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Warning to veterans!!!

Discussion in 'Military' started by ink junky, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. ink junky

    ink junky [OP] I phucking hate people >:(

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    They sent out this email in my school...

    "
    The following message was just received from the Department of Veterans Affairs:
    An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way!
    [Websites with the name "vaservices" immediately after the "www" ARE NOT part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Government agency. Do not go to them or if approached or called, do not offer them any information concerning yourself or data on other veterans. Keep in mind that the real VA website ends in .gov. Also, be aware that the Department of Veterans Affairs does not randomly call veterans, nor does it ask veterans for information which it does not already have--like Social Security Numbers. In particular, if you have not dealt with the VA previously--and in person--and all of a sudden, you receive a call from someone saying they are with the VA or something similar sounding, hang up the phone. Also, do not respond to emails which suggest that they are from the VA. The VA never conducts official business nor asks for personal information by email.
    VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal. Our Legal Counsel has requested that we coordinate with DoD to inform military installations, particularly mobilization sites, of this group and their lack of affiliation or endorsement by VA to provide any services.
    In addition, VA General Counsel requests that if you have any examples of VAS acts that violate chapter 59 of Title 38 United States Code, such as VAS employees assisting veterans in the preparation and presentation of claims for benefits, please pass any additional information to Mr.Daugherty at the address below.
    Michael G. Daugherty
    Staff Attorney
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Office of General Counsel
    (022G2)
    810 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20420 ""
     
  2. JoeTacoma02

    JoeTacoma02 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info! Should have posted this under the military section..
     
  3. ink junky

    ink junky [OP] I phucking hate people >:(

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    woops, guess I wasn't looking hard enough for that section :eek:
     
  4. woody6047

    woody6047 McGrubber

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    Thanks for the Info man, good stuff to know.
     
  5. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    my unit sent this out to us this past week. i'd hope people would know the differences stuck out like a sore thumb
     
  6. TheOtherGuy

    TheOtherGuy Well-Known Member

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    " nor does it ask veterans for information which it does not already have--like Social Security Numbers."
    -Original Post

    The real VA will ask you for your SSN if you call them. They shouldn't be calling you asking for it.
     
  7. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?

    yeah, the real VA file number is your SSN. i have to put it in every month when i verify my monthly enrollment for my GI BILL
     
  8. daftcon

    daftcon too many clowns, not enough circuses.

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    good stuff man. it sucks we have to watch out for this. that there are people out there that do these kinds of things. thanks
     
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    badguybuster Well-Known Member

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    great info. thanks
     
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