The AARP knows that being scammed stinks and that the emotional aftermath can oftentimes be worse than the scam itself. Knowing this, they developed 2 free resources that anyone who has been victimized can use. You do not need to be a member of AARP to participate and there is no age requirement.
- AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline: 877-908-3360 The helpline is open Monday-Friday from 7am to 11pmET. Their fraud specialists can help with the following:
- Tips on how to spot a scam.
- Concrete steps to avoid fraud
- Actions to take if you have experienced fraud.
- Emotional support from peers who have experienced fraud.
- Guidance for families concerned that a loved one is being targeted by a scammer.
- Referrals to law enforcement and other agencies that investigate fraud.
2. AARP Fraud Watch Network VOA | ReST Program The AARP offers free support group sessions for victims of scams and their family members. Online, hour-long sessions are scheduled nearly every day. You can join by a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Discussions are confidential. Sign up for a session and take an important step toward emotional recovery.