The Better Business Bureau cautions people to beware of scams that typically occur around Memorial Day.
Scammers will target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans, according to the BBB. Donors and consumers should beware of deals that look too good to be true and disreputable charities.
BBB advises service members, veterans and all consumers never to give personal identification information (Social Security, bank account, military identification or credit card numbers, etc.) to anyone who contacts you by phone or email, and to be wary of any solicitations that involve purchasing something or transferring money.
Scams to be on the lookout for include: people who pose as the Veterans Administration to update financial information like credit cards and bank records and ads for instant approval military loans and military discounts and incentives online on housing.