Each week, I get letters by email, on my website, by Twitter and on Facebook from women who are sending money to Africa and Afghanistan to help service members come home. This is a scam!! These are not men who are in the United States military. They are scam artists preying on desperate women. I met a sergeant in the Army on Facebook from the Zoosk dating site. We have been texting since May.
Often times the company exists, but is not part of the scam. Claims a lack of support or services provided to troops overseas. Communicates only via social media or email. Doesn't use an email address ending with ". Uses common spelling, grammatical or language errors.Military Romance Scams... April 2018...
Speaks with a foreign or regional accent that does not match the person's story. How do I report a scam? Local law enforcement agencies.
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Army Criminal Investigation Division. Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. Internet Crime Complaint Center. Impersonations The practice of impersonating Soldiers for financial gain is common. Identifying an impostor If you suspect you have identified an impostor account, you should confirm the account is not registered on the U. The account has very few photos. The photos are posted in the same date range. The account has few followers or comments. The account name and photos do not match.
There are obvious grammatical errors. Key information is missing. These people know you and they are not blinded by love. They know if someone asks you for money, it is a scam. Trust yourself and stop communicating now before he asks you for money. Afterward, she was a victim of bank fraud and her home was vandalized.
The man she was communicating with knew all of her personal information, including where she lived. This is serious because this woman put her life in jeopardy! She quickly moved to a different location. Stop communicating with him immediately.
He may have stolen the identity of someone real. These scammers are professionals who know just how to tug your heartstrings. The people behind military dating scams do not give up easily. Block their emails, their Facebook posts, their texts, their phone calls. So what can you do about a scammer? Unforutnately, there isn't much you can do. Scammers are frequently located overseas, limiting prosecution options U. Spending your money -- and more importantly the hours of your life -- on a scam artist is not bringing you closer to love.
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Soldiers can pay for it themselves. Now in Afghanistan and will come back in 11 June. The interesting thing about these photos is that the scammer actually took the time to remove the name tags from the photo. Could be anyone here!
The first 4 photos are of a young James Ruddock and his family. He targets women in the UK mostly, it seems and proposes marriage, using his dead wife and two kids as emotional bait. He also says to some women that he was supposed to be in Afganistan with a house also in the UK that he was going to retire to a different location. He also uses the name of Steve Ruddock and Mark Ruddock as well.
This one is funny, but the person using the above photos claims to be a Captain Brown Mark Mark Brown? This guy is such a tool, he tries to use General Odierno in his scam. This is to inform you that that tallibiance man as attack the solider mans that they realse for the leave and will are very sorry to let you know that the travel will be in this week………And will are by let you know that you can still make the payment for your solider man capt Brown Mark in two day.
This is supposedly Lt.
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There is no such person in the Army as Lt. Here are the pics that the scammers used on another reader using the name Sgt Patrick Mcdonald. This moron also sent pics using using the name Gen. The next scammer uses the name Capt. He only communicates through yahoo and of course is retiring in June. This is so that he can set up the classic Nigerian Retirement pass payments, as if a Soldier needs to pay to retire from the Army!
I tried looking into this one, but there are so many Swains in the Army, but none of them with a first name Harry. The guy using these photos seems to have hit the motherload of images. He calls himself Arena Adams. The have all come out of Saudi Arabia, but could easily be routed through there from Nigeria and other African nations..
Randolf was his name, and uses the phone number Said his birthday was April 30, , and he sponsors children in Iraq, that he has 15 children that he set up a foundation for and provides for them. I have decide to take my time to write out this message to you and I will expect same back from you. S right at this moment,in the beautiful city of Farmington Hills, Michigan where i had been for so long since the divorced between my Mother and my Daddy.
Really before my Dad passed away, we were living peacefully together, but on a official peace keeping mission in Dafur War Region, let me quickly phrase out this that my Dad and my mother are American. My father was from the Marine Military,My mother is a teacher.
They both met on a trip down to Paris, they met each other and were friends till they were finally able to find true love which had led them together to have given birth to me. His death made me to join U. S Army because he was given a state of heart burial and all his benefits was converted to me as a beneficiary, which will make me to get more benefits after I retire from my present job.
It was so painful to recall this memory at last i had no other choice than to go live with my Mother in Scotland United Kingdom as i felt needed someone around to help me through life difficulties before i can carry on myself you know what i mean. My Mom and i live together in an apartment here before i travel down to US when i got deployment to Sudan Dafur war region for peace keeping in the country.
I am the second child of my parents because we are two in number of our parent. Honestly she is very nice, kind, caring and loving Mother anyone would pray to have. She treats me sister like every good Mother would treat their beloved children.
I have spent 19 good years in the Military,got rapid promotion due to my dedication to my work. I have been to some countries, mostly to lead the troop on peace keeping mission and aid relief mission. I am planing ahead for my future as I am looking forward to meet through right woman, so I can make my final decision to tender my resignation letter, in order to enjoy my new relationship and build a strong family.
Now i must tell you i am looking for in a soul mate, someone i could call my own, a woman in whom i could invest my time, good deeds, seriousness. Of course i am not getting any younger as my age increases by year. I do not smoke but drink socially. Also this is the quality i seek in a woman,one who will be dedicated to being my wife, loyal, faithful and honest.
One who knows what it means to being in love, one who is very affectionate, simple, easy going, fun to be with, caring, very sincere, very romantic, giving nature, tolerant home loving, hard working, reliable, sensual, with a sense of humor. One who will be a good Wife and who can take care of me and my one kids!
I am tired, need some rest. I led the early morning parade for the troop in my Base. Have a great day and waiting for your message. These photos look familiar. The individual has already appeared on this list, but now under a different name:. Notice how the scammer has removed the name from the uniform? That enables him to use any name he wants while sending out the same photos to other women.
Hello how are you going today? I am a noncommission officer and I work in the junior management of the military…well i have only one sister living in germany.. Gold mining company in ghana but as i m talking to you now i lost both of them.. Now, this guy cracks me up.
I love the lines through the face. Since they are pretty cool pics of our German brothers in arms, you at least deserve what they are:. German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force QRF take cover after detecting a suspicious site during their search for improvised explosive devices IEDs in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 12, I am presently in Afghanistan at the moment and would be back by next month, I have been serving for 11months here now and would be done by next month.