Q. I have a question about Liberty pass, Can US Army personnel get them and do they cost thousands of Dollars to buy one? I have been receiving emails for someone supposedly on deployment in Korea, and he’s asked myself for 4700 Dollars to pay for his Liberty pass for 3 months to come over to the UK, I take it this isn’t right.
What you are receiving is a scam. It’s not actually coming from a service member. This scam has been going around for several years. The emails may or may not sound very legit. But trust me they are Scams and not from someone in the Military (or at least we seriously hope not).
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A pass is not something that can be bought. It is something that is earned to allow servicemembers to stay off post and not have to be back on post in their quarters for accountability or bed check. It’s often referred to as a Liberty pass or Freedom pass overseas such as Korea. Here in the states, it is just basically a pass.
Hope this clears things up. Your best bet is to not even respond to emails such as that. They should be treated as SPAM and deleted as such.
PLEASE NOTE: This also applies to flying back home for R&R from a deployment, or any other crazy thing these scammers can come up with. There have been a lot of comments posted for the same thing, just different wording. Due to the number of comments, if your question is answered in this article I will no longer respond. I do not have information about anything that applies to any other country, only the United States Military. If your question is about other countries military or some other organization, I cannot answer that as I am only familiar with the U.S. Military as this is a U.S. website.