Study: Veterans twice as likely to become scam victims, organizations teaming up to help
Now, two big organizations are teaming up to try to stop that. AARP and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service just launched “Operation Protect Veterans.”
CBS 58’s Jessica Tighe spoke with AARP’s fraud expert to find out why veterans are more likely to become victims.
Flyers warning about scams are up in post offices across the country. One of those scams is the VA phishing scam where people pretending to be from the VA call veterans and say they need to update their records and get personal information like bank account and social security numbers.
The other is “pension poaching” where scammers will call unsuspecting victims and offer a lump sum cash payment for the remainder of disability or pension benefits.