http://www.fakewarriors.org/phonies/phonies486.htm - John Hartley Robertson

CARMINE ANNUNZIATA  at it again - UPDATED 03/2015
Troops blast online uniform retailer


U.S. Navy Veterans Association



Accusations of Fraud Appear to Crash Website of Group Claiming to Support ...
A website purporting to help Navy SEALs was downed Thursday and again Friday after The Special Operations Forces Report website — SOFREP.com — made some bombshell charges that the site – SupportTheSEALs.org – is not a legitimate non-profit ...


An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) ......

PATRICK ALLEN RICH   IMPERSONATING A KIA FAMILY MEMBER - The Fallen Heroes Memorial Foundation Representative 05/2011

http://www.cid.army.mil/documents/Lookout/Military%20Hoaxes_web.pdf - Violators of Military Hoaxes Act could receive fines, prison time


07/01/2013 04:01 PM CDT

DOD Helps Military Families Avoid Money Scams

By Terri Moon Cronk
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 - While dodging financial scams seem to have become a part of life, Defense Department officials have measures to protect the military community from such circumstances, a senior Pentagon official said in a recent interview.

Scamming incidents in the military parallel those in the civilian community, Barbara Thompson, director of the Defense Department's office of family policy, children and youth, told American Forces Press Service.

But scammers might target military families because of service members' dependable incomes and frequent moves, opening them up to potential scams that can affect their financial readiness when renting or buying a home and securing car loans, she added.

"It's really important that we look at our entire [financial] readiness campaign as a way to empower our service members and their families to have the flexibility to meet the goals and dreams of their future," she said.

It's vital for military families to do their research and build their awareness against scams, she added, and myriad resources to help in this endeavor are available on and off military installations.

"You may decide to do a move on your own and find someone who doesn't have liability insurance, or doesn't deliver your household goods to your residence [and instead] goes off with them," Thompson said.

She also warned against house closure, auto loan and credit and debit card scams. "Sometimes, they look official and as though they're sponsored by a government agency, but it's deceit," she added.

Installation legal assistance officers can help when such issues arise, and certified financial counselors can provide support, guidance and advice at family assistance centers on military installations, she said. The counselors know the community and are likely to be aware of less-than-scrupulous vendors and service providers, she said.

The Military OneSource website offers a wealth of resources such as financial counseling and tip sheets on how to be a good consumer and avoid pitfalls, Thompson said.

DOD also has federal partners in the battle against financial scams, such as the Federal Trade Commission's Scam Watch, and the Treasury Department's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where one can register a complaint that will be investigated, Thompson said.

The Better Business Bureau Military Line compiles information on businesses that are less than reputable, Thompson said, and installation commanders also have the ability to put unscrupulous businesses on a list, she added.

Getting references from friends and colleagues and staying away from businesses that have negative consumer feedback are important steps, she said. Using the installation's credit union or bank also will help to ensure good choices in the community, she noted.

If a military family does find itself to be a victim of a scam, DOD also offers resources to help.

Consulting with the legal assistance officer on the installation only helps with recourse, Thompson said, but also advises the installation of a business that's not reputable to protect other service members and their families.

"You learn a lesson, but you also make sure somebody else is not taken advantage of," she added.

"The bottom line is you have to be a smart and savvy consumer," Thompson said. "You need to really think about your purchases, your purchasing power, and do your due diligence to make sure you're getting the right information and the right product for the money you're going to spend."

Fraud Alert

Job Seekers BEWARE!

A company calling itself Monument Secure (NOT Monument Security) is sending out emails targeting veterans. Claiming that they are a Security Services provider, they pretend to be hiring security personnel, but require a “refundable” $300.00 to obtain a “guard card”. If you see them advertising or receive an email from them, don’t fall for their scam. AND SHAME ON THEM!


