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Army R&R Travel from Overseas


Your soldier has to pay for his own travel back home during R&R when he is deployed overseas.


No, he does not. The military pays for this flight to the airport of his choice. The only stipulation is that whatever airport he flies into is the same airport he must fly back out of when he returns to theater.

Please note there is a scam where unsuspecting people are being told that a “soldier” must pay thousands to return home for R&R. The people are asked to wire money to the soldier to pay for his flight or he won’t be able to come home. This is a scam and not legitimate.

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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  • Ashlyn Bradford November 7, 2012, 4:31 pm

    Yes I too was Scammed out of thousands of $ I barrowed believing in the words, photos and counterfit documents sent to me.

    Why is it that no one seems willing to go Public/On the record about this scam?

    Why isn’t there a entinty that will investigate this Robbery?

    If I walked into a bank and missapproiated $10,000 dollars. I’m certain there would be a way to locate me!

    Sincerely, another one of the thousands of single females being victimized for the past several years, with no assistance, or concern.

  • ROBERT JONES November 8, 2012, 2:04 pm

    COL. Hughes, did you command No Slack @ Fort Campbell back in 2002-2004?

  • veronica November 14, 2012, 6:03 am

    This scammer calls himself Captain Irwin Rooney, claims to have had an abusvie childhood, wife died in car crash, he has one daughter with his sister in canada, But I have done my homework, and have string him along, as I am writing this, he now waiting for the money, which I have not sent. So lads and ladies, learn from it. Never ever send any money to a stranger. I can across this site whilst looking at army scammers. If you look at it they are all similar stories. I am now waiting for him to get back to me or will he?????

    • yoko June 9, 2013, 1:42 pm

      Thanks for sharing your story, I guess I have text with same kind of soldier! he just talked about that it’s going to cost money him to come home!

  • Regina November 14, 2012, 7:22 pm

    I have been talking to two soldiers online both say they need to pay for leave, I have told them both I will not send money e Er. They are both still talking to me… Has anyon heard of leighton keys at or obrien or maj. Gen John Allen?

  • beny November 21, 2012, 9:40 pm

    I have been chatting to a sgt Jack Sutherland he says he is deployed in Kuwait since the begining I am suspicious that he is a scammer, but I wanted to follow the game, he got mad when I sent some links with his pictures reported as scammer, we have only one week chatting and he says I am the woman of his life, he says the same old story that he is a widow with two boys, he is asking me to write to ask for permission to tlk on the phone, but I wont do it because it is strange that an e mail addres of the armi ends with .com instead of .gov am right???

  • J.Williams December 5, 2012, 7:44 pm

    just wanted to say yup i was the stupid one for fallin for that Thomas Watts character and I have to say I did get scammed out of 350.00 . I never knew how cruel and heartless people could actually be until I watched the MTV show Catfish and thats when I started thinkin after this Thomas Watts character had told me that the 350.00 was for his leave cause he had to pay it he then told me he needed money for his flight like 2,000.00. So I started thinking something didnt feel right like it just doesnt make sense I never heard of such a thing so I started questionin him all kinds of questions sometimes the same ones over again and he would always just answer me differently and he would get so mad when i ask him about military questions so thats when I knew I got scammed but I never did send him that 2,000.oo. I hope all this guys who are scammin these military man go down like literally. Im so upset with these characters giving our good troops bad names u know?! So I just hope you guys are working on this or someone is .

  • Cece December 7, 2012, 7:20 pm

    Has anybody been in contact with a guy named Brent Boliver??? Age 38 from Texas(?) Divorced with a 7yr old daughter name Alysia. He states that he is working under contract in Afghanistan with NATO training the Afghan troops. Any help would be greatly appreciated

    • Loretta January 7, 2015, 6:48 pm

      Hello does any one know of sgt mark Scott Plasse from Houston Texas has a daughter named Melissa said he was in Egypt now deployed to Nigeria. Wants me not to say nothing cause he claims he can’t get access to his bank here in the united States so he wants me to help collect his money from army does that sound correct to any one????

