[UPDATE] The “Face” of Military Dating Scams – The Wall of Shame

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.

UPDATE (29 Jul 2010): Hooboy! That CNN piece has brought in a LOT of information. It did exactly what I think Emily, Abbie and I wanted to do which was bring attention to this. So, I’ve got a LOT of new photos and names and I ask you to be patient as I find time to upload all these images.

This is going to be the most updated version of my exposure of these Nigerian scams that target military personnel on dating sites. If you have a photo that is being used to scam women by using photos of military personnel, send to cj[at]soldiersperspective[dot]us and I will update this post. Eventually, women will be able to come here and SEE that the photos are being used on multiple women. It may also tip off people to who the REAL Soldiers are so they can understand that their names and/or images are being used illegally. If you are a Soldier in one of these photos, please contact me from your military email address so I know you’re legit.

Let’s get started…This post will be updated as photos are submitted to me. If you are being scammed by someone using these photos, please put your stories in the comments section. And keep in mind that the people in these photos are not the problem. They are victims just as much as those that they scam.

Claims to be Perry Terry Knox. Tells the standard retirement story, with a 11 year old son. Said he was a Sargeant. Asked for an iPhone, but when told it was too expensive asked his victim for a Blackberry. Uses the Datehoodup.com website.


This person is claiming to be Major Mark Collins Ehresman. Now, for anyone that knows anything about the Army uniform, knows that this is NOT an officer’s uniform.


These are supposedly of someone going by the name Tom Curtis. He uses the email tomhcurtis69@yahoo.com. Because of the size of each photo, they were obviously taken from either a MySpace or Facebook page. I’ve seen that last photo used in other scams as well.



These photos are supposedly of a Captain Steven Massingale Barrett. Yet, one just need look at the rank on the second picture to see how dumb this Nigerian scammer is.






Here’s the storyline on this guy, who uses the name Robert Bill Haggard.

My name is Robert Haggard.I was born on the 2nd of August, 1961 at Baptist Hospital of California. 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 16. 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.
As you already know, I am currently stationed in Baghdad , the capital of Iraq.I have to let you know that I am on my second mission to Iraq and I have already spent 10 months here in Iraq. My first mission to Iraq was in 2003. My mission ended in 2005. 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 was in love with her with all my heart but she let me down. I was with her for 14 years.
My son lives with a friend in Miami. I have full custody of him. I do not want to pay my ex any amount of money again.I will be getting him 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 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.
My relationship with my ex was like this. I loved her with all my heart. In fact it is true. I wasn’t thinking she can do such a thing. I helped her in her work, support her family, spending much time with her as much as I could. Going with her to the beaches, the movies and a lot of interesting places just trying to make her the happiest woman in life. I know she is regretting it by now. Her parents once called me and were apologizing for her but I already made my mind. I don’t know why she drew away from me. Maybe, she can’t control her sexual desire. I do not get angry. It happens once in a while but I know how to control myself. In the army, if you can’t control your anger, you gonna end up fighting all the time. Will like you to also send me some pictures of you too.Take care.
I am concluding this letter here but remember this am serious about my words
Have a good day.
Hugs,
Haggards

I highlighted the glaring holes in this guys story, especially the rank. As I’ve said before, Soldiers ARE able to call back home and have contact with “outsiders”. What a weird term they use. Again, judging by the size of each of these photos, they were most likely snagged from a MySpace or Facebook page. Anyway, on to the next.


Meet “Captain James Miniard of the US army”. What a promotion for this guy, huh? I highly encourage you ladies being scammed by these guys to actually do a Google search on military ranks. You’ll knock out 90% of your problems right there.





The first one goes by the name MikeJones@Yahoo.com. The other 3 are supposedly the same person and goes by the name SGT.Oliver@yahoo.com ( full name Oliver Adamson). I’ve heard this name both ways. Both of these men were on HOT or NOT.




