New Nigerian Phishing Scams Target U.S. Military Families with Needed “Services”



With loved ones potentially a half a world away, scammers prey on families with scams that offer to assist with communication, care packages, leave, and more.

We all know military families sacrifice a lot so their loved ones can serve literally anywhere in the globe. It’s also well-known that military folks aren’t exactly making CEO-level compensation either. So, it’s pretty disgusting to hear that  scammers are targeting these folks to separate them from their hard-earned money.

According to new detail from security vendor Lookout, a wave of new scams leveraging more than 50 very realistic websites are focused on tricking military families into paying for services that will never be provided. 

phishing-scam-targets-military-families

The services being offered include:

  • Communication Permits
  • Application for Leave
  • Care Packages
  • Compensation Fund Applications (for those that have lost someone in the line of duty)
  • Deployment Declination
  • Marriage
  • Housing Options
  • Resignation

Victims are asked in many cases to pay exorbitant prices for these services - well beyond anything reasonable in the real world.

This is beyond low. A list of the fake domains is provided by Lookout for reference.


Discover dangerous look-alike domains that could be used against you! 

Since look-alike domains are a dangerous vector for phishing attacks, it's top priority that you monitor for potentially harmful domains that can spoof your domain.

Our Domain Doppelgänger tool makes it easy for you to identify your potential "evil domain twins" and combines the search, discovery, reporting, risk indicators, and end-user assessment with training so you can take action now.

DomainDoppelgangerResults-1Here's how it's done:

  • Get detailed results of look-alike domains found similar to your primary email domain
  • You can now quiz your users with your look-alike results
  • Get a summary PDF that contains an overview of the look-alike domains and associated risk levels discovered during the analysis
  • It only takes a few minutes to discover your “evil domain twins”!

Find Your Look-Alike Domains!

PS: Don't like to click on redirected buttons? Cut & Paste this link in your browser:

https://www.knowbe4.com/domain-doppelganger

Subscribe To Our Blog


Anti-Phishing Guide ebook




Get the latest about social engineering

Subscribe to CyberheistNews