  • pamela anderson December 15, 2012, 12:56 am

    yes sgt decker is playing again but i think he thanks everyone is stupid same old story

  • Cynthia McAden December 20, 2012, 9:18 am

    I was ask to be friends with a Gilbert Palmer on Facebook about a month ago. We have been IM on yahoo. He has been saying all the right things until yesterday…..he wishes to be with me for Christmas and he needs me to send him $580 for his luggage insurance. He has really been to sweet to be true and on and on….I was given this information this morning: I can send a Western Union for these monies to: Adams Joseph
    112 Ajose Street
    Victoria Island Lagos
    Nigeria 23401
    Just wanted to let any other women that may be approached by this SCUM BAG impersonating our hard working military!!!!!!! DO NOT SEND HIM ANY MONEY!!!!! He has pictures posted of a military man and his small son that I wish I could find and let him know that these terrible people are posing as him! There should be something we can do to stop these people! If anyone has any suggestions of how I could find the man in the picture and let him or his family know of this FAKE posting I would appreciate it! This is disgusting for anybody to do to our military!!!!!!!
    Thank You

    • Amelia Moore March 28, 2013, 7:04 am

      I have just cut all ties with “Gilbert Palmer ” as he has asked me for the same amount of money for the same thing as you but to be sent through western union to Ermelinda Solelo of Saudi Arabia, he even had the photos you described. He truly had me fooled. My advice to any women who comes across this good for nothing scam artistes to stay clear of him as he says all the right things. I hope one day this guy gets what he deserves.

  • Christal December 26, 2012, 8:04 pm

    I got contacted by an Army medic named Steve Blair. I foud him on skout and it was sayin he is in San Jose. But when I started talking to him more he told me he is over seas. And he said he wants to come home to me but I need to write the army and send 500 bucks. I told him that I didn’t have that kind if money. Then we talked some more and he told me that his daughter wanted to talk to me. As soon as we starter I talk she started calling me mom and saying she couldn’t wait to meet me and all that stuff. Has anyone else heard from these people?? Please email me at scrapmom07@yahoo.com

  • Pb January 11, 2013, 8:19 am

    Hi I e been chattin with a says in he in the army based in afghan his name is James woodford
    Email add jameswoodford78@yahoo.com
    He has never asked for mony or anything says he has applied for leave to cum over
    I really wana know if this guy is for real
    Can u help

    • kerry February 22, 2013, 8:49 pm

      I have been emailing the same person since beginning of December 2012 it seems he is sending a lot of people the same emails. He is a total scammer stay away

      • Emma May 6, 2013, 3:54 pm

        I have been emailing him since December 12, He has said he has needed to pay for flights to get him here and has asked for money. I have never given it to him, when I have refused he has got quite angry with me.

    • Nicola January 29, 2014, 8:10 am

      I too have been emailing and falling for a guy who was so nice named Scott Woodford woodfordscott79@yahoo.com and telling me his son was Tyler Woodford tylerwoodford@live.com, whom he adopted when he was 27. He spoke about having children with me. Then wanted me to send him money for his sons private school fees since his bank accounts were frozen as some of the army accounts were hacked into and money stolen and there was an ongoing investigation being carried out. Got annoyed when I got suspicious and wouldn’t send money. He has sent me two pictures of himself and two of his son, which I would like to post, to help others not fall for this scam and be heartbroken.

