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Vets Are Being Fleeced

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VAWatchdog Today's headline story should be read by every vet or their survivors:

The first part is about this dubious 'independent service officer' who could have caused vets to lose their claims.

The director of VFW in Florida made the point that their post service officers are NOT accredited with the VA.

The second part includes this info in a letter to Jim Strickland from

“The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is conducting an investigation of behalf of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The subject of the investigation is the unscrupulous corporations and companies that are advertising to veterans that they can get them NSC Pension with A&A by "relocating" assets. They are especially interested in the companies that are selling these vets and widows products that reduce their net worth. I mentioned your website...I have seen several articles related to the subject.”


Josh Sniegowski

Claims Officer

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

(There is a GAO contact number in the article)

Jim also adds to this Watchdog article the fact that people are posing as vets asking for charity donations on behalf of vets and are not legit.

They come out of the woodwork in NY as the holidays approach.

It is unfortunate because there are plenty of decent Vets charities out there.

In NY we used to get solicited to give an annual donation to the Sheriff's fund. Give money and you get a sticker saying you are a friend of the Sheriffs dept to put in your car window (suggesting a sheriff wont pull you over if they see it).It was a scam.

Last year I got solicited to give to the annual Sheriff's department dog fund.

I said to the guy- hey this is rural NY- we don't have dogs in service to help our sheriffs so you must mean their personal house pets.and he hung up.

It makes me sick to think anyone however ,as in the above article, would stoop so low as to take advantage of any veteran.

But there are people who do.

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