Anatomy of a Military Dating Scam

UPDATE: This Ain’t Hell writes about who you can contact if you believe you have been scammed and the person is posing as a US military member.

We’ve been getting a LOT of emails and comments here on the blog from women around the world (mainly in English speaking nations) that have fallen for scams that use names and likenesses of military members to lure their prey. I’d like to take a moment to detail these scams. This is an extension of other posts I’ve written on the subject HERE and HERE.

It’s clear in reading these emails and comments that a lot of people just don’t understand the military that well and how it works on a personnel level. I don’t think anyone would disagree with me that we have some morons that wear the uniform, but even morons could write better than the bozos perpetrating these scams from across the pond.

These guys have all the time in the world to convince you that they love you (and I say “guys” generically, because there are scammers posing as female servicemembers too). They takes weeks and months saying all the right things and using stories that will tug on your heart strings. They are typically widowers with young children left behind. They are or are about to be deployed. These deployments are generally of short length, 1-3 months, so as to have as many reasons as possible to bilk money from you. And, most of them are near retirement. None of them use .mil email addresses that ALL military personnel have. These are just some of the tipoffs you should be aware of.

They use sites like 101date.com, match.com, MyYearbook.com, OKCupid, Friends Reunited Dating, and others. They use military ranks and names, most of the time made up but occasionally real troops. They get the photos from internet trolling and other profiles on the dating sites. Blogs, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites are prime real estate for those seeking photos of military members.

I won’t use the name of the readers that sent their stories, but think that telling them will serve to protect women in the future and show how these guys work. Nearly all of them are located in Africa. Some use IP anonymizers to hide their true location and make it more believable by creating fake IPs in the U.S. Before I begin to dissect these scams, I want the people who fell for it to understand they don’t need to feel embarrassed. By sharing this information, others will not fall for it.

Sgt. Kella sent his first email to me through the dating site OKCupid at the end of August. He told me he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in NC, but lived in Beeville, TX when not on base. His wife died in a car accident 5 years ago and has an 18 year old son. He told me as a teenager, he lived in London with his uncle. He gave me the address as 118 Piccadilly. His son would go and stay with his uncle whenever he was at Camp Lejeune.

I talked a little about this on the You Served Radio Show this week. How many Marines (or other military people for that matter) do you know that commute over 1400 miles to work? That’s how far it is from Beeville to Camp Lejeune. Even a National Guard or Reservist Soldier wouldn’t make that commute once a month. The pay is nowhere near worth it. Then, he says that his son went to live with an uncle in the UK while he was at Lejeune?! Wow. You’ll find that a lot of these scams may also use the UK as part of the scam. They think that if we hear the UK, we’re more likely to believe it than if they tell the truth they’re writing from Nigeria or some other impoverished African nation. As you can see, the standard “my wife died in a tragic accident and we have a small child” bit is played here.

He also told me he was to retire from the Marines in December and was ready to start a new life. After about 2 weeks of exchanging emails and chatting on yahoo, he told me they wanted to send some marines to Afghanistan and would know if his name was on the list by the end of that week. Well, his name was on the list and he then told me that he would be leaving the following Monday night. When he got “there”, he told me he was at the base camp in Kabul and would be going out to field in a few days and would not have internet access.

There are many variations out there, but this one seems an attempt to legitimize their military affiliation. Many of them are already in theater when the scam begins. Once contact is made, they are miraculously going to be shipped to a remote outpost with no internet access, phones, toilets, or even sunlight! It doesn’t exist out there. THe mission is so top secret, even they don’t know where they’re going. But, once they get there, they realize that there is ONE way that the nomads have found to tap into the rocks and dirt to extract internet access:

He got information from his “colleagues” that most marines used amilitary@usa.com as the means to communicate with people back home. He said he would go to field with a pam top but needed a pin code to communicate. I was to get in touch with this agency and apply for a code. When I told him that it would cost $250, he made it sound like he didn’t know you had to pay for the service. I sent the money, but he said the code was not activated and was afraid it would not work before he left. At the time, I was having problems with my yahoo mail going through, so it seemed legit that this was happening. I resent the email through another email account, and after he left, he sent an email saying that the code was finally activated. About a week later, he said the connection was bad and could I help him get a better connection by subscribing to http://pps.nntime.com/signup to change the IP address.

As if changing the IP address will make the connection better somehow! [rolls eyes] nntime.com is an internet anonymous proxy service that is based out of Russia. There are no standards for hosting a “proxy” on the server which is why the scammers are able to use this service. There are literally hundreds used on the site. Some are used simply by people wanting to hide their true origin, which is why some of the email IPs you see appear to come from places like Atlanta or El Segundo. Most Marines use military connections to access the internet, though I think some of the more established camps in big cities of Iraq may be contracted out.

One of the other things you’ll start to notice if you’re playing into the scam is that the scammers will be accident prone and procrastinate a lot. All kinds of misfortunes will befall them as they attempt to suck more and more money out of you. Sometimes they ask for hundreds at a time and sometimes just a few dollars.

It was $10, so I did that. He was only to be in Afghan for 1 month and after about 2 weeks there, he told me it seemed that they were going to make them stay longer and wanted me to help him apply for his retirement account and to request leave since he was retiring. He told me he would then be home in 7 days. I sent an email the the military agency requesting this information. They wanted $450 to open up the retirement account and wanted to know that if he was cleared to leave, would he wait for home flight or did we want the agency to arrange the flight home. The flight home was a month away, so we said to let them arrange it. That was when I found out I would have to pay for the flight. Sgt. Kella kept telling me that as soon as he was home, he would pay me back for all of this help I was giving him.

Here’s where us military people really start shouting at the computer screen. No one “applies” for a retirement account in the military. And we sure as heck don’t need civilians to help us with getting our retirement checks. Funny how the scammer never identifies this “military agency” that supposedly handles retirement accounts. I think we call it the VA! The email address was to a .com email and not a .mil or .gov, which is where any official emails to a government agency will be sent.

Folks, the military pays for flights home, even when there is a family emergency. Do NOT pay for a flight home. At the most, a Soldier will be able to get stateside before needing help, if any. Of course, a scammer will never pay the money back, because he’ll never be “home.”

Well, I couldn’t afford the whole amount, so he had a “friend”, an Andrew Grant (whose email address ends with uk-andrew.grant27@yahoo.co.uk), help pay for part of it. By the time we got the money together, he supposedly missed the first flight on Oct. 15th and would then come home on the 26th. Around the 18th of October, while chatting, Sgt. Kella was telling me if I didn’t hear from him in a few days, he had added my name to the list of people that could get information from the military agency to let me how he was. After a few day, I wrote to them and they told me he was on a special assignment but would be back to his base to make his flight home on the 26th. Around the 24th, I got an email with the flight information for his connecting flight from Kabul to Dubai. With that email they told me they still had not received any word on Sgt. Kella, only that they knew he was alive. On the 26th, I got an email saying he had been injured and he was being sent to Dubai to the American Hospital there for further treatment. After a couple of days, I got an email from Sgt. Kella saying he had been on an assignment with 8 other marines and that a bomb went off injuring his left leg. He was to have surgery on it in Dubai.

Here’s another tip for the non-military types: when Soldiers are injured in combat, they are NOT taken to Dubai. Once they are stabilized, they are taken to Germany. Most Soldiers also don’t leave the theater of operations by way of Dubai. Now, you’re going to start seeing a lot of stuff going wrong here on “SGT Kella’s” trip back. Why? Because he doesn’t exist and isn’t on the way back. So, they invent all these different “problems” that will surface which delay the homecoming. After feeling like they’ve milked it for all they can – or until the scam is realized – they’ll simply stop responding. Or, they’ll fake their own “death” and make you feel really bad. Someone from the family will contact you for help with the funeral. Let’s continue…

Well, they were finally getting ready to release him from the hospital for his return flight home to the states, but we had to pay for his medical bill. I asked didn’t the military take care of that and he told me he had medical allowance, and would be reimbursed from that account. After getting his medical bill and new flight information taken care of, I get an email on the day he was to fly out that he had fallen and reinjured his leg. This was Nov. 10th. We go through about 2 weeks of his staying in the “hospital” going through therapy. During this time, the retirement account comes up in an email from the agency. They needed the information that was given to me back when I opened up the account at the beginning of Oct. I told them that I had never received any account information, that I thought it was sent to Sgt. Kella. I found out the account was never opened and they wanted me to open an etrade account to put his retirement benefits and benefits of services money into. Sgt. Kella told me that his “boss” said that an Ally account would be good to have too, so I opened one. The Ally account was trying to be accessed by an outside bank and was closed by ally. While talking to them, this was when I started thinking that some of this might have been part of a scam. I assumed it was with the military agency and not Sgt. Kella. In the meantime, we asked that the $450 that was sent to open up the account be sent to Sgt. Kella for traveling money. The agency did that, so I’m thinking how many scammers would send my money on my request (never dawned on me that they were all working together!)

Thankfully, the Ally people noticed the scam, but for some reason the individual kept in contact. There’s a part of this scam that is alarming and begins to lend a false sense of credibility to it. The scammers use other susceptible people within many different to unsuspectingly help them. Soldiers do not need help opening retirement accounts. As a matter of fact, it’s a rare troop that doesn’t already have one by the time they decide to make it a career. Many of us use the military’s Thrift Savings Plan to stash away money for retirement as well as Roth IRAs and other investments. We definitely don’t need complete strangers (or even our friends) doing it for us. The most simple advice is that is a troop asks you for money for ANYTHING, dump ’em! They’re either scammers or freeloading good-for-nothings! Now here is where the water gets muddied through unwitting participants.

Anyway, Sgt. Kella had a friend who had just come back from over seas and was going to help us find out who hacked into the account. I actually talked to him on the phone. He had an accent and when I questioned Sgt. Kella on this he told me he was Latino. I know it was not that kind of an accent, so that raised some questions on my side. This “Michael Williams” was from San Antonio, TX and that is where the call originated from. The number was (210) 591-8707. This person said they would help get Sgt. Kella home for me, as well. Sgt. Kella got extremely upset by still being in the hospital and demanded that he be released. This was the first of December. When they agreed to release him, the bill was outrageous. His friend from San Antonio said he would pay for it, but ended up not being able to pay the full amount. By this time, I was having doubts and told Sgt. Kella I couldn’t send any more money. I held out for a little bit. He knew exactly what to say.

If the phone number is real and “Michael Williams” is located in San Antonio, he is most likely and unwitting participant being scammed as well. He helps facilitate transactions without realizing he/she is being used. It’s usually elderly men and women that are used to assist in these types of scams. As the scam progresses, they’ll begin tying multiple people into the scam. That is usually when it begins to fall apart because Americans tend to be smarter than the average…Nigerian.

At this point, our reader is starting to catch on. But, the scammers know exactly what to say when it looks like they’re losing their prey.

When the agency wanted to add $100 for changing his flight information, I reminded them of something they had said in an email and they made someone else pay the $100. Once the bill and flight were taken care of, he was moved to a “guest house” of the hospitals on a Friday waiting for the flight home on Sunday, December 13th. We sent the money on a Friday and then got word over the weekend that the accounting department of the hospital was not open and this delayed Sgt. Kella’s return home on the 13th. They set up another flight for the following Wednesday, but I later found out it was delayed because of bad weather. I looked on the internet, but couldn’t see anything that would delay flights for him. By this time, Sgt. Kella was getting very upset with all of the delays. His doctor was supposedly helping him get home as well. They went to the airport where I got an email from Sgt. Kella that they (the doctor and Kella) were trying to change his flight over to British Airways because that was the only airline flying out. It took a few days for the agency to transfer the flight from Delta to British Airways. On the 17th of December, I got an email from the agency saying they got the money transferred and he would be flying to London. On the 21st, they needed money to then fly him from London to the US. He then supposedly flew to the UK on the 21st. There was a delay there because the agency told me that the British Airways strike delayed him and he would be able to fly home on the 27th. I immediately wrote them and told them that the strike never happened. (now I was really suspicious) After that, I got very few emails from them (hence my thinking that it was the agency doing the scamming). They did tell me that they put him in a hotel until his met his flight to the US. For a few days, I didn’t hear from anyone. I knew he told me his son and uncle were in London, so I sent an email to Sgt. Kella saying he should meet up with them, but he didn’t want to at first because his son would want to come home with him and he wanted his son to come home a little later on so we could spend time together. After Christmas, he finally went to his uncle’s house. He asked if I could possibly help get him home and I told him I had no more money to send. The agency still had about $1000 that was not used for his return flight from London to the US. He said he was told by the hotel, the agency was having trouble and he didn’t want to deal with them any longer.

Keep in mind that this is only one incident. Not all of them are alike, but by reading this you will understand the basics of how they operate. They all have the same template, just different stories and minor differences. Okay, last part of this email:

He went to the base there in London and talked to the commanding officer about a return flight home but they didn’t have any in the next few days. He also told me he wrote an email to his commanding officer complaining about this agency. His uncle knew someone here in the US and called her and she said she could get him a ticket, but needed money. I was told she worked for some airline. We wrote the agency one more time about transferring the money to her, but that was the last I heard from them. Sgt. Kella told me he was not going to go through the agency anymore, and that when he was back in the states he was going to take care of getting any money back plus have them pay for “damages” done. With all of these delays, this was when I finally went with my gut feeling and started researching dating scams. As you can see, a lot falls under a scam. But he is smooth. When we are chatting, I can bring up a topic that he couldn’t possibly have time to get his facts straight on, and then I think that he isn’t involved in any of this. I did do an IP address check on the amilitary@usa.com, and it came up out of the UK. The website that was sending this, or was a part of this, was connected with some fraudulent dealings. Sgt. Kella did tell me a few days ago that he was to be home soon-that his uncle’s friend would have the money on Tuesday. He is still communicating with me even though he knows I am not sending any more money. He is now telling me his uncle is sick and having to take him to the hospital and all. Another delay…

Again, as a Soldier, I can pinpoint all the absurdities of this, but your average non-military civilian may not bat an eye. He went to a base in LONDON and talked to his commanding officer? I thought his commanding officer was at Camp Lejeune (or in Afghanistan)!! We don’t have bases in the UK. Notice more tragedy in the family – another heart wrenching story to suck more money out of the victim.

This entire post can be summed up easily: if they ask for money, dump them!! They’re losers. Troops are independent and able to take care of themselves. Even privates make plenty of money to subsist upon, but definitely troops retiring are self-sufficient.

Here’s what the email looks like from the “Military Communication Service” that doesn’t exist and wasn’t sent from a military email domain (amilitary@usa.com):

The military communication service offers a reliable and efficient means of communication in the military.

For more than 75 years, we have been a leading manufacturer of dependable, top-of-the-line communication equipment.
More than 70 percent of commercial airline pilots count on our headsets during flight. Emergency dispatchers use our radio dispatch systems to manage clear communications.

Our revolutionary talking book players help people with blindness or learning disabilities enjoy reading. Our antenna code keep troops connected on the ground and in the air.

 

HOW TO USE THE ANTENNA CODE 

With our Antenna code and wireless headsets, you can connect to any Military HB in the world to stay in touch with troops.

All you need is Subscribe for an Antenna code and an activation code by applying and providing us with the following informations

1. Your Full Name
2. Your Address
3. Your Telephone Number
4. Full Name and ID Of The Officer You Want To Connect
5.The Department Of The Officer
6.The Base Name Of The Officer

If you get Approved , you will have to pay the sum of 250 usd for the connection.This Amount covers the approval fee, connection and activation.

As soon as payment is made you will be given an Antenna code number from us which you need to send to the officer, He should use the code any time he want to connect to internet no matter any location in the world and follow the instruction .You will be put through withing few seconds.

Lt. John Gerard
Military Communication Service(MCS)

For the record, there is no such person as a Lt. John Gerard.

1,553 Comments on “Anatomy of a Military Dating Scam

  1. Hi dear
    Thank you so much for your wonderful message and letting me know more about you and country. I’m so pleased and glad to hear from you again, my name is Sgt Miss Matlock Valerie, single female 30 years old from the United State, i am an United States infantry Army, but i am presently in Afghanistan now for fighting with terrorist and peace keeping mission.

    I really want to establish a true relationship with you and it is my pleasure meeting you. I am working for the United states Army here in Afghanistan, i will like to get acquainted with you, am loving, honest and caring person with a good sense of humor, I enjoy reading, working, traveling, meeting new people and knowing their way of life, I enjoy watching the sea waves and the beauty of the mountains and everything that nature has to offer.

    Am an easy going lady that will do anything for the person whom i love. can you please send me some of your picture in your next mail to me, am waiting for your mail. have a wonderful day.
    Sgt Miss Matlock Valerie.

    My Dearest,
    How are you today and your work, I hope all is well with you. Honestly, I am really getting tired of this job honestly, we are being attacked by insurgents every day, car bombs everywhere, please listen to what I want to tell you now, during one of our mission We find a box containing a large amount of money belonging to the militant, which I believe was money destined for the purchase of weapons and ammunition for terrorist attacks.

    We have submitted the ammunition’s and some money to the government and our team has decided by our commander to share some of the money within ourselves which we have done and I got a share of $1.8 million United States dollars. And i was opportune to deposit this money in a security company, But right now the Security Company where I save the money as my personal luggage has sent an email to me that the last date for me to move my luggage from their custody is at hand. And is very difficult for me this time because i can’t leave here because my assignment is not yet finished. I’m really confused now, I don’t know what to do again, and if I fail to remove this money from their custody, the money will be confiscated to the government unused treasury.

    So i want to move this money to you through the security company by their diplomatic agent so that they will deliver the luggage that contain this money to you, for you to keep it safe in my name until I come to your country. And I want to make sure that if this money is been given to you in your country, you are going to be trustworthy to keep the money until i come to your country to meet you face to face to collect the money back from you. It is clear to me that you might be afraid of this proposal.

    But I want to let you know that I have made solid arrangements with the security company and they have promised to deliver the package through their diplomatic method to any of my destination of choice, and there will be no risk involved in the process and the money will be safely packed in a briefcase and will be delivered to you as a gift in your country.

    I have decided to compensate you with 30% of the total money once you have the money delivered, while the rest will be my investment capital in your country. I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray or convert my confidence or frustrate my dreams. Even if you wonder why I am revealing myself so soon to you without a formal introduction. Well, I will say that my mind convinced me that you are the real person to help me in receiving and investing
    this fund.

    Note; I do not know how long we will stay here and my faith, as I have survived two bomb attacks here, which led me to seek a reliable and trustworthy person to help me receive and invest the Fund, because I will come to your Country of origin to invest and start a new life not as a soldier anymore. I hope my explanation is very clear, but if you need more clarification, let me know and I will explain more.

    In conclusion, I wish you could send me a reply immediately regarding this offer, your urgent response will be greatly appreciated. I Wait to receive your acceptable response as soon as you read this letter.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Sgt Miss Matlock Valerie.

    From matlockv350@gmail.com

    I smelled a rat when I could not view her linkedin profile after a day. And the message I got his/her email from was not available

  2. I have a huge favor I may not get any response from you people but im wanting to try! My fiance’s grandmother is talking to a guy that’s supposed to be an army guy but is using the name MAXWELL SMITH and he’s using a male models photos @brookdede photos I’ve tried taking to her about this guy beig a scammer but she won’t listen to me! If you have spoken to a guy named Maxwell smith could you please email me im scared for her because of her heart being so febile! She’s in her 80s and she’s had multiple heart attacks and she was catfished and scammed before this time also sent this guy she met on Facebook over 3700 dollars. But im worried that she’s gonna end up really hurt by all of this please email me im begging idk what to do anymore! Email me at beastboysbaby42091@gmail.com

    Thanks so much for y’all help

  3. Well these guys are getting damn good! This one Kendrick Lucas messaged me on Facebook and requested that I become friends with him. I accepted, curious as to why he would want to be friends. We talked for sometime on FB messenger before he asked me to switch over to an app called Hangout. I had never heard of this app before.
    He has a whole Facebook account set up under this name with pictures and videos of this man. Our talks were very in-depth and intense. He ever asked for money but told me over and over that he loved me. I checked resource after resource on his FB profile and everything checked out. But all the people whom liked his photos were women from all over.
    I came across this site and then sent him the link. He got angry then tried to find ways that he could keep me because he “loved me so” and didn’t want to lose me.
    I am still conversing with him but under my own pretenses now and I know now what to say and what not to.
    I believe it is a scam but it is a very advanced one! The stories, the answers to questions are so real.
    Sometimes it seems like I am talking to 2 different people as sometimes there is poor spelling and other times it’s perfect.
    I am quite happy for this site and everything that it has told me. Thank you ??

    • Boy, that sounds like the one I got too! Out of the blue this man named Anthony Leonard contacted me on FB. He was 60 yrs old an an Orthopedic Surgeon. Already red flags went up there. I am much older than that, and knew a 60 yr. old wouldn’t be interested in me..let alone an Orthopedic Surgeon. He was smooth as Tennessee Whiskey! I think within the first week he asked me to get him an ITune card. Now, a Dr. can’t afford an ITune card? He then changed his mind and told me to forget it. Ok..i did. Now he starts pouring on the “I think I have fallen in love with you” bit. Man, I almost started believing it there for awhile he was so good at it. I continued to play along with him and started declaring my love for him too. I turned up the heat a tad, wish I could have seen him squirm. But, it appeared that I would be writing to two different people also…one kind of wrote odd and then it would switch back to regular writing like we do. This went on for about 2 months. We argued over another ITune card, I told him NO money was to exchange hands, by me or by him. He accused me of thinking he was a fraud (little did he know) and then he said he wanted to be with me. He was going crazy. If I wrote to the US Embassy, they could arrange a “vacation” for him. I know that the US Embassy does not give out “vacations” so I asked him is there money involved with the process and he said he didn’t know. That was about the time I said ok, think it’s time to quite playing around here. I told him it was too bad he wasn’t ligit…he sure had me wishing it was true…lol. They are good, i have to admit that. Oh, and he always mentioned God and some Bible verses. He tripped up once when I asked him what kind of disease his daughter had again (I had it in an email what it was) and he couldn’t answer it. His wife supposedly died in child birth and his daughter had some type of disease (tumors that grow around nerves) and that he didn’t want to talk about it he was tired…yay, right! Tired of trying to keep his story straight. But, i can see how a lot of women out there could be fooled by it. When they start asking for money in various ways and for various reasons, you had better bet your bottom dollar it is a scam!

    • We should talk Contact me I have the same guy Telling me the same things as you and asking me for the same thing he constantly asks me for money he lies about everything

    • There are several Kendrick Lucas’ on Facebook and in the military. Is there anyway that you can post a pic for verification?

      • I was scammed luckerly I didn’t send money the signs were there photos didnt look the same i feel bad for the soldiers whos identities they r using these soldiers keep us safe put their lives in danger and scum like these scammers r using their names to steal

    • Wow did that hit home, I’m a 59 year old widow who has had 5 different men perpetuate scams on me for cash and mostly for I tunes cards. 2 have identified themselves as military, one is on his second I’d. First was Lt Colonel Michael Gaudsmith of the USAtmy. When I found Gaudsmith who was really Robert and notified him of scam and busted the guy out he then took on I D of Michael Schwartz of the marines. The other one identifies himself as a Sgt in Air Force. Michael guy has gotten a few I tunes cards saying that paid for his data so we could talk on hangouts. When Gaudsmith we usually just text each other. This last one the Air Force Sgt calls himself John Miller and has friend John Nelson of marines who talks on hangouts. Miller on whatsapp

  4. good evening,
    My name is Viviana and I write from Italy, I met two marines in distranza in Nigeria, I would like to have information about them.
    Adam Griffin, he never asked me for money, instead the ruling Sam Martin Roth, yes but I never sent anything … are they real soldiers or are they scammers ???

    March 10-03-2018

  5. I am currently in communication with one of these jokers right now.

    His email is like so many emails posted here…I knew this was a scam early on because of the way it was written, the rapid fire way he was able to send me a detailed message constantly while we were chatting. As of right now I have had no requests for cash, I imagine that will happen soon.

    Here is one of the emails… “About me

    Well, I work all week and sometimes get a day off depending on the nature of the job.Being in the service is not an easy thing especially when you are deployed.You get to work all the time like a watch dog. Lol Bear with me even watch dogs rest, Haha…I’m a very outgoing person, who loves to dine out, travel and enjoy the simple life. Im a hopeless romantic and very affectionate. I have a good sense of humor and I like to make my partner laugh.I like to chill out with a good book or watch a movie and its even more fun when you have a special someone to do this with. Im very easy to get a long with and a very good listener. I am an honest,kind,caring understand and of good sense of humor,passionate heart that’s looking for a stable relationship. I understand it is important to lay down lasting foundations for a lasting relationship. I am an active person who enjoys cycling and running best. I believe keeping fit is important.
    I am not interested in games or drama.

    Am Jason by name, and a male with no kid. Divorced and athletic.. I joined the Military academy at the age of 25. I was in the boarding school so my parents visit me once in a while. I didn’t spend much time at home. Dad was in the medical field of the army and later worked with the UN.I had a pretty bad experience.

    I’m from a small unit of family, which is my mother, father and I lost both of them years back , i was the only child for them and left all alone now , i don’t have any other siblings was having my fathers brother but he cheated on me by taking away some properties of mine and don’t know where he is now. My mom died of breast cancer a year later dad died of a motor cycle accident. i was very close to my parents they were the best thing i have had. I know wherever they are now their souls are resting in perfect peace.

    I am officially retired from the Army was into Mechanical Engineering. Tho I’m currently on a contract with the Army. This contract came in when I was at the peak of my career with the National Army . So I accepted as I felt recognized and honored. I’ll explain more about that to you as we tread along optimistically. I am leader of 15 men out here.. We get to deal with anything on the trucks here and drive men to the field for patrol to do our best to keep people around here safe and try to put a smile on their faces..Well am currently stationed in Kandahar. And will be retiring in three months time and will be back home after my retirement in three months time, have been here for almost 13months now and this my second time now. Hope to hear from you 🙂 .

    Take care.
    Jason.”

    • Add the name Colin Decet to the list from Afghanistan. After a couple of days he asked who my cell phone carrier was and asked me to send him a care package with an IPhone. The address he gave to send it to was not for the military with an APO or FPO address, but a mailing location called Global Seal in Springfield Gardens New York. He said it would take 90 days to deliver through regular mail. What a joke

    • This blog is a scam written by RICHARD LEE ROBELES….HE WRITES THESE TO SEE WHOM IS AFTER HIM
      THE FBI ATE HUNTING HIM
      A MATTER OF TIME I GOT HIS REAL PHOTOS HES GONE TO FAT NOW AT 50 DYESD HIS HAIR BLACK…..NEVER A SOLDIER A NURSES ASSISTANT MARTIED 2 CHILDREN LIVED EVERYWHERE 100S ALIASES….US ARMY NOW AFTER HIM SAME SCAM PULLED 29 COUNTRIES

  6. I am in need of help. My mother refuses to believe her own children regarding this very type of scam that she is in. She is DEFINITELY brainwashed by this man.Everything this article says checks out 100% with what this guy has been doing since Feb 2014. She is not honest with us how much she has sent him and she has told us that he is willing to send over $3500 to her to help her son buy a car through a money order. She talks to everyone us except us about what is going on and I have heard from a friend that he has asked my mom to ask her brothers and sisters for a couple hundred dollars to help him in a hospital bed while he was in Ghana???? They have never met and every time they try to something always happens or he is hurt. Interesting enough, my husband and I have spoke with him on the phone (my mother insisted us to talk to him to find out if he was real). He was currently in London at the time (had a Californian #) He had a french accent and kept on insisting to facetime/Skype us. I don’t believe anything one bit and it definitely sketchy. My husband and I both work for the federal government and we don’t want to get caught up in this. We have tried to have an intervention with my mother, but all she did was scream at us and storm out the house. My brother has tried to look at her cell phone and saw snippets of text messages of how much this scammer loves her and that we don’t understand them. I am not sure of the next step to do. I have tried ignoring her and refuses to help her out with things (until she confesses what she has said to this person and will not communicate with them anymore) but it hasn’t got through her head. Does something bad have to happen in order for this to end??

    • My story is a lot like yr moms. I was scammed like. That and just today reported it to the police cause western union told me it was a scam and they wont send the money. Plz friend me on face book so i can get yr support. I am out 600$ but thats all. I didnt sendany more. Th cops r checking him out.

    • In. 2/9/2017. I. Got. This. On my Facebook to be a friend. So I except it like. I always except friends request. But this one it sounded like a scam .So I play it off . Is Name is Rudy Penny. He. Said his in west Africa and. Right away he. Wanted than a friend so I play it off then in1weeks he said he was a wiedow. His wife die in a car accident left behind 2kids .then the convestion more. He wanted me to be his woman and get upset when I. Said no am not that kind. Of lady just jumps in on a sexy solider and he get upset. So I play it off then he ask for. Money $180. For. A meal enchaner. I told no I don’t him and I want gonna send money that fast to a stranger. .then he got upset and ask for my assistance I said no ..I knew it was a scam

    • Your mother needs to stop right away. They will drain her dry. They tried with me.I’m a 62 year old widow. Not a lot of money do I have.I feel for this hook line and sinker.they used a generals name,Steve Michael Walsh.well known all over the united states.over two month’s what I thought was him.maybe this will be the one.said he loved me,wanted to be with me,not knowing I was getting scamed.talked a while then he asked for money.sent it to the wrong place and got it back.later he needed more money.well he got that.kids didn’t know about that one. They kept telling me it was a scam.well I kept on talking to him.I thought I was in love with him.then he needed more money but he didn’t get no more cause I didn’t have it to spare.but he still kept texting me.I would have lost everything if my daughter hadn’t reset my phone. I lost all the information I had on him.I guess that was a real good thing.it hurts knowing someone does that to you.I wish,and I tried to find Steve m.Walsh.with no prevale. I’d like them to pay for praying on people like this. Catch the s.o.bs and hang them high.military don’t stand for this.using soldiers names to make money for there own purpose. Its a big operation of scammers. I would love to bring them down.let your mother read this.let her know she’s not alone on any of this.they get into your heart and mind.if she don’t stop they’ll keep on using her.Evelyn Maple.

  7. I found this article on another website devoted to the Romance Scam issue. It’s worth reading.

    Don’t let his smooth talk — and your desperation — cloud your judgment.

    Some people have great success with Internet dating; yet, there are hazards that must be known so that Internet dating doesn’t cost you emotionally, mentally and monetarily. Some are so desperate to find love, that they ignore warning signs, in a hopeful exchange of a possibility of being in love.
    Here are warning signs and online dating advice so you don’t waste time with frauds, and instead can focus on the possibility of real love. (Note: I used male pronouns here, but scammers can be either gender and can present themselves however they wish online):

    1. Vague profile. Start with what is stated on the Internet site. Scammers often are not specific in what they are looking for in a mate. Thus, more people will respond and fit their requirements. When making contact with you, scammers start by complementing you on your looks. Wouldn’t we rather be complemented on accomplishments or what your goals are?

    2. He loves you, sight unseen. “I love you” is a statement that everyone wishes to hear, but how do you know if it’s real? Charlatans tell you they love you before they have ever met you in real life. Think about it: How do you know if there is real charisma there? Some people can sound great on the phone, but when you meet them there is nothing there; or, physically they just don’t meet your standards. How can someone honestly love you before having met you in person?

    3. Too much, too fast. The other part of the “I love you” scam is when he says something like, “Something in me shifted, and I love you,” or, “I think I have found my soulmate.” Again, he hasn’t even met you, and there hasn’t been enough time to know you well enough to truly love you in the way you wish to be loved. How can someone want to spend the rest of their life with you when he’s known you less than a month?

    4. Going offline. There is a reason scammers wish for you to contact them directly via private email and not use messaging available through the dating site. You’re using a dating site to protect your privacy and help you avoid scammers. Don’t fall for whatever their reason is to write to him directly before meeting him in person.

    5. Avoiding questions. “How tall are you?” “What do you do for a living?” It’s almost as if his mail is sent automatically, like you are on his list and this is the next standard e-mail that is sent out. Him answering with questions to your specific questions is a sign of a scammer as he is not giving you an answer.

    6. Playing phone games. First off, I don’t recommend calling an online suitor without having met him first. But if you do … if your phone identifies the calling number, and you return the calls but the number is rarely answered or almost always goes to voicemail, you’re probably dealing with a scammer. Remember, there are a number of services where you can get a phone number with almost any prefix. Also, if he is supposedly overseas on a trip, and he gives you his foreign number and says call any time, it is more likely his real number. Why? He’s more than willing for you to get the long-distance bill, versus him calling you.

    7. He can’t meet, for some reason or another. Another indication that a scam may be going down is when there is a distance between where you both live. When you say you’ll be in his area and would like to get together, he can’t meet with you. This is a great test: Ask to meet soon after the introduction on the Internet. If there are continual excuses, then you know that person doesn’t really live where they say they do, and/or he isn’t truly interested in you.

    8. It’s all about the money. Most people who earn a decent living wish to be wanted for who they are, not for their income. Yet, scammers will often indicate that they make more than $150,000 a year in an attempt to set up the person who wants to know them for their income, and not for themselves. This way, when he says he’s gotten into a jam and requests money, the unsuspecting person thinks her investment or loan will actually get reimbursed.

    9. “How much money do you make?” Shortly after the introduction, the person asks about your financials as he’s looking to find out what kind of person he is dealing. In other words, he is really wishing to find out if you are worth his time to scam, as you have financial resources to share. Think about your friendships—do they ask you about your financials? Not many do, especially when you’ve not known each other for very long.

    10. His photos are fake. Ask him to send you a picture of himself via snail mail. When the exact same pictures show up that are on the Internet, it is an indication that the pictures may not really be of him, or why wouldn’t he send a different set of pictures? (Do a Google Image search to see if his photo shows up on stock photo sites or catalogs.) Notice the background in the pictures posted online. Are they indicating that they are wealthy? Does it show a big house, a new boat, or something else that yells wealth? Again, people who have real wealth do not advertise it. So, when a picture flagrantly indicates wealth, one needs to consider whether it’s real. Did the person go to a boat dock and simply stand in front of a great looking boat and have his picture taken? Did he ask a Realtor to show him an expensive house and then have his picture taken at the house? Be suspicious of pictures taken outdoors.

    11. He wants to “borrow” money from you. It’s easy for a scam to be set up by a foreigner, even one who is not currently in the United States. One of the more popular scams is to pretend to be a resident who has either recently moved to the States in the last two years, or who is in the process of moving here. Here’s how it goes: He gets called back to his home country to do a lucrative job with either really important people or for a really good commission or a big paycheck. Once overseas, something horrible happens that leaves him broke or close to broke—his money got stolen from the hotel, the taxi driver stole it, the airlines forced him to check his luggage and his money was in it. Whatever the reason, a smart person, or one who travels, knows better than to let it occur. He asks you for a temporary loan. Think about this. Why you? Doesn’t he have any friends or family that could help him out if the situation was true? How much money is being requested? Is the amount of money being requested realistic for the situation described? Be aware that the person may ask that you send money via DHL, or another global service to a name, other than his or her own. This is a huge red flag, as they must show ID to collect the money, so his “friend’s” name is more likely his real name. Either way, do you really want to get involved with this person? Ask yourself how desperate are you for a relationship? Scammers count on that desperation.

    13. Control by guilt. Most people are basically good people and want to help. So, if you start to get suspicious and ask if this is a scam, he will most often get mad and attempt to make you feel guilty. Then, he must create a new heartfelt situation that requires you to send money.

    14. He uses lovely speech. He writes letters filled with love, as if the letters were written right out of a romantic novel. Listen to how often flattery is used. He just met you, so how can he give honest flattery?
    In addition to the warning signs abobe, here are some of the commonalties among scammers. Remember, they have a plethora of these, but not necessarily all of these traits.
    • His name consists of two first names.
    • He has a foreigner or has an accent.
    • He doesn’t call often, as he would rather write.
    • The facts that he gives you don’t check out. Example: He’s not on the alumni list of the college he says he attended.
    • He must travel overseas shortly after meeting you.
    • He makes promises that are unrealistic.

    In summary, be smart about dating on the Internet. If the new person cannot meet you in person within the first two to three weeks of chatting or writing online, then he isn’t the person for you. If he’s moving too fast declaring his love, he’s not the person for you. If he falls in love with you before actually meeting you, he’s not for you. Constantly ask yourself, how desperate are you? The more desperate to find someone, the easier it is for you to become a pawn in the scammers’ game.

    • OMG, I recently was scammed by 2 specific men, Georgewane and Campbell Nick, and not knowing any of this, they never asked for anything but complement me , we’re in love in a day, always quoting, never would talk straight up, lie I’ve caught them in so many lies, when one called the he sounded Chinese but he said he was crying, he said he was in Fort Watson and today he said he got the flu and transferred too Atlanta Georgia medical center, the other one is in Afghanistan he never asked for a penny yet his family lives in Ghana but he’s from Alabama and it’s crazy, not new pictures or updated information repeats all the time, I’m not letting them prey on me and they really hate that, I’m not desperate, don’t need this, my money is for what I want I would never send anyone anything!!!!!!!! I reported them both but as soon as I got on Instagram it all happened??????

  8. I received email that I believe is a scam…His “name” was James Darling Davidson used email address: iknowj300n@gmail.com. I looked up email address on Spokeo – it came back to a Joe Joe on FB. IP address is 209.85.161.195
    Email “he” wrote…

    My name is James,I was born and raised in Germany,Frankfurt and did stay there for like 15 years but i grew up well in California, San Francisco, Morning side… Started from Calvary Baptist Church Schools. I was very playful at school and it affected my academic works. I joined the Military academy at the age of 19. .. My mom was a head teacher and dad was in the medical field of the army and later worked with the UN. I fought in the Gulf war in 1990 to 1991. The gulf war was fought to liberate Kuwait from autocratic rule of the late Saddam, I had a pretty bad experience. I am a Sergeant Major (SGM) and now working with the UN. I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Sergeant First Class. I am the leader of my squad. I am a non-commission officer and I work in the senior management of the military. For now I am in Iraq,Baghdad for the peacekeeping Mission and been here for 10 months. I am waiting for an Agreement letter from the UN to confirm me out of here soon. I have a month or two to leave here soon and that is all what I am really looking for now. I am now looking for the one whisk to my heart, I am looking for true love to spend the rest of my life with. Hope things will change from one stage to another. I am widowed and single for 6 years now and I want to change that Status soon to something great and better and I have a child and is everything to me since that is all what I have in this world now. I don’t use to communicate with outsiders because of security reasons but I need a woman for myself as am retiring from the army to settle down.. A woman that will be there for me and I will be there for her too.

    There is a smile of love, and there is a smile of Deceit, and there is a smile of smiles, in which these two smile meet, a smile is ever the most bright and beautiful with a tear upon it.Am very intelligent, tender, Loving, romantic, passionate, caring, calm, responsible, kind, sincere, honest about all else, loyal, devoted, faithful and understanding to mention a few. I like fishing, cooking, outdoors, music, movies riding bikes, parks, dinning out, sporting events, hiking and swimming. I’m looking for a wonderful woman that have all kinds of great qualities to explore. Am looking for a serious woman to love and to spend the rest of my life with, am actually new this online thing. Meanwhile you are the first woman i have met and i hope we can get to know each other better and see where this leads us to. I seek for truthfulness, loving, caring, and affectionate, good listener, understanding and most importantly HONEST. I have very serious intentions and hope to find someone to spend the rest of my life with… Do you think you are or could be that person? I’M not perfect and it is too stressful to try be so I don’t want to try to be perfect but I am not looking for anybody who is perfect either. We all have faults – even those who won’t admit it. I believe if you devote your time and effort to working on a relationship, take the time to work out your differences and problems then the results and rewards will be well worth the effort. In order to get to know someone you have to spend time with them communicating, having conversations and knowing the difference in communication and conversation.

    Listening and talking are important but actions, not words, define the person and who they really are. I am an open book and you can ask me anything, I will tell you but be sure you want to know because you might not like the answer but you can be sure that it will be an honest answer. I think everybody is entitled to their opinion and right to express it if the sole purpose isn’t to intentionally cause pain or harm. I will listen -I may not agree- but I will listen and I will respect your opinion and respect your right to express it. Life would be pretty boring if we all thought the same but it might make it a lot easier. I hope to find that special person who makes my life a little happier, makes me smile a little more and makes the world a brighter place just because we are together. I hope to find someone to love, respect and spend time with who will love and respect me in return. I am happy and content with my life and with me. I know where I have been, where I am and where I am going. I’m looking for somebody to laugh with me and hold hands. I believe that happiness is by choice and not by chance. I would like someone to share happiness and joy with. I wish to bring to your notice that am very serious and not here to play games and I also hope and know you are not here for games either. I will be very much happy if we can chat instant more to continue to learn more about each other. I also have Skype and we can add each other and as time goes on will risk and let you see me same way I see you too on the webcam. Since I am on a peace keeping mission, it is not allowed to use the internet for dating but will risk and let you see me same way i see you too. I like you already and hoping to hear from you soon….
    Kisses and Hugs

    • I have some of your letter word for word from a supposed Shields Bradley that I met on-line at Match.com, I checked his name on facebook and he had a facebook account with pictures that looked like the ones he had e-mailed me so thought he must be for real, we only texted for about 8 days before he tried to hit me up for money to buy a computer and cell phone so he would be able to comunicate with me better, I did not send him any money and I called him out telling him he was a con man and would report him, he has since removed the facebook profile and the Match.com he was a smooth talker and had me falling for him no doubt, it was a terrible feeling to realize it was all a con and no such man existed. here is copy of his 1st email he sent me after he asked to talk by way of e-mail this was just recent Feb 2017
      shields bradley
      AttachmentsFeb 8 (11 days ago)

      “Hello Dear Hope you are having a good day? I want to say thank you so much for the time today and the short chat we had earlier on , I really like everything I read and I really appreciate the time . But here am I with you, far away in the Syria in a secret hide out here with the US Army..Just an hour drive from some few camps…Too bad isn’t it? Well as long as we have life, we can still have time for ourselves in the near future, what matters is life, right? I do understand the distance thing. I just truly believe that there are no boundaries as you seek your life companion… How do I set the ball rolling..? Happily for me this is my last mission, cos I’m retiring and wanna get to meet someone nice soon to spend the rest of my life with and here comes the chance of meeting you. I know this is too much to read but I just want to be opened to you and tell you everything about me so that you will find it easy to get to know who I’m.. Please take your time and read and understand it very well.. Again How are you doing for me, i find your health very important to me and always pray you always fit. Anyway, you already know my name to be Bradley. .I was born on the 15th of March, 1965 at the Baptist hospital of Bavaria in Berlin,Germany and raised in California San Francisco but i live in Florida .I started A & A Children Academy at 6 and later on continued from Calvary Baptist Church Schools. I was very playful at school and it affected my academic works.I also joined the Military academy at the age of 25 I was in the boarding school so my parents visited me once in a while and it helped. I didn’t spend much time at home. My Late mom was a head teacher and dad was in the medical field.My Previous assignments include tours of duty with the 6th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 25th Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, U.S. Special Operations Command, the Army Staff, and the Joint Staff. And am a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College. I fought in the Gulf war in 1990 to 1991. The gulf war was fought to liberate Kuwait from autocratic rule of the late Saddam. I had a pretty bad experience. I’m the Platoon Officer in US army at the same time acting as (E-7 SGt) Staff Sergeant.I’m also the Junior Commander in Europe (Italy). I’m the second in command of my squad. I work in the Junior management of the military.I holds a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University, a Master of Arts degree in Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from National Defense University. I’ve been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, and other awards and decorations. I’ve earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Pathfinder Badge.Am currently stationed in Syria.I have to let you know I’ve been in the Service for a while now that has occupied all my time and I have already spent 25 years in the Service. I like a strong sense of being knowing where in life you want to be and whom you want to be with. A conscious person who is serious about having a monogamous relationship. I’m looking for a partner and a lover and best friend who I can share the most intimate dreams with. A well rounded individual and a spiritual person.What makes a relationship ideal to someone is how much time and effort one puts into it and how committed two people are to it.I want to meet a woman that is tolerance and how far she can go in life , If she is willing to stick around when the going gets tough and she will be there for me and I will be there for her too when the going gets tough on us. If she will still love me when I am falling apart. I generally try to live a somewhat healthy lifestyle, exercising and some sort of jogging, 3-4 days a week and eating healthy, (trust me, I love pastries, but try not to over do it.I would also like to find a like-minded female where we can participate in activities together and encourage each other to pursue our interests as well.I have several hobbies, and wish I could find more time to pursue those, such as swimming, playing computer games, dancing,listening to good music and reading the Holy Bible,cooking playing my guitar and singing, and more,and would like some one to share those with, as well as their sharing their interests with me..I am generally an optimistic person with a good sense of humor,fairly easy-going, and I don’t think that I’m too critical about things, but I also believe that it takes two people contributing to a relationship to make it work.,I like to do things with the other significant person in my life, but I also encourage her to go out and spend time with friends and pursue her own interests and hobbies as well.I believe that time spent apart helps keep things fresh in a relationship and makes the time we do spend together even better. I’m not one who cheats in a relationship; one woman is enough trouble, I don’t have the time or energy to juggle 2, 3, or 4 at the same time ha ha lol smile..But I also want to be in a relationship where I can totally trust my partner and not dwell on how the relationship is NOT working. My wife and child I think was the hardest thing I’ve dealt with. I felt she was the love of my life but after we had the baby we both have been expecting she started cheating whenever i was away.I felt so bad and aimlessly after getting to know she has cheated and i blamed God for bringing such beautiful woman into my life and allowing her to cheat on me But now I look to God for guidance in my life.My tragedies did not have a pleasant outcome so therefore I do not discuss them. I don’t mind telling the story once, but I don’t discuss them after that because it’s reliving my pain. I feel every life story needs to be told at least once because it makes us who we are and helps people understand us. We are who we are because of our past experiences. I DO NOT expect a woman to be a servant to me, spending all her time working and and cleaning; I believe there is give and take in a relationship, and I realize that at times it’s more convenient for me to do laundry, cook, clean, and I have no problem doing that because I believe and I have being thought by my Father that it’s also man’s responsibility to do the house works and house chores as well. I consider myself to be a fairly honest and truthful person and expect the same in return; I’m not two healthy but I don’t luck anything in life though so and don’t expect someone to attempt to deceive me or “play” me.Everybody makes mistakes and I usually give people the benefit of the doubt, but if the same pattern keeps emerging, it’s over..I do not want to meet someone who may think that they will take advantage of me or lie to me and cheat on me under false pretenses. Sorry if that sounds harsh, and I’m not accusing you of any wrongdoing, but I’m being upfront and honest about that.So you know where I stand from the beginning. With all due respect as well, I hope that you are upfront and honest with me, as well.. Well I hope that this lets you know a little about me, and I hope I don’t come across as being too cynical, harsh, or mean sounding.I will give you the benefit of the doubt (we’re all human, we all make mistakes), but I also don’t like being taken advantage of. I’m just asking you to keep it real and be honest from the beginning,that way, nobody is wasting their time or getting their feelings hurt.I also realize that at times two people are just too different to be in a relationship together; it doesn’t mean that it’s anybody’s fault, it’s just that they’re too different to be compatible. Tell me a little more about you too as well as your pictures okay and you can ask me anything you want to know about me and I will tell you. Your pictures will also be important to me so you need to try and attach some for me so I can also see who I’m reading from..I will be home in 3 months or less. Actually, we are not allowed to communicate with outsiders because of security reasons but I need a woman for myself so don’t worry about me being in danger while communicating with you. I want a woman that will be there for me and I will be there for her through every trier. I will not be able to call you but we can be exchanging via emails and hangout on gmail if that’s okay with you because we are not allowed to communicate with outsiders on phone hope you understand. Everything is being monitored. i will try and start texting with you when i get my phone okay . Please ask me anything else you want to know about me and I will surely get back to you as soon as I can and I will try to figure out the time difference from my end here and in the State soon. And I sent you photos of me hope you like them and I will be looking to have yours as well and know little more about you. Have a good day and I will be hoping to read back from you soon. Take care.”

      I hope it may help others from loosing their money or having their heartbroken, and I did report him to Match.com
      Sincerley
      Laura from Florida

  9. Hi ladies–My name is Karen and I got this one just 2 weeks ago—This one is a Brigadier General John W Bullard station in Camp Bastion in Kabul. He was deployed by the UN Peace Core. Anyway long story short, the con-artist had a profile of the real General John W Bullard. He ask me to send him pictures of myself which I did(1) only–then day after day the conversation started and one thing lead to another with him having 2 children at Alcorn State University, and 1 adopted son from West Africa–when he went on tour with the president–yeah right—after than the whole Love, honey, darling and you name it was in play. I started to believe him , because I have some history about the military and since I live in New York, I also know that the UN Peace is always send people out. Then 1 day passed and no messages from him, next day he was sorry, because he was out in the field with his crew on training. We continued to talk and I send ask him to send me some pics of himself–reply is he is very busy but will do it when he get the time—no money involved at all. What really made me talk to him was the biblical verse he had on his profile—anyway 2 days ago he ask me to pray for him and his safety, as I was doing that–praying overall, something just dawn upon me and when I finishing praying–I went on my computer and started to do the research on General Bullard—low and behold first thing I saw –was dating scammer John W Bullard—so I opened it up and I got info on this con-artist. There was a letter that he had send to other women all over the world and I read the letter together with a different email address he had given to me calling himself Superman. Now I didn’t sleep a wink because I’m so mad with myself for falling in this trap when I know better. This morning he came on as usual–hello my love and I’m sitting there looking at all the messages he is sending me–final I decided to answer him after 30 mins. I greeted him as usual and then I said to him I should become a magician like you and disappeared also–“Idiot is asking me what do you mean my love!!!” so I start asking him questions–how long are you in the military? where are you children going to school again–even though I have all the messages–How did your wife died again? why wait for so long to start dating again. The list goes on and on..Finally he crack and ask me if I got the pics he send me, and ladies all the pics he send to me was the identity of the real John W Bullard, but I had all of that info already, so when I ask him the last question about Camp Pendleton he didn’t know what to say, because all the time I was ask question, he was trying to get then on the internet and I know what he was doing–so I played on with him until I couldn’t take it anymore and I let him have it–told him that I got in contact with the real John and that the FBI was going to look into the conversation I was having with him and that I have pics with the real John (it’s not true) haven’t even met the guy–he wanted to see the pic and I ask him to do what sent it to another person to be scammed. This idiot was asking me why I’m talking to him like that and that I’m his missing rib, we are going to be a family, he will be coming home next month and he don’t want to lose me and on and on. Anyway I did get a copy of the letter he send to the other girls and that’s what made me let him have it–I send it back to him asking if that was his and the only reply I go back was that his co-workers was there and he couldn’t talk about the letters and his merits. Ladies I saved all my messages from him and then I blocked him off, so he started to send me dirty(porn) pics with my photo in it–had to report to yahoo about my account being hacked and then they blocked him so the messages stop finally. His email address is gen.johnwbullard@yahoo.com according to him it’s his personal email. Please be aware of this con–artist, don’t fall for it –I’m a single parent with 1 child (15 yrs old son) and hearing everything he was saying to me was reminding me of my happier times and I was looking into really getting back into the dating and love thing, but now I’m back to square one afraid. This is my story, I did find general John W Bullard and is send him a message–hoping to hear from him soon. Keep me in pray that I’ll get a reply back from John.

