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Online Soldier Scam

I met a girl online. For two months she seemed nice. Then she said I could request leave on her behalf and she gave me an email address. I wrote to it. They answered immediately asking me to fill out 1 form. I did it. The next day they asked me to Western Union $2350 to her replacement in Ecuador and she would be granted leave within 12 hrs. After this, since I had been skeptical for a while, I called her on it and she erupted. The forms have two other “officers” names on them. The forms were so bogus. They listed the Dept of Defense at an address not in the Pentagon, but at Washington DC, WA. Since I called her on the scam, she said I better be careful before I get myself in trouble and that she knows where I live and my child’s name. Is this a common scam? Should I be worried? I have all the forms and documentation and IP address. Help me.

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This is becoming a very common scam. First, the military does not ask civilians (relatives or otherwise) to write to request leave for a soldier. This is all handled by the soldier. Secondly, there would not be an exchange of money involved with it.

Quite a few that have contacted me about similar scams have said they and their families were threatened when they refused to send money (or refused to send more money). If I were in your shoes, I would contact the authorities in your area. You may also contact a CID (Criminal Investigation Division) for the branch of service she was claiming to be.

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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  • sonya seaman April 19, 2010, 11:12 pm

    I need help, I have been scammed I think—- I am older and got sucked in— need advise on what to do fform here…

    • Army Spouse April 20, 2010, 10:19 am

      The best thing you can do is to contact the local authorities about it. I’m sorry this happened to you.

  • louise webster June 20, 2010, 7:28 pm

    i have a soldier telling me he has funds to be paid to have active duty …. i have looked on military sites and it does say this is the only chargeble leave im so sceptical can u help he is stationed in iraq i know his mos number and his rank ….

  • diane February 1, 2012, 4:21 pm

    i recently met a soldier on line at a dating website about 60 days ago, he asked me to add him to my yahoo IM n gave me his email address thats how we been talking, we’ve basically talked everday since .he is in afghantian n a sergant he sent pic n everything. we even had a webcam once, he saw me but he said it was against the rules for him to webcam. he also mention that his sister commmicates to him by satilite calls thats the only means of voice communication there n if i wanted to that i can put in a request n gave me the website ****** now he also stated that he love me n when he gets home[nyc] that he wants to get engaged n get married this 2012 n he also wants me to move in with him in his house. he has never asked me for money or anything n basically speaks of the things he’s has[ house car no kids n wants a family]

  • diane February 1, 2012, 4:43 pm

    Part Two well the thing is he said that he will be coming home jan 30,2012,the last time that i heard from him was jan 15,2012, when he sent pic to my email at my request n said i love u. i havent heard from him since now there was a time when i didnt hear from him in about 3days n he said that the server was really acting bad n that he has really been busy. n i believe that to be true because it was saying that he was offline n i was chatting with him at the time . i also asked him if u have a hidden agenda please leave me alone, his reply was i’ve never been fake he is to old for games n please dont doubt his love for me. my question to u is is he scaming me is he for real n why havent i heard from him? he also stated that they get medical ck before meeting with there familys . could u please help me understand ? happens when they fly back into the USA DO THEY GO TO BASE 1st or maybe he didnt leave on this day or he’s full of shit. i really do believe he is sincere about the things he has been saying to me. please help me

  • Me November 14, 2012, 7:58 pm

    I have been talking to someone . He says he is in the army . He said he was coming to see me . Well now he says he can’t get his pay yet has to pay some kind of tax before they will give him is pay. That kind of put up red flag .
    Is there anyway to look these people up to see if they are for real.
    Thanks for you help

  • nicole April 12, 2013, 11:01 am

    is there any way to look up on these scamming supposedly soldiers

  • leiloa Koestel September 12, 2013, 1:40 pm

    Stacy, I just want to say, thank you for this page, it explained a lot on been scams. I was, also a victims.

    Thank you again.

