Scammers Targeting VEA/VCA Members and Customers

We would like to warn the community that several members have reported receiving text messages and/or emails impersonating VEA/VCA stating you can claim your free prize (i.e. television sets, cell phones, etc…) by paying a processing or shipping fee. This scam is engineered to phish for your credit card information. VEA/VCA will not contact you to collect a processing/shipping fee for any reason.
In one instance, the scammers want you to click a link to take a survey. In this survey, the scammers are offering free electronics for those who complete the survey and enter credit card information to pay for a processing fee.
 
If you have received messages similar to those shown below, please delete them. These messages are not associated with VEA/VCA and are scams.