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Operation Protect Veterans offers tips to identify donation scams

U.S. Postal Inspection Service and its Operation Protect Veterans campaign want Veterans to be mindful of potential donation scams.

By |October 12th, 2021|Disaster Response, Guest Posts, Identity Theft|2 Comments

Financial fraud: Safeguarding Veteran benefits

Now more than ever, your financial wellness and security are important. Veterans and their benefits are often targets of scams and financial fraud. While VA is working to prevent these events from happening, educating yourself about fraud and safeguarding your benefits is the best line of defense. Identifying and avoiding scams Scams come in many forms. You can find them in the mail, over the [...]

By |April 28th, 2021|#VetResources, Benefits|Comments Off on Financial fraud: Safeguarding Veteran benefits

New Year, Same Scams: Tips and tricks from AARP to fight fraud in 2021

Don't fall victim to scammers. That FTC says that impostor fraud is on the rise. Here are the AARP's tips and tricks to fight fraud in 2021.

By |January 8th, 2021|#VetResources, Top Stories, Vets Experience|1 Comment

Partnership with Postal Inspection Service helps Veterans avoid scams

VA and the United States Postal Inspection Service continue their partnership to help protect Veterans personal information and avoid scams.

By |December 7th, 2020|Identity Theft, Top Stories, VSO / Partners|Comments Off on Partnership with Postal Inspection Service helps Veterans avoid scams

Financial fitness, build up your bank account and avoid scams with these tips and resources

Knowing how to secure your financial well being is one of the most important things in life. Financial capability means acting on this knowledge, known as financial literacy, by identifying your goals, making a plan, paying off high-interest debt, living within your means and building wealth. Some advice from a recent Twitter Q & A session hosted by the Veterans Benefits Administration include: It pays [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|Benefits, Vets Experience|3 Comments

Borne The Battle 142: Carroll Harris – Marine Corps Veteran, Postal Inspector, Marine Corps Historian

This week's guest clues us in on Operation Protect Veterans. It is an effort by the Postal Inspection Service to prevent crimes and scams within the mail system that are targeting the Veteran population. As a reservist, Carroll is also an official Marine Corps historian with the Marine Corps History Division.

By |April 24th, 2019|Borne the Battle podcast, Top Stories|1 Comment

Veterans: Be wary of scams regarding job offers and the sale of military records, government forms

Scammers are targeting service members using fake job offers to obtain personal information and charging large fees for military records and forms.

By |April 17th, 2018|Guest Posts, Top Stories|Comments Off on Veterans: Be wary of scams regarding job offers and the sale of military records, government forms

Two scams aimed at Veterans targeted by U.S. Postal Inspection Service

If you or someone you know has encountered any military-affiliated scam, you can join the fight by sharing your experiences, good and bad, with the Fraud Watch Network by calling 877-908-3360.

By |April 2nd, 2018|Guest Posts|2 Comments
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