Social media scams are becoming more common in this digital age and often Veterans and their families fall victim. That is why it’s so important to know how to recognize a scam and protect yourself.

VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) recently received reports from several individuals who were contacted by a scammer through their social media accounts. The scammer showed victims the MVP website and attempted to solicit money with the promise of sending them a larger amount in return. Scams like these are common, but if you recognize the signs you can easily determine when someone is trying to scam you.

If a Veteran or their family member feels their information was compromised through a scam, contact VA’s ID Theft helpline at 1-855-578-5492 or visit VA’s Identity Theft page for more information.

Read more: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/79801/protecting-social-media-scams/