Officials warn of scam targeting veterans’ pensions

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By Steve Burns

Paulding County sheriff’s officials are warning of a scam that targets veterans’ pensions and may also cause the victims to lose Medicaid eligibility.

In this scam, criminals posing as attorneys or financial advisers offer to assist a veteran with pension allocations, Sgt. Ashley Henson said.

The scammers will try to convince the veteran to put assets into trust accounts or to make investments into certain insurance products, Henson said. The veteran is told the asset reallocation will allow the person to qualify for aid and attendance benefits.

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