I have tried to tell my sister this all sounds like a hoax, but she is falling for this MIKE guy fast. First, the military does not ask civilians (relatives or otherwise) to write to request leave for a soldier. Secondly, there would not be an exchange of money involved with it.He apparently has 2 children who attend a boarding school. Then she said I could request leave on her behalf and she gave me an email address. They answered immediately asking me to fill out 1 form. The next day they asked me to Western Union 50 to her replacement in Ecuador and she would be granted leave within 12 hrs. They listed the Dept of Defense at an address not in the Pentagon, but at Washington DC, WA. I have all the forms and documentation and IP address. Quite a few that have contacted me about similar scams have said they and their families were threatened when they refused to send money (or refused to send more money).
This is the first time I have ever done anything like this and I am not sure its real. They make more money when they are deployed than when they are stateside and generally have less expenses.
Is there a way to find out if this person is really in the Army? Also, almost every post in Iraq and Afghanistan has MWR phone lines available where the soldiers can call home at no charge.
I am to send a e-mail requesting to get connected with him, he said there is a fee and then all calls are free.
He also mentioned something about registering and then I can request for him to get leave. When soldiers are overseas, there is no reason for other people to be paying for their communication.
Well us girls found out about each other and busted him.. He doesn’t want to talk about where we will go when he gets back.. Just keeps saying we can talk about if and when he gets leave time.. But need to know if this is what the men do for amusement.. Thanks Michelle The entire thing would make me very leery, personally.
I am not sure if this is a scam that the guys pull, to keep themselves busy..
Stacey is an Army wife of a soldier who joined in 2003.
He has since been medically retired but she continues to provide information to Army wives and families to make their adjustment to the Army lifestyle easier.
Does anybody heard of Steve Frank Rock, who supposed to be stationed in Yemen. We been texting for a year and a half and never asked me for money, until now that he asked me for BTA money or airline won’t let him get on the plane.
Do soldiers have to pay BTA , when they flying back to the USA when they retiring?
This is a scam as well as soldiers do not have to pay for their flights in or out of Iraq or Afghanistan. What I want to know is are there no internet connections in Iraq and is there a cheaper way to call? There’s also no reason why YOU should be paying for it.