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AG cracks down on deceptive veterans charities


Washington State Attorney General

BUSTED: Three phony charities aimed at veterans have been targeted for crackdown.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson Thursday announced a crackdown on three deceptive charities that claimed to benefit veterans. These organizations told potential donors that their donations would benefit veterans when, in fact, little to none of the money raised did.

The sweep includes two lawsuits filed by Ferguson: one against Spanaway-based Fallen Hero Bracelets and another against Florida nonprofit Healing Heroes Network. The lawsuits allege these organizations violated the Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits unfair or deceptive conduct in the marketplace, and the Charitable Solicitations Act, which prohibits false, misleading or deceptive charitable solicitations.

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