Army

February 14, 2014

Army: CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

In the announcement, CID accurately released that a website claiming to be an official U.S. Army benefits website, using the web address www.usmilitarybenifit.org, is NOT an official U.S. Army website and it is not affiliated, nor endorsed in any way by the U.S. Army.

The official “MyArmyBenefits” website can be found at http://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil. This is the authorized U.S. Army benefits website and serves as the go-to source for all benefits and services available and continues to successfully assist Soldiers and their Families. Soldiers and former service members are required to use either their CAC or AKO login information to access the official website. As a reminder, the official site ends with “.mil.”

According to CID special agents, the primary purpose of the bogus website is to collect as many U.S. Army service members’ Army Knowledge Online, or AKO, email accounts and passwords. The bogus website also makes the false claim that “The US military has granted access to unclaimed and accumulated Army benefits for the under listed active duty Soldiers. Benefits not claimed within the stipulated period will be available for claims after 60 months.”

CID strongly recommends that Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians, Army retirees and Family members avoid this website and ignore any information or claims posted on the site.

Soldiers, Civilians and Family members who receive any suspicious and/or unsolicited emails should delete them immediately without response.

However, if you have provided any information to the My Army Benefits website or have received any correspondence from the website, take the following steps:

  • Do not log on 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.

By reporting this cybercrime one can assist law enforcement agencies in their investigations and help bring those responsible to justice. For more information regarding cyber crime and staying safe online, visit the CID Lookout or the Computer Crimes Investigative Unit webpage at www.cid.army.mil.

CID Lookout is a U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, or USACIDC initiative to partner with the Army community by providing a conduit for members of the Army Family, to help prevent, reduce and report felony-level crime.

The USACIDC, commonly known as CID, is an independent criminal investigative organization that investigates serious, felony-level crime such as murder, rape, sexual assault, robbery, arson, fraud and even cyber crime or intrusions into the Army networks.

CID Lookout provides the latest information to the Army community aimed at helping Soldiers protect themselves, their Families and to reduce their chances of becoming crime victims.

For more information on CID or to report a felony-level crime or provide information concerning a crime, contact your local CID Office or the military police, or go to www.cid.army.mil.




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