Attached with this email is the Policy and Instructions for Leave Request,if you agree with the terms for his leave.please print it out, endorse and send it back to us via email.” This is the form he sent: THIS IS A FAKE FORM NOT AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT Another document attached to the email, these are listed as instructions, again another fake form.The scams are becoming more and more complicated as time goes by.
We have gotten a lot of emails lately asking us about Military members overseas asking for cash from civilians, mainly women, to come home for leave from Afghanistan or telling the women that they have a very sick child that they need to come home and see.
They are also taking the photos of real Military members from Facebook and other Social Media, and using them to create these fake Facebook profiles and dating site profiles.
These scammers are praying on the hearts of the civilians that care so much for our troops fighting for us overseas, and they feel like they are helping out by helping someone in the Military.
One email I read was supposedly from a Soldiers Chain of Command, and told the woman that he had been Wounded In Action and evacuated to a hospital in the United Kingdom.
Here are a few more fraudulent forms: And this one is an almost good fake, it is a Military leave form, we have highlighted a few mistakes on the form: Here are some of the fake email addresses they tried to make look official: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] are just a few examples of the scams going around using military members as the center.
Because these scumbags know that the American people love our Military, and most will do what they can to help.The government covers travel to and from the HOR(Home of Record).If they are coming home for scheduled R&R, from the Combat Zone, the Government also covers this.Even in an emergency, the Soldiers family must contact the Red Cross and the Red Cross must contact the Soldiers unit for anything other that regular R&R!Here are a few tips to help you avoid scams, and some basic tips for protecting your identity as provided by one of our fans educated in this area: And as always, if you’re not sure, ask questions!First, no one can sign for a Military personnel to go on leave except the Chain of Command.If they are coming home from overseas on emergency leave, from a Combat Zone, as a lot of the scammer’s are saying, they would not have to pay to come home.It is always some sort of story to make the victim feel pity for the fraudster.They mainly target women that have no Military affiliation, or have never been around the Military, this way they know the women won’t pick up on their lies as fast.We get ten to twenty emails per day asking if a profile is really a Soldier, and 99% of the time it is a scammer.For most of us, they are easy to pick out, because we are familiar with the Military and know how it operates.