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To all Vets: Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)
NGB Weekly Threat Update/Force Protection Advisory | 22 Feb 2011

Posted on 03/22/2011 2:01:28 PM PDT by Hotmetal

Sent to me by my Readiness NCO

SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON A VETERANS AFFAIRS SCAM. REPEAT - THIS IS AN ADVISORY ON A SCAM THAT IS CIRCULATING.

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Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)

An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way.


TOPICS: VetsCoR
KEYWORDS: corruption; fraud; military; scam; veterans
Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)

An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way. Websites with the name "VA services" immediately after the "www" ARE NOT part of the Department of Veterans Affairs; the real VA website ends in ".gov". If approached or called, do not offer them any information concerning yourself or data on other veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not randomly call veterans, nor does it ask veterans for information which it does not already have. If you have not dealt with the VA previously and in person, then you receive a call from someone saying they are with the VA or something similar sounding, hang up the phone. Do not respond to emails which suggest that they are from the VA. The VA never conducts official business nor asks for personal information by email.

VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal. NGB Legal Counsel has requested that the NGB Provost Marshal Office coordinate with DoD to inform military installations, particularly mobilization sites, of this group and their lack of affiliation or endorsement by VA to provide any services.

The web-site that should not be visited is www.vaservices.org

1 posted on 03/22/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT by Hotmetal
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To: Hotmetal

THANK YOU!


2 posted on 03/22/2011 2:17:39 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: Hotmetal
hang up the phone. Do not respond to emails
Something I learned from my father decades ago - never do business over the phone. Still true today as well as via email.
3 posted on 03/22/2011 2:26:49 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; investigateworld; lowbuck; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

Not Navair but I suspect their might be a vet or two on the list.

Click on pic for past Navair pings.

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

4 posted on 03/22/2011 2:28:47 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: Hotmetal; Kathy in Alaska

Bump & Ping


5 posted on 03/22/2011 2:39:45 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Hotmetal
I'm a vet.

Thanks for this alert.

6 posted on 03/22/2011 2:49:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: Hotmetal

Many thanks and a BTT.


7 posted on 03/22/2011 2:50:38 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Hotmetal

Why are scamers not prosecuted and rotting in jail???


8 posted on 03/22/2011 2:52:07 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: magslinger

Oh, yeah.

More of that stuff.

I’m about to wear out another shredder with the Glorious Opportunities To Refinance Your GI Bill Home Loan and the Burial Insurance/Plots For Vets scams.

Almost funny, because most of it comes addressed to Grandma.

Guess my reaction to phone solicitors is becoming famous.


9 posted on 03/22/2011 2:58:19 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((669 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
Almost funny, because most of it comes addressed to Grandma.

Guess my reaction to phone solicitors is becoming famous.

OK, there is a story there. Give.

10 posted on 03/22/2011 3:04:41 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: magslinger

LOL

I don’t like phone solicitors generally, and absolutely detest the vet scammers.

I’ll listen for a few seconds the first time one calls, then politely (but firmly) tell ‘em that I don’t participate.

The second time, I am not polite.

....it’s been a long time since I took off the blue suit, but I can still do a pretty fair Chief’s butt chewing. No swearing, not too loud, but I never ever get a third phone call and the mailings tend to drop the use of my name as well.

Now, I’ve gotta teach Grandma that drill.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 3:29:00 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((669 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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