Request for leave

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1.12.gold
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I'm hoping this is the appropriate venue for inquiring about a request for vocational leave for a soldier (aka sergeant) that is currently stationed in Afghanistan.

It has come to my attention that this sergeant has submitted a request for leave from his current post there in Afghanistan to come home for a visit. It was indicated the process for this to occur is the following:

1. Soldier to submit request for leave to commanding officer
2. Commanding officer grants or denies
3. If granted, the paperwork is forwarded on to the appropriate department and/or individual
4. Transit process through the Transit Department require the completion of the transit facility form and money back guarantee form
5. Transit Department requires remittance of money to the finance department, which was remitted to Liezel Pelicano at the military base in Cambodia
6. Letter from Reginald J. Brown of the Department of the Army, Office of the Assistant Secretary ManPower and Reserve Affairs stating the soldier does not have the required amount of $10,000 on his Military Travel Card

It is unclear if this is the actual process for this soldier and seeking clarification and guidance to better assist this soldier. If there is an appropriate person that can respond and provide the guidance, it'd be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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fxwg22
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Leave for fiance

I met my fiance on line.Corporal Olivia Crespo attached to UK Army from US Army for Peace Keeping in Afghanistan Regiment 16.ID#AJNE029 here's the problem.We've asked for leave to come here in U.S. But i'm supposed to send 550 pounds to address in Cardiff,U.K.To process her leave&benefits.I feel this is some kind of SCAM but do not know for sure.Can anyone help me for i know nothing of the Army and how thing's are done. and if this is a SCAM i have alot of picture's and information,name's,Major General's,address's.Please Help!! ALFRED

Cory
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SCAM!

Soldiers don't need people to send them money for transit or to take leave. NEVER EVER believe an online soldier that requests money.

fxwg22
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Thank's Cory,Deep in my heart

Thank's Cory,Deep in my heart i did not think Major General's send out form letter's for request of leave&ask for money gram's send to the U.K.Army.Corporal Olivia Crespo never asked me&looks legit...Dressed in blues&out in field w'other soldiers in fatigue's but something just didn't add up.What a shame!!

Cory
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Cpl. Olivia Crespo isn't Real

I'm sorry, Alfred, but you've been catfished with a fake online persona. Look here where a scammer used that persona before - http://www.justanswer.com/uk-law/7vio2-real-attention-mr-richard-jenke.html

Dottie1953
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need help

I am not sure if this is fraud or not.I have met my fiance COL DAVID SPICER on US army for peace keeping in Nigeria. he has been in army for 33 years. Ask for leave to come meet me. I received a letter to send a 1,000 dollars for paper work. i did. then received a e-mail staying to send 3,800 . for all his expense and plan fairs. that once hes here would be refunded. then I receive another e-mail, would be $12,000 to take out what was already send off this amount !
So I did not send in. now they told him to take his retirement. so he applyed but still have to pay the balance that would be almost 8,000 still. I do not know what to do .I don't know if its fraud or not.Please help me
Dottie

Colin
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Fraud

Sorry Dottie, but this is fraud.

Soldiers never, ever, under any circumstances, ever have to pay for paperwork for leave or retirement

You may want to check out this article on our site: http://army.com/blog/catfish/worried-about-online-scam-protect-yourself

purrrtybbw
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just a quick question

I started talking to this guy online. He asked me to fill out a leave of request application. This is what he asked me to write...

15-July-2015
To whom it may concern
Good day!
May I request your good office to ask permission to allow my fiance Sgt XXXXXXXXXX from the 25th infantry division whom is currently deployed to Yemen. To take a vacation leave as I needed his presence here with me in South carol ins(United States Of America) . As I will be glad to have him with me in South carol ins(United States Of America). Hoping for your consideration on this matter.

Yours truly
XXXXX XXXXX

Then send it to usaarmyservice@usa.com

Is this legit, or is there an actual form I would need to fill out?

Thanks purrrtybbw

Cory
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Totally bogus

Purrrtybbw,

It is time to cut off contact. This is the just before the part of con where he or some military 'official" will come back and say that there are fees of some sort that must be paid for. There is no legit reason for you to be involved at all for a soldier to get leave.

purrrtybbw
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thanks

will do that now.

MSG Glenn
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Definitely...

...a scam!

Even if that was on the up & up something like that wouldn't work anyhow.

davidbrown667
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Leave For Fiance

I met an US Soilder online serving at Camp Victory, Kabul Afghanastan. After communicating for a few weeks, Matron Cynthia Richard of 2nd Battalian Artillery Field asked me to send a letter to her suporior for leave of absence since her last request was denied and untill meeting me had no one to see since she is an orphan who grew up in an orphanage. Sent the letter to militarydatabaseone@outlook.com that got me suspitious(email address). received reply from General Frederick Knows
Family and Medical Leave Agency
US Army
Kabul, Afghanistan.
Said 1250 fee due to process her request and air transport and returned if filled our Money Back Guarantee of the US Army, BIG RED FLAG. I informed her that I cannot send money that I don't have, that that is NOT how the military operates. She said times have changes and they don't let anyone leave the war area without someone sponsoring them, and if I don't have the money then I don't love her and she'll probably hurt herself, that I don't want to have kids with her and she'd rather die. I then received another letter from her (Boss) to send moneygram to: Francis NCube
Pretoria
South Africa, 0002. Signed
US Army Care Unit
Kabul Afghanastan.

Cory
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It's a scam!

You are correct in your suspicions. Go ahead and cut off contact, she isn't a real soldier.

davidbrown667
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Follow up

I've stopped communicating with her, received another communique from "American Army" militarydatabaseone
Says from the desk of Major Gerneral Isaac Smith. We hereby want to know what is delaying you from making the payment for the flight for your woman. We don't wanna listen to any excuse from you making the payment because you've been sent everything about the army. In this case if nothing is done within the next 72 hours. Your woman will be jailed and punish for leaking all information about army to you.
Reguards, American Army, Kabul Afghanistan

My questions: 1, Why would a Major General write like a fifth grader? 2, resort to mob tactics? 3, Should I and if so, how to forward to Inspector Gerneral of the Army and/or FBI IC3?

Colin
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Scammy Scam Scam Scam

The reason for the bad writing and the resorting to (empty) threats is because English is their second (or third, or fourth, etc.) language, and they are desperate to get money from you.

It's definitely a scam, by the way. It would be great if you could check out our scam article right here, and send any information you have to both the Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Federal Trade Commission. You can find links in the last paragraph of the above article.