The practice of impersonating Soldiers for financial gain is common. Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor Recipient, was impersonated on Twitter before being awarded the Medal of Honor.When impostor accounts are identified, it is important to report the accounts to the host platforms. It is important to know the warning signs of a scam or the common identifiers associated with an impostor account. If you receive a request from an account claiming to be a senior leader, report it. It is important to be aware that Twitter allows parody and fan accounts https://support.twitter.com/articles/106373.Here, insiders dish on what to steer clear of on the room service menu.
CID's Computer Crime Investigative Unit also cautions Soldiers themselves to be on the guard for "sextortion scams." In these scams, criminals engage in online sexual activity with unsuspecting Service members and then demand money or favors in exchange for not publicizing potentially embarrassing images, video or information.
Also, any special operations soldier worth his beret will not reveal his location to someone he doesn’t know (or even someone he does! Sometimes with this tactic, they will ask you to email/send mail to the CO to ask for permission. I know some very unlucky people but this is just over the top.
Then the supposed CO sends back a letter asking for money to connect a phone line or some other complete lie. He says one of the following…parents died, his wife died in his arms, his wife was killed in a car accident along with all of his children, his children are orphaned and living in some remote location, or he was orphaned……all LIES. And I mean if this was for real and that kind of luck follows him, why do you want to be with him? He says he doesn’t have a mailing address because either he is in a classified unit or his position changes so often.
Police detained Natalia Baksheev, 42, and her husband Dmitry Baksheev, 35, earlier this month after the discovery of a series of grisly selfies on a cell phone showed graphic images of dismembered body parts.
In one photo published in Russia media, Dmitry Baksheev appears to pose with what Russia's interior ministry described as "different parts" of a human body in his mouth.