I am urging all veterans, particularly elderly veterans, to check with me or their local Veterans Affairs Offices before paying for a service someone offers.

There have been many reports of scams across the country. Some offer higher pension rates for sending in personal information. There is no reason for a veteran or widow to pay for services being provided free or take the risk of their vital information falling into the hands of someone who will use it for identity theft. All of the services offered at my office are free, come by a see me. For more information, contact Sandra at the Veterans Service Office at 602 Strong Ave or call 365-3612.

Sandra G. Van Zant

Runnels County Veterans Service Officer

P.O. Box 108

Ballinger, TX 76821

(325) 365-3612