Veterans Should Look Out for These Scams

Those ads offering to help with Camp Lejeune claims might not be legit. If you're a veteran, be alert to potential scammers.

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If you thought those Camp Lejeune liability ads all over TV are scams, well, the Veterans Administration says some may be. And this is just the latest in a line of scams directed at veterans.

“Dishonest attorneys are messaging veterans with offers of assistance but charge inflated fees,” the VA says. The agency is warning about unscrupulous lawyers who are advertising for clients with claims for Camp Lejeune injuries or who want to file claims under the PACT Act.

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Elaine Silvestrini has worked for Kiplinger since 2021, serving as senior retirement editor since 2022. Before that, she had an extensive career as a newspaper and online journalist, primarily covering legal issues at the Tampa Tribune and the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey. In more recent years, she's written for several marketing, legal and financial websites, including and, and the newsletters Auto Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report.