VA: Identity theft scam targeting local veterans

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- The Grand Junction VA Medical Center is warning local veterans about an identity theft scam targeting them.

Officials say they've received several reports from vets that someone is calling them at night, telling them they're with the VA and saying they need to confirm their contact, social security, and bank information.

The VA says when a veteran calls the medical center, staff may ask the veteran to confirm certain information before discussing medical information. However, VA staff will never ask for personal information when they call veterans.

Any veterans who believe they've been targeted are encouraged to report the call to the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General using the OIG hotline at 1 (800) 488-8244 or by e-mailing

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