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Are You Dating an Army Soldier or a Fake?

If you don’t want to read the rest of this article, there is one surefire way to know if your soldier is fake:

If a soldier you’re “dating” online asks you for money for ANY reason, it’s a scam. Period. End of story. [Click to tweet this]

And as my husband says….If you have to ask, it’s a scam.

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UPDATE: Two women were prosecuted for receiving over one million dollars from 374 people in these scams! Story here.

Since starting the website in 2004, I have received many emails from people who believe they are dating a soldier when, in most cases, they actually are not. Nine times out of ten, they “met” their soldier on a social networking site, such as Facebook, or an online dating site. And he is the one who just happened to find her while he was looking around and decided she’s going to be his future wife. What he really means is she’s going to be his next victim.

If this article helps you or has kept you from becoming the victim of a scam (or sending him even more money), please consider donating to help maintain this website so that others will be able to utilize this information as well. Thank you!


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Stories That Are Lies

He’s in Special Operations

1. He is in a special operations unit and therefore cannot share any information with you. It’s true that special ops guys can’t discuss their job but that also means they don’t tell random strangers they’re in special ops. My husband was special ops. When we would go out with a bunch of guys from his unit and people would ask what they did, they simply replied they were in the Army. Special ops guys don’t brag about it. They’re known as “quiet professionals” for a reason.

He’s Been Denied Leave

2. He has been deployed for two years, has been denied leave time and will not be coming home any time soon therefore you won’t be able to meet. If there were soldiers being denied leave after being overseas for years at a time, it would be ALL over the news. It’s a lie.

He’s on a Top Secret Mission

3. He is on a top secret mission in a country other than Iraq or Afghanistan (or even in Iraq or Afghanistan – it’s all lies). Now, we certainly do have troops in other countries. However, they don’t talk about it and they certainly don’t tell you they are on a “top secret mission”. Also, any special operations soldier worth his beret will not reveal his location to someone he doesn’t know (or even someone he does!).

He Needs Permission from Someone in His Unit

4. He says he is not allowed to talk about what he does, however, he has cleared it with his CO that he can tell you enough to make you believe he is who he says. This is followed by outrageous lies. If he truly is not allowed to share any details about his job, his CO doesn’t even allow him to talk about it with family, much less someone he met on the internet. Sometimes with this tactic, they will ask you to email/send mail to the CO to ask for permission. Then the supposed CO sends back a letter asking for money to connect a phone line or some other complete lie.

Everyone Around Him is Dead

5. He says one of the following….his parents died, his wife died in his arms, his wife was killed in a car accident along with all of his children, his children are orphaned and living in some remote location, or he was orphaned……all LIES. My favorite is when they combine all these things. Really? I know some very unlucky people but this is just over the top. And I mean if this was for real and that kind of luck follows him, why do you want to be with him?

He Has No Mailing Address

6. He says he doesn’t have a mailing address because either he is in a classified unit or his position changes so often. Even in special operations, he’ll have an APO address. And this is not a post office box and it’s not in Nigeria!! It also has nothing to do with a Western Union office. And you don’t have to send it through a relative because he can’t give out his address.

He Needs Money for Leave

7. He says he needs you to pay for his R&R leave because the Army doesn’t pay for it. This is absolutely false! A real soldier will not request money to travel home as he doesn’t need it! The Army pays for all travel to and from a war zone. This includes emergency travel like the death of a loved one. It’s not like you just book your own flight home from Afghanistan on Delta.

He Needs You to Request His Leave

8. He says he can come home but you have to request his leave through an email address. If all an Army spouse had to do was email her soldier’s commander to get him home from deployment, don’t you think ALL Army spouses would be doing this? There would be no one deployed. The Army does not allow leave requests from Army family members. In fact, even in the case of the death of an immediate family member, the information has to be verified by the American Red Cross before the soldier’s command is contacted for possible leave by officials at the Red Cross – they don’t just take your word for it.

He Needs You to Pay for a Phone Line

9. He wants you to pay for a phone line, cell phone or calling card so you can talk to each other. Real soldiers can call home for FREE. My husband deployed multiple times and we never paid for a single phone call. If he asks for this, he’s a scam artist. Not to mention, soldiers are making enough to buy a phone card if they really had to.

