'My Army Benefits' Web scam targets US military and family members
By Kevin Hunt | The Hartford Courant | Published: February 20, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. — The U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is warning soldiers and their families about a website scam that attempts collect personal information.
The Connecticut Better Business Bureau says the same site, identified as My Army Benefits at usmilitarybenefit.org is fraudulent, is not affiliated with the U.S. Army and should be avoided.
The site, say investigators, also claims “the U.S. military has granted access to unclaimed and accumulated benefits for active duty soldiers, and that benefits not claimed within the stipulated period will be available for claims after 60 months.”
The Criminal Investigation Command’s advice:
- Do not log in to the website
- Do not respond to any emails
- Stop all contact if you have previously responded to any emails
Immediately contact your local information assurance office if you accessed the website from a government computer or system.