Due to advances in technology, cybercriminals are diversifying their targets and using more sophisticated methods to commit identity theft and fraud. The catch? Everyone is a target. Including Veterans.

VA Privacy Service invites you to join its first VA Privacy in Action Speaker Series virtual event of the year, “Evolving Identity Theft Tactics and Protections,” on Tuesday, January 25 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This is an opportunity for Veterans to deepen their understanding and protect themselves against ever-evolving identity theft tactics in an era of advanced technology where cybercriminals have developed very sophisticated means to steal personal information.

This educational event will cover new identity theft crimes, including credit monitoring account scams and scammers canvassing neighborhoods to steal residents’ personal information from mailboxes, as well as classic identity theft tactics, such as phone scams and ransomware.

Subject matter experts will also discuss what VA and other federal agencies are doing to combat identity theft and provide perspectives on leading data protection best practices that can prevent Veterans and consumers from becoming victims of cybercrime.


  • Amy L. Rose, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Carol Kando-Pineda, Federal Trade Commission
  • Tosha Dennis, Unites States Postal Inspection Service

Steps to save the event on your calendar

  • Head to the event page on the VA IT Campus
  • Veterans can click “Continue as Guest”
  • Click add to calendar
  • Open the calendar download (usually on the lower left of your screen)
  • Click “Save” and close

On the day of the event, click on the VA IT Campus session direct link provided in the calendar invite. You’ll log in again as a  guest to watch the live event. The link will go live 30 minutes before the event.

Make sure you stay one step ahead of cybercriminals! Don’t miss this VA Privacy Service event.

By VAntage Point Contributor

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Published on Jan. 21, 2022

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  1. LOUIS E ARANDA February 5, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Is there a way to get a transcript of the conference?

  2. Charles Roe January 24, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Sign up for conference

  3. Melinda January 22, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Seriously? VA is allowing any old Joe Blow into our medical records at the door (they call it an ECP, Entry Check Point). It’s intended to 1. prevent veterans from getting services and 2. allow anyone under the sun to get into our records and Private information (called personally identifiable information). The people who “work” the doors do NOT wear any type of identification badge. Requests at my VA have not changed this despite the “veteran experience officer/ lead patient advocate” agreeing with me they need name badges. This person also lied to me about why they need to access our records, the excuse I got from her was to verify whether or not veterans are flagged as disruptive and need to see the va police before going to appointments or to see if a veteran has a positive covid result. I had previously been told by the people at the door that they needed to verify that veterans actually have an appointment and are allowed to enter the va hospital. So, their job is to PREVENT veterans from getting care AND search through and steal our private information. Meanwhile, the va allows UNQUALIFIED providers to treat veterans through the community care program and that includes doctors who were FIRED by the va for poor service. So tell me another lie about protecting our data privacy.

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