Veterans Targeted in Benefits Scams
Federal Communications Commission
Veterans who receive calls or recorded messages claiming to be from "veterans services" should have their guard up.
A Veterans Affairs VAntage Point blog post reported that many service members, veterans, and military spouses have been the target of fraudulent calls from companies that purport to be affiliated with the VA or its home loan servicer.
The post warns that callers, using caller ID spoofing to appear legitimate, “often try to sway you to refinance your home, agree to a loan modification, or pay your loan via purchased money orders.” They may even try to convince you you're facing foreclosure. The post includes tips for spotting and avoiding VA home loan scams from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.