Steuben Co Clerk: Veterans Need To Watch Out For This

September 21, 2022

BATH, NY – Steuben County Clerk Judy Hunter reports veterans have recently become the target of a scam to pay high fees for copies of their military discharge papers. A company out of Phoenix, Arizona, named DD214 DIRECT, is encouraging veterans to file their discharge papers with them and charges veterans $79 for a copy of their papers or $119 for an email and hard copy afterwards. The Steuben County Clerk says, in accordance with Military Law § 250, upon discharge of service to our country, veterans should file their discharge papers with the County Clerk’s Office in the county where they reside. County Clerk Hunter says, original papers are always returned to the veteran and that relatives can get a free copy at any time.