Armed forces dating scams
The scams include asking the victim to send money, often thousands of dollars at a time, to a third party address so the phone or laptop can be purchased for the Soldier.
a,,cve even seen instances where the perpetrators are asking the victims for money to Aca,! Many of these cases have a distinct pattern to them, explained Grey.
He says he was deployed to Africa about three weeks ago, and kept asking about the money. His response was that he could not take the texting, so I said I guess that meant that we were over. You see, he is deployed and he needs my help financially or he cannot come home from downrange and see me for his R&R because he has to pay his fees. This man is the love of my life and I really want to be with him.My family is very upset with me because they think I’m crazy for sending money to someone I have never met. Trust yourself and stop communicating now before he asks you for money. One woman wrote me and said she had given more than ,000 to a man who is supposedly a service member.I think I’m in love and helping a man who is serving our country. Afterward, she was a victim of bank fraud and her home was vandalized.Block their emails, their Facebook posts, their texts, their phone calls. Mark your involvement with a scammer as a mistake and keep a sharp eye out the next time.
According to Army agents, CID is receiving frequent reports of various scams involving persons pretending to be U. Soldiers, who get romantically involved on the Internet with female victims and prey on their emotions and patriotism. A"We are seeing a number of scams being perpetrated on the internet, especially on social, dating-type websites where females are the main target, Aca,! from the Army or help pay for their flight home so they can leave the war zone, Aca,! Army CID is warning people to be very suspicious if they begin a relationship on the internet with someone claiming to be an American Soldier and within a matter of weeks, the alleged Soldier is asking for money or marriage.