  • Margaret Green January 30, 2013, 5:53 am

    Hi I am Margaret in Australia who has “met” am American soldier CSM Carl Anderson on the Love Again dating site, who says he is in Special Forces in Afghanistan ( Kabul) He said that “Stamp Duty ” had to be paid before he could come back to Australia , I was sent various forms by’ US ARMY’ to fill in and email back to them I have copied and saved them , there was even an Australian Bank A/c to send the money to. He said he owns a house in Melbourne . Address is real but I dont know if he owns it?? I have not paid any money and told him I wont , he says he still wants see me when his deployment is over. Is this guy for real!!
    Has anyone else met Carl – His email is dersoncarll@yahoo.com

    • Patricia April 11, 2013, 8:03 am

      Hi Margaret,
      Im Patricia, (Brisbane Austrlia) and a week ago I met CSM Carl Anderson on Be2 website.
      I discovered he was a scam during the first days with our email/chatting.
      I felt that I was receiving emails from 2 people (some mails were forwarded)
      one seems to be serious with good English
      the other one , poor English and trying to convince me that he is a real person.
      He insists to know my address. Today I told him that the only
      way we can talk is trough Skype. He sent to me confidential documents & pictures as well.
      This is unbelievable…
      my email: ledbyjoy66@gmail.com

    • Simone April 23, 2013, 1:12 am

      Hello Margaret
      I would be very interested in the types of emails he was sending you. I meet Carl about a week ago through dating site Be2. I have questioned a number of things he has told me. For someone that corresponds with the Pentegon his english is not as good as I would have expected. He was shipped out to Kabul yesterday. This is about the 5th scam I have hit on this site.
      You know what some people just want to meet someone to spend their time with and it gets ruined with these scams. It has turned me from a caring person to a questioning bit..
      Best of luck

    • mrs manning May 29, 2014, 7:50 am

      i have been contacted by American soldier CSM Carl Anderson who lives in sydney. he has sent me pictures of himself and of his us army id card which i found strange. i emailed him and told him off! he has not asked for money or anything like that but because of the tv show catfish, i.m very suspicious and try to google search images, names etc.

      i would just like to know how this ended with this chap

  • Pb February 4, 2013, 3:45 pm

    Has anyone heard of staff Sargent James woodford
    Currently deployed in afganistan .
    Says he 34 from Michigan
    Says he needs 300 to get to uk to see me us army won’t pay as its not a usa airport
    Wat u think

  • Pam February 6, 2013, 12:58 pm

    Hello, I just got scammed, and it sucks. He is going by the name Sherod Brown. I have talked to the other women on his fb page, and I am hearing all kinds of stories. Beware of this guy…he is smooth. I actually contacted a recruiter about this and he is checking into it for me. I have only met him a couple weeks ago, but he played me pretty good. Finally, before taking him off my friends list…I told him I figured it out and the gig was up! lol I also found a picture of some kid which was under a search engine I came across, which I posted in my message. I asked him if it looked familiar. lol He is reading my messages, and I hope is sweating bullets, for I told him I will not rest till I shut him down. He messed with the wrong woman.

  • Lea February 6, 2013, 1:19 pm

    I met a guy on a UK dating site, who’s profile placed him in England…once we got talking he claimed to be a US solidier with Dual Nationality as his mother was English, and that he planned to settle here in the UK once his tour had finished. He was really very sweet and attentive, sent me photo’s in uniform etc, after a while he said he wanted to take leave to come to the UK and visit me. He stated that the military would pay for his flights, great! Then he came back with he needed 400 pounds sterling for an ‘exit visa’ to leave the base and that he couldn’t access his money whilst out in Afganistan…..that’s when the penny dropped!!!
    How sick are these guys, I can’t believe all the sad experiences posted on here.
    This guy claimed to be called Jerry Moe and uses Yahoo messenger….please be aware of men like this.

    • Tammy May 7, 2013, 4:13 pm

      Lea! I have been in contact with a man named Jerry Moe, he said he lives in Oregon….So sweet and attentive but it started getting weird when he said he was in military and had contract work to do in Africa and that the army makes him pay for his own expenses and then gets reimbursed later. He even sent me his military ID but I am not buying it….Thanks for putting this out here so that others can be informed. If you want I can send you a pic to compare

      • Ann April 19, 2014, 7:11 pm

        Sorry Jerry, Played you two, I bought it to till he said I need Money, 1,800.00
        sent pictures, gave phone number out the hole nine yards
        do they no they can be played too,were not stupid its sad one day they
        will be sorry.

