Convicted Scammer Now Using Military to Target Women

{Shoutout to the Facebook Group “Get the Scammer/@$$holes Online” for keying me into this guy.}

UPDATE 6 Oct 2014: Here are a few current pictures of Link or LJ or whatever he calls himself these days. Link McCormick (LJ McCormick) must be stopped. He is still scamming people in Central Texas and Oklahoma areas. He was arrested yesterday in northwestern Oklahoma. If you have information about this man, please contact me at



On April 16, 1988, Link Joe McCormick enlisted into the Army National Guard in St. Paul, MN, as a member of A Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Infantry. He had impeccable career that ended when he was discharged as a Private on February 1, 1989. His numerous decorations and medals include the Marksmanship Badge with Rifle Bar. Here is a copy of extracts from his DD214:

But, that’s not how his friends on Facebook know him. On Facebook, McCormick (who also goes by “Mike”) is a decorated war veteran of multiple conflicts, including Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. He claims to be a veteran of 3rd Rangers Battalion. He claims to be an Army Ranger who was shot down in a helicopter over Mogadishu, Somalia. The truth is that he served time in Stillwater, Minnesota prison for assault. He fooled a lot of Vietnam veterans, online and in person, who said he was an amazing con-man. He has had many convictions for swindle, felony credit card theft, assault on women, and terroristic threats involving a weapon. He had an Army uniform with patches and medals. He wore a Purple Heart medal. He had a Ranger “coin.” He also claims to be a retired Army Major with over 21 years of service. Here is the shadow box he has on his Facebook page:

It’s impossible to read the plaque because of the resolution, but some of the first indicators that this guy is a fraud is that the rank doesn’t go any higher than Captain. He claimes to have a Silver Star, but doesn’t show up in the Hall of Heroes database under this name. He claims to have retired 3-4 months ago, but isn’t in the Army retired personnel database.

I was first informed of this guy by a woman who has been scammed out of nearly $1300 from this dude. This isn’t your typical Nigerian Scam. It’s an actual American who is using his fleeting experience in the military to befriend woman and convince them to give him money. He claims to be a father whose wife left him and took all his money. While he’s trying to fix things with the Army retirement system, he needs a little here and little there to make ends meet. Women typically send about $40 a week or so to help pay for food and his cell phone bill.

The problem is once women get an idea that he is a fraud, he gets very profain and abusive. When I contact him on Saturday, he went into full rage mode right off the bat.

Mike: Hello?
Me: Hey, Mike, where ya at? (very non-chalantly)
Mike: In Hawaii, who’s this?
Me: This is CJ.
Mike: CJ? Do I know you?
Me: No, but you know [name of woman he scammed].

I cannot print what he said for the new minute of so of his ranting. Something along the lines of “your a ******* idiot. She want your ****** *** in her mess” and on and on and on. Boy, did I send him into a tizzy. He then tries to pull rank on me by saying I better watch myself because he’s a retired 0-4. I asked him why he wasn’t in the database, then, but I’m not sure he heard me over all his yelling. On multiple occasions he asked if I knew anything about the UCMJ as an apparent threat to me for talking the way I was to a retired officer and called me an online commando.

By this time, I had already done my homework and located this guy. So, if you ever come across someone named Mike McCormick, or Link Joe McCormick, or Michael O’Malley McCormick, he’s a fraud. Here are the pictures he’s using:

Keep in mind that these photos are NOT of the real Mike McCormick. These are just the photos he stole from a REAL Ranger who was able to accomplish something the loser pretending to be in those photos could never do. The REAL person in this photo is enjoying his life outside the military in Washington State, enjoying the honor he truly deserves.

To the women being scammed by this guy, you need to contact the FBI immediately with all the information you have. I already have a LOT of identifiable information that is being passed to them already, including his arrest photos. Again, there is an easy way to tell a scammer when dealing with Soldiers. If they ask for money – no matter what they ask for – they are a scammer. And if he really is a Soldier asking for money, he’s a loser and needs to be dropped as well. This one is actually an American, so we can put his rear behind bars – again – for a LONG time.

202 Comments on “Convicted Scammer Now Using Military to Target Women

  1. Terry Grey is using Scott Mann photos and story, and his son Mark using Billy Gilmore, from Scotland is not real, also. Meh Rel-Amenn has my money, I am ashamed to say. I tried FBI, but IC3 site is broken I have learned my lesson, but please put these people away.
    Terry Grey, phone 402-870-3139. Email
    Thanks for helping me.

  2. I believe I have been scammed, $1425.00 from Terry Grey, his so. Mark and others. I tried the IC3 site but it’s broken.
    His phone is 402-807-3139. I found him on Plenty of Fish
    I can send phone and more, look up Scott Mann photo he used that one on pof.
    Please help me, thanks

  3. Bonjour à tous, Le gars avec qui je parle s’appelle Louis McLaughlin , il dit qu’il sert en Afghanistan, veuf sans famille a perdu ses parents idem pour Allan Reeder ils disent avoir 50 ans je ne suis pas arrivé au stade ou ils demandent de l’argent . J’ai aussi leurs adresses électroniques et quelques photos . Je souhaite juste pouvoir trouver qui est la vraie personne sur les photos, lui faire savoir que ses photos sont utilisées pour escroquer des femmes innocentes et vulnérables. Maintenant, je me demande si la personne réelle est toujours en vie ou morte.
    Je n’arrive pas à retrouver ces personnes juste avec les photos quelqu un peut-il m’aider ?

    • Hello,

      I am also looking for this men, but Real soldier. I talked duri g 6 mi ths with the scammer, who said that his name is Louis Mclaughlin, but he was not this person. He used the photo of real mclaughlin. Now i would like to contact with real ISAFsoldier named Mclaughlin. Can you help me, please

  4. A man contacted me through Instagram when my account was opened (now I set it as private account), his name is Sgt Bryan Erkan, 43 years old, and a widower. He said that her wife and daughter were dead in car accident. Now he is on a mission in Turkey. He sent me pictures. He has a lot of tattoos. He mentioned about “care packages” and it could be in form of money which could be sent to an agent.

  5. I was not yet victimized, but by mistake I invited a conexion in Linkedin and in the past days someone is talking to me like a general Kelvin Dawsen.
    This pernon clains to be in a misson in Afghanistan, Kabul, belonging to US Army in cooperation with UN.
    Could you please confirm if it’s a fraude? Do you want my help to locate this person?
    He is also on Skipe as Gen.Kelvin Dawsen, One Star General at US Army, Los Angeles, Califórnia.

    • Carla, I too have been contacted by this same ” Brigadire General, Kelvin Dawsen” on LinkedIn. Says hes from. CA…small chit chat…has not asked for $$$ Knows what State I live in. Wants to know if I have a husband and kids…Havnt answered. I want to support our troops..but my gut instinct on this is throwing up red flags…

  6. I am in the middle of texting someone in the u s army, said he is on special duty in Afghanistan peace keeping affairs, by his picture looks like he is in a good rank. Have sent quite a bit of money for him in Nigeria. It would seem to me you would want to check this out, with him being in military rank. I care about our soldiers and always support them. I hate to be taken advantage of, especially by a soldier. I do think this would be something you would want to look into.
    Thank you for your time
    Judy sosebee

  7. My friend has been in contact with a guy named erkan d. Roberts, he says he’s in Afghanistan and found her on Facebook. Says he’s a chief operations officer in the Navy. She’s sent him $250 for iTunes gift cards already, and she is convinced he’s legit.

