Fraud Watch

Fraud Prevention Resources

  • Look up a scam in AARP’s Fraud Resource Center, with dozens of tip sheets on how to recognize and avoid common scams, including videos that break down how scams work.
  • See or report scams in your area with our Scam-Tracking Map.
  • Get regular updates on the latest scams by signing up for biweekly Watchdog Alerts or text FWN to 50757 to receive text alerts.
  • Hear directly from fraud experts at one of our webinars, tele-town halls or live events in communities around the country.
  • Hear stories of real scams on our award-winning podcast, The Perfect Scam. Explore fraud from the viewpoint of victims, law enforcement and the con artists themselves.
  • Get social with the AARP Fraud Watch Network on Facebook and Twitter, where you’ll also have access to online events. You can also connect with others on the Scams & Fraud channel in AARP’s online community.
  • Looking for resources in Spanish? Go to
Find out if your financial organization has received the AARP BankSafe training to fight financial exploitation at

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