Children are easy targets to recruit for military purposes because of their vulnerability to influence.
Many are seized and recruited by force whereas others join to escape their circumstances.
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Once victims are hooked, the criminals continue their ruse.
"We've even seen instances where the perpetrators are asking the victims for money to "purchase leave papers" from the Army, help pay for medical expenses from combat wounds received, or help pay for their flight home so they can leave the war zone," said Grey.
These scams are outright theft and are a grave misrepresentation of the U. Army and the tremendous amount of support programs and mechanisms that exist for Soldiers today, especially those serving overseas, said Grey.
Army CID is warning people once again 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 their hand in marriage. If someone asked you out on a first date and before they picked you up they asked you for ,000 to fix their car to come get you, many people would find that very suspicious and certainly would not give them the money.
Often times the company exists, but has no idea or is not a part of the scam.