls to try to fool you

Through riveting undercover footage taken by a fraud vigilante, you’ll get a front-row seat as we explain how scammers use robocalls, emails and texts to connect with their victims, and then employ all sorts of sneaky tactics to manipulate them into parting with their hard-earned dollars. Fasten your seat belt for a fraud lesson that will both shock and inform.

Doug Shadel

Aaron Foss

About Doug Shadel

Doug Shadel is the state director for AARP Washington and serves as the lead fraud researcher for AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. He is a former fraud investigator who has coauthored numerous studies and books that profile victims and the tactics used by scammers, including Outsmarting the Scam Artists, Weapons of Fraud and Schemes & Scams. Shadel has served as an expert witness in federal criminal fraud trials and on the advisory council for Stanford University’s Financial Fraud Research Center. He has also testified before Congress about the rise of fraud in the U.S., and he writes a regular column for AARP The Magazine.

About Aaron Foss

Aaron Foss is the CEO of Nomorobo and an accomplished serial entrepreneur, with five companies under his belt. In 2011, he was a part of Techstars NYC with SideTour, a marketplace for unique experiences, which was acquired by Groupon in 2013. His current company, Nomorobo, has stopped over 2 billion unwanted robocalls from reaching consumers since its launch in 2013. Nomorobo was chosen as the winner of the Federal Trade Commission’s Robocall Challenge and named “best new product” by CableLabs. Foss has been featured in The New York Times and Wired and on CNN, CNBC and Fox News, and he has testified as an expert witness in front of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.


This featured video was part of the AARP Celebrates You event, which ran March 24-26 to highlight live events on AARP’s Virtual Community Center, where you can find a variety of free virtual events designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.

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