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.
They pose as a representative from the Veterans Administration and ask to update records. They also try to charge for military records that are available for free.
• Do not pay money upfront without doing your due diligence.
• Never give out personal identifying information.
• Never send cash, wire money, pay in gift cards or use other untraceable methods of payment unless you are familiar with the charitable organization.
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