  10. Anytime anyone asks for money online you never met and do not know IS A SCAM

    Any real man that is good for you will not ask a lady for money they never met
    A real man asks a girl out and usually pays for the date and it goes from there

    Wake up girls!!!

    • SEROUSLY… ladies what is wrong with you… yes we all want to be in love and some of us with a military man…. but this is so obvious. Today on FB some Sgt Stuart Chandler added me as a friend, pics in full uniform.. stationed in Unit Base Camp Damascus Syria. straight away l knew it… do you want to know why… because anyone in the defence force ( Im from Australia ) doesn’t have the time for this BS, they truly dont, its always a scam ALWAYS… if you even have an inkling you are right, l didn’t even have to talk to this guy l knew straight away.

  11. i´m from germany and i lost 1550 eur, because i believe one scammer. his name was Paul Carney, but the money was go to Nigeria, Alonge Samuel. I´m stupid that i not was looking befor in the world wide web. thanks your Anke Gebauer

  12. I was wondering if anyone else has run into this guy as well? SSG Troy Martin Hutch…….

    • Hi everyone I just wanted to let you know to watch out for this guy. After tracking his IP address back to South Africa I went online to track down the pictures he emailed me…..one was a model from California and the other ones were military but I couldn’t find any sites where they were posted so I could let the men know what was happening….Anyways I blocked his email addresses and now find myself getting some pretty nasty messages from him.

      WOMEN BEWARE of any Troy Martin Hutch’s that may contact you….

  13. Hi I was approached by a gentleman on POF who said he was from the US military currently overseas looking for a Canadian girl. Gave me his email address and said to contact him. I did and we have been emailing back and forth for several days now. He uses a hotmail account…troyhutch19730@hotmail.com and at the bottom it says SSG. Troy Martin Hutch with his military email address listed below…..troymartinhutch.us.army.mil@usa.com….
    Now I’m worried that someone is trying to scam me after reading all the messages on here about the problem…..he told me his wife died a few years ago from cancer and has a teenage daughter….he also said both his parents died on a buisness trip…..he said his dad was French and from New York and that his mother was Irish……his spelling and grammer leaves a little bit desired but I just chalked it up to men don’t always have the best grammer…..

    I traced his ISP address and it says it is originating out of Seattle even though he lives in California and is supposed to be in Afghanistan right now…..the minute I responded to his message on POF he took down the profile because he said he wanted to get to know me better….. Plz am I just so lonely I believe him or should I be cutting off all communication and blocking him from my email account.

    PS. he has not asked for money yet but we just started talking five days ago.

      • Thank you that’s what I thought because I know our Canadian military does not end in .ca

      • How do you contact someone from the camp the scammer says he is stationed. Because I’d like to report this guy who is calling and texting me. I believe I am being scammed. He says his name is Jeffrey Fred Stanford. Has sent many pictures and a picture of his 11 yr old daughter also. Saying she needs groceries. I told him I will not send him money. And he is still texting me. He has called me 6 times. I’ve answered 3 times but I cannot make out his voice because there is a lot of interference. And the phone disconnects. He says he is stationed at Corpus Christi Texas on a peace mission. He also said he was just told he was being deployed to Afghanistan Friday. I no he is a scammer but I also believe he needs to be stopped if possible. It’s weong to impersonate of all people a military man.

  14. I just had a similar experience happen to me. His name was Jason Bock. He was a very good looking military man. There was a picture of him in uniform with his last name sewn on his uniform. When he emailed me, his name and email address matched up with his last name on his uniform. He also told me he was a widow, and that he had a child. He said he was born in the US, but he spent a lot of time in Spain. His English was horrible. Horrible spelling (like someone else above wrote), and the way he worded things were not how someone from the US would word things. He had horrible spelling and grammer. I’m no military expert, but I would imagine that anyone in the military would have some basic knowledge of the English language. I did speak to him on the phone briefly but it was very muffled and I couldn’t understand a word he said. (According to his profile he lived in the next town over from me). He said he was a military agent. What exactly is a military agent? I asked him where he worked (what town), and he was very vague. Somethings just weren’t adding up. I did report him on the site, and I sent him a text telling him I knew he was a scammer. At first he denied it and then he sent some very nasty messages to me. Bottom line, if something seems off, it probably is.

    • Which site were you on? I just got a message from a Jason Bock with a military pic and name on the uniform. I’m on Plenty of Fish.

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  16. I am wondering if anyone has heard of Richard Mass his email is richardmass795@yahoo.com and he states he is in Baghdad and is widowed. He has asked for a lot of personal information for me to get money sent to me from the beneficiary department and they will send $7000.00 to me for him and his daughter to fly to the united states. The money then he says is coming out of his allowance. They are asking for the following information:

    Name
    Date of Birth
    Usernane
    Password
    Email
    User name
    Password
    SSN
    Driving license number
    expiration date
    issue date

    This is a scam isn’t it?

  17. I would like to know if this person is really in the army.
    His name is:
    Mario Sholts
    Rank – WO
    Pay Grade – 04
    He says he at Camp Ashraf in Iraq.
    I have been conversing with him for 2 weeks and I think i’m being scammed. He has not asked me for any money. I would like to know the truth if he is REAL or if i am being play. If you reply to me through email I can give you APO he sent me.
    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  18. i am asking if anyone has ever been contacted by a Col. Raymond (Ray) Carl Villarreal, i was first contacted by him through fb, and then he asked me to go to yahoo, that is how he contacted me , we talked for months and months and now he has just disappeared from fb and no contact by email since last nov. he too claims to be a soldier in kabul afghanastain , . please let me know if he has ever approached you too. after talking months on end , he asked me to marry him , told me he was getting out soon and that was 2012 and not yet has he even had a time off to visit which seems odd to me . if anyone can help me let me know please . i fell for him and am so hurt over it all , won’t even go into the money issue at this time . too much to tell .

  19. Hello everyone,

    I ve been talking for a few days with a certain Lamorgese James on facebook, born in Silver Spring maryland in 1969. He has 3 pictures and he has sent me another 3. After reading all the stories here im sure it s a scam. He sais he works for peace mission in afghanistan, has no family left just a few relatives and wants to obtain a leave and he needs a fiancee, he loves me very much bla bla bla, just be aware!

  20. i would like to know if anyone has been contacted by a soldier who claims to be in Kabul, Afghanistan going by the status of Col.(Ray)Raymond Carl Villarreal . he also contacted me on facebook and then ask me to go to yahoo and set up a chat with him and has contacted me now since 2012, and was suppose to be coming home soon then and didn’t for reasons he could never explain. asked me to marry him after months of talking and then wanted to send me a pkg so his things would not get lost , that is where the story went sour, that is when the money started to be a problem , fees for all sorts of things . please let me know if you have been a victim of him too. he told me so many sweet loving things . none that i could confirm , and i have not heard from him now in several months always on a mission or something like that . i know in my heart i am a fool to have fallen for it all hook line an sinker . please let me know if he too is a fraud . i feel so foolish and so ashamed , i am smarter than this and feel so violated and so stupid and a whole lot of money left my hands . even got emails from washington police so they said , and i spent over thousands . trying to help him and still no money paid back for it , so stupid . please if that name rings bells for anyone else contact me and let me know . email was col.carlvillarreal@yahoo.com he used all in the name of love and boy it is a hard lesson to learn and now broke and live on fixed income , and a widow so i know that is the reason i was contacted to start with . so stupid . i know i know i know , but would love to know if he is doing this to someone else too . i guess would help the pain of it all i fell for him hard.

  21. i received a message from alex jentry in skout.com. he said he was new in the site and he wanted us to exchange email address so we could communicate through it. this was his 1st email: I wish to thank you for accepting my friend request. My names is Alex i just came across your profile on (skout.com) and i will like to be your friend despite our distance and age.. i am searching for my soul mate. that i will love and care for. I want to tell you more about myself. I was born on 15th of April 1977. Am single never married and have no kids and am a Christian.

    My father and Mother has passed away,they are no longer alive
    He was originated from United State of America,. I was born and grew up in NY. I am the only son and child of my family. I live here in Poland. from where I am
    communicating with you and working as a special security in the US ARMY.
    My late father and Mother was a wonderful kind people and a philanthropists.

    when i was reading through his emails, it seems like it was not written by an american. he never calls me by my name and keeps calling me honey, angel, or darling. he was definitely moving too fast. he says that he wants a partner and soon to be wife. he then told me one day he was moving to afghanistan for a peace talk. when he got there he said he was gonna send me a package iphone, laptop, jewelry,and a teddy bear which he said has money in it. he wanted me to use the money to rent apartment for him when he will go on vacation for 6 months in our country. of course i wanted someone to love and care for me but we just started communicating for like a week and thats like about 6 to 8 email conversations only. i started to doubt why he placed money in the stuffed toy. he is in the army he should know thats illegal. he then said he gave it to his friend who was retiring and going back to his home in gambia. he gave me the email address and contact number of his friend daniel christopher. he wasnts me to send my full name, address and contact number so his friend can send the package. he told me not to tell his friend about the money and just be calm about it. he wants me to notify him once i receive the package. i was really hesitant. i keep telling me just take the gifts back i dont need them. he seems not to answer a lot of my questions and just focus on the package. he sends email once a week only as he is busy in their mission as what he told me. i emailed his so called friend daniel and ask how alex was doing when they met in afghanistan. i told him i was worried. i said i dont want him to trouble with sending the package. i never gave out my address and number to him. mr. daniel then replied but it was so odd. he address me as alex wife and he never answered any of my queries. it was like an email made by a robot without any emotion at all. thats when my doubt started to really grow bigger about them. i googled it and well i found a lot of forums and websites about it. though he never asked money from me but i am just afraid the package that may arrive is not what he mentioned. it could be drugs or something. anyhow i stopped sending him mail. i never told him that i know he is a scam. im just so stupid to fall for it.. 🙁

    • All of these guys are involved in peace talks. I thought only the President of the US was involved in peace talks. What a load of crap they’re dishing out.

    • Has anyone been contacted by Paul Wilson, Robin Smith, Kristin Tiller, Julius. Brown, or Stephen Morrison???? Scammers.

  22. I think I am being scammed by a person named Frank Erickson. His email address is frankryan980@gmail.com
    He found me on EuroDating, and he says that he is a peace keeper in Afganistan, in Kabul.
    The story is the usual, he is widowed, with an 18 years old son, and he will be retired soon.
    His commanding officer asked him and 29 other soldiers to serve 11 months further, and when he want to come to me now, I have to help him to buy the air ticket.
    I did not send money. He is writing me still and I would like to know is there any chance that his story is true?
    I would be thankful for any help.

  23. I met someone on OK cupid. He indicated he was in Afghanistan on a peace mission. He asked for my email address, and wanted me to FB friend him. His online name is Jack P Bowen. I had many flags… 1) His insistence to communicate via email. 2. His insistence to be on FB, so I humoured him and became his FB friend, and once I did there was absolutely no posts, nothing, no history… 3) His overly insistence that there will be a connection once we meet, saying things like, you know your search will be over once we meet, you’ll see… I am looking for a lifetime partner, he laid it on pretty thick. 4) He deleted his profile right away, any normal man would stay! 5) Trying to move forward way too fast. 6) He got so impatient when I said no to phone communication right away (and costing me money to set up) Here is the email to request phone communication: Militarybaselandline@usa,com
    Dear General,
    Permission to request for a secure phone communication with an officer serving for the Us army and right now in afghanistan for a peace keeping mission

    Name….Jack Bowen
    Rank….Captain
    Base…..Kabul
    Camp…Victory camp
    Country…..Afghanistan

    I will be grateful if my request can be granted sir…

    There is a cost required for you to subscribe and register your line and once we are connected we can easily talk on phone and the fund is refundable

    Here are some other stuff he messaged me:
    Looking forward to that special i can hold you in my arms….
    i am new but i believe online is nothing without meeting so we have to make plans and you will see your search is over

    should we start from the phone call thing (hmmm phone call thing, is that a way for a Captain to speak, I think not)
    i want a new life relocate and have a better life with someone special

    I told him I will not talk to him on the phone now, and so he asked me to meet in person, here is that interaction:
    should make plans and meet then?
    Me: Explain
    you will email the us army for my leave home with you there …..there is a cost required for the leave processing and its been approved in 3 days and i can fly down there and we can meet in person (I am not believing one bit of this story after reading this)
    Me: cost to me?
    yeah but first thing when am there i can access my account and pay you back cos i cant access my account in war zone here
    Me: But what is the cost?
    it is just 3500$ (hmmm usually it would be $3500… makes me ponder, how educated is this person, he is not a captain I am thinking)
    Me: No, won’t do it
    first thing when i get there you will drive me to royal bank of canada and i will transfer it back to your account
    Afghanistanarmyleave@mail.com
    will send you my full details to send to the army for the leave request…….lets work this out……once am there will you pay back first then we started seeing how things goes and i know it will work out for us

    At this point, he is blocked!

    One last email from him…. saying Good luck

  24. Is there a way to verify the existence of a person claiming to be in the Navy? I’m pretty sure this is a scam but unfortunately I have already wired money before reading from this site. Thank you.

  25. I too think I’m being scammed, by a person named Earnest Patch. He is to be in the Armed forces and a businessman with companies in Gold, timber, and Cocoa. I asked him what the name of his companies and he never really gave them to me. FLAG #1 so I pressed on the questions so he gave me Shanti Gold Mines in Ghana so I goggle it a lot of site came up so I asked him what one is it no answer. But long story short he ask for money and I keeper making up stuff why I could not. FLAG#2 so then it was all lovey dove stuff and poems of love. I told him that I’m a smart women, he asked how smart. I’m very smart..jokes on him I’ll never give him a dime so I went out and got a per-paid card empty it and when he asked for monies to be sent through western union so I use the per-card I new that it would not work but it did make him stop asking for now. So now he is to be back to the stats on Tuesday and can’t wait to meet me but there that hitch his ticket has expired. So I don’t know how far to take this until I tell him that I know it is a scam?

  26. I have been connected over the years by numerous men military or non-military. I know the script quite well. Wife killed somehow leaving him with a child about 8 – 14 years of age. They all seem to go to London for something. The kids are in the care of nannies. They call their deceased wife mum. Their parents are both dead and no siblings. Some of the stories are so funny. I have saved everyone of them. They come off of Facebook, Match.com, POF, e-harmony and Yahoo. I get them all. My last one is sgt, Mark Purdie…I see his name here…. what laugh riot. I play along for a moment. It is a JOKE.

  27. Anyone knows or encounter Allen Peterson he is US military based in Iraq.

    He know asking me for my mailing address coz he will be sending box his email address peterson.allen76@yahoo.com.

    But this is different he was introduce to me by may Auntie, she meet this guy in the dating site Chemistry.com.

  28. captain Katherine jenerette
    serving in afganastan
    anyone know her

  29. anyone know a captain Katherine jenerette serving in afganastan
    just wondering she is a high profile individual if she is real
    bill

  30. I know you probably don’t want to read this, BUT, I have my own theories to these scammers, I believe they are something to do with Terrorist, and anyone that gives money, even 1 lousy cent, is helping them kill innocence people through-out the world.
    Perhaps next time you get someone on the net, and chat, think about that, if you cant care about yourselves, care about others.

    If you really feel the need to give them your, or someone obviously worked hard for free money, go give to a charity, tell the scammer, you done this on their behalf. I bet you will get told, they will be so annoyed with you, but who really cares, they aren’t there for you, and that’s the god damn truth.

    In the end you have been saved from embarrassment to you, not other people, because at the end of the day, you only answer to you. No one else.

    Before anyone says I don’t know what I am saying, I haven’t had the experience, I Have, in fact, I had many, every time I had a new chat, it was the same thing happening, I gave up, I couldn’t believe I had been chatting on the net since end of 1998, and now, all of a sudden I was getting these idiots, and it seem to be every single person. I started to think I had a curse on me.

    The only difference, I can sleep at night knowing I haven’t given to scammers, terrorist, no one, I never gave money, I did however go off the internet chats and never been back, I was hurt badly.

    I went into depression, I dropped all contact with everyone, including people I know personally, because as you know if you have been in depression, you have no control over things you do, and sometimes like with me, too much damage done, no matter how many years you known someone, you did something to them, even when you don’t know you did, you just don’t have any friends anymore, nothing you do makes sense to anyone else, things just happen, some people lucky they can get through things like that, I say fantastic to them, but others well, its just not so.

    • I can understand what you went through. It seems that everyone on the dating websites are pulling a scam. From pretending to have dead wives to being in the military, they’re all liars and cheaters. There are people that say not to trust the ones professing undying love after one email and if they call you “my queen” or anything else obnoxious and rude. Real people don’t use those terms. Where I come from, they’d be laughed at and ridiculed. Don’t believe what they’re saying. True love develops over time not on the internet and certainly not through emails. Meeting and spending time with a person is the only way to have love develop. If they don’t want to meet and they keep putting out “stops” every time you mention meeting, drop them like a hot potato. They’re not what they are projecting.

  31. My attempted scammed is posing on mingle2 as capt simeon hilgert divorced w 5 to son named morris. Deployed to afghanistan but said he will retire upon return. I really believed him despite the warning signs I knew were there lost $400 in trying to claim a box for him that he said I needed to help him by paying a $4250 “clearance fee” for. I consider the loss my lesson learned

  32. This does not happen to only women.

    I received two scams in one day on Adam4Adam.
    One was obvious.
    His email picture was a black guy.
    The pictures he emailed me were of a white guy.

    The second I am positive is a scam.

    John

  33. I have been talking to and research a lot about Captain Frank Smith in Kabul, Afghanistan…..I am positive it is a scam although I have not sent any money…….anyone else? He is also on facebook which is where I came in contact with him. Everything he has told me is word for word on scams on internet. I would like to have this scam shut down. I just unfriended one person who wanted me to google what country he was in….if he doesn’t know I sure don’t need to….so just proves it is rampant and praying a lot on women. If anyone else knows who to report this to please let me know…..facebook only deletes them if they find out if they have used someone else profile pic which I am sure it is not him but don’t know how to find out who the pic belongs to? Please help!

  34. I, for the 3rd in 2 years was contacted and emailed very briefly with some foreigner hiding behind the persona of an active duty soldier. I knew the first time it happened that something was screwy. You see ladies and gents, if you have any degree of familiarity of your own English language you wouldn’t be drawn in. These idiots don’t have a mastery of the English language, which is evident at the start if you just pay attention. Broken and incomplete sentences, familiar phrases misquoted and words used out of context along with misspelled words and terrible grammar. If that alone doesn’t raise flags I’m sorry for you. The sob stories about being widowed and raising children alone, tragic accidents and sudden heart failures, followed by a request for money?? Open your eyes folks, don’t be so lovesick and gullible. Our military men have far too much integrity to come out the gate with a play on pity. I’m a prior military spouse who hails from a military family. I caught the other bullshit about where they’re stationed and the secret missions …yada, yada… however their inability to mask their poor English stopped me dead in my tracks each time! Even if they were real soldiers I’d prefer someone who has a decent grasp on our language and the ability to communicate effectively. Report the bastards!!!

  35. I was very aware right from the beginning the American Soldier, Kelly Joshua Wise was possible a scammer. He said he was based in Farah Afghanistan, was 43 years old A Captain & about to be retired…. He was good looking or the stolen photo’s on his Facebook page where the guys uniform carried the name SCHEUER…Hmmmm he is one good looking guy….
    He got right to the romantic B/S straight away & I played along to see what it was all going…Eventually he told me he wanted to go into the real estate business & had $250 000.00 on hand in Farah that he needed help getting out of the country…he wanted to send it to me via the Red Cross relief guys who come in every once in a while and drop off aid supplies…said they would take it to India then it would be sent to me from there, direct delivery to my door…I told him no I wasn’t prepared to do this, I wanted no part of it. Then i asked him today to explain why he is Kelly Joshua Wise & the photo’s of himself in uniform say SCHEUER. I told him it was a fair & reasonable question which deserved an answer…he told me I was crazy & blocked me….seriously I am still laughing….No doubt the guy who’s profile or photo’s has been stolen has no idea what a heartbreaker he is….watch out ladies they are out there.
    Jacki

  36. Hi I was wondering if anyone in here could help I feel I’m being scam, I’ve been talking to someone for a few months we started chatting on 03/05/2014 anyway he says his in the US Military in Kabul…I was wondering if someone could check him out as I feel his not telling me the truth about himself I’ve had these feelings his not who he says he is and I just clarification and confirmation so I can finally get rid of him..I’ve done research on him on google but I can’t find anything..I found this website and read all the women out there have been scammed by online dating…anyway I hope someone can help me…

    will here is his information..
    his name is Captain Davies Greg Handy but he said his addressed as Major Alexander Greg Davies H.
    email address is daviesgreg0094@yahoo.com
    he also gave me this usarmy.mil_daviesgreg
    u.smilitaryarmy.yahoo.com-I received an email regarding being his next of kin….

    if you want more information on him and want to see photos and also the document for next of kin and read the emails he sent please email me on lavendermango2538@yahoo.com.au and I’m more than happy to share info and discuss how I’m supposed to deal with this and any help I can received.. I don’t want to be scammed by anyone I have a family I need to protect…thank you and I hope someone can help me…

    I just want to know if this person is scammer and that everything he told me is lie..I want to know if my instinct is right and that his a scammer…so I can get rid of him and stop all communication…again thank you and hopefully someone can help me…:):)

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  39. oh yeah and LTC Meyer was about to retire as well in 11 weeks from the Army, but was currently in Afghanistan for 8 months. Fits all the other stories, so sad.

  40. I was saddened to learn my “hero” was not real… I started noticing his responses were being taken from the interest, such as his childhood memories… verbatim, they were using memories posted on websites as their own to “sound” American I guess. It only lasted 6 days before I was convinced it was a scam. LTC Meyer was the name and pictures “he” shared with me, saying his wife died 4 years ago and he had two teenage daughters. He said his name was Jeffrey Alberto Meyer DOB April 14, 1970. When I asked for his mother’s number to verify he was real, he got defensive and said that I had trust issues. I told him/them that I trust until it’s been doubted by others actions. He stopped replying. It is so horrible that they do this. I too wished I knew the real LTC Meyer, the man is the pictures. I did not close my email account, but I did block him from my facebook page, which is where he contacted me originally. I gave him my telephone number and email address willingly, I feel stupid as well, but I know it’s not my fault and glad I never made it to the money stage. Thank you to all who have shared their stories.

  41. Hello Everyone; Beware of Staff Sgt. Jason Hutchison. We have been talking for a week and now he needs a phone to hear my voice. He sounds really sweet and incredible. JasonHutchison47@Yahoo.com, Plesse hit me up if you had contact with him. Have peope calling me out of the blue , it’s really starting to piss me off!!!
    Also Peter Pace Lunseng is another. I want to just put it out there: this is disgraceful. I am thakful that I haven’t sent any money. Jason is on Badoo. and Peter is on Facebook.

  42. how can I find out if someone really is in the military? He told me he can’t take leave unless he has papers proving he is married and has now mentioned something about for us to talk i need a ts2 secured line. is this a scam? Please help ty

  43. I am currently (with great concern) Was in Turkey now in Chad, he wanted me to pay $250.00 to speak with him as they don’t have communication there. I did not want to but ok lets see what happens (I started to think I can catch him out) so I paid. Since paying he rings me every night, so my question is why would he ring me from anywhere when it would cost him?? He does use Yahoo messenger as its approved by the Army (yeh) and part of the cost of the calls.

    Look I know I am being scammed, yet I have this tiny hope he is not. So please is it true US Army Soldiers deployed cant ring out on normal phones the need GP phones with a code we pay and get credited when he get

    Please Please someone tell me that really knows.

    Trying not to be stupid ??

  44. I spoke yesterday to the General, on skype, that’s why today I checked him out -I don’t know any Generals that have time for chit chat on skype! He’s 59, a widower, with a 14 year old son! told me he was stationed in Kabul, and I told him I was learning Arabic and that set the old bells ringing, because when i mention that, people are usually surprised and if they have any connection with the Arab world they ask questions, he didn’t, he changed the subject. However, he must have been really disappointed in our conversation.

    • What was the general name, i have the same story only im not learning Arabic. This claims to be a Gen. Also, General Glendan Liem , based in Kabul.

  45. I have been talking to this marine staff sargent collinsjohn1970@yahoo.com. He had sent a few pictures to me including one in the uniform. He supposed to station at Nigeria Delta camp. Somehow everyone on the camp would need to pay for the internet service @$150 to get online, and he did not have much money on him and had no access to his banking account. He has not yet asked me to send money even thou his internet is cut off. He said he rather asks his friends to lending him money.
    Can someone verify him for me?
    is there a US troop camp in Nigeria delta area?
    is he a real marine?

  46. I failed to mention he is listed on cupid.com as chummyheart as well as lonelyheart001. As well as Facebook lol, he did have two Facebook pages but when I told him I seen it and didn’t want him to be talking with other women fear of him leaving me for her he was all to quick to assure me I was his only ones and deleted it. Yet failed to delete both. Please be careful. Its very simple to just Google the name and what city they say they are from. If nothing comes up question it. unfortunately we all have something about us on the web… Google your self and see all the informaton listed on yourself.

  47. I believe I have a scxammer. The widower and his 9 y/o daughter. Tragic death of wife and child during delivery. This person says his name is Paul Ron USA O3 class . I am a former army wife, I know a capt has vertical bars not a PFC triangle. I want to help catch them and put them out of business. I am still of their interest because he has told me of his debt. But has yet to ask for money. But he has proclsimed his true love for me. What isnt known is that I was a victum of ID theft years ago therefore I have many safegards. I have to say they are pretty good. But ignorant as well..I told them I was an ex army wife and a nice of a federal agent and they still are trying to scam me.
    So if there is a way to stop this I am willing to help.
    Gen

  48. Would you please advise if a Johnny Jordan is currently deployed overseas In Kabul, Afghanistan. Am currently having problems re scam under different christian name but Jordan as surname. He has asked for money. He states he is from Atlanta Georgia. His birth date is 7.7.1951???? Will you please reply ASAP

  49. hi, recently I have been in contact with a “Capt. James Fisher and was also told over a period of a few months to register for phone service and I was given the email address USarmryinformation@mail.com to give my name, telephone, service provider and name of the individual and rank. After I sent it and received a call from the “Capt.” who was supposedly from Texas who had a very heavy middle eastern accent, I quickly hung up and I had serious doubts, then now I get a request to send money again this time I was told it was for toiletries and provisions. Now I know the US government would not send their soldiers to combat without the basics provided to them such as food , toiletries, etc. My question is do people send soldiers anything..I would think support boxes for holidays and so forth. I was even told that the soldiers bank account is deactivated and has no access to his money. Now I also know there is no way the US would hold a soldiers pay cheque and even if they had how would the individual get funds while deployed. I had asked for a few details such as a ID number, FOB, current commanding officers name, but was told that its a security issue and cannot. Nor have I been given a personal phone number for the “Capt”, ( he asked for my phone number and work number) I had also asked for a mailing address to send a support box too or general letters etc, again I was told ” we dont get any in this area” Now I have seen the many US army social media sites and it doesn’t look to tight on the security end for publishing soldiers photos of events, themselves, or scenery around. How do I know the person is lying or telling the truth?

  50. I caught on early, I guess I am lucky. Still it breaks my heart. Lt. Cln Addison Wilcox, about to retire. I should have known someone with such a high rank would not be on a dating sight. His wife died, they never had children, he lost both parents as a child and was raised by his Uncle/Godfather. There was also Jeff never told me his last name. But same-ish story. He lost his only son and wife in a car accident, he was raised by an uncle in Germany and he was about to retire. Addison said his friend found his new wife on the sight so he thought he would give it a try. He did not want to come back to the states to no-one. It’s all good though, “Addison” had said he wanted to run a marathon so I had started training. I will not give that up.

  51. Ok so I’m not nice when I feel that someone is trying to take advantage of me. These fools are also posing as a married couple who need a housekeeper to clean the house before they come back stateside and this is my response to one of them. Please forgive the cursing but I was livid. This is the only language they understand as I have not heard anymore from them and before anyone gets offended I am African American myself and I did use the N word in my response to these fools not as a deragatory remark against my own race but as a description of the definition of what that word means as stated in the Webster;s dictionary which is a lazy person. If you are easily offended , please go past my post if you can. So here goes:

    Mrs. Jackson or whatever your name is – you are a piece of shit. Did you really think I was stupid enough to cash that check. I called the bank and everyone associated with that check and of course shock shock surprise surprise – the check is fradulent but then of course you already knew that. What’s the scam, you’re some nappy headed Nigerian scam artist sitting in an internet cafe and the only time you can answer me back in the email is when I’m sleeping because its daylight there for you. You are the lowest of the low – the vilest of the vile. Why don’t you go kill your damn self and then you won’t have to worry about where your next meal will come from because the devil himself will be hand feeding it to your punk ass. I hate motherfuckers like you. I’m black myself and it kills me to know that some of my own kind are capable of shit like this instead of getting a real job and supporting themselves the legitimate way. You’re a nigger and I don’t mean that in a good way. I have forwarded all information I have gathered on you and sent it to the federal authorities. Get a real job faggot or better yet – go DIE. Don’t you ever contact me again or I will send a curse to you that destroys you and your whole generation. Bitch.

    Of course the only thing I can curse is a word but they don’t know that. I’m still livid.

    • What makes me so angry about the whole situation is that I have children who are real American soldiers. I am a big supporter of the wounded warriors program and I love our soldiers for the commendable job that they do and for these as$$$$les to demoralize what they do to protect our country and our freedoms pisses me off to no end. Keep posting stories to put information out there and hopefully we can slow them down a little and wise up a few more people from being so open with their checkbooks in the name of love or pity. If you can spend money on one of these fools – take some of that money and buy a homeless person some groceries or a young mother that’s struggling a box of diapers. Think about it – if a man asks you for money so early in the dating game, would you really want to spend the rest of your life with someone who can’t control his finances. Imagine the life you’d share. IJS.

    • Tell it like it is, sister. The scumbags should be prosecuted. Have you ever watched Dr. Phil? There’s a woman on there who sent over $1 million to her scammer. Dr. Phil sent people over to the addresses given to her and there was nobody there. The pictures were of fake businesses where they didn’t work.
      I’ve had scammers claim to be in the military, and if you look closely at the pictures, you can tell difeferent odd things. The equipment they’re leaning on is old and not used by the military since WWII. The name tags don’t match up with their names. The uniforms are purchased at the nearest Army Navy Surplus store and they don’t have their rank on the sleeve. Track their email using a tracer (look up on google) and find out exactly where the mail is coming from. I had one claim to be in Miami and the emails were coming from New York, yet he claimed to be in Kabul. Couldn’t explain it. Military men use the.mil for connecting with their families. These people are scumbags, claiming a lot of dead people and a lot of sob stories. Use a reverse scam on them and tell them you are in the same circumstances and ask for money. See what they do.

  52. I was contacted by someone “near Kuwait” ok, so he’s sweet talking me until the money deal is dropped and emergencies after emergencies show up. Ok I did not fall for it, but the one thing that I really want to know, is how can we contact such military men pictures used for these kind of fraud. I have tried to search for this soldier’s picture image and find out exactly who this person is in real life, but Google image search doesn’t have anything on file. Do you know of any way that picture could be scanned and identified somehow?
    I would appreciate your feedback, if nothing can be done, I understand. Mind, the name that was given is not correct either. I did have that verified. His email address is doncombat@gmail.com

    Thanks-
    Ruth

  53. I have been speaking to a Sargent major Brendon Singale for a few weeks now. He has not asked me for any money he has not asked me for anything. He claims to be coming home and that we will spend the rest of our life together. I had to write a letter to his commander Transibatch for him to come home. Any way someone can check him out for me. Brendonsingale@yahoo.com

  54. The scammers are now hitting up male for Male dating sites. Had a dude contact me and his name is Anderson Thomas. USAF and he states he is stationed in Libya.. (LOL) He retires in two months and has been there for 7. Of course he has a son that lives with his elderly mother. Claims he is from NY. Told me after his wife died in tragic accident he met a man and fell in love. The man tried to poison him and take his things. Said man is now in prison in South Carolina.. Of course he uses the words Baby and Hun or Honey a lot. He is a civil engineer as many of the scammers use. Gotta bless their hearts for keeping on trying to scam people.. Oh yeah.. when he gets out of military, he wants to start a real estate investment company. And of course he can’t chat with his son due to the fact that they are not allowed to use cell phones or cameras etc where he is due to secrecy.. Right now he is telling me he is out of “Foodstuffs”. He prepares his own meals as he doesnt like eating the food prepared for them. His mom is 86 and sent him foodstuffs a few months ago.. I am just letting him dig a little deeper into his hole.. Of course he already feels deeply attached to me.. Warning signs of a scammer.. Poor sentence structure. Words used are not typical words and sentences seem broken. He hasn’t asked for money but I did try to lure him just now by asking him if there was anything I could do to help him.. Oh yeah. his birthday is coming up on the 10th of this month.

  55. does anyone know about Nicolas Morgan !? Is he scam too ??? help please

  56. Hi everyone,
    Some too familiar sob stories on here I’m disappointed to say. Specially since I not long ago was financially stung by my General who is supposedly based between Kabul Kandahar and Bagram Afghanistan and his Diplomat stuck at Jakarta airport with “Parcel Box” that “need” money for SECURITY CLEARANCE (twice, of which I stupidly made initial payment) before he and it can be moved to my country for me to keep safe till my General’s “duty” assignment is over next month. Anyway his name is “General Murphy Hawkins” and his Diplomat’s name is “Mr Jimmy Cole”. But I think they are the same person, there syntax are similar in text and placement I have since found. Jimmy Cole’s mobile is based in Indonesia but the General tends to be evasive about proving he really is in Afghanistan prefering to duck and weave the subject. It’s been over a week now and Mr Cole is still at Jakarta airport waiting on second payment this time for ANTI TERRORISM CERTIFICATE so the parcel will not be scanned blah blah blah lol.. Murphy Hawkins has two facebook page’s, the first has a profile of a fine looking forty nine year old man in a black turtle neck skivvy with US AIRFORCE carrier as his cover photo and the second profile has the same fine looking forty something yr old man this time wearing a blue turtleneck skivvy with an emblem of some sort on the chest. These are relatively new pages both put up on the 12th april 2014 and the 19th april 2014 so yeah new but when we first started talking in feb of this year (yip my general’s smooth and fast) he had yet another facebook page which was shut down on the 06/04/14. I should have stuck to my initial suspicions when I told him to buggar off and leave me alone and I told him three times but he kept coming back smoother each time the PRICK!!! Grrrrrrrr!!! Jeeez I piss me off sometimes lol. Well if I don’t laugh I’ll blooming cry and I aint doing that!…anymore lol. Hey anyway peeps check him out if you want here’s his email if you want to inundate him with poo lol – murphy_hawkins@outlook.com Dodgy email too I found out earlier tonight, thanks to advice on here. Cheers for that, chin up peeps these guys are scum of the earths sink holes and deserve all the grief we can afford them. I feel sorry for the Murphy Hawkins in the facebook pages who ever he is, cause he’s dang gorgeous and I truly did end up falling for him.. Lucky woman who ever is married to him haaaaaah dayahm! lol :D.. Finally, I just want to say a massive THANK YOU TO ALL MILITARY FORCES COMBINED PAST AND PRESENT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, THANK YOU FOR OUR FREEDOM, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  57. I caught on quick , he was asking to many questions too fast on meet me henrymiller875@yahoo.com he poses as j miller when I called him out after i put his email into google and he came up as a black man he called me every name in the book.He was BUSTED and didnt like it. this is what google brought up B-larry Adeyboy

  58. I have been talking to a guy named SGT John Amos and he tells me he wants to ask for leave but needs me to call first. I need help to find outh the truth .. he uses a yahoo email patrickjohn779@yahoo.com.

    • Hello Jackie –

      He’s a SCAMMER. He’s about to hit you up with the “leave request scam.”

      Real American soldiers don’t pay a fee to request leave and they don’t ask strangers to do it for them. Only the soldier can submit a leave request for himself in the U.S. Army. A soldier simply fills out a form and turns it in to his supervisor. If the request gets approved (which is almost always) the soldier goes on leave. If he’s stationed in a conflict zone such as Afghanistan or Kuwait, the Army pays to fly him home for his 15 days of leave (that’s the most allowed under current policy). Your SCAMMER may also suggest that he must “pay for his replacement.” Don’t fall for that one. A soldier’s unit can get by for the 15 days that he’s gone on leave. There is no need for a replacement for such a short period of time. Also, the Army has an enormous peronnel department. They don’t need individuals to work these issues.

      If you’re still not convinced, you can Google the phrase “leave request scam.” You’ll find plenty of information about it. The link below describes the scam quite well.

      http://asp.militarygear.com/2013/01/11/the-nigerian-leave-request-scam/

      Good luck!

      – Gordon

  59. My scammer is listed on Match.com in Alberta, Canda and is someone using photos of a Chris Swartzbaugh supposedly posted in Bagram Afghanistan; 26 year veteran; photos had name patches and all. Supposedly widower with 3 kids which were being looked after by a friend in Utah. Email he used is swartzbaughchris@gmailcom. Wanted an EXACT Iphone and EXACT watch sent to his friend in Utah to forward as was his birthday. These gifts were $1000.00 worth. I did neither and instead asked for a phone number to contact him and a current photo with date being included in the photo. He got extremely angry. I blocked this obvious scammer’s ass on match.com. And careful ladies, he also offered to close my account if I gave him my match password…in a pigs eye When I look closely I think he has hijacked the account of some other woman as the login is very close to one of his contacts on Google chat. I feel badly for the real military guy being hijacked. I then started looking at the scammer profile and did a Google search (you just select parts of it and right click to search); found it was copies from two other websites in Australia.
    So, be vigilant on out of town interests..and the old adage…if it sounds too good to be true….generally is.

  60. Hi there

    Just needing your help to see if this guy I am talking to is a real soldier – SGT Steve Harkinston, based in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Born in Germany. Has a German Passport – both parents died in a car accident, was raised by his grandmother who is still alive today and living in Germany. Has a sister that lives in Finland is married with one child. Went to American as a teenager and enlisted as an Army cadet – been in the services ever since. Currently 44 years, single no children. Looking at retiring and needing financial support to: 1) apply for Special leave so he doesn’t have to go to Syria and 2) apply for early retirement.

    Says his superior met his wife on some online dating site a few years back, they are married and have two children. Apparently she used to be in the Military to and is often used as a support person for spouses and partners of military men.

    Her name is Barbara Young – Mobile Ph 001 (218) 239-3402 email address: bearjasper@yahoo.com, her husbands name is: Shawn Young

    He has asked this lady to ring me to confirm his story about needing money.

    Here is what she wrote:

    Peral

    I am so sorry to get back to you so late on this matter. I first want to tell you that Steve Harkinton is a very real and true man who is in the armed forces. He is overseas working to protect our country.
    What happen is that they are deployed to bases and then from there they are separate into groups that each have a commander and others in the group who are special trained men and women who know what they do and do it well. I want to stress that these military members are doing their jobs and when it gets rough they need to come home for a much needed break. They need to apply for leave and when they do they also need to pay for all paperwork for this leave before they get their paycheck. It is the girlfriend or spouse duty to bring them home. They go thru stages of how they get told what the cost is for each level and it is so hard because if you pay the one time there will be more. They have to go thru stages and each stage there are more things to do and more cost incurred. Whatever Steve tells you he needs is what he needs to get his leave papers completed and him home with you. Steve is not in anyway a scammer or would do that to you. I know you have your doubts and things about all of this but I do not ask for funds from you but may have to help you send the funds to Steve to make sure the transactions go thru to him without hitch and if he tells you to send it just know where he tells you it is the safest way possible and he gets it much faster. The military has ways to get funds to each individual that is over there and they do get in and will get home to you. Peral this is so real and I know without a doubt he is worth it for sure to bring him home. I know you said you didn’t have the funds to bring him home but make sure you tell him that and that you are honest and up front with him thru out all of this. I was not scammed by Shawn my hubby and I didn’t have someone like me to help me along like I am here for other now. If I would of had this sounding block and information I would of been married 2 years earlier and it would of been a great deal. Shawn is a really special kind fun loving man who I have no idea what I would do with out him in my life. I had my doubts about him but I worked it all thru and got the best deal of my life.

    I am feeling better today but have had a lot of stress on me today. I have a planters wart on my left foot heal outside and I had to hit it just right today and still hurts. I am doing good after surgery also and hope to get some sleep tonight didn’t get much last night but did go to bed shortly after we talked on the phone. I know when Shawn is home again it will be so nice with him retiring and being home with me full time. I will not know what to do for awhile but will get used to it. We have to buy one more horse and then we can ride all the time when we can anyway. It will be so good to ride again for me. I hope I can again anyway. Well, I need to close and if you have more questions remember to talk to me about it because anything on the internet is not something you need to concern yourself about. Them sites don’t know it all or will tell you because it is so much different when they service our country and have to be in a war zone areas that no one is suppose to know about or can have any access too. Well, now I am closing here and call text or email me with any questions.

    Barb
    ————————————Break—————————————–

    I have read a lot about scammers and it seems these two are working as a team. Anyway here is a set of Q&A I got from her in another email:

    My questions:

    1). How do I know you are not a scammer too and working as a team of elaborate scammers to get money?

    I do not contact anyone for funds I am here to help you understand more of the way of things with the military men and women in the arm forces.

    Why should believe anything you say?

    This is totally up to you if you can because I am not out to hurt anyone or use them. You can ask me anything and I can and will get answers from Shawn who I have known for 4 years and married to for 2 years this April and have seen him in person. I know 100% that Shawn is real because I have meant him and I know he never asked me to do anything without really knowing the person.

    2). If a serviceman wants to take annual leave or bereavement leave why do they have to get their family or spouses to send them money to pay for their way home?

    When the military members are in service overseas they do get paid and there funds are in an account that no one not even them get access to until they are sent home or come home on leave then they are allowed to access the funds form base or home area because of all the fraud and scamming in this world the government has done this for all services members overseas to make sure all funds are security and
    before you ask the reason they don’t send it home is this the high rate of divorce within the military itself due to the conditions of things. No don’t get me wrong about this if something happens to the member there family does get the funds. This is a very security matter and highly kept secret because of the high security of their jobs and what they do. Most of the military members that are oversea are highly trained in special forces and have very dangerous jobs.

    3). Why do they have their salary paid into an account they can’t have access to, via internet or phone banking, during the time they are away serving?

    Please also refer to the answer to question 2 for this.

    4). How do the husbands or wives of your serviceman living back in the states get access to the money they make to keep their households running and children educated?

    Most of the service members have things set up to take of their family while in the military. The military does take care of them also.

    5). Why do serviceman not have access to secure facilities that allow them to see their families on camera in their own personal time?

    This question is the most easiest to answer. The reason is because of the high security of where each member is in. If they were allow to do this then the enemy would be able to get to them and we know what will happen with that.

    6). How much personal time do they get to themselves?

    They only have the time they sleep which is not much because this is war time where they are at.

    7). Why use a facility like Western Union to send money to a Diplomat who then gives the money to Steve? Why can’t I send it straight to his bank account, where he can use his card?

    As I told you about the way this work let me see if I can make it clearer for you to understand me more. All military members are first sent to a base and then from there they are taken to a camp site and can’t get anything because of the security of the jobs they do. The less anyone knows the better because this way the military member is protected more and their job is not compromise in anyway.

    8). What currency do they use on Base? USD or other.

    They use the amount of the currency of the place they are

    9). Can you confirm by Photo what Steve looks like?

    I have to do this thru my husband and if you send me one I will conformed it with Shawn first.

    10). Can you give me a brief summary of what you know about Steve?

    I personal do not know Steve Harkinston my husband Shawn has worked with him for years and knows him thru the military.

    This is probably it for now.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Regards

    Pearl

    I hope you can understand all of this and that I have answered all your questions. Feel free to contact me anytime for any questions. God Bless and take care

    Barbara

    • Hello PC –

      You have NOT been talking to a real American soldier. You’ve been talking to a SCAMMER – probably from Western Africa. The same young, black, African male has probably been pretending to be both the soldier and “Barbara Young.” I’m guessing you’ve never spoken with either of them on the phone or via Skype. Here’s how I know your “soldier” is a fake:

      1. American soldiers CANNOT have foreign passports.

      2. Typical scammer back story almost always involves parents killed in a tragic accident.

      3. Typical scammer back story involves a convoluted upbringing – in this case, “Born in Germany, moved to America. Sister lives in Finland.”

      4. “Enlisting as a cadet” is not something that happens in the U.S. Army. Your scammer doesn’t understand the culture and regulations of the U.S. Army. Also, Cadets go on to become officers, not sergeants.

      5. There is no such thing as “special leave” in the U.S. Army.

      6. There are no American soldiers stationed in Syria. Scammers don’t keep up with the news.

      7. There is no cost to the soldier when he wants to retire. He simply turns in his “retirement packet” (a big stack of forms). Also, there is no “early retirement” in the U.S. Army. A soldier must serve 20 years before he is eligible for retirement.

      8. For a soldier to retire as a SGT (sergeant), he must have gotten into trouble and been demoted. Most enlisted soldiers retire two or three ranks higher than that.

      9. Only a soldier can apply for his leave. No other person is allowed to do it. “Barbara” said that it is the “girlfriend or spouse’s duty to bring them home.” If that were true, single or divorced soldiers could never go on leave. Does that make sense? This is the old “leave request scam.” Google it.

      10. African scammers often say “arm forces” when they mean “armed forces.” Your scammer “Barbara” said “arm forces.” A real American woman would know better.

      11. Real soldiers ALWAYS have access to their bank accounts. Soldiers receive their salaries twice a month through direct deposit. The money goes straight into their bank accounts. The U.S. Army has been paying its soldiers this way since at least 1982. When deployed overseas, soldiers have access to the PX (Post Exchange) on nearly EVERY base. They can pay for items at these stores using their bank debit cards or with their Eagle Cash cards. http://www.fms.treas.gov/eaglecash/index.html

      12. Most soldiers deployed overseas ARE NOT Special Forces. Very few soldiers in the U.S. Army work in this field. In fact, there are more postal clerks and truck drivers in the Army than Special Forces troops.

      13. The military takes care of a soldier’s family. But, it does this by paying the soldier a good salary and providing free health care to the soldier and his family. Most soldiers have joint checking accounts with their wives. The Army deposits the soldier’s pay check into that account. The soldier and the wife then have access to the money by way of debit cards and paper checks.

      14. Not all deployed soldiers have regular access to the internet. Most do however. Webcams and Skype are used frequently by deployed soldiers. One of my soldiers makes Skype calls with his wife twice a day. We’ve in Kuwait, so we have pretty good internet service.

      15. EVER deployed soldier has free time. Here in Kuwait, we work eight hour days. Even in Afghanistan, soldiers have access to the USO and recreation buildings with pool tables, televisions, free internet, free phone calls back to the States, free books and magazines, movie theater, gyms, computer games, basketball courts, and lots of scheduled activities. Here in Kuwait we have fun runs, spin class, Zumba, BINGO, crafts night, etc. At Camp Arifjan, Kuwait they have a pool. Life for deployed soldiers is not all doom and gloom. If soldiers had no free time, would the Army provide all of these activities?

      16. Western Union is available on most military bases, but the military services (Army, Navy, etc.) DO NOT use Western Union for official payments. African scammers use Western Union because WU clerks rarely ask questions of the senders and the receivers of money do not need to provide ID. This policy is PERFECT for a black African pretending to be a white American soldier.

      17. Deployed soldiers can use either U.S. dollars or the currency of the host nation. There are ATMs on every American base – so access to cash is never a problem. Of course, they can also use debit cards or their Eagle Cash Cards.

      I hope this has been helpful.

      – Gordon (A deployed American soldier)

      • Hi im susan !! My email address is sjweber43@gmail.com . i have been talking Sgt Chris McClaren. He says hes in Kuwait. We meet on Instagram. Im not sure what to believe anymore. I have been scammed before. The Secretary claims to be working on getting him home. He got emergency leave. But now im not sure of anything. Chris has a brother who went back on drugs and made me thenext of kin. I have been hurt so many times. Could u please get back to me???

  61. Here’s another suspicious person who claimed he’s on business trip in Africa, buying gem stones. On his facebook page, he’s self employed, owns a company that sells gem stones. He graduated from college. So, he should write good English. But the way he talked to me, I find it strange. This is part of our conversation on Facebook, please be the judge and tell me if he’s a fake too.
    Him: “…u know it took some messages from me to you before you had a good feeling about me, so am just getting to know who you are and maybe we can be great friends in the nearest future, if any of messages makes you feel uncomfortable please lemme know…”
    Me: “I’m not sure about this, you’re too far from me. I have to go now, I’m getting lunch with my daughter. We just finished church. I’ll talk to u later, ok?
    Him: “…am not going to stay here forever and am just saying we should be friends someone you can talk to, rely on for advice and share things with if thats isn’t too much to ask..”
    He said he’s from Corpus Christi, Texas. Do ppl in Texas talk like that? Any input will be appreciated, thanks.

    • Hello YUN –

      He’s a SCAMMER. Whenever someone you’ve met online (but not in person) mentions a connection to Africa, you should be very suspicious. Most of the world’s romance scammers are located in Ghana and Nigeria. These guys pretend to be American soldiers or Western businessmen temporarily in Africa. They tell you that so you won’t be surprised when they ask you to send money or items to them in Africa. They’re all young, black males who have never set foot in America. A big clue that your businessman is a scammer is his use of the word “am.” Americans don’t say “am” when they mean “I am.” People from Nigeria and Ghana do though. This guy will steal your money if you let him. Good luck!

      – Gordon

      • Hi Gordon, I appreciate your response. I have watched so many episodes of Dr. Phil about African scammers. In fact, I know when to draw the line. I’ve met a few already who actually asked me for money, but I said no and we never talked again. But then, I’m not ready to jump in conclusion with this business man I’m talking to. I told him about my concern, the way he talked. He gave me this explanation:
        “…just trying to clear your doubt, i wouldn’t want to give you any reasons to bring those trust issues up, plus what you didn’t read is that 70% of African countries were colonized by Britain. I, its a noun is also a pronoun so its not really a necessity to attach but together and it didn’t matter. I’m, am going somewhere, whats so suspicious in that…” What do you think. He said he grew up in UK, so he has a British accent. I just want to find out the truth, if one day he asks me for money for any reason, I know myself, I will not go for it. I don’t have money any way 🙂 Please, any input will be appreciated. Thank you.

