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11/7 Scam Alert: Veterans Day Charity Scams

"Please Donate" note, collection jar. American flag. Fundraiser for military.
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11/7 Scam Alert:

Every November we celebrate Veterans Day and this year is especially meaningful as we celebrate the 100 th anniversary of Armistice Day. In a shameful twist, scammers see honoring veterans as a perfect time to call across the country pretending to represent charities benefiting our nation’s heroes. Scammers often use sound-alike names (or invent authentic “organizations”) to solicit funds. Before donating, verify each charity by checking their names and reputations at or  This Veteran’s Day, we should be honoring our veterans, not lining the pockets of scammers who use their name so disrespectfully.

Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

Report scams to local law enforcement. For help from AARP, call 1-877-908-3360 or visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network at

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