Scam Alert Targeting Veterans

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Scam Alert Targeting Veterans

December 1, 2019 Michael Flahaven

Scam alert from Daniel Webster — House of Representatives–Winter Garden


SCAM ALERT! My office received word last week of a scam targeting our veterans.

Using sophisticated technology, scammers are generating calls that appear as “Department of Veterans Affairs, 1-800-827-1000” on individuals’ caller ID systems. These scammers claim to be calling from “veterans services” and say they’re calling to confirm personal information of the veteran for benefit purposes. 

They may also leave a voicemail saying something like this:

“Your VA profile was flagged for two potential benefits due to the changes in the VA program. These are time sensitive entitlements. Please call us back at your earliest convenience.”

DO NOT call these individuals back or provide ANY personal identifiable information over the phone. Instead, HANG UP immediately, contact law enforcement at a non-emergency number to report the scam, and file a complaint with the FCC at consumercomplaints.fcc.gov.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 352-241-9220.  

Daniel Webster — House of Representatives–Winter Garden


Do you know of any scams targeting seniors, veterans, or disabled folk in the Orlando Area? Please contact Michael Flahaven here.

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