He’s About to Retire

10. He’s about to retire and then he can marry you and live happily ever after. This usually also includes stories about being a higher ranking officer. Typical story and it’s all lies. Real officers have even LESS time to be online talking to strangers over the internet.

His Child Needs XYZ

11. He has a child that is dying or needs surgery (or some other medical emergency) and he needs the money to pay for it. All military dependents are covered by Tricare, which for the most part is amazing insurance. I had a c-section and was in the hospital in a private room for three days. Know how much I paid? $12. Real soldiers aren’t paying out of pocket for their kid’s medical care.

He’s a General

12. And he’s only 28! Wow, talk about a quick advancement! LOL A General will have well over 20 years of service and less than 1% of officers will make it to the rank of General. On top of that, Generals make a minimum of $12,000 per month in JUST base pay. So why exactly would he need money from you?

His Pay is Deposited in the U.S. and He Has No Access

13. Seriously? First, the Army is providing the essentials while you’re deployed so there’s not a need for a lot of money overseas. Second, you can have access to your money, so this is yet another lie. There are ATMs on any main post and the PX accepts debit and credit cards. If he says he’s somewhere that there isn’t an ATM or another way to get money, there is also nothing for him to spend money on. So why does he need it?

He’s On a Peacekeeping Mission in {insert name of country}

14. Last time I checked we aren’t on a lot of peacekeeping missions in Nigeria and Syria. And if we were, a real soldier wouldn’t tell you that.

Verify The Truth

So how can you find out if he’s telling the truth?

The absolute best way to verify is with #2 – ask him to email you from his Army email address.

  1. Ask him to give you his Army email address rather than his yahoo, hotmail, etc. This will be his firstname.lastname@mail.mil. All soldiers have an Army email account. There is NO reason why he can’t provide it – regardless of what unit he is assigned to, what his mission may be, who he’s working for, etc. And the Army email account is free so him saying his credit card hasn’t been processed or his account is locked because he didn’t pay is also a lie. If he refuses to provide this, he’s fake.

I originally had other questions you could ask regarding his training, etc, but I’m removing those because many people believed whatever ridiculous information he came up with when they asked.

But you say he’s sent you pictures or a copy of his ID?

Many have been provided pictures, copies of military identification cards, even videos. First, pictures can be grabbed from anywhere on the internet – there’s no guarantee you’re talking to that person. They may very well be using the picture of a real soldier but that doesn’t mean you’re talking to him. Some of these scumbags are using the pictures of soldiers who were killed in action to run their scams. It’s sick.

Someone told me once they were dating a General and she even had pictures. I told her to send them to me. Guess who the pictures were of? David Petraeus!

Some use totally fake pictures in uniforms that are all messed up – I’ve seen Army uniforms with Air Force tapes and Navy insignia – no joke.

I’ve seen very badly doctored military ID cards where it’s obvious he’s typed over information on the card. What’s funny is he’ll type over the only legitimate information on the card and replace it with something that makes no sense. Such as rank of SPC and pay grade of MAJ.

The pictures they use many times on military IDs are so fake and it’s so obvious. Real military ID pictures basically look like a mugshot – solid background with him in uniform and basically only showing his face (maybe the very top of his shoulders). Someone sent me one the other day that not only looked nothing like a military ID (more like a business card for a recruiter), it had a picture of a soldier who was obviously at a military ball or some other formal event as he had a bow tie with his dress uniform. That is NOT an ID picture.

Or maybe he’s added you on Facebook and even changed his relationship status to you

The Army posted this example on their Facebook page:

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So exactly which one are you dating? Oh and by the way, I’ve never seen a soldier unless it was on an official page (such as the base commander’s page) that uses his rank in his name.

Soldiers Don’t Have Time For This

99.9% of military guys overseas don’t have the time available to them to email, chat and Skype for hours at a time or even every day online. They are too busy doing their JOB. And most have no interest in “dating” someone online while they’re deployed. Continuing to talk to their loved one that they knew before deployment? Absolutely! Time to peruse dating sites and chat for hours? Absolutely not.

