Former investigator Audrey Moy shares with AARP simple tips and guidance to help others protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and scams.


WASHINGTON — Approximately 15 million people are victims of identity theft every year.

AARP’s new free Fraud Prevention Handbook outlines how to protect yourself from common types of fraud.

It uncovers the strategies that scammers use and provides resources to help you defend yourself against their tricks.

“Con artists often target immigrant communities because they are particularly vulnerable, but knowing how they work can help you spot and avoid scams,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience Strategy.

“AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network to provide people with information about what makes them vulnerable and the tools they need to outsmart con artists before they strike.”

Common scams include:

A few steps to protect yourself against scams and identity theft include:

To download the free AARP Fraud Prevention Handbook in English and Chinese, visit


About AARP Fraud Watch Network

The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides tips and information about how to protect yourself and your family.


Stay fraud smart with AARP’s Watchdog Alerts, learn about con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. Learn more at


About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging.

With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment.

AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. 

As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.

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