Commentary

December 6, 2013

Dollars and Sense

Smartphone users beware! Using a third party App to access your Defense Finance and Accounting Services myPay account can compromise your access information potentially leading to a theft of funds. There are no Apps sanctioned by the Defense Department or DFAS. Apps that claim to allow access to military or other government sites should only be installed if they are official Apps sponsored by the military or other government agency.

DFAS does not send email messages asking customers to update or validate information. They do send email messages that provide important information about your pay account, but DFAS never asks for customers to send passwords, login names, Social Security numbers or other personal information through email. If you receive an email claiming to be from DFAS, we recommend that you never click on links sent via email. Instead, always type in the myPay address manually (https://mypay.dfas.mil//).

Coyote quote: “The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.”




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