These are "ALERT's" generated
by the Veterans Administration. They are supplied by the HPRA President.
If you know of any
other items of this type, please let us know using the "...comments..."
link at the bottom of this page.
Veterans all over the country are being called by a company posing as
the VA. Company representatives are informing veterans that
pharmacy department at the VA is updating their records.
representatives are asking veterans for their credit card information
so that the VA can continue sending them their medication.
is a second time SCAM! Be alert. This
alert was provided by the VFW Office of Public Affairs
Washington Office and forwarded by the HPRA President.
Date: Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM
Subject: VA FRAUD ALERT
The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a
marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National
Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551)
phone numbers. A marketing company created two phone numbers
differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran
misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a
gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit
card information. Please note that the VA will “never” ask for
credit card or banking information over the phone.
The two bogus numbers are:800-872-1000
Please forward this information to all your members, Posts and friends,
and share it on your websites. The bottom line is make sure
know who you are talking to before providing personal information over
the phone. The VA has notified law enforcement
For a list of toll-free VA phone numbers, go to the VA’s Inquiry
Routing & Information System webpage at