SCAMS ON INCREASE RELATED TO PACT ACT

Scammers are taking advantage of new opportunities to commit fraud. There’s been an increase in PACT Act-related phishing (email), vishing (phone), and social media scams targeting Veterans to access their PACT Act benefits or submit claims on their behalf.  Veterans should be cautious of anyone who guarantees a lucrative financial benefit or service. To report suspected fraudulent activity, please contact vaoighotline@va.gov or call (800) 488-8244.  More information at https://news.va.gov/107732/be-vigilant-of-pact-act-scammers/ Protect yourself against new scams and scammers with these tips:

Do not provide personal, benefits, medical, or financial details online or over the phone.

Federal agencies will not contact you unless you make a request.

Do not click on online ads or engage with social media that seem suspicious.

Check for “https://” at the start of website addresses.

Enable multi-factor authentication on all accounts.

Work with Veteran service providers you already know.

Submit any suspected fraud to https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/

If you need help applying for benefits, VA, accredited representatives, and Veteran Service Officers are always standing by and ready to help. There’s no cost for the forms, no fees to apply, and VA will never charge Veterans for processing a claim.   

NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSES DAY

National Emergency Nurses Week is from October 9-15 and today, Oct. 12, is Emergency Nurses Day. Celebrated the second Wednesday of each year the Disabled American Veterans recognizes these hard-working professionals for their dedication, service and commitment to their patients and families. They work hard to put us at ease and eliminate pain and discomfort. Today is a day to let them know just how important they are in keeping both military, VA, and civilian hospitals running smoothly. #NationalEmergencyNursesDay

MN DAV CHAPTER 39 & AUXILIARY UNIT 39 OCTOBER 2022 MEETINGS

MN DAV Chapter 39 & Auxiliary Unit 39 meetings will be held on Thurs., Oct. 13, 2022, at 6:30 PM, at the VFW located at 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Some of the Chapter and Auxiliary Unit meeting topics include MN DAV Chapter 39’s membership drive (lifetime membership now $50), ideas needed for upcoming Adopt-A-Veteran Holiday Gift Program, and an upcoming Bake Sale. Recognizing COVID cases in and around Anoka County and local CDC guidance, https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view?list_select_state=Minnesota&data-type=CommunityLevels&list_select_county=27003, if you do not feel well, please stay home.