â€œI will always stand up for those who risk their lives for our safety and freedom, and I hope our Patriot Protection Week Campaign will help Floridaâ€™s service members and veterans guard against scammers trying to exploit the service of our brave Floridians," Moody said about the new campaign on Monday.
As part of the mission, Moody's office has also released some helpful tips in advance to assist military members who may be subject to military-related scams:
Â· Beware of scammers using misleading photos or language to imply association with a branch of the U.S. Military
Â· Verify the authenticity of an email or text that appears to be from a military branch. Phishing schemes use manipulated messages that appear to be from a military branch or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in an effort to target service members, veterans or family members
Â· Ensure any veterans charity soliciting funds is registered with the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 800HelpFla.com
Â· Place an active duty alert on credit reports at no cost. An active duty alert requires businesses to take additional steps before granting credit in the name of active duty personnel serving overseas
Florida currently has over 1.5 million veterans and 90,000 active members of the armed forces. Taking care of Florida's military personnel has been a top priority for officials in the new administration, with Gov. Ron DeSantis promising to take care of military veterans and make the Sunshine State the most military-friendly state in the U.S.
On a personal note, Moody has been a strong advocate for those serving in the military. Her eldest son, Brandon, currently serves in the United States Army.
To download the Attorney's General's Military Protection Guide, click HERE.
To follow Moody's campaign, click HERE, or use the hashtag #ProtectOurPatritosOAG