These are supposedly of a” Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Lanois” from Cleveland North Carolina…and is presently stationed in Afghanistan in a “very dangerous are” in Kabul and that he is with the Second Falcon Bridge Combat Team 82 SF Base. Again, notice the rank of this LTC!! What a coincidence! I’m in the First Blue Falcan Blog Brigade!


Here is a pic of “MAJ Joseph Morris” aka jose.muriz@yahoo.com. No explanation about why the name and email address are different. Probably tired of creating new Yahoo accounts and keeping up with them. Same story wants ts2 money and transit money. Says he was in 24 years, wants to retire and marry his victims and has money aplenty. Again, if someone says they need you to pay for communications, it’s a scam. Soldiers can pay for it themselves. It can also be taken out of their paychecks automatically if they “don’t have cash on them”.




Here is “John Palmas”. He said he was from CA studied at West Point, been in the Army for 15 years. Now in Afghanistan and will come back in 11 June. They always say they’re coming home soon so that when something goes terribly awry, they can bilk you for sympathy money for hospital clearances and all that crap. The interesting thing about these photos is that the scammer actually took the time to remove the name tags from the photo. Could be anyone here!






The first 4 photos are of a young James Ruddock and his family. He says he is from New York and a widower with 2 daughters and that he also had a house in England that he was going to retire to ‘any day now’. He targets women in the UK mostly, it seems and proposes marriage, using his dead wife and two kids as emotional bait.

He also says to some women that he was supposed to be in Afganistan with a house also in the UK that he was going to retire to a different location. He sends out emails from “a diplomat” whose English and grammer are very poor but his emails requesting money for a package to be delivered to the UK. He also uses the name of Steve Ruddock and Mark Ruddock as well.

This one is funny, but the person using the above photos claims to be a Captain Brown Mark (Mark Brown?). The moron can’t even use photos of people with the right name in his scams!! He uses the email address brown_mark50@yahoo.com. This guy is such a tool, he tries to use General Odierno in his scam. He sent one of my readers he was trying to scam the following email explaining that “CPT Brown Mark” had been wounded and she needs to send him money to leave:

This is to inform you that that tallibiance man as attack the solider mans that they realse for the leave and will are very sorry to let you know that the travel will be in this week………And will are by let you know that you can still make the payment for your solider man capt Brown Mark in two day

GENERAL RAYMOND T. ODIERNO
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp taji
APO AE 09342

Now, I don’t know if ya’ll have ever had a chance to listen to General Odierno speak, but he sounds NOTHING like that letter. See for yourself:



This is supposedly Lt. Christopher M Morris with Military Number (USArmy/MlL 456378) based with the 32nd Infantry Division camp phoenix kabul in Afghanistan. There is no such person in the Army as Lt. Christopher Morris and we sure as heck don’t have “military numbers”. Oh, did I mention that the Army doesn’t have a 32nd Infantry Division?





Here are the pics that the scammers used on another reader using the name Sgt Patrick Mcdonald. This moron also sent pics using using the name Gen. David Petraeus. Ha! EVERYONE knows who General Petraeus is, but these guys aren’t smart enough to realize that.






The next scammer uses the name Capt. Harry Swain of the US Army, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, MOS 11B Infantry and these photos. When anyone asks him questions, he is vague on the answers – probably because he doesn’t know anything! He only communicates through yahoo and of course is retiring in June. This is so that he can set up the classic Nigerian Retirement pass payments, as if a Soldier needs to pay to retire from the Army! I tried looking into this one, but there are so many Swains in the Army, but none of them with a first name Harry.











The guy using these photos seems to have hit the motherload of images. He calls himself Arena Adams. He even has pictures of his “kids”. It’s beyond twisted when they start to use servicemembers’ kids. The have all come out of Saudi Arabia, but could easily be routed through there from Nigeria and other African nations.. He has a “diploma” (diplomat) contact the victims, Mr. Randolf was his name, and uses the phone number 233543756622. He also had the story that he wanted to open a jewelery store when he got “home” and was going to send a package containing all his worth, $950,000 in gold and $600,000 in money, to hold till he got here. I wonder how much shipping would cost on nearly $1 million in gold? It conveniently gets stuck in customs and after spending $11,000 for the weighing fee (oh, that’s how much it costs!), he still needed another 5,500. Said his birthday was April 30, 1969, and he sponsors children in Iraq, that he has 15 children that he set up a foundation for and provides for them.

