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Phone Scam Targeting Veterans

posted May 15, 2017, 9:51 AM by Senior Monongalians>
by Carol Kando-Pineda  

Attorney, FTC's Consumer & Business Education
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.
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