      • I have been talking to a Sargent major in the Army that was supposed to be on mandatory reserve then got called to go to S. Korea to bring back war equipment on a 45 day deployment his namine is Pete Glover from brooklyn New York and he is a widower and parents passed. I have spoken on the phone to him and he doesn’t sound ike his picture and his texts are sloppy with misspellings so my alarm bells are going off. Has anyone ever heard of him?

  8. Colonel Bernard Owens supposedly in Iraq, dead wife and a son, is asking me to receive a parcel from Bulgaria for him. Obviously trying to get my address. He says the Army can’t help him and that the security firm holding his life savings and money are closing down and he will lose everything if someone doesn’t take the package. Obviously shady!!

  9. Has anyone heard of Morgan David or Morgan Silva.
    He has been texting and messaging me .
    , he is very neurotic . I have pictures he has sent . If he is not real I feel for the solider he stole identity from. At first he just wanted to be friends. Now its he can’t make it not talking to me. He is out of internet can I send him money for this so he can keep talking to me. Wants I tune cards to sell he doesn’t like what they serve on certain days, etc.

  10. The guy who claims to be Christopher Knox on Plenty of Fish also has a fake Instagram account – Chrisknox1994

  11. I have been contacted by someone named James Lucas Dosier. He says he is widowed and is in Tripoli, Libya on a peace keeping mission. Hasn’t asked for money yet. He has a number of different profiles on facenook and I believe also goes by James Lucas and Rawson Dosier. Pretty sure this is a scam


      • The Dave Dosier that contacted me ,even though I didn’t have a true crime ,he didn’t get anything. I reported it through the FBI, and scrolled through 7 FB accounts same pics and no friends reported all of them

    • Jennifer Gough
      I was contacted on FB by a David Dosier, definitely a scam.
      Eventually probably money since he told me he couldn’t get off of base to get money.
      Or blackmail since the last day he asked for a picture..I think that might have been leading somewhere but I had already decided something was very wrong so he got a picture of me butchering a deer. Because my kind of guy would be hell ya!

      He said your beautiful…wrong answer then when I said you need to find another girl, he told me he was shot on patrol last night. …that was the kicker it’d be funny if people weren’t getting hurt

    • The same story to my sister, but the soldier is called James Douglas and has a facebbok page with this name. Asked her to ask his vacations at the e-mail . That’s just the first step to get money.

    • Clinton Maxwell I believe is a scammer he says he is stationed Afghanistan. Is widowed 52 yrs old and both his parents are dead.I googled his nmae and of course the photos he is using on facebook appeared.

      • Do you have a photo of this man?
        I have been contacted by someone who is telling the same story.

    • Does anyone Know Anything about An Alex P Gonzales, from Munich Germany 47 years old in US Army??
      In Nigeria niw asnspecialist lives in Brooklyn NY?

  12. I would like to know if anyone on here has talked to or heard of a guy named Richie James Stafford he says he is a second lieutenant in the Peace Keeping and he’s in Nigeria so has anyone heard of him and if you have would you please contact me my email address is I have a feeling this man is scamming me and if he is I want to bust him in the biggest way I’m trying to find out all the information I can I know that he says he is in Nigeria on a peacekeeping or he’s part of an intelligence I said I claim my Secret Agent Man but every time I can tell him it is I bust out laughing but he doesn’t know that he says he’s from Michigan he’s based out of a Armory I think that’s a bunch of crap he has two children he says the children’s names of Posley are Sean and Jessica his wife was killed in a car accident I’ve heard that story so many times so if anyone knows anything about this person please contact me I really want to bust his ass hole thank you

      • Some one is scamming my mother how do I get help she doesn’t believe me and has been sending him hundreds of dollars he is going by the name David Graves supposedly station in Nigeria expecting a $2 million pension has a son named Lucas she’s so blind she thinks he’s coming to be with her how can I prove to her this is a scam she met him on plenty of fish

        • She needs to ask him for his military email address. If he gives ANY reason she should know it’s a scam. I’m sending you an email

        • I met a Captain David Lucas Graves on plenty of fish also he says he wants to marry me already and I figured it was a scam

        • Very few and none that can talk about it. If someone says they are deployed in Syria it is a scam.

  13. This guys named Lieutenant Rawson Dosier contacted me through Facebook that he is so in love with me and wants to be with me. He hasn’t asked for money but sent me an email of for me to request his vacation approval. He says he can’t talk to me over the phone or video chat because in the war zone they are not allowed to have mobile phones or cameras or they will be disposed. He didn’t give me the military email address either. He states he is widow and the pictures he has are older pictures. Yet, I looked him up and there are various profiles with the same pictures he sent. To bad because the guy in the picture is cute.

    • I have just had him contact me an hour ago.
      His English is not 100% (for someone who only speaks Eng), and the same widowed story, warzone no contact etc.
      What is a military email? How will I know it is one, as I am not American?

        • I think im trying to b scammed by a guy who says he is in kabul the capitol of afghanistan

      • Engem is megkresett Dawson. Azt mondta özvegy, a felesége szülés miatt halt meg. Most Lybiában van. Még nem kért semmit,majd holnap jelentkezik . Nekem is küldött képet magáról.

    • Rawson David Dosier… he contacted me via Facebook under the name Ludina Basan (so-called deceased wife’s name).

    • Nekem is írt . Ugyan ezt adta el? ! Aztán amikor szembesítettem a hazugságával, megkért hogy ne keressem többé ! Nem mintha akarnám. Csak nagyon megalázó !

    • I think I was contacted by him too. But he called himself James Lucas Dosier. Said he was in Tripoli. Widowed. Parents dead.

    • Same here,
      Same way to make a woman fall in love.
      Want‘s me to apply for his vacation. Told me next time he has to go to Syria.

      What makes a person to do this

      Sorry for my English.. I’m German

    • David lucas graves is a scammer he tried for 3 month to get money and itunes cards for him and his friend ryan

    • No but ive got photos of a lad i believe is dead a brave hero in iraq it sickens me to know creeps dont care who they are harming

    • Not David but a John Graves found me on Instagram & has been tlkin with me. Hes in love & hasnt met me .then we chat 4 bout a week & this morn he says cn i ask u sumthin, i said ask away. And he wnted 2 know if i cld get one of my hubbys credit crds & gve him the #. I said r u outta ur mind. I kinda figured he wld b askin 4 me 2 make a donation. Just like so called Luke Bryan

      • I’m trying to find out if the man I have been talking to is a scammer. I think I have been played like a fiddle. I have sent money and ITunes and he actually keeps telling me that he will come home to me this week. He was saying that he wanted to register me add his military wife or fiancee. I have instagram, Hangouts, pictures and emails.

  14. I received a friend request form a Kanen Bentley who claims to be in the US Army a commander with four stars I noted on his collar. Station in Bagdad Iraq. to cut it short I usually only let friends of friends on that I have checked but I was suspicious of this one after the usual your beautiful in so many ways theme. Wanted to live in Australia. Apparently born in Corpus Christi Texas…. The photo look genuine enough so think he make have stolen someone’s ID so thought you might like to know. I have defriended him so hope this help others. No harm done as I became suspicious quickly.

    • He’s currently scamming my mother please help me she just got her pension and is sending him money

  15. And it looks like he’s a fake. He picked the wrong girl to try and scam though. He’s not getting a penny from me! So sad.

