Every day many of us receive a call or email from a scammer intent on stealing our hard-earned savings, benefits or property. The Veterans Administration is warning military pensioners to be vigilant for unsolicited contact by pleasant-sounding people who intend to fleece us.
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To avoid being a victim to these tactics, here are some helpful tips to remember when protecting yourself from fraud: Be suspicious if someone offers to shift your assets around to qualify for VA pension. You may be required to repay benefits to the government. NEVER share eBenefits, VA.gov, or other VA login credentials with anyone. VA does not threaten or take adverse actions such as jail or lawsuits on claimants. If in doubt, call VA directly at 1-800-827-1000.
To report suspected activity, please contact the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) by calling 1-800-488-8244. You may also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by visiting http://www.consumercomplaints.fcc.gov.