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This Oct. 24, 2016, photo shows dollar bills in New York. Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and trying to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble. In 2016, impostor scams overtook identity theft to become the second-most reported fraud, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Veterans Benefits Administration takes on fraud against veterans

December being National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, VBA has programs in place to protect its own assets and to help veterans protect theirs.

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VigilantAdam Darrah, director of intelligence services at ZeroFOX

Service members are the most frequent victims of identity theft

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HHS IG, amid coronavirus, weighs ‘opportunity cost’ of each review

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Security stands guard outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii left at least one person injured Wednesday, military and hospital officials said. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman Charles Anthony confirmed that there was an active shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Following shootings on military bases, some Marines may now carry concealed firearms on installations

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This Oct. 24, 2016, photo shows dollar bills in New York. Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and trying to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble. In 2016, impostor scams overtook identity theft to become the second-most reported fraud, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

VA, Postal Inspection Service spot 2 scams targeting veterans

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For second time this year, OPM warns of scam targeting federal annuitants

The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal annuitants of a second scam this year. This time, companies are offering cash payments in exchange…

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Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Criminal Division/APLeslie R. Caldwell, Kenneth Magidson, J. Russell George,

Treasury, DOJ, DHS joining forces to fight phone scams

Dozens of people were arrested in relation to the phone scams, which targeted millions of people and resulted in more than 10,000 victims and hundreds…

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Caryl Bryzmialkiewicz: Data analysis helped crack $900M Medicare scam

Earlier this summer, a team of FBI and Health and Human Services investigators completed a long investigation that snared 301 people trying to bilk Medicare out of $900 million. Caryl Bryzmialkiewicz, the chief data officer and assistant inspector general at HHS, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about how they used data to find the culprits.

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