One of the ways scammers trick you into handing over your hard-earned cash is by saying they’re with the government. As a veteran, you may engage with government agencies on a more regular basis about benefits and services, so hearing from them out of the blue might not seem surprising. Scammers rely on this trust, and frequently masquerade as official government representatives to get your attention.

What are government imposter scams?
A government imposter scam happens when a scammer pretends to represent a reliable government entity—like the IRS or FBI in the U.S. (CRA and CSIS in Canada). Their goal is to gain your trust and convince you to send them money or hand over your personal information like your bank account or social security number.

Read the full article here to stay a step ahead of government imposter scams and know if it’s actually the government or an imposter in disguise.