There’s A New Scam Out There That Is Preying On Veterans

Phony Telephone Number Scam Targets Veterans 

There’s a new scam out there, preying on veterans who are making decisions about their medical care. The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program allows certain eligible vets to use approved health care providers who are outside of the VA system. Veterans or families can call the VCP’s toll-free number to verify their eligibility for the program.

Here’s the problem: Scammers have set up a phony telephone line that very closely resembles the VCP’s real telephone number. Con artists often use names, seals, and logos that look or sound like those of respected, legitimate organizations. This time they’re using a phone number that’s almost identical to the real thing, counting on creating confusion. You call and think you’ve reached the VCP. The fake line’s message says you’re entitled to a rebate if you provide a credit card number. But if you give up your account information, they’ll debit your account and you’ll get nothing in return.  There is no rebate and you’ll need to cancel your credit card. 

If you’re a veteran – or you’re helping one with health care – remember these tips to avoid a scammer’s tricks.

  • Be sure you’re calling the real number for the Veterans Choice Program: 866-606-8198. If you’re not sure you’ve reached the VCP, hang up. Check the VCP’s site for the real number and try again.
  • The VA – or any government agency – will not ask for your financial account information.

[Source: US Federal Trade Commission -/- Media Relations]
[Photo Credits: inserted by openeyesopinion.com credits embedded]

###








Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 openeyesopinion.com
Share This Post
Share on Facebook0Share on Google+4Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Reddit0Pin on Pinterest0Share on StumbleUpon0Share on LinkedIn0Digg thisShare on Yummly0Share on Tumblr0Buffer this pagePrint this pageEmail this to someone





Related News

  • Bacon Lovers Celebrate Today – Rejoice, It Is “National Bacon Lover’s Day”
  • Has The White House Purged Its Chief Anti-Interventionist With The Exit Of Steve Bannon?
  • ‘Affirmative Action’ In American Universities – How does it Affect Asians?
  • Who Is Supporting The Antifa Group? A Violent Far-Left Militia Or Human Rights Activists?
  • U.S. Army Medical Team Participates In Medical Readiness Exercise In Cameroon
  • President Donald Trump Upgrades The U.S. Cyber Command To A Unified Combatant Command
  • $750 Million Securities Fraud Scheme Uncovered By FBI
  • Is General Robert E. Lee The Ideal Historical Figure To Be Demonized By BLM And Antifa?
  • CEO Resignations From Trump Business Councils Undermines Efforts To Grow The U.S. Economy
  • Does Media Bias Lead To Deliberately Broadcasting False Narratives That Divide The Nation?
  • Why Are There Over 13,000 Confederate Statues Located Throughout The United States?
  • U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission Levies Charges Against ‘Insider Traders’ Who Generated Millions In Profits
  • Virginia Man Pleaded Guilty For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS
  • Former Secret Service Agent Caught Laundering Money
  • Mayor Of Baltimore Has Confederate Monuments Torn Down In The Middle Of The Night
  • Fifteen MS-13 Gang Members Charged For Crimes In Ohio