        • Hello YUN –

          I wonder, did he tell you that he grew up in the United Kingdom BEFORE you asked about the “am” issue? If not, I’m guessing he made it up to cover a flaw in his scam story. It’s VERY rare for an American to grow up in England, however that’s OFTEN a detail in a SCAMMER’s story. It’s a way for them to explain their British accent if you ever talk to them on the phone. Many black Africans speak English with a slight British accent. You’ll know for certain he’s a SCAMMER when he asks you for money. Of course, it’s never a good idea to send money (or other gifts) to someone you haven’t met in person. You should assume he’s a scammer until he proves otherwise. Get him to talk to you via Skype. It’ll be hard to hide his appearance on Skype. He’ll probably come up with an excuse for why he can’t talk on Skype.

          Feel free to write to me at ghannett2013@gmail.com if you want to talk more about this. I don’t check these blog pages everyday but I do check that e-mail account everyday. Take care.

  62. I’m currently talking to a Hall Maxwell Lincoln from a dating website. He also have a facebook with the same picture. After a few chats, I googled him and found he was a scam on http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=46990 Then, I confronted him and ask him for an explanation. He said he was a victim of identity theft. That he had received emails about his picture been stolen etc. Then, I asked him for a photo of his ID to prove he’s telling the truth. Off course, he didn’t, and he hasn’t replied back. Because I’ve already experienced a previous scam, I thought I was just paranoid. I should give him a chance, since he hasn’t asked me for anything yet. After a week or so, not hearing from him, I sent him an email to be friends again. How naive I was! Well, we started to talk again by emails. Just like all the other scammers, they tell the same old stories, how much he was fallen for me etc. At first, I fell for it. But not until today after I found this blog! (thank you!) He finally told me to call him. He said I need to call this department and verify my information in order to make the phone call. Well, he hasn’t said anything about money yet. After reading some of the stories here, I made my decision. I’ve just sent him an email this morning, saying that I had to fly to South America to see my badly injured sister in law, the I can’t do all of this right now. I don’t want to confront him yet, I will play along to see what his next step is. Any suggestions?
    One thing I don’t understand why they all use the same stories, like their wife passed away and have a young child who lives with his aunt.

  63. I am now one who I know has been apart of a military love scam…my marriage wasn’t very happy at the moment and I was feeling pretty low about myself and life…then this wonderful man popped in on me while I was on facebook..full of compliments and wanting to be my friend so I allowed it…at first I was skeptical but he won me over in the days to come…e-mailed me daily love nts and poems every morning plus a wake up chat…then a evening chat on yahoo messenger… soon it was I love you need you…came out of a divorce…son was with his 70 yr old mom in the UK…he was in Tripoli Libya on peacekeeping work in the army as a Sgrt. and after 20 years of service wanted to retire with someone he could love and trust…he wanted me…I said our age differences would not work he kept telling me age was just a number…he was wonderful comforting and romantic…it uplifted me and I was so happy he had found me….then soon he was asking if i could help him..he hadn’t finished his tour of duty in Libya but wanted to come home to the states to Miami Florida where he lived…then come to see me…he requested money for plane ticket..said the military wouldn’t help because his duty there wasn’t done yet…it was $1200.00 for that …I out of concern and love did it…I was to pay to a acct of Bolarinwa Samson, Ibadan Nigeria…wired the money thru a moneygram…next he wanted funds to help him for he would now have to go to Nigeria and stay in a secure hotel for 14 days while the Admin. got all his paper work done so he could leave…that cost was $2800.00 plus a $440 for a gold necklace he wanted as a gift from me to remember me by…I did it even tho in my heart I knew something wasn’t right…I cared for this guy..wanted to believe everything he said was real he was real ….he said he couldn’t touch his acct back in the states cause he closed it till he got back for security reasons…but he had the money to reimburse me when he got back it was all refundable to hang on to the receipts..keep them safe.. and definitely keep us a secret…it was so wrong…i was so hooked what a idiot i am i am educated and I fell for this hook line and sinker..anyway the breaking point was when he came back and told me he need a basic traveling allowance to finish the process to come home…it was need to prove to the Embasssy he was a responsible person and capable to be on his own…that would have been $4000.00 I finally wised up and checked it out he didn’t need to do that if he was indeed a USA citizen…and I asked him again about why wouldn’t the army send him home..he said they would have but he didn’t finish his job there so he had to do it this way…He never would share his phone # with me I asked just for the area code…he said he couldn’t because of the securtiy and army rules …I wouldn’t hear his voice till he got in the states then he would call me.. so it was always chatting on yahoo messanger.. I wouldn’t send him the $4000.00 and I finally told my husband about helping him and giving him money expecting to get it back but now I know I wouldn’t… it tore me up to tell my husband who is a hard working good man.. I didn’t want to lose him and be alone.. and I do love my husband of 40 yrs…now he is angry and bitter because he feels I betrayed him and was dishonest by not coming to him sooner and sharing my dilemnia with him…I haven’t been able to stop crying and now I don’t know whats ahead for me and my husband…I was lied to by this guy this so called army soldier he took my emotions and used them for his gain and I now am so lost and my life here is a mess I have made a report to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Federal Trade Commission…I am open to any suggestions …This man’s name was Robert David Crane…if any one has info on him I would like it please he took much from me and I want to know if hes real… if even the pics he used on FB or on messanger when we chatted are real.. I am so so sorry and so so dumb. i hope my marriage will recover from my stupidity in allowing someone to scam money we didnt have… and now will have to pay back to the credit card I use to get the funds…such a loss for all involved…

    • Hello Marilyn,

      Something very similar has happened to me too. I’m almost married with problems and I was to swept off my feet thinking I was falling in love with a soldier, with all his kind words etc.. I to send money to a third party so that he can have a mobile phone brought to him in Afghanistan. I sent in total 700€ then recently I sent a parcel with a gold chain and a watch too to thank the third party in helping us. I was completely fooled and played. I was even going to give my life to be with this person. But I’m glad I’m not and work things through with my husband. My husband knew I was chatting to this soldier but he didn’t know it got serious. And now I feel bad knowingly what I did behind my husband’s back. But I am going work on my marriage to make it better.

      So I completely understand what you went through. I met this guy through Instagram, he doesn’t have any other accounts plus I did the photo reserve on Google and nothing came back.

      What got me, I asked him for his military email address. He gave it to me and it a real email address I have emailed to it and I am waiting for a response. Plus I have he’s personal email too. I have asked him to email me by his military email address to see if he genuine.

      I hope you can work it out with your husband, good luck.

  64. 1110440601; 1111440602 and 1111440600 Yahoo messenger numbers used by my scammer from Ghana. He didn’t like the way I was questioning him so he turned on video for me to believe he was not who he said he was. The video showed him texting me and in the background you could see others on computers and there was someone to the left of the screen who was staying out of the video. Lo and behold, he was a black teenager who was very computer savvy. Said his name was Melvin not Chris Robles and that he was an orphan in Ghana and needed $$ so that he could go back to school. He also said he was taught how to do this by a friend. I notified the Army, Yahoo and the secured site he got my profile from. Felt like I was chatting to different people. One was very cerebral and intelligent and the other was a moron with very little command of the English language. I believe the Mercy Wellington mailing address in Ghana is one set up to receive goods sent and money sent in a MoneyGram. If I knew what official to contact in Ghana about this I would. I was foolish enough to send T-shirts, socks a bible and a football; thinking I was sending to one of our US servicemen. He couldn’t answer any questions I pressed him for about what Brigade or zone he was assigned to, he gave wrong ranking for his E9 rank. There were little signs that kept popping up but when he wanted my bank acct. number I told him I was part of Homeland Security and my computer was connected to satellite and was tracking him at the moment. He signed off and has not been back since. Hope this helps someone else so they are not scammed. If you have a cell phone they can get your number (don’t know how) and can send you text messes by using those Yahoo messenger ID numbers.

  65. I have found out the scamer who were trying to scam me
    http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=37717#p302646
    He uses the pic of the politician Doug Heckman. Terrible how many names he uses, I didnt give money for him, but he was trying to send me a “package”with 600.000 dolars from Afeghanistan.
    When I told him, I knew he was a scamer, since then he is trying to intimidating me saying he will use my pics as a scamer for men.
    He says in the e-mail he sent to me. He is very mad.
    “OK so you are in the game??? Well your pictures will also go to the whole world as a scarmmer. I know you enjoyed the game, don’t forget you are also a fool thinking you know my name, wait and see>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>”

  66. I am talking to a soldier right now that goes by the name Ryan Bergstrom. Has anyone ever talked to him? Is he real or fake? I have photos of him and an email address that I am not sure if it is real or fake. Can someone help me out?

    • I have pictures too but they were not of my scammer. Probably an identity theft.

  67. I have found out the scamer who were trying to scam me
    http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=37717#p302646
    He uses the pic of the politician Doug Heckman. Terrible how many names he uses, I didnt give money for him, but he was trying to send me a “package”with 600.000 dolars from Afeghanistan.he says he is Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army and is now in Kabul, Afeganistan he will retire at the end of March, but before that, will send me a packet through the UNITED NATIONS DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE AIR CARGO and I must save it because once he retires, he is coming to meet me and pick up the package. His name is Sergeant Major Eddie Harrison, someone knows him? he STILL not asked me money, but asked for information (address, name, ID number, etc..) To send that package, I was naive, yes, but my intuition says that something wrong. A man who says love with me, who wants to marry and we have spoke just by e-mail, he says for security reasons.Anyway, maybe someone knows and has been a victim

  68. I also traced email for Mercy Wellington@mail.com and it indeed belongs to a Mercy Wellington of Wayne, Pennsylvania.. Could she be a part in this or is she also being a victim……think she is a part of it somehow because after you reply to her email you cannot make contact again.

  69. If you would like pictures of him please email me and I will forward them to you.

  70. This is a scammer, probably a group. They use the numbers 1110440601; 1111440602 and 1111440600. They are very computer savvy and the man I met was named Chris Robles. He literally put things on my computer that only allowed me to reply to email that he controlled thru Yahoo messenger. They also actually called my cell number from T/P# +233 57 696 9680….have no idea where this is from. He asked for T-shirts, socks, a bible and a football and a tablet. I foolishly send them to a supposedly diplomate in Ghana…..who when I searched her name, came up in NY near the Rockaways. The diplomats name was Mercy Wellington, AT 453, Accra, Ghana. She then demanded $1,000. to deliver the packages to this man in Kuwait after I had pain shipping and customs charges. When doing Yahoo search of his name it directed me to a military scam site. Contacted a US Marine Major that I know and he said it was a scam; to have no contact with him and that all servicemen whether overseas or state side had a legitimate mailing address and would not have to be sent to a diplomate. He or they have actually hacked into Match.com and can change peoples profiles in order to get their next mark to scam. He used my profile and when I sent an email to a gentleman, he replied that he had no idea what I was talking about. I have had to change all my passwords to any internet sites that I go to. This individual also sent me pictures and from the chat conversations I could tell that he could not remember from one chat session to the other what was discussed. Even after I had confronted him and told I worked for Homeland Security he has had the gaul to keep text messaging me, trying to get me on Yahoo messenger and actually got that international call. He claims to be a Staff Sgt. in the US Army, stationed in Kuwait and that his rank is E-9…which is not a SSG’s rank.. He actually sent me 3 pictures of himself and a picture of a severely injured leg claiming he and his men got ambushed during a patrol and was asking for money to get home to the US but I have been told that injured servicemen come home to the US by way of Germany at the military’s expense. He does not like the idea that I am doubting him and who he is. He is very pushy in his wants and very demanding. I have since spoke to a friend who had almost identical situation but from an Army guy in Nigeria. I indeed feel foolish by falling for this scam but in my heart thought I was helping a US soldier. The last request was for $7,000. for this diplomate to get him home. Definitely nervy. Hope this helps others out from being scammed and harassed. my email addy is: jjonesny2003@Yahoo……I sure would like to know who he is and meet him face to face – so I can slap it.

  71. I think the person ( reference further) doesnt exist. The photo is nice but the behavior is very strange. He has not asked me any help yet .The question – he is registered in LInkedin. http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/joe-wilton/64/b17/1a4 However the information here is short as well.The photo is the same as at the dating website. His E-mail address is of course Yahoo.com. Is it possible to clerify if such person can work in the mentioned PMC ? Is it correct to answer my question on his duty :”Am Sgt major ,am in-charge of weapon” ? Thanks

    • Hello Anni –

      That person is a SCAMMER. He is almost certainly an African scammer – probably from Ghana or Nigeria. I say this because the grammar used by this person is the same as is used by many Africans – for whom English is a second language. No American would ever write or say, “Am Sgt major, am in-charge of weapon.” It doesn’t make any sense. Who ever wrote that, is quite unfamiliar with the English language. Do you think a real U.S. Army Sergeant Major would write so badly? Also, this person failed to capitalize the J in Joe and the W in Wilton in his Linkedin profile. An American would not make such a glaring mistake. You should run away from this SCAMMER as fast as you can. He’ll steal your money if you continue to chat with him.

      Good luck!

      – Gordon

  72. I just got connect by this guy name paul Williams and he is in the service and wants money his email is:p_williams117@yahoo.com

  73. Hi,
    I was hit by a scammer that was so bad and obvious. He claimed to be Lt.General Giorgio Battisti. I wanted to see where it would go so I could report it. Sure enough, I was his ‘soul-mate’ and all the biography on the real guy came straight off the internet along with photos. His english was poor. He used cut and paste emails, and I think there were 2 because one’s english was really good. I asked for pics. in casual clothes but he didn’t have any. He wanted me to write for leave for him. I told him no, soldiers apply for own. He wanted money out of ghana, I told him no, and cut all contact.. I didn’t know about this site but wrote to the press office where the real Lt.Gen. was (Afghanistan) detailing it. I heard nothing. The families of our Warriors have enough to deal with without this as well.

  74. Hello there, I can spot a scammer from a mile…
    Last year I had my share, I was inexperienced in this, and I was hoping to meet somebody nice, on a dating site : MATUREDATING.com a nice man contacted me. He claimed to be in Afghanistan, a Sargent Major in the US Army his name Myles B Hendrix. After a few days of corresponding on the site we started talking on Yahoo Messenger. He had a FB account too. Soon he was asking for money…of course I didn’t send any, but I asked him for the place where I should send the money. I traced back all the way to Lagos, Nigeria some young punks doing this. It took me awhile to find the real SGM Hendrix and notify him about the scam….

    Today another person contacted me with a Facebook friend request by the name of Chandler Raymond also SGM of the US Army. I checked the credentials and there is a real SGM of the Army by the name of Raymond F Chandler III , a legitimate page .
    This new and fake FB page was just open this year and the first name /last name is switched….So please do not talk to these people because this is a scam! I am trying to notify the real SGM Raymond F Chandler III,about the scam.
    If it sounds to be to good to be true, it probably is to good to be true. So ladies be ware of these scams, and do not send money. Remember, a man you just met , wouldn’t be asking for money from a woman he just met. Especially if he is in the Military….this is terrible what these scam artists are capable of doing!
    We , women have to be smarter than they are! Always have to be a step ahead of them!
    They think our age is desperate to find love, and maybe this is the case sometimes, but never under estimate a woman! We are not stupid. We have to be on guard all the time!

  75. It hadn’t been two weeks when I met a guy by the name Harris Peterson on Match.com who claims to be in Afghan. He loved my profile and wanted to know me more. After emailing back and forth, he mentioned he had two months left and was coming home to the States. Last week, he mentioned he was going on a mission and that he would not have excess to internet so we are communicating via text.
    He mentioned a guy by the name Rupert Black, who is a Red Cross Field officer, bringing his luggage home to the U.S. Last night this Rupert emailed and mentioned that there was a sudden change in flight as they had to head to Africa to a Sudanese refugee camp. I was asked to be in contact with a Scott Hughes who works at the Exec Swifts Courier Services in United Kingdom to make arrangements in bringing this soldier’s luggage.
    Is there anyway a civilian can check if this so called soldiers exist??? There is no record, not even a facebook account for a Harris Peterson, or his family or his so called buddy Rupert Black, a Red Cross Field Officer.
    Is there anyone else with a similar story??
    Please respond.

    • Hello Lina,

      You’ve been talking to a scammer – probably from Ghana or Nigeria. There is no HARRIS PETERSON. There is no Red Cross Field Officer. No where in the world does the Red Cross deal with a soldier’s luggage. Even if a soldier were injured or killed in Afghanistan, other soldiers would take care of his belongings.

      This is an old scam. The criminal will next ask you to pay to have the “luggage” shipped. If you send him money, he’ll next tell you that the luggage is stuck in customs and another fee must be paid. He’ll take your money for as long as you’re willing to send it. Good luck!

      – Gordon

  76. I’m concerned for my mom. She has been talking to a man by the name of Stephen Cooper for four months. He is a widower with two small children. He was deployed to Syria a few months back. His children are on a mission trip in South Africa with his mother. He has been saying he was going to come see her as soon as he can. He sent flight info and everything. Unfortanately, he was attacked on his way to mail some things that he could not take on the plane. He was stabbed multiple times. Now he says he is in hospital in Turkey. He asked her for 2k today to help him get back here to the VA hospital. She speaks with him on the phone. That is unusual from what I’ve read? He says he is from Portugal but has lived in the states since childhood. Can someone please help me convince mymom. She is unemployed and doesn’t have money to help him. She is a very sweet vulnerable woman.

    • @ Concerned you are right to be concerned about your Mom NOT One REAL US military Member would ever need her money for any reason anyone who says different or asks her for money after claiming to be US Military IS A FRAUD No exceptions and this poser has asked your Mom for money to go to a BOGUS VA hospital when IF he were real and hurt he would already be at the VA courtesy of the US Military because they take care of their own with that being said.

      Tell your Mom to Google Military Romance Scams
      Also tell her to go to Scamwarners and Romancescam there are lots of professionals there that will help her realize she is involved with some West African Scammer Hope this helps Anonn

  77. I am talking with Captain Wayne S. Peterson supposedly in Kabul. Has anyone run across him yet? He has not asked for money or anything like that, I just want to know ahead of time! Thank you!

  78. OK, so i have already commented on two different articles and am desperate to know the truth.
    So i will comment here again.
    My name is Fiona and there is one Sgt. Castillo that I would like to verify and know.
    His email is : sgt.grahamcastilo@outlook.com

    We have been talking since last one month now.
    He says he is 38 years old single, has never been married and have no kids.
    He is from Orlando, Florida

    He says that he wants to marry me and even said that he wants to come to India and meet my parents.
    He also wanted to send a very expensive item to me but I said no.

    I am really not sure if he is real or if this is a scam.

    His complete name is Sgt. Graham Castillo and he says that he is a Bomb Disposable Officer posted in the peace keeping force in Egypt right now.

    His facebook profile is new and has another soidier as friend on the list.
    He has posted around 6-7 pictures of himself. and few pictures include other soldiers as well.

    Before he posted his pictures on his profile ..he sent me an email. he asked my phone number , which i hesitated but then he said that it was security reason.
    I did receive a code that I gave him and after that I got the email in my inbox.

    He said that he would like to talk to me over the phone and he cannot further contact me by any other means except if i subscribe to the military channel card which he said will cost me around $250 (over 15000 in Indian rupees) and i told him that as of now i do not have much money to spare.
    we do talk once in a while but not too frequently as he says his leader has given orders not to contact through online channel because of security reason and also coz he says he is busy. So he says he sometimes sneaks in and read my message that i send him on FB and replies.

    He said I have to send an email to this email address: department_customercentre@usa.com
    and tell them i would like to subscribe the card for a soldier posted in Egypt.

    I want to confirm if he is actually the real Sgt, Graham Castillo.
    Please help me. I have a lot of pictures of him if you want to see.

    I would really appreciate your help, Thank You.

    • Hello Fiona,

      You’ve been talking to a scammer – probably from Ghana or Nigeria. I looked up the Facebook page for GRAHAM CASTILLO. He told you he was a SGT (sergeant) but the man in the photos on that Facebook page is a CPT (captain). A captain would NEVER call himself a sergeant in the U.S. Army. There are a number of other clues that reveal him as a scammer:

      He said he’s on a peace keeping mission in Egypt. There are no American soldiers in Egypt. American soldiers don’t go on peace keeping missions – only UN troops do this.

      He mentioned a “military channel card.” There is no such thing as a military channel card. He wants you to pay for this “card.” That’s part of the scam. If he were a real soldier, he could buy his own card.

      If he were a real American soldier, he would have an official Army e-mail address. Those e-mail addresses always end with .mil (example: john.e.doe.mil@mail.mil). If he gives you an e-mail address that ends with .com, that’s a civilian e-mail address. Many soldiers have civilian e-mail addresses, but they ALL have an official one too. The Army encourages soldiers to contact friends and family using their official e-mail accounts – especially when they are deployed overseas. So, if he says he can’t send an e-mail to you from that account, he is certainly a scammer.

      I’ve been in the U.S. Army for over 20 years. I’ve been dealing with these issues since 2009 when I discovered that my photos have been used by scammers. I hope my comments were helpful. Free to write to me at my civilian e-mail address: ghannett2013@gmail.com. I’d be happy to provide you with more info.

      – Gordon

  79. Scammers they both are there is no Boss only him pretending to be two People do NOT send him anymore money he is a FAKE go to Scamwarners and Romancescam and also Google Military Romance Scams NEVER send money to anyone you do not know and any time you are found on any social site by any Man/Woman claiming to be US military and you are asked for money or anything expensive it is ALWAYS A Scammer NO EXCEPTIONS.Anonn

  80. hello i would like to ask thse man from us army afghan kabul who serve 1years .he said hes going to viset me but i’m the one who ask the vacaton leave permet.so i email in hes emails and usarmymilitary@usa.com i get the reply.and there said i have to pay for 550euros.so i paid after that he told me again.i need to pay the camp due .so he can come to me to be with me in my birthday.hes comanders ask me another 1000.euros for hes freedom.so he can viset me.but i have not afford the amount due to the comission was verry expinsive.i told him i can’t afford.i know it is a scamme.but he was exist that he is real.i keep searching him in google but the google bring me to the scammers least.so i said why everytime i search your name the google took .to scammers names .hes names is clyde winfield.he said he is ssgt.and leader of the group.im not fluint in english cos i’m not english.but i try to understand.i scamme me last year he got to much money from me.so can you tel me if he is real or not.cos he did’nt ask money only hes boss.i told him my story .so he was interested.he said he wants to help me to get back my money .from my old scammers.i just worried.if he is real or not..thank you

  81. I know someone who may be the victim of this scam, but with a new twist. Someone who calls himself Nasir Andar and claims to be a member of the Afghan Special Forces has gotten himself “engaged” to this American Facebook girlfriend. She doesn’t seem to have a clue.

  82. I would like to verify the facebook account of Dooley Dawson who claims to be a US military man in Afghanistan. Strangely he was deployed there for the last 6 years. Originally from Delaware. I have just deleted him from my friend list in facebook few days ago. Just for few days he said that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and wanted me to become his wife. He told me he is the only child and his dad passed away when he was little. His mom re-married and his step father hates him till the extend that he was sent to military school in Delaware.
    He told me the story that his ex-girlfriend cheated on him and married his best friend back in the States. He did mentioned that while they were together, she will transfer money to his commander’s account for him to call her back. But strange thing was they communicated by emails instead whereas he contacted me thru facebook messenger.
    In a week time he told me that he will be coming home for me. He said he has checked with the Embassy for his visa and flight ticket will cost about USD2,000. He didn’t ask me for any money at that point of time. But he did mentioned that he couldn’t access his personal account in Afghanistan. His commander has agreed to loan him USD1,000 and he was waiting for his mom to send him the rest of the funds. I was feeling kind of suspicious and done some research in the internet on US military procedures and was shocked to find out about the truth behinds the things he said to me which appears to be contradicted to the facts.
    I decided to confront him when we chat last week and he avoided all my questions. His grammar was all over the place and suddenly his English was perfect 10 during our crisis. Immediately it hits me that he is a scam as I found out most of the military pics he posted in his facebook were taken from googles. I played along as he said he will not ask any money from me and emphasized that i should trust him. Only a few days time he suddenly told me that he needed some money as he really wants to come home to meet me as his mom couldn’t send him anymore money since his stepdad got in her way. I told him I don’t have any money but he suddenly became furious and told me he couldn’t continue this online relationship if he couldn’t meet me. He knew that he couldn’t fool me and wanted to avoid contacting me again. So I immediately unfriend him. Now i came to know that he has just hooked up with another girl online as I saw her leaving love notes on his facebook wall just right after all me. I just want the girl to be alert and don’t fall into this kind of scams. Hope that someone can help me to check on this person and would like to know who’s identity has been stolen by him.

  83. I have been talking to Walker Nelson serving in Syria. He has fallen in ‘love’ with me and wants me to apply for him to get leave..He also wants to borrow money as he has no access to his money where he is? I am presuming this is a scam..Heart broken, but can you confirm

    • Jan you don’t need anyone to confirm you know in your heart he is a FRAUD and yes it is a Scam or you wouldn’t be here I’m sure you have read some of the other posts here many are from US Military Members No one can request any US Military Members leave EXCEPT for the Servicemember and REAL Military members DO have Access to their Accounts this Scammer is a LIAR Educate yourself Google Military Romance Scams also go to Scamwarners and Romancescam .

      Any time you are approached on any social site by any Man claiming to be in the US Military and they begin to invent lies like this one has told you THER ARE ALWAYS Scammer NO Exceptions.
      Never send money to anyone you do not know for ANY reason.Anonn

  84. I found myself here after I googled the name James Cardow. I am on mingle2 and I had initially emailed jkard and he replied back. I thought I would google his name and it now appears he is a scammer….google found his ‘name’ posted on numerous scammer sites. The email he gave me is jcardow213@outlook.com. I alerted mingle2 but his profile remains active. I am guessing he probably has more than one dating profile. Fortunately, I found this out before the possibility of getting scammed.

  85. I have been using some of these dating sites and it has been hit or miss. I am in the military as well. This was a good read but I want to clarify that service members are not supposed to use their .mil email address for personal use. That is one of the major ways hackers try to get in to military systems. I have ran into one of these scams that I just laughed away. She kept asking for money and sending me pictures to “prove” she was real. Just go to google images and search by image. Put in the picture they sent you and like magic you can see if it is real or if it is in 1000 other places on the net. Good luck everyone.

  86. I would like to say that the Military Cupid site which I joined over a month ago is an absolute joke. I have never met so many guys scamming before. I have been asked for money to ipads etc all to be sent to Nigeria!! I have played along with their scams as I know how the Military works to a certain extent and have many friends, friends of friends deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait. Watch out also if these so “great guy” do not want to skype, face time or anything else to do with “seeing them” as its not them that is in the pictures. I have noted also how they write their profiles and you can see that in a lot of them…its the exact same content or they use the same photo but a different name. I would like to thank the writer of this article for making it aware to all woman and men who are looking for a potential partner that these scammers exist!!!

  87. I know a person that says he is the “commander in chief” of the DEVGRU, he is on websites like wikipedia, bbgus, skorpion airsoft, and appears by the name of great NAVY SEALS that really exists. I report it everywhere but he is still out there, he doesn’t ask money, he just want to waste your time thinking he will come home and have a family with you. His fake name is Carlos Lewis, and I have a lot of evidence, I hope one day can make someone catch him!!

  88. Thank you to everyone on here – you have saved my sanity. I am a 42 year old divorcee who has met an alleged American soldier – Captain Ryan Powell through the dating web site Badoo in England. We chatted and seemed to get on really well. He of course said all the right things including meeting up for Christmas and moving to the States. He said he was based in Middlesbrough – England but was stationed in Afghanistan. He had been in the Army for approx 17 years. His wife had died and he had two boys 4 & 6, who lived with their Aunt in England whilst he was away – which i did think was a bit strange. He said he wanted to talk to me to hear my voice and asked me to contact a General Ray T Odierno at ray.o@usa.com so i could speak to him. I received an e-mail back explaining the Thuraya Satellite telephony system & saying i would need to pay a registration fee of £300 supply full name, home address, phone number and phone service provider before i could speak to him. Luckily i didn’t have the money so i said NO, he then went on to say how much could I afford and he’d speak to his boss about helping us out. We talked daily before he asked for money again this time to buy food! I found it hard to believe the American Army would run out of food so i played along and sure enough he supplied me with an address for an Agent to send the money to:- Williams Jones, Army Base, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria Zip code 23401. When i asked why would i send money to Africa for an American he said that’s just where the Agent was when i said i wouldn’t he asked if i would send money to an Agent in England. Needless to say i contacted the American Embassy in Edinburgh who confirmed it was a scam. I’ve then had to contact http://www.actionfraud to make a complaint and they say the police in England might contact me. I have been asked to keep all the e-mails and photo’s that i have which i find difficult as i really fell for the guy in the photo’s and his boys. He is obviously in the Army perhaps not a Captain i’m not sure but someone is obviously using his family photo’s and he might not even know. I really wanted to warn him but don’t know how too. Are there any decent dating websites for you can meet decent men. Any comments gratefully received.

  89. I Have been chatting on yahoo with a Sargeant Tom Luhn who says he was sent to Malaysia. He is pretty accurate with answering questions. He says he is divorced and has been in the military for 19 years. He is 52 years old. He has not asked for money. I know nothing of how the military does things in perspective with people they left here in the U.S.
    So now I am going to stop chatting with this man. Its sad that someone can use others pictures and information.

  90. This was from the people wanting my money. I did a Google Map search of the addresses and they are not business locations but residential streets. And at no time did I say he was my fiancé.

    Good Morning,
    Carolyn,
    I have your consignment Registered under cargo for category B consignment
    which is for Artifacts and documents from Afghanistan,it arrived from
    Afghanistan last night and the consignment was handed to me by a Red Cross
    agent from Afghanistan and i was asked to deliver it to you in AUSTRALIA
    .I am Mrs. Aliya S Aariz from Trans Express Courier, a Diplomatic Courier
    agent here in INDIA/UK. Here is my phone numbers;+919019752481 and
    +447035974830, You have to reply me with a scan copy of your National
    Passport or Drivers license for
    identification as the real owner of this consignment, so i can proceed
    with the delivering of the consignment to you in AUSTRALIA soon And if
    your consignment stays more than 3 days in our office it procures a
    payment called DUMORAGE.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mrs. Aliya S Aariz
    Foreign Operations Manager.
    http://www.transexpresscourier.net

    Dear Carolyn,
    We have confirmed your drivers license, now all is ready for the
    delivering of your consignment on Saturday(12th of October) but a
    registration need to be done at the KLM Airline (I mean registration of
    your consignment at the Airline as International Cargo under Bureau Of
    Diplomatic Security) and is the total amount of 2763$ USD (United State
    Dollars) due to the money your fiance (Captain Kelvin Hall) gave to us
    didn’t cover this Registration.So as soon as the fund gets to us we will go
    ahead with the registration and delivering of your consignment on Saturday
    as our flight have already been booked but if we can,t get the money before
    then we will have to cancel the flight.
    Here is where you are going to send the fund through Western Union,

    Name: Melanie Savarese

    Address:No1203, bull temple road,
    Basavanagudi,
    Bangalore,
    India.

    Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

    I have the picture of the man this person was claiming to be, I feel awful that his photo is being used in such a way.

  91. I was taken in and realised only two days ago. He is posing as a Captain in the US Army stationed in Herat Afghanistan. Retiring after 20 years service and has no family to go home to. I fell for it hook line and sinker. We talked at all different times throughout the day or night, telling me he could only use a communal computer and had to take turns to send emails. Told me his father died when he was 16, mother remarried to a man who didn’t want to look after her children so it was up to him to look after his little sister, who later while he was in first year collage was almost raped, he left to look after her and then she ran off and never came back (Married a drug dealer) I sincerely believed everything, all I was looking at was he hadn’t asked me for anything. That soon changed, told me he had all this money and no where safe to keep it, could he send it to me for safe keeping. I then received an email from him with a copy of a RED CROSS form for diplomatic parcel delivery and that I would need that when the parcel arrived. I then received an email from info@transexpresscouriers.net. Asking to verify my address with a scanned copy of my drivers license. I thought that sounds secure enough. They need to know that I’m who I say I am, don’t they. (Sarcasm). I let him know and did as I was asked. Australia before heading home. Now I don’t usually suffer fools but again I felt everything he said sounded real enough. I agreed as at this stage there was no cost to me. He then out of the blue asked me to marry him, how stupid I thought. My answer was no, why don’t you stick to visit and if we can stand each other and want to make that leap we can revisit the idea. He said he was 48 and I am 41 so again didn’t think too unusual. People of this age just want someone they can spend time with. Then not a day later
    I then received another email saying my information has been verified and as soon as Cpt Kelvin Hall payed the freight cost of $2768 US the parcel would be air lifted and flown from UK to Australia. I forwarded this information to him as soon as possible and I also I tried to call the numbers in the email – +919019752481 & +447035974830, both turned off. Company website – wwwtransexpresscouriers.net was not a legitimate site – Surface information only the site had no real content at all. Now because he sounded so worried I thought maybe he was being ripped off – He then begged me to send the money – now that amount in Australia is almost $3000, which I do not have and even if I did I wouldn’t send. I’m single mum two kids working two jobs. Wrong target there. Now this is when his plan unravels, I am an army brat and I joined for a short time when I was younger. He started by saying he didn’t have access to his own money as they limit the amount of money they can access due to scammers and soldiers been taken for a ride, I said that’s ridiculous your not in prison you can surely access your own money. Apparently not. I said I don’t know you and have never even spoken to you why would you think I would use all my savings to help you, surely if you can not access your own pay a friend could assist you.Then I got angry responses “I am a US Army Captain and I wont be talked to in this way”
    I had more doubts regarding everything so looked closer into the information I did have. UK Site said the phone numbers starting with +9190 & + 4470 are not legitimate numbers and if you received correspondence from any business with these numbers cease all communication immediately. I screen shot the page and sent to him. Surprise I didn’t hear from him, well for two days, by then I blocked my Facebook, sent his email address to spam, turned off messenger, but he sent three more emails trying to show one from the trans express courier company asking for the money to be sent to the UK address instead of the Indian address. He told me I didn’t understand and he loved and trusted me to help him out of this mess. I wrote back after reading the advise given on a couple of these sites and asked him to use a military email not yahoo and asked for his service number. I said if he didn’t reply with this information do not bother the scam is finished you wasted a month of your time. Now I just hope I can help some other poor woman from doing what I almost considered doing.
    A stranger is not worth giving your money away for, you work hard and you earn you money. Don’t let anyone take that away from you.

  92. Hello! Just want to share the email I have received from a certain Ivan Smith.

    My Joy,

    Thank you for your response, regarding to what i asked you in my previous letter, i want to be sure if i can trust you as my wife and to know if you sincerely telling me that you will live with me for a life time. I know that you have shown me enough love and care, i know that you love me and i love you too but i want to be sure so that i can have confidence in you as my wife over what i want to tell you.

    Actually I have about $280 Thousand Dollars deposited here in a security company. This money is the money which i made from a contract in 2011 and now that you are very close to me and the only person i can trust, i want you to receive this money for me in your country. I want to move this money by diplomatic immunity courier service to your country so that you can receive it save and keep the money for me until I come back to meet you. I have short time to stay here and now is the time i need to move the money so that time will not be against me because if i did not move the money now, i will loose it. I want us to use this money to start a new life when i come back and also for our marriage.

    Since I am still working for the government I cannot keep these money and cannot send it to UK for time being. so I want you to receive the money for me because if I fail to move this money out before the end of my assignment, I will loose it.

    Dearest, this is 100% risk free, as a military man i have secured all the clearance and covered all potholes and i assure you its success is 100% guaranteed. There is no risk attached to it either on your side or my side. ok?

    As you know because of the war it is not possible to transfer money out by bank transfer because the banking policy is so difficult and strict so I will only send the money to you by diplomatic immunity courier delivery as a parcel so that you will receive it in your country.

    As I said above, it is not possible to transfer the money because the banking policy is so strict and difficult because of the war and as you know I am still serving my Government and that makes it more difficult even if I have access to send it by bank transfer.

    All top personnel’s and government politicians uses this means diplomatic immunity courier delivery to deliver huge amount of money, treasures (precious stones) and hard documents to any where in the world because it is the only guarantee source of moving huge amount or other great valuables out from here without any question from any Authority.

    To move the money i want you to send to me your full name and address, your mobile number so that I can finish the arrangement and the registration and insurance of the parcel and move the money to you in your country.

    I wait for your reply and your full information and please do not let anybody know about this because it is a very big money and is for our better future.

    I wait for your reply.
    With all my Trust.
    Ivan Smith

  93. Hi! Same thing happen to me. Someone left a message at my
    Facebook account. Telling me that he is a British soldier and a doctor as well.
    A widower who lost his wife from a car accident. Leaving him and his 2 daughter
    behind, 9 and 13 yrs old. He told me he wants to marry me and he keep on thanking
    God for bring me to his life. Presently he said he is in Iraq and he will be sent home
    2nd week of next month. And promise me to see me on the 3rd week. It feels good to
    Read his email over and over again but when I tried searching for his name on the net
    I found some scammer under the same name with the same story but with different
    picture and not a british soldier but a US serviceman. He never ask for anything maybe not yet. But if he is just a scammer… It’s so heart breaking. Why are they so insensitive.

  94. Hi I would just like to say thank you so much for creating this site, I think I am currently being scammed it started by a guy claiming to be an American service man, serving in Afghanistan, he is using the name Sgt Mark Dockery. He says he didn’t have a voucher for his phone and needed me to buy him some credit. I wasn’t sure if it was a scam or not until I read this site and it has all the classic scamming elements described by other women. If anybody else has been contacted by this guy let me know I think you just saved me from a lot of heart ache.I have a picture as well.

  95. Can anyone also tell me if there really is a Simon Kendrick stationed in Kabul? Or a Kendrick Simon? he said he was first stationed over there 8 months ago. Wife died of breast cancer and he is an orphan.

    • Kristine it is a Scammmer same MO Wife Died someone had Cancer same old sob story Eductae yourself ASAP about Military Romance Scams Google it and go to Scamwarners and Romancescam learn as much as you can so that you will be able to spot a scammer and their lies as soon as they approach you Know that any time you are found on ANY social media site including dating saites and you are told the same story this scammer has told you and then told they are Military in The War Zone they are ALWAYS Scammers.

      The US Military takes care of it’s own they NEVER need you money for any reason NEVER send money to anyone you do not know NOR accept invites from People you do not know.
      Anonn

  96. Hi, My Name is Kristine and I believe I have another identity for a scam artist. This one that I have talked to this week calls himself David Chandler. His FB user name is Chandler DAvid He is”stationed” in Kabul and he is a first Sergeant in the U.S Army. He lost his wife and kids a few years back in a car accident. He adopted a boy in Ghana sometime recently. He said all the right things and asked for the money. He also asked for a cell phone for a personal connection. He wants it immediately. I have thought that the military takes care of its own. He was so desperately in love with me. Desperate is right. He wants me to wait for him so he can marry me. I thought it was all sweet until the cell phone. The money was hair raising. We seemed to have a whole lot in common. This morning I was to “talk” with him and suddenly his profile was gone. I spoke with him this evening and he said that he lost contact due to issues beyond his control. I started researching and found this article. I also found pictures of a Chandler, but they are of Raymond Chandler the Sergeant Major of the Army. That is where I found it completely fascinating. I looked at his new profile and it said he was born in 1978. The pictures of Sergeant Major Chandler shows him to be at least 45 if not older with silver hair. And the real Chandler has blue eyes instead of the brown that I was told. For giggles, I sent a copy of this article to him to see if he responds. Thank you for the article and the info. Wanted to share this story.

  97. Hi, I was scammed last year by someone saying he was Major Brian Pedersen he lived in MT and I checked there is a maj Pedersen that lived there I thought I had covered all the bases he started asking for money to get home cuz he was getting a leave and he needed money for flight. wife cheated on him while deployed then killed in car accident… his parents deceased and his son was living with his in- laws. this went on for months I did send money and he kept coming up with more excuses why he couldn’t make it home. I even talked to s suppose diplomat in Egypt. but was not allowed to speak to him. I have contacted the local police and state police also have filed with the FBI on scams. I feel bad for the real Brian Pedersen and would love to meet him and tell him all about this. I am currently talking to some one else claiming to Brian Pedersen but I contacted him and we shall see what happens I WILL get this guy. I also have been contacted on Facebook by 4 other woman who the same person has tried or did scam them. I also received suppose email from his commander that he was ambushed.. hospital bills, same lines as what I have already read here. wish I saw this before now. my eyes are WIDE open to this new Brian Pedersen who supposedly here in the states now on leave and going back to afgan.

  98. Wow! There sure are a lot of lonely hearts in Kabul, Afghanistan! What a trip. I got a guy that popped up on my facebook as a friend and said HI and Hello like three times. I have been too busy to write back because I don’t have time to check facebook a lot. When I did say something he was all I can’t wait to see you in person my heart and all this weird crap. LOL! I just answered that I wanted to help someone to send a box of hygiene stuff and some goodies from home but that I was way to old for him and he must have the wrong person.. I found out about the scams later and that his identity had been used on some woman in England! I stumbled on that purely by accident while on the USO website for Baghram AFB. His name is Martin Arnold. He is Army and I think Sergeant but I don’t even know if the guy knows someone is using his info. That so sucks and chaps my hide coz my son was in the Air Force for 7 years and now works in Afghanistan as a contractor training troops on use of new equipment for helping detect hidden IEDs and stuff with Gamma Radiation. I want to really hurt these sleazballs but do not know how but am willing to do anything to help stop this BS.

  99. Hello All,

    I was wondering if someone can help me out. I have been talking to someone who is in the “military” somewhere in Africa and will not give me anything more than that (only his name and rank). I have been emailing and speaking via yahoo messenger. He says that the Army placed some kind of some software on the computer to monitor because of a breach in security that took place earlier in the month.
    We have been speaking for 5mns but I have NOT given him any real information about myself nor has he asked me for money. I know scammers don’t wait THAT long to run their scams. I know because I was ALMOST scammed before. I have noticed that when they write the often use AM instead of” I’m” or “I am”. It’s really hard to know if I’m getting scammed or not and want to make sure before I call him on his BS. If he is for real I don’t want to put his name out there. If it’s a scammer I WILL blast his name. I found him on daboo.com and you can also find them on datehookup.com. Once, I notice that they use “AM” I block their profile. They will send you emails that they are looking for their soul mates. It’s NOT the military alone. They say they are in business for themselves. They have contracts all around the world. Be very cautious to ALL profiles especially self-employed!
    Sorry, back to my previous inquiry. So, either they are getting smarter or he’s for real. We don’t talk every day. It’s usually 1-3 a week but at times it would be 2-3weeks I don’t hear from him. Sometime I will get an email saying that he missed me and that he was thinking of me. Last email I received was Friday 8/23/13. All he said was “My Love, i have missed u so much and i’m so sorry for not coming online all this while……i really really miss u……..how are the kids doing……i hope ur doing good, things here have been really hectic, stressful but i’m surviving for us…………Lots of Love baby….kisses” He never really speaks about military stuff. He says”he’s not allow” to say where he is but he has to be able to give me something that I can verify who he is. He’s birthday is coming up and I asked if I could send him a gift (care package) and he said he would have to find out and let me know. I don’t want to waste any more time with this joker (if he’s a scammer). BUT, if he’s legit then I will stick it out…. If it’s not I will lay out everything to warn other woman from him!
    Please help me verify if he’s real!!! maybe a free website for civilans to verify this type of stuff.

    • Hello JAY –

      You’ve been talking to a SCAMMER. There’s no doubt about it. First, there are VERY FEW American soldiers stationed in Africa. There are none in Ghana or Nigeria. My guess is that your “soldier” will tell you that he’s in one of those countries. Why? Because those two countries are the world leaders in internet scams – especially dating scams.

      I’ve been an American soldier for almost 30 years. During that time, I’ve deployed many times. In every country that I’ve ever visited, I was always able to receive mail. In Iraq, I received dozens of packages and hundreds of letters during the year that I was there. A soldier NEVER has to ask permission to receive a package. A physical address for a deployed US soldier will end with “APO, NY” or “FPO, NY” and a zip code. The name of the country is never listed. So, if your “soldier” gives you an address in Ghana or Nigeria, you’ll know that he’s a SCAMMER living in the country he mentions.

      I’ve been following these military dating scams for several years now. These scammers frequently talk to their victims for many months before springing the request for money. Why would anyone send money to someone they’ve just met? If you’ve been chatting with someone for 3 months or 6 months, you’ve made an investment into the “relationship.” There’s some degree of trust between you. That’s when they ask for money.

      If you want to talk more about this in a less public forum, you can send me an e-mail. The address is: ghannett2013@gmail.com. I’d be happy to do a search for your “soldier” on the AKO website. That’s Army Knowledge Online. The search function will give results for all services (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard) and every employement category (active duty, reserves, national guard, civilian employees, contractors, and retirees). I just need a first and last name to run the search.

      • dear sir, i saw this post and wondered if you could tell me anything about a soldier in Afghanistan , Kabul, goes by the title of col, raymond carl villarreal, been writing me since 2012 and then suddenly stopped , i got all caught up in his game and fell hard , hook line and sinker and should have know better but i fell for all his words and money didn’t come into play for a very long time and then did . i stupidly failed for it all and sent money , was suppose to be for all kinds of fees to send me a pkg , a trunk , to keep from losing all his things he said , and it was one fee after another and still no pkg yet to this day , got letters from washington , homeland security and etc, so they said , and please if you can help me i would appreciate it so much , too much to go into now , just need to know if that name is really a army soldier in kabul and what is going on . thank you

      • Could you please check Greg Anderson? He’s stationed in Afghanistan and says he is an orthopedic surgeon. He’s never asked for money but so much of his story sounds like a scam in progress.

  100. please kindly help me if a certain..sgt. richard wison of army national guard exists… he said he is currently deployed as united nations peacekeepers in Darfur , South sudan…he is asking me to send him money tru western union in nigeria…for his leave… thanks alot…

    • Athena –

      There are several men in the U.S. Army National Guard with the name RICHARD WILSON. Unfortunately, you haven’t been talking to any of them. You’ve been talking to a Nigerian SCAMMER. First, there are no American soldiers stationed in South Sudan. Second, American soldiers do not pay a fee when they apply for leave. It’s completely free. A soldier simply turns in a leave request form to his supervisor when he wants to go on vacation. Finally, your SCAMMER wants you to send money to him in Nigeria because that’s where he lives. Ghana and Nigeria are home to most of the world’s internet romance scammers.

      • good evening , my name is giovanna ,i ‘m writing with a soldier in afghanistan camp.
        His name is Robert Reevs, he is capitan Eng.Robert Reevs inIntelligence Unit Camp Eggers Nato,Kabul,Afghanistan .His mail is engr.robertreeves2011@yahoo.co.uk it’s possible to check if he is really a soldier?
        thanks
        Giovanna

      • can u tell me if snr. sgt. frank witt with a e-7 rank officer plantoon number 25, MOS is a scammer?

  101. Another scammer is on the loose… Peter Renteria. I was recently contacted by him and he hasn’t scammed me yet, but I have found him on another site where he tried to scam another young lady by “falling in love with you” real fast then trying to get you send money to him. He says he is special forces and cannot do any of the normal things our soldiers overseas can do. Just a bunch of BS. Anyway… Google his name and you will find him on the scammers site that outlines his story. Just be on the lookout for him too. He trolls POF, OK Cupid and all the other free site. I just want to get his name out there for all the other ladies to BOLO!!!!!!

    • Hi,
      Unfortunately I have been scammed as well. I came across this profile on blendr the username goes by Buser McDowell. Well we started chatting, and things went pretty well. I had this strange gut feeling when he was moving too fast after a few days, and asked me for money to communicate. Basically buy him a phone. He would tell me it’s only $200 dollars for two months. That’s when things got fishy! I searched his name, sure enough it was a scam. The real guy on Facebook has a gifriend, and it seems legit that it’s him. This person who’s posing as him seriously needs prices to pay. This breaks my heart, as to people that are actually gullable enough to send money. Luckily I caught this ahead of time, and didn’t send him a dime! I hope we can somehow punish these scumbags!

  102. I have been emailing with maxsaltz1@gmail.com. He says he is a surgical doctor at Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar, a widower, 1 daughter 13y, soon to retire. He has not asked for anything to date except to IM on Google with video. Says he is a “general sergeant”. He contacted me on Meetic dating site and immediately came off it as soon as I responded saying it was not permitted whilst he is deployed and anyway he could only “meet” one person and was lucky enough to have found me! He says he does not know how to prove who he is, that he is genuine and that all his papers are in his safe in Arizona which he can send to me when he gets back. Said end July he would be in Afghanistan for 5 weeks. Answers sometimes vague. Grammar sometimes bad but says he is German American and was born in Berlin where he lived until he was 12. Even says his “Mom” sent him to community college in Florida to improve his accent as well as put him thru Military school. Wife died of an aggressive form of cancer 6 years ago and his daughter is 13 and lives at home in Arizona in his 5 bedroomed house with pool and garden with housekeeper. Gave me name of a school in Phoenix Arizona that exists. He told me she starts there on 9/9/13 but school website says 12/8 start date.. Says he is waiting for retirement letter any day and wants to make a new life in Provence and is looking fr a soul mate. Says he “really has plans for each other” and that I “have to know (he) is “always thinking of me and that I am always in his heart and mind” – only been emailing for 3 weeks!

    Please can you check if there is a Dr Maxwell Saltzman at Camp Nathan Smith, Kandahar fitting this profile. I have a sinking feeling there is not or if there is , it may not bee him writing but a scammer.

    I have not given him any money but wasted a lot of time and sent him a few photos plus link tp my holiday property rental business ad on Homeaway.co.uk that gives full details of my home, phone no. and photos and description of my house and a photo of me.

    Please tell me what to do next. If he is real, that is wonderful, but I am increasingly fearful that I have in fact been scammed. If the real Maxwell Saltzman is out there, I hope heisi aware his photos are being used by a scammer. If they are not his photos, then I hope the true subject of the photos is aware. If not, how can this or these 2 men be informed?
    btw I tried to track his ISP on aruljohn.com, as suggested, but to no avail, as well as his email, and I also tried to add or upload the 2 photos of himself he sent me by email 25/7/13 to Google images but could not.

    Please can you help? Thank you.

    • Hello Andree –

      You’ve been talking to a SCAMMER. There’s no doubt about it. First of all, there is no such thing as a “general sergeant” in the U.S. military. Your SCAMMER created that rank. To be sure, I ran a search for MAXWELL SALTZMAN on AKO (Army Knowledge Online). There is no one associated with the U.S. military with that name. I checked using MAXWELL as both a first and middle name. In the entire U.S. military there are only 19 individuals with the last name SALTZMAN. I checked all services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard) and under all employement catergories (active-duty, reserve, national guard, civilians, contractors, and retirees).

