Scammers try to trick veterans who misdial phone

It's off by two digits.

By David P. Willis

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has warned that scammers have set up a fake phone line targeting vets and their families who want to call the Veterans Choice Program.

Instead of providing information about the program, which allows veterans to use approved healthcare providers outside of the VA system, the line claims to offer a $100 rebate if they provide a credit card number, the VA said in a blog post.

The correct number for Veterans Choice is 1-866-606-8198. The impostor line has a different toll-free area code, 800.

Press on Your Side tried the fake line on Thursday and found that it’s “temporarily unavailable,” according to a system message. But we want to make sure vets at the Jersey Shore know to be on the lookout, just in case.

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