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AARP Report Warns of Spike in Scam Attempts During Holidays

Criminals ramp up their efforts targeting online shoppers, a new survey finds


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7 Tactics Criminals Use to Perpetrate Fraud

Scammers have learned how to manipulate people’s emotions and take advantage of their trust in others

Money Can Be Stolen From Your Bank Account

Customers need to be vigilant as thefts from personal accounts become more common

7 Tips for Avoiding Fraud When Donating to Charities

Make sure your generosity doesn’t benefit criminals this season

Scam Alerts

Mail Theft, Check Fraud on the Rise, USPS Warns

Learn how to keep your payments safe as thieves grow more brazen

Government Impostor Scams on the Rise

6 frauds to know and tips to stay safe from the scammers

Scams Have Skyrocketed Since Pandemic Began

AARP report reveals that criminals are targeting older Americans at record rates

After Disaster Strikes, So Do Fraud Criminals

Crooks behind fake charities — and phony repair schemes — want your cash

Organized Crime Gangs Earn Big Bucks in Shift to Fraud

Gangs around the globe fuel billion-dollar underground economy

Fraud Fighting

Help Your Teen Avoid Online Scams and Identity Theft

Criminals are targeting kids with fake shopping sites, scholarship offers, sextortion and more

How to Stop Cybercriminals in Their Tracks

Crooks use a variety of tools and tactics, but smart security practices can thwart them

Justice Department Intensifies Its Fight Against Elder Fraud

Feds add 14 U.S. Attorney’s Offices to help stop criminals from exploiting older Americans

FCC Cracks Down on Car Warranty Robocalls

Voice service providers ordered to block traffic from group accused of making billions of illegal calls

Former NASA Engineer Shares Gets Even With Scammers

Mark Rober discusses the 'glitterbomb package' and other creative ways he gets back at fraudsters

Know When Your Facebook Friend is a Real Phony

How to protect yourself and spot impostors on Messenger, Instagram

How to Spot Scam Texts on Your Smartphone

Take steps to protect yourself from fake mobile messages sent by cybercrooks

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline: 1-877-908-3360

Our toll-free service is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET

Victim Support

Let’s Stop Blaming Scam Victims, AARP Report Says

Advocates call for a change in how we talk and think about financial fraud

7 Scams Reported on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network Helpline

From requests for genetic testing to fake arrest warrants, here's how crooks are deceiving consumers

Elder Fraud

5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

Steps to help protect loved ones from theft

Tech Tools to Help Guard Against Elder Financial Abuse

Websites and firms that can flag suspicious behavior

The Legal Consequences of Elder Fraud Can Be Steep

Scams are on the rise, but here are ways to fight back




Learn how to spot and avoid the common scams listed below

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