While veterans and nonveterans alike are targeted by scammers, a recent study found that veterans are twice as likely as nonveterans to lose money to fraud schemes. And nearly 80% of veterans reported being targeted by scams related to their service, such as fundraising appeals from fake military charities or being told of “little known” government programs that could mean cash for veterans.

This is a reminder to be extra careful this holiday season. Scammers and hackers are becoming more sophisticated and can find just the right heart strings to pull.

Sherry Ellis