AARP Fraud Watch Network

CoronaVirus Scam
As the world is rallying to combat the spread of COVID-19, people are looking for ways to protect themselves. But lurking in the shadows are scammers seeking to take advantage of this situation.
protect yourself from fraud!
Learn to identify scams and avoid becoming a con artist’s victim by participating in AARP Oklahoma’s fraud prevention telephone town hall on Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m.
Fake phone fraud
They may contact you by phone. Or online. They may even come right to your front door.
Fraud prevention button, concept about cybersecurity and credit card protection
Proposed legislation to fight identity theft and romance scams would require companies to disclose data breaches to its consumers in a more timely fashion.
Beware of holiday scams!
Consumer fraud schemes escalate each year during the holidays, and a new research report, “Seasons Cheatings,” from the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that a significant number of consumers are at risk of becoming victimized by common seasonal scams.
Beware of holiday scams!
The holiday season is here, and that presents plenty of opportunities for scammers to spoil Alabamians’ celebrations. A few scams are specific to the holidays, but most are variations on everyday frauds, ramped up to match seasonal spikes in spending and web traffic.
Couple shopping on laptop
The winter holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but don’t let the festivities distract you from con artists, fraudsters and holiday scams.
Gift cards
AARP outlines ways to protect yourself from scams involving bogus charities and gift card swindles.
dog tags
AARP in Sioux Falls is helping South Dakota veterans protect themselves from identity theft and other fraud.
Frank Abagnale Photo 2.jpg
Legendary con artist turned FBI informant Frank Abagnale, whose exploits were featured in the Hollywood movie Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio, will be host a free event in Richardson, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 15 to teach attendees how to protect themselves against various forms of scams and ID thefts.
Search AARP States