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The Perfect Scam

AARP Perfect scam podcast


AARP’s new weekly podcast The Perfect Scam profiles America’s biggest scam stories. Hosted by Will Johnson, former Discovery Channel podcast host/producer, and leading fraud expert and AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale, the series introduces listeners to compelling personal stories from scam victims and their families. Interviews with professional con artists and leading experts in the topic allow Will and Frank to pull back the curtain on how scammers operate and share tips with listeners on how best to protect themselves.

The Grandparent Scam

A grandfather receives a call from someone claiming to be his grandson in jail and needing money for bail.

Martha’s Jury Duty Scam

A woman gets a message from the police saying she's missed jury duty and there's a warrant out for her arrest.

Alex Goldman's Call Center Scam

A podcast host receives a peculiar phone call from someone claiming to be from Apple and discovers it's a scam.

Meet Our Hosts

The perfect scam podcast host Will


Will Johnson
 is an award-winning producer and veteran podcast host. Full bio

The perfect scam podcast host Frank


Frank Abagnale
is a leading fraud expert and the AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador. Full bio

How to Subscribe and Listen to AARP Podcasts

iPhone or iPad
  1. Open the Apple Podcasts app, search for the show title and select it from the list of results.
  2. Once on the show page, click the "Subscribe" button to have new episodes sent to your phone or tablet for free.
  3. Click the name of an episode from the list below to listen.
Android Phone or Tablet
  1. Open the Google Play Music app, search for the show title and select it from the list of results.
  2. Once on the show page, click the "Subscribe" button to have new episodes sent to your phone or tablet for free.
  3. Click the name of an episode from the list below to listen.

Smart Speakers (Amazon Echo or Google Home)

  1. To play podcasts on your Amazon Echo smart speaker, ask the following: "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play The Perfect Scam podcast" OR "Alexa, play The Perfect Scam podcast on TuneIn"
  2. To play podcasts on your Google Home smart speaker, ask the following: "Hey Google, Play The Perfect Scam podcast"

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