[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=3]Subject: Service Officer Alert - "Veterans Affairs Services"
The VA General Counsel has notified us that an organization called "Veterans Affairs Services" appears to be holding itself out as a recognized service organization; it is not a recognized service organization. This organization may be assisting veterans and others to file claims and, in the process, obtain personal information. The GC has asked us to ask you to report any contact you may have had with "Veterans Affairs Service".
If you have any examples of "Veterans Affairs Service" helping veterans or other claimants file claims with VA please call Fred Burns, Assistant Director, at (202) 608-8367. Please be prepared to provide at least the name and telephone number of the veteran when you call Mr. Burns.
The General Counsel message is shown below:
"An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way. [/SIZE] [/FONT]