      If you don’t believe me, you can do a couple of things to check him out yourself. First, ask him for his official military e-mail address. These e-mail addresses always end with .mil (example: john.doe@us.army.mil). Second, ask him for his physical address. Tell him you want to send him some home-baked cookies. Deployed soldiers are always able to receive letters and packages. Physical addresses for deployed soldiers always end with “APO, NY” or “FPO, NY” and a zip code. My guess is that your “soldier” will come up with excuses for why he can’t give you this information. The reason he can’t is that he’s an African scammer.

  103. I was doing an internet search with the following ip address to:
    Received: from 172.18.197.199 (bda-178-239-83-109.bis7.eu.blackberry.com. [178.239.83.109]) by mx.google.com with ESMTPSA id,

    I found the same IP that you quoted in this article in 2012.

    “Military Emerging New Scams | perspective of a soldier
    asp.militarygear.com / … / New-military-coups …
    Translate this page
    CJ Grisham – in 161 to Google+ Circles
    12/12/2012 – Received: from 172.18.197.199 (bda – 178-239-83-109. Bis7.eu.blackberry.com [. 178.239.83.109]) by mx.google.com with ESMTPSA id … ”

    I call attention again, because the body of the e-mail being used today by the scammer, is described the following quote, just below the message:

    “Your message was delivered to the recipient.
    Sent via U.S. Defense Platform ”

    I think worth checking

  104. I was contacted by Sgt Jeff Williams (Army) stationed out of San Diego, Ca. on Aug1, 2013. He stated he was a single dad with a 7 year old son (John) that lives with his mother Mary Williams (her email address williamsmary 885@yahoo.com) in London. He lost his girl friend to cancer 4 years ago. So wrote him back. He ask me question nothing personal like personal info just questions and our answers where close to the same. He said he wanted to take it slow and easy but with in 3 days he was telling me that he loved me and was my forever man. He was deployed to Nigeria to help train the villagers over there. Well on 8/12/2012 he ask me to send him $200.00 so he could by a laptop to stay in touch with me because his BOSS ( in the military you do not call them Boss) was leaving to go to another camp. Well I contacted everyone on his friends list on facebook and found that he and another man by the name of Alex Masters are doing this to many women. I am blocking him right now. I do not need this in my life. I love the military and the service that they provide for me and my country.

  105. Unfortunately my mother was recently scammed by a SGT. JAMES SPANER BURKE. Said he was training young soldiers in Malaysia because there wasn’t much going on there….Said he could come to the states anytime he wanted to…. He was just there clearing his head after losing his wife in a tragic accident. He wanted her to send money to open a secure line of communication. She had to send a letter to “the army” stating she was his fiancé and requesting this line. “THE ARMY” sent her a response saying they received her request and just needed $435 to open the line. Thank God she didn’t do send any money! Please beware of SGT JAMES DANIEL SPANER BURKE! I told her today, if someone is saying not to contact any other men and to delete their dating site profile, and tell her they love her and want to marry her, with never even hearing her voice, to tell them to hit the road….it’s a SCAM…. she usually believes them, until they start asking for MONEY!

    • Problem is that when these men realize that someone questions them or they’re “found out’ they will use the same pictures but will choose different names and stories. It is very important that if you are communicating with someone who says they are in the military to research everything that they have mentioned to you. Name, place, rank, etc. Many make mistakes because they don’t know the different ranks of the different branches of American military. So be careful. I have been helping women to find the truth. I receive emails all the time from woman needing help, wanting to know the truth. I can me contacted at kmlindsey144@yahoo.com. I have been trying to get the FBI involved in helping to stop and to try to convict these men of fraud. If you have any questions, concerns, problems, just want to talk, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I, too, was scammed and I will do everything I can to stop these men from doing it to more women. Be safe and take care.

  106. Very scary when i found out today that I’ve been scammed like many others here , unfortunately i lost all my money but from now on i have to carry on much harder don’t know what to do probably there’s nothing to do as i was foolishly tricked in to it yes only because you looking for someone honest, I can blame only myself that i was so naive. From UK but the name who tricked me was- chad_becher or chadwarren52 and the other- ade_john75 exactly same story as i read on previous comments at last I’m really hurt but never reply for anyone like these f…..g bastards.

  107. Hi, I been talking to a guy for few weeks now, he claims to be a Luit. Chris T Pendray from the Us army. He wants to come and visit me. But first I should pay 650 USD for some trip allowances, then I should pay 1.250, USD for getting his leave bonus cheque, it will be made in my name.
    Last saturday on 03. august he was on his way to Denmark, he should take a flight from San Diego to San Francisco and a connection flight from San Francisco to Copenhagen. It never happened, cause when he got to san Francisco, I recieved a email fro the army, The department of Defense, where they demanded a payment of 5.640 USD, for taxes of the now 65.000, USD cheque I will recieve on behalf of Chris Pendray. I should pay that amount of money as soon as possible so he could continue his trip to Denmark. I found everything very strange, I didnt made the payment, and he continuos contact me and saying he was floating in a hotel in San Francisco, but now he will contact his bank to add me to his account so I could make the payment from it. I actually got a email from a Uk land bank in England, I got also a bank account from the army where I should made the payment, before that they want the payments been done via Western Union. Today I decided to google his pictures and found it linket to a scammers blogs. Im still very confused, and I confronted him, he is mad and saying that perhaps that was me who put his pictures out there. He is trying to blame me for a lot of things, but he found me on my FB, not the other way around. I think he is a scammer, I just need to be sure about my suspicions. I hope you can help me on this. Thanks, regards Claudia F

    Optional Information:
    What have you tried so far?: contact the US army and make a complain to FBI

    • Claudia YES he is a scammer DOD did NOT contact you the scammer did and he is NOT in California he is somewhere in West Africa he is NOT US military if he were he would NEVER beg you for money for any reason only scammers meet Men/Women on social sites claim to be Military and invent LIES like this one did you DO NOT send him anymore money he will NOT be anywhere near where you live he needs a Passport and an invite and also US Military does NOT need your money for any reason they have access to their own Bank Accounts cut off all contact and delete and block this scammer and google Military Romance Scams Educate yourself ASAP also visit sites like Scamwarners and Pigbusters and Romancescam

      US Military takes care of its own and ONLY Scammers BEG strangers for money for silly reasons
      Never accept friend invites from anyone you do not know and NEVER give personal information keep your pages on social sites PRIVATE.Anonn

  108. Conversa?ie început? ast?zi

    12:58
    Karim Johnson
    Hello beautiful woman.
    There is a pleasure to meet you. I hope all is well with you and that you enjoy your day? My name is General Karim Johnson. I am a US officer in Afghanistan, working for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.(N.A.T.O)here in Afghanistan I like you and I will be happy to meet with you. I am loving, honest and caring man with a good sense of humor. I enjoy meeting new people and their way Life. I enjoy that new parts of the world, the calm of the sea, the beauty of the mountains and all that life has to offer. I love movies, reading books, listening to music, see, God’s tears when it rains, dance to the beat, cooking. But I can just as comfortable as at home. curled up with a good book in front of the fireplace with you by my side. I’m looking for real and meaningful intimate relationships are looking for, there are love, passion and romance. I wish you all can offer the best life. I’m not always on this side, but I’ll be glad if you would write to me
    through (generalkarimjohnson@outlook.com) or send me your e-mail address so I can contact you because cheaters and hackers is using Dating sites leaking people files. And I want you to know that i speak English language only. Hope to hear from you soon you can drop you email offline so that I will be able to send my photos to you. (generalkarimjohnson@outlook.com)
    General Karim Johnson

  109. comencé a escribir por mail a un militar de nombre Jack morgan brigth, y todo estaba bien hasta que con mucha insistencia me dijo que me enviaría un regalo y me pidió mis datos a lo que yo al principio me negue pero el me decía que podía encontrar sus datos en paginas militares entonces empece a creer y le di mis datos de dirección, teléfono y nombre completo, el dice que se encuentra en Afganistan y que los regalos lo compraron unos amigos de estados unidos… entonces como hizo el envío desde Afganistán Kabul? Me dijo que solo tenia 100 dolares y que yo debía pagar 1050 dls para que me den el paquete. al final resulta que el paquete se estaciono en malasia y que debía hacer el deposito por wenster unión a nombre de un particular,definitivamente estamos hablando de un caso de estafa, lo que quisiera saber es si corro algún peligro al haber dado mis datos? yo soy de México. que debo hacer?

  110. Within the last week, I was sent a FB friend request from David Preston. He wanted to know all about me, hobbies, pets etc. He said he fell in love with me at first sight and wanted to know if I was single and would I marry him. He never seemed to answer my questions and said that I insulted him by asking if he was who he said he was.

    HE was a Sergeant Major with the US Army redeployed from Kabul to Libya. Photos on FB showed him doing his work. It was all believable. When he asked about me about where I had lived he seemed surprised that I had been in the military and stationed overseas.

    He kept asking for my cell phone # which I refused to give him. He asked if he could call me and saying yes, I gave him my work # not realizing he would call.

    He promised me flights and an around the world trip when he came home to NY. He said he bought a house while in Afghan. He never asked for money. He said he got paid lots from Nato and had a diplomatic passport.

    He asked me to write a letter asking that he be sent home to Canada so he could visit me. I said no and referred him to his own CO to arrange that. He seemed surprised that I knew all about military procedures.

    Today, he phoned my office wanting to talk to me. He had an accent, the words were garbled and I said that I did not know him. With that he sent me a message thru FB saying pls to delete him since I did not trust him or believe him. The # on the phone was based out of Texas.

    His FB messages have been saved. I questioned him on the things I found online under his name, different photos and information. He questioned me on my true feelings to him.

    In the end, I unfriended him and walked away.

    His FB info: https://www.facebook.com/david.preston.758399
    His email: prestondavid527@yahoo.com

  111. I’m a middle age woman that a so-called soldier trier to scam. Notice I said tried. The name is Commander Johnson Miller he contacted me thru Mature singles.com. I realized after 2 weeks when he said he was in-love with me. I told him he didn’t know me. Then I started receiving additional request to talk to me from at least 10 different men (and I use the term loosely). They had different names but the same picture as our Commander Johnson Miller. I didn’t give him a chance to scam me. My daughter researched him and told me he was a Dirt Ball. I sent him a text telling him what a despicable person he was and a real soldier, a real man would not do anything like this and he couldn’t possibly be in the service. My last sentence to him was that he was going to feel the entire rath of God and the people he deceived would receive their retribution.

    What an ASS. May God continue to Bless our real soldiers. Is there anyway this A__h___ can be prosecuted.

    Kathi

    PS I don’t get Mad I get even!!!

  112. Just got a Skype request from a SSgt Nick Logan, widower… stationed in Afghan… I can only assume he’s a scammer… just wanted to put another name out there. He gave me a yahoo email address. I just blocked him and didn’t respond! The nerve.

  113. I often wonder how women fall for this bs online. It’s just sad. I can spot a scammer or a fake so easily, how do they fall for that? I honestly don’t get it!

  114. I’ve been contacted by a man that claims hes a Sargent in the US army. He claims is name is Chris Harry West age 55 and in stationed in Afghanistan. He said he is wife died years ago from a car accident. He has one daughter attending Kings College in London. He refers to his daughter by the name Bev and states she is 20 years old. We meet through an online dating website called Okcupid. He says hes about to retire in a couple of weeks.He sends me long poems and very loving emails. He has not asked me for money yet but wants me to be exclusive with him. He has used the following emails to communicate with me: Wcharry644@gmail.com and Harrychris55@yahoo.com Can you please help me check him out. I can not find any information through google about him. Seriously questioning him. Thanks, Sally

    • Hello Sally –

      You’ve been talking to an African SCAMMER, not an American soldier. He’s giving you the standard Nigerian scam script: soldier stationed in a war zone, retiring soon, wife died years ago tragically, has a child or two living overseas with a caretaker or in college or military school, and he sends you poems and professes his love for you soon after meeting you online (without ever meeting you in person). Next, he’ll say he wants to come to visit you (to begin your future together). He’ll ask you to fill out his leave form and pay the fee associated with it. Of course, in the real American Army, there is no cost for turning in a leave form (and only the soldier can request leave for himself – not some stranger he met on the internet). He’ll ask you to pay for his airline ticket. Once again, there is no cost for real soldiers to return to the States from oversees. He’ll run into trouble during his trip to see you. He’ll need you to send more money. I’ve heard this tale hundreds of times since I first learned of these scams in 2009.

      There is no Sergeant CHRIS HARRY WEST. He’s a creation from the imagination of your SCAMMER. He’ll steal all of your money if you let him. If you want to learn more about these military dating scams, go to the following website. You can also read more of the posts on this blog. MANY women have experienced these scams and have posted the details here for all to see. Good luck!

      http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=50660

      • A Sgt. Alex Sanders (alexsands44@mail.com) tried to scam me. It did not get as far as him asking for money, but he fit the profile of a Nigerian scammer. I guess he was still “buttering” me up! I am a researcher by trade so I attempted to validate everything he told me. I too, was looking for love, but my head kept me straight. Thank God.

  115. Hi,

    So glad to have found this site. I’ve been scammed too! Took about 3 weeks before I caught on. Looks like I was not the only one. I’m out a few hundred dollars. I should have followed my instincts on this one. First clue was “I’m retiring but don’t know the exact date” Hmmmm I played a long for a while. Trying to get more definitive information from this person. The name he used was staff sergeant Marcus Wells. We met on Match.Com. You know they really need to do a better job at screening people. Stationed in Afghanistan about to retire in a month. He claimed to be a widower. Wife died in childbirth etc, etc, etc. I started to suspect something when he started inquiring into my financial status I told him to get real. Not going to happen. He kept trying, “if you love me you’ll…. crap”. Didn’t work. Well I had a bit of fun with him, strung him along for a while just to see how far he would take it, then kicked him to the curb. Not before sending him a birthday package through some mysterious diplomat. Anyway, it was only money. I survived, learned my lesson and am having a good laugh about it. Might even write a book. Our military deserved better than this. I don’t know the poor guy’s picture he used, but boy is he going to be in for a surprise when he finds out that he was an unwitting member in this sham. Thanks again for the insight!

    • I to have been conversing with staff sergeant Marcus Richmond wells born June 29th 1951 from a Dating website called match.com. Same story, wife died and child “Marcus jr. Died at childbirth 17 years ago……. Due to be discharged from the army after 25 years of service n July 25th. I even got a copy of his bogus retirement document. Professing his love, undying gratitude for allowing him in my life…………….something didn’t add up when I did send him a care package, but it would not get to him unless I sent additional money to Ghana- to Rtd. major Philip danso @aol.com. He was the diplomat that would deliver the package to his base. Stating that the money would cover delivery fees and a “military stamp that would allow him on base. i do feel very ad for the handsome Marcus wells, who dedicated his life to the military as I have seen in 10 different pictures of him. I did try to trip Marcus up, because so many things didn’t add up. I asked him for a photo of him with a piece of paper in his hand – my name on it professing his undying love….. Guess what? He still working on getting a camera, as his lap top has no camera, he has no phone- to call me. And none of his platoon members have any mode of camera usage at all!!!!! Too bad he wasn’t real………. He’s losing out on a real gem………… ME!!!!!!

    • Well Renata am enjoying your apple laptop and the other things.. Useless woman like you.. Next time .. You guys have the money and fooling with it.. Next time you will be scam more than what i did to you.. Thanks for the apple laptop.. Is loving and very sexy.. But is more sexy than you.. Ass hole.

  116. Hi All

    I posted on 05/25/13 about being scammed by a soldier going by he name Mike Elliott, I had a feelinhg from the start that it was a scam, but you still want to believe it’s not, I was lucky he only has my name and DOB he cant do much with that, however he had sent me forms to fill out to become his beneficiary but would cost $3000 when I told him it would take awhile he siad it didnt matter he would rather have me than the money he was about to loose, a couple of days later he tells me he wants out to come home to me and he can apply for secondary leave and if it gets approved money would need to be paid.
    Ive kept this person talking so I coul get as much information as I could, I didnt want him closing down his facebook/email accounts until I could report him.
    Then the other night I decided to do a facebook search for Myke Elliott which is how he spelt his name for his email account….guess what I found the real soldier, I sent him a message to let him know what is happening and know am ready to report this person, I have reported him on facebook but would like to report him to the proper authorities so if anyone has any information please email me at donnamcoulter@yahoo.com.au.
    I was one of the lucky ones I havent really lost anything except some hurt feelings.
    But in someways I should thank him for making me feel I am beautiful and realise that life goes on and I will love again and so will all of you.
    We should never feel embarresed or humiliated for wanting to be loved so stay strong ladies.

  117. I was talking to this guy that messaged on Meetme.com we spoke for a few days but from the beginning I felt he was not telling the truth he goes under the name of Mark Bowen! When I retyped his name up on meetme I seen he had more then one account. So I went a little deeper and typed his name on the internet and seen Mark Bowen’s photo pop as a scammer. He did ask to fill info and email it and then send $2,000.00. I knew it was a lie from the beginning to many errors in what he was saying. His email is nobilesmith276@yahoo.com. Just wanted to let who ever reads this to be aware. Scammer. He was saying he was deployed to Syria.

  118. HI All
    I believe I’m being scammed by a soldier going by the name Mike Elliott stationed in Afghanistan, he told me he was in the anti terrorist squad, and he is a widower with a 4 year old son that lives with his sister.

    I was contacted on face book by a “soldier” going by the name of Mike Elliott.
    He sent me a friend request and thinking he was the friend of a friend I accepted and thought nothing more of it.
    A couple of days later he sent a msg via FB messenger thanking me for accepting and telling me I had a nice smile, and would I consider a date with him.
    Needless to say things progressed and I found myself developing real feelings for this man, but I had a niggling feeling at the back of my mind.
    He sent pictures of himself he was in uniform with the name Elliott on the pocket 4 or 5 pictures all of the same person.
    I’m a sticky beak so went to his fb page which he had only started in April 2013, there were no friends or normal fb stuff on his timeline, and again I gave him the benefit of the doubt as he could only be new to FB.
    Then in one of our conversations he mentioned how much he made but could not access his funds until he left the army, and I thought here we go! But he didn’t ask for anything.
    At the start he sensed the doubt but always found a way to make me think that I could be wrong, and of course I wanted to be wrong.
    Then a few days ago a msg came through from him something about the pin on the receipt not being right, he messaged me straight away saying that wasn’t meant for me that he was trying to sort something out with his trust. Of course the trust was in the UK and he was in Afghanistan.
    He then said that they had sent him an email advising him he had until the 31st May to attend their offices with supporting documentation to either close or extend the trust or he would have to lose 20% of his funds and could he send me the email and see what I thought. As soon as I read the email and seen the words beneficiary a big red flag popped up.
    I googled the address of the trust only to find that it was a residential street with homes up and down both sides with no business names anywhere, nor did the company name show up.
    Then while doing the search I came across a link for just answer a brilliant site where for a small fee you get to talk to lawyers, builders, mechanics etc.
    I went to this site and for the cost of $37 Aus I received some brilliant information and if I had been able to upload the photo’s I had she was going to do a search on them as well, she did however provide me with the link to upload the photos and search Google myself needless to say nothing matched. http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html

    As I had a name and date of birth she advised The United States military has a website where you can actually verify whether a person is an active service member stationed overseas. All you need is his name and date of birth. If he is not willing to give you those things, which do not present a risk of identity theft or compromise his security with the military, he is lying to you. https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/scra/welcome.xhtml
    A search was done via this link and came up blank, she also checked on the trust fund he provided.
    Needless to say everything I had led to a blank or was false.
    I am so glad I spent that $37.
    He has asked me to tell them I am his fiancé and will be his beneficiary, however to do this they need all my personal info & I need to pay $3000 to release the funds to me and to do this they want all my personal information.
    I am yet to call him on it but if any of this information makes 1 women question what she’s been told and she can check it will have been worth it.
    I’ll let you know how it goes..
    Donna

  119. I have been in contact with a supposedly Army Soldier stationed in Kabul, Afganistan named Jason Miller (millerjason841@gmail.com) who I met through Facebook. In the begining he did not ask for anything but friendship. But just recently he told me that he had adopted a child from Afghanistan behind his superiors back and that he knew that what he had done was illegal. Now it seems the child is sick and in order to treat him, Jason says if I could help by paying 500.00 usd to treat the child since the child is still not legally his he is unable to add him unto his health insurance. Jason said to get in touch with diplomat(robertdouglas716@yahoo.com) so that he could send me the information where to send the funds and I find out that the contact is some guy named Sadik Jamal, country is west africa/ ghana, code 00233. I tried to confront him about this being a scam and he said that I was misinformed, that he barely even knows how to navigate the internet to put a fake profile with pictures that might truly be soldiers but their info is being use to commit frauds. Can someone actually verify this information.

    • Isabel please cut off all contact with him he is a SCAMMER he is NOT US Military he is in Ghana because he is a Ghanian this is a huge lie he has made up how can he illegally adopt a Child does that even sound right to you? NOT because it is a crock of BULL REAL Military members have access to their money at ALL times they will NEVER get on any social site and meet a total stranger invent a way out story like this scammer has done and beg for money if you send one dime this scammer will keep lying to you to keep stealing your money CUT off all contact with this scammer and leave him with NOTHING do NOT confront him or let him know you know he is a scammer

      for support go to romancescam and scamwarners.

      Remember REAL Military members will NEVER beg total strangers meaning someone they have never met face to face for any kind of assistance in fact they do NOT need your help nor your money for any reason ONLY scammers pretend to be US Military Members and beg strangers for money after they claim to have fallen in love with them I can tell you from experience they DO NOT need your Money for any reason nor your help for any other reason they are in a Hostile fire zone and they are well paid and well taken care of there is No US Military Base in Nigeria or Ghana hope this helps Anonn

  120. I had been communicating with “Johnson Hutton” on Facebook. He claims to be 41 years old, widowed (wife died from breast cancer), two small children, “James” and “Brandon”, from Deerfield, Fl. After talking for about a week, he asked me to pay a $350 bill of his. I explained I could not. After researching, he is a fake, using photos of the REAL COL. JAMES E. HUTTON. I lead him along and he got comfortable enough to tell me different information. I have stopped all contact and informed Army CID and the FBI. He uses two emails, j_hutton34@outlook.com and Hutton_r@rocketmail.com. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS GUY! He is smooth!!! While I did not lose any money, there was an emotional value. I have the pictures he uses if you are in my situation…patriciapayne708@hotmail.com. Please be wary!!!

  121. Heres a email i got today …………………From: Anderson, Denise
    Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:45 AM
    Subject: Please respond

    My name is Staff Sgt. James Mackie. I am an American soldier that served in the US military in Iraq with the army and I have some amount that I want to move out of Iraq that I need your help with. Please reach me at James_mackie1@rogers.com as this mail was sent from my colleague’s email box

  122. I met Maj. General Kenneth Tovo on Skype. He told me he fell in love with me. He was comming to me, to Holland. He would stay here for 3 months. He got money from the board. He asked me if he could sent the suitcase with money to me. I didn’t agree to it. Than he wanted me to open a bank account. I didn’t agree to it.
    He argued with me all the time and i removed him. His email acconts are kennethtovo@yahoo.com, ken4tovo@yahoo.cam and kbrigadiergeneral@yahoo.com.

  123. I meet Sgt James Pedersen on Facebook(zoosk). remember his name, con man
    I realized in only 1 week, because his emails were like they were not just for me. He said he was in Afghanistan , widowed, one son …..ect ect
    I sent him an email and told him I knew he was a CON MAN and lose my email, hadn’t heard a peep out of him since.

  124. Hi, I have a scammer that I’m talking to right now. He has been asking for money and giving me this long story as to why. I have a lot of images he sent me which I would like to send so someone could reach this poor person to let him know. He may already the information. I’ve looked through facebook and he has posted a number of profiles with this name.

    Please contact me so I can send all the information with images, emails and Facebook profiles.

    thanks, Joce

  125. It’s funny and sad at the same time. Thanks for this site. Currently being spammed – except I know it! He says he is a sergeant, Ben J Galloway. Based in Kabul. Widowed. Sent me several pics. Found me through Facebook. Always was a bit strange so I have been very guarded. Then the request came up for me to connect with Roshan mobile so we could talk on satellite phone. The email from them was unprofessional, spelling errors, poor English – they wanted my address, phone number and provider etc. Anyway, you just get this feeling something is amiss. Poor grammar, ask questions which they ignore, vague answers BUT lots of declarations of love, even after just a day or two. This is day 6 for me and he is soooo romantic and sends me online cards from 123Greetings…….haha, and really, I am quite content on my own, having dealt with one too many men who are real jerks. But it was nice for just a moment. So now he expects me to talk with him through Yahoo chat tonight. Wondering how to expose the jerk? Did email trace with email header and IP address originated first from London, now from Montreal Canada. Kabul, Afghanistan – I think not!!! Ignore and block ladies, ignore and block…..

  126. Hi, my name is Johanna, I had received a few mails from PAUL LZYK, with the Facebookemail..
    I am from The Netherlands.

    And lucky I read at Scamwarners.com something about this persons, because I thougt it could be not real..!
    So I stopped it.
    Thanks so much for websites like Scamwarners.

  127. Hi. I met a guy via “Badoo ” , Captain Douglas Anderson, i met him on 30 .01.2013. We chat each and everyday and he is never complaine about things and stuff, but… He asked me to apply for his fee leaver and i have to pay 2000$ as quaranty for his fee leaver . He sent me fee documents and quaranty money refound via Email. Whats piss me off is that the fee leaver document is send by a well know person in brithis army by the name James Bucknall. I Google the name and it shows me that James Bucknall is a real person with very High “status” in the Military and he is indeed in Afghanistan in camp Bastion. Well, it surperise me olso that this Douglas Anderson sent me a picture of him self When he was like 4 years old… I could see is Douglas in the picture. Is one mounth since we chat every day , but today i am ready to Ask him some question which for sure will help me. I have asked him to use webcam but he says is not allowed it anymore in the camp Bcoz of informations some other soldiers gave to journalist etc. We did tolked on phone and i could swear is an english accent , but u never know.. I dont send the money, i do believe they dont need money for fee leaver. I want to find the man in the picture and to tell him that his picture is used my some1 Else. I allready start my own ” investigation” and i hope i will find the real Douglas Anderson and tell him the funny story about his id. Well.. I hope i am not talking with a scammer but i have so many question to him today. Can anyone help me with this Email and check if is scam , captaindouglas_luv2011@hotmail.com…i realy do need help to find out if this Email is scam.

    • @Julya YES you are talking to a scammer he has asked you for money for leave,Leave does NOT have to be paid for EVER it is like earned Vacation time so you need to cut off ALL CONTACT and delete and block the scammer and go to romancescam.com scamwarners and pigbusters so that you can Educate yourself NEVER send money for ANY reason to ANYONE you meet online that claim to be Military in the war zone they are ALWAYS SCAMMERS

      Bottom line if they ask you for ANYTHING or any kind of help they are SCAMMERS no questions asked they are scammers out to steal from you

    • Hello Julya –

      You’re definitely dealing with a SCAMMER. There is no cost to soldiers when they request leave. They simply fill out a form and give it to their supervisor. If an American “soldier” asks you to pay this imaginary leave fee, he is a SCAMMER and not a soldier at all. He’s also probably not an American. These SCAMMERS create fake documents to make it appear that the leave fee is legitimate, but it’s not. It’s one of their oldest and most lucrative scams. Many, many women have fallen for this one.

      American soldiers in Afghanistan are allowed to use webcams. A friend of mine just returned from there and he says he talked with his wife twice a day using a webcam (via Skype). The SCAMMERS tell you they can’t use a webcam because most of them are black Africans living in Ghana or Nigeria. They look nothing like the white men in the photos they use in their scams. For these West African SCAMMERS, English is a second language. Some of them speak English with a slight English accent. Most Americans would recognize their accents as African though.

      Many of the soldiers in the photos used by SCAMMERS have heard about the scams. I first learned that my photos were being used in scams in 2009. Since then, I’ve made a point to read and post on blogs such as this and Romancescam.com. You should read C.J. Grisham’s other blog pages. You’ll find stories from MANY other women with similar experiences. Good luck!

  128. j’ai été contactée par un certain allen macus qui m’a fait savor qu’il est soldat américain en mission en Afghanistan.il m’a demandé de payer son leave permit chose que j’ai faite ,mais je me rends compte qu’il est un escroc.il devait etre avec moi depuis un mois il est porté disparu.c’est en lisant votre mail que j’ai découvert qu’un de ses amis alias felixjack41@yahoo.com en photo comme un faux soldat.Actullement il répond au mail jackfelix367@yahoo.com.qund à allen macus il répond aux differents suivantscaptallenmacus@yaho.com et felixclake911@yahoo.com..ils sont une bande de trois escrocs ,le troisieme repond au mail fredcox97@yahoo.com, tous sont en Malaysie car c’est en Malaysie que j’ai fait tous les envois d’argent par Western Union.je pourrai vous envoyer des photos de tous les trois escrocs.j’espere que je vais sauver plusieurs femmes avec mon histoire.

  129. HELP SOS HELP

    I HAVE WRITTEN AND RECORDED A SONG TO RAISE MONEY FOR DISABLED VETS. I CALLED ARMED FORCES RADIO TO TRY TO GET THE SONG BROAD CASTED THROUGH THEM. THEY TOLD ME TO CALL TM STUDIOS. THEY TOLD ME THEY ONLY DEAL WITH LARGE RECORD COMPANIES. AND THEY HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT TO PROVIDE MUSIC FOR THE ARMED FORCES RADIO. I EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT I WAS A VET, AND THAT I WROTE THE SONG TO MAKE MONEY FOR VETS. THE GUY INFORMED ME THAT I WAS LUCKY HE EVEN RETURNED MY CALL.

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, I WAS AT THE VA ON WILSHIRE BL, AND ASKED A FEW VETS IF THEY WANTED TO HEAR MY SONG. ABOUT 15 OF THEM SAID YES. I PLAYED THE MUSIC FOR THEM- WITHIN TWO MINUTES, AN LAPD OFFICER CAME IN AND TOLD ME I COULDN’T PLAY MUSIC IN THE OPEN LOBBY. ALSO, I CANNOT SEEM TO LOCATE A VETERAN CHARITY THAT I FEEL REALLY HELPS VETS. SO I’M ASKING FOR EVERYONE’S HELP HERE WITH IDEAS.

    THANK YOU ALL,

    DAVID USN RETIRED

  130. Hi there,

    I recently got contacted through a dating website from one of these scammers calling himself Sgt Daniel Kramer. Almost instantly I knew, it only took 4 days to smell the rat here but he had photos of soldier who probably has no idea he’s pictures are being used. Is there any way to find this soldier and let him know?

    Thanks

  131. This is just another horrible scam that goes on daily. People think it’s perfectly fine to lie to someone else and have them fall in love with them over lies. I think it’s horrible that people actually have the nerve to do this to some one. But also people need to be a little more careful with what is going on the internet because things aren’t as simple as they use to be. People need to take extra steps when they are trying to get into a relationship over the internet.

  132. Hi
    I beleive I have been contacted by a scammer through a dating site Be2.com.au he said his name is Staff Sergant Jeff Murphy and is currently in Alfghanistan. Same stories about losing his wife 6 years ago to cancer, only child, parents died and has a 14 year old son. Sent long email about love and trust. I know some of it was quoted out of the bible.
    Aired on the side of caution, even though money hasn’t been requested as yet I started to so so research and there is alot that can be told from a photo. I had one of him in uniform so I stared to research the US Army insignias that are embroided on their clothing. Staff Sergant Jeff Murphy is actually Captian Murphy somehow I don’t think he got demoted. The real Murphy is a Captian in the US Army. I have not been able to find out where the origional Army photo came from or where the survillian clothing photos came from. I questioned “Jeff” on what the shoulder patch meant three times and he finally said he hadn’t taken much notice of it. Now I am lead to believe that this tells the troops identification so I would think it was pretty important. And when I said to him isn’t the insignia embroided on the front of your shirt that of a Captian he said no it is part of the Staff Sergant’s identification.
    I may be a survillian but they look nothing alike.
    So to the real Captian Murphy who is somewhere it was nice to of met you via your photo’s. And for the fake Staff Sergant Jeff Murphy you will get what you deserve.
    I have notified Be2.com.au of the scam
    Good Luck ladies!

    • I have been chatting with a guy who calls himself jeff murphy for a couple of weeks now he has told me that he is sending a parcel home for me with a diplomat and now its stuck in customs. I was wondering if you could send me the pictures that the guy you were talking to sent you as i want to find out if its the same guy. Hes hit me up for $8000 to get the parcel out of customs. I really need some help with this as i dont have that kind of money without going to the bank
      Much appreciated if you can Rosemary

  133. I have seen how people suffered a lot by the acts of this criminals called scammers.; some of them even committed suicide. I know for sure that these criminals will never care about that..they just care about the money they’ll receive. I have seen how they made use of vulnerable people who were actually in a dying condition due to their illnesses, like cancer.How could these criminals do their plans to them, exploiting their psychological condition by building their trust and hopes..for finally absorbing their money which very often they got it in a very hard way to continue their medication. Have they been care about this?…Of course NOT. They will see that as a gold mine for them. And I have seen these criminals register themselves in a very “personal” site, like Grieving Mother..only to do their nasty act..to pretend to be the one who lost their child..building people trust and then starting sucking their money. They have a good brain in a certain part that they could think of any possibility to do their cruel scenario. They make use of the real soldiers pics, stolen their identity, to make their moves look more accurate to be checked by innocent internet users. They even do not hesitate to invite people to check their “legal” links indicating they are real. Thanks to several sites focusing on this kind of crime including this one, I could learn a lot about these criminals..

    I wish there is more I could do to prevent others from being the victims, than just sharing information to others through social network in internet. I can’t just sit still doing nothing and see more victims fall to their traps. Tell me, is there anything I could do to “fight” this criminals beside posting articles about this crime? Is there any more effective way to destroy this criminals from progressing? Is there any law all over the world set up to send them into jails, the law which relates to any nation to work together hand in hand to terminate this crime?

    Sadly to say in many countries, they still have no legal institutions to take care of this matter.

  134. Hi everyone: I have read most of the comments on this page and I can surely relate to them. My soldier was named, supposedly Staff Sergeant Chris Robles. I met him on match.com and we communicated via Yahoo messenger for about four weeks. Then he started asking for a laptop computer and he gave a very believable reason for it. Then he wanted a package sent to him and his troops with cookies and candy and stuff like that. Then he wanted a cell phone so he could call me. All of this needed to go through a third party by the name of EDOH SEWAVI who is in Ghana. I rec’d many pictures of “Chris”, one also was with him holding a card saying “I Miss you Elaine”. I discovered the scam a couple of weeks ago when he had his commanding officer, supposedly, call me and I couldn’t understand half of what he said. He told me Chris was very upset and crying over me, you all know the rest. I was also told that there was a trunk that Chris wanted delivered to my house with valuable documents and bars of gold and 4.3 million dollars but EDOH SEWAVI needed $1200 for his airplane ticket to me. I sincerely relate to all of you as my heart was broken and it still is. I cannot bring myself to look at the pictures they sent to me of Chris Robles or whoever. Funny thing is I got an email from “Chris Robles” today and we chatted, I was trying to get as much information from him as possible. I already filed a complaint with the proper party. One dead giveaway was when Chris wrote “Marry Christmas”, hello?????????? When I told him that I knew about the scam, he claims to have sent my laptop computer back and the cell phone. When I asked for his military email address, he said to forget it.

    PLEASE IF THERE IS SUCH A CHRIS ROBLES FROM BEDFORD, TEXAS please contact me via this website or you can reply directly to me. I am not a fraud or a fake, just another victim. I would like to know that you are alive and well, I have no bad intentions. I think it is a shame that these people are using our soldier’s identities to profit and as one of you wrote, God will pay them back for this. I hope it is soon.

    I also have numerous pictures.

    GOOD LUCK to you all and don’t feel embarrassed or stupid. I am trying to climb out of this depression and I will do it. I feel as though I got back to the scammer today.

    c

  135. so i started talking to this guy whos says he is in the military.after 2 days he told me he was shot in the arm,he also told me that he needed $250 to take a leave.so i was curious about this and read up and found out that they dont need money to take a leave.they r entilted to a 30 gay leave once a year.he also sent me pics of himself in the army….but those could of been taken anywhere right?when the pics r sent underneath them it says sent from usa army device.is this a scam?also i told him i couldnt send any money to ask his friends and family if he wanted out that bad.he didnt get me,had me a little convinced about who he was but when he asked for the money i changed my mind i figured he was a scammer.maybe i am wrong but i dont think so.

  136. im not sure what to do there is a guy i have seen on ure wall of shame called Claims to be Perry Terry Knox. Tells the standard retirement story, with a 11 year old son. Said he was a Sargeant. Asked for my fathers wedding ring but he is using another id same pic and its markalex007@yahoo.com. and i dont know what to do my email for a reply plz is young.diane49@yahoo.com as im single and i dont want to get my heart broken not again thank you so much for ure time from diane.

    • DIANE…ANYTIME YOU WANT TO FINE OUT ABOUT IF A PERSON IS A SCAMMER ..GOOGLE SEARCH THESE NAMES AND GOOGLE SEARCH WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THEY ARE USING SOMEONE INDENTITY FOR DATING SITE FOR FRAUD AND ANOTHER THING THESE SCAMMERS ARE ALSO ON HOMOSEXUAL GAY SITE, AND FETISH DATING SITES. ANY KIND OF SITE THAT YOU CAN IMAGINE THEY ARE ON TRYING TO PULL MONEY OUT OF ANYONE

      • Mine couldn’t get his money because his account was in Germany..lol…He sure is a sweet talker but I’ve been getting more and more suspicious, but I’m concerned with soldier that they are using for their scam. How do I find out if he is deceased? I do know there were records from the Army for a man with that name, but I can’t seem to get them. Is there a place to find this out?
        Thanks, and I’m sorry for what happened to you. But we have learned that being a nice, honest person there are many wolves out there. Laurie

  137. Hello
    I posted on here about a Roland Kellogg Edwards but originally he only gave me the name Roland Edwards which I when I googled there was nothing suspicious. It was only when I put in the middle name Kellogg that these sites came up. The email he used is rokell1961@yahoo.com.

  138. Hi i recieved a facebook messafe from a soldier named jackie repetto and is stationed in kabul afgan. lives in columbus ohio, and went to ohio dominican univerity and went to northland high school I dont know if its a scam he has not asked for money just dont know the name dont sound real what do you think.

    • marie he sent my cousin the same junk ….i havd caught 18 scamm artist on this site …who contacted me as well as my friends on facebook. telling them that theyre in afganistan….just tell me marie WHAT MILITARY MAN BEGS FOR MONEY…LOL REALLY. MOST MILITARY MEN OVERSEAS HAS FUNDS TO SPEND MOST OF THERE MONEY IS KEPT IN A MILITARY BANK WHEREAS IF THEY NEED MONEY THEY CAN GET IT. I have military friends in SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA I LIVE IN LOS ANGELES and when we party in diego. the military men go wild over me and my friends and start spending and buying of dinner as well and drinks att he club. Girl he is taking you for a ride and it is fake. i do know that one. i disconnected on his ass and reported him to spam mail. and fraud as well as the FBI. IF you want to meet a military man. try going to a military club. they are very nice and you can meet face to face

  139. I have been communicating for the last three weeks with a persons stating he was Sgt James Collins….stationed in Afghanistan. Wanted me to send a laptop computer and Iphone to his daughter in Accura Ghana. Very charming. I have asked him for his military email address…not response….I would never send anyone items….But we aware….he used the email address ambless404@yahoo.com. Sent pictures, seemed legit.
    His grammer was mixed…sometime very good, other times poor grammer….will charm you and call you babe and sweetheart….says he believes in love at first site….
    Beware ladies….he has beautiful blue eyes.

    • dont fuck with this person i got that same bullshit story from him. i bet he goes under the name of ssg haggard these people are nasty ass african emailing people from that 3rd world nasty africa trying to get these thing 0ver the internet. they change there names over and over. google their names they use and see that they are scamm artists. they steal white men photo off the facebook or military dating services and use the most handsome white man photos and they use females for this bullshite love they give out they are africans doing this its call the 419 scam look it up on goggle. yeah these are africans and some of them work with white men. this white guy put my photo i emailed to him on his labtop. they really tried to get me to send a large amount of money and labtop. i pulled away. dont send nothing to these apes. they work with white people as well. its a scam artistists game…dont send it

    • hahahahahah oh by the way deb ask him is his name martin. because i sent him candy for a so call nephew name darry. my cousin work for postoffice and i had her to ship candy to africa. accra ghana …yeah thats so lame, when i seen accra nasty ass ghana . i realize this is the same black ass ape that tried to pull one on me. always put their name on goggle , goggle will let you know if someone is a scam artist. yeah he goes by the name of mr. martin. well i sent candy to him i open up bag of candy and poured all the lollipops on a pile of dog shit for 5 days then i place them back in the bag and lance it close with my lancing machine and wow, dog shit lollipops to nasty ass africa. ghana. it should be ghanarrea lol. yeah i can see alll those little african sucking on those dog shit candy lol lol yeah i got his nasty black ape monkey ass back from scamming all american females and i dont feel bad about what i done. because martin deserves this. and i hope they got sick eating that shit. my family screammed and laffed so hard. yeah ALL AMERICAN DOG SHIT IN THEIR STOMACH. AND WE ALSO SPIT ON THEM ALSO HAHAHAHAHAHAH SO I WONDER HOW THOSE AFRICAN ENJOYED EATING AMERICAN DOG SHIT WITH HUMAN SPIT LOL. DONT SEND SHIT THEM THOS BASTARDS. AMERICA WE STAND STRONG. PAY BACK IS A MOTHER FUCKA. YEAH …MR MARTIN I GAVE YOU PAYBACK LOL

  140. Anyone have a Colonel Timothy Hauck, stationed in Sudan, widowed, two children?

    • Hello Pamela –

      There are no U.S. servicemembers stationed in the Sudan. These SCAMMERS tell you they’re stationed in shit-hole African countries so you won’t become suspicious when they ask you to send money or items to their shit-hole African countries. Most of these SCAMMERS live in Western Africa – Ghana, Nigeria, etc. They sit in internet cafes and spin their little webs.

      Also, I ran a search for Colonel TIMOTHY HAUCK on the Army’s AKO website. Every American soldier, airman, marine, and sailor is required to have an official military e-mail account. The AKO website allows us to search for military personnel using their names or other information. We can also search for reservists, national guardsman, civilian employees of the military, contractors, and retirees. There is no TIMOTHY HAUCK associated with the US military. It’s clear that you’ve been talking to a SCAMMER.

    • GOGGLE SEARCH HIS NAME ….IT WILL LET YOU KNOW HE IS A SCAMMER………..THEN IF IT DONT SHOW, STILL DONT SEND GIFT OF CLOTHING OR MONEY TO HIM. IF HE ASK YOU FOR MONEY. HE IS A SCAMMER. REMEMBER 1 + 1 = 2 . do your math….YOUR INSITES SHOULD LET YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE ON THIS SITE IS BECAUSE YOU KNOW A SCAM IS IN THE MAKINGS

  141. REMEMBER TO GOOGLE THEIR NAMES AND IT WILL SHOW IF IT IS A SCAMMER. EASY AND AMERICAN CHERRY PIE. GEARY HAGGARD THESE AFRICAN STOLE HIS PHOTO AS WELL. IT IS A WHITE GUY WORKING WITH THESE AFRICAN THAT LIVE IN SUNNY VALE CALIFORNIA. WE FOUND HIS IP NUMBER TO HIS COMPUTER. THE IP NUMBER WILL LET YOU ALL KNOW WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED. MOST OF THE TIME THESE DUM ASS AFRICAN ALWAY HAVE SOME WHITE GUY WORKING WITH THEM. THEY ALL ARE SCAMMERS.

  142. Hello!

    On Monday, I met with Meg Coyle of the KING 5 Television Station in Seattle, Washington to discuss the use of my photos in military dating scams. As many of you know, my pictures have been used by these criminals since at least 2009. They use various first names in their scams, but they always use some variation of my last name (HANNETT). Ms. Coyle’s story ran during Monday’s 5:30 p.m. news broadcast. You’ll find a link to the segment below:

    http://www.king5.com/home/Online-scammers-target-179034711.html

    • i just viewed your site well i was scammed but not for much just pennies. he had me to send candy to that 3rd world nast ghana africa. thats when i became suspicious. i put the bag of candy on a pile of dog shit for a week and sent it. to this day he does not know that he ate dog shit candy, and he became nasty talking to me over the yahoo mail. so i got him and his 3rd world family back . i hope they enjoy the AMERICAN GERMAN SHEPARD DOG SHIT CANDY. so there was pay back for all that was scammed. that will teach him for begging me and scamming me. and i hope he is reading this. because they are fulll of dog poop candy

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  144. I have another name to share Raymond Dale Marshall U.S. Army Afganastian…wanted 650.00 daughter has cancer…on facebook has a bunch of pics..him and his childern,says he is divorced and lives in Florida…about to return home end of this month…So glad I found this site….

  145. Hello,
    some years ago, I was confronted with a series of scammers which tried military and non-military stories on me, while I always let them write me on yahoo, where it was easy to trace the IP back, mostly Nigeria. The masses of scam tries (I obviously fitted their hunting profile, that time around 37, fresh divorced, so in their eyes probably too full of despair to get my brain together) … so those masses of mails I received made me recognize that something is wrong, because of that mentioned scheme, wife dead or betrayed “him” with the best friend (oh drama) and the kid left, etc. plus either that leave to war or if civilian project working (self employed and short before the huge money) (when suddenly the workers have to be payed to avoid catastrophes… sure…pffff)… Anyway, why I write:
    One tried another trick just last year, playing on me he is a General (sure, because a General has nothing better to do than to research my Skype profile… or email address) and that one – of course – coudn’t go to the webcam because it was so top secret (death laugh) and he found my eyes so sad (snore) but he tried the “you are a smart woman, how could I invest best in your country or a business” trick… that has also many variations, where you probably has to invest first or send something or whatever… I was the kill joy and stopped that contact asap, but whenever you are suddenly the best, are deeply loved after only the second chat or alone your appearance knock the opposite down to truest of all love-blablas or that you seem to be the most smart and trustworthy person for business deals… keep your fingers away – if military masks are used or civilians.
    And don’t be ashamed when things happen to you. One got me too, nearly… in my most vulnerable time after divorce, it was so nice to find some kind words and they started carefully, it was a truly nice talk for some weeks, until the money thing came up. My advantage, I always had to work hard and am growing my kid alone plus am raised that way, that true friends do not ask for money, we help each other in other ways… so I had nothing to give… of course that ended with the nice try to make me feel ashamed.
    I will not mention that I used some little hacker tools and made sure that his inbox is blocked for the rest of his days, but they usually work in perfect groups and are getting better. I also was working together with some other people who worked against hackers for a while and that went so far that there came threats of blackmailing and of my life…
    Lol, when I have time I will shiver. I am grown up with my brothers and my father was soldier too (German), so I surely could deal with a stupid Nigerian scam sausage… Cheer up ladies. Shit happens and when you was misused it is just because you have a heart of gold. I wish you, once you may find someone to value you. As I wish the same for me, even online dating pages are obviously not the solution. Too much scammers around. To that interesting article above: thank you for explaining. That may protect some women.
    Kind regards
    Hildegard
    (Excuse my grammer cruelties please, I am a German mothertongue)

  146. Frank William sounds exactly like the soldier l have been sending money to. His name is Wayne Ebert He is stationed in Kabul .His daughter lives in boarding house and goes to school.The money is sent to Stanely amoah..233 Airport Street…accra Ghana…code.23321… Stanely’s phone 024-192-9430. He has asked for a laptop digital camera , iphone, shoes, birthday present for daughter Queenberlin. It started as Queen needed food,I didnt have a problem sending food. its now getting crazy am afraid to end it because he has my computer info . Could he do something to wreck my internet sevice. or virus . l’m worried.

    • @ Shelley EVER send money to anyone you do not know and know that REAL US Military Members NEVER need your money for ANY reason this is absolutely a scammer in fact ANY man that findANY social site and claims to be Military is ALWAYS a scammer especially when they invent FAKE amilies and make up LIES and beg for anything to be sent anywhere in WEST Africa if they are in AFGHAN then that is where their APO would be NOT IN Africa do NOT send him another dime you dont have to be worried do NOT tell him you know he is a scammer just delete and BLOCK him and check your computers security settings and NEVER trust anyone you do not know a scammer will not tell you they are there to steal your money and when your money is gone they move on to the next victim any threat he makes is just that an empty threat if you sent him pics he will use them to try to scam Men and the Scammer is in Ghana he has told you both his Name and where he is located he is NOT US Military but a lying begging African please cut of all communication NOW and Educate yourself about scammers but again NEVER send money to anyone you do not know.

      The US Military takes care of its own as well as its dependents they will NEVER have to beg a stranger for anything not even food only begging scammers do that.hope this helps Anonn

    • SHELLEY …DONT WORRY ABOUT COMPUTER VIRUS THESE NASTY ASS AFRICAN ARE LIVING IN A MUD HUT-NO BATHROOM- NO KITCHEN- COOKING ON LOGS WITH FIRE AND A NASTY AS POT MADE OUT TAR AND STRAW. JUST HAVE A ANTI-VIRAL LIKE KARPARSKY TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER. THEY TRIED TO SEND AND STILL TRY TO SEND VIRUSES TO MY LABTOP BY IM PROTECTED BY DELL TECH SERVICES. THESE 3RD WORLD NEGROS HAS NOTHING TO HURT YOUR COMPUTER. JUST DONT GIVE THEM YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER DATE OF BIRTH. THIS IS WHY AMERICAN KEEPS OUT DOUCHE BAG LIKE THIS NASTY ASS AFRICAN OUT OF OUR PRECIOUS COUNTRY. IM BLACK AMERICAN AND THEY REALLY TRIED TO GET MORE OUT OF ME I GOT SMART AND BEAT THEM AT THERE GAME. I TOLD ONE NAMED MARTIN THAT I WAS SENDING HIM 5000 $ DOLLARS AND HIS DUM ASS FELL FOR IT LOL. THAT WHEN I KNEW THAT HE WAS A SCAMMER. WOW WOULD I REALLY SEND THAT TO A LOST 3RD WORLD COUNTRY LOL….YEAH . SO DONT WORRY. THESE PEOPLE ONLY BATHE ONE A YEAR WHEN IT RAIN. THEY STAND OUTSIDE PRAYING FOR WATER WITH RAGS .AROUND THEIR HEADS LOL. DONT BE SCARED. AND DONT SEND ANYTHING TO HIM AGAIN. CALL HIIM THE N—–WORD HE WILL GET THE MESSAGE

  147. Ugh – it sickens me that I fell for this too. But as much as I feel for all of the women who were also scammed, it also makes me realize that I’m not the only one.