  • Jesse Sanchez February 10, 2013, 5:57 am

    Ive been chatting with a soldier by the name of Victor Castro. He stated that he needs $160 for a comisdion fee to com homr from Libya? Does any one recognize this email Sgtcastro.member@yahoo.com???

  • felix April 9, 2013, 3:22 pm

    I get e mails and chat and pictures from a guy in Iraq, Dempsey Douglas, he wanted me to give him my address so he can send his luggage to my place before his arrival back home. He wants my address in California, he lives in Oregon, so he says he can stop in California and meet me. Go figure.
    I googled the pictures, and it seems the guy exists, God only knows who is using his name.

  • carol maclachlan April 15, 2013, 6:42 am

    hi i have been talking to a guy called harris jones who says he is a us soldier he has asked for all these things but i havnt gave him anything we have fell out over it i sent him copies of scams that were from the usa goverment he says they do that to stop people going with soldiers i just laughed and said you must think i fell out of an idiot tree and hit every branch on the way down hes still emailing me and saying his undying love for me i just let him as hes getting nothing from me but these dating sites should be more protective of women from these preditors i have reported 3 of them but they get back on change there name same picture i think the dating sites should vet them all to see if they are genuine not just in it for the money women have been stalked killed by people like this so its about time they got there act together

  • Sandra May 12, 2013, 1:42 am

    I have been talking to a supposed soldier who is in Nasarawa supposedly . He says his name is Alexander Gibson. He has asked me for money to go home. He says his son is in London and can’t access his account. Has anyone else talked to this person. I meet him on Ok Cupid

  • yoky June 9, 2013, 5:18 pm

    I have been talking to soldier name Joe Milton Ramos. He is an Italian American and in Army who is deployed to Syria. he asked me my address to be his next of kin… and I did.. hope I’ll be safe here. and of course he told me that he wants to come home to be with me. and he have to pay $1500.00 for his leave from Syria. that was yesterday so I started research myself then ended up in here to tell my story.

  • shyn June 20, 2013, 8:09 pm

    i thought im alone i was a victim of this scam $3000.god i never thought that his n0t real his name is sgt.john smith in email johnsmith3074@yahoo.com and i send m0ney to fayese emmanuel olaropo
    Country:nigeria :-(
    I bilieve that one day they would cry till no tear..god will revenge them they a such a bullshit people

  • donnamae December 11, 2013, 4:01 pm

    hi i meet a stg.michael harrison murray in afhanistan and he is askin for me to send 1500 .this his emailsgt.mic48@yahoo.com

  • Charlie January 3, 2014, 12:58 am

    Meet Jim Perez on Tagged.com. First 3 wks him seemed legit. Home & army photos. Senior Sgt MP in USA army; currently in UN work. I got a bit suspicious when he wanted me to send him money so he could phone me. He’s supposedly in Sudan. Had a bad feeling so did some reading up. Read a piece from an army guy who stated that army personal do have access to their own money, they can get their own calling cards, if they are deployed they do not have access to dating sites, techie.com (to email for phone contact) is a scamming site, and the military will pay for leave & flights. I queried JP about all this and he said it wasn’t true and don’t believe every thing you read. Over the past week this guy has changed his tune and become aggressive in his emails – very nasty words coming through now. Wanting the money for phone calls and giving another name and address for Nigera and WestonUnion banking. Any money going to this banking system or Nigera is also a scam. This guy is very good at wait he does – even to telling me (reluctantly) his MOS and sending through a copy of his CAC. The CAC had matched with what I saw on google about these card – ranking and all. This guy is a scammer (and he really didn’t like been told that). He doesn’t let thing go either – he’s very persistent. Still received another 2 emails this morning. Lady’s do not be fooled by this person – who ever is at the end of these horrible emails is not the person in the photos – STOLEN IDENTITY.

    CSM Carl John Anderson – from Elite Dating Site. Only just recently had contact with this one. I see from previous submission that he has done the dating site rounds and is also a scammer. Only had 1 contact with this one but don’t think I’ll be contacting him back. Supposedly and American MP working with Australian Army in Sydney. Divorced. Both parents died at a young age and was raised by his nanny. What a joke.

    I haven’t given any money but was certainly smitten by Perez. He’s a smooth talker. Tread carefully.

  • Naomi gados February 11, 2014, 3:52 pm

    I was talking to this guy called Chris Gibson he sent a friend request on Facebook just friendly chat for a day then he asked if I was married I told him no I have a boyfriend he saidnmy heart is broken and wrote me this long message saying he loved me he was deployed to Africa from america after a few days of this I noticed his English writing was not good then he told me he had no money to get home to his daughter in america and couldn’t access his cash and he had no passport or visa he asked me to help him with money I just knew then he wasn’t real u can’t tell someone u love them when they are a stranger to you so I blocked him.

  • ana March 4, 2014, 2:38 pm

    please I need help find out if my current on line relationship is real or if he is real.
    his email alexander_cahill@yahoo.com
    please need your help.
    thank you Ana Vieira

  • Kim March 12, 2014, 4:09 am

    I was also contacted by one of these scammers. He goes by the name Captain Eric McDaniel. Says he is a widower with a daughter named Sandra and she is in boarding school while he is on his tour. He was in “love” with me after a few days. He wanted me to fill out some forms so he could go on leave and come home. I was very leary of the paperwork & the fact that it wasn’t in proper english like a legal US document would be. I called him out on it & said it was fake. He completely denied it and said I didn’t trust him like he trusts me, blah, blah, blah. He keeps messaging me, but I have been ignoring him. His email is mc_daniel02@aol.com . Be leary ladies. I went with my gut and never sent any money.

  • carla April 17, 2014, 2:27 pm

    I met a guy caption john Cannon, serial mth ago station in Afghanistan says he needs 1500 th cme home to me , any help on this man he seems very sweet don’t know What to do,, HELP

  • Seeker May 22, 2014, 10:37 am

    I have been talking to a stg. Kelvin Keenee who said his wife cheated on him and he divorced her, he has a girl name Jane. He said his parents died and left him 5 million dollars. He said he got scammed after chatting with a woman online, she got him to lend her money by letting her have his bank acct to take money out, and she took out five times each time $10,000. After the fifth time the bank contacted him and he had the bank lock the account up before his deployment. Later he met me in a dating website and it’s been a year, I sent away more than $60,000 still have no way to get him out.

    His email is stgkelvinkeenee@yahoo.com please don’t believe him. I don’t understand how in the world the army would leave him stranded in England for over a year. No matter what explanation I gave him regarding the unbelievability of his excuses, he would be upset and said he can only sit me down and explain to me when he gets back. Well I wanted to believe and help but one whole year of heartaches and loosing lifetime savings plus all my entire 2013 income, with nothing left for myself and he is still burning me all my income and every source of whatever money i can generate and borrow. I am grieved to the bones and dying. Don’t think I can keep going like this. Don’t know why I just keep believing.

  • D May 22, 2014, 6:02 pm

    Any one heard of Micheal Leal in army?

  • Donna May 22, 2014, 6:07 pm

    Met a man named Michael Leal that is stationed in Houston, Tx and in the Army. Born in Germany. Anyone ever heard of him? Thanks

  • Susanna Croasdale June 1, 2014, 6:17 am

    I was interested to read the number of people in Australia attemptedly being scammed by CSM Carl Anderson – well he’s operating in the UK too. Was suspicious from the off with his outlandish claims and very poor English for a man who supposedly works with governments. I had the pics nd documents sent but thankfully my sister is a Police Inspector and he is under investigation – posing as an American Officer (MP) will result in serious ramifications for him. Don’t be drawn in by his orphaned past – he’s a liar.

    • Zoya June 14, 2014, 2:16 pm

      This man Carl, now is operating in Germany, using other dating sites. Pretending to be the US Army Adviser here in Frankfurt, Germany. Here is a part of his last letter:
      Hi Zoya,

      Thanks for the message, how you doing and work? lovely to read from you. its always amazed me reading through your messages cos you speak from the heart with pure honestly.

