Now more than ever, your financial wellness and security are important. Veterans and their benefits are often targets of scams and financial fraud. While VA is working to prevent these events from happening, educating yourself about fraud and safeguarding your benefits is the best line of defense.
Identifying and avoiding scams
Scams come in many forms. You can find them in the mail, over the telephone and on the internet. Knowing what to expect is important.
Mail. Some scam mail targeting Veterans may offer the opportunity to refinance VA loans at extremely low rates. Other scams may offer lump-sum payments in exchange for future monthly benefit checks. If you receive this type of mail, you can reach out to our National Call Centers or contact your local VA before you take action. You can learn more about mail scams by checking out the Operation Protect Veterans brochure created by the United States Postal Inspection Service.