The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites. CID frequently receives reports from around the world of various scams involving criminals pretending to be U.S. Soldiers who prey on the unsuspecting victim's emotions, leading to an empty bank account for their victims. Cyber criminals also continue to create profiles of senior Army officers in an attempt to lure unsuspecting persons into revealing personal, banking or financial information. Report any theft to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the FTC website at http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft or by telephone at 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338) or TTY, 1-866-653-4261. Also, report any theft or fraud to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) (FBI-NW3C Partnership) at http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx.
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