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Identity Theft Prevention

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that Veterans are especially vulnerable to fraud and identity theft. The FTC recorded more than 41,000 incidents of Veteran fraud and identity theft in 2020.

In today’s digital world, you are more likely to have your identity stolen than your car. As a Veteran, you have more to protect than the average citizen. In addition to your personal accounts, you also need to protect your personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI).

This website provides the information you need to understand, spot, and prevent identity theft. If you or someone in your family believes their identity has been stolen, call the toll-free VA Veteran Identity Theft Helpline.

VA Veteran Identity Theft Helpline: 1-855-578-5492
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., ET

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For VA benefits and services, visit this link VA's Contact us page.

Believe you or your family’s identity has been stolen?
Call the toll-free VA Veteran Identity Theft Helpline:

1-855-578-5492

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
PrivacyService@va.gov