The AARP Fraud Watch NetworkTM is a free resource for all. With AARP as your partner, you’ll learn how to proactively spot scams, get guidance from our fraud specialists if you’ve been targeted, and feel more secure knowing that we advocate at the federal, state, and local levels to protect consumers and enforce the law.
If you've been targeted by scams or fraud, you are not alone. Our trained fraud specialists provide support and guidance on what to do next and how to avoid scams in the future. The AARP Fraud Helpline, 877-908-3360, is free and available to anyone. We also offer online support sessions for further emotional support.
AARP fights for consumers by advocating for laws and regulations to stop scams and shut down fraud attempts. We also provide a voice to consumer concerns and help shape the public discussion on fraud.
Ask Amy shared a letter from a woman who praised the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline for helping her determine if the Publishers Clearing House letter she received was a scam.
AARP’s Amy Nofziger urged readers of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette to beware of anyone asking for payment using a gift card. She said, “That’s the No. 1 red flag.”
The Washington Post published a list of simple tips to help readers identify and avoid online scams. AARP’s Director of Fraud Victim Support warned consumers to be extra alert when someone asks you to use a peer-to-peer payment method.
The AARP Fraud Watch Network works with industry, federal regulators, law enforcement and other nonprofits to help deliver the message of fraud prevention. Current partners include: