The AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council would like to share this alert from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
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 that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit. If a veteran incorrectly dials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain sensitive personal data, including credit card information. Please note that the VA will never ask for credit card or banking information over the phone.
For a list of toll-free VA phone numbers, go to the VA’s Inquiry Routing & Information System website.