  • barbara September 16, 2013, 12:10 pm

    i met this soldier from this site and he gave me the i’m lonely and i want to get to know you i like you etc yesi thought that this is a good website so why not be friend him stupid me this is the second time for me to get scammed (well not really cause i’m not stupid) he was a captain and going to retire soon to get out cause he finely has someone to come home too.. ok fine he sent me a copy of his retirement certificate signed by the secratary of the army checked that out not try but i let him hang himself some more.. well then he said he was coming home this very week.. he even sent me his conformation of his flight well guess what he got arrested at the dubai airport for illegal possion of some contraban some gifts he was bring to me so he gets someone to e-mail me saying he needs 7,000 to pay a fine yeah right i dont believe this for a minute is there anyway to find out if this true ? i really want to know what to do i have saved every e-mail from this guy

  • Sally July 31, 2014, 7:38 am

    Hi stacy, i met a guy in online dating site, he said, he is working as a bodyguard of the 1 of the delegates in united states (us emabassy ) in afghanistan, he is retired marine master sergeant e-8, he said he is waiting his visa to leave afghanistan to visit philippines, it is possible that he need a visa? Or there is an automatic visa for them?

  • Cg August 17, 2014, 4:35 am

    Hi I just met a guy who is in the military. We’ve been talking every day. He was just deployed. But he wanted for us to continue communicating. Well he told that I needed to ask for permission to communicate with him. He gave me the email I did send the request for permission, and unfortunately they asked me to pay $350 money gram or western union. We’ll I did send it. And yes we are communicating. But he will be on mission and told me that we are not going to be in touch. I already told him that I did some research on those who scam people specially women. He got offended and mad. It’s my first time meeting a military man through the Internet. I need help please

    • Stacey Abler August 22, 2014, 7:56 pm

      It’s a scam. There’s no reason to pay to communicate.

    • Claudia January 7, 2016, 2:46 pm

      Happend to me now .. But i blocked him thanks to this site showing me that what 8 though is righr.
      All the information I been looking the last 2 weeks since the first time he talk about money. He ask me for connection exactly 350 but, by mail 450 saying that the ” Captain” in charge of administrarion can recieve by Western or Moneygram. But the details are from california and is for real in Washington.
      I knew since the very first time that is so wrong. Legal things in USA are VERY CLEAR and this wasn t.
      I m so glad that I follow my feelings.. And I never send him my details or Money.
      He also use a name for a soldier how is dead Anthony Walker but his e mail said Jason Morgan and he is 48 . But his speaking is more like younger and meet him on Tinder . He is now there
      6/01/2016
      Thank you very much

  • mele September 3, 2014, 5:47 pm

    Hey there! I have two guys I’ve been chatting to, one says he is in Nigeria and the other one in Kuwait. How can I find out if these people are real

    • Amanda November 19, 2015, 3:46 pm

      I have started chatting to a soldier claims to be in the un sent me photos and one of his id badge. The only things he’s told me are his parents are dead, he wanted an itunes card which I’ve declined, and he says he has an agent at a camp in Egypt. Is this a scam?

  • linda September 12, 2014, 2:23 am

    I met a guy on a online dating site and he said that he need 3000 for replacement so he can come and marry me. I would not send the money, then it went down to 1500, and I still refused to send the money it went down to 750. I would not send him money, so he asked me to apply for an online banking card so he could put his money on the card. I may be a little lonely, but not stupid.

  • Debi October 3, 2014, 2:30 pm

    Was wondering if anyone knew the name Joshua Nicholson or Chris Nicholson, been talking to him for 16 months says his sons name is Chris, he is on facebook goggle hangouts, seen him on skype and lots of pictures and emails and texts from a google number.

  • Carol October 11, 2014, 6:35 am

    I wrote to you a few days ago this guy Jones Bradley is using Bradley Jones the footballer for Liverpool, name and address as his I.D he is also in Germany as the code 0049 is a German code I hope you can do something to catch these scammers.

  • Lenlen November 19, 2014, 12:51 am

    I met a soldier in FB who said he is a 4star general assigned in Syria but wanted to go to my country and file his retirement. He instructed me to acquire certificate of legal exit from a barrister then asking me to pay the Agreement Exit Classic and Agreement of Insurance Documents amounting to 1500$ and should be sent through Western Union or Money Gram Transfer. My man i met in the website said he can not send this amount since theres no way for them to send since they are in war country. Im so confused what to do, is this kind of SCAM? Please can you help me find Gen. Benjamine Hartson if he

    is really real? Pls , make this between us only..thank you..

    • JP February 7, 2015, 1:46 am

      Its a SCAM! A real General will NOT tell you a story like this. A real General will not have money problems that he will tell you about and the military will help a real General in trouble, he will not ask a one civilian for help on anything. Please ignore whoever that person is. Hopefully you haven’t been scammed yet.

