Scams do not take a holiday, they look for a holiday. According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times (May 6, 2012) entitled "Scam Watch: Memorial Day, Foreclosure Rescue, Investment Scheme", Memorial Day has become an active day for criminals. It appears both active duty military, veterans, and their families are targeted by scammers.
According to the article, the scams include criminals soliciting money over the phone for military charities, as well as calls from people alleging they are from the Veterans Administration, and asking for credit card, bank account, or other financial information.
The article also notes some recent scams, including one committed by Frederic Alan Gladle from Austin, Texas, who delayed foreclosure for a fee. He would submit false documents in bankruptcy court, thereby delaying the foreclosure proceedings. Earlier this month he received 61 months in federal prison.
Another person was able to raise money by alleging his company was about to be acquired by Microsoft. He received 22 years in federal prison.