The name this POS has posted on Facebook is Richard Moore. He has posted numerous pictures of my Nephew Sgt. Mikeal W. Miller, 22, of Albany, Ore. and is claiming them to be of him. SGT Miller was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.. He died Jan. 27 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained in Baghdad on July 9, 2007, when the vehicle he was in encountered an improvised explosive device. Can we find this guy and stop, prosecute him or arrange for me to have a few minutes alone with him?
awards_claimed_online: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?clk_loc!/profile.php?id0004772674546
awards_claimed: All I have seen are pictures of Sgt Mikeal w. Miller and this guy claiming they are of him
SEAL says Scottsdale man hijacked charity websites  05/11/2013
KPHO Phoenix
But soon after starting his charity, Navy SEALs Fund, Dzieran says he was approached by a man from Scottsdale who claimed to be able to raise money and raise the charity's profile. "It appeared that he was trying to help us," said Dzieran during a ...

Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:33 AM
Subject: FW: Help Hospitalized Veterans.

On August 9, 2012, the California Attorney General  filed a civil lawsuit seeking the removal of officers and directors of Help Hospitalized Veterans, a California charity. The complaint alleges that those running the organization engaged in self-dealing, paid excessive executive compensation and engaged in fraudulent fundraising and other unlawful activities. The lawsuit also seeks to recover more than $4.3 million in funds improperly diverted from Help Hospitalized Veterans. Those funds were meant to support several programs serving veterans and active-duty military, including providing arts and craft kits to hospitalized veterans. Instead, they were used to enrich the organization's officers and fundraisers.


Ask the Lawyer: Awards and medals may help in sentencing

Comment: It is for these reasons among others (promotion, assignments, reputation, etc.) that some military personnel and veterans attempt to enhance their images via the stolen valor method......


From: Mona Ternus <mona.ternus@gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

This is Lt.Col.Ternus Mona in U.S Army, is also a member of Air Force
Reserve Nurse Corps and the commander of the 911th Aeromedical Stanging
Squadron, but redeployed to Iraq, and presently stationed in Mosul for
special duties. I will like to share some very vital information that would
bring some good financial returns to us in just a few weeks or days
depending on how fast we pursue the matter. I am seeking your assistance to
evacuate the sum of $12.3m to you and because of my status as a Colonel in
the U.S military, I could not transfer the money to the united states
because of security reasons, query and questions of the u.s government as
well.,as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until  i
complete my service here.This may not be the best medium to make this kind
of contact because of the numerous scam offers transmitted through the
Internet, but it is all I have access to for now.I will be very grateful if
you can give me the opportunity to discuss this matter with you by assuring
me that you will not use any part of it against me in anyway, I hope you
understand my limitations here and I need your trust and honest which I
don't want you to betray or disappoint me as soon this money get to your
hands in your country.I expect your good and prompt reply so that we can
proceed swiftly on the funds transfer processing.Should you have reasons to
reject this  offer,Please destroy this mail as any  leakage will be too
bad for us.

I will continue with the details when you signify your intention to work
with me.


Lt.Col.Ternus M.
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:52:12 -0800 (PST)
From: robert 
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Re: phony veterans

If you see these people at a walmart remind the store manager of the fact they are banned from the property. Never give these scam artists a cent they took in $8 million dollars
last year and only gave out $318,000.00 dollars to Veterans causes. The solicitors are paid 1/3 of the money they collect.

----------Original Message----------

From: Walmart Facebook Support
Date: Jan 11, 2013 12:20:41 PM
Subject: Re: phony veterans


The VSO has been banned from soliciting at our stores while they are under investigation. We will make sure the stores in Mass. are updated on this groups status. I've forwarded your email to our Store Operations Division so that they can communicate with Store Managers on the situation.

Thank you for contacting us,
Walmart Facebook Support

"Like" us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/walmart<applewebdata://4FF06D7D-F6A3-4888-B7BC-4DEC300DA927/www.facebook.com/walmart>

To: "Wal-Mart Stores Inc." 
Subject: phony veterans

Recently I posted a question on your face book page, and I was instructed to write this "e" mail. In October an "e" mail was sent out to all the stores which banned a group called the Veterans Support org. from soliciting in front of your stores. Is this still in effect? It appears that some of your stores in Mass. are not complying. I am enclosing a letter which I have written to the stores in my State outlining our concerns. I have addl. supporting materials to support our argument against this Org..
Thank you for your consideration

Robert A Graser
State JR. Vice Commander
Dept. of Massachusetts
Veterans of Foreign Wars