But he said he loves you and wants to marry you….even though you “met” last week

I’m assuming if you’re falling for this, you’ve never been in a military town. Go downtown in a military town to a club one night and let me know how many single soldiers are there looking for the love of their life….not exactly what their goal is. And when you’re thousands of miles away from each other, he doesn’t have the opportunity to sleep with you. So the point would be???

Many of these stories contain comments about him saying he loves you within a few days/weeks of starting to talk or he wants to marry you as soon as he returns. Let’s get this straight – you haven’t met and certainly haven’t had the opportunity to have any kind of physical relationship, yet he wants to marry you? Does this sound feasible to you? If you’re even hesitating on the answer, I’ll help you. It’s not. They’re lying so they can get in your wallet. And they’re doing this to many others at the same time they’re doing it to you. It’s just who is going to open up access to their bank account first.

But you asked him if he was a scammer and he said no!

Come on, think about this! Why would he admit it to you? Or even better, he told you he is in fact a scammer but he REALLY loves you…..as long as you keep sending him money.

He hasn’t asked for money yet though

Don’t worry, he will. If any of the above signs sound familiar, it’s only a matter of time. He may get pretty far into his story before he asks. He may wait until his plane is suppose to leave and you’re meeting him in less than 24 hours. Then all of the sudden disaster strikes and he needs three grand to be able to come home. LIES!

Even though he’s doing these things, you still think he’s the real deal

I hate to be harsh but if any of the above sounds familiar, it’s a SCAM. Don’t sit there and think you’re the exception. You’re not the lucky one who’s encountered these signs but somehow your guy is the real deal. He’s FAKE. He doesn’t love you. He doesn’t want to marry you. And sooner or later, he’s going to ask for money.

I get emails and messages (or comments) from people who tell me the story and ask me if he’s fake. I answer yes, it’s a scam. And what do they do? Keep asking me more questions – but he does this or he said this or he sent me these pictures. Guess what? The answer is still the same. It’s a scam. Go back and read the first line in bold at the top of this article. I don’t care if he asks you to mail him a penny – a real soldier will NOT ask you for money. A real soldier makes more overseas than he does when he’s home!!

The Scam Checklist

So let me sum this up:

  • If he’s asking for money for a phone line, it’s a scam.
  • If he’s asking for money for travel home, it’s a scam.
  • If he needs you to help him move money from one location to another, it’s a scam.
  • If he asks for your bank account information, it’s a scam.
  • If he wants you to wire money for ANY reason via Western Union (or similar service), it’s a scam.
  • If he asks you to email his command so he can come home, it’s a scam.
  • If he tells you to open a bank account or credit card for him, it’s a scam (and this one could get you into legal trouble!)

PLEASE quit sending these people money! If you’re just itching to give away your money, send it to me! haha After all, I’ve spent more hours than I can count updating this article with the latest techniques and answering questions here and elsewhere.

Finally, if you don’t believe me, please read this article from the Army – Soldier Scams

If this article helps you or has kept you from becoming the victim of a scam (or sending him even more money), please consider donating to help maintain this website so that others will be able to utilize this information as well. Thank you!


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About the author: Stacey is an Army wife of a soldier who joined in 2003. He has since been medically retired but she continues to provide information to Army wives and families to make their adjustment to the Army lifestyle easier. Connect with Stacey: Facebook Twitter Pinterest

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  • barbara miller August 2, 2015, 3:34 am

    is there any way to check if someone is really in the army are not before i jump to fast to tell him off

  • Hydra August 2, 2015, 4:20 pm

    Hello, I wish found your page before! here is my story. I meet this guy his name is mike Carter, or Eric carter, we meet in a date website, then we meet in Facebook, he ask me and told me almost all you said in this page unfortunately I did open account and he send me money then he ask me for send the money back to him in Nigeria at that moment I was really believe in him, until he change the password of my account and supposition he try to send me more money because he need money over there ! But the bank. Cancel my accoun with any explanation! I’m so afraid , and I feel terrible fool cause I believe in all he told me. I try to find more ditails of him like family he said his dad is dead and his mom is to old , divorced with one little girl he had picture of her with him in his face book page! But is all I know from him! Lately he ask me for money so he can back home ! But I do t believe in him now after all this things happened , I’m very worry about my self and what happens with the bank account! Please I need some advice!! Thank you.

