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Pension Poaching: The Latest Threat to Veterans’ Financial Security

NATIONAL, Consumers Union, April 17, 2014

Pension Poaching:  The Latest Threat to Veterans’ Financial Security

An important warning about unscrupulous individuals intimidating Veterans to apply for a legitimate Veterans Affairs program in order to gain access to the veteran’s personal financial information.  Additionally, these individuals – typically lawyers and/or insurance agents – may then offer the Veteran expensive financial and legal products that may not be in the Veteran’s best financial interest.  Veterans do not need to purchase assistance to apply for VA support since that assistance is already offered to them at no charge.

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