FCC & AARP to Educate Older Americans About Phone Scams

10:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT

The Federal Communications Commission and AARP are working together to educate older Americans about the FCC's top telecom complaint and a source of many scams: illegal robocalls.  The FCC will participate in two Telephone Town Halls on September 18, 2018 to give consumers an opportunity to ask questions of FCC and AARP experts, to learn about how to avoid these types of calls and to protect themselves from robocall scams.  Consumers will also learn about what the FCC is doing to stop illegal robocalls through rulemakings and enforcement actions.

The Telephone Town Halls will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT to ensure audiences across the United States will be able to participate.  Register here for the 10 a.m. session, or here for the 2 p.m. session.

This event is free and open to the public.  Members of the media are welcome to listen in.

WHAT: FCC, AARP Tele-Townhall for Consumers on Phone Scams

WHEN: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Session 1: 10:00 am. to 11:00 a.m.
Session 2: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: By Phone
Register here for Session 1.
Register here for Session 2.

You must pre-register online one hour prior to the start of the event to participate. The hosts will call registrants for the selected event to prompt participation. Anyone who misses the registration deadline can listen to the event live via the registration webpage.

The scourge of illegal robocalls affects nearly every American with a phone.  For recommendations on avoiding unwanted calls, see the FCC's online consumer guides on spoofed caller ID and illegal robocalls.  For information about various types of consumer fraud and scams, visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network.

To learn more, read the FCC-AARP blog post about the events.


Michael Snyder