Scammers use social networks to look for victims

cyber-intrusion500A woman whose son was attending U.S. Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, received an email from someone posing as a friend of her son’s stating that her son’s belongings had been stolen and that he needed money. The suspect offered to assist the parent, saying he had contacted someone at Fort Leonard Wood and learned her son had been kicked off the installation and needed $2,500 to be able to get back on the installation. The parent became suspicious, contacted her son’s recruiter and discovered her son was on the installation. Full story