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More Than a Number: Identity Theft Prevention


VA Identity Theft Help Line:  1-855-578-5492
Hours of Operation:  8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. (Eastern), Monday-Friday

Every piece of personally identifiable information, whether it’s a Social Security number, date of birth, home address, etc., is more than just a number.  It represents a person’s identity, livelihood, and personal or financial well-being.

VA’s More Than a Number identity protection program provides information to educate Veterans and their beneficiaries on how to protect themselves from identity theft.  On this website, you will find a wide range of information on identity theft, how to spot it, ways to prevent it, and what to do if you suspect you are a victim.  You can also browse through links to other useful identity theft resources from across the Web.

In addition, we have created a toll-free Identity Theft Resource Line for Veterans and their beneficiaries to call for more information or if they suspect that their identities may have been compromised.  The toll-free number is 855-578-5492.

We hope that these More Than a Number resources provide another way for VA to help protect those that have protected this great country.

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Contact Us

  • VA’s Identity Safety Service
    810 Vermont Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20420
  • Email:
    Help Line:  (855) 578-5492
    Hours:  8AM - 8PM (Eastern)

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