Thu, May 31 2007 13:48
New Scam Targeting Military Spouses
The American Red Cross has learned about a new scam targeting
military families. This scam takes the form of false information to
military families as described below:
The caller (young-sounding, American accent) calls a military
spouse and identifies herself as a representative from the Red Cross.
The caller states that the spouse's husband (not identified by name)
was hurt while on duty in Iraq and was med-evacuated to a hospital in
Germany. The caller stated they couldn't start treatment until
paperwork was accomplished, and that in order to start the paperwork
they needed the spouse to verify her husband's social security number
and date of birth. In this case, the spouse was quick to catch on and
she did not provide any information to the caller.
Red Cross Press Release
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