  16. Hello to all,
    I have recently accepted a friendship request on Facebook from a certain Donovan Plasse. We have talked by FB messenger, unfortunately I don`t have a copy of our conversation because Facebook notified me is no longer available because it was identified as abusive or marked as spam, in just 1 day. However, I gave that guy my mobile number. I hate myself for doing this. He said was born in Waco, Texas, but now is in Afghanistan (being in the Army), 43 years old, divorced because his wife wanted his money, 2 kids and 1 adopted, asked me if I would like to be in love, get married. Told him a few things about me like age, where I live, what do I do for a living, how many sisters I have, parents, etc. I used short phrases and he wrote me poetry.
    Thanks to a FB user who shared his picture (and who blocked me because I sent her a message telling her I think he is a scammer), I found some accounts using the same profile picture: Donny Plasse, David Plasse, Mike Plasse. On google+ he uses the Martin Plasse name, and his gmail is
    Reported David and Donny Plasse account at FB as fake profiles so I don’t know if they are still active.
    I don’t know his real identity. I don’t judge him, but he disappointed me.
    Being kind and good at heart people take advantages. I just wanted to meet new people, honourable ones.
    Sorry if I made grammatical mistakes, but English is not my mother language.

    • I have been just talking through Facebook to a Jason Murdock who said he lives New York,New York from Houston Texas and serving as Staff Sergeant in the Army a Coastgurad off Syria. How do I find out if he is real or fake? I believe everyone. Lol. Thanks

  17. I have been talking with a Sgt. Craig Curtis. Could you please send pics because I have the same address but to a Mr. Adam Hallik. Same scenario but divorced and adopted a kid in Africa.

    • Sounds like the same guy ive talked to also but went by the name curtis Austin

  18. Anyone known or have any info about these guys, Williams j. Mahoney, Massey brown, Williams jarrod, and James king. Need to know two things one are they scammed or was their stuff stolen and being used all have facebook and we’re met on mingles2 and they like to chat on what’s app.

    • Hi I am on few dating sites. I am not sure which site. But William j.Mahoney is on. But it was that name used to friend request me.please contact me . Because I know I will not find you again. Friend me on Facebook messenger.Julia Quinn 94695 so get in touch please Anita.

      • Hi. I think this happened to me..ugh. I am bad on computers. Could u pls contact me through fb. Tina Aziz in maple ridge canada

    • I have been talking to Jack Williams. Have you heard of him?

    • Yes he is fake doe he contacted me things didn’t add up researched in google and found plenty of people from around the world that he scammed or tried to scam, luckily for me I’m too suspicious so did not get taken and it is February 11/2017 so he’s been ya this game for along time

    • Need to know about a Jackson Johnson claims he’s in Nigeria for 4 months he contacted me though Instagram and now we are talking on what’s up app he didn’t ask for money yet but just seeing if he’s a scam and like 28 more people on Instagram wanting to be friends

        • Thanks just terrible that the soldiers profile they stolen he probably don’t even know about it

      • Don’t talk to Jackson Johnson he’s a scammer yeah I talked to him for a long time and he’s are asking me for money when he started said he went to Amsterdam he was on his way home and someone stole his money and he needed money for food and he teach money for her phone all it went on and on and I kept telling him no no no I wasn’t going to do it well I finally gave in and send him some money but not that much and come to find out he is married he has three children once an infant he just had his wife just had a baby he’s in his mid-to-late forties or early fifties he also goes by the name of Scott Johnson Tony Johnson Tommy Johnson Johnson Johnson I’m serious just stay away from that man he is bad news

        • You can also go on to military Romance and you will find pictures of these clowns on there

  19. I want to know if someone has heard of the name Edward Barr. I have read all the blogs here and similar information is being presented to me by Edward Barr. I would appreciate any advice and info. Thanks.

  20. Never send money to anyone, unless you know them personally and speak to them on a regular basis. Even then, never send more than you are willing to give away forever.

  21. I have posted my story two weeks, and still my story of my scammer has not been posted yet, is it still under moderation? The women out there need to know about this guy, Captain Mac Benjamin Cautillo. Why has my story not being posted.

  22. The guy that “loves me forever” is named Joness Williams. Stationed in Tamale, S. Africa & is dire need of money to pay his high internet bills! First he wanted my personal info & I was like who in f*ck do you think I am? What tickles me besides me not being that stupid, is his use of basic English. It’s more like broken English lol! Good luck too all & beware!

  23. I met this guy at the end of march on Facebook and his name is jason van. Would like for you to email me.


  25. I met this guy on facebook named jack combs and he lived in new york and said right off he loved me and wanted me to come to new york said he had a daughter in high school in the uk we kept in touch for four months he said he was an articutect and owned his own business he told me he was wealthy then he had to go to Africa to build something big he kept telling me how much his equipment cost to ship to Africa then he said the African government was holding his equipment could I send him fifteen hundred dollars I said no he got very angry told by two weeks he tex me told me he lost his passport need five thousand I told him no so he threathen me told me he knew where I live he was off face book for two month now he is back on face he is befriending every friend and family not me I’m afraid of him can you help me get him a picture is all I have but I dont think it is him help please


  27. I want to know if the pics of brooks carter gonzalez( are the actual scammer, or has his I.D. been stolen. thanx gloria

  28. The first two photos of him in the jacket and the blue shirt are indeed him. He stayed with us for ~2 months before we caught on to his shit and he took off running. That is him and he needs to be caught. Hopefully by a few REAL military heroes and accidentally misplaced.

  29. Was he arrested and what for? That is him in the blue shirt.

  30. I agree I use to talk to him he was very rude to me n told me so many lies I had to block him over Facebook

  31. I encountered him years ago when MySpace was popular. He told me his wife died shortly after the birth of his son. Years pass and then I hear from him again, this time he’s in Hawaii even had a roommate, told me a gf in Indiana had his son because she worked for the gov. He’s very volatile when confronted. Told me he had no teeth I’m front because a bomb exploded. I keep getting emails but nothing personal to get an IP, just a generated email. Please stop him, he scares me.

  32. John Graves started texting me in Oct. 5,2014. He told me right off he love me and wanted to make a life with me when he got back home to Austin, Texas. He said he live by his self, had three cars, rented a big apartment, his parents were died, had no family. Then he started asking for money for one thing and another.I kept saying no!

    • Please how do I send my pics of Bryan rellinger smith? I’m so silly. I sent lot of money..

  33. The phone#8109914306 . This is the phone # he called me from and the phone of the AwalJamal Seen called me from was # 233502379192

  34. I just talk to him, he was using John Graves name until I ask him what his real name was and he said Cole. Then I ask him if his name was Mike, he said it was Mike Cole. He wanted me to send money to and Awal Jamal Seen in the Country:West Africa/Ghana City:Tamale N/R Zip Code: 00233

  35. Hi I have uncounted this idiot talking himself up on Facebook pages in Australia claims to be gods gift to the American Army, we are all over this prick like flys to hot shit. We are waiting for this piece of shit to resurface and we will give him a hiding. Ass Clown ambush is set we are having him booted off every veterans page in Australia.

    • Not anymore… he was dragged out from under his rock kicking and screaming and then made a quick getaway, deactivating his FB account. LOL. He was everything you said he was in this article.

  36. I stand corrected! This POS is still stranded in “Tahlequah, Oklahoma. As of 10-06-14 20:39 hrs.

  37. This little prick was picked up by a fellow veteran hours ago because he claimed to be a veteran in distress! He is now in the Michigan/Ohio/Indiana area! Beware!

