Traverse City Business Says VFW Scam Targeted Them

A Traverse City business says scammers targeted them, claiming to be raising money for the VFW.

America’s Carpet Barn got a call on Tuesday from a woman asking them for a $75 donation for the Cherryland VFW Post in exchange for an American flag.

The store says when they asked for an address to put on the check, the woman couldn’t give them one.

They called the VFW post who said they weren’t doing a fundraiser like that.

A man showed up the next day with a flag asking for a check.

The store didn’t give him one and managed to get his license plate number.

“We’re really glad that we figured this out because after seeing the stack of invoices in his car, it’s definitely an ongoing thing, so impersonating veterans or charities for veterans kind of hits close to home, that’s a little low,” said America’s Carpet Barn COO Ron Rogers.

America’s Carpet Barn says they gave the picture of the man’s license plate and the invoice he gave them to the VFW to turn over to police.