Department Of The Army, Criminal Investigation Command responds to the uptick in Nigerian scam artists stealing Soldiers Identities in order to scam money and other things of value. They have classified these frauds as “419” frauds as this is the Nigerian country code. They estimate that American citizens are losing more than 2 billion dollars a year to these scams, yes Billions!
This memo also contains tips to prevent your identity from being stolen, and to help prevent you from falling for these scams. We have also attached the .pdf copy of this memo for download.
Here is the memo: (Click To Enlarge)
Remember, if it seems to good to be true it probably is. If you are not sure, ask questions, the only stupid question is the one you do not ask! The amount of money these scumbag’s are stealing is astounding, imagine what that 2 billion dollars could do for our economy!
Here is the .pdf version: Impersonation Fraud Response Letter (2012 Feb 28)