    My guy is George Sean Sanders, Jr. g.sanders955@yahoo.com. Says he’s a Lt. Col. in the Canadian Army, and in Kabul on a 4-yr contract after he had a messy divorce and lost custody of his daughter. Been there for nearly 2 years without a break and won’t get one anytime soon. Can’t speak on the phone since his time is restricted and saves it for his daughter. Can’t Skype or video chat for security reasons. Uses a weird joopz account for texting: Seanf944-5216@joopz.com, and sometimes the numbers would change, but eventually he stuck with this address.

    My guy also had weird sayings, like he was translating, but I kinda thought he’s from Canada and maybe he has different sayings from there (I’m in DC). And sometimes his emails were almost perfectly written, and then other times they had tons of grammatical errors; lowercase “i” which drives me crazy; capitalized words in the middle of the sentence like You, Me, Us; uses Sweetness, Babe, Hon and got sappy/lovey quickly; and would end sentences not with a period, but with “,…” I see all of these examples in previous postings, so we may be chatting with the same African scammers. Makes me sick and makes me wonder if my guy is even alive. Should have known this beautiful, Superman-model, was too good to be true.

    Then the scam came in about 1 month into our daily emails/IMs: He wanted to transfer back to the States, said he could work from a US base in DC, but to process the relocation request, it would cost $2850, payable in 3 installments of $950 to a UK Territoral Centre via Western Union. I was supposed to send it to a Sgt. who would collect the payment then send the paperwork through for the transfer. I did an online chat with Western Union, and there was no such person or base verified to receive a transfer, so that’s when I really knew this was all wrong. I went to that base’s website, and saw a notice of Online Dating Scams, which made me search the internet and find this place. And thank God I did!

    I sent a care package with a APO address to him, but hasn’t received it in 2.5 weeks and counting. And when I first went to the post office, the zip didn’t exist, and he quickly corrected it for me, but I’m sure it will never make it. Hopefully it will eventually return to me and I can return some items or donate to charity!

    I confronted him and demanded a copy of his ID, an email from his .mil account, call or video chat and guess what – refuses, saying he can’t do this without trust and can’t handle my doubts anymore. Exactly what people have said and falls in line with they know they lost their prey. Had a Facebook page with one pic and one friend, but it’s gone. His Match on Yahoo profile is gone, no traces of him on the internet anywhere.

    Guess I’ll tuck my tail between my legs and thank God I found out before I sent any of that money. As a sucker and wanting to believe, I really was going to send it. And the sad thing is, I’m going to miss my “make-believe boyfriend” – it’s crazy!

    Good luck to everyone out there and stay strong!

    • MOST OF THESE THIEVE THEY WORK WITH AMERICAN AND AFRICAN. THEY SWAP NAME AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME . AND ONCE THEY ARE CAUGHT THEY DELETE THEIR YAHOO ACCOUNT AND START OVER. AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. AND THEY ATTACK INNOCENT FEMALES THAT IS UNAWARE OF THIS SCAM. GEARY HAGGARD IS ONE. AND LIES ABOUT HIS NASTY SON NAME DARRY.. HE SENT ME PHOTOS AND AS I WENT ONLINE I SEEN HIS PICTURE ON SOLDIER PERSPECTIVE AND HE IS A THIEF. MOST OF THESE CROOK THEY STEAL PEOPLE PICTURES IN THE MILITARY AND RUN WITH IT BY IMPOSING AS THE PERSON ON THE PICTURE. THEN SOME OF THEM DRESS UP IN ARMY GEAR AND TAKE FAKE ASS PHOTO LIKE THEIR IN THE MILITARY. THESE MEN ARE JUST AS BAD AS A RAPIST, RAPING A INNOCENT UNDER AGE CHILD. THEY WORK WITH THESE NASTY AFRICAN AND THEY PULL OFF THE INNOCENT ONE. THIS IS THE GAME THEY DO. I USE TO HAVE A YAHOO ACCOUNT AND THAT GEARY HAGGARD HE PULL 300 DOLLARS OFF OF ME . I HAD A LAWSUIT PENDING AND ALSO MY AUNT PASTED AND LEFT ME HER BANK ACCOUNT AND HER PROPERTY. I AM LOADED WITH MONEY. AFTER I SENT THE 300 DOLLARS HE STARTED GETTING SHITTY WITH ME. WHICH I AM GLAD THAT HE DID. HAD HE NOT GOT A NASTY ATTITUDE WITH ME HE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN ME FOR MORE. I WENT ONLINE AND PUT IN HIS NAME AND WOW GUESS WHAT. I SPOTTED HIM ONLINE ON MILITARY SCAMMERS I LAFFED. I PIMP HIM EVEN THO HE GOT 300 CHEAP DOLLARS OUT OF ME. BUT HE DIDNT GET THE BIG MONEY OUT OF ME.. 300 DOLLARS IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET TO ME. . THIS PUNK IS A WHITE GUY WHO SENT ME PICTURE . MY COUSIN IS IN THE ARMY SHE INVESTIGATED WHAT BASE HE WAS AT AND IT DIDNT EXIST, BY THEM I KNEW HE WAS A FAKE, HE HAS AFRICAN WORKING WITH HIM. SO WHILE HE AND THOSE FUCK UP 3RD WORLD AFRICANS ARE LURKING ON THE INTERNET TO STEAL MONEY AND CLOTHES TO BE SENT TO NASTY ASS AFRICA HAHAHAHAHAHAH IM VACATIONING IN ITALY / GERMANY AND PARIS …LAFFING AT THESE NASTY BASTARD WHO ARE ONLINE HURTING PEOPLE JUST TO GET A PENNY. AND FEMALES TRY NOT TO BEAT YOURSELF UP BECAUSE THEY TOOK ALL OF US FOR A RIDE. TRUST ME THEY ALL HAS EVIL I MEAN VERY EVIL CURSES PLACED ON THEIR LIVES AS WELL AS THEY OFFSPRINGS. IT COMES BACK. . I SENT CANDY TO AFRICA AND WHO EVER ATE IT THE GATES OF HELL WILL BE OPEN ON THAT WHOLE FAMILY. SO IM SO HAPPY THAT I ENDED THAT SHIT . HE KEPT BEGGING BEGGING ME FOR MORE MONEY AND I WAS SMART . I STARTED CUSSING HIM OUT CALLING HIM BITCHES JACKASSES LOL. . I CUT THAT SHIT OFF FAST. THEY ARE BUMS GEARY HAGGARD HAS CHANGED HIS NAME SEVERAL TIMES CHECK OUT MILITARY PERPECTIVE. SITTING HIS DUM ASS WITH A COWBOY HAT. WHAT A REAL JACKASS. HE BEGS TO MUCH . GET A REAL JOB

  148. CJ—Do these scammers use a “middle man” when scamming $? I am still trying to track money that my friend sent via moneygram and western union to her “internet” boyfriend Sgt Burke Albert Pedersen. The money was being sent to someone who he said worked with him. Money was wired to Tamara Lynn Gomez in Weatherford, Texas. This person DOES exist! I friended her on facebook and she accepted! Her facebook page said she was MARRIED to Sgt. Burke Albert Pedersen. (same photo he used with my friend). I sent her an assult of emails and am now blocked from contact. I also found her name on romancescam.com. A scammer using the name “Darren Kieth” sent money wire instructions to a woman he was scamming—and BINGO…the money was being sent to TAMARA LYNN GOMEZ in Texas. What do you make of this?

  149. ATTENTION READERS: I AM LOOKING FOR SOME LADIES THAT HAVE BEEN SCAMMED AND LIVE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER 40 WILLING TO TELL YOUR STORY ON THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY. MY EMAIL IS POSTED OR JUST CLICK HERE TO EMAIL ME.

  150. By sending this out to everyone you know and they know, maybe we can atleast keep them from using this gentlemans pictures for scamming…Please watch and share, post or do whatever we can.
    aka scam Johny Edwards and many others

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6UDd64wLME

  151. Hello;
    I need also your help,I just paid a plane ticket for a leave of a major Billy Jones Hendon but still to forward another 1000euro for they want him to travel in first class.By the way,he’s deployed in Afghanistan am so confused if he’s real cause he also gave me his security number and forwarded me his Identification Card on my
    email.Please help me to find out if he’s real.He always asked me to send the money to Elizabeth Montgomery
    in OHIO,South Lebanon thru western Union,and gave me an email address to write for his leave usa-armydepartments@usa.com I need your response immediately before forwarding the remaining 1000 euro.Thank you so much

  152. Ladies, I have recently ended a online dating started Aug 22nd, 2012 with a SGT Staff SGT Officer Johny Edwards email: johnyedwards1@yahoo.com also on another site was edbrown442@yahoo.com. who I meet on Match.com. Have found many sites with his pictures being used under numerous names. They are very good at what they are doing on these dating sites. I definately have done my homework and will not fall for theor scam again. Be careful and read, follow your gut not your heart and if it feels wrong and to good to be true, it probably is. Thank you for having this site for all of us to keep posting what is happening.

  153. Ladies beware of Christopher Matthew Zedwick, email usa_soulmate42@yahoo.com. Good thing I know a bit about the military and how the leaves work. I knew right off he was not for real when he said his wife use to send him money to come home when she was alive. I kelp talking to him to see just how for he would go to get this money from me. Mostly to see if he would trap himself and he did. Ladies keep your eyes open and listen a little less with your heart with these guys. This one was very fast to say he loved me and I was like, dude you don’t know me. It don’t work like that for me. Well, good luck to you all, and don’t fall for the sad stories.

  154. I was scammed by the person that calls himself Robert Bill Haggard, only on Zoosk.com he called himself George Haggard. He told me he wasn’t always online and some of these photos are the same as what he had on Zoosk. This is twice now I’ve been scammed on a dating site. The other guy claimed to be from North Carolina. They all use Canadian cities as their home base. I find it sad that we can’t trust people in this world. He wanted me to go to Ghana, Africa to sign papers as he said his 19 year old son couldn’t sign papers for his mining land that he bought over there. I refused to help him. I heard from him on gmail chat for another week. Unfortunately he made me believe I could trust him. I am just sick about this as you start to trust someone and then you give them more information than you should about yourself. It is very sad that they ruin the reputation of good men and women., This imposter posing as a US Army Staff Sargeant told me that his second wife had died of cancer and that he was going to retire this year after he got home from his second mission in Afghanistan. He also told me that two women had scammed him on another dating site and he had sent them money.

    Thanks for bringing these people to other good people’s attention who would like to find a good person to have in their lives.

  155. That is what I thought CJ. I just let it go.

    I just want to say to the ladies here, I know dating is hard, I have decided that if any man says he is in the military I just don’t talk to him. And if they sound to good to be true, yep they are. I refuse to get scammed again. I am being very cautious of who I talk to. If they don’t live within a 75 mile radious of me, I don’t talk to them. If they do I ask questions only someone from the area would know. Good luck with your searches, just please be careful.

  156. ive been talking to a sgt. david buck met him on a chat site. he has many pics of him in traning & with civilians & other military officers. he is in uniform in all pics & buck is on his uniform. i was trying to researc him & came upon this page. after reading it all now i am paranoid. we have not spoken over phone just email & texting everyday he claims he cannot take pics cuz it is distracting. he claimed he loves me yesterday & all that wonderful stuff. i told him i was worried he had 20 other women waiting for him to come home & he claims he has me & will be with me & be a family with my kids. i dont know if he is even real anymore after reading all of this & i am scared. his b-day is next month & i asked him what he wanted for a gift. i was thinking some sock & t-shirts or some chapstick & playing cards. something small. he asked for a ring or charm he can wear with our names ingraved in it….i thought awww thats sweet then he says he loves me & i was in shock cuz i wasnt expecting all that soooo soon . he sounds really sweet but is he tooo god to be true????? he says he is currently at camp in Benghazi , Libya & has been there over 400 days. please let me know how to research him. he claims he no longer has a facebook & would like to reactivate it but hasnt & i cant find anything about him in google. he claims both his parents were military but passed away when he was 8 & his aunt & uncle raised him. i hope he is not a fake because i know what they say if it sounds to good to be true i is….. thank you for your help. & i am sorry for all those women who have lost sooo much. my ex was a scammer so i was scammed by him 7 yrs ago & trust no1 since.

      • CJ… do you think I should contact the real person? Or just leave it?

        • No, please do not try to track down the real Soldiers in these photos. In my experience, it’s only caused more problems. Most of these troops are actually married and their wives don’t appreciate emails or phone calls from other women that fell in love with their husband’s picture. I know it’s difficult to move on, but just be careful out there.

  157. I know I am being scammed. I have not sent this man any money, the guy even had the balls to send me a list of things he wants me to send him. I have been doing my research, I believe I have found the real person. I have asked this scammer questions that I have found out about the real man. He gave me completely different answers. My question is this, should I contact the real person and let him know? I have ip addresses, some info I have gotten from the person, and a phone number that he uses.

    I am so sick of these @sshats thinking they can get away with this. I wasn’t born yesterday and if I am going to talk to someone online, you bet your boots I am doing my research.

    • WOW about a half hour after posting my last post, he sent me this link asking me to set up an account so he can put money in it so I can have some money and he can use it to take some kind of training course that will send him home. http://www.paysimple.com/pricing.html

      BTW the email this guy is using is sgt.markbrinton@yahoo.com…. said he is a single dad to a daughter, has no family, wife died 5 years ago.

  158. I need for Tina to email with me, please A.S.A.P. I found this scum-bag on here under EdwardMalinoski@yahoo.com.
    http://www.scamwarners.com.view topic-EdwardManlinoski, with his picture and all stamped fake, all over it.
    I would like to get my mom’s money back for her re-tirement, but I don’t know who to ask for help.

    PLEASE, HELP ME TINA. THIS IS TO MUCH MONEY FOR MY MOM TO LOSE, HELP. This scum bag, if his is with the army will be out on September 30, 2012. I think that he is in the UK with that other as~~~~~, David Vincent: CapitalCargoCourier@hotmail.com, it was done on windows live mail. So, he should still be there and not on mine since my windows live mail.com, wiped out. Help me, Tina and look it up plus micky had a mobile phone number and said Reno, Nevada but probably the UK.
    Please, help me get my mom’s retirement money back plus mine, help????
    God bless(my phone number is 1-306-236-6981(Yvette)

    • Yvette –

      Your mother’s money is gone. There is no way to get it back. Neither the US Army nor the police can do anything about it because the SCAMMER is most likely in Africa. That’s the cold, hard truth.

      The SCAMMER is not in the US Army. He’s a civilian probably living in Ghana or Nigeria. I saw your previous post. It’s not clear to me that you understand that fact. He found the pictures he sent to your mom somewhere on the internet and is pretending to be an American soldier.

      There are other websites that discuss these issues. You should visit http://www.romancescam.com. You’ll find lots of good information there about these dating scams.

  159. From the LatinAmericacupid site has anyone talked to a john Decostner. He was stationed in Kabul and needed money for a phone – BEWARE

    Also a Paul Marvin- supposedly retiring and needs to pay fee – BIG SCAM PLEASE BEWARE

    I have never been so humiliated in my life

  160. Hey i have a friend that is talking to a guy wanting money to come home has a daughter 9 years old and goes by the name Michael Diemel.. He is a quote unquote SGT staff???? He is writing he from a (GUN TRUCK while on duty) Has anyone came in contact with this person from match.com

    • Kenneth asking for money for any reason it is ALWAYS a SCAMMER they NEVER need money for anything from anyone they have access to their money at ALL times tell your friend to tell the scammer to give him or her his credit card information then they can book the ticket for him to return home or better yet tell your friend to cut off all contact block and delete the scammer and go to scamwarners.com and romancescam.com and Educate themselves Any time a person comes out of the blue sky on ANY social site and claim to be Military should ALWAYS be considered a scammer no excuses do not take their word for it hope this helps your Friend Anonn

      • Hello,
        Thank you for having the previous postings about Michael Diemel as he approached my friend on OKCupid.com recently and has sent her multiple photos of a very nice and kind looking man from Kentucky growing up on a farm. Then he asked her within 2 days to take her profile off so she would not talk to anyone else as he is a one woman man and wants the same from others. He is big into chat and types really fast and if you are amazed with his typing then, he says he is workingi n the control room with hot buttons. His story is the same as above of a 9 year old daughter who is in a military boarding school while he is in Kabul as a Sargent going into the field activating and deactivating bombs running to the border and back and about 103 of his men lost their lives in his hands while he has been there for 13 months and that each soldier is carrying his last breath in his mouth. He says his leave will be over in 15 months and he is waiting to be with his dream woman if he finds her first. When my friend asked for picture of the daughter, he said that his old computer had crashed. So far, he has not asked for money yet as it has only been a week of communication and my friend would never give out any money to anyone anyway but, some of his story doesn’t make sense. Like the parents were alive in one of the first emails and then he told her later they died. He also told her that, he had been to Iraq, UK, France, China and Brazil and then later he told her he had never been to Iraq. Once asked he said he went there for fun for only 1 day. NOBODY goes to Iraq for FUN for one day as it is not Disneyland or the Taj Mahal. Anyhow, we appreciate previous posting and advise women to continue looking for love but, do not be emotional..never send anyone any money.. nor any revealing photos with which they can black mail you as some of Nigerians are doing this to a little more vulnerable community on a site called matrimony.org. It is possible, they want to use these photos to blackmail for money. They always have a sad .. sad story behind them.. wife dead.. wife cheated.. they are left alone with 1 or 2 children.. living away from them.. best thing is to ask them for a phone no.. when you call them .. you figure out .. they are Nigerians.. or have oriental accents…We are not sure where Michael Diemel is from yet but his email address reads sgtstmichael@yahoo.com … Always pay detail attention to emails as they will have sometimes conflicting information.. so as my friend will be shutting down this guy’s shop in her life.. we wish for all the lovely ladies out there to be very cautious. No money.. no revealing photos… perhaps giving a cell phone number or getting a number so you can talk to them because, this is really is the best way to figure out who you are talking to. There were also 2 other scams like this using email addresses azifareed@yahoo.com and Densinpaul@yahoo.com .. and Good Luck out there.

  161. I’ve posted here many times. My name is Gordon and I’m an active-duty Army officer. Pictures of me have been used by scammers since at least 2009. Back in April, a new opportunity arose to combat the SCAMMERS. An editor from Glamour Magazine in New York City contacted me and asked for an interview. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance. The resulting article was published in the October 2012 edition of the magazine. I’d encourage everyone to buy the magazine or read the article on-line through a link that I’ll post below. Hopefully, the story will shed more light on this under-reported crime.

    http://www.romancescam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=47925&p=263339#p263339

  162. the scammer Sgt Phillip Thixton must be reading this blog, too. I just received two yahoo messages complaining why I am slandering his name and that he is real and that he tried to see me via web cam (so not true). Since this is the only site I’ve listed him as a scammer they must be getting their clues on when it is time to switch names from here.

    • Sonny this is nothing new they troll this blog often they even leave messages pretending to be the Police and they have posted many times promising they can either help get your money back or can help catch the scammer even had one post and say for 3 dollars via paypal he can help you find the scammer they have even went so LOW as to claim they won their loves heart back through some love Doctor they leave email addresses here OFTEN trying to catch a fish or a MUGU as they call it they also recycle email addresses that legitimate People who need help has left I left my email address and after the fact I had over 200 emails within hours so YES they do troll here looking for information on how to become better scammers one even told a poster here that she was causing him pains. Great Job of knowing he is a poser.Anonn

  163. Hello: I am Sovann from Cambodia. On August 30, 2012. A man name Ruswir Azir send me an email via facebook site with the whole meaning as follow below. He said, he is a colonel US Army in Iraq.

    Dear ,

    You may be surprise to receive this mail since you don’t know me personally,but with due respect,trust and humility, I write to you this proposalIt is indeed mypleasure to contact you for assistance of a busines sventure which Iintend to establish in your country.

    I am Colonel Ruswir Azir American Combat Soldier group of 50,000, 00 combatant, left behindin Iraq for advisory and assistance to Iraq Forces after the Handing over to Iraq Peace Keeping Force, During my services, I was been ableto secure Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollar($3.5 million U.SDollars) which is my own share of the money we shared among our selves that belong to Sadden Hussein and his family. ihave carefully arrange the said fund in the Bank.

    I want to hand over this funds to a Trust Worth Person that we help me keep it till I am back from the Camp in Baghdad Iraq in Dec 2013, Since Our Final Troops is leaving Iraq
    2013.could you be trusted? Kindly send me your name and mobile number for easy communication.

    I got your contact while I was doing a private research on the Internet for a reliable and
    capable foreign partner that will assist me and my family to transfer fund to his personal
    or private account for investment purpose Though I have not met with you befor,

    What I mean that Diplomat courier will bring package for you , Diplomat de not known what is in side the package is caring, total funis$3,5M,dollars ; immediately there arrival in you country there going to called you to meet them over there ,Your going to sign some papersas your have receive the package, is what I mean by negotiate with him,Ineed your home address to send to the bank because there wait for it,
    areas below:

    1) Transport Industry
    2) Mechanized agriculture.
    3} Estate investment

    I agreed to compensate you with 30%, which is your share for assisting me, and 5% for
    any expenses that might be in curred by both parties in the course ofthe transaction. Then the remaining 65% will be for me and my family,which you will help us to invest in your country. .Please, read more onthe news.You will find the story of this money on the web address below. After we have summat ed the remaining part

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2967029.stm
    Please kindly keep this transaction Confidential because I am still serving in the Military
    camp in Baghdad Iraq .
    All I require is your honest & kind co-operation. I will give you further details as soon as you show interest in helping me.

    CONTACT THE BANK NOW WITH THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS

    FROM HSBC BANK LONDON
    H.S.B.C BANK LONDON,
    HSBC Holdings plc
    8 Canada Square
    Bank Email :hbbanklondon4@cooltoad.com
    Bank Director Name: Dr Robert Uche

    I wait for your kind consideration to my proposal.

    1) Full name/
    2) Age/
    3) Gender/
    4) Occupation/
    5) Private E-mail /
    6) Your Direct Phone number /
    7) Country of Resident/
    [8)] Address/
    9) Scanned copy of your recent picture or your international passport or Driver’s license.

    E-mail: azir.ruswir@yahoo.co.uk
    Colonel Ruswir Azir

    Azir Ruswir
    19 hours ago
    Azir Ruswir

    Dear Pon Cheavannak

    I want to reason with you,thanks for your understanding, just take my word; I want to assure you once more that both of us are going to rejoice over this transaction at the end of it all,. Do not worry about it,have co boles God will make away to you .what I need is your attentions to present your self to the diplomat in your country,

    I want you to put your fears to rest, this business is 100% risk free and I equally want to as sure you that you will never regret knowing me, to start with, I want you to know that I am a man and a religious man I can not do anything against God and humanity , I have worked as a Colonel for several years all to my credit through the help of the living God, May I remind you that God have his way of doing things and his ways is not the ways of man.

    I know that you are the right person to handle this deal with me, a matured person that know the meaning of money and what Money can do today’s world, like I told you, it’s a 100% risk free, I have not come to harm you or your family rather I come to better our lives, may I remind you that no matter what you do in life making money is not easy and you have to be a big hearted business person before you make real money.

    My dear think about the amount involve in this deal , I Personally I can not make this money not even in a decade, my dear do not be afraid I will stand by you through this time , may I remind you that we are partners in this business deal and we are meant to join hands and ratify this issue, It may interest you to know that .

    Dear the only way we can achieve this transaction is to get doubt out of your mind, because if you know me the kind of person I am , I swear you will lay your fears to rest, I don’t disappoint people and I don’t say what I don’t know, my word is my bund,

    More over I want you to relax and take this transaction serious; I have gathered all documents to fly down to your country for the final disbursement of the fund once
    it’s being released to you,

    and I know this would not take more than 3 working days as soon as your with me,the requirements, just wait and see how this is going to work out successfully with out any hitch.

    CONTACT THE BANK NOW WITH THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS

    FROM HSBC BANK LONDON
    H.S.B.C BANK LONDON,
    HSBC Holdings plc
    Tel: +44701 295 9803
    8 Canada Square
    Bank Email :hbbanklondon4@cooltoad.com
    Bank Director Name: Dr Robert Uche

    I wait for your kind consideration to my proposal.

    1) Full name/
    2) Age/
    3) Gender/
    4) Occupation/
    5) Private E-mail /
    6) Your Direct Phone number /
    7) Country of Resident/
    [8)] Address/
    9) Scanned copy of your recent picture or your international passport or Driver’s license.

    Assoon as I you receive my leter try and back to me,
    your perusal and final consent.
    I wait to hear from you.
    Regards,
    Colonel Ruswir Azir
    AZIR id.jpg

    • watch out for Captain Donald Pedersen and Steve Brain Joe also.

  164. Anybody had a jacob or jayson Quinn try and contact them saying he is ex military 81st airborn division?

  165. I have been talking to a Staff Sargeant Matthew Matlock, he spells it Mathew. Met him on Skout. At first I was like ohh a lonely soldier I’ll write him for a few and then say ggodbye. after a week his emails and chats seemed like 2 or 3 different people, and his english was European, realise instead of realize, colour instead color, etc. He told me had won a silver star, which is true of the REAL soldier. he said he was from Dallas TX, he was 40, has a 20 yr old son, wife died 6-8 yrs ago in a car accident. I got suspicious and googled him and found he was 28 and from a different city, and then found some facebook pages and that he was married! I confronted and he supposedly tried to kill himself bc i told him to eff off. after a few days he messaged me i told to leave me alone, he wouldnt so I told him im just fucking with you. for almost 1 month he didnt ask for $, and when he did I told him you dont have to pay your own way home, and he still will not leave me alone. I contacted the real Matt’s sister via Facebook and she confirmed he is stateside. I’ve told this imposter and he is still trying to convince me hes real and they are fake. Then tonight i typed his name into google and he popped on here with his fake email address saying hes a fake. his yahoo address is willy.anderson70@yahoo.com. stay away from him!

  166. I met a man on a dating site. He claims his name is Dario Moore. We started talking back and forth on gmail talk.after one week he claimed he loved me…. Next he told me he needed $10,000 to have an agent ship gold to me. He claims to be stationed in Kabul Afghanistan. When i told him i didn’t have any money he told me not to worry about it, that he would find a way. Once i started asking him about his grammar he started becoming defensive and told me i didn’t trust him. I kept playing him along and tools him i did trust him. He let 2 days slip by without contacting me so by this time i started calling him a scammer. Now he gets so mad he said we could not continue our relationship. This morning he tested me to say forgive him for ever asking me. And that he could work it out himself. He has sent me 4 pictures. One picture has his 2 little boys in it. The others are in army fatigues. He

  167. Help Please! Anyone out there talking to Burke Albert Pederson? My boyfriend’s sister has been totally scammed by this guy. She is having a very difficult time believing that he doesn’t exist. She has sent him $9K……and was devestated when he cancelled his trip to see her. I think the only way I will be able to convince her that this guy is a scammer is to hear directly from someone else who has been corresponding with the same name – “BURKE ALBERT PEDERSON”. This whole situation has pushed her to the breaking point. She has hopelessly fallen in love…thinks she is going to get married…etc.
    This site will be helpful in showing her that she is not alone…but I just don’t think I will be able to convince her unless I can find someone who has corresponded with the same name….. Anyone?

  168. t.dpld@yahoo.com is alive and scamming. Goes by the name Sgt. Joey Marvin stationed in Afghanistan. Like most of the women on this page, I wanted to be trusting (especially to someone in the military) and I chatted for a few days. When his request for a care package seemed very off (need to contact Mrdiplomat@deliveryman.com to send a safe package) I did some searching and found this site. Well, luckily my brain overrulled my heart. He sent pictures with an early email, so I can pass those along if needed.

  169. I am asking for a friend who is currently emailing a Ricardo Carlos Barboza, stationed in Afghanistan with a deceased wife and daughter, and a living son staying with his nanny in the UK. Is there any way to determine if he is a scammer – I believe he is, but my friend is very gullible. Also, she just started emailing a Frank Dodson, also in Afghanistan. Both say they are coming back to the US in December and both want my friend to pick them up at airport since they have no family here.

  170. I would appreciate it if anyone that would have any information on a satellite phone to be ordered at the following address for a solder in Camp Leatherneck due to a special mission he is on and there is no phone service there for regular cell phones the email he prepared was to phoneconnect@fastservice.com. I really need someone to call me back I really need to know if this is a scam! My soldier who is madly in love with me stated his CO gave him the information and that is the only way he could talk to me on phone with unlimited minutes, hmm hard to believe. I would have expected better company name than fastservice.com.

    I really need someone to please contact me who know something about this email addy /co name ….

  171. Please verify use of current officer name of David G. Perkins, Major General in Afghan with pictures easily found on internet with e-mail address of davidgperkinsusarmy@usa.com. I suspect that this fraud and unauthorized use of a current officer’s information.

    • I know MG Perkins personally and can tell you that he is happily married and NOT using that email address.

      • He keeps contacting me and all the questions I give him are given back to me with cryptic answers. Now he tells me he is sending me a package!!!! What kind of scam do you think he is running? Is MG Perkins aware that someone is using his information?

        • The diplomat or courier or third party will now call you to tell you they had a problem getting the package through customs and will then ask you for money to get it through customs which is the scam

        • Like many of you I also have been contacted by a soldier via an online dating site. Like others I have photos,
          Like others he is stationed in Afghanistan and says he is George Edwards in the US Army. He is using the name georgehonest@ on yahoo instant messenger and the same ID on his yahoo email account as well out on facebook. I also think He has set up Facebook account with “George Edwards with some of the pics he sent me. I have attempted to contact the real George to let him know. So if someone knows him please let him know he is a victim. I’m a smart person and this one I did not do my homework as always before… The “US Troops” got to me, tugged at those heart strings.. His story was that his wife cheated on him, stab him in his heart & drug addict with no children after 18 years of marriage, divorced for 7 years. He said he was coming home next month and retiring after 28 years and looking for a new life and partner. His English and written is very good to the point I almost think its American helping.
          It would be nice if he were the real deal.
          He asks for a package of shampoo, toiletries, maybe a webcam so we could see each other to talk.
          Like others I was asked with the request started off small a package of shampoo, deodorant, men smell good stuff, left to my likening, etc. Then threw in a webcam so we could see each other. His game was his govt computer was always having problems & didn’t have webcam, speakers, etc. Like the fool I am of such a giving heart I wanted him to feel good due to all the war & ugly stuff he is enduring. He asks for something personal that has my scent (tee) and necklace I might wear. I sent him my very special angel to look over him and keep him safe along with a very nice care package. He said this has to go through “Diplomat” & he would delivery to him out to his post… Yep… I’m fool… I was thinking about him in war… Then he needed money for Diplomat to pick-up through customs …. Then flags started going off…. did try to send the money WU refused and told me to go check – verify…. IM was busy rest of day … he sent me a copy of his “Peace keeping Geneva Convention Military ID” looks good… So OK try WU again… they refused (thank-you WU)… Then it got really nasty and begging..just do it, go to another. on & on & on… By this time I was playing, knowing this is not right… not for our US troops … I had sent boxes many times before to organizations to disperse to troops.
          So he kept on even when I kept telling him, he would have to take care of it from his end….
          I have said to him that he was asking something un-reasonable.. He insists it is legit….(don’t they all).
          Yes, of course they play with our heart strings… We are very giving free people Americans.. We are !!
          If anyone is interested in having a look see to compare things I will be happy to provide my Facebook page link https://www.facebook.com/magylite. I did go to the police create a report – not sure if they can or will do anything. Now my mission is to find or notify the real George Edwards to let him know of his ID & military history is being stolen. I think there were some elements of (minor as they may be) truth to Mr. Edwards’s background… maybe my optimistic thinking…
          I want to list his photos as my pen pal in hopes to see if there could be any feedback.
          Any comments appreciated.

  172. Hi Ladies,

    The person that I am questioning is Barrera Gary. I pulled up my Skype account and he had requested to be my friend. I was bored so agreed. I did not actually expect to talk to him. He states he is Sergeant in the Army. He will be retiring as soon as he returns from his current mission. He is divorced, but the ex was killed in a car accident not long after the divorce. States he has a 14 yr old son John in boarding school. Shortly after I met him he states that John wanted to go to Ghana on a school trip and wanted my opinion. His and Johns vocabulary is very poorly written and has many discrepancy. Once John arrived in Ghana John needed a phone and Barrera wanted to mail the phones to me and then have me mail them to John. I used to work phone for a wireless company and I know how that system works. Explained to him that I do not send items or money overseas for any reason.
    Then claims while he was out on patrol one night in 2003 he found a box containing millions of US dollars and gold bars. He stored these with the Vizico Safe-House in Ghana. He states that trunk box had been in storage for so long that the government was going to take it unless he got it out. He wanted me to keep the money for him. Advised that it was illegal, he states that the others that found it with him had no problems (later told me that he was the only one that found the money)
    He had a certificate of deposit “verifying proof” . The Vizico Safe-House emailed me and told me of a $1350 fee. Advised that Barrera would need to pay it. Barrera states he has no access to funds while on a mission.I know enough military personal to know that was not true.
    After that every conversation we had was about this trunk box and How I had to pay the fee to get it out. That I was to put the money in the bank and I was to buy a house for our future. The house was to be in my name, and I could make all decisions on it. I had been suspicious for a long time and had been trying to find information on him. That is when I found this and other websites about military personal. I have requested his APO address and AKO address, he will not give it to me. Nor will he email me. States I do not trust him. I keep hearing the words SCAM SCAM SCAM ringing in my head. What do you think? lol

    • Cat –

      You’ve got to be kidding! There’s no way you’ve read ANY of the posts on this site if you’re still questioning whether BARRERA GARY is a SCAMMER or not. He is absolutely, positively a SCAMMER. The “found money and gold bars” scam has been around for YEARS. The clues that this guy is a SCAMMER are PAINFULLY CLEAR. He has a connection to Ghana. That’s the case because he’s a lying, begging African SCAMMER – not an American soldier.

      If you do a little research, you’ll find that there are currently FIVE FACEBOOK PROFILES with the name BARRERA GARY. Doesn’t that strike you as odd? Also, the name is clearly made up. These African SCAMMERS have no concept for Western first and last names. That’s why they often get it wrong – as in this case. His wife or ex-wife was killed in a tragic car accident. His 14 year old son is at a boarding school. Those are typical elements to these military dating scams. He has poor grammar and spells badly. That’s because English is not his native language. He’s an AFRICAN SCAMMER.

      Finally, if an American soldier asks you for money, he’s not a soldier at all. He’s a SCAMMER.

      • Sometimes it seems like a hopeless cause for some of these ladies.

        • I had suspected from the beginning that he was a scammer, just wanted it verified. I refused to send money. I have asked for AKO and APO address several times. Refuses to give to me, claims he will get into trouble. Yeah right! His email address is: barrera_gary49@yahoo.com. I just wanted to give others a heads up on this guy. Thanks for your help ladies, you made me feel better knowing that my instinct was correct.

      • Hello Cat –

        I just re-read my comments from yesterday. I want to apologize for the overall tone of my post. My comments could easily be taken as judgmental or condescending. I didn’t intend that at all.

        Occasionally, women will come to this site hoping for confirmation that they’ve been talking to a REAL SOLDIER and not a SCAMMER. Even when presented with clear facts they often deny the obvious. It’s hard to believe that someone you’ve fallen for is actually a criminal trying to defraud you. I was worried that you were in denial about your SCAMMER. I’m glad you’ve seen the light. Good luck to you!

        On a POSITIVE NOTE: Glamour Magazine will be running an article in their October issue featuring the issue of military dating scams. They interviewed me for the story a couple of months ago. Hopefully, this helps to spread the word about this under-reported crime.

        • Gordon,

          Thank you for re-reading my post, and for the apology. I understand your feelings on the subject matter. Many people do not realize that sites like this exist. They want to believe that the person that they are speaking with is real and true. They do not wish to be made a fool of at all. What is funny is that I have been studying Financial Forensics in coolege and have been getting lots of information on how people commit fraud. So it was very funny to me that someone tried it on me. I even told him that I studied that subject matter, but he did not listen.

          I hope that the information that everyone posts on this site helps other people; men and women. People should never send money overseas to people they do not know or even items. Military personnel do have access to their funds despite what the scammer says. In addition the APO and the AKO addresses can be released and the military person will not get into trouble for it.

          I look forward to picking up the October issue of Glamour Magazine and reading your interview. I appreciate all the hard work that you and CJ dedicate to this site.

  173. Please help me get my mom’s retirement money back please.
    The guy I was emailing with in Kabul, Afghanistan said,that he is in jail for the money he woes us. Plus, we have to pay the plane ticket to the U.S.A., for him and the commander. Why, should we have to the U.S., has more money then we have since they will be in the war their till 2015. I think, that this is horse-shit since they should be helping their country out of a bind. Not, some country that doesn’t want to stop fighting.

    PLEASE, DEBRA HELP US OUT.

    • You don’t have to pay anything, that’s why it’s a scam. There is no way to get the money back either. Once it’s sent, it’s sent to an account in Africa that US has no jurisdiction over. You don’t have to pay any plane tickets at all. Do NOT respond to this guy, it’s a scam. If ANYONE asks for money from a combat zone, it’s a scam. I’m not sure how many times it needs to be said.

  174. be aware of the follwoing men who are scammers
    roland wallace england
    roland kellogg edwards
    Wallace moreno
    raymond Nobile

  175. I am so glad that I have found this site. Although it makes my stomach turn at the same time. I am new to the online dating thing, but fell victim to a scammer. BUT, I saw the red flags early, so I played the game just for the fun of it.

    His name is Dennis Boateng, but his pictures have the name Haggard on the uniform. After doing some research I did find the real Haggard. He is a shareholder in a major oil company in Qatar. My gut says I should contact him and tell him his pics are being used, but at the same time my gut tells me he could be part of the scams.

    Any thoughts?

    Tracy

    • Tracy,

      The real Army officer named Haggard is well aware since 2009 that his images and info are being abused by scammers. The blog “Outside the Wire” even has an article where they interviewed him about it.

      C.

  176. hello anon please helf me find this person i met him on fb book last year. i lost 5000 u sd. in pics of good lloking guy is marine u s a. one pics i chek it out is in sandiego marin school. he seved in irag i know is scammer but i love to know.the guy in the pics did he still alive or not. he have to know his pics been use. SGT CHRISTOPHER DAVID JORDAN SER VED IN IRAG PLEAS MAIL ME I WILL SENTU HIS PICS,TH SO MUCH MY HEART IT SO BORKED. NOW IM NOT TALKED TO HIM CAZ HE NOT ONLINE ANY MORE.WEN I SAID TO HIM THAT ALOT IF AFIRICAN WANT TO TALK TO ME.THEN HE SAID TO ME DO NOT TALK TO ANY ONE, PLEASE HELF ME TH U SO MUCH.

    • SImerina khannIIN I cant tell you who the real Service member is I am so sorry that you lost Money but DO NOT talk to this scammer anymore he has robbed you stolen from you delete and block him and please educate yourself and know that ANY Man that finds you on ANY social site and then claims to be US Military shoud absolutely be considered a scammer go to scamwarners.com and romancescam.com you are not alone and there you can share your story and your pics that the scammer has stolen PLEASE Never send money to anyone you do not know especially if he claims to be US Military and asks you to send monty through moneygram or western union or any wire service it is a scammer……. remember The US Military takes care of its own no matter what and they will not need your help or money for any reason and until you Educate yourself about scammers DO NOT Talk to anyone you do not know do not share personal information with ANYONE ONLINE……………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 you don’t believe me, please read this article from the Army – Soldier Scams

      • hello ANON
        THANK VERY MUCH. I HAD KNEW ABOUT 3 MONTHS THAT I WAS SCAMED BE FOR I WROTE FRIST LEETER TO U. BUT IM NOT SO SURE BUT SCAMMER SHOWING ME MORE MORE EACH DAY THAT.
        1 THEY NOT U S A MILITARY FRIST THEY SENDT I DIENTI OF SGT.CHRISTOPHER DAVID JORADN BUT IN CARD SERVED IN VICTORY CAMP BUT THEN MONTHS LATER I AKS HIM AGAIN.
        HE SAID HE SREVED IN FREEDOM CAMP
        SO MANY THINGS THAT HIS SHOW ME HE NOT ARMY .
        I BELIVED HE FORM NIGERIAN OR GARHNA,
        I WAS SCAMED . TH SO MUCH I WILL REPORT HIM EVERY WERE,
        GOD BLESS YOU ANON AMEN.

  177. James Bentil 407 @yahoo.com can he be checked? He has not asked for money yet but wants to send me a box from afgani presiten reward for service,,,

    • Jane that is the scam this scammer wants to send you a package and then there will be a problem in customs or the diplomat or the courier will then turn around and ask you for money he is a scammer you have been warned go to scamwarners.com and romancescam.com for support just because he has not asked for money does not mean he is real.

      ask him to email you from his Military email address and ask him for his APO and then google it
      Military email addresses end in .mil anything beyond .mil is a scam and a scammer also when or IF he emails you from a .mil email address send a message back to that email address if it bounces back meaning IF it returns to you undeliverable it is a scammer remeber the email address will end in .mil only not a free email provider behind it like gmail,ymail,yahoo,msn, if it ends in anything passed .mil it is a scam

      have you seen him on webcam always remember the Military takes care of its own and will not need your help for any reason they have access to their money and bank accounts at all times not even to send a package to someone they do not know

      Also as a rule ANYONE that finds you on any social network and tells you they are Military should ALWAYS be considered a scammer. hope this helps Anonn

  178. hello…
    im from d phil and i met this man claiming to be member of the us army here is the email he is using sgtbeaver23@yahoo.com…like everyone else…he says d usual stuffs they say…the phone..,d leave request..member of the special ops…i met him less than a week..i hav this feeling he is a scammer and i was right when he started mentioning bout the phone…
    thanks and pls let me know if there is really such member in the us army…
    …angel

    • Angel yes he is a scammer Not one Military Member would tell a complete stranger that they are Special Ops unless you have seen him on webcam and had an interactive chat with him not some prerecorded chat he is a scammer if he found you on ANY social site and claims to be Military or as you say has told you he is special Ops he is a scammer delete and block him Anonn

  179. Sir,
    We, a group of local artisan miners from Guinea are glad to make an offer
    for sale of gold dust and rough uncut diamond from our mining concessions.

    We source for genuine principal buyers for trade enquiries and possibility
    for partnership. We shall also consider the options of trading by barter,
    whereby essentials commodities, machinery and equipement much needed by the
    societe is shipped to us in lieu of cash for our products.

    We welcome enquiries for further deliberations.
    sylla_mohamed30@yahoo.com

    Mr Sylla

    • ^^^^^^^^^^^ The Moron above is a scammer that clearly cannot read this is the typical 419 email that goes out in bulk and will hit your spam folder MOST of the time but please IGNORE this IDIOT this is still proof that they troll this blog hmmm maybe they are worried and we are causing them pains lol what a bunch of Losers! Anonn

  180. Like many of you I also have been contacted by a soldier via a online dating site. Like others I have photo’s,
    Like others I have been asked to request leave for him and send the request via email to armyoffice@usa.com
    Like others he is stationed in Afghanistan and says he is a Sgt. Major Terry Wood in the US Army. He is using the name terrywood317 on yahoo instant messenger and the same id on his yahoo email account., I have said to him that I see Red Flags going up all over the place when he and I chat. He insists he is legit….(don’t they all) Got the story that the wife died, suddenly a child appears, a daughter that is 9 and living with his sister in the UK. When that one came up I told him I am to freaking old to raise a kid and have no desire to raise one. He has reassured me she will be no problem in my live and our relationship…( maybe cause she doesn’t exist????)
    It would be nice if he were the real deal but I have my serious doubts, as for now I am playing along with his game. Hoping to catch him in his own trap if that is actually possible. I’d post the photo’s I have of him if it were possible although I have posted it on my facebook page today. If anyone is interested in having a look see to compare things I will be happy to provide my facebook page link https://www.facebook.com/debra.comer.5 I listed his photo as my pen pal in hopes to see if I get any feed back on it and is he the real macoy. Any comments appreciated.

    • Deb he is a FRAUD no one can request leave for any Military Member except for the member the scam is he will ask you for money for leave but leave does NOT have to be paid for and neither does retirement Leave is like earned vacation time it can be either granted or denied DO NOT send this scammer any money or anything of value for any reason Real Us military members have access to their money at all times and real Military members will never find you on any social site and claim to be Military and tell you far fetched lies and claim to be Military and all of a sudden need you help for instance this scammer asked you to request leave go to scamwarners.com and post the pics and email address this liar is using and they will do the rest.Anonn

  181. Could someone also tell me how I can get e-mails with sent vis Military secured wireles device in a different typeface on thebottom of some of the short messages. Its all very confusing……I hope you can helpme. I am seriously thinking of taking it all to the military, papersand government direct.People really need to warned and isnt widely mentioned. I hadno idea when I was first contacted. Itsonly because Icould smell a rat myself and someone suggested I look it all up,that I knew about it……..

    • Nicky it is what the scammers themselves type at the end of the text they send it is kind of like a signature but I assure you it is a fraud and you are still dealing with a scammer who hopes that because you see that you will assume he is real and you willl trust him tell him to get on cam and tell him to email you from his Military email account and then ask him for his MOS tell him to be specific then google it ask him for his APO and google it military email addresses end in .mil anything beyond .mil is a scam and a scammer behind it when he does or if he does email you then send an email back to make sure it is real if it comes back undeliverable it is a scammer also since he has a wireless phone tell him to call you so you can hear his voice he wont be able to hide his accent any excuses such as its not allowed he is a scammer also ask him if he can get mail if he says no he is a poser and US Military mail does NOT have to go through some diplomat or any third party it can be mailed straight from the US to the Soldier in Afghan hope this helps DO NOT give out any personal information not even your first Name US Military will not need your financial help for any reason only scammers will find you on a social site and invent a stupid long drawn out story and love you within a few days and then start begging.Anonn

  182. The other e-mail I sent was not meant as a repeat but too add that I have also got one on Facebook now as well…Roland James. He is from America, has a sick sister in Australia and is at present in Nigeria on buisness. I feel sure its a scammer and last night he started to get to the point. I will be pushing to see how far he gets but I WILL BE DOING ALL I CAN TO PROVE IT AND THEN WARN OTHER LADIES ON FACEBOOK. I always thought the photo looked like a posed buisness photo of a CEO or the like………

  183. One I havent seen on here.I have been in contact with someone through Match.com. He claimed to be Sgt Felise Esquivel. Wife killed 6 years ago by a drunk driver, two kids 18 and 21 living in Belgium with his Grandma, mum anddad both dead. The photos are all fantastic and a couple even have the current dates. Its got as far as leave granted and today he left messages on my mobile but not requested money yet. I have a great time with him, he has no idea I been on too him and Ihave been so loving in my replies and desparate to see him so am surprised he still hasnt asked but I imagine that will change this week. I have all his mails with every bit of info he sent and the photos really are true. I wish I knew who the real Esquivel is (on his uniform clear as day). He has also sent photos at recreation and of a certain friend Velez, with his wife and daughter enjoying his leave. I am worried because the child is so young and I have even had e-mails from his daughter Danielle Michelle Esquivel with appropriate photos all absolutely true photos and the coach is a church camp coach as well. There isnothing to disbelieve in any of the photos and all the names are clear on his fellow soldiers. He really isgood, whoever he is….I will actually miss him because the real Esquivel is gorgeous. Shame….I could have got to like himalthough I am s lot older than he.

    • I forgot tomention that I am in England so its not just America that is getting this scam.

  184. Michael Pederson is still at large – BE very careful
    I was contacted through http://www.chemistry.com and the only mistake I made was to give him my personal email address. I got suspicious and did a google search on his name. He spelled his first name wrong. He spelled Micheal this way not the normal way of Michael.

    Here is the email he sent me: Well this is a little about me.. I grew up in Birmingham, England. Was the only child of my parents. I went to high school in Birmingham then we moved to the U.S when I was 17. I went back to college in England and came to the U.S again after I graduated. My dad was also in the Military and he died after his retirement from a heart attack. I never got to know my mom cause she died giving birth to me. I was married once but lost her to cancer 6 years ago so I am currently widowed and I have two kids presently staying with my Grandma while am away from home…Kim is 8yrs old and kelvin is 10yrs old.

    Stationed at Fort Drum, New York. i am currently deployed in central Kabul Afghanistan. I am a member of the 1st Special Forces Operational DetachmentDelta, commonly known as Delta Force 4th Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment marine corp, CIA paramilitary teams Division 10th mountain division. I’m a special OP so we are not allowed to use cams or come on skype so as not to compromise our secret mission. Been in the Army for 20years and 7months in Kabul now.

    I am the type who you will find to be fun in just about any situation, one who cares about others, makes commitments, and who loves to keep in touch with his friends and family across the country. I am hoping to meet someone who will want to start by meeting for coffee, drinks, or dinner…..and see if there is chemistry. If so, great…I can’t wait!!! If not, the worst that will happen is we will both make another close friend. I describe myself as adventurous and romantic, strong and gentle, playful and mature, fit, and a non-smoker. I’m fairly deep, intelligent, observant, reflective, soft-spoken, and ‘sweet’ (I’ve been told). I like the simple things in life, and I also like the nice things in life. I like the I lands and the country. I enjoy being relaxed and having a good time, I love to BBQ, kicking it in the backyard with cocktails and good friends. Dining out but not every night, if you can cook and like to! “bonus”, if not no worries, I can and like to. I like walks in the evening, if you do I would love it even more. A movie, a fire, bottle of good wine, a big comfortable couch and a very special person to enjoy that with. I like the idea of world peace, but not at the cost of our freedoms or security, I support our troops and pray for them. I like to do lots of different things..wine and dining, exploring and day trips, hiking, sailing, movies, window shopping, fairs, social cooking, snuggling, kissing–sharing life with one special person! You will find me to be very outgoing and very easy to talk to and share life’s experiences with. I am looking for someone to experience life with. To me that can include hiking in the mountains, finding out of the way places to discover, enjoying dinner in quaint places, sharing time with friends, or just hanging out together and enjoying each other’s company. I want to share the world with someone I care for and see it reflected through their eyes.

    I would like to find a woman who believes that communication is the key to a good relationship, and is open with her feelings. I want to build our relationship on honesty, trust, and friendship. I am looking for someone who can admit when they are wrong. I want to be there for my partner when times are difficult, and know that they are there for me as well. I feel that I am what most men promise women, but I deliver. I’m a hopeless romantic who believes in candle lit rooms, snuggling during a thunderstorm, and flowers for no reason at all.

