Veterans, active service members more likely to be targeted by scammers


A recent survey conducted by AARP found that veterans, active-duty service members and their families are more often targeted by scammers than non-military consumers. 

“AARP’s latest survey, ‘Scambush: Military Veterans Battle Surprise Attacks from Scams and Fraud’ finds veterans, military, and their families continue to be significantly targeted more by con-artists and are losing money more than nonmilitary/non-veterans when approached by similar scams or schemes,” according to AARP. 

The report corroborated data from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which received nearly 66,000 fraud complaints from people in the military in 2020. In addition to fraud complaints, more than 55,000 veterans or military members…

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