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Published on November 11th, 2013

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Seven Scams that Target Veterans

Veterans who have served the country often have unique concerns specific to their military service, such as finding a job when they return home or filing for certain benefits they have access to through government programs. Unfortunately fraudsters know this too and target military members through bogus services and scams. Here’s a list of areas where scam artists sometimes prey on veterans with links to what vets can do to avoid getting ripped off.

  1. For-profit schools
  2. Phony job offers
  3. Phishing and identity theft
  4. Pension claims
  5. Home-based businesses
  6. Charitable donations
  7. Bogus investments

Service members also have some unique consumer protections provided by federal law. Read more about those protections here.

For further information about protecting veterans from fraud, click here.

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