Ky. AG Beshear launches new program to protect veterans from scams
Hundreds of veterans are joining forces with Kentucky's attorney general to stop scammers.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of veterans are joining forces with Kentucky's attorney general to stop scammers.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says veterans are twice as likely to lose money to scams compared to non-veterans.
He spoke with hundreds of veterans Friday about his office's Mission Veterans Protected (MVP) program. It provides critical information to veterans -- including the 10 most common scams, how to avoid becoming a victim, and who to call for help.
Beshear says MVP is the state’s first anti-scam initiative that provides preventative resources to help Kentucky veterans, as well as active-duty service members, reservists and military families combat scammers.
In January, Beshear worked with AARP Kentucky to expand his Scam Alerts program to include Mission Veterans Protected. The MVP site provides information on how to identify the 10 most common veteran-specific scams, tips on how to avoid falling victim to scammers and other useful information.
In the past Beshear has warned veterans about a bogus sham veterans charity calling itself the "Coalition for Veterans of America" and other common scams that trend around military-related holidays.
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