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Attorney General Andy Beshear joined with AARP Kentucky to launch an initiative aimed at reversing the high rate of veterans, servicemembers and military families being targeted and falling victim to scams. The mission is part of Beshear's Scam Alerts program, which launched in 2016. To sign up for Scam Alerts, click here.

Veterans and their families are now provided online and in-person resources to help them combat the findings in a recent study by AARP that determined more veterans are targeted by scammers and fall victim to fraud when compared to nonveterans. Nearly 8 in 10 veterans in the study reported receiving a scam attempt in the last five years that tried to take advantage of their military service and nearly 16 percent of veterans reported having lost money to scams, compared to 8 percent of nonveterans.

Top 10 Veteran-Specific Scams

The below list provides information on the top veteran-specific scams identified by AARP. The tips provided by Beshear's office are to help make sure veterans and their families have the information they need to avoid falling victim.

Report Scams

Call the Office of the Attorney General at 888-432-9257 or file a consumer complaint.

Community Events

Click here to find a Scam Alerts prevention event in your community.

Scam Alerts Partners

AARP KENTUCKY, Alzheimer's Association Greater KY and Southern Indiana, Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, Athena Sisters, Audubon Area Community Services, Inc., Boone County Public Library, Coalition for the Homeless, Congressman Yarmuth's Office, Fern Creek and Highview United Ministries, Foster Grandparents, Franklin County Senior Activity Center, Kentucky American Legion, KY Women Veterans Program, Lawrenceburg Reaching Rural Veterans, Louisville Urban League, National Association for Black Veterans, National Association of Black Veterans, National Federation of the Blind of Kentucky, Office for Aging and Disabled Citizens, Office for Veterans - Division of Resilience, Pennyrile Area Development District, Reaching Rural Veterans, St. Andrew United Church of Christ, The Gathering Place, Vietnam Veterans of America, Kentucky State Council.

Those interested in becoming a Scam Alerts coalition partner may contact Gerina Whethers, executive director of Beshear's Office of Senior Protection at 502-696-5300 or

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