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  • May 7, 2024
    Report details how criminals are using everyday communication methods like text, phone calls, and social media to target fraud victims

    An estimated 141.5 million adults (42%) have had money or sensitive information stolen through fraud, according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network report.

  • Feb 8, 2024
    AARP’s BankSafe Program provides training and resources for financial institutions to help prevent financial exploitation; announcement accompanies new report that provides insight into public perception of P2P payment platforms

    WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platforms PayPal and Venmo have become the first such platforms to roll out its newest BankSafe training and resources. BankSafe’s...

  • Dec 6, 2023
    While education is critical to combatting fraud, we can’t educate our way out of the fraud crisis.

    A new 2023 AARP Fraud Watch Network report is highlighting the ways criminals target consumers during holiday season. A majority (80%) of U.S. consumers say they have experienced some type of fraud this year – many of which ramp up over the holiday shopping season.

  • 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

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