www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork – Avoid Sams AARP Fraud Watch Network

AARP Fraud Watch Network

  • Stay aware of Internet and phone scams with the AARP Fraud Watch Network
  • Users are not required to be AARP members to receive AARP Fraud Watchdog Alerts — the AARP Fraud Watch web site is free for anyone

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to make seniors aware of Internet and phone scams, send e-mail alerts about the newest scams, and provide information for seniors about what to do if they get scammed. Someone’s identity is stolen every 2 seconds in the United States, and many of those are seniors. AARP’s Fraud Watch web site is completely free for all users.

AARP Fraud Watch network

  • Sign up to receive alerts is a user reports a scam in any given area in the US
  • This is a FREE service with no hidden fees
  • Users can log on to report a scam in their area, and can sign up to receive alerts when someone else reports a senior scam working through their area
  • Both AARP members and non-members can receive AARP Fraud Watchdog Alerts
  • These e-mail alerts about the latest scams and lets users see what scams have been reported where they live

The AARP watchdog site even provide a section where former con artist reveal their operations and just how they are so successful, including the “Con Artists Playbook” that details point by point how scam artist work, the “Con Artist Confessions” section where scammers reveal just how heartless they had to be, an entire portion devoted to “Scare Tactics Con Artists Use to Take Your Money” and “Inside the Grandparents Scam,” which is the most common senior scam.

Any question about the Fraud Watch Network can be directed to:

  • 877-908-3360
  • 601 E St NW, Washington, DC 20049

AARP Fraud Watch network provides the details on the most common scams that target seniors like the Utility Shutoff Scam, the Grandparents Scam, the Jury Duty Scam, the Back Taxes Scam, the Car Accident Scam, the FBI Scam, the College Grant Scam, and more.

Cited References

  1. www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork