Especially when they use pictures of Soldiers and their family members.
Remember a Soldier deployed to a combat zone does not need funds to go home, nor can anyone sign forms for that Soldier to go on leave.
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!!!
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.
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!
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 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.
He has been flown to a Military hospital in the United Kingdom.