Interestingly, the reader who sent this to me said, “When I told him I wanted to send him something for his birthday, he gave me the address 60 mango tree blvd, Accra Ghana, with the name Alexander Ofori Hammond as the person who will be receiving it.” I’m surprised since usually they just claim they can’t receive packages due to “security”.






I’m not even going to create some witty banter for the guy using these photos. I’m just going to copy and paste his intro email. It’s too funny to miss, especially that he calls himself “Mac Donald” as if it’s two names:

I have decide to take my time to write out this message to you and I will expect same back from you.hmm i lived in U.S right at this moment,in the beautiful city of Farmington Hills, Michigan where i had been for so long since the divorced between my Mother and my Daddy. Really before my Dad passed away, we were living peacefully together, but on a official peace keeping mission in Dafur War Region, let me quickly phrase out this that my Dad and my mother are American. My father was from the Marine Military,My mother is a teacher.They both met on a trip down to Paris, they met each other and were friends till they were finally able to find true love which had led them together to have given birth to me. hmm they both were Christians, just like my Mother would say to me, that if my Daddy wasn’t a Christian, she wouldn’t have agree to marry him when he proposed to her. We all were living peaceful before my Daddy had to divorce my Mom due to some sort of things i don’t know if i should tell you here because i don’t know you yet, so please don’t worry about it, i am only trying to be cautious of who i am dealing with, maybe when i know you enough alright? anyway to make it short, my Daddy and i lived alone in Farmington Hills, Michigan after the divorced between him and my Mother. So Mom couldn’t stand it living in the city anymore, she packed her stuffs and then went back to United kingdom to live on her life right there.unfortunately,I lost my father on the line of duty, he was on the sea as a marine Major when he fell to the bullet of Jamaican Militant.His death made me to join U.S Army because he was given a state of heart burial and all his benefits was converted to me as a beneficiary, which will make me to get more benefits after I retire from my present job. It was so painful to recall this memory at last i had no other choice than to go live with my Mother in Scotland United Kingdom as i felt needed someone around to help me through life difficulties before i can carry on myself you know what i mean. My Mom and i live together in an apartment here before i travel down to US when i got deployment to Sudan Dafur war region for peace keeping in the country. I am the second child of my parents because we are two in number of our parent. Honestly she is very nice, kind, caring and loving Mother anyone would pray to have. She treats me sister like every good Mother would treat their beloved children.
I have spent 19 good years in the Military,got rapid promotion due to my dedication to my work. I have been to some countries, mostly to lead the troop on peace keeping mission and aid relief mission. I am planing ahead for my future as I am looking forward to meet through right woman, so I can make my final decision to tender my resignation letter, in order to enjoy my new relationship and build a strong family.Now i must tell you i am looking for in a soul mate, someone i could call my own, a woman in whom i could invest my time, good deeds, seriousness. I know out there lies someone who has the nature of God inside of her, someone who would be ready to give 100% of herself. Of course i am not getting any younger as my age increases by year.I am 6’1 in height .. I do not smoke but drink socially. just looking for the rightful one now.Also this is the quality i seek in a woman,one who will be dedicated to being my wife, loyal, faithful and honest. One who knows what it means to being in love, one who is very affectionate, simple, easy going, fun to be with, caring, very sincere, very romantic, giving nature, tolerant home loving, hard working, reliable, sensual, with a sense of humor. One who will be a good Wife and who can take care of me and my one kids!
I am tired, need some rest. I led the early morning parade for the troop in my Base.
Have a great day and waiting for your message.

