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7/25/06

Phone Scam Aimed At Texas Veterans

Attention, Texas veterans. Texas Representative Jeb Hensarling said the scam plays on the fears about the data loss by the Department of Veterans Affairs in May.

Apparently, criminals are contacting Veterans, urging them to call a 1-800- number. When you call, eventually you are directed to a 900 number that ends up costing you about $9.99/minute.

By the way, the FBI recovered the missing computer in June. Investigators said there's no evidence that any of the data was misused.

Kathy Vitale, 5pm News Producer, kvitale@kltv.com

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