U.S.

April 12, 2012

Beware — DFAS fiancé scam letter circulating

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

A letter is making the rounds purporting to be from Defense Finance and Accounting Service asking military members’ fiancées to register in “our (DFAS) system” entitling them to benefits in the event of the member’s death, all for only a $350 fee.

DFAS officials tell fiancées to “Save your money. It’s not true. It’s not a DFAS letter; it’s a scam. Please let … Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and families know the score. The letter is a typical scam phishers use to try and obtain your personal information and, in this case, money.”

DFAS policy follows:

DFAS will never send unsolicited email messages requesting people’s myPay login ID and password or any other personal or financial information. DFAS also will not send unsolicited email messages with attachments. People should never reveal their myPay login credentials in response to an email, no matter who appears to have sent it. And if anyone receives an e-mail message that appears suspicious, they should not click on any links or open attachments.
Customers who receive messages they believe to be attempts to get their personal information should take precautions against criminals wishing to gain access to their computers or those hoping to fool them into providing valuable personal information.

The best way for people to protect themselves online is knowledge. Equip yourself and protect your family by visiting the Internet Fraud page on USA.gov.




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