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.
AARP: Scams Targeting Veterans Fraudsters come at ex-service members from many angles, employing vet-focused twists on identity theft, phishing, imposter scams, coronavirus scams, and investment and loan deceptions. The goal is often to manipulate or gain access to benefits the government provides to those who served. Learn the warning signs, and do’s and don’ts of scams targeting veterans.
Military Consumer: Seeing Through Imposter Scams Imposters pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. They seem convincing, and pressure you to send money before you have time to think. Learn the tips to spot an imposter scam.
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.
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 email@example.com
MilitaryConsumer.gov Military Consumer is a joint initiative to empower active duty and retired service members, military families, veterans and civilians in the military community. Use these free resources as the first line of defense against fraud and make better-informed decisions when managing your money.
CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA)
CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) works to help military families overcome unique financial challenges by providing educational resources, monitoring complaints, and working with other agencies to solve problems faced by servicemembers.
FTC: Military Personnel & Families – Identity Theft Information Is 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.
BBB: Military & Veteran Consumer Information Whether you are an active military, a veteran, or a military spouse, BBB is here to help you navigate an ever-changing and often complex marketplace. BBB offers financial literacy training and tips, fraud alerts, and scam prevention programming through their partners and network of BBB facilitators across North America.
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.