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American Legion

Phone Number:
(800) 433-3318

State: Indiana

Zip: 46204

Tips for veterans to protect against fraud

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has a fraud prevention website,, that provides resources for veterans, servicemembers and their family members to recognize, protect against and report fraud.

The Federal Trade Commission estimated that in 2022, veterans reported $292 million losses to fraud, said Catherine Porter, VA’s executive strategic facilitation lead for Veteran Scam and Fraud Evasion (VSAFE) program, during a veteran service organization call with VA representatives.

Common types of fraud include healthcare, finances (life insurance, social security, home loans, etc.), housing, PACT Act benefits, employment, education, memorialization and imposter scams.

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