Fake Veterans Outreach Center Reps: How The Scam Works
The Veterans Outreach Center is a reputable non-profit organization founded in 1987, with a well-defined purpose of helping those in need. Many people have benefited from the organization as the charity has been great serving its mandate very well.
However, some criminals pose themselves as representatives of the center, having nothing to do with the real organization – so beware!
Besides the fact that the scammers call and ask for donations, they even come around to pick them up. The scary part is they have gotten a hold of the veterans’ personal information and–to make it even easier–they ask the victims to leave the money in an envelope between the doors. Surprisingly or not, seniors fall for it.
Veterans Outreach Center: How to Avoid The Scam
Ask for an address, phone number, email, or website, and contact the organization directly to verify the person’s name and contact information they provided. If you suspect foul play contact the police immediately.
A good rule of thumb is never to give out any personal information over the phone, especially if it seems to be your lucky day and you’ve won money or prizes of something of the sort. Verify things first just to be safe!
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2 thoughts on “Veterans Outreach Center Impersonators”
I was called by someone from Veterans outreach for pain management. They had my personal information and said a clinician would call, and he did. Next a Doctor is supposed to call and give me a prescription for pain meds. Have you heard anything about this program? Seems like it might be insurance fraud.
Can you tell me if ad in paper for greeter at veteran outreach fundraiser events is a scam? It says to respond to jely@veterans outreach.com with my résumé. When I typed this in I got a warning that this website could be trying to get personal info.