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On Facebook and Instagram, there are lottery scams, celebrity impostors and even fake Mark Zuckerbergs.There is also a scheme where scammers pose as American service members to cheat vulnerable women out of their savings. Scammers steal photos from service members’ Facebook and Instagram profiles and use them to create impostor accounts.They also try and educate service members to protect their identities. Because many of the accounts impersonate Army soldiers, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, which investigates crimes involving Army personnel, has become a repository for victims’ complaints.
If you think you've been a victim, contact the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Federal Trade Commission.
In April, Army Criminal Investigation Command put out a warning about romance scams in which online predators go on dating sites claiming to be deployed active-duty soldiers.
It's a problem that's affecting all branches of service — not just the Army.
Now Facebook and Instagram provide fraudsters with greater reach and resources, enabling them to more convincingly impersonate others and more precisely target victims. said many of the culprits are young men from Africa.
Officials from the United States military and the F. When The Times followed the trail of one scam, it led to Nigeria, where six men said in interviews that they swindled Westerners over the internet because it paid far more than honest work, which they said was hard to find.