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AARP Mississippi Is Involved with a New Campaign to Warn Veterans about Scams and Fraud Schemes


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(OPEN):
ACCORDING TO A SURVEY FROM A-A-R-P, VETERANS ARE FREQUENTLY TARGETED BY SCAM-ARTISTS--AND ARE VICTIMIZED TWICE AS OFTEN AS THE REST OF THE PUBLIC.  THAT'S WHY A-A-R-P'S "FRAUD-WATCH NETWORK" AND THE "UNITED STATES POSTAL-INSPECTION SERVICE" HAVE LAUNCHED "OPERATION PROTECT VETERANS"A-A-R-P MISSISSIPPI'S KIMBERLY L- CAMPBELL, ESQUIRE, EXPLAINS...

(CAMPBELL):
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UNFORTUNATELY, THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO BRAVELY SERVED OUR COUNTRY HAVE BECOME A PRIME TARGET OF TELEPHONE- AND ONLINE-THIEVES.  OUR GOAL IS TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WATCH FOR SUSPICIOUS SOLICITATIONS THAT TARGET VETERANS; THEY CAN SIMPLY LOOK FOR SUSPICIOUS E-MAILS, PHONE-CALLS, OR LETTERS.  VETERANS ARE BOMBARDED BY THE SAME SCAM-PITCHES THAT WE ALL RECEIVE; HOWEVER, OUR RESEARCH FINDS THAT THEY'RE ALSO UNDER ATTACK BY ADDITIONAL SCAMS THAT ARE TAILORED JUST FOR THEM."

(CLOSE):
TO LEARN HOW TO REPORT A POTENTIAL SCAM--AND FOR TIPS ON AVOIDING SOME COMMON EXAMPLES--VISIT "A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"PROTECT-VETERANS".



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