  • mary August 6, 2015, 2:34 am

    Hi its a guy that’s been asking me to use my western union to send money to someone else and I was wondering am I being scammed and he said it was his money

  • carolyncrneck August 6, 2015, 7:53 pm

    I’d like u to check into a David Galbraith Staff Sergeant – age 53.. Deployed over in Syria.. He has requested a care package consisting of a brand new S6 Edge samsung cell phone, new laptop, blanket and a big bag of coffee beans… He told me to send it to -Kassim Jamal, Tamale, Ghana zip+ 233 number 233245681469… Thankyou very much.. Sincerely Carolyn Crneck

  • Liz August 7, 2015, 8:55 pm

    I came across this and now I’m extremely worried. I’ve been speaking to a “so called” army soldier which by the way claims to be a Sargent. We speak every day via KIK and he does call me by phone also. I have no idea now after reading this article if this person is real. I have the email address and his name. Thomas Staack and email is staack1231@gmail.com please contact me before I waste anymore of my time on this person. I don’t know where to even begin to search to find out if he is in fact who he says he is.
    Thank you in advance.

  • ThaLa August 8, 2015, 1:31 am

    ‘I really thank you Ms. Stacey and God most for this site! it’s really a big help. I met this guy last 2nd of August and his name is Ratliff Michael Laurent.. He told me that his parents abandoned him when he was young and he grew under the care of his Aunt. Unfortunately, his aunt died so he’s all alone.. He says he’s on a mission for peacekeeping in Nigeria. Though he never told me directly that it’s Nigeria but I know Sambisa Forest is located in that place.. On our 2nd day, he says he already fall in love with me.. 3rd and 4th day worked fine to us.. And to make the story short, he’s asking for financial assistance on our 5th day. He told me he was injured the night after we talk. He had bone fracture so he will be out of site and spend his recovery at hotel. Phone calls denied, benefits denied and even access to his funds denied.. I’ve got suspicious so I asked my friend who’s husband work as a US Military.. And in addition i found this site last night.. I asked for his AKO address and he had trouble to provide that so I turned him down.. I feel sorry for the real owner of the photos.. I hope he’s not one who have been killed in the battle…
    thank you and a BIG thanks to u!!! More power!!

  • Marian Laverlott August 8, 2015, 9:51 am

    Thank you for this valuable information. I’ve had many requests from men alleging to be doctors with the UN corps in either Libya, Afghanistan, Syria
    They link via Skype …please watch out for general Joseph Votel, David Anderson (UN doctor in Syria); Franklin Emillio (Un surgeon in Libya)….the English is poor enough to make one suspicious….

  • Patti August 9, 2015, 12:02 pm

    I have been talk to a guy name Paul chris hughes he says he a captain in the United nation security force an he deployed in solomia africa an has a pager phone an he had to pay for it is this true?can u please tell me if this is a scsm?

  • Patr August 9, 2015, 2:48 pm

    Yltalking to a captain paul chris hughes say he in United nation security defense station in solomia .the say he has pager phone thst can only txt no pictures sent out or can not call.also says he has to pay for the pager is this true an had any one know this guy in the miltary is he real

  • Patr August 9, 2015, 2:48 pm

    ltalking to a captain paul chris hughes say he in United nation security defense station in solomia .the say he has pager phone thst can only txt no pictures sent out or can not call.also says he has to pay for the pager is this true an had any one know this guy in the miltary is he real

  • Shawntee Brewer August 11, 2015, 12:30 am

    I was told that the military needs to give permission for some one in the army to connect with some one not in the army is that true

  • aurora gutierrez August 11, 2015, 12:31 am

    You saved my life ! I THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!