    I am seeking a happy, healthy, loving relationship, full of passion, play, and contentment with a beautiful woman whom I adore and respect. I don’t ‘date around’ and would prefer to find one special person to spend my life with. I am determined and patient to find the right match, but I dearly miss the intimacy, sharing, support, and companionship that two people can give to each other. Looking for that women that makes our home a great place to be. I am looking for that last call of the day, for that special someone to say goodnight to, and rest in the security that our love will grow stronger the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that, and i am looking for the right lady who I’m willing to spend the rest of my life with…I’m looking for friend, a lover, and hopefully a lifetime partner, and someone who is curious about everything, likes to explore and try new things. I want someone who is layed back and doesn’t need to go out to a club every weekend. I’d like to find a cuddler, a weekend window shopper, and someone who enjoys the outdoors as well as a quiet evening in. I would like to meet someone who is caring, fun, and wants to try new things. Fun can be in the snow, on the beach, hiking in the mountains, or traveling. I love someone who enjoys going out for dinner, going for drinks, or going for coffee or hot chocolate on a cold morning….

    Raised Catholic, but I don’t attend services… I find the concept of a “higher being” fascinating to ponder… Karma has been the one constant I really would advocate as my belief…….My religious background is diverse and extensive. I was brought up in a christian home and became Roman Catholic in college. I am very open minded to the beliefs of others and there are lots more I would love to share with you. Do you have a yahoo IM so we could get to chat sometime and know more about ourselves. will await to read from you soon and tell me more about yourself.

    Hugs and Kisses
    Pedersen

  185. The first two pictures on this site is the pictures he sent to me. He uses the name Alvin Christopher Knox, I have been scammed badly, and his email address is rpa56@yahoo.com. Chris is what he calls hisself. I hope you catch him.

  186. I have blocked and deleted him. when he refused to give me his military e-mail i called a friend her son was in the army and he retired from it and she said they pay to ship that stuff home. so right then i new. i did a little recon on my own thought they are using a fake website that looks by all appearance to be legit transit parcel services. they even sent me a way bill and tracking number everything said from Kabul and we were able to use the tracking number it went fro there to Thailand and then i got an email saying it was stuck in Malaysia. and i needed to sent 650.00 i was like i don’t think so oh and it weighed 550lbs i’m sorry but i don’t think soldiers have that much stuff that weighs that much to ship home lol would love to find this SOBs real name and get him caught i can’t believe these people do this stuff impersonating our wonderful soldiers for there personal gain! jerks

  187. Some statements that should at least make you question his affiliation:

    He is in a special operations unit and therefore cannot share any information with you. I would say that 95% of the ones we have proved to be fakes were claiming to be in a special operations unit. This is usually easy to figure out as they claim awards, schools or beret colors that just don’t make sense. Or their pictures in uniforms are all messed up – I’ve seen Army uniforms with Air Force tapes and Navy insignia – no joke.

    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. Just not plausible at all.

    He is on a top secret mission in a country other than Iraq or Afghanistan. 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 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 usually 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.

    He says he doesn’t have a mailing address because either he is in a classified unit or his position changes so often. It is RARE for a soldier not to have a mailing address overseas, even if he is in special operations.

    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. It’s not like you just book your own flight home from Afghanistan on Delta.

    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 require 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.

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

    Ask for his mailing address overseas. If he can’t provide one, he is likely lying. There is nothing secretive about an APO address.
    Ask him to give you his AKO email address rather than his yahoo, hotmail, etc. This will be his name @us.army.mil. All soldiers have an AKO 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 AKO 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.
    Ask him about the unit he is assigned to and where he is stationed. Usually, though not always, they will trip up and give the wrong duty station for a unit. Ask for specifics about the unit. So rather than just 3ID, have him tell you his company, etc.
    Ask him what his MOS is and then ask him for the identifier. For example, infantry is 11Bravo. If he passes that test, then ask him about the training for his MOS. How long was it? Where did he go for it? You can easily find this information online to fact check him.
    You can easily do this by playing the “I don’t know anything about the military, teach me!” card without raising suspicions. If you need further help to find out the truth, email me the story you’ve been given and I can give you more specific questions based on your situation.

    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. 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. Some of these scumbags are using the pictures of soldiers who were killed in action to run their scams. It’s sick.

    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.

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

  188. Hi i have been in contact with someone claiming to be a soldier in the US Army he stated he has been in the army for 20 years and is a staff Sgt. he also states he is in Afghanistan. We met on a dating site. he types good English. He claims he from a small town about 8 hours from me and that both of his parents are deceased and he is going to sell the family home once he returns home. he also says he has an older sister. he recently told me that he about to retire and is just waiting on papers telling him what date. he said he wants to relocate to my town to be with me since there is nothing for him where he used to live never once has he asked for money. then he tells me he needs to get ready to come and that he is going to have his personal belonging sent ahead since he will be arriving in less then two weeks said he will fly into our local air base. i have thrown different acronyms at him that i have looked up regarding army terms and he answers them quick and correctly but now after giving him my address and receiving papers that look very legit i am wondering if it is a scam digging deeper i found out that its a steel container and that in pounds it weighs like 525lbs i converted from kg. and that upon delivery i will need to pay more money on that is when my suspicions rose. i called fed-ex and they said it is true but i just got a feeling something is up what could a solider have that weighs that much? and not to mention he uses the e-mail addy smithlee146@yahoo.com he won’t give me his military id. is this guy for real or what i for one don’t have the supposed 500.00 to pay for the stuff not to mention no where to sit something like that. and it is starting to a lot strange. there is also a site called pigbusters.com that shows scammers pics his pic was there only reported to the site 4 days ago. the package is due to arrive on the 7th i don’t know what to do . how can i find out if this is real or fake i feel really stupid because i think im being scammed and used. if anyone ca shed some light on this i would really appreciate i think he must be a smarter scammer or something. Also he has used to different pictures on in normal clothes and one in fatigues that was taken from above and at a distance so i cannot tell if there is a patch on the front of the uniform i don’t seem anything on it anywhere that i can see i read that all uniforms have identifying features saying US Army and i forget what else.

    • Stacy he is a scammer the US Military takes care of its own and will NOT need your money for any reason NOT one dime of it if he needs to ship his belongings ahead of him tell him to contact fedex himself and pay for it as he SHOULD have access to his accounts at all times no matter what he says if he is on Pigbusters then he HAS been verified and he is a scammer what do you need to do now block and delete him cut off all contact you will never see him or any of his fake belongings on the 7th or any other Day he is a scammer.

      From Pigbusters his location has been verified Malaysia………Lee Smith
      How much did you got??
      Here is the information you need

      Name ————-hidden
      Addrees——-hidden
      City————-kepong
      State———–Kuala Lumpur
      Country——-Malaysia
      code———-51200

      Get back to me with the payment information

      Hope this helps Anonn

  189. Wow. I’ve been chatting with a guy name Paul Nicolars. He sent pics but they were saved as Young1, young2, etc… He kept calling me Babe. He asked if we could start something out of nothing. We IM for about four weeks when he started saying he wanted to talk on the phone. He wanted to hear my sweet voice. Yeah right. I am not that easily impressed. I went along with it. Chatted. Then I got an email:

    HELLO MADAM

    This is Gen. Commander John R. Allen
    in charge of the
    10th Field Artillery Regiment
    Association Society of the
    3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army in the
    Kabul Afghanistan.

    I got your request and you would be
    allowed to get connected for
    Paul NIcholas Young if only you can come
    up with $200.00 to get connected
    You will have to get back to me with
    your full details
    such as :: City, State as soon as
    possible when you are
    ready to pay for the phoning, so as
    to send the
    payment address to you

    Thanks.
    COMMANDER ALLEN

    So I googles, “Does it cost to talk to someone stationed in afghan. I found this link and read.So I IM Paul back and told him it wasn’t going to happen. I was not sending him a damn dime and he should be ashamed of yourself. I also replied to the ass commander allen. Told him the same damn thing and sent him this link.
    When in dought google…

  190. ok I am guessing the bloke I am talking to on Yahoo. judewilson5@yahoo.com is a scammer.
    I have photos of him in front on the American Flag. One with him standing in front of his platoon. Another standing with a gentleman. I have tried to look at what is on his top I know it starts with the letter P. That is on his right side.
    It is a shame that if this is a scam as the man in uniform is wow. He will be in Australia in 3 months. Oh yes he is at Camp Taji base in Iraq. His beloved wife (sob sob) died.. He has a son.
    The story so far is he will be based back here in Australia. Then will be retiring here. I suppose the feelers went up for me is the word Dear. One thing I have noticed is the scams love that word. Yet again I have been thinking how could someone over seas be on a network for hours. Yes there was a lost of connection. At one stage and he was fixing it. I had even thought that it was odd that if you are in the field, you would be up to have a chat at 1:53am. Yes I still have him there. Though I kick myself as I gave him my phone numbers without thinking. Di

    • He is a pitching you a scam and he is a scammer US MILITARY ALL LEFT IRAQ IN Dec 2011 this scammer can’t read glad you realized that REAL US Military Members in Afghan have no time to sit on the computer for hours at a time but Scammers have all the time in the world remember begging is a job for them he cant do much with your number but call you and it cost him credits to call you and now that you know hes a fraud he wont spend much time on you he knows there is no money the gig is up cut off all contact with this scammer Anonn

  191. I had this problem with the American army’s alleged medical amanda Artrip costa amandacossy@yahoo.com
    amamcostal@gmail.com
    amandacossy@hotmail.com
    i meet she in badoo.com
    she says to be in mission in Congo. and asked me for money by western union.
    I’m from Brazil, and unfortunately I have fallen in the coup,
    Amanda sent me this so many pictures, that it seems true.
    well I would like to know the girl in the photo.
    she claims to be from California and lives in Bell Gardens.
    if someone can help me to at least know who is the wife of the photos could help me.

    • @ Marcelo the person that scammed you was a MAN pretending to be a Woman do not stay in contact with him he will try to scam you again or pass you off to one of his scamming friends this happens delete and block him and check your security settings on your computer and Never send money to anyone you do not know especially if they find you on any social site and then claim to be US Military go to romancescam.com as well as scamwarners.com and educate yourself about scammers and spread the word so this doesnt happen to others you know.

  192. I had this problem with the American army’s alleged medical amanda Artrip costa amandacossy@yahoo.com
    amamcostal@gmail.com
    amandacossy@hotmail.com
    i meet she in badoo.com
    she says to be in mission in Congo. and asked me for money by western union.
    I’m from Brazil, and unfortunately I have fallen in the coup,
    Amanda sent me this so many pictures, that it seems true.
    well I would like to know the girl in the photo.
    she claims to be from California and lives in Bell Gardens.
    if someone can help me to at least know who is the wife of the photos could help me.

  193. OK how about Clement Rogers, US Army? he sent me a long email after meeting on singlesnet & half the military record is copied from the new US cheif of staff’s bio! I called him on it and of course he had some story how they followed the same career path. He is sgt. but his email said he was a commanding general! His profile said he is 52 and he told me he’s 49. clementcgusarmy@aol.com

    • @Jc great job scammers NEVER seem to get their lies right glad you smelled BS before this one invented a huge web of lies.Anonn

    • He sounds exactly like Major Munroe Rogers has two daughters Cathy and Jane Wife died two years after divorce been on his own for 7 years. Photos show Sgt so I called him on it he said straight away that they were his E7 promotion photos other pics were of him and his Harley, him and his daughters etc. told me hed had shipment of cars and couldn’t get the shipment released until $72k’s worth of Duty was paid he keeps telling me how much he requires now and he is down to $3500.

  194. Ok, I’ve been contacted one named Capt. Kennedy James of Dallas Tx, stationed in Kabul Afgt. I feel he’s scamming too…I’ve tried googling the name, and nothing. In fact, I know he’s scamming is because of his typing and english..he says he’s a Computor Engineer, well if he is, he sucks in it. And also, I don’t think you can get your pilots license in a Military College. He says he attended Georgia Military College..so if you know anything about this one, let me know…His e-mail address is k_james2012@yahoo….BIG RED FLAG!!!!

    • Candy, did he ask you for anything and did he send you a picture? I have several pictures of a supposed Kennedy James from Dallas, who is in Kabul and is a pilot. I have also seen him on webcam. I am extremely skeptical these days. My email is txshalfpint@hotmail.com. I would like to see pics if you have them. I also received one pic of the same guy from another guy. Things are interesting.

  195. Well here is a new one, Lt Sylvester White who is a Nato advisor in Kabul, Afghanistan, pictures and all, have not got a request to send money or stuff like that, I got uneasy when he told me that he and his late wife was from Cleveland Ohio and that his wife had an office in Twin Towers and died in 911 how disgusting to use that. Anywho to drive 7hours from Cleveland to New York every day I dont think so…..

    go catch another fish cause this one is not bitting.

  196. has anyone heard of capt. bill daniels said he is in kabul asked me for 500.00$ to start a phone line so we could talk his email is billhaysneasd@gmail.com the sad thing is that he was soooo sweet &kind i realy liked this man he said all the right things I know now he’s a scammer i never give him money

  197. I’m so happy that I found out in time – because of this site – and all the warnings – and sad stories… I’m angry because they use innocent people – real people – just to get some money. I’m dissapointed. But – when it seems to good to be true… it is 🙂
    I think he knows I’ved found out. Because he wrote me today a few times… but my answers were short. Told him I was to busy to chat – but would like to go on Skype to night…. He logged off …. and havent heard from him since.. 🙂 Thanks for letting me know all this. Thanks for helping out – sharing all your knowles and experiences. You help a lot of people this way. And to all you scammers…… shame on you!!!!! Best regards – and good luck to all of you. Charlotte

  198. pls some one helf me find the person name sgt christopher david jordan served in in irag.he is really military or not,i love to know pls helf me i got he pics

    • I’m from Denmark… and believe I’ve been scamed. It all started a week ago – when Lt. Frances Pedersen, wrote me on AreYouInterested. He wanted my e-mail adress. I gave it to him. He wrote the sweetest things – and a poem to me. Then we got friends on facebook. On facebook his e-mail is bruccyp@hotmail.com and on msn its lt.frances@itt.net – he also calles himself Caringheart. He has been so nice and sweet. And one day he told me he could leave whenever he wanted – and then we could met. He is serving in Afghanistan – and has been there since january last year. Will leave on november 16th. I have doubtet him from time to time – but he told me that he was for real and that I had to believe him. Today I started asking him some more questions.. and suddenly he has so many problems with the internet … that he cant chat with med 🙂 Everytime I ask him a question… no connection. I’ve read a lot on these sites – because something told me I was scamed. And today I had this chat with him: Frances:

      I could leave whenever i wanted

      But i will need 300 so we should plan till Nov that i will finish my tour

      Me:

      300 what?

      Frances Pedersen:

      For Exit Permit

      Me: Money?

      Him: Yes
      Me: What about when you leave in november?

      Him:

      No money

      Military will do that honey

      Me: Okay – but some day – in the future – we might meet?

      Him: Yes babe

      Me: Wish I could talk to you. for real. what about interactive chat? cant we do that?

      Him: We can do that babe. Lol
      Me: When do you think we can have an interactive chat – or talk for real?

      I havent heard from him since…. 🙂
      He has promised me so much – said so many sweet things… but after reading all these warnings on your site… and now he talks about money – for leave permit… I now know…. He is not for real. I have all our mails – and pictures – if anyone wants to see and read.

      .

      • @Charlotte great job glad you knew what to look for you can also go to romancescam.com and scamwarners.com and share both your story and the emails and pics this lying beggar has stolen to steal money so happy you were able to recognize that he was a scammer the US Military will NOT need your money nor help for ANY reason the US Military takes care of its own Anonn

      • i would love to see what pics he has sent you…..he has started emailing me after we met on are you interested…..i get the poems from him to….

        thank you

        lisa

        • Lisa: I also met him on Are You Interested… and got the poems 🙂 If I get your e-mail – I can send you his pictures. I’ve send them to CJ to.

  199. i hope sgt.christpher jordan served in irag contack to me,i did love to talk to ya so much.it vey long months
    that i falling love with ur pics, how he can do this to women buy sueing u s a army name and the pics,
    hope sgt .christopher jordan contace to me,

  200. im talked with guy from fb 22 july 2011 untill now to day is 7 of 5 this month. i taled with U S A ARMY NAME SGT.CHRISTOPHER DAVID JORDAN SEVED IN IRAG VE rY NICE GUY POLITE GOOD LOOKING HANDSOME ONE. IT WAVERY NICE I FALL WITH U so dreeply caz it so long time,
    chris said he love me,so much.i try to tace him out by sent mail to military deating site vocatinal leaved. and i have been paid it much,please if u the person that name pls helf me. now i know that the person i falling love it no one.it scam only so how i can find you.. sgt .christopher david joradn. i want to talk to u i got ur pics. so it very long strorie fro me and ur name, if u read this pls contack to me , i helf him caz he will paid me back more ofcaz i need money fro businees caz i losting my business,i thuoght if i hale him he will hele me fro business this it i do fro him. sgt christopher contace to me ok david jordan

  201. I’ve been reading through the posts here and see many people suggesting that if you’re suspicious of someone claiming to be a U.S. service member, you should ask for a photocopy or scan of his ID CARD.

    Believe it or not, it would be a crime for him to do so. Even though it’s a common practice for landlords and businesses located near military posts to ask for a copy of a soldier’s ID CARD, this is still prohibited by law under TITLE 18 U.S.C. § 701: U.S. Code – Section 701: Official badges, identification cards, other insignia.

    “Whoever manufactures, sells or possesses any badge, identification card or other insignia of the design prescribed by the head of any department or agency of the United States for use by any officer or employee thereof, or any colorable imitation thereof, or photographs, prints, or in any other manner makes or executes any engraving, photograph, print, or impression in the likeness of any such badge, identification card, or other insignia, or any colorable imitation thereof, except as authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.”

    This law is part of the U.S. Code and reflects the bill passed by Congress in January 2008. The Web site for this can be found at http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/18C33.txt

    Of course, most of these African scammers will be happy to send you a copy of a forged ID CARD.

  202. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME FIND OUT IF HE IS A SCAMMER…..

    • @ Norma time for some tough LOVE here!!!! are you braindead hello CJ is a REAL US Military member he just told you your guy is a fraud get it a scammer ok you typed this!…..he is asking for more money for private helicopter to take him to pakistan .HELLO that is a dead give away he is a SCAMMER they dont need your money for any reason now you can either take our advice and keep your money in your purse or you can give it to a lying west african that you will never see or hear from again until you send him more money are you really that desperate this man is making an ass out of you and laughing at you he wants yyour money hate to be blunt but cut this lying ass african off NOW! or tell him to get on cam for an hour or more to prove who he is or wait for him to tell you to send money via wire transfer then you know for sure hes a FRAUD the US Military does NOT beg strangers for money only africans do what else is it going to take for you to get the picture OMG Anonn is leaving the blog to cool off!!!!!!

  203. i need to know if anyone knows if MATEO MARK EDWARDS IS A SCAMMER ? CUZ HE HAS ASKED ME FOR MONEY….fo rhis leave to come homehe says they have a protocol …i met him on mocospace..he also has a page on facebook …..he is asking for more money for private helicopter to take him to pakistan ..he is station in kabul camp please help me find out if he is real or A SCAMMER

    • Norma, if he’s asking you for money, it’s a scam. That is pretty clear.

    • Hello Norma –

      CJ and Annon are correct. You’re dealing with a SCAMMER (probably based in Ghana or Nigeria). His asking you for money is a big clue, but asking for money to secure his LEAVE is a dead giveaway. U.S. soldiers are NEVER required to pay to go on LEAVE. They simply fill out a short form and turn it in to their supervisor. The leave is then approved or not approved. No need for bribes. That kind of thing happens in cesspools like Ghana, not the U.S. When they go on leave, the military flies soldiers to wherever they want to go FOR FREE. There’s no need for a private helicopter. That’s just plain ridiculous. You’ve been warned, Norma. If you let this guy steal from you, the fault lies with both you and the scamming pig.

  204. I caught “Aaron Beltson” out almost immediately…also be aware of the name Daniel Brown who claims to be a Colonel. Nice goodlooking man? NOT!

    Here is his email he wrote from aaron_bentson@aol.com wondering how I can post the photos of this good looking man!

    Hello Niceness,

    How are you doing? I hope you doing well as I am. First and foremost, I want to thank you for giving me the chance to be able to write to your private email and I am so excited to meet you. Let me tell you more about myself. My name is Aaron Derick Beltson, I’m 48 years old and a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. I joined the US Army at the age of 22. I spent most of my life in the boarding school and I didn’t spend much time at home. My mom was a Nurse in the Medical Field and dad was also a Mechanic in the Army.

    Like I said before, I’m 48 years old and a gentleman like my friends always say..lol and I appreciate it. I’m a Lover of creativity, beauty, and harmony in ALL forms. I don’t play silly immature games with human emotion; I’ve learned, through many failures and heartaches, what life is truly about: THE TRUE WAY TO LIVE IS TO GIVE! And I feel the way we speak to others is how we feel about ourselves. I’m not arrogant, but I AM very confident, and not afraid. To me, failure is NOT trying. I give my all to those I Love and I want an ETERNAL LOVE who can appreciate romance and KNOW what true Love is all about.

    The Deeper The Love, The Stronger The Emotion. And The Stronger The Love, The Deeper The Devotion.” I’ve worked very hard and sacrificed a lot to get where I am; however, money DOES NOT motivate me; I’m not materialistic, but I AM realistic; I DO know what kind of life it can provide my family and I’m a firm believer that unless YOU control your money, your money will control you. My work ethic is strong, however it’s what I DO, NOT who I am. I believe in angels and with the right attitude, we’ll see and experience BOTH throughout our lives.

    I believe in a universal law of “Reciprocity:” Everything in life turns full circle; sometimes that circle is small, sometimes large; but in the end, we’ll receive in return what we give. “In all of living, have much fun and laughter; Life is to be ENJOYED, not just endured.” I LOVE being in nature and enjoying its wondrous beauty; the mountains are my favorite destination. I Love visiting the beautiful and picturesque Appalachian mountains , I’m someone who’s not afraid to laugh at himself and I’m very “down to earth.” I keep things in perspective and always try to look at the “big picture;” even tempered; never too high, never too low. I’ve been told I have “rubber shoulders;” I accept reality and I deal with it, never “sugar-coating” the negative, but always finding the silver-lining.

    I can be as soft as a kitten or as SOLID AS A ROCK, depending on the need of the circumstance(s). “When the pain of love surrounds you, And the world may be unkind; I’ll (wrap) my loving arms around you, And take you far from this place and time.” I try and find the goodness in everything and everyone; life’s too short to be mad or unhappy: I move forward, stay productive, and have as much fun as I can doing it. I work VERY hard and I play EVEN harder, hopefully soon with the right WOMAN beside me. With the right woman, just about ANYTHING is fun; especially listening to your beautiful and discerning mind and proving that I can satisfy you; I’ve never been into “male bonding;” I’d MUCH rather be staring into your beautiful eyes and have a BETTER understanding of how and why this wonderful universe began.

    I fought in the Gulf war in 1990 to 1991. The gulf war was fought to liberate Kuwait from autocratic rule of the late Saddam Hussein. I had a pretty bad experience. I am currently stationed in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. I have to let you know that I am on a UN Mission here and I have already spent 7 months here in Kabul, Afghanistan. I was on a Mission in Iraq in there year 2003 to 2005. When I return back to the States, I found out that my Ex-wife betrayed my love by going in for another man. She cost me a lost. She misused my properties so I paid her off. I was in love with her with all my heart but she let me down. I was with her for 16 years good years.

    My daughter Morgan lives at the Military barracks where she’s been taken care by the Government. I have full custody of her. I do not want to pay my Ex-wife any amount of money again. I will be getting her to stay with me when I come home soon. I was married only once. I am now looking for another woman to involve myself with.

    I am looking for an INTELLIGENT, UNDERSTANDING, KIND HEARTED WOMAN between the ages of 38-60 and must have some T.L.C. and T.L.D. as well. That’s just my PREFERENCE. I am a kind hearted person who loves to have nice conversations, have fun, and just chill out. I am looking for a woman who wants a man who is serious about love, no game playing(those days are over), I’m looking for that special someone who I can have in my life and has no problem with any other man. I put no woman before my lovely Princess who is my daughter, so if you can’t accept her, I would never have anything to do with you. I have no problem with a woman with children, as long as she has no daddy drama, because I have no mama drama.

    I’m looking for someone who is not verbally or physically abusive towards me or my little girl, but knows how to treat and take care of a family, financially, and with love and respect, because a woman should know what to do If she considers herself a real woman. The woman I’m looking for doesn’t have to be the best dresser, but knows how to dress in the present day and time without the sagging pants. I have a 14 years daughter and she needs to have a good role-model as she grows up. If you can handle a long-term or life-long relationship, I would not say am that perfect but I’m that one man for you. I’m a hard-working man who takes care of home.

    Women are made to be LOVED, not understood.” I want to tell you, every day, just how BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE, and SPECIAL you are to me. I want to hear YOUR thoughts, hopes and dreams, and if I can, help you achieve them; it’s not about just ME. If you’d like to know more of who I am and what I’m about, please feel free to ask; I’m looking forward to knowing you as well. “True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one’s companion.

    I will be home in July. I will try and call you sometimes when I am off on night patrol duties or when I take my boys out for a drill as you already know everything is monitored here and that is why we will have to settle for that option until I am home and available and then we can have a more open conversation and you will also be able to call me but for now you have to give me your number. I am really serious of every single word that I say and do not joke with issues of my heart dear. I hope to hear from you soon and don’t hesitate to ask any thing you want to know about me, cause that is the only way we can get to know more about each other.

    Take care of yourself cause I care so much

    Kind regards

    Aaron Derick Beltson

  205. yes I am being scammed for about 2 weeks Sgt. BURKE ALBERT PEDERSEN has been emailing me and also on facebook he claims he loves me and wants to come home and marry me but he needs me to send 800 dollar s western union to a Harriet Robinson in Pennsylvania so stupid me sent 100 dollars to that name and he calls and says he needs the conformation number to give to his commander which was going to give him the 700 more well I gave him the number and found out his wife that called me picked the money up she thanked me for the money .He claims she was killed in a car accident and he has a 6 yr. old son in an academy.He said the reason his commander couldn’t send money is because his wife just all of a sudden died of cancer. This guy is a fucking lier and scammer. I told him I want my money back

  206. Anyone heard of Capt. Miller, USAF, serving in Iraq. He is using the first name Dannel, which is a porn star or something like that, (Dannel Miller). I received pic of a military guy sitting at desk w/white computer, military camaflouge outfit with black turtleneck, gold emblem. Also a pic in his dress uniform, captain bars and all. He also came to me in a cam. I did not get to compare the cam to the real photo. Hope to get him on cam again. His wife died 6 years ago and he has 12 year old son being raised by grandma in Ghana.

    • @ Ruth if you didnt see him clearly on cam or if he was only on cam for a few seconds and claims he had problems with his cam one word SCAMMER……..Also this part right here is a DEAD GIVEAWAY…..His wife died 6 years ago and he has 12 year old son being raised by grandma in Ghana. He lives in Ghana it is his Home if you pay attention some of them are such IDIOTS they tell you a lie and tell you truth all in one long sentence well the ones that can type without spelling EVERYTHING badly he ia an African NOT an American Military Member Anonn

  207. Hi Terry,
    I have been scamed as well from Thomas Jason Witt the same story as everyone else his wife died two years ago he has a 15 year old son he found me through facebook which his account there is no longer open we chatted on yahoo I did send him money for a flight home because he wanted to retire from the military after 22 years he sent me pictures of him by an army tank with a couple of other guys all in uniform also one on an army bunk of his younger years. His email address is thomasjason112@yahoo.com also an email of thomasjason05@yahoo.com this one was on his facebook page. I was a fool and when I told him he was a scammer and I was not going to send him anymore money and that he never loved me and I would never get my money back because he was never coming home. After he got the money from me for a down payment for a flight home the he came up with he could not come home unless we were married and a military marriage would be $ 1350.00 before he could come home now he has cut me off from talking to him SO LADIES BEWARE don’t be a fool like I was.

    • hi phyllis,
      i too was scammed by this person. his name was not thomas jason though, but the last name is witt. i fell in love with the man in the pictures but not the person that stole witt’s pictures to scam women. i have those pictures that you have mentioned. i stopped my self from talking to him cuz i know that he was lying to me from the beginning. it was just i fell in love with the man in the pic. this scammer knows how to pull my strings and talked sweet to me and thats why i fell for him. but he didnt win this time. we were start chatting since august last yr. and i stopped chatting with him for about two months now. can we chat. what is your email address please. thank you.

  208. Ji I have a friend that has been talking to this man that is a soldier on the uk he said to her that he is retired and has an 8 yr old son, that is with a babysitter in Pennsylvania and now is sending me checks to my address from his retirement do you think this is kind of weir?

  209. How do you track a ip? And what is an ip? Help me please.

  210. I’ve been scammed by a Bob Benson. Says he is a staff sargeant in Afghanistan. His wife died 6 yrs. ago and he has a 10 yr. old son. I met him on singlesnet.com. His profile said he was from a town nearby to where I live. Once he emailed me he told me that he had moved from that address and was now in Afghanistan. Anyway to make a very long story short, he scammed me for almost $5000. I feel so stupid. I was totally in love with this guy. I finally believed he was a scammer when he asked me to pay for his flight home from Afghanistan to be with me when I had surgery. Boy was i a dumb one. Never again!!!

  211. i am currently talking to someone who is trying to scam me. in january this year i got a friend request on facebook by a man who says he is sgt mark seymour david, he is based in afghanistan at the moment but he claims to be a united states soldier. he asked me to apply for leave forms so he could come and see me only problem was it was 750USD. he said he would pay this money back when he met me, but then earlier today he asked me to send 2000USD so he could buy me a wedding ring. i have checked out the address on the forms on google earth and they do not exist and when i typed the address in the internet it came up with a warning from scam warners.

  212. I have been chatting with a Felix Rowland Taylor for a few weeks. I contacted him on POF. He is in the Army in Afghanastan , so he says. His email is felixtaylor@yahoo.com … I am looking for input , has anyone heard of him, Just not sure if he is a scammer or not. If more info is needed , please ask. Thanks

    • Well after some research, ran the header to check the IP , appears to be from Nigeria , Lagos. Think he is a scammer. A real good one at that. He has not asked for anything at all. Seems honest when he talks , but has disappeared in the last 2 days. He has not fed many any stories , we just talk like every day people. Maybe am wrong. I will if he contacts me again ask him to email from his military email. Whoevers photo and profile he took seems to be a awesome guy , poor dude , wish there wasa way to let him know.

      • @ Tammy just so you know there is NO US Military Base in Nigeria so yes you are right he IS A Scammer and NOt US Military so you would be wasting your time asking for his Military email address they end in .Mil only ANYTHING beyond .Mil is a scam and scammer US Military takes care of its own and will not need your money nor assistance for any reason oh best believe this scammer wants something he is NOT to be trusted you tracked his Ip which means he has already lied.Anonn

  213. best site ever – I’m an integillent woman and was on the verge of getting scammed. Just asked my new friend to send me an email not yahoo, suddenly he had to take a shower – Good BYE

  214. Greetings again Anon from Camp Leatherneck Afganistan!!

    You are doing a great job!! Don’t have a laptop here but I can still use the USO’s.
    I hate to say it but reading some of these comments is like watching a train wreck, you know what’s
    about to happen but you just can’t look away!!
    Keep up the great work you do Anon!! you are one of the good guys!!

    Jerry
    Now assigned to the TAK 1-2nd EEmaint.

    • @ Jerry NO WAY!!!! You deserve all of the Thanks so Thank your for your Service and let me not forget CJ…..About some of these comments I know just what you mean sometimes I find myself yelling at my laptop or leaving the blog itself to cool off Many people think you are being mean when you are using tough Love but all I am trying to do is make sure NOT ONE Man or Woman is ripped off by these lying LAZY CRAZY Begging MOFOS and it really chaps my ass that they have went way below the belt pretending to be US Military Members who have REAL LIVES Families and REAL JOBS to do which is something these lying beggars would know nothing about OH MY did I just Vent lol be safe in Afghan and pray for your safe return home to your Loved Ones.

      ANONN will NEVER stop preaching about Scammers pretending to be Military Members

      Signed Anonn

      • Dear Anonn, CJ and Jerry

        You have my support too, all the way from Australia, I will help you spread the word as well, I already have done so with my Aussie mates here in Australia. We all have to stick together and destroy these animals.

        To all the US, Australian , British troop etc, be safe and we are proud of you all, just as you are protecting us in the war zone, we hope to protect your identities from being stolen from this pigs!

        We pray for you and may God Bless you all!
        Ant from Sydney!

  215. If You get an email like this DO NOT RESPOND NOT only is it a SCAMMER but they will know your email address is active and will sell it to other scammers and send you garbage like this day in and out…..Anonn

    Hello,

    Permit me with the manner with which I am seeking your assistance. I want to trust you with this classified and confidential information.

    Before I continue, let me introduce myself to you, I am Capt.Nicholas Hamilton, the commander of the Special N.A.T.O coalition force with the United Nation troops in Afghanistan, on war against terrorism. I have now in my possession the sum of Fifteen million US Dollars($15million) which I recovered from one of our raids on terrorists’ camp here in Afghanistan.

    This box of money have been deposited with the red cross society here in Kabul as a diplomatic luggage for safe keep and to make contacts for its proper use. As the team leader, it is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for this money.

    So I need someone I can deal with on trust and that is why I contacted you. so If you accept, I will put you forward as the beneficiary/owner of the funds and then move the money to you. As a military personnel, I cannot parade such an amount or carry it to my country so I need to present someone as the beneficiary. I just need your acceptance and all is done. I have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through a diplomatic courier service to you where arrangements will be made to proceed to your country.

    Once I confirm your interest to my proposal, and your positive reply, I will proceed to register your name as the beneficiary. This money is my life and I am willing to give you 40% of the total sum when the money is delivered to you. I wait your response so we can proceed immediately. In less than 5days the money should be in your safe custody.

    The only telephone access we have is radio message which is for our general use and is being monitored. Therefore all communication will be via email until we finish our assignment here and fly straight to your country to meet you. Thank God for President Barrack Obama whose keen interest is to call us back home soon.

    Regards,

    Capt.Nicholas Hamilton

  216. Just to update this a little, all U.S. combat troops were removed from Iraq in December 2011. If you got some email from an “American in Iraq” then you got an email from an idiotic internet criminal who doesn’t keep up with the news.

    Also, In my post above, anywhere it says Iraq you can replace it with Afghanistan. Scammers (the ones who actually read the news) know that there are still American troops in Afghanistan. Some of them are updating their scam formats.

    If you get an email from “an American in Libya” it’s absolutely a scam. American military personnel are NOT in Libya.

  217. CJ,

    Can you please look at my postings on 3/12/12. Can you help me with any info on this person Davies Wright?
    I also have a pic of him I can send to you.

    Thanks so much

  218. I nearly was scammed by a Sgt. First Class Derek Handle, but he didn’t get that far because I started to get
    suspicious. The email address is derekhandle@yahoo.com He wanted to use Yahoo Messenger using
    that email address. I met him on OKCupid, a dating site, around March 11. As someone else said above, as soon as we started communicating, his profile disappeared.

    I checked the various originating ISP’s of various emails. Two were out of Ghana, one out of Sweden with a company that prevents the location from being seen. So I knew this smelled trouble.

    The picture of the man they are using for their scam is wearing a U.S. Army uniform and “Handle” is the name
    on it in two pictures. The rank is E6 or E7 – it’s not real clear. I have googled myself silly trying to find the real person to warn him but with no luck.

    Anyone else been contacted by him? And can anyone tell me who to contact to try to find the real person to warn him that his identify has been stolen? Thanks.

    Barbara

    • Barbara, my friend was contacted by Derek Handle in March 2012. It didn’t feel right to me but I haven’t broken the news to her yet. She will be heart broken and wonder why I snooped behind her back. The pictures sent to her were of an older man ( he said 61), stationed in Afghanistan, based out of Ft. Hood, retiring in April 2012. She said his profile disappeared when they starting IMing. His picture must be doctored because there were no officer bars on his uniform. Looks to be lower enlisted which is not possible for a man of 61. Wondering if you have the same pics…grey hair, blue eyes. I need to give my friend the clues to figure this out for herself.

  219. WARNING! NEW SCAMMERS ON FACEBOOK!

    I’m an active-duty U.S. Army Soldier. Photos of me have been used by scammers since 2006 when they were downloaded from the Webshots website. I didn’t realize the pics could be accessed by anyone in the world with an internet connection. In any case, I frequently search Facebook for people using my last name. The scammers are kind of stuck with that name since it’s on the name tags of my uniforms in the pictures. Today, I found these imposters on Facebook:

    MICHAEL HANNETTE
    HANNETT COLE
    HANNETTE COLE
    LUCIEN MCOYRAWLINGS HANNETT

    Each of them used a photo of me as his profile photo. I reported the imposters to Facebook and sent warning e-mails to each of their friends. Fortunately, they didn’t have many. Hopefully, FB will delete their accounts soon.

    Also on FB were CARL HANNETT and JAMES HANNETT. Neither of them had a profile picture, but each claimed to be in the US Army. I can tell you that neither of them is in the Army. There are VERY few Hannetts in the Army. The criminals read these posts, so I won’t say anything else about that. I wish I had time to prowl the dating websites for imposters, but I don’t. Be careful and DON’T SEND MONEY TO PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW!!!

    • hi gordon, may i ask you to please check two soldiers for me. nicholas johnson he is a sgt. deployed in iraq and sgt alex collins from afghan. both of them confessed that they love me. thank you for your assistance gordon..

      from wondering girl

      • @ Wondering girl you asked him to check out both of these I can tell you this one…….nicholas johnson he is a sgt. deployed in iraq…. IS A SCAMMER have you not paid any attention to the News US Military are no longer in Iraq as of Dec 2011 so any scammer pretending to be in Iraq is a LIAR and still a Scammer.Anonn

      • Wondering Girl,

        I checked the Army e-mail system (which covers all branches of the U.S. military – including civilians, contractors and retirees). There were several individuals named SGT NICHOLAS JOHNSON listed there. There’s no way of telling if any of them are currently deployed. Although, Annon makes a good point when he or she noted that there are no U.S. military members stationed in Iraq at this point. While it’s true that the vast majority of U.S. troops have left, there may still be some U.S. Army trainers working with the Iraqi Army and there could be some soldiers at the U.S. embassy. I simply don’t know. Your “Nicholas Johnson” could be real or could be a scammer. If he asks you for money, he’s definitely a scammer though.

        With respect to SGT ALEX COLLINS, there is an NCO in the Army with that name (although he’s not a Sergeant). As you may know, the Army rank structure includes several types of sergeants. Many of the scammers read these posts, so I don’t want to say more about ALEX COLLINS. His e-mail address and phone number were listed in his Army profile on AKO. I certainly won’t post any of that info here and I won’t give it out to anyone. I suppose I could write to him and ask if he’s been talking to you. Although, I doubt if he knows you as Wondering Girl. Perhaps the easiest thing to do is for you to ask him about his Army rank. If you post what he tells you here, I can confirm whether it matches what he has listed on AKO. But, if he tells you that he’s a Sergeant (abbreviated as SGT), he’s an imposter and probably a scammer. Good luck! – Gordon

        • HI GORDON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION. IT REALLY HELPS ME SO MUCH. CAN I ASK YOU THOUGH TO PLEASE EMAIL ME AND SO I CAN TELL YOU MY NAME AND SO YOU CAN TALK TO ALEX COLLINS FOR ME PLS. I JUST WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL NOW BEC I GOT SCAMMED BEFORE. THANK GOD IT WASNT A BIG MONEY. BUT STILL CALL IT A SCAM. THEN I FELL INLOVE WITH THE MAN IN THE PICTURE, THE SCAMMER, AND NOW I AM TRYING TO MOVE ON AND FIND A GOOD MAN FOR ME. AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HELP. I WILL BE WAITING. THANK YOU.

          WONDERING GIRL

        • HI GORDON, I ASKED SGT NICOLAS JOHNSON ABOUT THE MOS AFFES, LES, NCO, AKO, BU HE ANSWERS ONLY THE AKO AND THE NCO. HE SAID AKO IS ARMY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE AND THE NCO IS NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER. SO IS THIS MEAN THAT HE ISNT A NIGERIAN OR GHANA SCAMMER THEN, OR SCUMMER AT ALL, IS THAT RIGHT? I HAVENT HEARD FROM ALEX COLLINS WITH HIS ANSWERS. NICOLAS GOT MAD AT ME BEC HE SAID THAT WHY I DONT TRUST HIM. AND WHY DID I LISTENED TO EVERY BODY AND NOT HIM. HE SAID THAT WE HAVE TO STOP TALKING ONLINE IF I DONT TRUST HIM. HE SAID THAT I MIGHT END UP CHASING HIM AWAY. HE HASNT ASK ME FOR MONEY THOUGH, BUT HE ASKED ME TO EMAIL MILITARYCOMMS@AOL DOT COM SO WE CAN CHAT ON THE PHONE. I ASKED HIM HOW MUCH IT WILL COST US, BUT HE DOESNT KNOW. AND I WILL BE THE ONE WHO WILL PAY FOR IT. I TOLD HIM LAS NIGHT THAT I AM NOT EMAILING BEC I KNOW ITS A HOAX. AND I TOLD HIM THAT MILITARY DOESNT PAY FOR CALLS HERE IN THE U.S. AND THEIR PLANE TICKET IS FREE. I TOLD HIM IF HE CANNOT BE HONEST WITH ME THAT RELATIONSHIP IS OVER. I NEED YOUR HELP ON THIS GORDON. THANK YOU.

          WONDERING GIRL

      • @ Wondering Girl what more do you need you typed this…….HE HASNT ASK ME FOR MONEY THOUGH, BUT HE ASKED ME TO EMAIL MILITARYCOMMS@AOL DOT COM SO WE CAN CHAT ON THE PHONE. I ASKED HIM HOW MUCH IT WILL COST US, BUT HE DOESNT KNOW. AND I WILL BE THE ONE WHO WILL PAY FOR IT.

        HELLO HE IS A SCAMMER you just typed that you told him you knew it was a CROCK of bull and if he were a REAL US Military member he would know what ALL of the Abbreviations you questioned him about the ones he does know he probably found here I mean what more proof do you need he has asked you for something that is the scam hes basically asked you to pay for a phone line so the two of you can talk (which you would really actually pay to put credits on his phone or buying him a cellphone) You called him out and told him you know it is a CROCK of bull Great JOB Anonn

        • Wondering Girl –

          With any of these guys who say they are in the U.S. military, ask them to send you an e-mail from their military e-mail account. If the e-mail doesn’t end with .mil, it’s not a real US military account. The e-mail address you listed has nothing to do with the U.S. military. Also, ask them for their military rank. Many of the scammers get confused about the military’s rank structure. Educate yourself on these things. If he says he’s a SGT but has a gold bar on his uniform, he’s a scammer. That’s just one example of course.

          As I’ve already mentioned, there is no SGT ALEX COLLINS in the U.S. Army. The person you’ve been talking with is certainly a scammer. And finally, the biggest clue of all is when they ask you to send them money or buy them ANYTHING. U.S. soldiers are paid well enough that they don’t need to beg for money. African scammers on the other hand will always ask for money. They are the absolute scum of the Earth. Good luck, Wondering Girl.

          Best Wishes, Gordon (an active-duty U.S. Army officer)

  220. Has anyone been scammed by a Curtis Baker claiming to be RAF stationed in Kabul using a hotmail,com account

  221. I need help to found out that Cpt Smith Jordan is real, he is located in Lagos Nigeria i’m chairing with him for 4 months i have some pictures that i can send for the investigation i did give money to this guy, i believe that hi was real, i will like to some one help me because i think hi is doing in it with other lady’s and we need to stop him and to let know to the real military that his identity is use for scam. I did fall in love with this bad person. I heat him know.

  222. My last post is a trick so read it and use it, if this person you are talking too is legit will understand it. I use this method on 3 of my scammers and they poofed and it worked the only bad thing is that they will just make a new ID and a new name. and I am going too pray that some time soon they will run out of Ideas and all this will come too a halt. you all have a good day stay positive and smile patricia chavira P.S If any one needs me too help them out I have 3 emails I use patriciachavira49@yahoo.com

  223. Patricia Chavira
    Patricia Chavira ATTENTION LADY’S— Please use this in your next chat with anyone you chat or talk too if this person is legit then they will understand or if not and they get pissed off then there a scammer and will not talk too you again
    Patricia Chavira
    am working on a real relationship with a real person that don’t ask for nothing expect for my attention and my love, and is supportive to me and sit beside me while I do what I do, I did not hide nothing from him, he has always trusted me even when I was getting info out of these dam scammers and some we are working on together with some inside help of course, and I will not reveal any of my sources I will always protect anyone that is legit and our soldiers and be protective at all coast. Will support our soldiers always to lend an ear and a shoulder and will be friends for life when I make a friend I keep them, so don’t underestimate me in this for a sign of weakness I am a strong person that is far and honest with compassion and loyalty and have a fun joking side as well. I always decanted my life in helping people and love doing it so if you need a friend I am here for you. Always be safe and be proud of who you are and smile.
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    Patricia Chavira remember lady’s a real soldier will not ask for your help on anything they want too be the ones too support you in money wise not the other way around soldiers are proud men and will not let there woman send money if they don’t have it too begin with and the military will send a soldier home or anywhere they need too go the military helps there own and there family’s

  224. Here is another address for Samuel Miller AKS Miller Anthony is using miller_10012@yahoo.com to try and scam women out of money and electronics. A women name Mari Trejo contacted me to tell me he’s been emailing her. This lady supposedly live in the Cayman Islands which I seriously doubt say he told her he is a General serving in Kubal AFT with an 18 year old son who’s in a boarding school in England REALLY! beware we compared photos it’s the same scammer want to be! Dont give this man a dime I deleted him for my IM Messenger as a friend because was still emailingme he sent me 15 emails on 3/19/2012 hw is so pathetic and such a loser. I changed my Yahoo email but did write him back to let him kmow what I think about his pathetic butt using hardworking innocent soliders IDs to scam innocent women out of things. This man has many email addresses and will show himself on Webcam to you. The picture of the real solider and himself are bogus they hardely favor at all. The real solider looks so much better he’s quite handsome. Maybe if more people get on these sites we can stop these scammers from exploiting innocent children and women. There are females scammers too so men beware!

  225. Hello all: I just found this site and am wondering if the guy I started communicating with will be scamming me soon. How do I check him out. I can’t find him anywhere in the usual background check places and I don’t have an AKO account.

    Thanks for any help. THanks for this site and I am so sorry for those of you have gotten so hurt. This is awful and I didn’t know it was going on until I stumbled on the site trying to find this guy.

    Barbara

  226. I had two of them at it at the same time edwinnobile@yahoo.com and jamesharris@yahoo.com
    Turns out James is a real soldier in the US Army so I have contacted the US Army to let them know that one of their soldiers is being used in this way. I am not totally sure that Edwin Nobile is a a real soldier.
    The scammers will get their cumuppance.
    It was so easy to almost fall into the trap.
    I managed to get an Agents address off one of them that I passed to the police.
    Cheers to all the women on here who survived!
    Spare a thought for those who got hooked in.

  227. By the way I will work for free on this thing ! That will be my revenge !

  228. I really ,really ,really need some help her ! I left a message here a few weeks ago and said I have pictures and everyword we have shared for the last three months ! I hate to admit I have fallen head over hills in love with my soulmate who is not even the man in the picture that I cry about ! This is insane and as I sit here and write this I still think no or he would not this or that ! but obviously they do and more ! because he is supposedly in bagram and all the riots and killings have been going on I have become psychotic half of the time ! Living off the news and the computer , forgetting to eat and not being able to sleep , I have lost one full size but figure that is one of the blessings of a trick that I find many lessons in ! I do not want revenge but I want healing and I feel the best way is to move on and help others ! the intensity of this has lead me to believe there definitly is a book to be written here ! And I even told him that ! My email is jgc0823@yahoo.com ! my name is Johnny Christensen and I would appreciate help from some one with authority ! Maybe we can help each other in this problem that is affecting so many innocent women !

  229. Hello Patricia, Those e-mail addresses are in no way connected to the US military. Real military e-mail addresses end with .mil. Apparently the scammers realize this now. Unfortunately for them, @branch.mil is not a US military e-mail address. I could be more specific but I don’t want to give these idiot scammers any information they can use to hurt more women. As always, please be cautious in all that you do on the internet. Best wishes, Gordon

    • hi Gordon, thanks for replying and letting me know kinda figured out that all those sites was fake, I do have some inside help from a friend that is military and he is looking into this Scott Bryan Beaver if that is his real name I did send pictures just in case the name was made up too. but with out going into detail on this person I am working on finding him and letting him know that someone is using his picture as a scam and he needs too make sure his Identity has not been stolen. I need too do more then just post and nip it in the bud before it gets too out of hand. thanks Patricia Chavira

      • Hi. I am being scammed too, at this moment. I fell for Sgt. Nobile Hook, stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan ! Can you help me trace the real ‘Nobile’ shown in the facebook pictures ? He is so nice, and being used so badly, his name is on his uniform so I believe he is real…

  230. Hello Anna. First of all, there is no unit in the Marine Corps called the “Marine Infantry Department.” Second, unless he’s been in some kind of trouble, he probably wouldn’t be a SGT after 8 years of service. Finally, and most importantly, there is no SGT James Nicholas Bowen currently serving in the U.S. military. I checked the Army’s e-mail system (called AKO or Army Knowledge Online) for the names James Bowen, Nicholas Bowen, and James Nicholas Bowen. There were no records found. The system allows you to seach for members of the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard. It’s pretty clear that you’ve been speaking with a scammer.

    • hi Gordon, thanks for that info you told Anna it is good too know thanks again Patricia

    • Hola, En estos días comuniqué acerca de los email que fueron enviados por alguien llamado troy turner. Luego conseguí una página en internet http://getsatisfaction.com/people/ troy d turner, allí volví a poner la misma información que está un poco más arriba. Además coloqué algunas de las fotos que me enviaron a mi correo. Veo que por aquí no puedo colocar fotos. Dios te bendice Sr Gordon, mi email es priscilacog@yahoo.com, Cómo sabe uno quién es o no estafador?

  231. Thanks for making this site. I was contacted by 3 military guys in 2 days at a dating site. All were widowers strange coincidence. I pretty much talk to anyone, believe no one. So I found it amusing after I spoke with them on messenger. they either blocked me or deleted their profiles on the dating site or were possibly reported and banned. Same thing happened with other guys though they were not pretending to be military. I also remember the same thing happened when I signed up on a dating site before. Tis a shame no the regular guys who are actually looking for love will pay for the sins of the scammers.

