Contact Kim: Suspicious Veterans Administration calls

Some local veterans have reported receiving calls from people claiming to be with the VA asking for personal information.
Some local veterans have reported receiving calls from people claiming to be with the VA asking for personal information.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - In previous reports we have discussed bogus calls supposedly from the Social Security Administration where a caller tries to obtain personal information in an effort to separate you from your money.

Now we have heard reports that some local veterans have reported calls from someone claiming to be with the Veterans Administration, again asking for personal information.

"They are targeting veterans and claiming they are going to get some kind of benefit, like a gift card, just to lure them into giving out private information," said Michele Mason with the Better Business Bureau.

The VA wishes to remind people they will not call and ask for account numbers, Social Security numbers or anything of that nature over the phone.

If you receive a call that you feel is suspicious, hang up and call the VA to report your concerns. Also make sure you alert both the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC tracks complaints as well as works to prosecute those that generate the most complaints.

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