Watch Out for Camp Lejeune Fraud Attempts

Watch Out for Camp Lejeune Fraud Attempts

The Navy and Department of Justice have issued a fraud alert related to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, warning of scammers trying to gain money and personal information. According to the alert, scammers are using email and phone calls to target claimants. If you or a family member are seeking justice for exposure to toxic water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, be cautious!

How to Spot Camp Lejeune Scams

To protect yourself from fraud, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The Justice Department and the Navy will never request money or payment from you.
  • Authorized emails from the Navy will be sent from CL******@us.mil. You may forward any email you receive to this address to verify its authenticity.
  • If you receive a phone call claiming to be from the CLCU or offering assistance with your claim and are uncertain, ask for the person’s name and position. Then, call the CLCU at (757) 241-6020 to verify.

Right now, the Navy is not directly contacting claimants. Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be the Navy or anyone asking for money in regards to your Camp Lejeune claim!

How to Stay Safe from Scammers

Most scammers are using phone calls and emails to target people, according to the fraud alert. That means you should be cautious of any emails or phone calls requesting information about your Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim.

  • If someone calls or emails you asking for money relating to your Camp Lejeune claim, let your attorney know right away.
  • If someone calls or emails you requesting personal information, let your attorney know right away.
  • If you suspect fraud, you can also contact the Navy’s Camp Lejeune Claims Unit to let them know.

Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, has partnered with The Carlson Firm to seek justice for those who were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune. If we represent you, you may get calls or emails from our firm or The Carlson Firm. If anyone else contacts you about your claim, you should be cautious and let us know right away. You can reach The Carlson Firm via email at ca*********@ca**************.com if you have questions.

Understanding the Camp Lejeune Justice Act

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is a provision of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022. It enables Veterans (and their families) to file claims with the Navy for injuries caused by exposure to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The exposure must have occurred for at least 30 days between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987.

Settlements under the CLJA are made pursuant to the Federal Torts Claim Act. Attorneys’ fees are capped at 20% for administrative claims and 25% for cases in litigation.

Learn more about Camp Lejeune claims and eligibility here. You can also visit the Navy’s official CLJA website at www.navy.mil/clja or contact the CLCU at CL******@us.mil or (757) 241-6020.

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