VSAFE - Be Safe! Meet Scout the newest member of the Georgia Veterans Network team.
Scout, a former Army 19D, hails from a Cavalry unit where he acted as the eyes and ears in the field. Scout brings his talent and experience to help detect fraud and provide steps for you to protect yourself and your family. Scout Out Veteran Fraud!
Did you know that fraudsters target veterans, active-duty service members, and their families at a higher rate than they do civilians?
Veterans & Active Duty are also 40% more likely than their civilian counterparts to lose money to scams and schemes.
Why? Fraudsters follow the money. Service members receive a steady paycheck, and many veterans receive regular benefit payments. Fraudsters frequently use military jargon and specific government guidelines to craft an effective pitch to extort money.
Download the prevent tips above, help Scout, keep fraud out!
Victims of fraud can report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse via the Program Integrity Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Complaint Form, VA Form 10-0500. Scams can also be reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Inspector General Hotline at: 1-877-777-4021. Visit https://www.va.gov/initiatives/protecting-veterans-from-fraud/