      Sure, i would have love to meet with you in person just to get to know more better, sure i understand your situations and i must respect that cos you will definitely understand me if am to be in your shoes.

      I will be staying here much longer as i have told you !!! Am assigned as the New Special Adviser between the US and German Army. guess i will be staying here much more longer, but i have free routine and off while am still here.

      I have some important meeting to attend in Munich regards some security measure happening in Afghanistan,Ukraine, Syria and the kidnap girls in west africa country Nigeria. i just have to be there and make sure i share lots of ideas and high lightening security measures on this nations. wish me well lol.

      Sure i will wait patiently till we meet in person in September during your free time and might travel with you to your home land if you want me to or accept my proposal coming with you, but only if you promise to take very good care of me. if yes then after visiting your homeland you will definitely visit mine as well but i will respect your decision still.

      Your indeed very lovely and sweet to be with, can’t wait to meet with you in person.

      I have attach my children pictures with me, my parents and when i was much Younger, hope you like them all.

      You take very good care of yourself for me.
      The letter is from today – 14.06.2014.
      The Grammar is bad, even for me, as I am Bulgarian. I was just looking an information about him.
      Thanks a lot. He is using the same lies about the parents, the kids, Australia etc.
      Have a nice day.

  • Sherrie R June 7, 2014, 3:58 pm

    Been talking with a Captain Peter Kerr says he is on a classified mission in Libya, ask me to send 200.00 so we can setup phone so he can call. Met him on OK Cupid his yahoo mail and messenger address is kerrpeter64@yahoo.com. Trying to find out if this valid. Please helppppppppppppp meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Thank you

    • Stacey Abler June 9, 2014, 8:48 pm

      Any time they ask for money it’s a scam. Tell him if he’s really a Captain, he’s making plenty of money to pay for a phone call. :)

  • Zoya June 17, 2014, 5:21 pm

    Dear girls,
    Please do not trust easily and do not send money. Here are some features of the scams I experienced:
    -very soon falling in love: 1-2 days
    -never will meet you on a video talk
    -if there is a video talk, always is a problem with the picture. You will hear mainly the voice
    -if there is a picture, the voice will come from the side and the lips of the picture are not moving as the voice is talking : that is a computer imitation.Do not trust. Ask them to write on a list of paper
    your name and the words “I love you”. They cannot do this .Will tell you that there is no paper or something else.
    -many of them prefer the phone calls. You may use Skype on the phone as well or the messenger.Why should you pay money for that? They are using you again.
    -many of them have little children, whose birthdays are just this week or this month,Should send money for a present.
    Please, dear friends , everyone is searching for love or a intimate relationship.But it is not by sending money. Do not pay a dollar, even for phone calls. He who loves you will think about how to help you , not to use you!
    When you refuse the money, you will see the real face of these men. No money, no funny! Many of them are not in the USA.They are in Ghana, Nigeria, Mallaisia etc. Many of them are youths 20-25 years old.
    Be careful with meeting them as well in person. Some of them are “working” in groups.Meet always in a public places, with many people around. Take care of yourself. You deal with criminals.
    Be safe!Be blessed.

    • sba July 12, 2014, 10:15 am

      Had met this guy through Match.Com.Au, a certain CSM Carl John Anderson, parents died during his younger age, it was Nanny who took care of him, his father from US and mom from Sydney. Working in US Army as an Australian Adviser, assigned/ lived in Victoria Army Barracks. Presently, deployed in Kabul, Afghanistan and always mentioning working with his General. Today , he sent me a copy of his confirmation deployment and forwarded his Army ID with photo. He sent me photos and trying to tell about his love and searching for the right woman in his life that he’s very sincere and true…he like to have my full name and address but I will not send him any….but to stop emailing with him, he’s a SCAMMMMM and just wasting my time dealing his LIES and his intention to get money I am sure. Sooo girls take care of him, I am sure he is impersonating some Military officer’s name and using their photos. I hope one day, this kind of people will end up in the prison, sure it’s a group of people keep changing their names, email address, using other photos, etc. for the money they would like to get from people they tried to cheat! BEWARE!!!

