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Delegate to Veterans: Be Vigilant About ID

June 09, 2006 – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen encouraged veterans and military personnel in the Virgin Islands to be vigilant regarding their personal information.
In light of the recent theft of a laptop computer containing the personal information of veterans and active duty military and national guard members, Christensen said there are several resources to get the most up-to-date information on this matter.
"Those with Internet capabilities can log on to www.firstgov.gov as well as www.va.gov/opa. Those without access to the internet, can call 1-800-FED-INFO or 1-800-333-4636."
The call center will operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Christensen said that the Veterans Administration also advises veterans and active duty military to beware any phone calls, e-mails and other communications from individuals claiming to be from the VA or other official sources, asking for personal information or verification of it. This is often referred to as information solicitation or vphishing." The Veterans Administration emphasized that the VA and other legitimate organizations will not contact you to ask for or to confirm your personal information. If you receive such communications you should report it to the VA immediately at 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636).

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