January 14, WITN 7 Washington – (National) Scam targets military spouses. The
American Red Cross is warning military families about a scam that puts a soldier’s identity at risk. The group says scam artists are contacting military spouses, saying they work for the “Red Cross.” The caller tells the spouse their loved one has been injured in Iraq and has been transported to a hospital in Germany. However, before doctors can treat him, the caller says, they need to complete paperwork. The caller asks for the soldier’s social security number and birth date. The American Red Cross says their workers do not directly contact families or dependents of servicemen and women.