  • joann December 23, 2014, 4:22 pm

    i met a guy on facebook said his name is richard edward dob 080560 he said he was from south carolina and he was a sweet talker messaged him from aug to dec and he kept telling me about him self his parents died he wanted to meet me, after 2 months he loved me and i was oh wow he does not even know me red flags started going up then he said he was in special ops was going to retire soon and want to move to my home town, then of course he wante me to send him a iphone 6 of s5 i told him i dont have that kind of money so that was that, then he asked to send me his luggage because he did not have anyone else i said ok, then the big blow came he said jatt couirer need me to send $1000 to release his luggage to me from Malisia customs i said i dont have that kind of monet and he begged and said he had lots of funds in his luggage, i thought about it and said to my self why do you need money in the middle of a war dont make sense, so i got on the internet and read your post so i asked him to send me his ako email and he said who was telling we all this crap, i also told him to quit using our military guys pictures to get what they want, He got pissed off but i told him why does he need money over there its not like he can go to the mall or something he said it was stupid for him to lose 500,000 over $1000 and i did not want to help him and i told him like i said i dont have that kind of money so he quit messeging me, I did copy the pictures he was using on facebook there was 3 of them and they dont even look the same, is there a way i can find out who these guys are i am sure they would like to know there pictures are being used just wondering…
    thank you for your time i am from Texas

  • sandi gross February 18, 2015, 12:14 pm

    I met a guy that says hes in the army.he applyed for medical leave.and told me i had to send a letter to them that states he will be with me during his leave time.so they know where he is.please explain that to me

  • Vickie Dobson May 13, 2015, 3:24 am

    I am a very recent widow (less than 9 months), and I believe I have been scammed by a man claiming to be a 4 Star General based in Kabul Afghanistan. We hooked up on face book in March, and imagine my surprise when early this morning he asked me to marry him. He claims to be a widow with two young boys ages 12, and 8. When I asked him about his wife, well this is what he said “I hate talking about her.” When I asked him for his us.army.mil address he said I couldn’t have it because “it is under maintenance right now with our head base” NOT HEADQUARTERS. I am from El Paso, Texas; home of Ft. Bliss I have been around the military all my life this is all a bunch of garbage! How do I stop this guy? I received a form, (for his leave which is to begin May 25th) printed it, filled it out, signed it, scanned and emailed it back to a strange address. He told me that it would take $7,500 to bring him home, and that he couldn’t access his bank account from Kabul. I know for a fact that he is lying, but since I have not and will not send him money is there any thing that I can do to stop him from scamming someone else?

  • susan lambert May 27, 2015, 8:56 am

    Confused. Every thing I read. Does not sound like this guy?? I don’t see any photo that he is using on a any scam site?? I toldvhin up front I m unemployed no accounts no money!! He keeps wanting to chat. He knows no info!! Real or fake. I do have a pic he sent me. But I deleated the original email.

  • Audrey Thompson July 30, 2015, 8:29 pm

    So, I guess I have now joined the ranks of middle aged women who have been scammed. It is not the first time, unfortunately, but I promise that it will be the last. The first time it was a preacher who conned me. This time it is by a man named who goes by rhe name Alex Solis Phair, who has told me that he is a captain serving in the U.S. Army stationed in Afghanistan. As I read the various stories from countless other women, this story sounds so very similar I wonder if this is the newest fad or trend. Of course, no one starts out with the intentions of being scammed. This relationship was built over time, months in fact, and a relationship was established because I truly had a desire to believe that love is possible to be found even if on line.

    We communicated over the course of 6 months first started on Hangouts, on Google+, and then later it progressed to Yahoo messenger. I was never leery, and this is the scary part, when I should have been. He had me at “hello!” Who does that? So, that just goes to show you that sometimes, as women, and men, we can be so thirsty as to believe just about anything that anyone tells us because it is what we actually wanted to hear. So, I am writing this today, not to point fingers, but to accept the fact that most of this could have been avoided had I been a little bit discerning, and used some simple common sense and wisdom before sending this guy any of my money, or wasting my time on nonsensical lies.

