-- Be sure keep your computer protected by installing updated anti-virus software.-- Observe the golden rule of avoiding scams: if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says scams like these usually require a wire transfer and promise free shipping.The description of the cars is lifted from auto sites, and typically you can Google the vehicle ID number, to determine whether it’s a real deal or a hoax.
Housing Scams: Due to the nature of military service, those who serve and their families are forced to move from base to base around the country.
Similarly, others offer military members a special discount for serving their country.
More disturbingly, the scammers are offering low-priced vehicles because a U. military member who died in combat owned the vehicle and the family wants to get rid of it fast.
They get caught up on these Internet scams, specifically targeted to them,” said Holly Petraeus, director of the Better Business Bureau’s military line and the wife of Gen. “To have somebody pick their pocket here at home is completely unacceptable.” Unacceptable ... “The majority of these scam artists come from African countries ... They set up a scam, work in a cyber café, and then move.” “They can take their website down and open up another one the next day.” Petraeus said. S Army Criminal Investigators Office becomes aware of an online military scam, they have to hand the case over to the country where the crime is committed, Grey said.
In the past year there has been a surge of criminals posing as military members on online dating sites, forming relationships with women and ultimately asking for money.