Often times the company exists, but has no idea or is not a part of the scam.
Be aware of common spelling, grammatical or language errors in the emails.
If it sounds suspicious, there is a reason, it's routinely false -- trust your instincts.
If you do start an internet-based relationship with someone, check them out, research what they are telling you with someone who would know, such as a current or former service member.
Report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission at
Your report helps law enforcement officials across the United States in their investigations.
Internet or not, service members always appreciate a letter in the mail.
Military members have an email address that end in "" If the person you are speaking with cannot sent you at least one email from a ".mil" (that will be the very LAST part of the address and nothing after), then there is a high probability they are not in the military.
I have not received the package, and in fact it's only been about two weeks since I got this call.
Criminal Investigation Command special agents continue to receive numerous reports from victims located around the world regarding various scams of persons impersonating U. Once victims are hooked, the criminals continue their ruse.