November 11, 2016: Military Veterans May Be Susceptible to Targeted Scams
Thieves have their sights on military veterans by trying to dupe them on the day that pays tribute to them.
Crooks try to take advantage of former servicemen and women on Veterans Day by touting special offers or dubious investment advice, according to prosecutors.
Even worse, the fraudsters will solicit money they claim will go toward veterans’ charities, pose as a representative from the Veterans Administration asking to update records or charging for military records that are available for free.
- Do not pay money upfront without doing due diligence
- Never give out personal identifying information
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