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Veterans: Beware of email scam
According to Wilson County Veterans Service Officer Richard Kreuser, emails are being been sent to active duty military and military retirees which appear to have been sent by the Defense Finance and Accounting Services.
The email states that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the VA may be able to obtain additional funds from the IRS. The email also advises recipients to send copies of their VA award letter, income tax returns, 1099-R, and DD 214 to a retired colonel with an address in Florida.
Never send your personal information or copies of your tax returns, 1099s, or DD 214s. The IRS will not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information.
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