Mar 15, 2019
‘The Perfect Scam’ Podcast Releases New Episodes
AARP Series Features Compelling Stories from Scam Victims and Con Artists
The Perfect Scam provides listeners with insights into how scams are perpetrated, told through compelling personal stories of victims, con artists and investigators, and provides fraud-fighting tips from trusted experts.

WASHINGTONAARP today released the first in a series of new episodes of its popular podcast The Perfect ScamSM, featuring stories from real scam victims and fraud prevention tips. The episode available online today is part one of a two-part series about online romance scams, “Prince Charming Behind Bars.” New installments will be unveiled every Friday, through May 31.

The Perfect Scam is available: at www.aarp.org/ThePerfectScam; on select podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn; and via smart speakers Amazon Echo and Google Home.  The series is available free -- AARP membership is not required to download or listen to the episodes.

Hosted by Will Johnson and AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale, The Perfect Scam podcast launched in April 2018. AARP produced 24 episodes of the series during 2018. Each episode is approximately 30 minutes long.

The Perfect Scam provides listeners with insights into how scams are perpetrated, told through compelling personal stories of victims, con artists and investigators, and provides fraud-fighting tips from trusted experts.  

The podcast is one component of AARP’s campaign to empower Americans to protect themselves against fraud and scams. Consumers interested in accessing tips and resources to help keep themselves and their families safe may visit www.aarp.org/FraudWatchNetwork. Those who have spotted a scam or fallen victim may call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360.

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About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

For further information: Mark Bagley, 202-434-2560, mbagley@aarp.org, @AARPMedia