  38. I remember talking to him online…He told me that he was a Major, and a ranger. He told me that he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sorry if it’s choppy My memory isn’t all that good, so I’m writing it as it comes to me. Also that he taught College ROTC at BC. He was surprised that I knew the ROTC patch. He showed me the same shadow box as the one that was pictured. He also told me that he went into the Reserves and didn’t keep his major rank, and was a SGT or something like that. Then said that he was going to retire shortly and that he’d get the benefits of a Major yet he’s claiming to be a SGT something in the reserves. There were only a few things he told me, I don’t remember it all, if you need to contact me, please send me an e-mail and I’ll get back with you. Thanks, and I hope that this helps.

    • What info do you have on this individual? Any would be helpful.

  39. well he is at it again and here is his picture!!!
    and what do you know LJ? lets see what i know! i know you were never a ranger or in the 82nd airborne! i know you have been convicted of felonies! and i even saw the mug shot! i know that there are over 30 women who claim that you have scammed them out of money and one woman even claims you raped her! i know you told one woman that you had a 10 year old daughter and gave the same reasons that you have not seen her as you told me and my family that you have not seen your son! you claim to have been in combat yet i cant find you anywhere on the dod sight for wounded warriors! you also claim to have been a major in the army yet your box of medals show nothing higher then a captain! you claimed the bus company lost your luggage but after speaking with them they claim you never checked any luggage in! i also cant find your name on any business license in west virginia that has you listed as the owner! im still looking into that! also the little lies you told my militia group about me being a fed? well id rather be called a fed then have all this evidence that your a criminal! so you scammed a 2 month place to stay out of me and my family! tried to break up me and my wife of 25 years and when we started looking into you and my wifes co-worker started asking questions about you you got all upset and said “i dont like being sniped”!!! i wonder why you dont like people looking into your past!? oh lets not forget about the supposed home for orphans you lived in! and how you had a choice to go into the military or jail at the age of 17! let us also talk about the the minnesota criminal system and how much jail time you did in juvy!? your big on how you said you went to CJ’s home and threatened him and he refused to come to the door! and how he lied about his military carrier but i found him the the database and could only find a 1 tear stint in the national guard for you, not the army reserves like you said with all these transfers back and forth to active duty as you claim! also i never asked for a dime while you were living here for free and eating my food wearing my clothes and shoes! so stop telling people you gave me $6,000! you didnt have a penny to your name and made dam sure we knew it! for 2 months you had 1 piece of mail and if you were a vet you would have had your disability/retirement check sent to my addy so you would have money to get on your feet! or at least had a bank card where the check was being direct deposited into so you wouldnt have to live off of my generosity! now all this being said if you wish to dispute anything in this comment please feel free to come over to my door like you did to CJ and i would be happy to discuss it! but somehow i dont think a coward like you would be willing to return the the scene of your crimes and face your accuser! now so as far as the drama from my family? ALL FAMILIES HAVE DRAMA! if you actually had a family and children you would realize that!now to clear this up a little further! you stayed in my home while my wife was in the hospital and extremely sick! and during her subsequent surgeries! and even after my diagnosis of cancer you still stayed and took advantage of my family! you are one big POS! my best advise to you would be to run away little girl this is one wolf you dont want to fuck with anymore and my bite is much much worse then my bark!

  40. He is up it it again July 2014– posing as a Sapper!!! More information as I get it!!!

  41. So a guy names Paul Roscioli just friended me on facebook claiming that we knew each other at some point. Everything he said seemed fishy… so I did some reverse searches and took the pictures from his profile pics and searched them in google. I found this site. The picture of the tall soldier standing in the desert is in his collection of photos. He claims to have a brother names Jeff Roscioli, some family living in Doylestown, PA, claims to have worked at PacSun in Montgomery Mall, and to have grown up around this area. I have no idea how he knew about the changes that have occurred in this area without actually being here, but he did. He claims to be a Captain with the Army Rangers and to have 25 enlisted men report to him.

    I only had one facebook message chat with him so I don’t know what he is after, but he claims that he is in Fort Drum now, and transferring to Fort Dix, NJ in 4 months. He says he has 1.5 years left and then wants to be a teacher. He claims to have his masters in education from University of Phoenix. I have reported his account to Facebook, but we all know it won’t do much!

  42. Link Joe McCormick is short, around 5’5. His weight fluctuates depending on how well he is being fed by the people that he mooches from. Medium brown hair, brown eyes. most of his front teeth are rotted away. Often is unshaven with alot of grey in his beard. He travels around to different states depending on who he can con out of a bus ticket. He grew up in Minnesota. He knows each place he lives is only temporary until people catch on that he is a con artist so he is always online looking for his next victim.

  43. yes i want to know how old this asshole and what his birthday i if this is the same guy all talking about i have been with him

  44. I cannot believe how much this man has gotten around. He must live online.

    I spoke with him off and on for about a year. Nothing ever came of it, Thank God. I don’t allow men who lose their temper over the dumbest $hit to remain in my life. Nor do I allow ANY man to speak to me in such a demeaning way. He’s lucky he wasn’t in my presence or I would have attempted to castrate.
    I’m thinking the women he’s scammed out of money, or broke hearts of should ban together and lure him to a hotel room where there are a dozen real Rangers waiting for him. I’m sure they would have something to say to this piece of S&it who’s representing them by acting like a complete psycho and pretending he’s one of them. It shines them in a negative way by association – and I respect the HELL out of the Military.

    This is an email I was a part of a while back. I guess an ex hacked his email account and sent the following message to everyone in his address book. I unfortnately was one of his contacts, but I didn’t respond or really care. I thought it was hilarious actually.

    I’ve removed names (except MIKE’S) for respect of privacy.

    (PERSON WHO HACKED HIS EMAIL ACCOUNT):please be ware of mike mccormick

    Ladies please be ware Mike is playing you. he is looking for a free ride use your own judgement. do not send him money if he loves you he will have his own money to come see you he just left michigan as he was talking to other woman he said I was his sister. ok right. not I also fell for his bullshit. he now has left for hawii. you poor lady i know you paid for his ticket please get him out dont allow him to take any thing from you.

    (A CONTACT’S RESPONSE): well thanx for the heads up whoever this is but i have not had contact w/ mike in almost a year nor do i plan to.

    (ANOTHER CONTACT’S RESPONSE): well he told me that he was in iraq right now and has been for about a
    year. he gets mad at me when i dont want to commit to him. like he
    wants a relationship with no effort on his part at all.. i knew
    something was up thats why i didnt trust him. he gave me some sad
    story of his wife passing away. now its just his son and him. and hes
    needing a loving mother for his child. im curious what the truth is.

    (YET ANOTHER CONTACT’S RESPONSE): I received the same story SXXXXXa. When I wasn’t empathetic enough, he became abusive via chat. Spouting off racially insensitive remarks.

    (A CONTACT WHO THINKS HACKING IS NOT COOL): Seriously? You hacked the guys account. What ever the misgivings you had with him should be taken up with him, not all of us. Besides all of that, please got back to the 7th grade and relearn your grammar and spelling.

