CID Lookout logoCID Lookout is a U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command initiative to partner with the Army community by providing a conduit for members of the Army family to help prevent, reduce and report felony-level crime.

CID is an independent criminal investigative organization that investigates serious, felony-level crime such as murder, rape, sexual assault, robbery, arson, fraud, and cybercrime or intrusions into Army networks.

Solving and preventing these types of crime cannot be achieved solely by CID Special Agents and the Military Police. Together, professional law enforcement officers and the Army community must work hand-in-hand to fight serious crime. As such, CID is On Point for the Army and depends heavily on Soldiers, family members and civilian employees to be on the lookout and provide assistance in keeping the Army Strong and safe.

CID Lookout provides the latest information to the Army community aimed at helping Soldiers protect themselves, their families and to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of crime.

If you would like to report a crime, are the victim of a crime, have information about a crime, or would like to speak with a CID Special Agent, contact your local CID Office, call 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243) or email CID Headquarters at Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil. Learn more about reporting a crime to CID.


Army CID Warns of ‘Sextortion’ Scams

CID is cautioning Soldiers to be on the lookout for “Sextortion scams” where criminals try to engage in online sexual activities with unsuspecting service members, and then demand money or favors in exchange for not publicizing potentially embarrassing information.

CID Warning: Beware of online scams

CID is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for “online scams” where criminals will try a myriad of tactics where unsuspecting victims can have their identity stolen, be extorted, or have their photographs posted without consent.

Disaster Fraud Scams

CID is cautioning the Army community to be on the lookout for charitable schemes and scams associated with “Disaster Fraud” donations. With these scams, criminals will use man-made or natural catastrophes, such as the recent damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, to get individuals to donate to charities claiming to support affected victims.


Live to ride: Soldiers encouraged to get smart on motorcycle culture

On the first anniversary of a biker shoot-out that made national headlines and killed nine at a restaurant in Waco, Texas, CID encourages Soldiers and family members to fully educate themselves on motorcycle culture and clubs - especially if they are contemplating becoming a member.

On point in the war against sexual assault

Criminal investigators also want victims to know they have several options when reporting these crimes and to remind leaders at every level it is their legal and moral duty to report any acts of violence or misconduct.

CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

Cyber-criminals are attempting to impersonate members of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command via email, stating that they are from the “Office of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI),” when no such organization exists within Army CID.


CID warns of posting holiday travel plans on social media

While Soldiers should always be vigilant in their postings to avoid releasing sensitive information, revealing personal holiday travel information puts Soldiers, their families and their homes at risk.

CID warns of extortion and blackmail scams

Army CID is warning the Army community to be aware of Internet extortion and blackmail scams and report any instance where a Soldier, Army dependent, or Army civilian is or has been faced with threats involving the payment of money or other valuables.

Protecting your social media accounts

Hijacking personal, corporate and government social media is a more recent phenomenon and demonstrates a level of technological adaptability and competence. There are steps the greater Army community can take to protect themselves and their online presence.


Cybercriminals targeting USAA members

A scammer is pretending to be an official representative of USAA, and contacting USAA members on social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) claiming the member has won an award or is eligible for a customer incentive.

Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are powerful tools that can help bring communities together. However, an individual’s online profile can provide cyber criminals with an endless pool of personal information and potential targets to be exploited.

Important clarification regarding scam website targeting Soldiers

CID accurately released that a website claiming to be an official U.S. Army benefits website, using the web address www.usmilitarybenifit.org, is NOT an official U.S. Army website and it is not affiliated, nor endorsed in any way by the U.S. Army.


CID Warns of Government Travel Card Phishing Scam

Over the last few days, Citi, the Government Travel Charge Card provider, has received calls informing them of a new phishing scam where cardholders have reported receiving suspicious text messages.

Caution When Using myPay or No Pay Apps

Army CID is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DoD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services (DFAS) accounts.

CID Cyber Tips: Protecting Your Online Identity

Army CID continually receives various reports ranging from identity theft to Internet scams, perpetrated by cyber criminals operating throughout the world.


CID Warns of Social Networking, Dating Site Scams

Scam artists often portray themselves as male U.S. Soldiers then prey on the unsuspecting victim’s emotions, leading to nothing more than broken promises and an empty bank account for their victims.

CID Warns of Email Scam, Criminals Posing as Police

Cyber-criminals are attempting to impersonate members of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command via email, stating that they are from the “Office of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI),” when no such organization exists within Army CID.