AARP scam alert: Watchdog Alerts sign up

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 7:30am

Staying a step ahead of the scammers is like playing a never-ending game of whack-a-mole. Research shows that people who know about a specific scam are 80% less likely to engage with it, but how can you stay up to speed on all the different threats? One great tool is the AARP Fraud Watch Network’s Watchdog Alert.The Watchdog Alert is a scam update that we send out twice a month by email or text. It lets you know about the latest scams trending across the country, and how you can spot and avoid them. The alerts are a great way to check your knowledge, and to share with friends and family to help protect them. And, they are completely free!

To get alerts by text, simply text “FWN” to 50757. For the email version, sign up at

Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is a free resource for all. Learn how to proactively spot scams or get guidance if you’ve been targeted. Visit or call our dedicated helpline to speak to a fraud specialist at 1-877-908-3360.