And another form by the Army Vacation Board: And a fake DFAS Finance form: Here is another fake email: From: US FIANCE To: Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 PM Subject: APPROVAL Dear Mam, \Your request have been successful added to the Us Army marriage Department Database ……….
Thanks Us Army Marriage Department No such thing as US Army Marriage Department!
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.
He has been flown to a Military hospital in the United Kingdom.
It is normal protocol that we must inform Major Aaron Perez family the situation of things here.
You should never send money via Western Union to someone you have never met, as Western Union is an unsafe way to send money, because once it is sent you will never get it back.
Some of these civilians were scammed out of thousands of dollars.
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.
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!
Most of these fake profiles have several things that should stick out: 1. If they ask for items(care packages) they ask for you to send them to overseas addresses that are not affiliated with the Military, Nigeria etc.
They will have very few friends on the profile, of which most will be women or other fake profiles. Most of the posts will be short sentences, with broken English and misspelled words. They will not have many photos, and the uniform name tapes may not match the profile name. Military members almost always have other friends on their profile that are also Military, these fakes will not have any. The forms they are sending to these people are very convincing, especially if you are not familiar with the military and the way leave works.