Don’t send money to tide someone over after a mugging or robbery, and don’t do anyone a favor by making an online purchase or forwarding a package to another country.
One request leads to another, and delays and disappointments will follow.
Carefully check out the stories you are being told.
If it sounds suspicious, there is a reason, it's routinely false -- trust your instincts.
Servicemen and women serving overseas will often have an APO or FPO mailing address.
Internet or not, service members always appreciate a letter in the mail.
Army CID continues to warn people to be very suspicious if they begin a relationship on the internet with someone claiming to be an American Soldier and within a matter of weeks, the alleged Soldier is asking for money, as well as discussing marriage.