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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.