Citizens' Issues
Seven Scams that Target Veterans

Fraudsters are found targeting military members through bogus services and scams. Don’t get fooled


Veterans who have served the country often have unique concerns specific to their military service, such as finding a job when they return home or filing for certain benefits they have access to through government programs. Unfortunately, fraudsters know this too and target military members through bogus services and scams. Here’s a list of areas where scam artists sometimes prey on veterans with links to what vets can do to avoid getting ripped off.

  1. For-profit schools

  2. Phony job offers

  3. Phishing and identity theft

  4. Pension claims

  5. Home-based businesses

  6. Charitable donations

  7. Bogus investments

Service members also have some unique consumer protections provided by federal law. Read more about those protections here.


For further information about protecting veterans from fraud, click here.




Shiv Sena ready to sit in the Opposition in Maharashtra

Uddhav Thackeray has written to the secretariat of Maharashtra Legislature seeking appointment of party's group leader Eknath Shinde as the leader of opposition


Ending the days of high-drama, often one-sided, the Shiv Sena on Monday staked claim for the seat of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Maharashtra Assembly. Either the Shiv Sena leadership is using this as part of its 'pressure' tactics on chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), or may have simply gave in to 'unbearable' humiliation and endless waitings.

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has written to secretariat of the state legislature seeking appointment of party's group leader Eknath Shinde as the LoP, say reports.

Earlier, members of legislative assembly (MLAs) from Shiv Sena elected Eknath Shinde, a loyalist of party chief Uddhav Thackeray as its leader in the house. Shinde, who won from Thane for the second time, would become the LoP, unless there is any (?) last minute deal between BJP and Shiv Sena.

Separately, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar reiterated that the party’s offer to support the BJP government in Maharashtra must be seen as an endeavour to have a stable government in the State. Asked if he has sent a letter of support to the governor, he said, “why should we give anything in writing. We know how to act in the floor of the house.”

NCP abstaining from a vote will bring down the effective size of the house to 247, bringing the BJP within sniffing distance of comfortably winning the trust vote in the 288 member Assembly.

BJP has 121 MLAs in the 288-member House and the 41-member NCP has assured its outside support to the new government. Sena, led by Uddhav Thackeray, has 63 MLAs.


SEBI asks GN Dairies to wind up its collective investment scheme

GN Dairies was running a scheme of cattle, calf, ghee and mobilizing funds from investors without obtaining any permission from SEBI


Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has asked GN Dairies Ltd and its directors to wind up its collective investment scheme (CIS) and refund money gathered from investors within three months.


In an order, Rajeev Kumar Agarwal, Whole Time Member, SEBI, directed GN Dairies and the company directors Sunil Dutt, Hardeep Singh Wahla and Ranjodh Singh to submit a winding up and repayment report. SEBI also barred the company and its directors from markets till GN Dairies refund money to investors.


SEBI said, "GN Dairies was running a scheme/arrangement of cattle/ calf / ghee and mobilizing funds from investors / public under its schemes without being registered with SEBI and as a result of the aforesaid activity has violated provisions of the SEBI Act and SEBI (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations, 1999.


In addition, the market regulator barred Sukhjit Kaur, Soly Thomas and Satnam Singh Randhawa from the securities markets for one year.



Yogendra Rai

2 years ago

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