Avoiding Scams Targeting the Military

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Military personnel and their families are attractive targets for scam artists and identity thieves. Many of our military personnel have become the victim of consumer scams and some are currently struggling financially as a result. The New York State Department of State Division of Consumer Protection provides material to help our service men and women protect themselves and their families from these scams.

Identity Theft and the Armed Forces and Veterans
The Division's Special Populations page contains information for active military and veterans regarding identity theft. Active military personnel, veterans and their families can be particularly vulnerable to identity theft and fraud due to nonstandard work schedules, lengthy absences from home, frequent relocations and duty assignments to remote locations.

 

Last Modified: April 26, 2011