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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:34 AM

10. There's a good reason for personal notification.

When my husband was in Vietnam, I received a call from someone purporting to be from the Army telling me that my husband had been killed in action and that if I sent them $500 they would begin the process of bringing him home and making military funeral arrangements. Fortunately, back then there was a monthly publication put out by the Army called "Waiting Wives" which talked about scams and gave a number to call to verify things like this. I called and within hours the Army confirmed that my husband was alive and arranged a phone call from him to me.

I imagine that the scams are even worse today.

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