A telephone scam aimed at local veterans has been reported in Mesa County.

The VA in Grand Junction has reported the scam operating locally recently. The nature of the scam involves a person calling a veteran and claiming to be from the VA. The caller proceeds to say they need full social and credit card informational attempts to retrieve personal and private information.

Incidents of this nature have been reported in the past week in Mesa County. The VA is emphasizing that they would never ask for social and credit card information. Additionally, they are reminding residents they do not sell products or services over the phone.

Clearly, there are people in the world eager to take advantage of a situation and the vulnerability of people during a crisis. Anyone who receives such a call and suspects fraudulent activity should report the incident to local law enforcement.

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