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.
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.
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!
It is normal protocol that we must inform Major Aaron Perez family the situation of things here.First off, when a Soldier is wounded and has to be Medically evacuated out of country, they are sent to Germany first most of the time.Here is a quote from one of the emails: “Dear mam There is no problem with the form one of the two Us Army logo is a seal and after you fill it and the approval is been send to you the other seal will be put on the form.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.