FRAUD ALERT! Veterans should be aware of a scam targeting callers trying to reach the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Call Center or GI Bill Call Center.
A marketing company has established two fraudulent numbers that differ from the two official VA call center numbers by one digit. If the fraudulent number is dialed by mistake, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain personal and financial information, including credit card information, from the caller. The answering party may even transfer the caller to the VA after the caller’s information is obtained. VA will never ask you for a credit card number or banking information over the phone. Make sure you know who you are taking to before providing personal sensitive information over the phone. List of official VA telephone numbers: http://bit.ly/OfficialVAContacts