    But it started out very slow, even though within two days, Alex told me that he was in love with me. Boy,how flattering is that! He told me that he is originally from Spain, but lived in the U.S. His parents died tragically in a crash, and it is suspected that relatives are involved for the “inheritance.” He is now widowed, even though he later told me that his wife died right before he was married to her, which would by all intents and purposes make her his fiance, right? But, I was not asking him too many questions, but I was just listening to him talk. Yet, when I later asked him specifically how the wife/fiance died, he said it too was in a car accident . . . details too painful for him to talk about. Even though early on there were inconsistencies and red flags in the things he told me, I listened intently. So, he has one son named Daniel who is taken care of in France by his fiance’s mother (Debbie). Alex’s son is now approximately 5 years old. He has attached pics of himself in military fatigues with the name on the chest clearly visible, and photos of him with his son, and all looking very much like him, in all the pictures that were shared. I looked for these details, even though they could have been age variations in these photos, they all looked very much like the same guy. According to him, Alex has been in the military for about 13 years. He is scheduled to end this special tour of duty in December 2015. But, now that he is in love with me, and wants to marry me, after only chatting with me 6 months, he would like to arrange a special leave. Now, he tells me that many of his mates in the army use a method of “sneaking out.” They use bribes to pay their military commanders and they arrange for them to sneak out as civilians using civilian aircraft rather than the military planes. This fee is sent via Western Union, or Money Gram, and is sent to supposed travel agents directly responsible for making the flight arrangements. This fee ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. The unique thing that happened in this instance with me is that I really fell for this guy. I wanted so much to believe that he was really in love with me. I sent the money, not once but twice. The first time I arranged for him to be sent home, the day that he was to arrive at Bush International Airport, (I had even seen what I believed as the flight itinerary/ticket). Yet, on this day I begin to get a series of text messages on my personal cell phone from a woman claiming to be a woman that was also involved with Alex and in love with him who is also serving in the military with him. Her name is Helena. She states that he dropped her immediately upon becoming involved with me, and that he has become so distant and cold with her, that she hacked into his Gmail account and has now blocked me from being able to access him anymore. And she changed his password so even HE cannot access his own account as well. Also, she has now reported his unauthorized leave to the military police and they are now arresting him at the airport in Houston, and I will never see him again! She begins to call me all sorts of names and mocking me, and telling me that she is coldhearted, but that I deserve no less for taking her boyfriend. Of course I am distraught at all this news and devastated, because of all that is happening, but never once did I think at this point that I am being scammed or defrauded.

    After this, I begin to get all sorts of anonymous telephone calls from a woman, and she would simply hang up. It was some days, but I finally got a text message from someone stating that they were also in the military with Alex, and his names is Jones. Jones states that Alex is in very big trouble as he has been apprehended by the military police and is now locked up. He may lose his job, but that Alex has contacted Jones to tell him to please contact me. He wants me to connect with him on Yahoo Messenger now rather than on G+. Of course all of this should have been a red flag to me, but having never served in the military, I do not know their protocols and if they are allowed internet access even if imprisoned. Doesn’t make any sense to me, hey, but what do I know?

