Free access to facts about the latest scams, and what to do if you become a victim.
Free Fraud Watch Network at AARP
Who can join
Everyone is welcome to register, both AARP members and nonmembers.
What you get
- Watchdog Alerts: Latest breaking scam alerts, delivered right to your email inbox.
- Access to a network of people who will share their experiences with fraud and scammers so that you will know what to look out for.
- Prevention tips based on interviews with actual con artists and law enforcement personnel.
- A go-to resource that can help you take the right steps in case you have been victimized.
What you can learn
- How to protect yourself online
- Scams going on in your state
- How con artists use scare tactics to take your money
- Common investment scams
- 5 tips to help you avoid investment scams
- How to protect your estate from identity theft
- 7 ways to spot fake charities after a disaster
- Health care scams
- Funeral scams
Where to get help and more information
Fraud Watch Network: Access online at: aarp.org
Fraud Fighter Call Centre: Volunteers provide counseling, support and referral services. Call toll-free: 877-908-3360.
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG): Provides contact information to reach all state attorneys general, many of whom welcome consumer inquiries and complaints about marketplace frauds. May offer mediation services. Access online at naag.org.
FINRA Investor Education Foundation: Provides information on how to avoid investment fraud. Especially helpful for fraud about gold coins and oil and gas scams. Access online at: saveandinvest.org.