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Veterans Warn Fellow Veterans to Watch out for Scams

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With more and more scams being reported now a days, Montana Veterans Officials are warning vets to be aware of scams. 

"scams are not good for anybody including veterans," says Veteran Joe Fletcher.

State officials have reported that a new scam has surfaced targeting Veterans pensions.

"Scam artist try to convince a Veteran who is receiving some type of a pension. Wether it is a disability pension or a V8 pension or a military retire pension, they get them to sell it to them and they'll give them immediate money. Which is a rip-off and I encourage any Veteran never fall for the scam," says Fletcher.

To avoid any Veteran from falling victim from this crime, state officials are warning other Veterans about the reality of scam artist.

"I know we have a large population of Veterans here in Great Falls, in fact the state of Montana has a great population of Veterans and I would just encourage my fellow Veterans be aware of your surroundings be aware that there are scam artist out there and their criminals and they deserve to be in jail, but be aware and just keep yourself safe from them," says Fletcher.

Here are just a few simple tips to keep you out of the grasp of a scam artist; do not respond to spam emails. Validate that the one sending you something is from a legitimate business and do not give out or post online any personal information.

"there is an old saying if it sound to good to be true, then it is too good to be true. it's factual stay away from scam artist," says Fletcher.

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