Veterans E-mail Scam

E-mail scams are becoming more and more common.  Many e-mail scams attempt to obtain financial and other personal information from victims.  One e-mail scam currently being used is an “offer” to help obtain additional money from the IRS for veterans receiving disability compensation benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The scam e-mail may indicate that it is coming from Defense Finance and Accounting Services or some other government entity.  It even contains a link to a website that end in .mil so that it appears to be an official military website.  This type of scam is commonly known as “phishing”.

This veterans e-mail scam, like other e-mail scams requests the veteran to provide personal and financial information.  The information requested might include DD-214s, tax returns, VA award letters, account statements and other documents containing personal and financial information.

Once the scammers obtains this information, they can use it to try to illegally access bank accounts, credit cards, and other financial accounts.  Because of that, it is very important to never disclose financial and personal information in response to an unsolicited e-mail or phone call.  Some other helpful tips for how to recognize e-mail scams and how to protect yourself against them can be found here.

It is important to stay vigilant at protecting your personal information.  In addition to e-mail scams, veterans should be aware that they need to be careful with their ID cards.  Since identity theft is a growing problem, veterans should be aware of it and take efforts to protect themselves against it.

Travis Studdard is an attorney who focuses on representing veterans in VA disability compensation claims.  He regularly writes about issues that are important to veterans and their families.

You can subscribe to his Veterans Disability channel on YouTube.

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I highly recommend Travis Studdard to represent anyone looking to help with VA claims. The VA is very difficult to deal with when attempting to get benefits from service connected injuries, at least that's my experience. Travis and his team knows the VA system and the legal procedures to help you get what you deserve. Travis was kind and passionate with me throughout this process and therefore, I highly recommend this law firm to represent DAV's.Terry Hembree
Such an awesome team. They spoke to me like a person and helped me through every decision with knowledge.Kevin Collett
Highly recommend this firm. Did exactly what they said they were going to and fairly timely. The VA is sometimes extremely difficult to navigate but this took all the leg work away from me and got me the result I thought was fair.Andrew Boone
Amazing staff, very informed along with excellent communication. Within just a few weeks of work, Mr Studdard was able to make things happen that normally take years! Highly recommendJacob Sylvester
Perkins Studdard LLC is the place you need to be if you have a Workers Comp case going on! Mr. Jason Perkins and his staff get the results that you need. They work with you and fight for you.Coming from another lawyer my husband and I were really surprised and appreciated the communication and honesty and understanding throughout the entire process. My husband loves the videos because they held so much information and helped him understand what what was going on. Thank you so much for representing us!!!Deborah Tompkins

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