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.
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at (888) 400-5530.