Fake Charities Exploiting Military Families

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    You’re living in a hotel with your family waiting for government quarters. You hear of charities designed to help you. The problem is that they don’t!

    Major cases. Who are the people behind these fake charities? The most accurate way to describe them is as con artists. CBS’s MoneyWatch reported that some individuals have actually done this multiple times, such as the case of Utah-based Travis Deloy Peterson who is behind the organizations Veterans of America, Vehicles for Veterans, Saving our Soldiers, Act of Valor and Medal of Honor. The Federal Trade Commission has charged Peterson with violating the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act.

    Documents filed by the FTC indicate that Peterson “has created and used a series of corporate entities and fictitious business names that sound like veterans’ charities (collectively, “fake charities”) to operate a telemarketing scheme that uses robocalls to trick generous Americans into giving their vehicles or other valuable property to him.” According to the case, both the calls and the claims that donations go to help veterans make his actions illegal.

    More with a link to a site that may ferret more of these out @ Fake Charities Seek to Exploit One of America's Most Vulnerable Populations (Terrible!)
     
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    What kind of charities are available to ordinary non-disabled Veterans? In my opinion those mortgage companies that allegedly cater to Veterans are frauds.
     

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