With a rise in scams in the state of Florida, military members and their family members, as well as veterans have become a primary target. The Military and Veterans Assistance Program (MVAP) is a program started by the Florida Attorney General’s Office aimed at educating active military members (servicemembers and reservists), as well as veterans, on the types of scams currently circulating that zero-in on them.
It also appears that the program’s workers will help those who became victim to a scam, or their family members, representatives working on the victims’ behalf. Help can include connecting victims with legal aid offices or government agencies that may be of help.
Common scams affecting military members, military family, and veteran communities include things like housing, stolen valor or false affiliation with the military, as well as debit and credit relief or repair among others.
As reported by News 4 Jax, Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi said, “Florida has more than 90,000 active duty and reserve military members and more than 1.5 million veterans.
MVAP’s phone number to report scams targeting military members and veterans is 1-866-966-7226. They also have a page set up online where you can file a complaint about a possible scam: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/RMAS-AKWQ8Z/$file/mvap_complaint_form.pdf.