  • lindsay August 12, 2015, 2:31 pm

    I got talking to a guy on a dating site. And on this site it told you the location they were at and it said Liverpool? We mutually liked each other and just started chatting. After a few days he asked me if I had a kik messaging account. So I downloaded the app so we could chat easier….He was telling me want I wanted to hear but still was going on the dating site….so I asked him about this we cleared the air…then he started saying that he’d missed not talking to me one night.then he told me he loved me, and then he sent a message to me asking if I would send him money for some food as the wasn’t up to much? He asked me to send it through Western union and I did that? While in the back of my mind I knew something wasn’t right about this man. Then out of the blue he said he was going to sign out of the army which will cost me … £150!! I said yes to this, we started making plans and talking about how excited we was to see each other? Then the guy said , ” or ill need your account number, for my leavers cheque. When I leave the army” I knew 100% my instincts was right, he never called me? When I asked why. He said they’re not allowed phones…so I blocked him on badoo then he said I got him in to trouble by blocking him on badoo and it sent a scam alert to his camp? He said he’d got to answer to his commander, the story goes on but won’t. Just glad I didn’t send him the money or I would have been heart broke

  • george August 13, 2015, 8:03 am

    Hi! I came across your site so I thought I might as well drop a few lines.
    I very recently started chatting with a man who claims “on a special contract with United Nations peace Keeping troop in Afghanistan” and later said “I am with the General in charge of retirement” when I asked what does he do at the military base in Kabul.

    With these two basic info, should a red flag be raise? Thanks!

    I will be reading more from your site at a later time.

  • Amy August 13, 2015, 6:09 pm

    Hi! I would like to know if you have his pictures? I also met a guy in Christian dating online site. He told me he’s from Columbus, Ohio but is deployed in Iraq and has now moved to Nigeria. I have doubts he’s a scammer. I would like to know if he is. I can send you his picture.

  • Tiffany August 14, 2015, 2:50 am

    I suddenly started receiving emails from someone calling themself Sgt.Kerl Johnson. He is supposedly stationed in Afganistan. He says he lost his wife to breast cancer 3 years ago,a brother in 9/11 attacks,his 21 year old daughter in a plane crash,and his parents years before. I asked how he got my email,and he claimed off Facebook which is not true due to my settings. I really want to know if he is real because if so I will be a friend but it sounds very fishy! I am in a relationship,and do not want to be contacted by him. Can anyone tell me if this person similarly approached you. Thank you in advance!

  • g August 14, 2015, 4:35 pm

    Should I be alarmed with these conversation?

    G: Do you have an AKO account?
    M: Why do you ask?
    M: you know it’s a must that i get the account.
    G: Do you think you can share that with me?
    M: you mean share my AKO account with you?
    M: what do you need it for?
    G: Just your AKO email address, not the password
    M: who are you?
    M: what do you need my account for?

  • Alexandra August 14, 2015, 5:12 pm

    Well I met a man on a dating website claiming to be in the army overseas. He has a local number that he texts me from but he says that he downloaded special software so he’s able to text me while he’s there. He goes long periods through the day without talking to me saying he’s on patrol. He has said a lot of the things that were mentioned in this article about wanting to be with me and marry me and get a house together and asked me to look for houses. He said that he wasn’t getting paid while he is over there but he said that he is getting a military grant which he will get soon that he plans to use when he gets back to get us a house and car and all. He has not asked me for money, yet. He says he can’t Skype because it could compromise the mission they are on. He plans to email me. I asked for the email with the .mil . I haven’t got an email yet but will keep you posted. He doesn’t want me to tell my friends or family about him till he comes home(too late for that). He hasn’t told his “boys” either stating circumstances that happened to him before. It’s just kind of fishy and I need to know if he is fake or not. I wont send money because I got duped before. Please. I need advice

  • Catherine August 15, 2015, 9:00 am

    Met “Dan Wedekind” on Tinder dating site – in Scotland. Stated was a Surgical Assistant in U.S Air Force and was here on a Seminar and then flew out to Camp Taji in Iraq for 13 months. Communicated several times a day. Then said wanted to retire early and come here to marry me. Said wife died in childbirth 4 years ago and has 2 sons, 13y and 17y. I have plenty of pictures of this supposed Dan and his children and dead adopted mother and father. I was always doubtful and things did not seem to match up or make sense. Then said retired benefit 5 million dollars and needed permission in writing from me to get him an early release. Have reported it but who knows who is behind it. I am shocked and horrified but never fell for it! Disgusting that they are doing this in the name of decent military people and using their photos too!

