Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Disabled veteran VA check taken by hackers

Action News Jax Investigates: Jacksonville-area Marine targeted at home

By: Action News Jax
Feb 12, 2019
Robert Daniels isn’t alone, according to the VA out of NEARLY 7 million Ebenefit accounts, 2,293 have been compromised since 2015.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A new scam targets the VA disability benefits of local veterans.
An Action News Jax Investigation exposed thieves diverting money from one account to another.

It happened to local veteran Robert Daniels who relies on his monthly disability checks to make ends meet.

Daniels says he served in the Marine Corp for 4 years and is now 80 percent disabled, his discharge papers detail numerous injuries including arthritis, ligament tears in his knees, and two compressed discs in his back.

The local father first noticed the problem when he checked his bank account for the VA deposit, he said “I was looking for my check and there was no check.”

Daniels received a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs saying "We processed your October 2nd request to change your direct deposit information."
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