    (A CONTACT’S RESPONSE): wow im shocked. The lies, he told me that he lived in san diego cali,
    and his son was being taken care of by his dead wifes parents while he
    is in iraq, he got really verbally aggressive with me when i just
    wanted to be friends with him. it was like relationship with him or
    nothing. i always thought it was kind of weird how he never had any
    new pictures. after knowing him for like 5 years ive only seen the
    same old poor quality photos. i thought for awhile that maybe he just
    stole someones pictures. also was curious why he would only try to
    call me late at night maybe 2 am. he added me on facebook then wrote
    me 2 days ago and asked me if i was done trying to be with jokers and
    ready for a real man lol


    (A CONTACT’S RESPONSE): LOL i laughed so hard i almost pissed myself. so he wrote me on
    facebook a moment ago and called me 2 faced and said he was going to
    delete me. lol sounds like hes been playing games with everyone.
    whoever hacked his email thanks for the heads up. We ladies got to
    stick together. he got exposed for his lies and now he can run and
    hide with his tail between his legs. Mike- your getting too old to be playing lil boy games. seek help!

    Oh, and there were over 250 people cc’d on this email.

  45. That is not a picture of Link Joe McCormick. Wrong birth date and name and the picture does not look like him. Link Joe McCormick has a much more angry piggie look. His birth date is 01/25/1971 according to which is the Minnesota Trial Court Public Access (MPA) Remote View website. I should know- the case is on there from 1997 when I sent his butt to prison. Happy hunting and stay safe folks.

  46. I met this guy in the summer of 2010, he only conned me out of the money for a bus ticket, then he went to Hawaii, his next con sprung for a plane ticket, poor girl. I feel fortunate that I was not assaulted as others were. I caught on quick to some of his bull as my father was retired Navy and I know of the benefits military servicemen and women can get.

    • Thanks for posting a real picture of this loser. I can’t believe he’s been at it this long.

  47. My friends and I knew Link McCormick in St Cloud around 1992-1993ish. He was arrested (?) with terroristic threats on his live in girlfriend, he raped one of my friends, and was just a complete leech. He was lying about being a Ranger way back then, his story then was that he was in Grenada and his stories completely matched those from the “Eyes Behind the Lines” vietnam biographies from some 101st rangers.

    I have no problem being contacted regarding this sociopath, he’s a danger to women and friends. I wouldn’t doubt if his violence has escalated in his 20 years of victimization.

  48. I just tried to contact the FBI about this person, and because it hasn’t got to the point of him trying to scam money out of me, they have nothing to do with it. Any ideas?

  49. OMG I can not believe this! Thank you to the blogger for putting this out there. I have chatted with this person off and on for several years. He was separated, has a son. On deployment, ect. We’ve talked on the phone but that is as far as things went. Then I hadn’t heard from him in a couple of years until tonight. I get a message from him. And everything that you posted is what he was telling me. I had known him as Mike, but tonight he said it was Link McCormick. So I googled it, momma didn’t raise no idiot, and low and behold this came up. He was telling me how his wife cheated on him and that he was in jail, and he is retired as a major with 21yrs service and just waiting for his pension. He sent me a picture. States that he is living in Delaware Ohio with friends. And would like to start a relationship with me…lol yeah right!

    So now my question to you all… how can I scam the scammer? What can I do to get this guy arrested for what he has done to other women?

    • There are a few things I’ve done successfully in the past. I lead them along for awhile. When they start asking for money, I appear genuinely interested in helping them. Tell them you want to send the money, but the Western Union or Moneygram office near you wants a fee that you can’t afford. For example, if they are asking for $1500, tell them that you can help them but you ONLY have $1500 and your local office is demanding a $50 fee first to make sure you are sending to a legitimate account. Tell your scammer that if they can send you the $50, you can send them back $1550 – the $1500 they asked for and the $50 “fee” they gave you. Then, walk away knowing you just took them for $50 and move on. I’ve collected about $350 that way and donated it all to charity.

    • do u have a recent pic of lick mccormink i wont to see if its the same guy that i been talking to

  50. Would a military uniform ever have there first name only? I’ve been taking with a staff sergeant named jolley William, gut says he is not for real , the only major red flag is picture has name on uniform as jolley.

  51. Contact me with an email where I can send you his info.

  52. ad cj dont ya beg for money for soldiers angels…. ya give a total of 28 cents on the dollar to soldiers and the rest is for ADMIN expenses and youre most certinly on the board of DIRECTORS along with several milbloggers and ya basicly buy surplus gear from youre sponsor as a kickback…. check out charitywatch,com and look up soldiers angels ratings.. its terrible and CJ collects along with the daughter or is she a niece or cousin of general Patton… they buy overpriced boots for the troops downrange WHO DONT need them from theyre sponsors. and Cj how many times have ya been forced to stop blogging lol… how many times have ya been called BS.. and ya then call the accuser a fake a fraud a scammer when you and youre chronies took in in 2011 12 million yet only 28% of that went downrange… LOL

  53. Whats funny Cj is youre also being investigated for scamming tons of Money via soldiers angels and i have several articles about youre crediblity…. Remeber youre 30 iraqis ya killed with a frag and an M9.. ya want some real info on CJ grisham how he lies when called on his bs and his Soldiers angels scams check here….
    oh and lets not cjs PTSD claims to get sent home after his 4 months in afghanistan due to his COMBAT STRESS… yet the next day hes at a godsmack concert while he left his comrades at Bagram. and his accusations of SEVERAL who call him out for being a blowhard and an outright liar……… or how he also accused Micheal Yon and Paul Rieckhoff the chairman of the IAVA fakes yet was busted.. see folks cjs crediblity isnt too good hes a bully at least and a liar at best….ya ever wonder how he obtains basicly folks dd-214s or portions of 201 files andd edits them….

    and lets discuss CJS harrassment of a former SF sgt and a journalist… shall we….

    seems youll beleive anything this blowhard puts… bet he wont keep this up… LOL

    • Aren’t you still hiding out in a pedophile country because you’re scared to come back to the states? You are still stalking real men again, aren’t you Michael?

    • Obviously, you’re free to comment here. Care to back up your claims that I’m being investigated for scamming money out of whomever? Obviously, you left this comment two years ago, so what happened to the “investigation?”

        • pls can u tel me if the pic of him is the actual scammer? or is it a case of his I.D. being stolen. as I have an address and name in nigeria,i will be reporting pls let me know if u have this or any other info. many thanx. gloria.

    • Still, LJ, Link, Michael.. whatever your name is… all these other people sure have enough to say about you, and I myself have SEEN you use the photos shown here that belong to and are of other people. There may be one photo of you on your now defunct FB account that was really you, and it’s PAINFULLY obvious that it is NOT the same person in the other photos you flashed at all of us on a certain FB page. All the testimonies from women who have posted here match up perfectly to what these guys are saying. I am not affiliated with ANYONE on this page and do not know the creators/admins here, yet I followed this link that a friend of mine came up with after typing your “name” into google. I believe these people because every word you said to me reinforced exactly what they are saying. The medals and ranks shown in the shadow box do NOT match up with what you say you are. You are pathetic excuse for a human being.

  54. The above photos are of my husband! We were sent to this site and article by a friend. We first heard of “Mike” about a year or two ago. We could not believe someone we have never known somehow got a hold of photos I have never even seen of my husband.
    My husband is present in the two bottom photos only. However we too have seen the first top photo as well. This is beyond CRAZY. I just pray my husband doesnt get arrested one day for mistaken identity…I guess that is what you’d call it?!?!

  55. I call bogus on info in this story . . .

    There is no 3/3 and hasn’t been since the 3/3 was deactivated. The 3/3 was an Army Reserve unit, attached to the 205th Inf. Bde, as a round out to the 172nd Inf. Bde. Currently, the only BN’s of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, are the 1st and 4th BN which are part of the Military District of Washington, and the 2nd BN, which is assigned to FT Lewis. For those that don’t know, the 3rd Infantry Regiment is known as “The Old Guard”.

