New scam targets veterans

Friday, May 24, 2013

From the American Legion Dept. Adjutant

Another scam targeting veterans has been brought to my attention. Veterans are receiving text messages, supposedly from the “VA” asking them to call a toll free number and confirm their bank account information.

When the veteran calls, they are told that there is a problem processing their payment and they need to provide their account information.

The VA Direct Deposit Enrollment Center in Muskogee confirmed that the scam has been occurring since early Monday. Unsuspecting Veterans and spouses have been giving their information over the phone.

Please share this information and warn everyone about this scam. The VA does not request banking information over the phone or through text messages. Anyone receiving suspicious communications should contact their service officer or the VA.


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