Aug 3, 2021Top scams targeting the Black and Latino communities identified
WASHINGTON – According to Consumer Fraud in America: The Black Experience and The Latino Experience, research released by AARP, 40% of Black and Latino adults have been targeted by a scam and...
Apr 6, 2021Report kicks off a three-year effort to remove this tactic from scammers’ toolboxes
Nearly one in three adults say they or someone they know has been asked to purchase a gift card to pay a bill or some other obligation, according to the Gift Card Payment Scams report.
- Mar 4, 2021AARP, FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Heart+Mind Strategies identify key intervention opportunities
WASHINGTON—AARP, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) and Heart+Mind Strategies today released Addressing the Challenge of Chronic Fraud Victimization, a study that...
Feb 9, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced the 86 banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms that earned a seal from AARP recognizing the steps they’ve taken to help stop financial exploitation....
Oct 28, 2020New Report Shows Adults 55+ Adopting Safer Practices to Protect Against Identity Fraud Following the Compromise of Their InformationAARP Offers Tips Consumers Can Take to Protect Against Identity Fraud
WASHINGTON—AARP released a new report today exploring the impact of identity fraud on U.S. adults aged 55+ and how technology may play a role in consumers’ ability to protect themselves from...
May 12, 2020Be Aware of P2P Risks When Paying for Groceries, Other Services During Pandemic
WASHINGTON —According to a new AARP survey, seven in ten (71%) rely on peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platforms to transfer money in a relatively quick and easy manner. The poll also found that...
- Feb 19, 2020With 2020 Census Pending, Findings Show Many May Not Recognize Expected Census Scams
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Impostor scams continue to target large numbers of Americans, and as the federal government launches the 2020 Census, a majority may be susceptible to phony Census...
- Dec 12, 2019AARP Campaign Raising Awareness of Most Common Seasonal Scams
WASHINGTON—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.
- Nov 11, 2019Research Finds Unexpected Money Emergencies & Imprudent Responses Are Common
Reacting to new research that shows one-half of adults have experienced an unexpected financial challenge in the past year, AARP today launched AARP MoneyMap™, a free online tool that helps consumers deal with unanticipated financial emergencies.
- Oct 4, 2019Justice Department Teams up with AARP and the Oak Ridge Boys to Launch Public Service Announcement to Raise Awareness About Fraud Schemes Targeting Older Americans
The Department of Justice today unveiled a new public service announcement (PSA), created in collaboration with AARP and the Oak Ridge Boys.