If you have direct knowledge that explicit photos were taken of you without your consent and posted online, contact Army CID at 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243) or email CID at Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil.

General Crime

If you are the victim of a crime or require immediate assistance, call 911 or contact your local Military Police.

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, the Military Police, call 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243) or email CID at Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil.

Impersonation Fraud/Romance Scams

If you feel you have been scammed by a person claiming to be a U.S. Soldier, contact the Federal Trade Commission and Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Learn more about online romance scams and how to avoid being a victim.

Recently these scams have evolved into impersonation fraud affecting U.S. Soldiers. Scam artists in these instances search the internet for photographs of U.S. Soldiers, and then use these photographs in emails or on social media/dating sites to lure unsuspecting citizens into providing money to them for such reasons as transportation costs, communication fees, marriage, processing, and medical fees.

The U.S. has established numerous task force organizations to deal with this growing epidemic; unfortunately, the personnel committing these scams are utilizing untraceable email addresses, routing accounts through numerous locations around the world and utilizing pay per hour internet cyber cafes, which often times maintain no accountability of use. The ability of law enforcement to identify these perpetrators and close down their operations is very limited. Unfortunately, as is the situation in most cases, as soon as one incident is resolved, the criminals are finding another means of attack.

Identity theft resources
FBI child ID application for iPhone

Sexual Assault

If you are the victim of a sexual assault and need assistance, call the Department of Defense Safe Helpline anywhere, anytime, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, worldwide. The phone number is the same inside the U.S. or via the Defense Switched Network (DSN) at 877-995-5247. DSN users can dial U.S. toll-free numbers by simply dialing 94 + the 10-digit toll-free number. For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962. You can also send a text to *55-247 (within CONUS) or 202-470-5546 (OCONUS) or online chat with a counselor at www.SafeHelpline.org 24-hours-a-day.

You should also contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate (VA) or healthcare provider. You may also contact your chain of command or law enforcement (military or civilian), however if you do, an investigation will occur and you will not have the option of making a Restricted Report.

You can also contact the Military One Source Hotline, 24-hours-a-day at 800-342-9647. If you are overseas, click here for calling instructions for your specific international location.


  • Go to a safe location away from the attacker.
  • Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of becoming pregnant or acquiring a sexually transmitted disease. Ask the healthcare provider to conduct a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) to preserve forensic evidence. If you suspect you had been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected.
  • Preserve all evidence of the assault. Do not bathe, wash your hands, eat or drink or brush your teeth. Do not clean or straighten up the crime scene.
  • Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.

Along with conducting investigations and solving crimes, CID Special Agents are also concerned with the welfare of victims of crime, violent or otherwise. The following resources provide information on where victims of crime can go for help.

U.S. Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Website
MEDCOM SAPR Program (requires AKO access)
RAINN - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
OVC Directory of Crime Victims Services

Contract Fraud

To report allegations of contract fraud including false claims, bribery, corruption, kickbacks, and false statements, call 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243) or email CID at Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil to reach the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Major Procurement Fraud Unit.

In Southwest Asia you can call CID toll free at 877-363-3348 or via DSN 664-1151.