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  • May 17, 2023
    Report details how gift cards, cryptocurrency and peer-to-peer apps are used by criminals to steal billions every year

    Two-thirds of adults in the United States believe fraud has hit a crisis level, according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network report.

  • Nov 22, 2022
    Report underscores the importance of knowing how to spot a scam this holiday season

    A new AARP Fraud Watch NetworkTM report is highlighting the ways criminals may target holiday shoppers this year. Three out of four U.S. consumers have experienced or been targeted by at least one form of fraud that can be tied to the holidays, including end-of-year charitable donation requests (39%), purchasing an item through an online ad (35%) and receiving fake notifications about shipping issues (29%).

  • Jul 21, 2022
    New paper is a catalyst for a cultural shift to end the practice of blaming fraud victims for the crimes they experienced

    A new report from the AARP Fraud Watch Network and FINRA Investor Education Foundation says shifting how our society talks about victims of financial fraud could lead to a much-needed change in how our country responds to this growing crime.

  • Apr 20, 2022
    Free Resources Identify Top Scams Facing Military Community and Ways to Fight Back
  • Apr 13, 2022
    New AARP Research Shines a Light on Rampant Gift Card Fraud and Consumers’ Demand for Greater Protections

    One third of U.S. adults say they have been targeted by scams seeking payment by gift card, according to the Gift Card Scams report released today by the AARP Fraud Watch Network.

  • Mar 11, 2022

    Today AARP applauded Congress for passing the bipartisan Fraud and Scam Reduction Act. The legislation, endorsed by AARP, is designed to address the pervasive increase and growing problem of scams and financial exploitation that threaten all Americans, and older Americans in particular.

  • Feb 1, 2022

    Today, AARP announced the 115 banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms that earned a seal from AARP recognizing the steps they’ve taken to stop financial exploitation. A list of the financial organizations that earned the 2022 seal can be found at

  • Nov 18, 2021
    As shoppers head online to shop, scammers target with fake online ads and customer service schemes

    A new AARP Fraud Watch Network report is alerting consumers of scams they could encounter over the holidays.

  • Nov 9, 2021
    New research reveals top scams facing military community and ways to fight back

    Veterans, active-duty service members and their families are nearly 40% more likely to lose money to scams and fraud than the civilian population, according to a new AARP report. Additionally, 4 out of 5 military/veteran adults were targeted by scams directly related to their military service or the benefits they receive.

  • Oct 27, 2021
    Support networks, technology protections and education can help limit a scam’s success

    A new AARP Fraud Frontiers report identified three risk factors that are present in most successful fraud and scam attempts – emotion, environment, and exposure. The findings of the report come as fraud reports have increased during the pandemic.

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