The FTC and charity regulators and law enforcement officials in every state are taking actions against dozens of fake charities that have taken in tens of millions of dollars in donations of cash and vehicles and other goods, all part of scams that did not directly benefit veterans.        

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  • Winter Haven man created fake charity to steal thousands from donors and vets, state attorney says
    (WFLA) – Authorities say a Winter Haven man raised money for veterans only to line his own pockets. Chris Edwards, 49, was the man behind “Power to our Vets,” a so-called ... it was just a complete sc...
    01/5/2018 - 10:17 am | View Link
  • Attorney General’s Office warns of charity scams during Giving Tuesday, holiday season
    To make sure donors know their money is being spent wisely, the organization publishes annual reports and other financial statements on its website and on Guide Star, an independent organization that ...
    11/28/2017 - 11:06 am | View Link
  • I TEAM: Exclusive Video–man busted in veterans’ charity scam
    Please enable Javascript to watch this video CLEVELAND - The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained police body camera video showing a man investigators say was running a scam on a veterans charity ... the name of ...
    08/15/2017 - 1:45 pm | View Link
  • Consumers being warned about scam charity claiming to benefit veterans
    The caller claims to be seeking donations to cover Veterans Affairs medical bills and to aid homeless vets. In a statement, Beshear's Office of Senior Protection issued a warning about the scam. They ...
    07/27/2017 - 3:21 am | View Link
  • Donors scammed by bogus veterans' charity
    Postal inspectors say the man behind the scam took addresses from donors' checks, and used postal service change of address forms to reroute their mail to his address. In this Better Call Harry report ...
    10/12/2016 - 6:12 am | View Link
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  • Watch Out for these 7 Key Veteran Scams.html
    In place of being further investigated, the charity, which is not based in Utah, agreed to make a big donation to one of the state’s veterans’ organizations — as well as changing the words of its ads. Here’s a rundown of the 7 most common veteran scams: Scams That Target Veterans. Special deals for vets.
    12/6/2018 - 5:49 pm | View Website
  • Charity call to ‘Help the Vets’ was a scam, and so were ...
    A major offender, officials say, was Help the Vets, which had a nationwide operation, soliciting donations for its funding of veterans' medical care, including breast cancer treatment, a suicide prevention program, retreats for recuperating from stress, and veterans fighting breast cancer.
    07/19/2018 - 2:26 pm | View Website
  • Dozens of fake charities scammed donations for veterans ...
    Americans get a patriotic feeling when they donate to charities that help military veterans and current service members – a sentiment dozens of charities across the U.S. have exploited to scam ...
    07/19/2018 - 6:55 am | View Website
  • How to Know a Veterans Charity Is Not a Scam
    How to Make Sure a Veterans Charity Is Not a Scam Use these expert tips to become an informed giver. ... Give in to phone call pressure to donate immediately. Check first to make sure the group is legitimate. Think before you give. Give cash, wire money, or pay by gift card. It’s safer to pay by check or credit card.
    07/18/2018 - 7:56 pm | View Website
  • How to donate wisely and avoid charity scams | Consumer ...
    Guaranteeing sweepstakes winnings in exchange for a donation is not only a scam, it’s illegal. If you see any red flags, or if you’re not sure about how a charity will use your donation, consider giving to a different charity. There are many worthy organizations who will use your donation wisely. Report scams to
    07/6/2018 - 6:42 am | View Website
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