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Veterans Outreach Center Impersonators

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 centre, 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. Surprising or not, seniors fall for it.

How to avoid:

Ask for an address, phone number, email or website and contact the organization directly to verify the person's name and ccontact information they provided. If you suspect foul play contact the police immediately.

A good rule of thumb is never 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!

How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) using the link below:

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