  • Kay August 16, 2015, 1:42 pm

    THANK YOU THANK
    YOU THANK YOU

  • flora August 17, 2015, 1:55 am

    I met one from the social dating site two weeks ago. He was very romantic and we had been chatted like everyday.he sent me lots of pictures,with his mother,his soldier colleagues,and the name on his uniform was consisted to the name he made. He called himself Jerry Hunt! I believe there is a soldier named Hunt because of the uniform. I want to find the real soldier and tell him be careful of his pictures on the social site, some scammers are stealing them for criminal!

  • Shawntee Brewer August 17, 2015, 12:51 pm

    Do I need military permission to get connected to someone in the army

  • Beverly August 18, 2015, 12:22 pm

    Hi, I was so upset while reading all the comments here. I’m almost a victim of this so called soldier saying his name is Sergeant Larry Pitts . He was very sweet and kind loving and almost perfect prince charming that every girl would dream to be with this guy. He sends me pictures of him and his son and always talking to me almost everyday. We first talking in a dating site and then thru email. He tolds me that he really loves me and wanted to marry me and going to surprise me on my birthday and he will ask for leave because his on a mission now in Afghanistan. And then one day he tolds me that he wanted to hear my voice and he wanted to talk to me. But I need to help him on his phoning service to activated he send me an email address saying it is US Military for communication. usa_armycommunicationunit@yahoo.com this is the email address he tolds me to send mail and ask them to activate phoning service for my husband. This is the respond
    Attn: Beverly *******
    Your request was received. Please provide the following informations
    *Your full name
    *Home address/Let us know more about your location – ZIP.
    *E-mail
    *Phone number
    *Phone service provider
    Military personnel information
    *His/Her full name
    *Army Unit
    *Rank
    *Personnel E-mail
    *Army Base (please select one located in Iraq, Afghanistan or United States Central Command)
    Billing information
    Method of payment preferably Money Gram Transfer or western union, As we have Military UN Agents available for pickup anywhere in the world depending on your location.

    ” I responded to this email and they answer back again asking me $500 USD”

    DEPARTMENT OF THE US ARMY
    Email address: usa_armycommunicationunit@yahoo.com
    Your request was received.
    USA ARMY PHONING DEPARTMENT
    http://Www.army.mil/
    Commanders
    Secretary : The Honorable John M. McHugh
    Chief of Staff : Gen. Raymond T. Odierno
    Vice Chief of Staff : Gen. Dan Allyn.

    Attn: Beverly ******
    Your application was forwarded to me from Base at the US. Due to the reason that the Military Personnel you requested to speak to is a ranking officer and Following the information in the request form you forwarded to our Operating department.
    Here is the payment information of our Military Agent available for pick up via western Union or Money Gram Transfer for your military phoning service activation which is more effective and faster, here is his details which you will send the Charges to……..
    * RECIEVER NAME: USUNOBUN LUCKY
    * COUNTRY:Nigeria,
    * STATE: Edo State,
    * AMOUNT :500USD
    TEXT QUESTION: REASONS
    TEXT ANSWER: PHONING.
    NOTE: After payment of activation fee, kindly scan your payment receipt back for confirmation of phoning activation payment,
    A military phoning service from Afghanistan will be arrange to your location…..
    Reply immediately after charges payment for the phoning activation, we are processing your request as soon as possible.

    Regards
    Usa army communication unit.
    © 2015 THE US ARMY.
    Original Copy

    I was suppose to send money to this person because I really like him and wanted to hear his voice. I’m thankful that before I did such stupidity actions I spend time searching for the answers and I’m thankful I found this very helpful site. I’m just scared that I already give them my personal information.. I hope that people doing things like this will pay for their actions they are not just hurting people like me from asking money but they are living scars from our hearts too :-(

  • crystal August 20, 2015, 10:42 am

    So what if they tell u they are sending a drone box and it is registered to only you and then the company who is sending it is chargeing me 600 dollars to recieve the package and if i dont send the money he will elimanate me he claims to be military doctor

  • crystal August 20, 2015, 11:02 am

    Please i am very scared he told me to email mrs altenbugerrose with american red cross and she will give me directions to recieve the drone box or the parcel

