3.1.22 – Top 13 Veteran Scams – Veterans Air

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3.1.22 - Top 13 Veteran Scams - Veterans Air
3.1.22 – Top 13 Veteran Scams – Veterans Air
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GI Education Benefits: https://www.va.gov/education/
Check out Charities: charitywatch.org or charitynavigator.org.
Military Consumer
This site, operated by the federal government, empowers military and veteran communities with tips and tools to be informed consumers. Access online at www.military.consumer.gov.
The National Association of Attorneys General
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) site provides contact information for all state attorneys general. Most state attorneys general welcome consumer inquiries and complaints about frauds occurring in the marketplace and many offer complaint mediation services as well. Access online at: NAAG.org.
FINRA Investor Education Foundation
This site, operated by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, provides critical information about how to avoid investment fraud, including allowing you to check to see if a broker or a particular investment advisor is registered. It is particularly helpful in addressing a variety of investment frauds such as gold coins and oil and gas scams. Access online at saveandinvest.org.
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
This website is where you can find your local state securities regulator, who takes complaints against brokers and dealers that may have engaged in investment fraud. Access online at NASAA.org.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer Help
Call the Federal Trade Commission to file a complaint against a company if you feel you have been defrauded. Call toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or visit ftccomplaintassistant.gov.
Securities and Exchange Commission
The SEC is a good resource for checking up on an investment adviser and investment products. You can also call them at 1-800-SEC-0330 if you would prefer to speak with someone by phone. Access online at sec.gov/investor or investor.gov.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
If you have a complaint about fraudulent activity involving a bank account or service, credit reporting, debt collection, among other areas, contact the CFPB to file a complaint. File online at consumerfinance.gov/complaint.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Visit the NAIC website if you want to reach a state insurance agency about an insurance product or salesperson. Find your state at naic.org/state_web_map.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
This site, sponsored by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, has information about how to protect yourself from mail fraud and how to identify when you’ve been targeted. Access online at deliveringtrust.com.