11 Aug '18, 9pm

Feds Crack Down on Bogus Veteran Charities

Feds Crack Down on Bogus Veteran Charities

You may have seen them standing outside convenience stores, those guys dressed in camo that vaguely resembles a uniform. They have signs saying claiming they are charities that help veterans. Are they legit? Well, not all of them are. The Federal Trade Commission, along with law enforcement officials and regulators from offices in every state, DC, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico, announced more than 100 actions and a consumer education initiative in “Operation Donate with Honor”. The action was a crackdown on fraudulent charities that con consumers by falsely promising their donations will help veterans and service members. “Americans are grateful for the sacrifices made by those who serve in the U.S. armed forces,” said FTC Chairman Joe Simons. “Sadly, some con artists prey on that gratitude, using lies and deception to line their own pockets. In the process, they ha...

Full article: https://www.military.com/paycheck-chronicles/2018/07/27/f...

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