09/16 2015 - Navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be an overwhelming process for military men and women of all ages.
Veteran advocates are available to guide service members through the system. Advocates should be accredited with the VA and offer free services. Unfortunately, scammers are exploiting the system and stealing from veterans.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued today’s consumer alert to educate veterans, servicemen and women and military families about ways to spot scam artists posing as legitimate veteran advocates.
“It is terrible that con artists target these brave men and women who serve and protect our country,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Dishonest advisors can steer veterans in the wrong direction and steal money from them. Some of these ‘advisors’ go to great lengths to appear trustworthy, even renting a storefront or creating a logo that is similar to a trusted advocate program.”
Attorney General Rutledge released the following tips for members of the military community looking for assistance: read more>>>
"If you want to feel bad or do your own research, you can do just like the rest of us did, but we got over it real quick once we started making our money, you know what I mean?" said Dutting.