Warm Regards,
Sergeant Mac Donald

These photos look familiar. The individual has already appeared on this list, but now under a different name:



Notice how the scammer has removed the name from the uniform? That enables him to use any name he wants while sending out the same photos to other women. Here’s his story (with yet ANOTHER) rank faux paux:

Hello how are you going today ? well thanks a lot for your replyed …
well i have been devorced for 4 years now ..i have been in iraq 2 years 4 month now ..I;m in iraq baghdad now …i have been in the army 21 years …I’m army side …I am an E-7 Staff Sergeant (SSG) 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 noncommission officer and I work in the junior management of the military…well i have only one sister living in germany .. i have no kids …My mom was a head teacher and dad was in the medical field of the army and later worked with the .Gold mining company in ghana but as i m talking to you now i lost both of them..i will get back 25th june for retirement , that why i m serious here looking for woman who is can be with me for the rest my life …,I’m pride of myself in being honest and most trustworthy, I seek that in a mate, someone who is compassionate yet understanding who has a calm behaviour and a great personality…I b’lieve there is no ideal relationships, Be honest a relationship is hard work and compromise, It is as good as you make it, 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 love the grammar from this “senior NCO”. It’s also interesting that a SFC is in a “squad leader” position. BWHAAHAH!



The scammer posing as “SGT David Monfils” is one of the earliest names used for these scams. I hadn’t seen the name in a LONG time, but now it’s cropping up with photos. It used to be part of those “I have a million dollars buried in Iraq and I need your help getting it back” scams. Now, “Monfils” is trolling internet dating sites.


Now, this guy cracks me up. He even sent his victim a “scan” of his “passport”, an obviously photoshopped monstrosity of an attempt. I love the lines through the face. This is supposedly SGT Steven McCabe, but after searching for the person in the passport in the Army database, I came up empty!


These photos are of “Sergeant Heicken Kenneth” of the “US ARMY on mission to Iraq.” However, I’m trying to figure out who in the Army wears German uniforms and drives around in a vehicle with the German flag on it. The scammer using these photos lifted them from a Reuters photographer because he didn’t even remove the embedded code describing the photos. Since they are pretty cool pics of our German brothers in arms, you at least deserve what they are:

Top Picture: German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) patrol during a mission in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. It’s actually a Reuters photo by Fabrizio Bensch.

Bottom Picture: German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) take cover after detecting a suspicious site during their search for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Chahar Dara district on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 12, 2010. Also from REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

He uses the email address sgt_heicken@yahoo.com.


I’ll just let the dufus (Andrew Sanchez) using these photos tell you about himself, since I can’t seem to make any more fun of him than he makes for himself without realizing it.

I am presently in Afghanistan at the moment and would be back by next month, I have been serving for 11months here now and would be done by next month. I work in the Military and I am a Lieutenant, My work schedule is like a 24hour thing I dont have any schedule as we work round the clock here trying to keep peace here, I just have little time for myself here so you need to see how glad and excited to know that I would be back home next month.

between the 6months I would be off work. I have only lived in Lawrenceville GA and I have really enjoyed my stay here and would always love to stay here. That was where I was given an apartment and I could decline the offer as I also do like my apartment. I am not at all bothered about the distance. Andrew

I keep forgetting when he says he’ll be home!

By the way, a lot of scammers are starting to ask for things like iPods, undershirts, digital cameras, and other items. They are asking people to FEDEX the items to this address:

Wisdom Dome
60Mango Tree
Accra-Ghana
Zip Code…00233
Tel.Num.00233205622258 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              00233205622258      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Again, a moron who can’t read English using the photos of someone with a completely different name on his uniform. Meet “Joe Harold”. He says he is in Iraq on his third tour of duty. He is retiring in July 2010 and is looking for a life partner. He says he is is from Bedford, TX and also owns a home there. How dare he claim to be a Texan!! He, like almost ALL of these scammers, uses Yahoo: joe.harold45@yahoo.com. He is a smooth talker. He claims his mother was a head teacher and died. His father worked in Gold business in Ghana and also also died. He tells women his birthday has recently passed and how he would like to receive a gift. The posting text of Arena Adams is so similar and also includes similar text from Sargent MacDonald. Probably joe harold is also Sargent MacDonald. He asked to send an iPhone, digital camera, 5 packs of Calvin Klein white, round necked tshirts for him and his troops, chocolate, toffees and cologne. He also uses the Ghana shipping address.