    At no time in history, has a unit of “The Old Guard” been National Guard. If he had been 3/3, you would see the buff strap and Regimental crest in his shadow box, as those are not available to non-members.

    I served as WPNS PLT LDR, Co. B, 3rd BN, 3rd Infantry Regiment (TOG) ’80 – ’82

  56. Hi im deployed to Mars i need 250,000,000 to make the 3 year trip back home any one wanna help?

  57. wow . 20 years ago i couldnt even convince anybody i was in the army . the town i lived in must be a retirement choice for the special ops community since my bar had 2 green berets and one seal . they would drone on about the people they killed , top secret missions and their medals . ” cowboy ” threw his medal of honor away when we pulled out of ‘ nam …these are the guys who doubted my service . one night , just because their mouths were drowning out wheel of fortune , i asked for proof . there was outrage ! the seal actually had his 214 . it said he qualified as a radioman on a destroyer and served 2 years . he had a vietnam service ribbon . when i said a seal would probably have more stuff , well , of course it was all top secret ! then the bartender told me to stop stirring up the nuts . thats the type of contempt these guys should be treated with . i served 3 years active and 2 in reserves . got an air assault badge , army of occupation medal and an arcom , which i feel silly about because a general just happened to be on the range when i was shooting . i had a great time , but i kept my watch and held my slack , which is something to be proud of . my brothers say i was a good soldier .still ,its pretty boring…i need to re-invent myself ! teaching mixed martial arts to rangers ? as far as scamming money , maybe i should just post pics of my ratty trailer . the donations would pour in .

  58. There is a guy named Jason Randall who is out there on the web (in particular, eharmony) pulling off similar cons. I can give you details and photo if you want. He should be brought up on charges too.

  59. hi i need info im talking to a nelson tyson smith i really need to know if he is a military scammer he has shown me a national id for the us but it had hitler on it and a germany symbol wouldnt thingk that woul be on a usa id card he is 51 has lost his parents and wife he has a daughter im not sure what to think i need help

    • I would not believe any of it, US military ID cards have nothing about Germany or Hitler on them.

    • Melissa nelso Tyson Smith is a scammer in the first place from what I understand it is illegal for US Military to scan and send their Military ID to anyone a real US Military member has said it on this blog many times this is a West African scammer after your money delete and block him please as he is a fraud and what Jennifer said is the truth.Anonn

  60. This man you call Link told me his wife died during childbirth and his ex-girlfriend has custody of him. Claims to be a retired Major. So he’s fed you a totally different story.

  61. I think I’ve been Skyping with this guy (text only). I met him through an online game. Really volatile temper. Says he’s retired paratrooper…goes by Link McCormick on Skype…Ranger6 in the game…wow.

    • lol. sure enough, the fb profile link he sent me is the same guy you all are talking about. He’s never asked me for anything, but what a creep! Says he’s in Massachusetts, training ROTC at BC.

  62. I came into contact with this guy via Twitter in the Supernatural fandom, he claimed his name was Tommy. Though he never asked for any money, he held a trivia contest and said the winner would be sent a free pass to a convention, I won it and he said he was going to mail it to me. I sent my address for him to mail it, but so far nothing has shown up, and I have my doubts it will. I’m hoping if this is the guy because the photo above is the one he gave me..that he was caught before he could use my address in any way.

  63. Who do i contact if i have information about him?

    • Unfortunately he is still at it, I know because I was one of the women he just recently been verbally abusive to. is his facebook account, and it is still active. He is a very verbally violent man! I never gave him money or anything, but we were friends on facebook. He is a scam, he was supposed to help a fellow model and I out as we were unaware of what kind of person he was. In order for him to have had helped us, he began asking us personal questions, such as our address and such. Well one night I had made a post, it wasn’t inappropriate or anything, and he literally started going insanely nuts over my post and posting very mean things about me on my post. He started making threatening comments and was also trying to make himself sound like he was all high and mighty just because he CLAIMED he was in the military… Ladies watch out. He tried making my model and I go against each other, may I remind you my model and I are good friends as well. This guy is CRAZY AND INSANE.

      From what my co model has told me, that same night Mal Hombre Cockroach attacked me on my post, he was also telling my co model that her husband was fake and a liar. I personally have met her husband, and they are both very nice people. He is just absolutely crazy! He sit there and told my model that her husband had no military background, which by the way is a lie because her husband WAS in the military. Not only did he try and create a wedge between my model and I but he also tried creating a wedge between her and her husband. Which NEITHER of his attempts worked.

  64. i belong to a site called . everyday i catch a handfull of scammers. most are ones posing as military personnel. i have become very very good at seeking these posers out before they even put on thier show/act so to speak. one right now claims to be a military captain by the name of garces george. he wanted money to pay off his colonel thomas holmes for papers to send him home. he was very angry when i told him that our military soldiers are not wimps and if he was a real u.s. soldier, he is to stay and do his time. so anyways, i have been talking with him for a month now. he thinks i am very much in love with him. such chrm this man expresses. he says he is in afghanistan and will be there the next 5 yrs,if i dont help him get $2000.00 to pay this colonel. he even gave me the name and other infop of this colonels secretery to western union the money to. there are many others whose names i will say like jeff murphy,colin sayers and many more. if you know of a site in which i can get on to help others and post pictures of these people or the soldiers they are posing as, please let me know. i will be glad to give all the information i have.

  65. I am an actual U.S. Army Ranger (class 07/01) and would love to sit down with this guy to have a nice little “Chat”. He’s obviously lacking in the self esteem department and needs to be validated by being revered as an elite human being. The fact that he is scamming people is just downright evil. Don’t worry, though; what goes around comes around.

  66. I just found him again on a website called OkCupid. He put the first picture on this page along with another picture of a man who was killed in Iraq named, Michael Cerrone. I’m glad he wasn’t able to get anything from me. So scary.

  67. If anyone needs to press charges against this guy, I have him holed up in a hotel room tonight (Sept 22, 2011) in New Jersey. Tomorrow I’m shipping him out of my life….unless I have to go thru legal channels first.

  68. Please give me info on this man for months I have tried I see as late as June some people knew him well I need to know more. He was calling me again and abruptly stopped, I know his last place of residence some of you ladies please help me out I will return the favor if I can. Thanks

  69. Hi CJ
    I know its late in answering but you say you have info on my scammer Jonny Rellinger and David Bromley . I would be grateful if you could email me …
    Even nearly a year later I still am Traumatised by all this its not the money its my Sanity I just carnt have a relationship with any one I just dont know how to get it out of my mind is this Natural .
    Thanks Cj

    • Pam I think he just scammed me. I am bad with computers and can’t figure out the pics….

  70. CJ,
    Can you please send me a email address. I have info on this guy.

  71. CJ,
    Just wondering if there is anything that can be done to idenify these men before breaking off communication with one of these scammers? Can they be traced over the internet or through Western Union? I suppose if that were true you would have done it already but just had to ask the question.


    • If you can get them to email you then you can get an ip address. Easier to track these guys like that.