    I was just so very grateful to hear some news that I thanked Jones for relaying this information to me, and I begin to IM Alex on Yahoo Messenger as he instructed where we continued to communicate for months thereafter. He tells me that he is so hurt and sorry that Helena has done this to “us.” She was so jealous and angry, and while he should have told me everything about her, he didn’t want me to know because it was in his past. Now, he is being sent back to Afghanistan to serve a harsh penalty in the “second” camp. It is going to be hard but, he did not lose his job. Now, Alex sounds very convincing to me all up to this point, I did not have any reason to suspect that all this was just a scam to get my money. Even though, he asked me to send some “little funds” to his son Daniel and Grandma Debbie because they were going to some hard times now. So whatever I could send was appreciated. He would ask me almost weekly to send $100 to $200 for their care, and I did send it via Western Union or Money Gram. He gave me an address and a phone number for Grandma Debbie, but one time I tried to call that number and the international phone operator told me that I had an incorrect number. I asked Alex about this, and he responded that she recently lost her phone and so it was no longer a working number and she currently does not have a phone. I then asked him for her email address because to my knowledge he communicated with her on Yahoo Messenger, but he replied that “grandma is not the online type!” I did not press the issue, but stated that since I am to be “his wife,” in the event that something should happen to him, I should be able to contact her. Thinking back all of this sounds so very bizzarre that I wonder about my own sanity for being involved in such stupidity. But, this was an elaborate scheme that was rehearsed and many people were implicit in participating in it. I sent money on several different occasions to travel agents both in the states and in Antigua and Barbuda. One was named Kathlyn Phillip in Antigua, and there was one in Belleview Illinois named Laura Rys. I sent money to Steve Dingman who was a supposed friend of Alex who assisted him financially, and who received the money when Alex asked for a cell phone. A mate was coming back to the camp and he was going to arrange for the phone to be given to the mate to bring back to him. As I type now, it sounds so ludicrous, but I really did not question this at the time. I wanted to believe this stupidity, so I guess I got my just dessert here. But, I sent him $180 for a cell phone, and he never called me one time with it!!! He says that immediately when he received the phone that a woman turned him in to his military superiors and they took the phone from him because it was a breach of military security. He said that they were holding the phone for him and that whenever he left the camp it would returned. Heavy sigh . . . there are just too many details but as the story unfolds, we attempt one more time to get Alex home for a 31 day visit. This time, I send to Western Union payments and Money Gram payments to someone named Daniel Akinde in Lagos Nigeria. Then, FINALLY, my headlights came on! Now, I begin to get the inclination that something is very wrong here. It wasn’t when he called me a Mother F’er when he got angry at me because he thought that I was out cheating on him when I did not respond right away to his instant messages. It wasn’t when he threatened to block me when I refused to borrow money from a loan shark to get him home, and he became angry saying that I did not trust him, and he could no longer be involved with someone who did not trust him. No, it was not until I heard that money was being requested to be sent to Lagos Nigeria that my intuition kicked into full gear. I had hear all sorts of horror stories about scams coming out of Nigeria. This was a big one. I could not over look it, but now I was into this guy emotionally and financially. He had promised to pay me back upon arriving in the states. I was meeting him this time at the airport because he promised to give me his Honda Cross Tour as a gift and we were planning on driving back to where I live from Texas. So, I had purchased a one way ticket to Houston, Texas. So, imagine my horror when I realized that this all was sounding like a scam. I began to panic and get filled with anxiety. My whole family was waiting to meet mama’s new mystery boyfriend . . . I HAD BORROWED FROM EVERYBODY I KNEW TO GET HIM HOME, including my children!”

    Now, Alex is telling me in addition to the $2200 I had already wired to Daniel Akinde, in Lagos Nigeria, now there are BTA fees. Basic Travel Allowance of $480 I must send that he will not spend, but has to show in order to be allowed to leave the country. I began to research what are BTA fees because I had never ever heard of this term before. This is where I began to understand that I had been involved in a very elaborate scheme to defraud me out of my money. When I saw this I was horrified. Needless to say, though at Alex’s insistence, I still send an additionally $480. Then, in NO LESS THAN AN HOUR, Daniel Akinde and Alex were texting me telling me that the BTA fees were too low and now I had to send an additional $500 or he would be stranded at the airport. I tell you that I knew with everything in me that this was a scam. There was no way out of it but to just drop OUT! I knew this guy was lying but I had invested so much money up to this point that I really did not want to believe that this was what it was. I sent an additional $500!!!! Yes, I did . . . because even with all of that I wanted to still believe that there was a slim chance that he may be able to come home. That is when you know that you are the victim of self delusions and denial. So, I cannot fault Alex, or what ever this guy’s real name is, because I made taking my money all too easy for him. I failed on so many levels to just use basic common sense that the saying that we used when I was a kid came to my mind: If you find a fool, bump his head! This is what we used to say as children. Alex found me to be a big fool, and I was all that and then some. I say that it was this last $500 that did it, and even after sending it his greed kicked into over drive because now he wrote me to tell me thank you for sending the additional BTA fees, but now they won’t allow him to leave without his paying an additional $420 because he missed his original flight because of the low BTA fees. So, if I could just send the $420, we will be together at last. This sound so so unreal, I can barely type this, but it is all true. It really happened. But, fortunately, this is where I shut it down, and I did not let on to him that I know that he is just a scammer sitting at some cyber cafe scamming me for all the money he can get, but I just stopped replying to test messages an Yahoo messages. I haven’t let on but I told him Goodbye, no more money is coming. He keeps texting me, and Daniel Akinde was actually calling me from Nigeria but I refused to answer. Now, I just want this story to get out because I want people to really learn from my horrible mistake. I refused to look at all the cues and all the signs that I got early on but refused to look at because “I” wanted to believe a lie! I wanted so much for someone to love me that I was willing to overlook truth in order to believe the lies they were telling me. Alex could not spell, he spoke in broken English, and he even sounded rather illiterate at times. But the thing that I fell for was his innocent way of professing his love for me. Yes, he may have been illiterate, but love is from the heart. I fell for that illusion and this is how I was deceived so easily. In this instance this man spun a web of lies and I fell for it because I wanted to. I guess this is why I am sharing this with you all to day. Alex is just the figment of somebody’s imagination. When I Google his name, it does not even come up in the search. He probably does not even exist. Perhaps the photos of him are real, but I would almost bet that these photos are not belonging to any army captain named Alexander Solis Phair.

