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AARP ElderWatch

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About ElderWatch

AARP ElderWatch engages hundreds of volunteers each year to help older consumers recognize, refuse and report fraud and scams. This website provides additional information and tools to help protect consumers against financial exploitation.


Report Fraud or

Financial Exploitation

1-800-222-4444, option 2

AARP ElderWatch Colorado is a program with the Colorado attorney general and AARP whose mission is to ensure that no older adults are left to suffer, alone and in silence, at the hands of those who exploit them. The program fights the financial exploitation of older Coloradans through education and outreach, data collection, and the providing of assistance. 

To request a scam education presentation for a group or inquire about volunteering in Colorado with ElderWatch email Mark Fetterhoff.


Beware of Scams This Holiday Season

AARP ElderWatch survey of Coloradans 50+ on seasonal scams (2018)

State Data from Coloradans on Fraud

Survey gauges residents' understanding of scams and the concerns of adults over 50

Preventing Donation Fraud When Giving to Charities

Research indicated many residents fail to check a charity's legitimacy before donating.



Free Workshops

Join consumer protection specialists from the AARP ElderWatch, state and local agencies at this FREE event. Learn how to spot and avoid the latest scam tactics and find out how you can “Scam Proof Your Life.” Lunch is included.


Smart Tips

Financial Literacy