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Veterans, servicemembers, and fraud: by the numbers

Carol Kando-Pineda
When people report scams to the FTC, we learn a lot about how they experience fraud. These fraud reports are important for law enforcement and education efforts. And, as more and more people report
Consumer Alert

Operation Donate with Honor continues

Rosario Méndez
Last year, the FTC and state charity regulators joined in Operation Donate with Honor to stop sham veterans charities from lying to donors. Today the FTC is announcing that it shut down two more
Consumer Alert

Donating to help police or other first responders

Rosario Méndez
Some good charities do great work to help first responders, our everyday heroes. Unfortunately, a few charities say they’ll help law enforcement officers, firefighters or their families, but do very
Consumer Alert

Veterans: We thank you

Carol Kando-Pineda
November 11 is Veterans Day, a time to commemorate former servicemembers and recognize their service to the nation. In the U.S. today, there are more than 20 million veterans. Whether they’ve been out
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National Veterans Small Business Week

Carol Kando-Pineda
According to a 2017 report from the Small Business Administration (SBA), veterans own more than two and a half million businesses. That’s nine percent of all U.S. companies. Veteran-owned firms
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Military Consumer Month 2018: Fight Imposter Scams

Andrew Smith
July is Military Consumer Month. This year, we’re focusing on fighting imposter scams – where a con artist pretends to be someone you trust, to convince you to send money or personal information. The
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Veterans' Pensions

Veterans and their families are a target for some dishonest advisers who are claiming to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. The scheme involves attorneys, financial planners, and