ICYMI: Twitter chat helps Veterans understand tax identity theft


On Wednesday, Jan. 27, VA partnered with the Federal Trade Commission to discuss ways Veterans and their beneficiaries can combat tax identity theft. The chat was hosted on Twitter during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. By searching the hashtag #VeteranIDTheft, you can look back on the conversation.

Here are some of the top questions and answers from the chat.

What is tax identity theft and how does it affect Veterans?

Twitter Chat Picture 1

What harm can be done to victims of identity theft?

What harm can be done to victims of identity theft?

What steps should Veterans take if they find themselves victims of identity theft?

Twitter Chat #VeteranIDTheft

VA’s More Than a Number identity protection program provides information to educate Veterans and their beneficiaries on how to protect themselves from identity theft. You can visit the website to find a wide range of information on identity theft, how to spot it, ways to prevent it and what to do if you suspect you are a victim.


Megan Moloney

— Megan served at VA from May 2013 to July 2018. She is the daughter, granddaughter and spouse of Army and Navy Veterans who served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.


  1. Quancidine Hinson-Gribble    

    My name is Quancidine Hinson-Gribble and I received numerous “DENIAL LETTERS” from the VA and DFAS, however the very same benefits that I received these “DENIAL LETTERS” for the money was paid out and taxes was filled in my name for 2012 and 2013. Go figure!!! And now the VA and DFAS has to pay me greatly through the Insurance that covers the amount of money that was stolen from me. I am so glad that President Barack Obama and the FBI and spent the money until somebody listened me. You have to spend the money and the time to get whats yours. There is 124 TRILLION DOLLARS that have been stolen from Surviving Spouse and DEAD VETERANS!!!!! Quancidine Hinson-Gribble

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