IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE VA PLEASE PASS THIS FORWARD

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE VA:

Potential Fraudulent Companies Accessing VetSuccess.gov

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recently heard from a number of Veterans of potential fraudulent attempts to contact them relating to employment – some identifying VetSuccess.gov as their source. Some of these fraudulent companies or individuals may have accessed the VetSuccess.gov system to obtain Veteran resumes to contact Veterans for fraudulent job opportunities. We have not received any reports of employer information on VetSuccess.gov being compromised as a result of this activity.

If you are contacted by an individual or company that is requesting to communicate with you through a suspicious communication method, such as instant messaging, you should not communicate with the sender or click on any links in the email. Most importantly, DO NOT provide any personal information to the sender. If you suspect that you may be victim of these suspicious activities, please contact theVetSuccess.gov team at 202-461-9600.

We have notified all registered VetSuccess.gov Veteran users to alert them of this situation. Based on the information we have received from Veterans, these individuals have posed to be from one of the following companies or different variations of these company names:

1. AEB International
2. Aesculap Implant Systems
3. Aesculap USA
4. Allergan, Inc.
5. Arise
6. Arise, Inc
7. Arise Technology Company
8. Auto-Desk Inc.
9. Beamis
10. Bemis Inc.
11. Board Resume
12. Computer and Web Design
13. Committee Member
14. Craig Martin
15. Global Sources
16. Goldman Sachs Group
17. Magellan Medicaid
18. Ricoh Company
19. Spencer Consultant
20. Spencer Stuart
21. STRICTYCLE
22. Tom White
23. U.S.Trust
24. Venus Remedies Limited
25. Winstron Corporation

In an effort to secure the Veteran information on the site, VA has temporarily disabled the VetSuccess.gov system. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure the safety and security of all users on VetSuccess.gov.

VetSuccess.gov continues to make every effort to prevent this type of abuse. If you have any concerns that your information has been compromised, please contact the VetSuccess.gov team at vetsuccesstech.vbavaco@va.gov.

Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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