First: September 16, 2011
Last: March 6, 2014
Apparently, another scammer is out there,( no surprise there, huh?) and this one is targeting veterans.
From the MD VA : Health Care System :
Maryland VA ,and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), warned today of an emerging scam involving fraudulent emails. The emails, being sent to military personnel, military retirees and civilian employees, indicate that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) may be eligible to obtain additional funds from the IRS.
The email appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services, and while the email address displays a .mil domain, it is not a legitimate government email address.
The email states that by sending copies of VA award letters, income tax returns, 1099-Rs, Retiree Account Statements and DD 214s to a colonel at an address in Florida, individuals who are currently receiving VA disability compensation can receive additional funds from the IRS.
To avoid falling victim to this or other scams, beware of the following:
Fictitious claims for refunds or rebates based on false statements of entitlement to tax credits
Emails from unfamiliar senders asking for personal information
Internet solicitation that direct individuals to toll-free numbers and then solicit Social Security numbers or other personal information