Scam Alert – Calls Soliciting Political Donations in the Name of Military Order of the Purple Heart are a HOAX


The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) regrets to inform its loyal members, supporters, and donors that they may be the victim of a telephone scam. An unknown group is making cold calls – often from telephone # 312-516-2512 – saying they’re calling on behalf of MOPH and using the National Commander’s name, Robert Puskar, in soliciting funds for the upcoming presidential  election.

The public should be informed that these calls are a HOAX. The MOPH remains an apolitical organization and, as such, “shall not contribute to or otherwise support or assist any political party or candidate for public office.” If you should receive such a call, you are encouraged to report it as a SCAM to the local  authorities.

The “Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. Inc.,” (MOPH) was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all combat wounded veterans and active duty men and women who have received the decoration. Chartered by the Congress, The MOPH is unique among Veteran Service Organizations in that all its members were wounded in combat. For this sacrifice, they were awarded the Purple Heart Medal. With grants from the MOPH Service Foundation, the MOPH and its Ladies Auxiliary promote Patriotism, Fraternalism, and the Preservation of America’s military history. Most importantly, through veteran service, they provide comfort and assistance to all Veterans and their families, especially those requiring claims assistance with the VA, those who are homeless, and those requiring employment assistance. Programs of the MOPH include VA Volunteer Service, First Responder Recognition, JROTC Leadership Award, Scholarships, Americanism, Purple Heart Trail and Cities, Welfare, and numerous community service programs, all with the objective of service to Veterans and their  families.

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