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The AARP Fraud Watch Network 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.

Protecting consumers goes back to AARP’s founding. Learn more about our history.


What We Help You Do

Stay Informed

Knowledge gives you power over scams. The AARP Fraud Watch Network equips you with reliable, up-to-date insights, alerts and fraud prevention resources to help you spot and avoid scams and protect your loved ones. We even cover the latest scams in the news.

Find Support

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.

 

Have a Voice

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.   

    

MEMBERS GET MORE. AARP The Magazine and the AARP Bulletin regularly feature news and tips on the latest scams.

Our Fraud Experts See Full Bios

Kathy Stokes
Director of Fraud Prevention, Fraud Watch Network

Amy Nofziger
Director of Victim Support, Fraud Watch Network

Doug Shadel
State Director,
AARP Washington

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Paul Greenwood
External Speaker,
Elder Abuse

Brett Johnson
External Speaker,
Scams & Fraud

AARP members make possible free resources like the Fraud Watch Network. Support our nonprofit, nonpartisan work that empowers people to choose how they live as they age by becoming a member today

In the News

Older adults are increasingly targeted by romance scammers, and AARP chronicles a case of one of the victims.

 — USA Today - 10/23/2021

AARP’s Amy Nofziger offers tips on how to avoid scams this holiday season.

— NerdWallet - 10/22/2021

AARP fraud prevention expert Kathy Stokes discusses efforts to combat fraudulent robocalls.

 NPR member station WABE, Atlanta, GA - 10/21/2021


Partners

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: