The American Red Cross is warning military families about a scam that puts a Marine's identity at risk.
The group says scam artists are contacting military spouses, saying they word 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 Marine's social security number and birth date.
The American Red Cross says their workers or uniformed service members from your local base do not directly contact families or dependents of servicemen and women.