  • Erin Grams August 21, 2015, 3:32 pm

    Anyone talk to a Jared Billy? States his MOS is 13z has a daughter named Teagan lives in Southlake, TX. both parents have passed as well as ex-wife. I asked for a video of him which I received but still unsure if it is a scam or not. Can someone help me to confirm. Please email me at Egrams78@yahoo.com

  • Susan August 22, 2015, 1:18 am

    So my guy is Major Kelvin Hayes in Afghanistan, he detonates bombs and froze his account and cannot get hold of his brother Gary to get funds to come see me on leave, his wife Annie and their daughter Lisa and son Jason were killed n in a auto accident in 2011, he is all alone in this world he does not talk to his mother or brother and wants to make me next of kin when he gets here, after about 4 days talking. …no money is coming from this chic!

  • Kim August 22, 2015, 3:20 pm

    I had been conversing with a soldier claiming to be Major Austin Darby. We meet on a dating website, I sent him a message first. He was pretty good with what he said, claiming to be widowed and getting ready to retire. I grew up in a military household so some of what he was saying just didn’t click. We had only been texting and I asked if we could speak on the phone, and he said he would look into it. He also stated he was now ready to get married again, and maybe I was the one.Well I got an email from his supposed supervisor stating I needed to provide my drivers license or passport to be checked out and then if I would contribute $325 via western union to help fight the war against terrorism, and put it in her name. That was all I needed. I went on different websites, including this one, to help confirm my suspicions. I told him I wouldn’t do it and asked him to send me an email from his military email.. Didn’t hear from him again.

  • Dp August 23, 2015, 9:19 pm

    Has anyone heard of Sgt David Powell (Adams) stationed in Africa on a peace keeping mission. Claims he is from New York. Please if anyone can tell me anything I would appreciate it. I have tryed finding info on him but can’t find anything.

  • Lola Smith August 24, 2015, 4:16 pm

    I had a few scammers in my past. But the saddest thing about it I feel so deeply in love with him.Sgt jossy Bruno station in Nigeria, had me fool every time we talk he doesn’t speak American had a wife but die in a car crash several years ago and left him with a son both parents are also pass away….. His son was put in an orphan while he was deployed….we meet on a dating site called badoo….after a few months he asked for my bank account so he could put money in it… Totally a big (red flag) no I didn’t gave out my bank account information next he was asking for my social security info so he can tell his commander that I’m his wife and needed to make a marriage certificate with both our names on it

  • Alex Estrada August 25, 2015, 4:38 am

    Hi my name is Alex i been talking to this girl Arias mirand for like a month, and want me to pay for her leave she supoosibly is at afghastian kabul, and i get to choose paying for 4 weeks 1.050.00 and 6 weeks 1.550.00 7 weeks 2.150 and 8 weeks honey moon 4.150.. I send a messanger and they reply those fees.. Pls help me idk if she real and no i havent give them money at all im not stupid i need proofs who im talking with!!

  • Amy August 25, 2015, 11:21 am

    Been talking to someone who claims to be currently be in Iraq. I’ve been suspecting that he’s scamming me so I decided I was going to play along and pretend my guard was down. I then asked for pics of him in uniform and he sent them so I now had his last name. I went onto FB and typed in the name and an account for someone came up that is in fact in Army but was just in NC a couple of weeks ago and has not been Iraq in at least 3 years and this person is now currently in Germany. I sent them a Fb message but have not heard back. I told this person I’m talking to that I know he’s a scammer and that I sent the real person a FB message. He claims it’s really his account after he first said it was clone account. I’ve asked him for his AKO email and he won’t send it either. He claims to have a 7 yr old son and wife that died of cancer like 6 years ago. This persons FB is completely public so I can see everything and no mention of any of these things. I’m really hoping the real person gets back to me.

  • Vergara August 25, 2015, 7:49 pm

    Holy macaroni… This article is great because it pulled all the flags out from my relationship with a deployed soldier. He is from Brooklyn, NY and he has one son. He divorced his wife 7 years ago and she stayed with half of his properties.
    He’s name is DavidGraves and he is deployed in South Sudan and he is coming back in two months. But there was something about him I did not believe. Maybe because he kept asking me for my phone number. So, this article will help me a great deal. thanks.
    Stephany.

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