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More Than a Number: Identity Theft Prevention

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Determine if You’re a Victim

Identify common signs of identity theft.  Find out what to do if you believe you are a victim.

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Protect Yourself and Your Information

Identity theft protection and prevention is up to you!  Find out what you can do to protect your personal information.

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More than a number | Protect Veterans' Identities

Read about Identity Protection at VA

VA’s Office of Information Security is dedicated to protecting the sensitive data of Veterans beneficiaries, and all VA employees.

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Research Additional Identity Theft Info

Check out the Web’s best resources for identity theft, prevention strategies, and tips for victims.

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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.

Contact Us

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

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