Works for Smart Shield Roofing Solutions out of Tomball, TX  -  [His boss is Eric Moore -  the owner ]
Made job offer of a personal assistant, $45k a yr and $400 per diem when traveling, and free health insurance after 60 days.
$1000.00 sign on bonus.
Traveling- flying or driving and he would pay for the plane ticket.
Facebook says his hometown is Maryville, MO but he doesn't live there..
Job would have consisted of doing estimates and going to meeting to take notes and retype them for him.
Claimed that his daughter was in a car wreck on Aug 31 or Sept 1 and she was in bad shape. .... When calling Aug 30 to make sure the job was mine and he stated yes 100% positive.. So I quite my local job and prepared to be away for 5 weeks at a time. The red flags started to fly was when reading on Facebook and he said he was taking his daughter to a Royals game on Monday. Found his daughter on Facebook and she had posted pics of her and her dad on Sept 1 and then posted more pics on Sept 3 when they were at a Royals game... and that little girl did not look like she was in any car wreck... all lies... and no job per Mr Moore.

Veterans Charities: Two under investigation, and one that gives 100% to veterans

...California's attorney general filed a civil lawsuit against a Riverside County charity that raises money to support programs for military veterans and active-duty personnel, particularly for those hospitalized with war wounds.

Help Hospitalized Veterans has used much of its donations for lavish salaries and pensions, self-dealing business relationships and loans, and perks such as $80,000 in golf memberships and use of a condominium, Atty. Gen.Kamala D. Harrissaid in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Riverside County Superior Court....


...The Attorney General’s office is suing a local veterans charity and its  professional fundraisers for allegedly using deceptive tactics in violation of  state laws.

The suit, filed Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that Bay State  Vietnam Veterans Inc. and its Rhode Island-based fundraiser, Dynamic Marketing  Solutions Inc., violated the Massachusetts charitable solicitation and consumer  protection laws during a phone solicitation campaign....



St. Louis (KSDK) -- The Better Business Bureau shares a warning about a giving to a veterans' charity with ties to a local sweepstakes firm.

The BBB says Veterans Relief Network uses a for-profit fundraising consultant, Precision Performance Marketing (PPM) of Kirkwood, Missouri. PPP is known for using sweeptstakes mailings to raise millions of dollars in the names of several national causes ranging from childhood cancer to autism. But records show a majority of the contributions actually went to pay the costs of the fundraising rather than to help those in need....


Scammers targeting veterans' pensions

American Legion VA&R assistant director Lori Perkio submitted testimony to the Congressional subcommittee investigating VA's fiduciary system. (Photo by Craig Roberts)....

Internet scam uses photo of dead OR soldier

by Kyle Iboshi

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Updated today at 12:58 PM

PORTLAND, Ore.-- A Portland family suffered the heartbreak of losing a son in combat.  Now they fear his photo is being used to solicit money.

"This is really a low scam," said Dr. Brian Fennerty, the father of an Army sergeant who died in Iraq......

This document provides information regarding phony refund schemes related to military disability compensation.


Emails are being sent to individuals, including military members, military retirees, and civilian employees, which appear to be sent by Defense Finance and Accounting Services. Although the email appears to come from DFAS and displays a .mil email address it is actually from a non-government email account. The emails indicate that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs may be able to obtain additional funds from the IRS. These emails are not issued by DFAS.

The email indicates that individuals receiving VA disability compensation can receive additional funds from the IRS by sending copies of VA award letters, income tax returns, 1099-Rs, Retiree Account Statements, and DD 214s, to a retired Colonel at an address in Florida.

These schemes can be quite costly for victims. Promoters may charge exorbitant upfront fees to file these claims and are often long gone when victims discover they’ve been scammed.

Taxpayers should be careful of these scams because, regardless of who prepared their tax return, the taxpayer is legally responsible for the accuracy of their tax return and must repay any refunds received in error, plus any penalties and interest. They may even face criminal prosecution.

To avoid becoming ensnared in these schemes, taxpayers should beware of any of the following:

Fictitious claims for refunds or rebates based on false statements of entitlement to tax credits

Emails from unfamiliar senders asking for personal information

Internet solicitations that direct individuals to toll-free numbers and then solicit Social Security numbers or other personal info.

