As a first measure of security, the VA advises all veterans to carefully monitor bank statements, credit card statements and any statements relating to recent financial transactions. Any unusual or suspect activity should be reported immediately to the financial institution involved and the Federal Trade Commission at toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. Additional advice can be found at www.firstgov.gov.
Additionally, the VA has setup a toll free, manned call center where veterans can get more information and advice. The toll free number is 1-800-FED INFO (1-800-333-4636). The call center will operate from 8 am to 9 pm (EDT), Monday-Saturday.
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