Tips for Fraud Protection and Prevention

RallyPoint – Older adults are targeted with misinformation daily and in commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is highlighting the types of scams affecting the elderly community.

Fraudsters can use a variety of tactics, including:

  • Pretending to represent an official government agency or someone they trust.
  • Mentioning there’s a problem or offering a prize.
  • Pressuring them to act immediately.
  • Telling them to pay in a specific way (i.e. gift cards, PayPal, etc.) or provide personal information.

Veterans who suspect they have experienced fraud involving their VA Benefits can contact the VA Benefits Hotline or visit the Protecting Veterans from Fraud webpage.