The very serious plight of veterans is real, and scammers are playing off your sympathy.

Who Is It Targeting: Consumers

What Is It: A fake charity scam

What Are They After:  Veterans’ issues are still making headlines these days, and scammers have been reportedly cold-calling victims and collecting phony donations for a charity called “Coalition for Veterans of America.”

How Can You Avoid It:

  • Investigate any charity thoroughly before giving them your money or your information.
  • The BBB can help you find out if a charity is reputable or not.

Find more information about current scams and alerts here. For full details of this scam check out this article from

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