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Five Ways to Protect Veterans & Military Families from Scams in 2021


Time:7:00 PM EST

Duration:45 minutes


Your time on the battlefield is over, but there are still threats facing Military Veterans – scams specifically targeting those who served our great nation. In fact, Veterans and Military Families are twice as likely as civilians to be targeted by con artists.

Every day, scammers invent new ways to defraud Veterans of their hard-earned service benefits, steal your identity, or take your life's savings – simply because you wore America's uniform. Veterans and Military Families must remain vigilant in the new year to protect themselves against the latest threats. 

Join AARP, the USPIS and the FTC for a free Five Ways to Protect Veterans & Military Families from Scams in 2021 webinar. You'll hear from fraud fighting experts about the top scams targeting Veterans and Military Families in 2021, get your questions answered live, and learn more about stopping scammers in their tracks.

Register now to watch this webcast live or on-demand at your convenience.


Troy J. Broussard

Associate State Director-Advocacy & Outreach


Troy is a Proud Desert Storm Army Veteran. In his current role as Associate State Director of Advocacy & Outreach, he works with staff, volunteers, members and other AARP divisions to achieve AARP’s social impact and member value goals for our nearly 500,000 members and the 600,000+ family caregivers in Louisiana. Troy develops and provides strategic leadership for AARP advocacy activities, including the implementation of national AARP advocacy efforts and campaigns at the local and state level. He works to build greater grassroots and key contacts capacity as well as relationships with Congressional, Legislative and Local elected officials in an effort to advance AARP priorities issues. He develops a presence in communities through strengthening visibility, media presence, volunteer capacity, building community partnerships, delivering programs and activities and outreach to AARP members. He also focused on developing AARP’s Veterans work and outreach throughout the state to enhance our member experience. In addition, he is a Versatile Leader with over 18 years of Telecommunications experience in the industry working in Customer Care, Sales, Legislative Government and External Affairs, Business Operations, Finance with P & L responsibility, Marketing and High Speed Internet Technical Support. Troy graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Political Science from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Troy was born and raised in Arnaudville, Louisiana and currently lives in the Greater Baton Rouge area for the past 4 years. Troy and his wife, Erika, have been married 23 years and are the proud parents of Blythe (20) and Brennan (14).

Carroll Harris

Postal Inspector and Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)

Carroll Harris has over 29 years of government service, with 14 of those as a federal agent. He started his career with the United States Marine Corps in 1990, where he served over 10 years of active duty to include overseas combat deployment. He is still active in the Marine Corps Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel at Quantico, VA. In 2004, Inspector Harris left the Marine Corps to become a federal agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. During this period, he worked multiple narcotics cases with the United States Postal Inspection Service, and in 2008, he became a postal inspector. He was first assigned to the Detroit Division and worked external crimes, identity theft, mail theft, narcotics, and workplace violence cases. In 2012, He was promoted to Program Manager of the Technical Services Unit at the Inspection Service National Headquarters, where he managed covert electronic surveillance operations. Since 2016, he has served as Assistant Inspector in Charge of Communications for the entire Inspection Service. In this role, he manages internal and external communications, press relations, government relations and crime prevention messaging. Inspector Harris is currently in the Inspection Service Corporate Succession Plan and has been the recipient of numerous Inspection Service Exceptional Performance and Leadership Awards. He is a graduate of the Inspection Service Leadership Academy and holds numerous certifications and licenses to include: instrument-rated pilot, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, commercial class B driver's license and advanced risk management level 1&2. He is also a published author: Third Marine Aircraft Wing, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004. Inspector Harris is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with “V” device and star and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. He was also named the 2010 Selective Service System Reserve Force Officer of the Year. Inspector Harris holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University, a Masters of Business Administration from Butler University and a Masters of Operations Science from the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College.

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