    I pray that this helps someone in the future. I pray that we all heal and get delivered from self delusion and perhaps one day have the experience of real love.

    Audrey

    • Karen September 20, 2015, 12:02 pm

      Thanks for sharing Audrey. It sounds like we were scammed by the same person. I don’t know when this happened to you but my interactions were in September 2015. I had pictures, quite a few actually. Google+ Hangouts conversations. Skyped once and I saw a guy on the video that matched his pictures.

      So sad, luckily I caught on within 10 days when he gave me his Commander’s email address: It is colonel_edwardpeterson@usa.com

      I said give me the military address. He said, what do you mean? This is his office address. I said, no it’s not! This is a generic account. He got mad and said “do you expect me to challenge my Commanding Officer?”

      It’s awful that these scammers are out there and they are amazingly good at what they do. I am a very bright and investigative person. And he still had me convinced.

      I’m still trying to figure out how he managed to skype me and I could see him on camera. They must have stolen a video clip from the real guys Facebook profile. He never actually spoke on Skype only typed because he had to do it in secret. It was genius!

      Anyway, just know that these scammers are very good at what they’re doing. Luckily I didn’t send any money. I challenged him early on.

      For everyone else out there beware! And never send money.

      Karen

    • Mary November 29, 2015, 6:22 am

      Where do I begin ? This person you
      Just described sounds exactly like
      The man I am talking. to since July 2008… He recently asked me to MARRY him December 31, 2015.
      Currently he SUPPOSEDLY is in.
      Grand Rapids Michigan, I live in OHIO ! He left Austin Texas in MAY 2015 and his Explorer broke down in Michigan (hmmm) I. Don’t know How to show YOU his pictures but I do believe its the same man which is devastating I trusted and believed him when he said I was all he had in his life and started saying ” until death do we part” your story could very well be my story ! Please if you. See this please reply

    • Manolita Culi July 15, 2017, 9:09 am

      Audrey, we have almost the same story. The lies never stop, and it’s hard to not believe as these scammers present one situation after another, with every situation requiring money. He has a daughter, a mother, who communicates w me through texts. I want to hear their voices but they give reasons every time I call , the mother being in a Nursing facility is not allowed to receive calls, the daughter always saying she was at school at the time. A few days ago, this guy Logan Cole, is finally going to see me at my expense for his flight, new clothes , to the tune of 1,300.00 said if I could add another 100.00 for new shoes. His name is LogaN COLE, JIS WIFE DIEX IN A CAR ACCIDENT 6 YEARS AGO. He has an inheritance of 1 million dollars worth of Caterpillar heavy equipment for building roads. The buyer comes fro
      Germany, needed some money for repair, etc. I gave including for his food, and his daughter’s. I believe HE IS A SCAMMER…

  • magaret August 17, 2015, 11:34 pm

    FullName: James Lopez
    Rank Code: (SSG) Staff Sergeant
    (MOS)HOMELAND SECURITY
    T.Num.1461m0409965

    reginment address
    Ain Assad Armforeces Base
    mail. po.Box 6653
    Albaghdadi

    I met this guy hes on google being chatting 2 him for 2 months now says he need money to get out of camp. 1000$ needed to be sent to him to visit me also asked me to email hes head quaters to release him email address is unitedpeacekeeping@gmail.com
    Please assist in finding out the truth

