Veterans target of prescription phone scam

Veterans target of prescription phone scam


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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Veteran Affairs is warning veterans of a prescription phone scam.

The VA says the scammers are calling veterans, claiming the VA has recently changed procedures for dispensing prescriptions and that they need a credit card number.

"VA has not changed its processes for dispensing prescription medicines," said Dr. Gerald Cross, VA's Under Secretary for Health. "Nor has VA changed its long-standing commitment to protect the personal information of this nation's Veterans."

"America's Veterans have become targets in an inexcusable scam that dishonors their service and misrepresents the Department built for them," Cross said. "VA simply does not call Veterans and ask them to disclose personal financial information over the phone."

Veterans with questions can call the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center at (801) 582-1565 or toll-free, 1-877-222-8387.

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