Fight Fraud with AARP; If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam

Posted on 03/18/24 by Adrian Ramos, Ted Carey

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Welcome to the AARP Massachusetts, Anti-Fraud Resource Page. AARP has always taken a strong stance against fraud and is working constantly to make sure you and your loved ones are able to avoid fraud as much as possible and to provide next steps should you find yourself falling victim to scams.

On the second Tuesday of every month, take just 30 minutes to tune in online to our Fraud Talk Tuesday monthly information sessions to stay up to date on the latest scams plaguing the Bay State. What do you need to tune into these free events? Nothing, just sign up by clicking any of the blue links below to RSVP. All recordings of past information sessions are posted on our YouTube Page here.

  • April 09- QR Code & AI Scams| 12:00pm |Online
    Just as we learn and adapt to use new technology, so do scammers. From fake QR codes to using artificial intelligence to clone the voice of someone you know, it's better to be aware. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to the newest scams. Learn how to protect yourself and loved ones for when these scams are at your door. Click here to sign up.

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The AARP Fraud Watch NetworkTM is a free resource for all. With AARP as your partner, you’ll learn how to proactively spot scams, get guidance from our fraud specialists if you’ve been targeted, and feel more secure knowing that we advocate at the federal, state, and local levels to protect consumers and enforce the law. If you are in need of immediate assistance- call the toll-free AARP Fraud Watch Helpline: 877-908-3360. Click here to learn more about the AARP Fraud Watch NetworkTM.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network Scam-Tracking Map shows scams reported in your area in real time. Report your scam to warn your neighbors and see what else has been reported near you. Click here to access the map.


Additional Resources:
Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell joined us for a Tele Town Hall to discuss fraud. Her best advice? It's that age-old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You can listen to all the valuable information she passed along to our members by clicking here or on our Facebook Page by clicking here.

  • Attorney General Campbell also gave out some important telephone numbers if you've experienced or think you're experienced fraud:
    • The Attorney General's Consumer Hotline: (617) 727-8400
    • The Attorney General's Elder Hotline: 1-888-243-5337

More Resources:

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