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Fraud Watch Wednesday Scam Alert - Bogus Charities


Veterans Day is prime time for bogus charities, who like to claim they are benefiting our nation’s veterans. Scammers often use sound-alike names (or invent authentic “organizations”) to solicit funds.

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Don't forget to authenticate charities you give to!
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Before donating, authenticate charities by checking names and reputations at or On 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. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network  for more information on fraud prevention.

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