  • Stephanie August 19, 2015, 10:19 am

    As I am reading through everyone’s comments…I really feel I am being scam with a guy overseas. I already turned him in on a dating web site about him asking for money. At first he said he needed money sent for his son in ND and now he needs money for things overseas. He did want me to write to the commander about getting him an urgent leave from Syria. Yes I have pics of him and yes the last name matches the name badge in the pics as well. But as I am doing more and more research….I have been asking a lot of questions to this guy and he seems to answer them right away, especially through IM on yahoo. I even tried to look up his name and it just seems like the age he said he is and the name he tells me it just seems like I can not find this person. He keeps asking me for $200 and I keep asking him why does he need $200….and he tells me because he needs it for food and necessity things. I thought the Army provides all of that to the soldiers overseas? I even asked him when he wanted me to write an email to his commander for urgent leave so he can come here where I live and told me there would be a fee. I told him I don’t have that kind of money to give for a flight home. I then asked him doesn’t the Army pay for their leaves for emergency leaves. He said no. When I told him I was doing research…he asked me what kind of research am I doing. I did not tell him. I did ask him if there is a way for Red Cross to help him for his urgent leave? He never answered me. Now when he asked for money and tells me I could not send it straight to him in Syria for security reasons he wants me to send money to this guy in ND and this guy will send it to him. HE tells me this guy has something to do with the military to help them and that he is a sectary. of some kind in ND. I have to look through my emails or IM. I SAVED all conversation with this guy. For I am really starting to believe he is scamming me more and more as I am talking to him. Plus in some of his emails he tells me different ages and heights and when I ask him for other information he then asks me don;t I trust him. I tell him I do, because I wanted to do more digging on this guy and I would like to turn him in if he is a true fake and preying on women and taking their money. I just need to know how can I turn him in and how can I get him to stop? Thanks so much for your help.

    • Karen September 20, 2015, 12:08 pm

      Stephanie – he’s fake and sounds like the same guy I’ve been talking to who is also claiming to be in Syria.

      I bet we have the same pictures.

      Don’t send him money!

      Karen

  • Rebecca September 27, 2015, 8:07 am

    I met a guy on Skype and he asked to send money to a company because they have a box fill money in it what should I do

  • Norma Garcia-Amador October 1, 2015, 11:16 am

    Josehp Williams is the name, pictures and email that some people is using trying to do scam in Google+ .

    • Stacey Abler October 8, 2015, 10:08 am

      Dress how you will be comfortable and warm. You will see from one extreme to the other for dress.

  • Terry October 14, 2015, 8:25 pm

    Met a guy back n December f 2014,yes i have a soft heart n gave n to send him money,,he speaks to me everyday since then to this day,,but I haven’t send him anymore money for long time now,,,he keeps telling me he’s real..idk wat to believe. .n yes he loves me,,wants to marry me,,,hard to believe. ..
    He often tells me he’s getting a replacement for his deployment in khartoum. ..
    I finally told him if he’s real but not here by end of this year..I couldn’t talk to him anymore…
    I’m a single, lonely,but so hard to believe him…idk wat to think…help??

  • Teresa January 4, 2016, 10:02 pm

    my fiend has send so much money to a Steven Roger she just sent 2000.and then she just sent 1750. now they said she need to send 2500.more to git his box so she can git his papers out of his box and git them to him .We all tell her do not do this she said he loves me and they are going to git merry ed .She is going whit out for this man he said he in syria .

  • Ali January 26, 2016, 11:34 am

    I just saw this and I’ve been talking to a guy named Henry Baxter Same thing he said he was going to help me get out of my abusice marriage but then he said that he had a friend who was going to send him money because last time he was deployed his bank account had been broken into through email info so he could not get into his account. His friend had an emergency and could not get the money to him so he asked me for money I said I didn’t have any and he said that’s ok he understood but they weren’t giving them enough rations and they were running low. I suspected something then but since he let it go I figured it was ok but then he asked again about it. I don’t have money to send him so I never would but he kept saying he was worried about me and he loved me even called me love but it is all lies. I know it. Thankfully I never sent him money but it still hurts cause I’m on my own to get out of my situation he atleast encouraged me to get out of my situation and said what my husband was doing was wrong. I called him on hangouts and he sounded black like one of my cousins not like the pic of the clean cut white guy in the pics. Hope this helps someone else.

