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.
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!
They also like to tell people that they are widowed and caring for the child/children alone.We will be glad to answer any questions you may have it helps avoid you being taken advantage of by these scam artists!There is no such thing as a dumb question, ask, ask, ask!!!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!