If you receive a notice from the IRS, respond immediately. If you believe someone may have used your SSN fraudulently, please notify IRS immediately by responding to the name and number printed on the notice or letter. You will need to fill out the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit, Form 14039.

Connecticut’s entire Congressional delegation sent a letter this week to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, urging the watchdog agency to investigate the Veterans Support Organization, a Rhode Island-based nonprofit that has raised millions of dollars, much of it via camouflage-clad solicitors who stand outside grocery stores and other shops.

The unusual letter was in response to complaints by officials with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, who are concerned that VSO is employing solicitors who claim to be volunteers, but are actually paid a commission based on the money they bring in. The senators and House members also expressed alarm at the group’s finances, noting that VSO collected $5.8 million in fiscal year 2010, but spent only $379,000 on grants to veterans and veteran groups......

04/30/2012 - BRANSON, MO




Comments : You have a swindler in town named Bobby Willis in gets people to invest in fraudulent Veterans facilities. Beware, he is very dangerous. He bilked several investors for millions in San Juan County, New Mexico. He must be stopped!!!!!


We have a definite South African Fraud posing as an American Green Beret, too.

For further reading, please visit THIS page ...  https://www.facebook.com/groups/recce.hotmaleathotmaildotcum/
His name: Cornelius Theron, residing in Wellington, Fl, USA.


To whom it may concern:

With American troops fighting wars on multiple fronts, instances of fraudulent veterans’ claims, or Stolen Valor, have been on the rise. I am writing to you today to discuss a local Stolen Valor claim which is of great concern to area veterans.

Anthony Thomas of ClevelandOhio has been claiming that he is an Air Force veteran while on Facebook under the name (Ace Thomas).

I noticed that Anthony Thomas Facebook page has the Air Force Logo and he has military photos and impersonating an actual member of the military while never serving in the United States Air Force.

Fraudulently claiming or wearing unauthorized military awards is a federal crime punishable by up to a year in prison and up to $150,000 in fines. 

I hope you will consider looking into Anthony Thomas claims and the negative effects on the local veterans’ community.


From: US ARMY 395TH CSSB <u.stroop@us.army.mil>
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 6:20 PM
Subject: Hello Beneficiary Can We Work This Out.

Greetings,I am Cpt.Hall Henson an officer of the U.S Army, and I have some items I will need to ship to you.Can you be trusted to handle some serious and confidential transactions?
Please contact me asap

God Bless America

God Bless
Capt.Hall Henson


To: <info@pownetwork.org>
Subject: Liar and a  fraud
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 11:40:31 +0000

I am very sorry that what I stated was untrue even to my Sister and Brothers and my Daughter.
I am sorry that i lied to my friends as they trusted me and I have let them all down.
I Apologise to Carol Pottinger for the use of Her Photo's. I hope that she will forgive me as She is a Great Officer and is now a vice Admiral.
I apologise to the Military both Serving and Ex Service personnel no matter what Rank as they all deserve better Respect than I gave them. I was Stupid and I am ashamed and humiliated.
I am Sorry For all I have said and ask for forgiveness and to my Sister who I got to lie for me in the last 2 weeks.
I am Sorry for all those things and more.
I was not a Navy Commander and I was not Rear Admiral USN, Commander of Special Forces in Afghanistan. And I retract all the things that I have said.

Lara Connor ( U.S.N. NOT AT ALL. ) I am so Sorry to Everyone.
And I am closing my email address so I have used my .......


I am an Admin of a Group of ex-servicemen on Facebook who protect Veterans Honour and shame Fakers. Last December, I shamed a Swedish Troll who claimed to be
Rear Admiral Lara Connor, USN, Commander of Special Forces in Afghanistan. Upon shaming the person, they deleted their account.

However, yesterday I found their Trail again...under the following Link in Ebay.

 This person is buying and selling articles under the guise of Admiral Lara Connor. I had already confirmed that this person was not genuine. He/ she stole Photographs from this Flag Officer.
http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=237       Carol Pottinger.
Linda K. May

Self Proclaimed Agent Orange & Mold & Depleted Uranium International Expert

As many of you are aware, Linda K. May of Pontiac, Illinois has done everything in her power to inject herself into the limelight all across the country as a self proclaimed medical expert on Agent Orange Dioxin, Mold, and now an expert on Depleted Uranium.

