We get ten to twenty emails per day asking if a profile is really a Soldier, and 99% of the time it is a scammer.
For most of us, they are easy to pick out, because we are familiar with the Military and know how it operates.
Especially when they use pictures of Soldiers and their family members.
Remember a Soldier deployed to a combat zone does not need funds to go home, nor can anyone sign forms for that Soldier to go on leave.
You should never send money via Western Union to someone you have never met, as Western Union is an unsafe way to send money, because once it is sent you will never get it back.
Some of these civilians were scammed out of thousands of dollars.
It is always some sort of story to make the victim feel pity for the fraudster.
It is normal protocol that we must inform Major Aaron Perez family the situation of things here.The scams are becoming more and more complicated as time goes by.