Scam alert: interest-free home loan offer for active and retired US military, from a scam sender claiming to be the legitimate and well-regarded Military.com organization with millions of members.
The one I just received is NOT from the real Military.com, but from a bogus and probably identity theft website with the extension .eu, which is for domains in European Union countries including Romania and Cyprus.
Do you really want to get a home loan from a website in Romania or Cyprus, or even Germany or France, which also are EU members? I didn’t think so.
Be careful what you open and click on.
Luckily, my email server tells me the identity of the sender. But even if yours doesn’t, there are telltale signs that the sender is a scammer, even though the graphic looks completely legitimate, because it lifted some of the graphics and images from the real, legitimate and well-regarded Military.com website..
Look for spelling errors, grammar errors, dashes that connect words in an unusual way, even errors in capitalization.
Beware if you get an email with this subject line: VA-Loan-$0 down Streamline-refinancing, lock in A low rate Now
No spelling errors, but there are at least a half-dozen errors of capitalization and odd phrases connected by dashes.
There are yet more warnings that this email was a fraud and scam:
The prompt to unsubscribe from future emails links to an address in Cheyenne, Wyoming that is not the home office of the real, legitimate and well-regarded Military.com in San Francisco.
The real, legitimate and well-regarded Military.com does not send emails to unsolicited addresses who are not registered with them.
No thanks, I’m not clicking on something that looks like Military.com but really comes from some scammer overseas.
And BTW, I’ve alerted the real, legitimate and well-regarded Military.com of this scam so their cyber security experts can follow-up.
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