  • Wendy Cheshire June 27, 2014, 12:28 am

    I was recently contacted by a Garry R Marshall. We have been talking about 2 wks then he said that he feels like he is in love with me. Said his wife died in car accident and he has a 7 ywarbold son named Alex. Said that he is stationed on deployment for 7 mths and is wanting to come homenand meet me. After cpl wks he said thatni would have to request from his boss a leave request. He gave a an address to his boss colonel. gilbert101@gmail.com and ask for lewve. I did and got a reply in 3 or 4 hrs that said it was approved but I had to pay cause he had only been deployed for 7 mths. That I had to send 450.00 us to address they provided to pay the dod for leave and he come home in 24 hrs. Then once it was verified then the dod would resend me my money within 24 hrs of verifying him landing safely. We have been tlk bout 3 wks now but he says that if I can’t pay for his leave then he still loves me and wants to he with me anyway. Idw what to do? If I don’t send then he can’t come home to me and if I do and he is fake imnout 450.00. How can I find out if he is real or fake? His info is Garry R Marshall from new orleans. He said he was born feb 14, 1967. Stationed in lybia hut wants the money sent western union to ondo, ondo Nigeria. That the postnoffices and western unikn innlybia was destoyed. PLEASE if you have any info let me know don’t want to miss love but also don’t want money stolen. Thank you wendy feom texas

  • Patty July 18, 2014, 2:13 am

    I have been corresponding to a soldier I met on Facebook claiming to be stationed in Libya and now is in Nigeria and I admit to have paid for his leave and flight fee. His next claim was that he’s retiring from the army and wants to deposit his pay into my account because he can’t access it but that I have to pay $7000 for it to be deposited into mine. Is this true? If not the bank will seize it. How can I tell this isn’t a scam. Please. I need guidance. He goes by name Roy Adams. I have not sent more money.

    • Stacey Abler July 19, 2014, 8:46 am

      He asked for money – that’s the only thing you need to know that it’s a scam. Why would he need $7,000 to initiate a change in a deposit? When you go to your bank, do they charge you $7,000 to make a deposit? You’ve given him money in the past so now he’s just going to keep coming up with more reasons why he needs more. Please stop sending him money.

      • Patty July 23, 2014, 1:04 am

        Thank you. Though now he claiming that the bank is going to seize it and that we’ll both face criminal law. He has his funds in the bank of Africa (BAU). And that a friend of his loan him $5500 and that I just pay the rest.

        • Patty July 23, 2014, 1:05 am

          Is this something I should worry about or should I just blow him off.

  • Veronica August 3, 2014, 9:25 am

    Has anyone heard from a Sgt Mark Raymond.

  • melissa August 20, 2014, 11:51 pm

    Has anyone heard of a soldier named Lucas Crouch Jeff…suppose to be 1st class Sargent in army…suppose to be in Africa…would appreciate any and all
    Information… Suppose to be 45 with an 8 yr old daughter….suppose to live in Colorado Springs Colorado when in the USA…any info would be greatly aporeciated

  • Ann September 8, 2014, 10:42 pm

    I have been talking to this guy in Afghanistan his name is sgt James Benjamin he tells me he needs money for his retirement fund and he also needs money for his food stuff he friended me on Facebook then deleted his Facebook I would hope he isn’t lying but the more I read on here the more I think it is a scam I have not sent him any money nor am I going to.

  • Kimberly September 17, 2014, 5:18 am

    Im engaged to a man by the name of fredriksen carver he is suppose to be stations near congo africa.. he says he wanted to come home to marry me… he has hidden all his friend on facebook. so i cant see them and wont put his status hes in a relationship, He said his wife die due to breast cancer, and has one son 9 years old. well he had me to filed for his leave he gave me the email i had to send the informations too but they wanted money to fil the leave for him to put him on vacations. I have not sent money and i will not… because i think he is a scam if im wrong… im sorry.

