The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking action in response to a phone line that appears to be set up to take advantage of veterans who misdial the Veterans Choice Program phone line. The two phone lines differ only in area code. The correct Choice Program phone line is 1-866-606-8198, while the imposter phone line is using 1-800-606-8198. The fake line does not provide information on the Choice Program or its eligibility criteria; instead it claims to offer callers a $100 rebate if they provide a credit card number. If veterans are unsure if they have reached the correct phone line, they should hang up and make sure they dial 1-866-606-8198 correctly. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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