Further, the US Military (or other military forces for that matter) will not allow another person to apply for leave on a soldier's behalf.

The mention of filling in a leave form for a military person is a definite sign of a scam.

Scams involving Military Personnel Scammers impersonating Military personnel are becoming increasingly common.

They start in most cases by contacting you on a social networking site claiming to be in the military, usually the US military.

This is much closer to the much older scam referring to Saddam's millions which was commonly used by scammers without a romantic component.

In order for the money to reach you, a courier of some kind will need to be paid and this is where the scam victim comes in.

At this stage they will often refer to you as their spouse.

They will put you in touch with a superior officer to arrange the leave with you.

There may be fake contracts to fill in or documents to be sent to make it seem more official.

At this stage the scammer will insist that he is unable to pay for the service at this time for one of many reasons and he will ask you to pay it for him, in most cases promising to pay you back as soon as he can. The US military goes to great lengths to ensure their personnel have access to the means to communicate with their family back home wherever possible.

Military leave is little different to most other companies.