New phone scam targets elderly Central Texas veterans

Published: Aug. 21, 2016 at 12:44 PM CDT
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Police are warning about a new scam that’s surfaced in Killeen and Copperas Cove that appears to target elderly residents who receive VA benefits.

Callers tell the elderly veterans that they’re VA representatives and that their VA benefits would be raised if followed through with the phone call, Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

If the veterans agree, then the caller asks about person al information that can be used to drain bank accounts and obtain credit cards, Smith said.

Investigators are asking those who believe they may have been victims of this scam to contact the Killeen Police Department at (254) 501-8800.