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.
During an interview with the Military Times, AARP’s Troy Broussard encouraged veterans to apply for the PACT Act benefits, but to be aware of related scams.
The Associated Press reports than more people are losing money to scams than ever before. AARP Director of Fraud Prevention Programs Kathy Stokes said, “The first thing they’ll do is get you into a heightened emotional state, because we can’t access clear thinking when we’re in that state. It could be fear, panic, or excitement – ‘I just won a million dollars from Publishers Clearing House.’”
NBC12 in Central Virginia was one of many stations around the country reporting on the rise of artificial intelligence scams. AARP’s Kathy Stokes offered tips to consumers to help protect themselves.
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: