Thursday, August 6, 2015

Soldiers and Families Warned to Be Careful Online

FBI issues alert about 'Middle-Eastern males' approaching military families in Colorado, Wyoming
Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director
Aug 05, 2015

Fort Carson responded Wednesday to an alert the FBI sent to law enforcement about Middle-Eastern men approaching and questioning military families in northern Colorado and Wyoming.

The alert, which you can read here, says that in May of this year, the wife of a US military member was approached in front of her home in Greeley by two Middle-Eastern men. It says the men said she was the wife of a US interrogator, which she denied. It says the men laughed and then got into a dark-colored sedan with two other Middle-Eastern men inside. The alert says the woman had seen the car in the neighborhood before.

The report also says that several similar incidents have been reported in Wyoming. It says the men in those cases tried to obtain personal information about military members through intimidation and that some family members have reported feeling scared. The FBI declined to comment on the alert when contacted by KRDO NewsChannel 13.

Fort Carson released the following statement in response to media requests for information about the alert:
"We are not aware of any specific threats to Fort Carson Soldiers, Family members or civilians.

However, we take seriously the protection of our community and ask that individuals be extra vigilant for any signs of suspicious activities. Fort Carson does not discuss its specific security measures; however, Soldiers and their families are continually reminded through various means to always keep security in mind and be careful about what they talk about in public and online through email and social media sites. To report suspicious activity at Fort Carson, you can call the military police desk at 719-526-2333 or 911."
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