  232. Bueno, Yo gracias a Dios, descubrí a tiempo lo de el que se hace pasar por el sargento norteamericano Troy Turner. El año antepasado me recomendaron una página de internet para buscar pareja Zoosk. Yo entré a la página, Conocí a varias personas a través de élla. Luego me llegó una foto de un sr llamado Troy Turner. Según sargento del ejército, yo al principio creí, decía cosas maravillosas, además me envió unas fotos, una vestido de militar. Yo muy preocupada por lo que sucede en Afghanistan por mi amado Turner. Empecé a buscar información de Afghanistan y me imaginaba a ese sargento que había perdido a su esposa y su hijo, además a sus padres. Según tenía un hermoso hijo llamado Williams al que cuidaba una niñera. Claro, no hay que negarlo es muy atractivo el sargento, no hay ninguna duda. Yo emocionada y preocupada y estaba haciendo planes para esperar al pequeño de 10 años a vivir conmigo. Luego, el lunes en la mañana, me conecto a la red. y estaba el supuesto Turner conectado. empezamos a chatear, pero no tengo camara web instalada. Y me preguntó si había visto lo de Afghanistan y yo le respondí que si, que para mi era terrible esa situación, y el me dijo que había habido un tiroteo. Claro por la noticia, vi que habían asesinado a dos oficiales norteamericanos a quemarropa. Yo sufriendo por mi Turner y por su pequeño, Luego me dice que si yo puedo enviar a los Estados Unidos 300 euros porque su niñera y su hijo se han quedado sin alimentos, Yo le dije que si esto estaba pasando por qué el no me lo había dicho antes. Me dijo que porque el mensaje le terminaba de llegar y que el no podía movilizarse por lo que pasaba en la base de OTAN allá.
    Le dije que me enviará el numero de teléfono para llamar a la niñera o su hijo y me dijo que el teléfono estaba desconectado. Le dije que no podía creer que el ejercito mas poderoso del planeta dejara a los hijos de sus combatientes a la deriva. Yo le sugerí y pedí permiso para llamar a la embajada norteamericana en mi país y avisar por lo que pasaba su pequeño hijo, y me dijo que para que iba a llamar a la embajada, porque el pequeño Williams no podía viajara solo. Dijo que le enviara por wester union el dinero, yo le dije que durante el día iba a estar ocupada, yo le había enviado allá mi horario de trabajo. Le dije también que yo podía llamar a un familiar que vive en USA para que le tendiera una mano al pequeño y a su niñera y me respondió que se gastaría más dinero, porque mi familiar y el niño estaban en estados distantes. Se molestó cuando le dije que por qué me estaba probando por tan poco dinero, entre otras cosas. Ahí logré ver que todo fue una mentira. Eso fue esta semana 26-02-2012. Ya dejó de comunicarse. Revisé en Badoo y aparecen unas fotos iguales a las que yo tengo en el correo de esa persona. Es decir que quien suplanta al querido Troy está en boga, su email es srgtroy001@yahoo.com. Quizás sea el mismo que está en badoo y hay otro en mylife.com, el cual dice que nació en Nueva Jersey y que actualmente vive en Lincoln Nebrasca, allí en badoo dice que tiene un hijo, en este momento no recuerdo el nombre. Gracias a Dios a mi no logró quitarme cosas materiales, pero si se llevó algunas de mis fotos, seguro las utilizará como usó las de Troy Turner. Por esa situación me puse a huzmear en la red hasta que conseguí este sitio, que no se si es otra de las guaridas del farsante. No les niego me divertí mucho, sufrí por la escena del pequeño que ese hombre me pintó y uno trata de ayudar . Claro cuando tenga mayor cobertura me gustaría enviar nuestras conversaciones por este medio. El que se hace pasar por Troy Turner me conectó la primera semana del pasado mes de febrero. Creí que yo era la única víctima, veo que hay muchas aquí y a las que no solo le quisieron robar el corazón sino que las estafaron. Dios les bendiga. Saludos al verdadero Troy Turner, un abrazo.
    María.
    P.D: Pueda que con esto me esté exponiendo a algo peor. Gracias a Dios uno actúa de buena fe.

  233. HELLO LADIES,

    DOES ANYONE KNOW SGT JAMES NICHOLAS BOWEN.. HE USED TO BE IN THE US MARINE INFANTRY DEPARTMENT. HE WAS ACTIVE THERE FOR 8 CONSECUTIVE YRS. FROM DIFFERENT INFANTRY UNITS. FROM CAMP PENDLETON (1ST BATTALION, 9TH MARINE REGIMENT, AND 2ND BATTALION, 1ST MARINE REGIMENT) AND CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (3RD BATTALION, 6TH MARINE REGIMENT). HE SERVED IN IRAQ AND NOW HE IS DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT GLITTER4 AT YMAIL.COM. THANK YOU.

  234. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY……..Because there will be a flood of Scammers trying to steal your money for sure now but notice it says SPECIAL Ops Basically Elite Forces REMEMBER if a REAL US Military Member is Special Ops or Elite Forces he will NEVER advertise it nor tell you NOR will they beg you for money…..

    U.S Commados to Storm Nigeria in June to Help with the Boko Haram Issue0 Comments
    By admin
    Posted on 23 Feb 2012 at 7:59am

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    Baring any last minutes change, top United States elite forces made up of members of the Marines, Navy Seals and Special Forces, will be in Nigeria in June as part of effort to help the country deal with the Boko Haram insurgence.

    Nigeria and the United States Military have existing agreements in counter-terrorism, Maritime Security, military transformation and other areas.

    A U.S. Army officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the mission said U.S. troop members on the mission have already been informed.

    Monica Matoush, spokeswoman for the U.S Defense Department did not return calls when Pointblanknews.com sort for clarifications on the planned June mission.

    Nicole M. Dalrymple Media Action Officer, West and Central Africa AFRICOM Public Affairs Office told us that she cannot immediately confirm the June mission but disclosed that counter terrorism, Maritime Security and others are areas the U.S is rendering assistance to Nigeria.

    “If I’m able to find anything out about specific training in June I will let you know,” she told us in an email exchange.

    In public comments, Nigerian and U.S. officials acknowledge “strategic cooperation” and confirm high-level meetings. However, they play down the meetings as routine, apparently for fear the Northern Muslim leaders will be outraged.

    The military source said the mission is purely training but did not rule out a possible change of plans based on a new request for assistance from Nigeria.

    “The mission is purely for a training purpose but we understand there is a new request and I don’t know details of it yet. But if we have directive to do otherwise, then we won’t have any choice than to do just that. I am aware that some senior officials are in talks with some Nigerian officials for more help but I cannot say what other help it is.”

    We could not confirm details of the latest request from the Nigerian Government to the U.S Military. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense,Colonel Mohammed and Army Spokesman, Colonel Usman Abdul did not pick up their calls.

    The source confirmed that the soldiers on the mission would be drawn from AFRICOM and from those who just returned from Iraq and Afghanistan because of their understanding of the Arab world.

    Dalrymple however disclosed, “our partnership with Nigeria is focused in four areas requested by the Nigerians. Those areas are maritime security, crisis response (i.e. peacekeeping operations, pandemic response, airlift), counter terrorism, and military transformation (i.e.joint doctrine development, integration of women into the military, civil-military capability).

    She said while there are no U.S. troops on the ground in an operational capacity assisting the Nigerian military in their response to Boko Haram attacks, “Nigeria is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Trans Sahara Counter Terrorism
    Partnership.”

    According to her, “In recent years, at Nigeria’s request, the U.S. has been working with the Nigerian military on their nascent counter-force through recurring training events.

    “This training has included basic soldiering skills, basic small unit infantry tactics and leadership training,” she told us.

    Boko Haram employs the tactics of Al-Qaeda, using suicide bombers and waging guerilla warfare in their quest to Islamize Nigeria. Their insurgency has led to several deaths and destruction of properties including the United Nations building in the Nigeria capital of Abuja in 2011.

    Ambassador J. Anthony Holmes, U.S. Africa Command’s civilian Deputy had in October 2011 said “Given the realities on the continent, however, our focus tends to be on Somalia and the surrounding countries to deal with al-Shabaab, and in West Africa, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which is based in northern Mali but increasingly has ties with Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. So we try to assist the governments and militaries of the countries in that region to develop the capacity to come to grips with and solve its own terrorism problem

  235. I have a scammer on the line as well. His name is Sgt Clark Guill currently stationed in Kabul. He contacted me through Facebook. His wife died 5 years ago in a car accident and he has an 11 yo daughter Valentina who lives with his aunt in TX. Upon, the second day of talking he declared his undying love for me and want us to get married in a military wedding. I had a lot of red flags flying in the air of this one. Thankfully, I have a best friend who served in the Marines and has been researching this guy for me. He wanted me to send gifts to his (our?!) daughter for her birthday. He became very upset when I refused to do that. Then he brought up the TS2 communications phone that I would need to pay for so he could hear my voice. Yeah right, he can fry ice in hell!! God Bless our real troops! These scammers should be ashamed of themselves and should be shot!!! Thank you CJ for putting this out there for women to know the truth.

  236. to Anonn, thank you. i thought so. i just want a clear picture of his face then i will posted it.

    thanx again.

    joanne

  237. New Scam to be aware of……….I am 2LT. Anderson Darrell Clinton , an officer of the U.S Army. I just moved to Afghanistan from Iraq as one of the last batch that just left and have some items I will need to ship to you.Can you be trusted? we thank you guys for your prayers . I will only highlight you more on this transaction as soon as i hear from you.please signify your interest by replying to my private email.with your name and mobile number to (andersondclinton55@gmail.com)
    you can view this link to understand more,
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16192105

    The Above is an email from a SCAMMER Anonn

  238. New Scam to be aware of……….I am 2LT. Anderson Darrell Clinton , an officer of the U.S Army. I just moved to Afghanistan from Iraq as one of the last batch that just left and have some items I will need to ship to you.Can you be trusted? we thank you guys for your prayers . I will only highlight you more on this transaction as soon as i hear from you.please signify your interest by replying to my private email.with your name and mobile number to (andersondclinton55@gmail.com)
    you can view this link to understand more,
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16192105

    The Above is an email from a SCAMMER Anonn

  239. I asked for you to delete my messages, yvettejennie@live.com.WHAT IS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I asked Debra, please read your messages.
    Thanks Yvette.

    • I am sorry Tina but the information I gave you showed nothing, right. Try the pictures, I send you because my computer wiped out from yahoo.com. Look for the pictures, I sent for a guy by the name of Michael Malinowski.
      I need help to get my mom’s retirement money back plus mine. Their is also another from Kabul, Afghanistan, his name is James Woods, he is saying that Michael is in jail there for the money he owes mom and I. Why can’t the army pay his bill, I need a contact number for someone to talk to. This is too much for my selfish- ness to find a one true love and lost all her money, help me please. Plus mine too,
      my number is 1-306-236-6981 but please if you can find out for me, please.
      Sincerely yours,
      Yvette J. Hamrin
      110-9th.ave.e.,
      Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
      Canada
      S9X1G3
      phone number is 1-306-236-6981, if you can’t contact me then leave your number Debbie, please.
      thanks you, Yvette

      • Sorry, I put Tina but it was Debra.
        sorry Yvette.
        please, find out if I can get back my mom’s money.
        There is an email on facebook: http://en.netlog.com
        Let me know, Debra

  240. hi cj, can you plz check the following email adress for me? name is kevin brown. his email adress is

    k-brown@21bat-army-mil.hostoi.com. im going to send him a mail to that adress and see what happens.

    thank you.

    joanne

    • @ Joanne That email address is a FRAUD and is NOT a Military email address Anonn

  241. I seen I forgot too tell you it is LT. Scott Byran Beaver that call’s him self lordsdoing80@yahoo.com and If you need some pictures email me and I will be glad too send some

    • HI PATRICIA,

      MY NAME IS ANN. I READ YOUR LETTER ABOUT YOU SCAMMER SCOTT. CAN I ASK YOU TO PLS SHOW ME HIS PICTURE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF WE HAVE THE SAME SCAMMER. THATS HOW HE TALKS TO ME. CALM BUT STILL SAY THE “S” WORD. PLS EMAIL ME. MY SCAMMER IS ASKING ME TO SEND HIM MONEY SO HE CAN COME HOME TO ME., WHICH IS, I DID NOT SEND HIM ANYMORE MONEY AT THIS TIME. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS GLITTER4 AT YMAIL.COM
      FROM ANNA.

  242. and I was not going too send any money too him anyways but I do think he is a scammer trying not too let him know he got busted I am just trying too play him but not sure how far I can get can someone give me some Ideas Patricia

  243. I was trying too get a military address out of Scott Byran Beaver and this is the text’s that we chatted on since the 20th and to this morning and am trying too set this guy up 4:42:23 PM
    lordsdoing80: hello

    4:42:34 PM
    lordsdoing80:

    4:42:35 PM
    patriciachavira49: hi scott, this is pat’s neighbor and I took her too the hospital early this morning and she was admit that i come on here and tell you she will be there for a while so I am getting some clothes for her she is very dehydrated she is on IV’s

    4:43:54 PM
    lordsdoing80: you there?

    4:44:28 PM
    lordsdoing80: tell here i love here and tell her to get well soon

    4:44:46 PM
    lordsdoing80: i love her
    6:21:53 PM
    lordsdoing80: well you dont need to lie to me hun

    6:23:08 PM
    lordsdoing80: i got mails from friends now and it so painful what you did to my personalty. i was told you went to post my pics on facebook that am a scammer that i took your money….

    6:27:45 PM
    lordsdoing80: i know how many times i safe on here from scammers.

    6:29:02 PM
    lordsdoing80: i could remember how many times i let you know when scammer talks to you or even told you to do something…..now you call me myself a scammer.

    6:29:06 PM
    lordsdoing80: so painful

    6:51:45 PM
    lordsdoing80:
    7:16:52 AM
    patriciachavira49: hugs hun, I am so sorry about what sherry did I was in the hospital and came home just now she put all that up on my facebook page I had nothing too do with it omg I never will hurt you like that ever please talk too me please

    7:26:55 AM
    lordsdoing80: Hello

    7:27:24 AM
    lordsdoing80:

    7:27:45 AM
    patriciachavira49: hey

    7:27:54 AM
    patriciachavira49: I just came home this morning

    7:27:56 AM
    lordsdoing80: This has caused alot

    7:28:02 AM
    patriciachavira49: what the hell happened

    7:28:53 AM
    lordsdoing80: Did you saw whats on your facebook wall?

    7:29:11 AM
    patriciachavira49: I was in the hospital all day yesterday

    7:29:18 AM
    patriciachavira49: fuck yes

    7:29:23 AM
    patriciachavira49: and I am pissed

    7:29:58 AM
    patriciachavira49: sherry got on my facebook page and thought she could help me but that is not helping me at all

    7:30:02 AM
    lordsdoing80: All my pics been displayed as a scammer

    7:30:06 AM
    patriciachavira49: I never told her too do that

    7:30:28 AM
    patriciachavira49: yea I seen that omg I am so sorry for this

    7:30:39 AM
    lordsdoing80: So whats the case?

    7:31:19 AM
    lordsdoing80: My image been tanished, and this has caused alot

    7:31:25 AM
    patriciachavira49: she wanted too help me get rid of all the scammers so she did it too everyone I ever talk too

    7:31:40 AM
    lordsdoing80: Now my commander is aware

    7:32:18 AM
    patriciachavira49: grrrrrrrrrr no I did not ever want too get you into something like this

    7:32:32 AM
    patriciachavira49: I could never do that too you

    7:32:36 AM
    lordsdoing80: It pains

    7:33:45 AM
    patriciachavira49: ok mabe I can write something on facebook too clear you name if that helps out any

    7:33:58 AM
    patriciachavira49: and delet the pics on being a scammer

    7:34:05 AM
    lordsdoing80: My friends saw it on fb

    7:34:16 AM
    patriciachavira49: omg so sorry

    7:34:25 AM
    patriciachavira49: I am so pissed at her for doing that

    7:34:30 AM
    lordsdoing80: Never mind

    7:34:46 AM
    lordsdoing80: Just delete the pics

    7:34:53 AM
    patriciachavira49: ok will do
    7:36:52 AM
    lordsdoing80: I felt so bad

    7:37:46 AM
    patriciachavira49: sorry if I am not saying anything at the moment I feel so bad

    7:38:38 AM
    lordsdoing80: Me too

    7:39:18 AM
    patriciachavira49: now I feel like I need too make it up too you

    7:40:04 AM
    lordsdoing80: How?

    7:40:25 AM
    lordsdoing80: Even the agent is scared

    7:41:22 AM
    patriciachavira49: I feel like a fool for trusting her and giving her my house keys and getting my clothes

    7:43:44 AM
    lordsdoing80: So for me to clear my image and show myself to people that am not a scammer, go and send the money and get me home

    7:44:23 AM
    patriciachavira49: ok

    7:44:24 AM
    lordsdoing80: I think thats the only thing that can get me out of this shit

    7:44:35 AM
    patriciachavira49: yea

    7:45:12 AM
    lordsdoing80: I was crying over night

    7:45:17 AM
    patriciachavira49: is it possible for me too see you military address or are you not wanting too give it too me

    7:45:23 AM
    patriciachavira49: awwwwwwwwww

    7:45:54 AM
    lordsdoing80: What do you need that for?

    7:46:27 AM
    lordsdoing80: For me to know it wasnt really you, get me home

    7:46:46 AM
    patriciachavira49: scott

    7:47:12 AM
    lordsdoing80: And how did she got my pics and the ako address i sent to you

    7:47:18 AM
    patriciachavira49: ok for me just show me I can’t use it anyways

    7:47:43 AM
    lordsdoing80: Even the colonel was contacted.

    7:47:44 AM
    patriciachavira49: she got on my notebook

    7:49:40 AM
    patriciachavira49: she got on my messenger and it took her too my emails cause it saved my password

    7:49:59 AM
    lordsdoing80: Hold

    7:50:28 AM
    lordsdoing80: How did she got the agents name and address?

    7:50:43 AM
    patriciachavira49: it was in my email

    7:50:54 AM
    patriciachavira49: that you sent me

    7:51:05 AM
    lordsdoing80: Oh ok

    7:52:03 AM
    lordsdoing80: Well have made up my mind not to talk to you again. My dignity has been damaged

    7:52:30 AM
    patriciachavira49: what !!!!!

    7:52:34 AM
    patriciachavira49: no wait
    7:52:34 AM
    lordsdoing80: Its really driving me crazy

    7:53:08 AM
    patriciachavira49: it is driving me crazy too

    7:53:22 AM
    patriciachavira49: hun I love you don’t do this too me

    7:53:25 AM
    lordsdoing80: The only way i can be out of this mess is if you get me home

    7:53:38 AM
    patriciachavira49: ok ok

    7:54:03 AM
    patriciachavira49: I will go this morning

    7:54:12 AM
    lordsdoing80: I love you too

    7:54:34 AM
    lordsdoing80: To do what?

    7:54:45 AM
    patriciachavira49: send the money

    7:54:59 AM
    patriciachavira49: you want too clear you name

    7:55:34 AM
    lordsdoing80: Pls hold the money. Am not after your money

    7:55:58 AM
    lordsdoing80: My heart been broken

    7:56:40 AM
    patriciachavira49: ok will hold it so sorry for all of this

    7:57:08 AM
    lordsdoing80: I showed you love

    7:57:16 AM
    patriciachavira49: now I feel really bad just don’t break mine too from all of this

    7:57:24 AM
    patriciachavira49: yes you did

    7:57:36 AM
    lordsdoing80: I even saved you for scammer

    7:57:43 AM
    patriciachavira49: and you trusted me and now this had too happen

    7:58:14 AM
    patriciachavira49: what no

    7:58:31 AM
    lordsdoing80: Did you got my mails?

    7:58:32 AM
    patriciachavira49: you thought I was scamming you

    7:58:41 AM
    patriciachavira49: yes I did

    7:58:54 AM
    patriciachavira49: that is why I had too explain

    7:59:15 AM
    lordsdoing80: I saved you from scammers

    7:59:33 AM
    patriciachavira49: ohh ok now I follow yes you did do that for me

    7:59:34 AM
    lordsdoing80: Explain am all ears

    8:00:40 AM
    patriciachavira49: Humm I did explain this whole time huh ?? now you lost me

    8:01:56 AM
    lordsdoing80: I love you but couldnt believe all this is happening to us

    8:03:05 AM
    patriciachavira49: I know I know couldn’t believe she would ever do something like this too me or us I thought she liked you

    8:03:18 AM
    patriciachavira49: she lied too me

    8:03:39 AM
    lordsdoing80: What did she say to you

    8:04:22 AM
    patriciachavira49: she told me what she did after she came back from bring my clothes and I got so pissed and yelled at her for do it

    8:05:22 AM
    lordsdoing80: How will i know if its not you

    8:06:17 AM
    lordsdoing80: All this shit is driven me wild

    8:07:00 AM
    patriciachavira49: hun I know now it will be hard too trust me again and it was not me who did it

    8:07:06 AM
    lordsdoing80: Am really sad pat

    8:07:29 AM
    lordsdoing80: Whats the time there?

    8:07:43 AM
    patriciachavira49: i understand and you should be sad cause it is sad

    8:07:53 AM
    patriciachavira49: 8:07 am

    8:09:09 AM
    patriciachavira49: I would never hurt you like that not like this belive me I love you with all my heart and soul could never hurt the one I love

    8:09:49 AM
    patriciachavira49: hurting you is hurting me

    8:10:17 AM
    patriciachavira49: and am crying that all this is hurting you

    8:10:31 AM
    lordsdoing80: So whats the solution?

    8:11:10 AM
    lordsdoing80: Everything is confusing

    8:11:27 AM
    patriciachavira49: yes for me too

    8:12:46 AM
    patriciachavira49: you told me the solution too get you home but you wanted me too hold the money so now I am asking you what is the next step on all this not sure what you want me too do

    8:14:27 AM
    lordsdoing80: How much did you have now?

    8:15:11 AM
    patriciachavira49: 800 bucks

    8:15:50 AM
    patriciachavira49: but I can hold it too make more so I can send it all at once

    8:16:07 AM
    patriciachavira49: because you need 1400

    8:17:13 AM
    lordsdoing80: Go and send that now, so i will know its not you

    8:17:49 AM
    lordsdoing80: So you can send the rest later

    8:18:06 AM
    patriciachavira49: ok

    8:19:05 AM
    lordsdoing80: When are you going there

    8:19:52 AM
    patriciachavira49: after I talk with you don’t want too stop taking too you I need you right now

    8:20:00 AM
    patriciachavira49: we need each other now

    8:20:13 AM
    lordsdoing80: Need to go now, my colonel needs me

    8:20:28 AM
    patriciachavira49: ok

    8:20:50 AM
    lordsdoing80: Yes we need each other

    8:21:37 AM
    lordsdoing80: I will be back here in 2hrs

    humm, he did not ever give me his military address, this is how our conversation’s go’s too get an Idea

  244. HEY LADIES,,

    FYI, LOOK OUT FOR “GENERAL/MAJOR BRIAN GENTHE”. (SUPPOSELY IN AFGHANISTAN) AND FROM LA. CALIFORINIA. HAS A 15 YEAR OLD SON THAT SUPPOSELY LIVES WITH HIS SISTER IN FLORIDA, LOST HIS WIFE “5” YEARS AGO. HE FOUND ME ON 1 MATE.COM. WHAT I’VE LEARNED ABOUT THESE SCUM BAGS ..THEIR PROFILES ARE IMPRESSIVE AND PROPER ENGLISH AND SPELLING. THEN LATER, YOU RECEIVE CERTAIN EMAILS THAT SOUND EXTREMLY ODD, BAD SPELLING AND THEY MAY SAY SOMETHING LIKE… “HOPE TO READ FROM YOU SOON” (HUH ?)…AND AFTER “A FEW DAYS”…THEY SIGN OFF BY SAYING, “YOUR MAN”… “YOUR BABY”…(WHAT!?) THESE ARE TRULY SCUMS OF THE EARTH!!! I HAD WORKED WITH A YOUNG MAN THAT IS IN THE MILITARY NOW. I’M CERTAINLY GOING TO EMAIL HIM AND ASK HOW I CAN REPORT THESE CREEPS THAT ARE USING SOMEONE’S NAME, AND I HAVE PICS OF SOME (GOOD LOOKING) POOR GUY THAT THIS CREEP IS USING AS WELL. I’M AN HR COOR, AND I FEEL THIS IS “IDENTI-THEFT”! IT HAD STATED ON CERTAIN WEBSITES THAT I GOOGLED.. THE SCUMS ARE ONLY PREYING ON ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE, WELL THAT’S CERTAINLY US!

  245. hey, I’m am Patricia and had 7 to 8 scammers at one time but only got close too one of them and lost 2,000.00 bucks and now I had stop all conversations with them and also turned all of my information I can too JAG and they gave me the website for the FBI ( called IC3). but here are the names of the ones I have had contact with Micheal Burke , David Winn , Edward Ralph , Fred Cody, and a Parker Scot Ramos witch is a real soldier not sure if he is still active or not I do believe that MR. Ramos has a different real name. now I have been close too a Scott Bryan Beaver too and this one is where I lost my money too. the others has asked but have not or will not send any money to them. but I thought of tell someone about these names just too make sure these guys have had there Identity’s stolen while serving in active duty. or if they are among the fallin and I hope not I pray that they are alright. or even if these names exists hopefully someone can help me on this thanks again Patricia

  246. When I was “hit on” by scammers using military photos, I reported them for theft of the actual military members’ photos. My profiles all have my military photos (I’m enlisted). I’ve been “hit on” by a retired 3-Star Army General (of all things!). I have also tried to alert the victims to let them know their photos have been used by scammers to hit on women for money. I also lambast the scammers themselves. One thing I insist on is they give me their *.mil e-mail address. This article is right on. I would argue the “no bases in the UK”, but I realized the bases we have are actually RAF bases (I’m US Air Force about to retire), so yes, it is correct to say we have no American bases in the UK. One guy who I called out retorted with “He’s my hero”. Yeah, right. If that person is your hero, make a page to honour that person-don’t use his photo to hit on women to scam them.

  247. Has anyone come across Capt Diemel Bosman US army working on deployment with UN based in Karachi. His email address is diemelbosman@yahoo.com
    He got me to write to the army admin and like a fool i did and sent scanned document as proof of ID and have paid lot of money

    • @Fake Anonn why are you using my name first of all and why does your post sound so suspect you type like a scammer…………He got me to write to the army admin and like a fool i did and sent scanned document as proof of ID and have paid lot of money

      Use a different Name I do NOT want to be confused with a suspected scammer here I am here to help people NOT to try to shoot them a line of bullshit like you did clever you even left an email address nice try Scammer… THANKS

      Signed the REAL Anonn

    • To Annon,

      Sorry it wasn’t meant to upset you. I am asking honestly but I did not want to use my own name. I really am very sorry if it has offended you.

      • @ KD My Apologies I thought maybe you were a scammer because MANY of them troll this site searching for ways to become better BEGGARS I am sorry you lost Money but ANYONE that finds you on any social site claims to be military and asks you for ANY type of help is a SCAMMER the Military takes care of its own so no matter how many fake documents you are sent until you see da face of the same soldier or sailor on an interactive webcam chat it could be anyone and most times it is a scammer DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE you do NOT know for ANY reason.Anonn

    • Eu sou brasileira e encontrei o suposto capitão Diemel Bosman no Badoo, nos conhecemos há alguns dias, mas como já tinha me deparado com um outro golpista do UK – [CHILLY JOHNSON ou Karl Reid ou Patrick, …] vim pesquisar e para minha surpresa, BINGO! mais um golpista! Ainda não me pediu dinheiro, apenas estamos nos conhecendo, mas a história é semelhante a de outras mulheres= sem família, um filho de 10 anos, divorciado porque a mulher se tornou dependente química, nascido em Daytona, adotado por uma família do UK , mora em Manchester, mas atualmente está numa força de paz da ONU no paquistão , e em breve se aposentará. Tenho fotos , se quiser posso envia-las. Obrigada , muito obrigada pelo alerta!

  248. Ok Ladies! Watch out for this one…. JEFF HEWITT or AKA Lionel Jackson jeff4460@hotmail.com IP Address: 65.55.92.168

    Located in Redmond. USA.

    Another E6 Seargent. Claims to be in Afghanstan, Wife died two years ago from appendix cancer. named mary bartlet. Was born in Albury NSW Aus. but relocated to America. Claims 29 years in the US Army 48 Years old. Photo of him in New Orleans and in army unifom with goats and one of his house with the sistine chapel picture of Adam and god on his wall. Very convicing and smooth. Lots of poetry. But knew nothing about australia and says he will be retiring in two months and it will be held in washington but did not know where or when. Retirement ceremonies are held at the end of each month in fort myer. Which he did not know. I questioned if he knew how much his backpack weighed, this is something they should know he had no idea.
    I say:
    Oh thats ok…
    Do you have a conscience? Because people go to hell for what you are doing. I am aware of your scam. In fact there are many websites on you! Do you want to apologise to me?
    jeff Hewitt says:
    What are you saying my dear?
    I say:
    I dont need to explain, you know.
    jeff Hewitt says:
    And what do you mean my dear
    Explain
    I say:
    Ill send you a link pretty sure you will get the gist…
    http://militarygear.com/asp/2010/01/15/anatomy-of-a-military-dating-scam/

    You can spin some shit…
    google is awesome.
    There are lot of holes in your stories.
    jeff Hewitt says:
    Not holes my dear am not what are thinking now ok
    No problem if you say so but i will like us to stop contact and when am in USA then i will contact you ok
    I say:
    Guilty hey…
    I know you are in redmond
    jeff Hewitt says:
    Ok everything you say ok

    • @ Karen you are right on the money this is definitely a SCAMMER but hes using a proxy talking like that hes in African and hes in Africa ……….jeff Hewitt says:
      Not holes my dear am not what are thinking now ok
      No problem if you say so but i will like us to stop contact and when am in USA then i will contact you ok

      he seems to be very uneducated based on how he types also so NO hes NOT in the US Nor is he Military good job

      Anonn

  249. HI EVERYONE,

    I KNOW THAT THIS JOHN BULLARD JR. IS A SCAMMER FROM EITHER NIGERIA OR GHANA. I ASKED HIM TO SHOW HIMSELF ON THE WEB CAM BUT HIS EXCUSES WERE HE CANNOT DO IT FOR SECURITY REASONS. HMMM, I HEARD AND READ THIS EXCUSES MANY, MANY TIMES HERE IN THIS SITE. LOL.. WHAT A JERK. I READ MR BULLARD’S ACCOMPLISHEMENT AND ITS SO AMAZING. WE HAVE TO TELL HIM THAT HIS NAME IS BEING USE IN VAIN BY THIS SCUMMERS.

    ANNE J.

  250. HI LADIES,

    DOES ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT BREGADIER GEN. JOHN W. BULLARD JR.? I MET HIM ON NETLOG SITE. HE SAID HE LIKES ME RIGHT AWAY AN HOUR AFTER WE CHATTED. HE HAS AN 8 YR OLD SON. HIS EX WIFE IS TAKING CARE OF HIS SON WHILE HE IS IN THE KABUL FOR PEACE KEEPING. I ASKED HIM WHAT BRANCH IN THE MILITARY HE IS IN. HIS ANSWER AT FIRST WAS IN THE ARMY. THEN LATER ON I ASKED HIM AGAIN AND HE SAID HE IS IN THE AIR FORCE. HE SAID THEY ARE IN THE SAME CAMP? LOL!! TWO CONFLICTING ANSWERS, LOL.. AND CAN THEY MAKE A PHONE CALLS TO US CIVILIANS? DO THEY HAVE PHONES THERE? BECAUSE I ASKED HIM TO CALL ME BUT HE SAID HE CANT CALL ME. HE SAID THEY DONT HAVE REGULAR PHONES THERE. THEY ONLY USE RADIO PHONES. IS THAT TRUE? AND LISTEN TO THIS HE SAID HE HAS BUSINESS PROPOSAL FOR ME AND HE WILL TELL ME ON OUR NEXT CHAT, LOL!! I THINK HE IS GOING TO ASK ME FOR MONEY.. WELL, HE IS NOT GONNA GET IT FROM ME. I LEARNED MY LESSON. AND I THANK GOD FOR THIS SITE. I WILL LET YOU KNOW ON OUR NEXT CHAT. I WILL PLAY HIS GAMES FOR A WHILE THEN I WILL DROP THE BOMB ON HIM LOL!! TAKE CARE GIRLS..

    ANNE J.

  251. I got a phone call from CapitalCargoCourier@hotmail.com today at 7:48 a.m. David Vincent saying the income tax receipt of $70,000.00 has to be paid in Ghana.
    In order to get the box out of Spain:includes 10>5 million dolars. David# is 447835786923(Ukraine to Canada)
    HELP ME GET MY MOM’S RETIREMENT MONEY BACK, PLEASE????
    1-306-236-6981

  252. OMG, NO, Please…I am from Canada and just found out about this….I sent $790 USD by Western Union to a M3 Sat Department so that Capt. Wayne Butterfield and I can talk on the phone. We are still speaking by msn and waiting for the connection. Am I being scammed, please no, I feel in love with this man. OMG, I am so broken hearted. Who can I contact to verify.

    • For Rachel Green: I do believe that was a scam. Military men do not need money for communications or for any other reason from civilians. Check with Sgt Robert McLaughlin on 101.Date Fake Soldiers if you want but he posts everything on there you need to know for free. You can check with Military.Law.com also for a fee on any military question you need to know. Our Military men do not ask for money from civilians. Good luck to you.

      • To Margaret Rodgers: Thank you for your kind respond. Unfortunately, I am a victim of fraud and have lost the money. I did make a report with the police and they very helpful. Also made a report with match.com and he is no longer on the site but who’s to say he does not go under a different name and picture. I was unsuccessful trying to get a hold of Western Union to cancel the transaction. They did not answer the telephone, so I emailed them and they responded 2 days later. I also called and emailed the Canadian Army but also without success. It is sad that these unselfish losers would pose as our great soldiers. But on a good note, I received 2 more messages on a dating site from soldiers who are also scammers and reported them. I do wish though that I could contact the real soldier and let him know that his photo is being used to scam women. And also I must admit, that I personally would like to meet the soldier on the photo but that’s wishing upon a star on my part. Anywhoo, tks again.

  253. I have met who I thought was an honest man in the military, guess what? He is using the name Mike Brooks and his email is Mike_Brooks2013@yahoo.com. Well he thought he could charm me and he did for a moment, until I did a little searching of my own and this is what I found.

    My name is Mike Brooks.I was born on the 09 of September, 1956 at Baptist Hospital of Florida. I started A & A Children Academy at 6 and later on continued from Calvary Baptist Church Schools. I was very playful at school and it affected my academic works. I joined the Military academy at the age of 18 I was in the boarding school so my parents visit me once in a while. I didn’t spend much time at home. My mom was a head teacher and dad was in the medical field.
    I fought in the Gulf war in 1990 to 1991. The gulf war was fought to liberate Kuwait from autocratic rule of the late Saddam. I had a pretty bad experience.
    I am an E-6 Staff Sergeant (SSG). I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Sergeant First Class. I am the leader of my squad. I am a non commission officer and I work in the junior management of the military.
    When back to the States, I found out that my ex betrayed my love by going in for another man. She cost me a lost. She misused my properties so I paid her off.
    I will be home in 3 months. Actually, we are not allowed to communicate with outsiders because of security reasons but I need a woman for myself. A woman that will be there for me and I will be there for her too. I will not be able to call you because we are not allowed to communicate with outsiders on phone. Everything is monitored.

    This was used by other so called men in the military, using different names and ranks, different DOB’s and different home states.

    I am so thankful for the internet, because you could find any info on anyone to see if it is true. I was fortunate to pick up on this and I hope other woman are smart and take advantage of the internet also, believe it is your friend and it will find those nasty scammers.

    I have since deleted any and all information of this person from my computer.

  254. Ladies as well as Gents Please PAY ATTENTION

    Real Us Service members will NOT need your Money for any reason they have access to their own accounts at all times yes even in the war zone there will be no freeze on their accounts for ANY reason
    Real Service members will NOT Beg a stranger for money for ANY reason
    Yes they can use a webcam even if they are special ops
    Real Us Service members will understand things like Mos AAfes or Les and SGLI Scammers will NOT
    Real Service Members will NOT be on any site soliciting you for any dates many have families and have no time for Facebook or any other sites NONE Many do NOT and will NOT Post Pics anywhere due to them being stolen by scammers and used to scam Men and Women out of Money
    Many Us Service members are No Longer in Iraq
    All Service members ARE allowed to receive mail and care packages scammers will say different
    All US Military members have a military email account and they may use it when they want scammers will say different because they are frauds
    US Military does NOT and will not use free email accounts of any kind they also do NOT Use Western Union or Moneygram for any reason
    Any Us Service member that asks you for Money for any reason is A FRAUD A SCAMMER plain and simple
    The US Military takes care of its own
    Scammers hate being asked questions they cannot answer

    Always insist after the first email to see their military id as well as their state id card or drivers license and no photoshopped crap and not the same pic the scammer sent you to begin with because the scammer will NOT be able to produce a id card pic as State Id cards cannot be photoshopped if they are its not hard to tell
    for instance if the scammer sends you a pic of the soldier or sialor they are impersonating the pic thats on the state Id should not be the same pic of the soldier or sailor in uniform PAY attention always

    pay attention to their grammer they always have spelling errors they NEVER type nor speak like Americans also insist that you hear their voice they cannot hide their accents

    US Military will not be in a place like Nigeria nor Ghana Watch the news There Is no base in Nigeria not even tents NONE

    Diplomats or anyone in the US supposedly collecting money for the service member SCAM

    Bottom Line REAL US Service Members Or Military members Period will NOT need your Money for any reason

    ALL Real Military Members have a Military email account ending in .Mil anything beyond .Mil is a FRAUD

    US Military does NOT use free email accounts nor do they Use Western Union or Moneygram BUT Scammers do.

    Leave these Scammers and their sorry asses and their life and sob stories with absolutely NOTHING…

    And stay on your toes because after troops withdraw from Afghan these scammers will come up with other lies and sob stories but stay vigilant NEVER send money to anyone you do not know even charities as many of them are scams as well.
    Reply
    Anonn

    Example of an email I received from a scammer impersonating a Marine until I called him on his BS this is just an example of the silly type of crap they will type…

    Thanks you so much for the mail you sent me on tagged,well I am a down to earth person even if the marines thought us to be tough and strong,I have had a really straight life until now that I realise that I don’t have anybody to call my own family,I have never been married and I lost my dad two years ago,I also have a 63 years old mother who is my only source of joy.I just realised I wasted my life and I should have looked for you earlier in life..I will love to know more about you and I hope I will hear from you soon..Love Thomas

  255. HI LADIES,

    HAS ANY ONE HEARD THE NAME JONNY PRETZER? OR KELLY PRETZER? HE IS IN THE AIR FORCE. HE IS STATIONED IN IRAQ.

    • 2 ANNA J ALL US Military are NO Longer in Iraq so this is a scammer who only wishes he were in the Air Force but if he insists hes US Military stationed in Iraq still DEMAND he get on webcam for an interactive chat for one hour or more tell him to prove who he is any excuses as to why he cant show himself scammer also ask him to email you from his military email account should end in.mil anything beyond .mil is a FRAUD if he has issues with that ask him for his Military email address in Iraq and google it tell him you want to see him on cam in Uniform and in street clothes one HOUR or more they can use the webcam but remember US Military will not need your money nor assistance for anything.Anonn

  256. sergeant tim walz has been contacting me. wants £5000 to release retirement money. Fake?

  257. Jeff Smith Harris ; Davidson Mark ; Gonzales Ricardo ;
    here are a few more to watch for ! the 1st is calm and only hints for money , the 2nd says to contact the 3rd for permission and information to pay for his communication . needless to say , i dont believe in sending money to any one i dont know…. red flags hit me when they wanted large fees and wanted the money within 48 hours or the offer will be null and void !
    please , be careful and guard ur hearts !

  258. Please help…I believe I am trying to be scammed. He says his name is CSM James D Watson, Camp Phoenix, Afghantisan. He is telling me that he has 1.4 million in stocks here in the states that he is going to lose if he can’t get back to the states. He ask me to send General Stanley A McChrystal, Multi-National Corps, Afghanistan, Public Affairs Office, Camp Phoenix APO AE 09342 an email requesting leaving for him. He told me that I would need to pay for his airfare here, but it would be refunded once he was here. He says he has a son in England named Kevin, and his wife died of breast cancer. He has ask me to send money to his son in England, which of course I didn’t. He has ask me to buy a cell phone and send it to him, which I didn’t. The e-mail address for Gen. Stanley McChrystal was Gen.Stanley@armymail.com
    I’m assuming I’m trying to be scammed…what do you think?

    • @ Regina yes you are correct you are being scammed YOU CANNOT request leave for a real Military member and it does NOT have to be paid for tell this lying beggar to get a JOB you are not his bank demand that this lying leech show himself to you on webcam for 1 hour it wont happen ……….also you typed this…………..He told me that I would need to pay for his airfare here, but it would be refunded once he was here.

      That is a crock of BULLSHIT he is an ugly african and he cannot get pout of Africa unless he has a Visa and an invite to the US leave does NOT have to be paid for EVER
      What you do is tell him to send you the money for his ticket or send you a deposit also tell him to guarantee repayment to send you a copy of his most recent LES trust me he will have no clue what that is tell this lying beggar to go fuck himself and GET A JOB and stop begging you for money this is happening way to often LADIES PLEASE READ THIS

      NO real Military member will EVER find you on any social site and beg you for money or ask you to apply for their leave The Military takes care of its own and they will NOT need your help for ANY reason.Anonn

    • . He has ask me to send money to his son in England, which of course I didn’t. He has ask me to buy a cell phone and send it to him, which I didn’t. =SCAMMER

  259. This is Courtesy of a REAL US Military Member…….Thanks Jerry.

    Ladies, ladies, ladies………..

    It does not cost us ANYTHING to go on leave and with the Army cutting back to 9 months on a deployment, we don’t get leaves anymore during our time over here. If he is on a perm base over here his leave is FREE!! We fly military air wherever we go for FREE! There is no paper work that a civilian can fill out ot get us a leave. When we have emergencies we go on emergency leave which is FREE. We have DSN phone lines so all our calls to the states are FREE!! We also have MWR’s which also see to it we can keep in contact with our people back home for FREE. If you see the point I’m trying to make, there is NO reason whatsover that a service person should need you to send them money. I know some of you think you have found the love of your life but it breaks our hearts over here knowing they are using our pics to do it. I’m sorry if you have fallen for one of these AS$&*oles.
    I know this for a fact as my wife found a picture of me in Iraq on one of these sites and the guy wasn’t even using my name.

    • i have been chatting to some one in un he is a grand marshal micha nelson 19-0b4{pl93-un-579 he has got very upset with me saying he is not a scammer hr has never asked me for money i dont know what to do pls help

      • Scammer have already proven this to you based on the Name he is using TELL HIM TO GET ON WEBCAM FOR A INTERACTIVE CHAT FOR ONE HOUR OR MORE TO PROVE TO YOU WHO HE IS Now you know what to do and if he asks for any type of assistance or to send you ANYTHING or wants to retire soon and come live with you guess what SCAMMER havent you read anything I have typed responding to you?Anonn

  260. TO MARGARET RODGERS

    HI, IF YOU EMAILED ME AT GLITTER4@YAHOO THAT WAS INCORRECT. ITS SUPPOSED TO BE GLITTER4 AT YMAIL.COM. IM SORRY I AM USED TO USING THE YAHOO AND I AM NEW TO YMAIL. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON ABOUT CHRISTOPHER/CHRISTIAN WALLS

    ANNE M.

  261. The Common Scammer Red Flags

    Profile picture looks professionally done
    Height/weight is not proportional -e.g. 6’ and 95 lbs
    Claim to be Native American or some other ethnicity when the photo is Caucasian
    Claim to be older/younger than the photo looks
    Grammar is not consistent with how Americans speak, French speak etc.
    Profile seems cut and pasted
    Spelling is atrocious, they are notorious for using “i” instead of “I”
    Their full name is two first names – John Michele, Florence Francis, Shawn David
    They typically claim to be from the US (or your local region) but they are overseas, or going overseas mainly to Nigeria, sometimes the UK for business or family matters
    A majority of them claim to have lost a spouse/child/parent in a horrific traffic accident or airplane accident or any of the above are sick or in the hospital
    The details they give you in email/IM are often different that what was stated in the profile
    Their profile seems to disappear off the website immediately after conversation begin

    Scammers can be clever with their words, usually the text of the message is cut and pasted or they can be sloppy in their text as the email below shows. The email is an example of “scammer grammar” the misspelled words, and the short abbreviations of words

  262. I have been talking to a guy i met on imesh/bearshare named Captain James David / captainjames70@yahoo.com. Just wanted to know if anyone talk to this guy too. I think he’s a scammer but im not 100% sure.

    • @ Lil G this is a scammer you are correct the name says it all they are such morons if he found you on Any social network and you have NOT seen him on cam for an interactive chat face to face then he could be anyone even a woman you need to remember that US Military does NOT need you assistance for any reason Military takes care of its own so if he asks you for anything or asks you for assistance he is a scammer DO NOT share any personal information with him NOT even your Name.Anonn

    • AT MARGARET RODGERS, THAT IS THE SAME PERSON THAT POSING AS WALSHCHRISTIAN10. HE IS THE ONE THAT IS USING SIGMUND WITT’S PICTURE LOOK AT THE WALL OF SHAME YOU WILL SEE HIM THERE. HE IS POSING AS MICHAEL WITT, CHRISTOPHER WALSH WITT, SGT G. WITT IN IRAQ, RICK PREZE WITT AND IM PRETTY SURE THAT HE HAS MORE NAME TO USE TO SCAM MORE PEOPLE. HE HAS BEEN SCAMMING ME FOR A WHILE NOW. AND EVERY TIME I APPROACH HE NEVER CONFESS AND HIS STORIES ARE NOT ALL THE SAME. I SENT HIM A TOTAL OF $130.00 FOR HIS SO CALLED SON THAT WAS THE CHOLERA DISSEAS. I WAS SO LEARY ABOUT HIM THAT I DIDNT SEND ANYMORE MONEY. HE’S BEEN BUGGING ME WITH MONEY BUT I NEVER SEND HIM A DIME ANYMORE. OF COURSE I AM VERY MUCH INLOVE WITH THE MAN IN THE PICTURES HE SENT AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS HIM, THAT I DIDNT SEE THAT. I SUSPECTED AND DOUBTED HIM BUT I KEEP GIVING HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. HE SAID THAT HE GOT ROBBED AND STABBED IN GHANA. AND HE’S BEEN ASKING ME FOR $200.00 BUT I NEVER SEND IT TO HIM. I WILL NEVER EVER SEND HIM MONEY OR TO ANYONE THAT I HAVENT MET ON THE WEBCAM I LEARNED MY LESSON IN A HARD WAY. HE STILL IN CONTACT WITH ME, BUT I GET ON TO HIM RIGHT AWAY THAT HE WOULD SIGNED OUT CUZ HE KNOWS I KNOW A LOT OF BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM AND THE OTHER PEOPLE NOW. THANKS TO THIS SITE. MARGARET IF YOU WANT TO COMPARE PICTURES AND NOTES, PLS CONTACT ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH.. FROM ANNE M.

    • HI MARGARET RODGERS, WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT HE IS STILL CONTACTING ME AND DEMANDING FOR $200 TO PAY HIS HOSPITAL BILLS SO HE CAN COME HOME TO ME. BUT I HAVE NOT AND WOULD I EVER SEND HIM THE MONEY ANY MORE, NOPE. AND I TOLD HIM THAT I HAVE BEEN SICK AND THERE’S NO INCOME COMING, IF HE IS A REAL AMERICAN, HE WOULD HAVE TELL ME TO USE MY SICK DAYS AND MY LONG TERM DISSABILITY TO GET PAID, BUT HE NEVER DID, AND HE STILL ASKING ME FOR MONEY. HE TOLD ME LAST NIGHT THAT HE WILL PRAY TO GOD FOR SOMEONE TO HELP HIM. I ASKED HIM WHO YOU WERE. AND HE SAID HE DOESNT KNOW YOU. HE SAID WHY AM I TREATING HIM BADLY WHEN I KNOW THAT HE IS SICK. AND ASKING HIM QUESTIONS ABOUT PEOPLE HE DOESNT KNOW. AND THAT I ALWAYS MAKE HIM FEEL BAD AND SAID. HE SAID THAT I AM A SELFISH WOMAN CUZ I WOULDNT WANT TO HELP HIM OUT. HE SAID THAT ALL I THINK OF IS MY SELF. I TOLD HIM TO REALLY LIVE ME ALONE. AND STOP CONTACTING ME, BUT HE NEVER DID. HE WONT STOP ASKING ME MONEY UNTIL I GIVE IN. HAS HE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH YOU? DID HE ASK YOU FOR MONEY? DID HE TELL YOU ABOUT HIS SON MICHAEL AND DAVID SARPONG STORIES? PLS EMAIL ME TO MY NEW EMAIL ADDRESS AND LET’S COMPARE NOTES. WE HAVE TO GET THIS MAN TO STOP USING OTHER WOMEN FOR MONEY. MY OTHER EMAIL ADDRESS IS GLITTERING2 AT YMAIL.COM. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON MARGARET. THANK YOU.. ANNE M.

  263. CJ – i just read a letter to you above from Anne M dated 1-3-12. She is speaking of a man going by the name of Christopher Walsh. My heart is pounding right now as I believe I have been corresponding possibly with the same man. Only he has used the name Christian Walsh to me. I have been chatting and emailing with him since early August 2011. He proclaims love for me and states he is in construction work in a Supervisory position in Lagos, Nigeria, and states he is from London. I have doubted him somewhat, only because once he asked for help with some “goods” as he put it, with having them sent to me and wanting me to forward the goods to somewhere, but he never gave me the destination because I told him his request did not make sense. I began at that moment, suspecting he was a scammer. He did stop asking for any further help in this way. I have thought something odd this last week or so as his chats have almost completely stopped. I sent a message asking why I have not heard from him and I have only received two short messages, both on 1-6-12, saying Happy New Year and responding saying , “yes I think of you”, which I find very strange. It’s the shortness of the message, which is odd. Maybe this is the same man, I don’t know for sure, but felt I should report this. If he is not a scammer, which I am beginning to think even more now he is, then he is a two-timer, if it is the same person.