  72. Hi David Bromley is keep contacting me and believe he is also Jonny Rellinger . Jonny Rellinger was writing tome and took me in big and I lost money to him , before hand I was talking to a David He said he was a art dealer and travelled the world but camed from Australia said he was 47yr old . At 23rd December out of the blue he contacted me asking or money as he had been mucked in china everything had beeen taken but he still had this 17,000 dollar cheque on him I didnt replie the next 24th i had another email asking for help I told him I would get 30 ponds to him, I didnt send it that evening I had a telephone call on my mobile with a man shouting his head off at me asking where davids money was , I asked who he was and he said he was the Manager of the hotel he had a weird accent but not chinese , I never gave my phone no out to anyone . I never heard from him untill tuesday of this week after I had found out about my scammer .
    After I had come on here and read I knew what to look for , (God I wish I d known 6 months ago about it all) When so called David said “hello How is everyone around you”
    Alarm bless chimed !! Jonny Rellinger scammer
    Always used that sentence . I had a conversation with david ?? who said he was still in china , I asked about his sons college and he went quiet for 10 mins he came back and said some one had been at the door I mentioned that I thought he had been in hotel and he said he had a place of his own lol i asked the name of college again in Adelaide Australia and he said what college then quickly said Lincoln North Adelaide I was laughing at him so much I came off line .
    All that has happened to so many people has made me so angry I look after my terminally ill father, and even this has effected me ..
    I have my health and love of my children I am broke lost all my saving and it hurts me to think he will now steal my identity and the photos of some of my family I have sent and even my pets and father , I can only pray that he will one day face the justice System .
    I am a British woman ..I just feel so sad for all those people who have had their identity stolen from these scum bags

  73. I am looking into this guy’s background for a friend. I will share anything I learn of note.

  74. Yes, I have a scammer also. Jeffrey White Abizaid, jeffabi1@hotmail. He claims to be in Kabul, Afghanistan, son Kelvin “Kells”, other names he mentioned are Constance Botchery, Desmond, Alex Schofield, Shadrach Michson-Yeboah. He also is going by James, and Jeff Johnson. He sure is a smooth talker. Love to nail him.

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  77. Would the author of this article please contact me at the given email address? I admin a WWII discussion forum (link is provided) and we have have contact with this individual.

  78. Would the author of this article please contact me at the given email address. I admin a WWII discussion forum (link is provided) and we have have contact with this individual.

  79. I just found out that the army man I thought I was emailing for months, is on the wall of shame for scammers. the name he is going by is Brian Wood. Stationed in Afghanistan. Has cute little blonde boy. Wife died in car crash earlier in year. Couldn’t acess his money till he got the states. His son is in UK with wifes parents. He didn’t get anything from me except some dignity. His email is . He’s real sweet talking. He now also has mobile phone. I saw that as I deleted his ass!!!

    • I have been emailing and chatting with the first man on your wall of shame that has the child and you refer to him as Terry Perry Knox. He calls himself David Knox, email address davidknox49@Gmail.Com and He prefers to use Google hangouts to chat 2-3 times a day. I clicked on your site accidentally and his picture he sent me was the second one On the site. His story is the script : in Kabul retiring in 3 months 11 year old boy that is currently living with an army buddy in Accra Ghana, wife passed away from breast cancer 2 years ago after 15 years of marriage. I immediately copied your article and sent it to him, he tried to say his yahoo email was hacked so that is why he switched to gmail. He has the same broken grammar and spelling errors as I have seen in examples of your reviews.
      I played his game for about a week when he started sending me love poems and professing his love for me, I told him to back down since we had never met. He also claimed to have no access to funds or a phone. The major thing that put me over the edge of playing his game was when he had his son (fake) friend me on Facebook, his son’s name is Jeff Knox who immediately began calling me “mom”. A week later I got an emergency Google hangout saying his son had been in a bus accident and he needed funds for the child to receive treatment since his US military insurance would not cover him in Ghana. That’s where the BS ended, I called the so called hospital who had never heard of him, then I was told he was sent to a specialty hospital for a head injury, he layer this on so thick it was unbelievable.
      I would really like to apologize to the actual soldier in the picture for his service to our country and for the lowlife scammer who use them and don’t have any remorse for their actions.
      Thank you for having this blog.

      • I was recently approached by this scammer a couple of days ago. I had fallen asleep on the sofa early after a busy work week. I woke up at 4am and checked my notes. He sent a chat request.. I checked his profile and he said he was 50, but the SINGLE photo in the picture did not look like a 50 yr old man. He said t was because he worked out a lot. I asked why he only had one picture and his profile said his eyes were brown but the man in the photo has blue eyes.. he did not answer. I was born and raised in New York City, I have seen and heard it all so I am cynical by nature. It was late, so I didn’t bother to remember or write down the profile name he was using.. I thought I would see it on my home page under contacts/connections… However, has this wonderful feature for “scammers/criminals,psychopaths” that allows them to view/contact you but HIDE their own name/profile from appearing in the history. He asked if we could Instant Message.. he was in a hurry to get off of the site.. So I gave him one that I rarely use. He was going by knoxdavid49 on Yahoo. The English was broken, he claimed he had a 13 yr old son in the 6th grade…STUPID.. a 13 year old is usually in the 8th or 9th grade. He told me the same story about his wife cheating on him, dying of breast cancer, he was a good loyal husband but she did not appreciate him.. I asked him what time it was there and he was off by about 20 minutes.. I guess he couldn’t do the calculations from New York City to Afghanistan quick enough. I asked him why he would allow someone to take his son all the way to Africa… of course there was no response to that.. He uses a photo of a tall handsome soldier with blue eyes. The picture on showed him with a white/yellow jersey type shirt. These websites should not make it so easy for criminals to hide their identities. I am a very busy woman and tend to try online dating from time to time, but it has proven to be more trouble than it is worth.

      • I am reading your post and I have and Army Sgt. who has sent me a request on fb and he did ask for money for his son and I said no. He then asked about a care package for him but wants it to sent to an address in africa. How do I find out if he is real ? his name is David Jeff. Looks american but doesn’t talk american

      • This David is going by Michael Lamp too. So don’t send nothing.

        • I have one that’s going by Andrew Allen on Facebook. He’s a first leutenant in the US Army! I have been playing along to find out more info. He claims he is in Libya and his nurse wife died of a heart attacked and his daughter stays with his almost blind mother. No other Family!

          The messages below if from Messenger yesterday: “Honey i am sorry i was in jail that is why i have not been online i have a big problems here in mission on Tuesday night, i was in the bush and we are looking for the killas and my gun are always ready to shoot and a little girl run out from they bush i think it is they bad people that want to attack me, i have to put my hand on my gun and shoot the bullet on they little girl back and she fall down and the military took me, and put me in jail, and they told me that i am not careful i told them that i think they little girl want to attack me, right now they little girl is at the hospital they doctor said he is going to do some surgery at they little girl back so that, they bullet will come out and the military told me that will pay for all the hospital bills and i have to tell them to let me out, let me talk to my beloved friend if she can help me with anything, that is why i am here i have not eaten seen Tuesday night, i have been suffering with some hard jobs pls i need help they bill is 700 dollars if you can help me with anyone God bless you i am going back to jail i will tell them, i will check on you later so that they will allow me out, i miss you so much i am so sad in jail bye i am sending you this with a big tears in my eyes. Please send money to a person Bonnie Moore Address;12411 N.E 41st vancouver washington98682USA.. Baby my captain said that you have to transfer they money true westan union. I am going back to jail , i will tell they military to allow me to check on you later i love you baby i feel like dying in jail!”

          Let’s see how far he will go! BEWARE OF THIS TYPE OF SCAMMERS!

