According to the Federal Trade Commission, from 2015 to 2019, active-duty military members, their dependents and veterans reported more than 163,000 cases of fraud that amounted to losing more than $338 million.
Another important FTC statistic pointing to why this issue is so important in the military and veteran community is that the average loss for veterans is 23% higher than for current service members—and 44% higher than for other civilians.
But with your DAV membership, you can save 20% to protect your digital and financial identity with DAV partner Identity Guard.* DAV members get advanced protection, backed up by 22 years’ experience from a company that has helped more than 47 million people protect their identities.
“Identity Guard uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to continuously scour billions of data points to discover potential vulnerabilities and alert you when your identity may be at risk,” said Adila Abukar, partner solutions director with Identity Guard. “DAV members can think of Identity Guard as an early warning system that is always helping to protect your identity, because you can’t stop a threat unless you can spot a threat.”
Your membership also provides you access to a wide range of money-saving advantages. These gracious partners stand with our veterans through a variety of programs, products and services. Members can pile up savings with many different and popular brands—and it assists veterans by putting funds back into DAV’s mission.
“The program allows us to partner with corporations who give our members discounts,” said National Membership Director Doug Wells. “It’s vital for our members to utilize their Member Advantages as often as possible, as those affinity agreements further support DAV’s mission. When a member makes a purchase or uses a service, a portion of that sale reverts back to DAV.”
Another partner who offers DAV members perks is USAA, a financial institution that was started in 1922 by 25 military members to serve the unique needs of military personnel.
“Today, USAA remains focused and committed to facilitate the financial security of members, associates and their families,” said Gary Williams, USAA’s assistant vice president of military affinity. “One important way we bring the mission to life is working together with DAV to deliver financial products that are tailored to serve the needs of the military community; for example, DAV and USAA co-brand two rewards credit cards.”
DAV members can enjoy up to three times the rewards points, and even redeem points for cash, merchandise, gift cards and more, when using a DAV and USAA rewards card2.
More companies have also partnered with DAV through the Membership Advantages program, including Avis and Budget Car Rental, which offer up to 25% savings on their base rates3, and Quicken Loans®. DAV members considering the purchase or refinance of a home4 can get $500 cash back after closing, plus a $750 closing-cost credit1.
“It is our goal at DAV to continue to find great partners who care about veterans and their families so we can offer more great deals and savings to our members,” said National Adjutant Marc Burgess. “Our members deserve the best services and savings we can provide to them.”
For more information and a complete list of Membership Advantages, visit dav.org/membership/member-advantages.