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.

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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!

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.

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.

We are not sure if he would make it yet but we hope he survives any infection from his wounds and he could return back to his duty post. S Navy Seals because of the secretive nature of his job, we want you to keep our correspondence with you confidential.

If you wish that he is released to you immediately.

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.