Iowa veterans are being warned about a new scam where callers claim there was a change in how prescriptions are being handled and a credit card number is now required before the veteran can be issued meds.
Veterans Administration spokeswoman Maggie Oldham says the “scammers are trying to get veterans’ credit card numbers over the phone by claiming they’re from the V.A.” She says don’t believe the caller, even if they’re persuasive. As yet, no arrests have been made.
“We really don’t have much information on the people who are doing the scamming, but what they’re doing is just terrible for our veterans” Oldham says. “We would never ask a veteran for their credit card number for prescriptions.” Oldham says if you get such a call, simply hang up.
She says, “We don’t know of anyone in Nebraska or western Iowa who’s fallen prey to this but we are aware that this is happening around the nation.”