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From Chuck Weber, your Veteran Service Officer...
VA Data Breach


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Management today announced on 14 SEP a data breach involving the personal information of approximately 46,000 Veterans and actions taken by the department to prevent and mitigate any potential harm to those individuals. 


To protect these Veterans, the FSC is alerting the affected individuals, including the next-of-kin of those who are deceased, of the potential risk to their personal information. The department is also offering access to credit monitoring services, at no cost, to those whose social security numbers may have been compromised. 


There is no action needed from Veterans if they did not receive an alert by mail, as their personal information was not involved in the incident. 


Direct specific questions to the FSC Customer Help Desk to VAFSCVeteransSupport@va.gov or write to VA FSC Help Desk, Attn: Customer Engagement Center, .P.O. Box 149971, Austin, TX 78714-9971. 


Source:  Excerpted from VA Press Release | September 14, 2020


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