LVMAC Tidbit — Another “Veterans as Prey” Fraud Scam

May 2, 2017

The Veterans Choice Program has been beset with problems.  While the program is actually improving, a phone scam has now occurred to add to the VA’s and clients’ frustrations with the program.  Someone is after your credit card number.  Why would the VA be asking that?

See below.   One key thing to remember is that while many VA numbers start with 1-800, not all do, and the Veterans Choice Program is one of them — it uses a 1-866 prefix.

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LVMAC Tidbit: Did Yah Know? Actionable Items of Potential Interest – #1

September 22, 2015

Gulf War Vets Needed for Research: The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the VA in East Orange, N.J., currently has several research studies focused on Gulf War veterans who deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm, as well as non-deployed veterans of the same era. If you are a veteran from the 1990-91 era, or if you have a Gulf War illness and would like to know more about the research, please call 1-800-248-8005 or visit their Gulf War Research page at: http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/research/volunteer/nj-wriisc.asp.

(Source: VFW Action Corps Weekly, 18 September 205) Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Phone Phishing — Don’t Get Caught

November 22, 2013

Gift Card for Personal Information Scam

Tis the season to deceive veterans …  We thought you might want to know about this one because it is particularly devious in the way it is done.  We wish to thank our Navy Club brothers from the Reading area for putting us onto it. Read the rest of this entry »


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