23 May '12, 1am

Better Business Bureau warns of scams targeting troops, veterans

The Better Business Bureau this week released a list of active scams targeting military veterans and their supporters. Scams include those that target service personnel and their families, but also scams that appear to be charities helping military members. “The unique lifestyle of our service members make them prime targets for scammers,” Better Business Bureau Military Line Director Brenda Linnington said in prepared remarks. Recent and active military scams include: Posing as the Department of Veterans Affairs for identity theft purposes by telling veterans they need to update their credit card, bank or financial records with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Charging service members for military records or other documents they could get for free or considerably lower cost. Offering “instant approval” military loans with terms like “no credit check” and “all ranks app...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/better-business-bureau-warns-...

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