If you’ve paid Ms. May any money at all, and not received the services as were promised, and if you’ve not done so already, I strongly advising to please spend the $30-50 dollars and file a claim in small claims court, and have the filing served to her Attorney Mr. Mark Cullen of Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen & Cochran, Ltd., 607 E. Adams Street #800, Springfield, Illinois.

You might also choose to simply write to Mr. Cullen, call or fax. Their office telephone #217-544-1144, fax #217-522-3173.

Veterans-For-Change, OFFE and VFVC have all done their level best to insure veterans aren’t scammed and suckered into spending money they don’t have for a test that cannot prove whether you were contaminated by Agent Orange Dioxin 5-days ago or 40-years ago.

If you served in Korea, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Guam, or one of the many other places including but not limited to CONUS, WE know you were contaminated so a test of any kind will not help in proving or disproving a claim for VA Benefits and Care.

Your military records, medical records, buddy & family letters can and would prove this for you.

We’re still seeking out any doctors who read our newsletter would be so kind as to contact us via E-Mail and let us know if you believe and can prove beyond a doubt that a DNA PCR test could be used to test human urine samples for Dioxin with documented scientific proof.

Everyone who walks this planet of ours has some level of dioxin in their body from grains such as whole wheat used to make bread, etc.

We’re attempting to gather any and all medical and scientific evidence we can to show the claim(s) being made are false and would post all information to the website for veterans to use to protect themselves.

Ms. May has claimed via E-Mail that she has over 40 investors and plans to make millions of dollars. My question to those investors, have you actually seen the test performed? Have you actually seen the laboratory? Have you actually seen the registered patent for this test of Ms. May’s?

If you’ve been one of the past victims and actually received written “test results”, do you see the laboratory name clearly printed at the top or bottom of the report with their address, phone and fax number? Do you see an FDA “CLEA” number printed on the report? If not, then I’d say you were scammed by a sink lab operation!




I wanted to bring some truly good news to light, and at the same time say a huge thank you to some folks who helped put this all together!

Recently it came to me that a Ms. Linda May of Pontiac Illinois was attempting to peddle a test kit and lab testing to elderly and veterans that could detect dioxin's from Agent Orange and would help in VA Claims and how she was an expert in her field and had testified for many veterans and helped them win their claims.

In addition she was claiming many other outrageous things as contracts with the DoD, the VA, EPA, OSHA, etc. and would never provide any written documentation, evidence or medical research.

Ms. May talks a good game and I'm sure many of you who served in Korea and Viet Nam were at one point touched by AO, or have fellow vets who have and in many cases are ill, terminal or have since passed on havingapplied for benefits and been denied.





"The most recent scam used telephone calls to solicit donations to enable veterans to speak at schools. The scammer states that they represent a veteran organization not associated with the Legion. Many veteran organizations, especially the Legion, have long-standing relationships with schools. To my knowledge, there is not one veteran organization that charges for a Veteran’s appearance. Don’t be fooled by this scam.

The second scam is much more involved. It specifically targets veterans suffering, or potentially suffering, from Depleted Uranium (DU) or Agent Orange (AO) poisoning and are having difficulty proving their claim to government. The scam involves supplying a urine sample and paying $560.00/person, to receive “guaranteed” analysis.

The name associated with the scam is Ms. Linda K. May B.S., R.N., B.S.N.; it is unknown if this is a real name or an alias. The name Linda K May is associated with scams covering a variety of subjects including: mold, Nuclear Security, Agent Orange, and the newest is Depleted Uranium. The company names associated with the scam include Warbler of Illinois and LKM Health and Safety Consultants. The name Linda K. May is associated with scams or scam attempts in California, Connecticut, Michigan, and Illinois."

Scams Target Veterans

By David on October 26, 2011 in Veteran, Why Complain

Typically criminals target the vulnerable: the elderly, the ill, the disenfranchised, and more recently veterans.

In the past month two scams targeting veterans and veteran issues were brought to my attention.

The most recent scam used telephone calls to solicit donations to enable veterans to speak at schools.  The scammer states that they represent a veteran organization not associated with the Legion.  Many veteran organizations, especially the Legion, have long-standing relationships with schools.  To my knowledge, there is not one veteran organization that charges for a Veteran’s appearance.   Don’t be fooled by this scam.

