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Adam Leitao, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who runs Adam's Towing in Leesburg, Va., shows off the contents of one of the misleading Military Family Support Center bins that he has impounded in recent months. The military charity does not collect items in the bins and receives no compensation for the use of their name.

Adam Leitao, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who runs Adam's Towing in Leesburg, Va., shows off the contents of one of the misleading Military Family Support Center bins that he has impounded in recent months. The military charity does not collect items in the bins and receives no compensation for the use of their name. (Leo Shane III/Stars and Stripes)

The Federal Trade Commission offers the following advice to make sure your donations are going to a legitimate charity “rather than a greedy scam artist trying to use the cachet of veterans and military families to cash in.”


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