  • hayda casablanca February 4, 2016, 11:28 am

    I know I been scam, I have read all your replys on this website and other websites and there are all the signs of an scam, but I would like to know if the pictures I received from this soldier are real. And if maybe someone is using his pictures??? Where can I submit these pictures for vertification…

  • Alise February 10, 2016, 11:25 am

    I meet an army guy and online and he is asking me to let him transfer money into my account so I can wire it backt to him that he can pay his process fees so he can come home but I think it a scam. He even got his his involved by telling them that I was going to send him home and he send me copies of the emails that they wrote him but when I ask for his bank account to see his user ID and password he gave it to me but when I log in it, it was the wrong information and I told him until he give me the right information I would not allow him to do the transfer to my account and and he getting upset. And he in Africa but his home base is twenty minutes from my house and I feel like I should report him. I think he gave me the right mos and I want to do some research on him and I want to teach his ass a lesson so if he is trying to scam me I’m going to get him into serious a lot of trouble with his commander. Bc I don’t believe u have to pay all kinds of processing fees an agent fees and replacement fees just for leaving the army in Africa and coming back to New York. His name is staff Sgt. Kane fred stones. And he got three kids and I got all three three of this kids and I feel like telling them what a piece of garbage their father really is trying to scam me out of money. Bc he even told me that he doesn’t need money for the flight that they fly him home for free. So I don’t understand why he keep saying he need to transfer money into my account and if he able to get into his account. He keep saying it frozen but I don’t believe that, Bc I heard that not true they account don’t get frozen. Bc they still need to pay their bills while they are away. Bc if it a one income family there family would starve if that was true.

  • Jo March 6, 2016, 5:29 pm

    I’ve been talking to a soldier from Kabul who’s name is Ezell Walker…he has sent pics of his kids and dad to me through kik chat site. The pics he has sent are of the same man that are on his face book page but he has no friends on face book which I found strange. We have been chatting for a few weeks now, and he is a widower. He has applied for leave and is asking for £4.20 pounds because he cant access his money. I know this is a scam and haven’t sent him any money I want to know if anyone else has come across this man

  • Lynne March 10, 2016, 4:36 pm

    Has anyone been scammed by a Major Claude Wade

  • Margie March 12, 2016, 1:07 pm

    This is a scam! Do not give out your account information. The emails from his kids are more than likely fake. I had a Sgt. Richard Oliver Jude ask me the same thing. He forwarded me an email from his “commander”. Also, he wanted to deposit his IRS check into my account. I did not give him my account number. He also wanted me to pay $2050. replacement fee. This is all fake. I checked it out on some other sites. There is Never any money involved!! Also, the accounts are not frozen! They are able to access their accounts. If he says he is having trouble, he should take that up with someone there who can help him with that. These scams originate in Nigeria or Ghana usually. You can use a reverse google image on his picture and see if his picture has been flagged yet for scam use. I did with my person, and the same pictures he sent me were on the scam list…all were used by scammers. They steal the pictures from real soldiers and use them to lure women usually for money. It is truly sad and evil!

  • Mary Smith March 18, 2016, 5:48 pm

    I have been contacted through Facebook by a guy claiming to be in the military. We have become quite involved with all the pet names, talking about getting married. It’s good until he asked me to write his commander to request leave for him. Then he said that the commander was requesting a tip in order fr him to receive leave papers to the tune of $2000. I said I didn’t have it. He said the commander said he would take $1000 and that he could pay the remainder when he got to the states. In all likely hood, is this a scam? This is the email that was given to me. Kabul@ictdepartment.xx.tn. Does that look legit? He was very emphatic about keeping him a secret that the Taliban was everywhere. Thank you

  • Stella March 20, 2016, 8:58 pm

    Is there a major john robert in the army on Nigeria that needs money for a network ?

  • Marie April 24, 2016, 7:19 am

    I met a soldier on fb told me loved me wants to marry me he said his phone broke asked me send him iphone6plus but he had ask his diplomat for address its ghana foreign name zip code and a tel number code is 00233 and he needs phone money am i being scammed

  • nicole May 5, 2016, 9:01 pm

    Hello my name is Nicole . Im talking to a so call military Sargent . he says he needs food and help with air time for his phone . and how much he loves me. But what I think is bull shit . he text me on Watts up app and told me he needs 2000 dollars , because he lost a SST .tool and if he dosent pay it . he will have to go on a sucuide mission . please help me . I’m falling for him

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