Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Veterans: Beware of New Phone Scam

Veterans: Beware of New Phone ScamThe VA is warning veterans to beware of a new phone scam.

Don't give your credit card information over the phone to callers who claim to be updating VA prescription information.

VA does not call veterans asking to disclose personal financial information over the phone, and VA has not changed its processes for dispensing prescription medicines.

"I have received many reports that veterans are being contacted by 'Patient Care Group' representing that they are helping administer VA prescriptions and stating that the pharmacy billing procedures have changed and they are therefore requesting veteran credit card numbers for prescription payments in advance of filling their prescriptions," states Kevin Secor, a Veterans Service Organizations liaison with the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. "This is false."

Anyone who receives a call from someone who claims to work for the Patient Care Group and asks for a credit card number should simply hang up.

Source: AirForceTimes

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