The second scam is much more involved.  It specifically targets veterans suffering, or potentially suffering, from Depleted Uranium (DU) or Agent Orange (AO) poisoning and are having difficulty proving their claim to government. The scam involves supplying a urine sample and paying  $560.00/person, to receive “guaranteed” analysis.

The name associated with the scam is Ms. Linda K. May B.S., R.N., B.S.N.; it is unknown if this is a real name or an alias.  The name Linda K May is associated with scams covering a variety of subjects including: mold, Nuclear Security, Agent Orange, and the newest is Depleted Uranium.  The company names associated with the scam include Warbler of Illinois and LKM Health and Safety Consultants.  The name Linda K. May is associated with scams or scam attempts in California, Connecticut, Michigan, and Illinois.

Some basic research can provide enough information to avoid being scammed.  For example:
  • An accountant occupies the address that Warbler of Illinois uses – I used reverse look up – and called the number associated with the address.
  • I attempted to contact LKM Health and Safety Consultants’ landline phone was disconnected but the cell phone number (used a Maryland prefix) was operational. I called the Cell phone number 8 times and left messages. I did not receive a response to any of my calls.
  • Linda K May claims that she can gain access to the Illinois State University to conduct the urine tests. I called the university, but no one associated with Linda K May was given access to university facilities.  Universities have to be very careful when granting access to facilities for a variety of legal and insurance reasons. The scam may involve “kitchen sink analysis” a scam where samples are poured down the kitchen sink and a false report is generated.

Research on the Internet for scams associated with the name Linda K. May provided the flowing links:



  My local Canadian Vets Association was the target of a scam involving a one Ms Linda K Cardiff May, BS,RN,BSN.  She claimed to be the CEO of Warbler of Illinois Company.
     This person drove to Ontario Canada and presented local members with false claims and documentation of her medical qualifications and asked for urine samples from members to conduct Depleted Uranium tests on the samples and left the country with said samples.
     What can be done to prosecute this person?  Thank you.

FAKE  Ranger Medic Handbooks

There are a couple of fake Ranger Medic Handbooks on Amazon and digital for the Kindle http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ranger+medic+handbook&x=0&y=0  We have an agreement with the copyright holder that North American Rescue is the sole distributer of the RMH and all profits from the book go to a charity of the their choice.  The charity is always a Wounded Warrior type charity and is currently the Sentinels of Freedom which was founded by a father of 3 brothers in the 75th (Mike Conklin) http://www.sentinelsoffreedom.org/sof_rw/sof.cfm.  The copyright holder is currently in contact with Amazon to deal with the 3 companies publishing the RMH and we are waiting on the results from this to see when to get some of NAR's lawyers involved.  One of the versions on Amazon is listed as the 2011 version which is completely bogus.  Talking with the guys that write the book and having them look at it online about the versions out there they determined that it was a draft of the 2007 version before the edits were finished.  If we were just trying to make money on this book it would be one thing, but these guys are taking money away from Wounded Warrior charities and it is not the current version they are claiming it is.

Bruce Wayne Rhoades aka Rhodes & Sawyer  //  Veteran's Outreach Mission Inc.

Read to inform yourself of a veteran scam operation from Oklahoma that is coming here.

KFOR-TV (NBC Channel4) in Oklahoma City has reported recently on   Veteran's Outreach Mission Inc.  run by a man named Bruce Wayne Rhoades aka Rhodes & Sawyer.

Rhoades, a convicted felon out of Oklahoma County, ran a house raffle in Oklahoma City and collected thousands of dollars to be used for a
"veteran's rehab center."

In addition, Rhoades used senior citizen employees through an AARP program but never paid them. Any money that was collected during fundraising was immediately taken by Rhoades.  Former employees claim there were no receipts or books kept.  In checking with the IRS, Veteran's Outreach Mission Inc. nor Bruce Rhoades hold any non-profit or 501 (c)3 status or registration.

However, as of Oct. 18, 2011, Mr. Rhoades registered
Veteran's Outreach Mission Inc. with the Dallas County court clerk at the address of 1100 W. Main Suite 115 Grand Prairie, TX. This is a hotel room!

