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.
Knowledge gives you power over scams. The AARP Fraud Watch NetworkTM 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.
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.
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.
AARP Director of Victim Support Amy Nofziger appeared on TODAY to share tips on how to stop spam calls and texts, including using the technology already on our devices.
Scripps News reports scammers are targeting Medicare recipients across the country, claiming that they need to update their Medicare information to receive a new card. AARP’s Kathy Stokes says “Medicare will never call you unless you initiate the conversation.”
USA Today reports experts warn scammers are getting more sophisticated while “consumer protections remain limited.” AARP’s Kathy Stokes said while “education is a critical part of preventing fraud,” she “believes there needs to be a national response, possibly action from lawmakers.”
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: