Military Loan Scams: Military members who have less than perfect credit are becoming victims of flashy offers that typically promise But these offers often up with sky-high interest rates that do more harm than good for military members.The BBB says that this scam involves the entire family of military members, so it can do years of damage to their financial security. civilians who are looking to fight justice and maybe earn a little money in the process. And he is the one who just happened to find her while he was looking around and decided she’s going to be his future wife. Nine times out of ten, they “met” their soldier on a social networking site, such as Facebook, or an online dating site.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.
Protest Scams: Not every online military scam is created for financial gain.
They lift the descriptions of legitimate rental properties and rewrite the post so it offers a special discount for military members.
Depicting a too-good-to-be-true offer, they ask for a security deposit to be wired in advance to ensure their occupancy.
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.