AG’s Office Warns of Veterans Day Scams

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COLUMBUS — As the nation prepares to honor military members for Veterans Day, Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning residents about possible charity scams.

So far in 2013, the Ohio Attorney General’s office has handled six cases of
veterans-related charities.

Signs of potential scams include charities with names similar to well-known charities, requests for immediate donations and callers hesitant or unable to answer questions about the charities. Other signs including callers who offer to pick up donations immediately and requests for checks to be made payable to a person instead of a charity.

Those wishing to make a donation are encouraged to be skeptical of individuals soliciting outside malls or shopping centers. Donors should be sure to ask questions and request written information.

The Ohio Attorney General’s office also says to not give credit card numbers and banking information over the phone to an unexpected caller.

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