We wanted the legitimate veteran groups in Texas to be made aware of this scam and any possible conflict with their efforts to assist veterans.

Please see the links to our stories at KFOR.com and the attached information.  http://www.kfor.com/videobeta/43c9674e-f170-4541-92d3-b4d99908842b/News/

09/2011      Web impostors mimic JBLM Medal of Honor recipient, Petraeus
Here's one drawback to receiving a Congressional Medal of Honor: Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry of Steilacoom is now one of a handful of soldiers who've become regular targets for web impersonators. ...
June 2011

Restaurants, beware soldier making party reservation
Albany Times Union
Pogue says he plans to give security video of the imposter to military authorities. I'm trying to reach military representatives for confirmation. ...

Back in July, WFAA-Channel 8's Byron Harris spent quite some time digging into the doings of the Kennedale-based United States Fallen Heroes Foundation, which said it was a nonprofit raising funds to construct a memorial in Tarrant County to servicemen and women killed in action since September 11, 2001. Turned out, the Mansfield man who was running it at the time, Walter Coleman, falsely represented himself as a veteran and "fabricated IRS forms to create the impression that his foundation was a legitimate, registered 501(c)(3) public charity," according to the Texas Attorney General's Office on August 31 of last year -- when Greg Abbott's office filed suit against the Fallen Heroes Foundation. Coleman quit right before he was to respond to a subpoena from the AG's office........



Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2010 7:36 AM

*In 2006, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) corresponded with Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) regarding concerns that the organization's name and seal created the impression that VAS was affiliated with, or endorsed by, the Department. OGC advised the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) of these concerns and VBA circulated the information. VAS later added a disclaimer at the top of its website home page that addressed some of our concerns. No further action was taken.
Section 5902(a) of title 38, United States Code, authorizes VA to recognize organizations for the limited purpose of ensuring competent representation of Veterans seeking benefits. Organizations like VAS may provide services to Veterans without VA recognition, including informational websites, if the services do not include assistance with the preparation, presentation, and
prosecution of claims for VA benefits.
The recent e-mail message warning Veterans about VAS' activities, which has been widely disseminated, is from an unknown source but contains some of the information discussed with VAS and VBA in 2006.

*  (original message)
WARNING TO VETERANS - Forwarded by Kevin Secor, VSO Liaison, Office of the
Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way. http://www.vaservices.org/us/index.html
VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal. Our Legal Counsel has requested that we coordinate with DoD to inform military installations, particularly mobilization sites, of this group and their lack of affiliation or endorsement by VA to provide any services.
In addition, GC requests that if you have any examples of VAS acts that violate chapter 59 of Title 38 United States Code, such as VAS employees assisting veterans in the preparation and presentation of claims for benefits, please pass any additional information to Mr.Daugherty at the address below.

Michael G. Daugherty
Staff Attorney
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of General Counsel (022G2


Two Dam Neck based SEALs killed in combat  [NOT]


The most despicable of false claims - more here!

TruTV -  Operation Repo

PHONY Iraqi war veteran who lost his leg - NOT

American Idol Andrew Garcia, ELTON JOHN,  Destiny's Child, Jared Leto, Britney Spears and Frank Stallone
  • "Captain Kangaroo enlisted, but it was after Iwo Jima. Captain Kangaroo never saw any combat."
  • “The rumors that Mr. Rogers having a military background have also been bandied around for years, but there is nothing to them. Mr. Rogers did not serve in the military”.
  • "Lee Marvin was injured in WWII, but it was not at Iwo Jima; it was at Saipan. He received a Purple Heart, not the Navy Cross".

A guy is driving around in the North Georgia mountains and sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: "Talking Dog for Sale."
He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.
"You talk?" he asks. "Yep," the Lab replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says "So, what's your story?"
The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA and they had me sworn into the toughest branch of the armed services .... the United States Marines ... you know one of their nicknames is "The Devil Dogs". In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders; because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running, but the jetting around really tired me out and I knew I wasn't getting any younger. So, I decided to settle down. I retired from the Corps (8 dog years is 56 Corps years) and signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in."

The dog continues - "I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog. "Ten dollars," the guy says. "Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?"
"Because he's a liar. He never did any of that shit. Hell, he was in the Navy!"