By Fort Meade Public Affairs OfficeApril 12, 2012
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- A scam to solicit money from service members and DoD civilians has been identified.
The director of the Defense Military Pay Office sent an email warning to alert the rising number of victims.
Scammers have copied the Defense Finance and Accounting Services logo as well as the DoD logo to make it appear as though it is a valid DFAS document.
DFAS does not send unsolicited email messages with attachments or letters asking you to send money to pay for some benefit. This letter purporting to be from DFAS asks the fiancée of a service member to register in "our system," entitling the fiancée to benefits in the event of the service member's death.
This letter is a typical phishing scam used to obtain personal information and oftentimes, money.
The Army Criminal Investigation Command recommends sharing this information with your fellow Soldiers.