    • HI MARGARET RODGERS

      HOW ARE YOU? I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF WE COULD CHAT ABOUT CHRISTIAN WALSH. HE IS STILL KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH ME. HE HAS BEEN ASKING MONEY AND I AM NOT GOING TO SEND HIM ANYMORE MONEY. DID HE TELL YOU NOT TO TALK TO ME OR TO ANYBODY ABOUT HIM? HE TOLD ME THE SAME THING ALSO. THERE IS THIS SCAMMER POSING LIKE THE REAL MAN ON THOSE PICTURES HE SENT YOU. AND IT WAS HIM ALSO. BUT THEN HE DENIED IT HE SAID, THAT WASNT HIM. HE IS A LIAR AND A SCAMMER. PLEASE DONT LISTEN TO HIM. HE IS A LIAR. HE GOT MAD AT ME BEC I QUESTION HIM ABOUT YOU AND THE OTHER WOMEN AND HE SAID THAT I HAVE A BIG MOUTH. THEN I TOLD HIM THAT HE IS A SCAMMER FROM NIGERIA THEN I LOGGED OUT. WE STARTED CHATTING SINCE AUG 2011. HE WAS SO NICE AND SWEET TO ME. I HAVE BEEN IGNORING HIS EMAIL AND MESSENGER. AND STILL BEGGING FOR ME TO TALK TO HIM AND SEND HIM MONEY FOR HIS MEDS. PLEASE RESPOND TO ME MARGARET AND LET’S COMPARE PICTURES.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH

      FROM ANNE M.

  264. Hi my name is Rosemarie and have just been scammed by a SGT MICHAEL PEDERSEN supposedly based in CAMP DWYER AFGHAN. I must admit I was so taken in by him and I call it mental cruelty. How he wanted to look after me and even get married ,he even sent photos of himself. I am 64yrs old a widow from North Wales the uk .been chatting then I asked him if I could send him mail he said they could’nt receive any .I found this site when I typed in his name and the only SGT MICHAEL PEDERSEN that came up was killed in 2006. He came on chat today and asked for £300to get him leave from afghan luckily my son was quick to respond to all this and he found out the person I had been chatting to was actually in SUNNYVALE CALIFORNIA and even got his address up . All the things he talked about and us getting to be family and him moving here to Wales . I fell for it because he said he 46 and i asked him why pick on me. I met him on the Flirt dating site SO BEWARE.

  265. Has anyone been contacted by Sgt.Johhny Washburn from Match.com? I’ve been communicating with him for a week. He has poured out the love. Sent a picture of him in a uniform but it looked suspect. I’m planning to ask him for his .mil email address tomorrow.

    • @Kathleen, He is a scammer if he cannot provide you with a military email. I met Captain Wayne Sheen Butterfield or Captain Wayne Butterfield Sheen on match.com. There are ALOT of them scammers on this online dating website. I also met some on Lavalife.com…I play there game for a bit and then I report them. I was a victim of fraud and am now mad that these losers use our soldiers to scam women. I am from Canada and it is happening here too. So, please DO NOT send any money. They do not need it as soldiers are supplied with everything they need. They are well taken care of. If we work together, we may be able to stop them or at least get the word out about these scums.

  266. Same Scammer using a different Name beware they are trying a new scam since the military love scam is widely known about here in the US…..

    Hello my good friend ,

    I am Colonel Brian Dennison Kent, an officer of the U.S Army. I just moved to Afghanistan from Iraq as one of the last batch that just left and have some items I will need to ship to you.Can you be trusted? we thank you guys for your prayers . I will only highlight you more on this transaction as soon as i hear from you.please signify your interest by replying to my private email.with your name and mobile number to (colbrian22@gmail.com)
    you can view this link to understand more,
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16192105

    Thanks
    Respectfully,
    Col Brian Dennison Kent
    United States Marine Corps. Kabul

  267. Kate also remember they are suchIdiots that they do not know how to use common American Names they will mix them together like this moron did show me one Randy Steve in the US I will wait and anyone who finds you on any social site claiming to be Military and then begs you for money for any reason is a scammer REAL military members have no time for this type of bs but african scammers do they have all day and night to lie steal and begg and make up assinine stories to get what they want from strangers.

  268. I questioned Major Randy Steve about being a scammer and not feeling comfortable sending money to him. He said he promised himself he wasn’t going to argue with me about money and said if I’m not comfortable sending money not to worry about sending it. He was more upset that I wasn’t trusting him and that I feel he is planning to take my money and I will never hear from him again or meet him. Do scammers work this way?

  269. I have been talking with Major Randy Steve from the Air Force for a couple of months. Right after we started talking he requested a personal leave so we could meet. He was stationed in Cuba but was deployed to Uganda right after we started talking. He said the 2 month personal leave would be expensive, thousands of dollars which he paid himself. He however needed help with the air fare home. He said the Air Force wouldn’t pay air fare since he requested the leave. Once the leave was granted, he was told by his commander that he needed to find a replacement and there is a $1000.00 fee for the Air Force finding a replacement for him. I’ve sent him money to help with air fare and the replacement fee. Is this all true. He too lost his wife suddenly, has 2 teenage children. I was told his commander would help with the replacement fee. Since Randy is on leave he isn’t receiving any money, doesn’t have a job. Please help me understand all this. I have pictures of him too. We started talking on facebook. He has a yahoo address.

    • @ Kate YES he is a scammer and this is a scam he is a LIAR Military leave does NOT have to be paid for he is begging you for more money because you have sent money and he probably works with a group so he didnt get to keep very much of the money and the two month leave thing is a crock of bullshit plain and simple and you are right NOT to trust him he is lying Military Members have money that they can access from ANYWHERE in the world flip the script on him and ask him to send you money for an emergency see how fast he drops you because he is a scammer he has NO MONEY also please do not send money to anyone you DO NOT know EVER nor to anyone you have NEVER seen FACE TO FACE

      DO NOT send anymore money delete and block this lying beggar he is a scammer and this is a scam you will NEVER see him because he is an ugly lying begging African who would need you to send him an invite to the US in order to get out of Africa

      go to scamwarners.com and romancescam.com for support and like I have said cut him off he will continue to beg since you sent money once his feeling hurt that you dont trust him is an act they do this often tell him to get on cam and prove to you who he is to show you on webcam for 1 hour he wont he will find an excuse they always do let it go you have been warned Anonn

  270. @ Anne M are you BRAIN DEAD they are the same person SCAMMERS there is no what if why would any US Military member be doing in a Hospital in Ghana the US Military takes care of its own no wonder CJ is NOT answering you because you are in serious DENIAL you actually think this fool is real and you have NEVER seen him the US Military takes care of its own I seriously doubt if any ill or injured US Military member would be in a Hospital in Ghana he is in Ghana because thats where he lives get it HE IS AN AFRICAN how much more proof do you need???????

    ANNE M.
    01/03/2012 at 6:18 pm

    HI CJ,
    THIS DAVID SARPONG FROM ACCRA GHANA TEXTED ME THAT CHRISTOPHER WALSH OR SIGMUND BURB WITT WAS ROBBED AND STUBBED ON DEC 24TH IN GHANA. HE WENT THERE TO PICK UP HIS ADOPTED SON MICHAEL THEN THEY’LL BE GOING HOME HERE IN FLORIDA. THREE DAYS BEFORE THAT CHRISTOPHER TEXTED ME SAID THAT HE CANNOT TALK TO ME ON THE PHONE BEC DAVID SARPONG HASNT PAID HIS PHONE YET. THEN TWO DAYS AFTER, DAVID SARPONG CALLED ME AND SAID THAT CHRISTOPHER NEED BLOOD TRANSFUSION. AND I NEED TO SEND $159.00 TO BUY THE BLOOD. HE TOLD ME ALL OF THIS THROUGH TEXT BUT I NEVER RESPOND TO ANY OF HIS TEXT. THEN HE CALLED ON THE 26TH AND SAID THAT WHAT KIND OF LOVE I HAVE FOR CHRISTOPHER WHEN I KNOW THAT HE IS DYING, AND ALL I CAN THINK OF IS MY MONEY AND MY SELF CUZ I TEXTED DAVID AND I SAID THAT I DONT HAVE MONEY TO HELP CHRISTOPHER FOR THE TRANSFUSION. I TOLD DAVID THAT I NEED OT TALK TO CHRISTOPHER AND DAVID SAID THAT DOCTOR TOLD HIM THAT THE PHONE ISNT ALLOWED IN THE ROOM BEC CHRISTOPHER IS UNCONSCIOUS AND IN BAD SHAPE. HE BEGGED ME TO SEND HIM THE MONEY FOR CHRISTOPHER’S BLOOD TRANSFUSSION. HE SAID THAT WHEN CHRISTOPHER GETS BETTER THAT DAVID SARPONG WILL TELL HIM NOT TO LOVE ME BEC IM NOT GOOD FOR CHRISTOPHER. THEN LAST SUNDAY 01012012 CHRISTOPHER WENT ONLINE TO GREAT ME A HAPPY NEW YEAR. I WAS SO SHOCKED THAT HE IS CONSCIOUS NOW, THEN HE BEGGED ME TO SEND HIM THE MONEY FOR HIS BLOOD TRANSFUSSION SO HE CAN BE WITH ME. THAT HE MISSED ME SO MUCH, BLAH BLAH BLAH. I ASKED HIM TO GET ON WEBCAM SO I CAN SEE HIM AND TALK TO HIM AND CHRISTOPHER SAID THAT THIS ISNT HIS LAPTOP AND HIS NURSE LET HIM USED IT TO COME ONLINE FOR FIVE MINS ONLY AND I TOLD HIM THATS FINE FOR ME BUT THEN HE SAID HE HAS TO GO NOW CUZ HE IS TIRED AND STILL IN PAIN. THE DAY THAT CHRIS WAS STUBBED HE TOLD DAVID NOT TO TELL ME BEC CHRISTOPHER DOESNT WANT ME TO WORRY ABOUT HIM BUT DAVID SAID THAT THE REASON HE TOLD ME BEC HE CANNOT HANDLE THE EXPENSES ALONE. I ASKED CHRISTOPHER WHY HIM AND SIGMUND ARE USING THE SAME PIC THAT WHO IS THE FAKE ONE. HE TOLD ME ALSO THAT HE HATES THOSE PEOPLE THAT USED HIS PIC TO SCAMMED WOMEN. HE SAID TO LET HIM GET BETTER AND SEND THE MONEY TO THE DOCTOR CUZ I TOLD HIM I DONT WANT TO SEND THE MONEY TO DAVID, CJ MY DILEMA IS WHAT IF ITS TRUE THAT CHRISTOPHER IS THE REAL ARMY MAN AND SIGMUND BURB WITT IS THE FAKE AND THE SCAMMER THEN IM HURTING THE GOOD GUY. CJ IM SO CONFUSED. I FELL INLOVE WITH CHRISTOPHER BEFORE DAVID ASKED ME FOR MONEY TO HELP CHRISTOPHER’S SON MICHAEL THAT CONTACTED A CHOLERA, FOR HIS MEDS BEC CHRISTOPHER DOESNT HAVE ACCESS TO HIS MONEY WHILE HE WAS IN AFGHANISTAN. AND TELL ME ALSO ISNT IT TRUE THAT WHEREVER THE MILITARY GOES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, THAT THEY ARE COVERED BY THE MILITARY HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE? CUZ CHRIS SAID THAT HE IS NOT COVERED. AND THAT HE HAS TO BE IN THE U.S. HE IS IN THE MILITARY HOSPITAL IN ACCRA GHANA. AND HE WAS STAYING IN GOLDEN TULIP WHEN HE WAS ROBBED AND GOT STABBED. I WANTED TO CALL THE HOSPITAL TO SEE IF HE IS THERE BUT I DONT HAVE THE TELEPHONE NUMBER. AND MONEY TO PAY FOR THE CALL. COULD YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS CJ. I AM VERY CONFUSED. I DONT HAVE MONEY TO SEND HIM AT ALL. WHAT IF HE IS TELLING THE TRUTH. THEN ITS GONNA BE IN MY HEAD IF SOMETHING WRONG IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO CHRISTOPHER. PLEASE HELP ME CJ. I TOLD CHRISTOPHER THAT I DO NOT HAVE A FULL TRUST IN HIM NOT UNTIL I SEE HIM ON THE WEB. HE SAID”FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP ME GET BETTER FIRST THEN YOU WILL SEE ME IN PERSON, PLEASEEEEEEEEEE”.. I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE TO THIS PLEASE.. THANK YOU.. FROM ANNE M.

    • Forgot to add US Military does NOT need others to pay for their care as I have said MANY times the US Military takes care of its own so the 150 for a blood transfusion is a CROCK of BS these scammers are laughing at you and calling you a MUGU which means stupid to them

      • to anonn, you said that those scammers are probably laughing at me and calling me MUGU? oh well, believe it or not i havent and i wont send him money anymore. $130 is the amount that i got scammed, bec he used his poor excuses that supposedly his son michael has caught a cholera disease. he is still begging for me to send him money for his hospital bills so he can get out of the hospital and be with me, yeah right, NOT!! i told him i never believe him in the first place when he asked me to help his son for his bday gift and i didnt send him any. and NO i havent and will never send anymore money to him. i told him to plan to stay in the hospital forever bec i am NOT sending him anymore money plus i dont have money to give him, anyway. he didnt like what i said that he signs out of I.M., lol. i was upset also with most of your advice to me. it has no compassion. its not my fault that this bastards scammed me. it seems like you were taking their sides. i dont know i could be wrong, women that were scammed were very vulnerable, specially those that scammed thousands and thousands of dollares. i am the victim here you should be compassionate with your advice with me or with the others, to make us feel better and not blaming me or putting me down bec im on denial or giving that man a benefit of the doubt. your lucky that this didnt happen to you, being inlove with the scammers. it is so hard to move on bec i am inlove with that man in that picture. i cry day and night bec of the stupid scammer did to me. so please have compassion with your advice to us. and not making us or me for that matter, feel bad that the other women or am already are, please.. thank you for reading this comment.. ANNE M.

  271. These names are scammers so BEWARE SGT.STEVE CAPOZZI his accomplices are Dr.Lucas and one named DERY who is receiveing money from the victims.

  272. I am inquiring about a brig.gen.larry d nicholson was wondering if any of you had contact with him,he has 2 emails but mainly uses yahoo messenger..

    • @ Christine if you have NOT seen him on cam I mean had an hours chat with him not prerecorded I mean an interactive chat with him then he could be anybody so simply ask him to get on cam to chat with you for an hour or more ANY excuses are lies it is a scam and he is an ugly black scammer and NOT the Man you see in the pics you cannot apply for his leave and ANY thing he asks for besides snacks and books is a scam the military takes care of its own so he will not need anything from you if he is real

      if he wants to send you anything scam

      if he asks you for help with anything that has to do with africa or some diplomat or to email anyone scam YOU have been warned Anonn

      • hi ladies,

        has anyone knows about sam campell? he is stationed in nigeria. his email address is campell6287@yahoo.com. he can text me, but cannot talk to me for security reasons. he sent me a cashier’s check to cash then send it to him through western union. i had suspicion so i called the bank first. and sure enough i was right the check is fraud, please tell me anything about this man. his daughter is in u.k with her mom. and he said that her daughter needs a gall bladder surgery.

        thank you for the help..

        • Anne M how do you keep running into these scammers please???? THERE IS NO MILITARY BASE IN NIGERIA he is a scammer and if he were a US Military member if the child were his real child the military would take care of all medical since it seems to hard to get through to you now you know and I will say this again STOP giving people you do not know your personal info like your address and the MILITATY TAKES CARE OF ITS OWN THEY DO NOT NEED YOU MONEY NOR YOUR HELP FOR ANY REASON Anonn

      • ANNON,

        How to report on this 3 credit bureaus to alert them, possible he is doing it right now?

        thanks

        • @ M Zibal google Experian and there are two others or go to a secured site and check your credit report NOW alert them that there may be some fraudulent activity going on do it ASAP but first things first check your credit report NOW!!!!! from there it will be numbers that you can call to alert all 3 credit bureaus but start with what I suggested first take a deep breath and do this asap Anonn

  273. DESK OF MAJ. GEN. A.J BRADSHAW(OBE)
    LEAVE PROCESSING DEPT.
    GREATER BUILDING,LONDON
    UNITED KINGDOM.

    ATTENTION: MR (my name),

    THIS IS TO INFORM YOU MR (my name) THAT WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF YOUR MESSAGE AND YOUR REQUEST WAS RECEIVED AND HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO ALL THE NECESSARY DEPARTMENT OF THE BRITISH ARMY FOR AUTHORIZATION. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HAS REVIEW THE PROFILE OF THE SERVICE MEMBER (SERGEANT MARIA BURKEY) ON BEHALF OF WHICH LEAVE REQUEST IS FILE AND CONFIRMED ELIGIBLE.

    THE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT AND WELFARE ENFORCEMENT UNIT WILL LIKE TO MAKE IT KNOWN TO YOU THAT THE BRITISH ARMY HAS REVIEWED THEIR COMPASSIONATE LEAVE POLICIES PARTICULARLY A COMPASSIONATE LEAVE REQUESTS MADE BY FIANCEE OR FIANCE DUE TO THE FACT THAT MANY OFFICERS HAS BEEN ABUSED AND MALTREATED DURING THEIR VACATION TO THEIR FIANCE OR FIANCEE.

    THEREFORE , THE BRITISH ARMY WOULD LIKE YOU TO PLEDGE YOUR SINCERITY AND ALSO PLEDGE THAT THE OFFICER WILL NOT ABUSED OR MALTREATED DURING THE VISIT TO YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY.

    WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO SEND A SCANNED COPY OF YOUR RECENT PHOTOGRAPH AND YOUR VALID ID CARD TO US WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND CONTACT ADDRESS, SO THAT WE CAN FILE IT AS PART OF THE COMPASSIONATE LEAVE PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS NEEDED BY US. WE WILL BE WAITING TO READ BACK FROM YOU, ONCE WE RECEIVE THE SCANNED COPY OF YOUR RECENT PHOTOGRAPH AND YOUR VALID ID CARD, WE WILL GO AHEAD WITH THE LEAVE PROCESSING AND GET BACK TO YOU WITH THE NEXT STEP WITHIN FEW HOURS.

    IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION TO ASK, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE BELOW ADDRESS.

    CONTACT: GENERAL
    MAJ. GEN. A.J BRADSHAW(OBE)
    LONDON
    UNITED KINGDOM

    EMAIL: leave.r@rescueteam.com
    TELEPHONE NUMBER:(+44)7045777743
    BEST REGARDS,
    PROCESSING OFFICER, TRANSIT DEPARTMENT
    BRITISH ARMY

    ***PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS AND VERIFY IF THIS IS A SCAM—

    THANKS

    • Here is my emails from Sgt Joe Pederson sgt.pederson@hotmail.com I met on a dating website We e-mailed and chatted for about 7 days…

      December 15, 2011

      Hey …thanks for your mail..you have no idea how it feels reading from u ..i really do appreciate it xxx..well this bloke has been here for awhile but this is the 3rd time em gonna come on this dating site….good you picked me out..smiling…you sound like a great woman…oops!!!…you are an angel…where have you been all this while?…fine i have you now will need you to go get a yahoo messager or windows live so we can chat there…or we keep it on mail to mail….would let u in on a few things about me..
      i’m sergeant Joe Pederson,46,divorced,6’0,Originally from New Jersey.I’m presently on deployment and amongst the last troops in Baghdad,Iraq and a team leader here …I’m with the Patrol unit and i take my duty as a major priority..Been in the military for 15years now xxxx…
      Been divorced for 4years now been single ever since..I and my ex had to part ways cos of her infidelity plus she was into drugs.I tried changing her but was never sucessful.so right now i think its high-time i got thru my own tears and started seeing things differently and all i need is someone to gimme a reason for that..i mean someone i could give the key to my soul…..well,don’t know wot else to say now cos i’m beginning to get emotional right now..
      I aint tryna get no sympathy here cos its now in the past..what matters now is that i’m moving on..i could be slow to get on at first but be rest assured that better things lay in the offing…xxxx
      i’ve said quite a lot..wheew..LOL..I’d like to know about u though…what do you enjoy doing?whats your daily routine like? …hope to chat soon…hugs and kisses xxxx
      sgt pederson

      December 16, 2011

      WOW!!!!….i think have just found her!!!….i love my woman to be warm hearted…..cool you have a kind soul too….now i think i have a pair of you on my head…smiling…..thanks for the lovely mail…you most have been throught alot tryna raise your kids on your own…”i will say you are a strong woman” just like my late mum….i love her so much…she own the vital part of my heart….may her gentle soul rest in peace…..12 years is a very longtime to be divorced,……why did you keep to your self and never wanted to get married again?…well i guess you have your own opinion….smiling…..i wish i had know you before now….i won’t have sign up my deployment letter to Afghanistan….but still in bagdad will be leaving for afghanistan latter today…..i guess this will be my last mail to you for today……. until em settle at afghan by tomorrow……i love my job…..less i forget you are a gorgeous woman……i think with the lil i know….you sound and look like a woman i will love to be with when em home…..but something still goes through my ming telling me a
      woman like you can’t be just single….thats just me thinking..smiling xxx……will send you a video of my
      men and i….it was recorded this morning after patrol…em gonna be meeting a new set of people in afghan….well i think i have said enough…..thats a good job your are doing there…..will love to go to the beach with you on a hot summer night….smiling….going to watch the movies and do some other fun stuffs together….have fun gorgeous today is friday but pls pls don’t drink and drive……catch you latter…for now i dont need anything when i need anything will let you know……take good care of yourself mum and the kids….the video is a sad one for me em gonna miss my men..my snipper…..well hope to speak to you soon…hugs and kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      December 18, 2011

      hello babe how are you doing…am missing you so freaky much…smiling xxx what have you been up to…how was church…hope you had fun?…..just wanna let you know am here now waiting for you to come on line…… thanks for the mail….i love the beach walk too…just with that lovely woman of my life……i don’t know who she is yet…smiling she might just be reading this mail and smiling to it at the same time…..lol…..hope to speak to you soon bye for now gorgeous xxx

      December 20, 2011

      hello babe am here now,have not been here cos have been sick all morning till now xx i have to go for check up today xx pls come back on line we can still talk for a while ok missing you xx hugs n kisses xxx

      December 21, 2011
      I love you. xx I love every little thing about you.xx I love your cute smile,xx your magical eyes, You complete me. You mean the world to me.xx You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You are the one I’ve always wished for. I never thought that I would ever meet someone as special as you.xx I love each and every moment I share with you.xxx i wish you the best at work xx pls keep safe for me xx my heart keeper xxxxx hugs and kisses xxx we are beginning to think alike lol xxxmorning beautiful thanks for the lovely mail….how was your night hope you slept well….i spent mine fantasizing about you xx smiling you got me excited all the time xxx my night was great xxx have got loads of work to do today xxx at i write to you am on a report but will be done with that in an hour time xxx If only I could have come up with the right words to describe the depth of this beautiful feeling that I have for you,xxx I would have call you and whispered them to you xxx The best thing that I can do is to show you now. from this miles xxx

      December 22, 2011
      I now as i write this mail you are somewhere better thinking about us xxx even as you read now i can feel your breath xxx thats a lovely feeling xxx as the day goes by i keep discovery new things i wish to do with you and i won’t stop telling you so you can be prepared for me xxx smilingxxx i feel loved by you thats why i keep expressing myself as you can see am not the kinda man that tells lie what i don’t want i say it out without regrets ok xxxx but unfortunately “I WANT YOU SO FREAKY MUCH IN MY LIFE” xxxx I love you so much, Sweetie. xx You are the best thing that ever happened to me. You are like the best poetry ever composed, the best song ever played, the best picture ever painted. I never thought that someone like me could get so lucky!

      I love you more than my life, cos i just kept signing my deployment letter……was never thinking of coming home anytime soon, but now i wanna be with you right now as i type at this moment xxx smiling xxx xxx i love you more than my world. I love you more and more each day and that is the most wonderful feeling any man can ever hope to experience…..catch you latter sweetie xxxx hugs and kisses xxxx xxxx pls send me the right one song xxx

      December 24, 2011
      babe i love you and have missed you when are you gonna be on line latter?

      December 25, 2011
      marry christmas my woman sorry i missed you last night xxx will be here 5am your time waiting for you xx hugs and kisses xxx

      December 26, 2011

      WHAT THE F… DO YOU MEAN BY THAT??????

      The last e-mail is when I called him out. I googled his name. The real Sgt Joe Pederson has een MIA since 1970. The man in the picture I do not know who he is. I hope he is alive and well .

      • i’ve just been scammed by sgt michael pedersen/sgt joe pederson. he obviously forgot what email address he was using. my emails are exactly the same as yours and his pics are on google images, one standing beside a jeep in a car lot. Luckily he never got the chance to ask me for any money.

    • @ M Zibal yes it is a scam and this clown is a scammer what the hell does US DOD have to do with the British Army two completely different Countries and like the US Military I am sure no one can apply for military leave except for the service member and it DOES NOT have to be paid for if this Scammer asks you for ANYTHING and asks to send you ANYTHING you know your answer ask to see him on webcam have an interactive chat for an hour if he refuses for any reason he is a SCAMMER also this number +44)7045777743 Ive been told that any number that starts with 4470 in the UK is a scammer and the call is rerouted to Nigeria or where ever the scammer lives

    • @M Zibal my Husband just walked in the door he IS Military and he says this…….COMPASSIONATE LEAVE REQUESTS MADE BY FIANCEE OR FIANCE DUE TO THE FACT THAT MANY OFFICERS HAS BEEN ABUSED AND MALTREATED DURING THEIR VACATION TO THEIR FIANCE OR FIANCEE.

      THEREFORE , THE BRITISH ARMY WOULD LIKE YOU TO PLEDGE YOUR SINCERITY AND ALSO PLEDGE THAT THE OFFICER WILL NOT ABUSED OR MALTREATED DURING THE VISIT TO YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY.

      IS a crock of(Excuse Me CJ Please Don’t Ban me) BULLSHIT there is NO such leave and the Military does NOT recognize girlfriends or so called relationships they recognize the LEAGAL Marriage only this is a scam and he is a scammer he cannot even spell DOD correctly I wont point out to much because they troll this blog trying to become better liars and beggars YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!! Anonn

      • ANONN,

        Thanks for conformation…but the sad things that i already fall into their trap…just now i understand the whole thing..they already mess up with me.

        i already made payment in western union for the replacement fee ..but thank you very im awaken now, i really
        fall in love with her thinking that shes real.

        Haah i feel stupid and insane curse those maniacs..sorry.

        • @ M Zibal I am sorry you lost money but there is no replacement it is a scam and she is not real it is a MAN posing as a Woman they do this all the time please dont be so hard on yourself go to romancescam.com for support

        • @ M Zibal ……. please tell me you did NOT send this to someone you never saw and did not know…..WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO SEND A SCANNED COPY OF YOUR RECENT PHOTOGRAPH AND YOUR VALID ID CARD TO US WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND CONTACT ADDRESS

          If you have done so you need to alert the 3 credit bureaus to let them know someone may very well try to steal your identity damage control here because these clowns will now use your Name and pics and address to scam others using your REAL Name I had a scammer ask me for my address I asked him was he crazy he then asked me to give him someone elses Address I asked him if he had lost his freaking mind Anonn

      • @ Angelika he is a SCAMMER retirement does NOT have to be paid for it is earned he is a liar a thief a con get the picture demand that he get on webcam for an interactive chat with you for an hour or more if he has ANY excuses as to why he cant show himself he is a SCAMMER which he has proven to you he is a scammer because he has already begged you for money for some fake retirement package you have been warned cut him off stop talking to him delete and block him and check your security settings on your computer he is a scammer.Anonn Wife of a REAL US Military Member

  274. HI LYNNE
    I WAS TALKING ALSO TO GEORGE WILLIAMS WITTE. BUT HIS NAME IS CHRIS WITT. AND HE LIVES IN KISSIMMEE FLORIDA WE CAN CHANGE PHOTOS OF HIM IF YOU WANT TO IF WE HAVE THE SAME MAN. LET ME KNOW SO I CAN GIVE YOU MY EMAIL ADDRESS. THANX

    ANNE M.

  275. CJ, I GOT A CALL THIS MORNING FROM DAVID SARPONG THE CARETAKER AND SAID THAT CHRISTOPHER WALSH WITT OR SIGMUND WITT GOT ROBBED N STUBBED I DIDNT ANSWER CUZ I CANCELED ALL THE INTERNATIONAL TEXTING AND CALLS TO DAVID. CHRISTOPHER SUPPOSED TO BE HERE WITH ME FOR CHRISTMAS. IS THERE ANYWAY TO CHECK ON THIS PLEASE CJ. IF THIS ISNT TRUE I WANT TO PUT THAT DAVID IN JAIL. DAVID IS FROM ACCRA GHANA HIS NUMBER IS 233 267 927168. CHRIS CALLED ME TWICE ALREADY TWO MONTHS AGO, BUT HE ALWAYS TO MANAGE TO CALL WHEN IM AT WORK SO I DIDNT GET TO TALKED TO HIM. I REALLY LOVE CHRIS IN THOSE PICTURES IN FB AND MYSPACE AND THE PICTURES HE GAVE ME. PLS CJ DO SOMETHING. I WIL BE ETERNALLY GREATFULL. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    • @Anne this is a scammer NOT a caretaker and it sounds like you have sent money I am very sorry for your loss but this is the scammer himself he is African he will not be there he is NOT a US Military member he is a thief a liar a beggar a Scammer cut him off now you will never see him he is in AFRICA he has no money thats why hes begging for yours go to scamwarners.com and romancescam.com for support Anonn

  276. My mother just found out she was being scamed by a man claiming to be a sargent peter chandler. She are trying to find a way to report this gentleman, if anyone could help it would be appericiated. Thank you.

  277. can you look this guy up for me. I want to know if he is ligit or a scammer.
    Sargt Brian Grover . The email address he gave me is Sargtbriang@yahoo.com > I need to know before it gets personal. Have not sent ANYTHING to him.
    Also he sent me this address: NIFADE ADEDIMJI 102 Missionary Apt AGBOWO Yo,Nigeria 23402
    When I looked that up it came up as wwwdatingnmore.com/fraud/scam_addresses.htm

    He wanted me to mail him a package for Christmas ……. Help This sounds like a Murphy’s Law : Too good to be true… Thank you

    • @ Rebecca you typed this………..NIFADE ADEDIMJI 102 Missionary Apt AGBOWO Yo,Nigeria 23402 that right there is enough he is a scammer and this is a scam you have been warned also if you arent convinced ask him to get on webcam and have an interactive chat with you for 30 minutes to an hour trust me he WONT Anonn

      The address is in Nigeria because thats where he is he is Nigerian or African NOT the US Military member he is pretending to be

      • @ Annon. My almost scammer did try and call me by web cam. I have been reading for days now and from what the experts are saying it is pre-recorded and they will tell you there is a delay in talking to you due to time change, bad internet connection and so on

        • @ Dakota thats correct that is why you have to make them do an interactive chat not some prerocorded time released crap tell them to touch their nose tell them to stand completely up tell them to get a sign or write it on a piece of paper right in front of you on cam that says I am real but if they beg for ANYTHING they are SCAMMERS plain and simple

  278. What questions can I ask to find out if he is a scammer or for real?

    • @Rebecca simple ask to see him on webcam to prove to you who he is ANY EXCUSE HE IS A SCAMMER ask him to email you from his AKO address ask him to send you a updated pic holding a sign with your name on it ask to see his military id (THEY ARE NOT GREEN) ask him to scan and send you a copy of his State ID Card they hate it when you ask questions they cant answer also his state id card should NOT be one of the same pics hes stolen to use to try to scam you Anonn

  279. @Nicole yes he is a fake and a scammer he is lying about having to pay any money for any reason he is getting desperate like most of them are he is begging for Christmas money so he can get the newest cellphones and buy the women there who seem to care a whole lot about money so cut this lying scammer off Th US Military takes care of its own they will NOT need your money for any reason they have access to their money at all times this scammer is a lying beggar stuck in africa who only wishes he could be a US Military member if he wants money tell him to GET A JOB he cant call you because he has no money to buy credits for his phone.

  280. Hello at all

    I´m from germany and some days a Guy with name Eric Jordan wrot me into a german single network that he is Soldier in the US Army. He want my e-mail addy for sending pictures from him and spoke about marriage and love.
    We also wrote on yahoo messenger and he ask me for a phone call. He wrote that I need a payment to a military phone concern so that we could call
    I don´t send the mony and he was angry…

    I have found out a lot from him if I google to this e mail addy he use eric.jordan94@yahoo.com
    also I found out that he has a account on myspace but is this the fake guy or the real? What does the Soldiers from your land say? Do this guy´s know that?

  281. I would also like to apologize to all the soliders we women have fallen in love with on the internet.
    Your names have been defaced and used by these sick, greedy and sleezy people portraying to be good and honest American Soldiers.
    After reading all the information and other stories on this link, I also realized that had I used my brains, red flags would have there for me to realize that men that have climbed up the Military ladder, would know how to spell and communicate a lot better than the these idiots. I blamed the bad spelling and grammar on being stressed and over tired on the soldiers side. Little did I know it was scammers.
    I truly apologize again for falling prey and defaming or causing any embarrassment or pain to the men and their families, should they read about these happenings.
    I wish each and everyone of them, a safe homecoming, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  282. HI THIS IS FOR VIRGINIA KENNETTE. MY NAME IS JASMINE, MY FRIEND WAS SCAMMED BY THIS MASTER SARGEANT WITT. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF MICHAEL WITT AND CHRIS WITT ARE ONE PERSON. PLEASE EMAIL ME AND LETS COMPARE NOTES. HE LEFT AFGHANISTAN SUPPOSEDLY YESTERDAY, FRIDAY THE 16TH. HE WILL BE GOING TO GHANA TO PICK UP HIS SON. AND HE TOLD MY FRIEND, NOT ASKED, BUT TOLD HER TO GIVE DAVID, HIS CARETAKER, THE MONEY FOR THE HOTEL. SHE TOLD HIM NO BUT HE KEEPS ON INSISTING AND TOLD MY FRIEND THAT HE’S COMING HOME TO HER ON FRIDAY AND HE WILL PAY HER THEN. SHE DIDNT GIVE HIM ANY DIME THIS TIME. LAST NOV, SHE HELPED HIM BY SENDING THE CARETAKER DAVID SARPONG FROM GHANA, A $130.00 CUZ CHRIS’S SON MICHAEL IS SICK OF CHOLERA. AND SUPPOSEDLY THE TOTAL AMOUNT IS ALMOST $700USDOLLAR FOR MICHAEL TO GET TREATMENTS AND MEDS. DAVID SAID THAT THE DOCTOR IS NOT GOING TO TAKE CARE OF MICHAEL WITHOUT DOWN PAYMENT. THAT SOUNDS VERY STUPID TO US. DAVID SAID THAT MICHAEL IS IN VICTORY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BUT WHEN SHE GOOGLED THAT HOSPITAL TO ALL REGION IN ACCRA GHANA, IT CAME BACK NOTHING TO US MY FRIEND IS A VERY HELPFULL LADY AND CHRIS KEEPS BEGGING HER TO HELP MICHAEL AND SO SHE DID. AT FIRST SHE SEND $50 PLUS THE $10.00 MONEYGRAM FEE AND STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR THEM. SO SHE SENT $60.00 PLUS $10.00 MONEYGRAM FEE. THEN THE THIRD WEEK THEY NEVER ASKED MY FRIEND FOR MORE MONEY CUZ SHE TOLD HIM OFF. NOT UNTIL TWO DAYS AGO THAT HE ASKED HER FOR HOTEL MONEY AND HE TOLD HER THAT DONT MAKE HIM SUFFER THAT THIS WOULD BE THE LAST TIME THAT HE’S GOING TO ASK HER FOR MONEY. MY FRIEND TOLD HIM TO GO AHEAD AND STAY IN DAVID’S HOUSE UNTIL HE GETS HIS MONEY. CHRIS TOLD MY FRIEND THAT HE CANT ACCESS THE MONEY WHEN HE GETS TO D.C. CUZ THERES PAPER WORKS FOR HIM TO SIGN. BUT THEN IF HE DOENST HAVE ACCESS TO HIS MONEY, HOW DID HE GET THE PLANE TICKET TO GO TO GHANA AND BACK TO U.S. RIGHT?. AND HE SAID HE PAID A LOT OF MONEY FOR THOSE TICKETS. I FEEL SORRY FOR MY FRIEND THAT CHRIS WITT HURT HER SO MUCH. SHE HAS BEEN CRYING ALL DAY LONG EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR ALL THE LIES THAT CHRIS HAVE TOLD HER. SHE WANTS JUSTICE TO BE SERVED FOR THE REAL MASTER SGT. CHRIS WITT. SO PLEASE LADIES BEWARE OF THIS PEOPLE FROM ACCRA GHANA. THEY ARE REALLY TRULLY SCAMMERS AND THAT’S THEIR PROFESSION.

  283. A Scammers last ditch effort to scam since Troops are leaving Iraq at the end of December what a piece of Shit…………Proof that scammers NEVER repent and once a scammer ALWAYS a scammer notice how ignorant he sounds.

    col BRIAN colbrian2222@rediffmail.com

    12:56 PM (19 minutes ago)

    to ratikakukreja3
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    Good Day From Iraq

    I am col.Brian, an American Combat Soldier group of 50,000, 00 combatant, left behind in Iraq for advisory and assistance to Iraq Forces after the Handing over to Iraq Peace Keeping Force, During my services, I was able to secure Twenty Million Dollar($20 million U.S Dollars) which already Deposited with a Diplomatic Company for security and Safety Purpose,

    I want to hand over this funds to a Trust Worth Person that we help me keep it till I am back from the Camp in Baghdad Iraq in Dec 2011, Since Our Final Troops is leaving Iraq 2011.

    You will find the story of this money on the web address below. After we have sum-mated the remaining part http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2967029.stm
    Please kindly keep this transaction Confidential because I am still serving in the Military camp in Baghdad Iraq.

    Col.Brian
    Email:colbrian22@hotmail.com

  284. chris_galvan18@hotmail

    Pfft. Nice try dude. These guys really should google the name they use before they pick one. I mean really. Give me a break. I’ll be giving the REAL Chris Galvan a call on Monday. Just to let him know. Poor guy. Absolutely sickening. Ugh.

    • I am the “Real” Chris Galvan and am sickened and saddened this has happened to so many people. For the last five or six years myself AND my wife have been getting emails and calls from concerned and at times, enraged women. I had my login and password stolen when I was in Afghanistan in 05 and have been plagued with this ever since. I have tried to go through civilian and military routes and they have all said I am shit outta luck when it comes to overseas scamming. I’ve gone as far as contacting a U.S. based scammer directly and that went no where. If anyone has any info or ways I can help please let me know.

      Chris

  285. Hello, i want let you know i find who does that scam put on computer solder people and chat with girls after little weal ask for money and took them money i know one of them because i try understand who they are i have his cell and shop store and phone number if you guys want catch them i have bank statement to they account and name of that person if you guys want real investigation this is fraud go to Facebook and chide people American if you want send me email i give all information and even where they are and all address with phone number and bank account and they are from Africa thank you have a nice day.

    • @ Susan if that is your name which I doubt seriously if you have such answers and you just happened to know who all of these scammers are instead of sounding like a scammer yourself post the information you have here otherwise the way you typed and what you left here for others to me sounds as if you yourself are a scammer and you will try to sucker these people in that have been scammed and then you will turn around and try to scam them yourself for money if you are truly a human being why would you try to use this site for financial gain by attempting to scam others by making empty promises to investigate this to me sounds nothing like it is legit it sounds like a scam so if you are authentic prove me wrong otherwise let it go no one wants to hear your empty promises to help them get their money back

  286. Please be advised that they are also using women’s names and also claiming to have an official from the United Nations helping then with their cause. The United Nations Representatives name is Mr. Newman. It was complete with pictured ID. The soldiers name used was Brandy Taharan.

  287. Please be advised that they are using Brig Genl John W. Bullard in a scam. When I found out I was livid! I just feel that it’s and injustice to the military men and their families. The person concerned was doing it thru Skype using the address J. Lard83.0 – on http://imo.im. The sad thing is that he the Brig is “out there” somewhere and does not need this type of slander in his life. I think the Brig. is probably happily married with stunning children. I think it does a lot of harm to the military men and their families. They have stunning photo’s of the Brig and it all sounds so legit until I did a bit of research on the Brig., I am so sorry for all the wonderful men and there familes, that have to put up with this. Continue the great work that you are doing. In great love and lite.

  288. Anon,
    Can I ask this scammer(see our correspondence above:12/6/11 and 12/7/11) for my picture files to be returned to me? If not, is there anything I can do to get them back from Yahoo. One is with my grandchildren. I just don’t want my picture used on someone else.
    Thanks, Ann

    • @ Ann at this point I dont know what you can do to get the pics back from the scammer just hope that he didnt save them and hopefully he will not try to use them to scam others because they do this often reinvent themselves Men pretend to be Women and some Women pretend to be Male scammers just hope that since you have exposed him and you know he is a scammer that he will just forget about you and your pics and walk away since he knows there is no money for him to try to scam you out of he cant do anything with your pics but use them and use your grandkids to try to scam other Women but hopefully he will not please take care and try to remember in the future do NOT share personal pics or personal information with Scammers or anyone you do not know.Anonn

  289. Here’s you a good one.There’s the good looking soldier that email’s me in June of 2011.I was working alot so I’ll miss him when he came online.Well I haven’t heard from him until Dec of this you.He starts of telling me he know’s I’ve been waiting for him,when I ask how he got my e-mail,he never said.Then I notice the picture of the soldier call Edwin Collas on my facebook didn’t look like the guy on yahoo messenger.I thought well I play this along to see what’s going on.He yahoo messages me about today’s never asking me about me or if I would ask him he would give me a short answer, then change the subject, tell me he was falling in love with me,I have to say I liked what he was saying. Then ofter about aweek of e-mailing each other he tells me the he want get to e-mail no more cause his internet was going to get cut off. I told him I would like to send him a care package and needed to know where to send it. He gave me this bull that he was undercover, that the Army would not allow it. Then I ask what can I do, he said I need $400.00 to help pay my bills. This is when I really know it wasn’t real. So I ask him were I should send it;this is what he wrote:Thompson Victor–Nigeria Ondo–23434, send western union.When he got thouh telling mre how much he missed and love me, send out of messenger and found this wedsite.Becareful lady’s he’s good

  290. @ Red from 11/12/2011

    i to was contacted by Roland Stout via FB on 11/18/2011. At first i was flattered that i was talking to a US soldier. In his first message he went on saying that he was in Iraq, lonely and needed someone to talk to. We exchanged inbox messages via FB for 2days, then noticed that his account had been closed. My first thought was that he had blocked me until i recieved a friend request and another inbox with him saying he had a problem with his other account. We continued inboxing via FB for a further day or 2. I asked him where he found me and he said through “people you may know”, thats where my suspicions started as we had no mutual friends. It wasnt long before he asked if i had a Yahoo account. I told him i did not so he sent me an invite to set one up so i did. Once i did that we spoke on Yahoo several times a day. With my suspicions still rising i asked him if he had webcam and he said no they werent allowed that there due to security reasons (another suspicion added to my list). So my suspicions got the better of me and i started to search the web to find out if this “Roland Stout” really exsisted but with no prevail. At this stage he had told me he has a 4yr old son names Brian who lives in the states with his mother. He is also in real estate and construction which then lead to him telling me he has been looking at these 2 properties, 1 in victoria Australia and the other in Melbourne Australia, i told him that Melbourne is in Victoria (yet another red flag) so he had to go check his paper work (in other words he had to google Melbourne Victoria) It wasnt long before he told me that he had a client that was very keen on buying one of the properties and wanted to pay for a survey but had no way of getting the money, so he asked me if i would open an account in my name so that the money could be deposited and the survey could go ahead. I told him that i could not do that as i am a single mum and recieve family support payments and if i was to open an account and have all this money in my name i would loose my payments. He sounded very disappointed and continued to try and get me to open an account, so i told him (with no intentions of doing so) that i would go and enguire about it the following week. He was happy about that, but i never mentioned it to him again and neither did he. By this time he could sense my doubts in him. He had sent me several photos of himself and one of his son. In one photo he was even holding up a board with my name on it (obviously is very experienced at using photoshop) He also phoned me on 2 occasions, in which i questioned him about his accent as it did not sound American, he put it down to growing up in Madrid. Since then he has never called again. I continued my search on this “Roland Stout” and still nothing. He sensed i was still in doubt and tried his best to convince me that he was real and that when his leave was approved he was coming to Australia to be with me and then he was taking me to the states to meet his family (i almost believed him, but my doubts still got the better of me) We continued chatting about the usual stuff, him telling me how much he loved me and that we would soon be a happy family and we would get married in the states so that i wouldnt have to apply for a visa and so on. I played along with him the whole time, just to buy myself time until i could catch him out. I almost gave up as i could not find anything on him. I even did an IP track on his emails which pin pointed him straight to Nigeria. Still not completely convinced he was fake i had his pics scanned and they came back legit as to does his FB account. Still with my suspicions and the help of a friend i continued my search, staying awake for more then 24hrs at a time searching all the scammer sites for anything, but still nothing. I even asked him for his Military email in which he hesitantly gave me, but i noticed the .com at the end and knew it was fake but he swore that it was a confidential email and that i should now believe he was a real Troop, so i played along but still i could not find proof to say otherwise…….until yesterday when i hit the jackpot. My persistance paid off when i came across Red’s blog. I am still in contact with him and he is none the wiser that i know who he really is. I almost lost him last night when i kept asking him questions but he kept trying to reassure me that he was real, so i lured him back by mentioning the bank account again. I told him that if he sends me all the official documents of what the money is for and who its for and where its coming from and supplies me his business number and clients details i should be able to open an account. Soon after i told him the requirements he had to go to a “meeting”, im guessing hes busy making fake documents and client details lol. I would like if someone could get back to me on how to notify the real Roland Stout and any thing that can be done. I plan on bringing this MOFO down when the time is right, i just wanna have my fun with him for a while. Its one thing to f*ck with me, its a totally different thing to f*ck with my kids. I guess im one of the lucky ones that got suspicious straight away. It deeply saddens me that so many people have lost so much to these filthy parasites……one thing i live by is that Karma’s a bitch and so am i. Lets all work together to shut these f*ckers down, dont give in to their charm ladies, they prey on us and if they sound to good to be true……….they are!!! seriously, how many men out there actually talk like that………………..very few. Goodluck to all out there that are going through the same thing. Stay strong and dont give in to them

  291. You seem frustrated with me that I would be so gullible. Ann no not at all I am very sorry if this is how I came across never that you are the victim and you didnt know I am frustrated that so many Women and Men are being scammed by these lying beggars pretending to be US Military when they know absolutely NOTHING about the Military again I am sorry please be gentle on yourself as you didnt know try romancescam.com for support as well as scamwarners.com and never let anyone make you feel this way no matter what you are a Woman just like I am and all you were doing is looking for love and there is nothing wrong with that.Anonn

  292. To Whom It May Concern,
    I was on Match.com and contacted by “Sergeant Perry Butterfield” on Nov 30th, 2011. We talked constantly for about 4 days on yahoo. He then asked me to send him
    some Christmas gifts for him and the boys. His list included an Xbox360, Ipod, Bible, Polo Body Spray, Boxer Shorts etc. He told me I had to send an email
    to Diplomat 6. The gifts had to go through other countries due to security.
    Here is the memo I received.

    HELLO MADAM,

    HOW ARE YOU DOING,I HOPE YOU ARE DOING GOOD ? I AM HAPPY TO HAVE AN EMAIL FROM YOU . I HAVE BEEN BUSY THIS DAYS DELIVERING PACKAGES TO SOME OF MY COMMANDERS FAMILY . AS I AM WRITING YOU NOW I AM ON MY WAY TO DELIVER SOME PACKAGES.I AM GOING TO PASS THROUGH CHINA FIRST AND DELIVER ONE PACKAGE THERE , AND FROM THERE I WILL GO THROUGH GHANA ALSO AND DELIVER PACKAGE .WELL MADAM YOU CAN SEND IS THROUGH THIS ADDRESS AND I WILL PICK FROM GHANA AND BELIEVER TO IRAQ ..THIS IS THE ADDRESS BELOW .

    Prince Adongo
    60 Mango Tree Avenue
    Accra -Ghana ;00233

    MADAM SEND IT THROUGH USPS SO THAT I WILL PICK IT UP FASTER AND DELIVER .
    MADAM WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH SENDING THE PACKAGE PLEASE GET BACK TO ME WITH THE TRACKING NUMBER ,SO THAT I TRACK AND KNOW WHEN THE PACKAGE WILL ARRIVE HERE AND PICK IT UP AND DELIVER…THANKS AND I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON .MADAM SEND IT EXPRESS

    DIPLOMAT,PRINCE

    That memo awakened me to the possibility of a scam. I don’t want others to go through what I experienced. That is why I am sending you this information.
    I am mad that someone would use our military to scam. Buying all these gifts was a lot of work. On a webcam I had to show him each package wrapped.
    I asked why he couldn’t buy these things at the PX and he said it is hot here and all stores are closed. That was a red flag because this time of year it is cold in
    Afghanistan. If you would like more information I am happy to provide it.
    I am afraid to use my real name…I will just say I am Ann.

    • @ Ann I am glad you realized this was a scam and this is a scammer US Military mail does NOT have to go through some diplomat(Scammer) anywhere near Africa especially Ghana or Nigeriaand the things this scammer asked for were typical of Scammers except for the iphone4 did you ever see this scammer online at all?if not then why would you even consider sending giflts or money to someone you do NOT Know great job though go to scamwarners.com and romancescam.com to share your story and get support.

      • Anonn, Yes, I saw him on a yahoo webcam but that was after I had already made the decision that he was trying to scam me. I had just started on match.com. How was I supposed to know that nice looking supposedly smart men(pictures, profiles included) were not real. You seem frustrated with me that I would be so gullible.
        I sure did learn my lesson. Ann

  293. Hi, I am in the process of being scammed by a military man named Micheal Witt, I met him on ok cupid
    he says his son lives in Ghana with a care taker, i called Ghana and talked to a man named Joel, who was blessing me like crazy. i have his pic, where should i send it? I didn’t see his name on these postings

    thanks gina

    • @ Virginia you are right this is a scammer and this is a scam this scammer is from Ghana thats wy he claims to have a Son in Ghana next he will beg you for money for his Son or make up some lie about him being sick or needing something and the Soldier with the last Name Witt was killed his Mother has a page on fb for her Son who was killed while serving in the war zone so this is a FRAUD if he contacts you again before he begs you for money ask for an interactive chat from him for 1 hour if for any reason he cannot chat with you or show himself he is a FRAUD also prepare yourself because there is a new scam where many of them has played this game of being sorry and admitting they are not the Man in the pics they sent and they will then show you who they really are and still try to be friends with you,they will then tell you they are very poor and from a very poor Country and will then beg you for money again so be aware of this new scam……go to romancescam.com

      A SCAMMER NEVER REPENTS

      • Thanks so much for the info, today i will cut it off completly. I worke