  80. Hi everyone, I`m from the uk and I`m a single mum. I wish I had known about this kind of scam before. The guy i`m talking with, calls himself Chris Brad Cordingly, he says he is serving in Afghanistan, but also there was another guy working with him and this guy also contact it me, this one calls himself Mr. Lloyd Henry, I spoke to both on the phone and one has an american accent but the other one sounds african. I have also their email addresses and a few photos from this U.S. American Soldier. I have been through a horrible ordeal and this only happened last weekend. I have lost £9.250 and on top of this they were demanding me to pay another £18.000 pounds, when I told them I couldn`t get this kind of money and that I had no more money left, the american soldier that i was talking to, the one that calls himself Chris, he told me that he was going to kill himself and he asked me to get a loan but by now I got suspicious and talked to a friend of mine who already knew about this type of scams, I just wish I had gone to her sooner. There is a lot more to this story but right now I feel so upset over this and haven`t got the energy to write everything that has happen, I end up spending the night in the hospital because of this. Now I can`t hardly afford to buy my son`s Christmas presents and I will be strugling paying for my bills and my morgage. I still can`t believe that I got myself into this situation,I feel so stupid and ashemed now. I just wish that I could find out who is the real person in the pictures, to let him know that his pictures are being used to scam inocent and vulnerable women. Now I keep wondering if the real person is still alive or dead, I just wish I could find out, if anyone knows a way of finding out please let me know, it will mean a lot to me.

    Thank you and god bless you all.

    • if you find out to how to find a person in the picture please let me know. the one in my picture looks american but talks like he is from africa

  81. I think I may have jumped to the wrong conclusion after reading these articles and reported someone that I now believe to be who he says he is but I am still proceeding with caution. It is hard to know when meeting someone online if they are who and what they say they are and it is a shame that these people are misrepresenting themselves. The name I reported was Charles Schulzes and if I have caused unnecessary work for anyone I deeply apologize. Thank you for being there for those who need you.

    Rhonda Hixson

    • It is best to always proceed with caution and to please do your homework when it comes to meeting people online. You never know who is behind that monitor and keyboard as many killers, rapists and scammers use their online personalities to hurt and swindle those who are vulnerable. Also it would be most wise to make sure you do not give out any information about yourself (online or otherwise) to this person unless you have met them face to face or know them personally.
      Some of us had to learn the hard way on what and who a scammer was/is. Scammers/predators steal our dignity, our money, our self respect and our hearts promising us the moon and the stars..but leaving behind a trail of destruction behind them as they go to the next victim. Please be careful…

  82. not only facebook, its all dating sites and social networks. and yes it happens extremely often our grou has almost 2000 members that most of them were scammed some more then once.
    we are trying to identify these @$$holes before they cause damage

  83. What I find truly disgusting about this horrible excuse for a human being is the fact that he also borrowed $200 from a woman on disability, never intending on paying her back. Instead, he yelled at her terribly as she said she was going to the police to turn him in as a scammer. He was coming to visit her but had to help a friend in Hawaii. How convenient as he has told another that he was stationed in Hawaii because he was angry at a domestic situation involving his ex girlfriend beating him in the face with a glass beer mug in front of his son.
    I am praying like mad that this bag of filth will be arrested and made an example of by those wanting justice and peace. What I find most disgusting of all is that he used a true soldier’s identity as a smoke screen to steal from female victims all around the United States.
    CJ, you should be commended for your hard work on this case. Let us know the update of when this loser gets arrested and convicted. Thank you!

    • What I find interesting about your story is that I know for FACT you sent this man a birth certifcate to him in Hawaii…so if your so dead set on putting this “scammer” away then why don’t you give them the address you sent the birth certificate too. I mean you know this man…you my dear need a life just like this blogger.

  84. Oh holy crap, I never really thought that people did that! This is further proof that facebook might be the devil. I hope he gets caught soon!

  85. Wow this guy is unbelievable. What a piece of work. I hope the authorities catch up to this guy soon and throw him in the slammer where he belongs. Good job on the investigative work.

    • Link Joe McCormick is a very bad and dangerous person. I knew him in 1997 and he lived with me for 10 months and said his name was Mike. I never knew his real name until I finally had him arrested for assaulting me and threatening me with a knife. He loves knives. He said he was a survivor of the “Black Hawk Down” incident. He took me for a Lot of money and subsequently served 14 months in a Minnesota state prison. Please beware of this man. He has assaulted numerous women and is a pathological liar. I fear he will eventually kill someone.

      • I just want to add that at the time of his arrest for assaulting me in 1997, the police advised me that Link Joe McCormick had outstanding warrants for assault and terroristic threats against other women. He also had been convicted of “theft by swindle.” He becomes very agressive if confronted in any way, as I found out. Some military men I spoke with after the fact said he was one on the best con men they had ever met. He was constantly on the Internet, grooming new potential victims, and it seems his process has not changed at all. He also had an army friend named Sheldon whom I met, who seemed to actually be in the Army, but Link Joe McCormick told vastly inflated stories about Sheldon’s rank and military history. Sheldon seemed embarassed by this and may no longer be an associate of McCormick. It would be nice to get the word out to more sites about McCormick, since it seems that prison has not deterred his career as a military impostor and con man. Also, he looks nothing like the man whose pictures he is using, being short and kind of heavy-set and unattractive.


          Well I’m actually in contact with the idiot at the moment. 
          Who ever thinks he’s a good 
          “Con Man” he’s rubbish
           I’ve been talking to him from the begging of April 
           It didn’t take me long to work him out. 
          It took me longer to track his I.D down
          Well the thing is you got to have a good memory to do what he is doing He Defoe ain’t got one of those 
          Apparently he’s told me he a 
          Sgt Us Army. Deploy to Afghanistan
          His Wife died 7yr ago with breast Cancer, leaving him with a 10 yr old Daughter, who lives with his Aunty 
          in the im the woman which have been brought down from Heaven. Im his Angel He wants to marry me, don’t say much about his poor daughter thou only he ain’t seen her for 2 yrs
          I’ve even received his vacation forms from his apparent “Commando” Hysterically looks so fake unbelievable lol 
          I’m actually enjoying watching him squirm &  plead to me declaring his dying love
          I keep telling him to go away, but he keeps coming back for more
          He is obversely strapped for cash lol Well he wont be getting a penny from me the idiot 
          When I finish doing his head in, I will be more then willing to send any information I have on the loser  
          I sometime wonder who the real scammer is Me or Him lol 

        • is there a way you could provide a real picture of Link Joe “Major Mike” McCormick for us? He was / Is still on a lot of military related face book pages perpetuating his lies… however i have a feeling the profile pic is not truely his. we have reported him to stolen valor and numerous other sites dedicated to frauds posing as soldier. Did you know he lost a leg in Iraq? thats his latest

      • Funny he friended me on facebook, I am a combat vet and he tried to convince me of his accomplishments he even went as far as opening a new site for Vets called Veterans of War and he is the admin! I think he talks to vets and uses their life stories as his own. We had a conversation today and when I mentioned stolen valor he unfriended me and blocked me this ass is a dirt bag


      • Hay this is cathy I think I may have some info too. Not sure ive gotten a face book friend request. It would be nice to know if true or not but all the storieslisted here sound like mine? Anyway this ones name is Allen Mata i just started searching for more info on him cuz have lerned that if something is too good to be true it probably is. So this is a facebook thing to but has also had me install hangouts tracks conversatikn better. Some times the righting is jenuine some times broken english. Let me know if I can be of assistance. Contact me let me know you have recieved this letter. Ive been wrighting him for three days now.
        thanks cathy

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