... They also say look out for fake charities with names that reference the Armed Forces and want donations. The BBB says you should hang up the phone on people calling themselves veteran advocates..."
Here's what the BBB says people can do to avoid these scams.
- They say to protect your finances never wire transfer money to strangers.
- They say check companies and charities only at www.bbb.org to make sure they are legit.
- Also for those of us at home they say if you get a call or mail from a veteran's organization make sure you do your homework. They say a legitimate charity will allow you enough time to check them out.
- They also say to remember that federal agencies do not contact veterans via email or text, and if they do call someone they do not request personal information. Veterans who receive suspicious correspondence can contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-877-222-8387.