WOLF LAW FIRMS IN SHEEP CLOTHING TRYING TO GET YOUR VA BENEFITS
BEATING PREDATORY VA BENEFIT STEALING LAW FIRMS
The internet isn’t half as safe as you might think, or worse than you already know.
It is a jungle filled with predators trying to scam as many ignorant people as they can find.
Your VA benefits make you an attractive target for these fraudsters camouflaged as helpful law firms. Posing as helpful but trying to use your ignorance to rob you of your blood and tears
Your hard earned VA Disability Benefits
Hi there, Allen Gumpenberger here, back with yet another blog post to enlighten you (or your retired loved one) on VA Disability again.
So follow every word of this article as I show you how to avoid the online predators bent on stealing what is rightfully yours.
The following are signals you should be cautious of when a “law firm” reaches out to you (or you to them) even when they claim to have your best interest at heart;
- COMMUNICATION TOOLS : These “firms” will usually reach out via official looking phone calls, text messages, email or media messages.
So BE ON ALERT and don’t let your guard down.
As long as it is a tool to get your attention and permission, IT CAN BE A SCAM.
- SUSPICIOUS SIGNATURE REQUESTS:
NO AUTHENTIC LAW FIRM WILL EVER ASK YOU TO COMMIT YOUR FINANCIAL BENEFITS TO THEM.
Any request asking you to sign a legally binding document committing your VA Benefits to a law firm and giving them access to your eBenefits account is outrightly a SCAM. Sound the alarm immediately. They’re out to get you.
- SIGNING BLANK FORMS: Under no circumstance should you sign an empty Blank form, supposedly to be completed by someone else at a later time (Virtually or in person.)
All information (data, terms, agreements, statements) should be on whatever document requires your signature when filing a claim for your VA Benefits.
The moment a supposed law firm tells you to sign a blank form, know that you very well may be in the grasp of scammers.
Here are some scam-proof measures you or your loved one can take in their bid to claim their hard earned VA Disability Benefits:
- REVIEW BEFORE SIGNING : Always carefully review the content of any document before signing. A signature is legally binding and could make your case difficult even if you eventually find you’ve been scammed.
So If you already have personal legal counsel, by all means reach out for assistance reviewing any legal documents.
MAKE SURE YOU KEEP A COPY OF SAID DOCUMENT FOR PROOF OF YOUR RECORDS.
- CHECK FOR ACCREDITATION: If you need help from a law firm to file your VA Disability benefit claim, then ensure you find an accredited VSO (Virtual Service Organization) to be completely safe.
- REPORT! : These predators are out to cause pain and loss to you and several other veterans and their families for their selfish gains if they’re not stopped. Compensation they haven’t earned.
So if in any way get insight into their tricks, or spot a suspicious predatory firm, you owe it to your comrades to REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY or contact the VA directly at 1-800-827-1000.
If you’re eligible to claim your VA Disability Benefits but weary of falling into the wrong hands, then Gumps VA Compensation Services is here to help you
Schedule an appointment right away!