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More VA Scammers Nabbed by OIG


Last updated 4/19/2022 at 3:31pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs investigative arm has been busy.

Thanks to the VA's Office of Inspector General, a group of Georgia men have been convicted of stealing monthly Social Security and disabled veterans benefits and diverting them to their own accounts, starting in 2012. Some of the cash was put on prepaid credit cards and mailed to the creator of the scheme in Jamaica. Using personal information gathered from their victims, the scammers contacted the VA and Social Security to have the monthly benefit money redirected to their own accounts.

In all, 18 thieves were nabbed, and...

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