Friday, October 1, 2010

Military Personnel Should Beware of Fake TRICARE Survey Scam

Phone Calls Are Requesting Personal Information

Denver, CO – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today is alerting military personnel about a TRICARE phone survey scam to elicit personal information:

TRICARE offices have passed along notification that a number of military personnel have received calls from people claiming to be from the Department of Defense and conducting a TRICARE national survey. Military personnel have been asked for personal information, such as Social Security Number, home address, date of birth, deployment status and length of deployment.

While local and national TRICARE offices do conduct surveys, they never request such personal information. If you receive a call about TRICARE and believe it to be false, please contact your local TRICARE office.

“We all need to remember to keep our personal information private to protect ourselves from scams, such as this one,” said Bennet. “This recent scam is a reminder to military personnel to ensure that they only share their personal information in a secure environment and verify that requests for information are from trusted sources.”

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