  • Laura Luther November 5, 2014, 3:38 pm

    Has anyone been contacted by James Underwood? He sent me a friend request on fb. Im suspicious. We talked a little through pm on fb. His fb page has no info. except that he is in the army and has a profile pic. Instead of saying he is stationed in Kuwait he says he ‘lives in Kuwait. Also for languages he put ‘American’ english. Who says that?!?

  • Ann November 9, 2014, 10:58 pm

    Hi stacey

    I have some time talking to a person who claims to be a Canadian soldier… we don’t speak much… and when he speaks to me is to tell me he is ok, or he can stay from 10 to 30 minutes… once 40 minutes and we skype with cam and everything… he didn’t told me he was in the army at the beginning, after a while of me asking tons of things he told me… he is reserved… and he says he is a captain, but he doesn’t like me to call him that way lol… now he told me he has to go on a solo mission and he will have another identity… like undercover or something like that… and that he can’t use his money or accounts… I ask him if I could send him money and he told me not to… he didn’t told me where he was going either… but I am scared of thinking he can be a scam because I really like him… what do you think?

  • Luara November 19, 2014, 5:25 pm

    Captbenardkelvins@yahoo.com and benardburke@yahoo,com
    Claims he is divorced and in Iraq, been in military 28 years had a som who died of cancer. Asks for money for a leave from military and ask for money for flight home 4500. Who sends that kind of money to someone they have never met. His English is bad he says he is Spanish. He wants to retire this year from service. Claims love love love. He has used this same email 2 years ago and is on a few scammer sites. doesn’t have a email ending in .mil so he is not military and a person doesn’t hack into military email and just gets a new one. The govt gives them a email. ending in .mil

  • X November 20, 2014, 4:31 pm

    Has anyone heard of a Mark Davy? Also hides his friends on Facebook

  • d d December 1, 2014, 8:58 pm

    this guy huge scammer. He says his name Albert Bill Holland, Omg! He claims to lost his wife and his daughter has one of his livers and he has another. She goes to college in Arabris. He was in Nigeria. He was coming to the states. I was an idiot did help him. He sent horrible txt messages to me because supposedly he was to go prison he got stuck in his travels at the Emirate and was caught with narcotics. He was to connect to Amsterdam and all of a sudden I find out about that. I than get an email from a lawyer saying about his whole thing and he needs 7000 or goes to 6 months to jail. Excuse me get an email from a lawyer. I was than communicating with someone who supposidly worked for the Emrites her name luz Ruz she did not. She was in on this to. Albert told her He was my husband I said no he is not so that set Albert off changed it all. Plus you think I was giving 7000 or even 5000 I think it was reduced to. Huge Huge Con artist!!!! I am sooo upset about this and need to make sure if he is till doing this do not communicate with him. He was in a dating site also Date Hook Up.. I believe he lives in florida.

  • DA December 11, 2014, 10:07 pm

    Hi, I think my friend has been catfished…
    My sons friend from school has a hard working mom who is really struggling. A few weeks ago she ahowed me a pic of her bf who was stationed in Afghanistan. She said he was finally getting out and coming home to Ft. McCord.
    Yesterday she tells me he flew to London (on a commercial flight) and ended up spending his money on lodging. He needed $1100 for a ticket. Some other disaster happened and now he needs another $1500. She gave him all her money and is now going to be homeless but still believes him!!
    Supposedly his dad and him aren’t talking and his mom is dead. Anyone else with a similar story?

  • jane wobschall December 31, 2014, 9:22 am

    Ive been talking to a soldier serving in afghanistan his name in michael ryan intosh hes from london england.hes now askin for money to send to ghana says he cant get to his sccount..please help im disabled

  • Clair Hansen January 7, 2015, 9:43 pm

    anyone heard of a Harris Cole based in Kuala Lumpur??

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