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Scammers target veterans and military members

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KENNEWICK, Wash.— Many scammers don't take a break even on a holiday.  A new report shows some people will take advantage of military members, veterans and their families even on Memorial Day.

A few scams to watch out for are military loans that offer instant approval, no credit check or all ranks approved.  They often come with high interest rates and hidden fees.  

Housing ads that promise military discounts and incentives, but the scammer is showing stolen photos of homes. 

Low-priced cars supposedly posted by soldiers who are deploying.  The schemer asks you to wire the money for the phony car.

A Better Business Bureau representative says veterans and military members are targeted because they have a steady paycheck and scammers expect them to deploy.

A tip to keep safe from scams, check out a business before handing over money.

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