Sound-Alike Charity Names Cause Confusion

Last week, four people were indicted for raising money—allegedly for veterans—through two imaginary organizations called the Wounded Warrior Fund and the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Setting aside our despair about the continuing use of veterans in these kinds of abhorrent scams, what interests us about this case is the names that were chosen.

Although the term “wounded warrior” is common, in this case, its use here was part of the alleged effort to dupe donors, fooling them into thinking they were giving to the better-known Wounded Warrior Project.

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