Another scam targeting veterans

Please be aware of a scam targeting veterans.

A veteran from another state has reported receiving a call from someone
named "James" who congratulated him on his VRAP approval. He advised him

that he knew the exact amount he was approved for and that the $8500
would be directly deposited into his account within 45 minutes of him
giving his banking account number and routing number and paying $205 for

the service fee. This person is not affiliated with the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA). VA will never call you and ask for private
information over the phone. To prevent our veterans in Illinois from
becoming victims of this scam, we are sending out this notice to you.

If you do receive a call like this, please contact the Federal Trade
Commission at

This message is from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.