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.
AARP fraud expert Amy Nofziger warned readers of the Detroit Free Press about pet scams around the holidays and said peer-to-peer apps are an increasingly popular form of payment with scammers.
KENS-TV San Antonio reported on how to safely buy gift cards this holiday season. AARP’s Kathy Stokes said that if you’re going to buy one in a retail store, think about choosing one from the back of the rack.
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: