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David N. Kirkman
Task Force Alert
Chair
Asst Attorney General
Consumer Protection
NC Department of
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P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-716-6000

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Senior Fraud Alert; "Please help me. I am locked out."

******Alert #226 ******

 

Task Force member Stephanie Bias of the Seniors Health Insurance Information Plan, NC Department of Insurance, shares the following fraud warning from the Department of Veterans Affairs:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is warning Veterans not to give credit card numbers over the phone to callers claiming to update VA prescription information. Veteran Service Organizations have brought to VA's attention that callers are misrepresenting the VA to gain personal information over the phone. They say VA recently changed procedures for dispensing prescriptions and ask for the Veteran's credit card number. Veterans with questions about VA services should contact the nearest VA medical center or call, toll-free, 1-877-222-8387.

 

******End of Alert******

 

 

Date: September 21, 2009

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