Military & Veteran Resources
RECOGNIZE, REPORT, AND RECOVER FROM THESE TOP SCAMS IMPACTING THE MILITARY & VETERAN COMMUNITY

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Military and Veteran Community Specific Resources

Recognize

  • ScamSpotter.org
    It’s clear from the numbers that scams are on the rise, so teams at Google and the Cybercrime Support Network are saying enough is enough. With Google’s help, we are spotting the most common patterns used by scammers and offering practical advice to help you stop them in their tracks.
  • Military OneSource: Learn the Warning Signs of Military Scams As a military member, you serve our country with integrity and honor. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there who try to take advantage of that service to cheat you. You can help protect yourself against military scams by learning the warning signs of schemes that target those in the military community.
  • U.S. Department of Defense: These Social Media Scams Affect the Military
    Scammers are always trying to get money, goods or services out of unsuspecting people — and military members are often targets. Learn some social media scams that affect service members, veterans, and their families.
  • FCC: Protecting Military Families from Imposter Scams
    The FCC is helping raise awareness of imposter scams in which bad actors use robocall and caller ID spoofing to target U.S. servicemen and women and their families.

Report

  • Collect all relevant documentation related to the cybercrime attack and keep them in a secure file. You may need to provide this documentation when you file a report.
  • File a Report with your local Military Police. Your local Military Police Investigators (MPI) will determine the investigating entity. Find your local MP contact from the Military Installation Listing.
  • Air Force: Report an incident using the AFOSI tip form, or submit a tip by phone at 1-877-246-1453 or by email at hqafosi.watch@us.af.mil
  • Army: Report an incident to the U.S. Army CID.
  • Marine Corps: Report an incident using the Inspector General of the Marine Corps tip form, or submit a tip by phone at 1-866-243-3887 or by email at orgmb.igmc.hotline@usmc.mil
  • Navy: Report an incident using the NCIS Tip Form.

Recover

  • FTC: Military Personnel & Families – Identity Theft InformationIs someone using your personal or financial information to make purchases, get benefits, file taxes, or commit fraud? That’s identity theft. It can disrupt your life, hurt your finances, and even put your security clearance at risk. Learn what to know and what to do about identity theft.
  • U.S. Army CID: Sextortion – Exploitation of U.S. Service Members
    Sextortion is underreported given many service members’ feelings of embarrassment or concern regarding potential consequences of their actions. Regardless, perpetrators will typically continue harassment and increase monetary demands even after payment is made. Reporting is critical to identifying and pursuing those responsible for sextortion scams. Learn what to do if you or someone you know is affected by a sextortion scam.