WARNING: This Veterans Day, BBB warns of military scams and fake charities

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin is reminding veterans and their loved ones to be aware of scams that may be targeting them. If you’re looking to donate this holiday, BBB is offering advice for consumers looking to give to military-affiliated charities.

Some common scams target service members and their families, including elderly veterans. The most common military scams to watch out for include:

    If you’re interested in donating to a military-affiliated charity this Veterans Day, BBB recommends the following tips:

      BBB advises service members, veterans, and all consumers to never give out personal information to any unknown person who contacts you by phone, email, or solicitation, especially those that involve purchasing something or transferring money.

      For further information, visit BBB’s Military Line. Follow the BBB on Facebook and Twitter. For an online version of the story click here.