I am Ivan Nobile and am with the US Army as an Intelligence Officer (MST SGT)currently serving in Iraq-Baghdad(Camp Taji),although I just got back from Afghan a week ago.I have no kids,I am widowed,lost my wife and parents in an accident 5yrs back.
My late parents were originally from Russia,and since their families never agreed for them to marry they moved to Virginia(USA) to start a new living as no family member back home in Russia knew their whereabouts.I have never been to Russia before and never met any family member of mine as my parents never allowed me,But for sure,I will visit them this year as my dad gave me all info about them before he departed.So I was born and raised in Virginia and I was educated in Arizona(AZ).
I attended my High School Education in Pittsburgh (Oliver High School) and furthered on to Central Texas College in Texas to major in Criminal Justice(Associate Degree) and then to the Cochise College in Arizona(AZ) to major in Intelligence Operations(Associate’s Degree).
I am seeking a woman that I can leave my life and love with.Someone that I can make my partner forever and be with for the rest of my life.A woman with a sense of humor.A caring,loving,faithful and loyal partner who I can trust for the rest of my life,and I hope you have all this as I seek.
I have attached some pics of me too in this email and I will love it if you could attach yours too.hoping to hear from you soon.Take care.
Ivan xxxxx

Sounds like a great guy. Too bad he doesn’t exist!






This is supposedly Kenneth Steven England, who originated from Chicago and was supposedly living in London. As you can see, the photos are small and no nametapes are discernible. Depending on how old these photos are, I may be able to find him since he wears a local patch.




This one is funny. These are supposedly photos of SSG Scott Adams from Fort Irwin, CA. Anyone that knows anything about the military will laugh when I say that the person behind these photos claims to be an ARMY SSG. When the potential victim forced the issue about pictures he changed his tune and stated he is a CSM in Baghdad. These are obviously photos of a Marine Corps Colonel. The fake Scott Adams stalks Facebook and myyearbook.com for his scams.

Okay, this next one cracks me up. Check out these photos:


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I love the part on the back in the red little blotch that says “money back guarantee”! If we don’t kill the enemy, we’ll refund the cost of the war!! Here’s the photo that “Captain Cris Kepley” used to make his ID:

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Good thing he brought his dress uniform to Iraq so they could create this wonderful Camp Victory ID badge!!





The douche using the photos above are of a guy who says he is in the US Army in Afghanistan. Don’t they all? He uses Badoo and his name is “Steve Lopez” but the same photos are used on other profiles calling himself Johnson. Same story:

“This Steve contacted me last week and he is a very nice person in his mess. He is an Officer in Afghanistan (though he’s wearing the uniform of a Sergeant) and have been there for 22 years and he will now retire in October. Then he will come to Sweden and marry me. And we will love each other forever. He had pray to God he should meet a girl like me and when he saw me at Badoo he thought God had made his wishes come true. He has a son in Tampa or Miami Florida, Been divorced 5 years ago. He had send me message every each morning and night but hadn’t asking for any money yet. He was telling me he was not allowed to give me his service number or his home address or his military email address cos of security (this is a lie and a classic tactic of scammers).”

He uses the email address stevelopez_27@live.com and will try to guilt you into believing him if you call his bluff by saying he will “kill himself”. Don’t fall for this tactic. Even if it were true, maybe it’s best if he just did it!





This guy calls himself Staff Sergeant Christian Richardson from Miami, FL. Again, ladies, you need to Google military ranks and you’ll see that this guy is not who he says he is.






The scammer using these photos goes by the name Marcus Movic and claims – like all these scammers – to be “a widower with a lovely Son” who’s wife was killed in an ac

cident while he was toiling in Iraq. The problem is that there is no Marcus Movic in the Army.

3,844 Comments on “[UPDATE] The “Face” of Military Dating Scams – The Wall of Shame

  1. Captain Matthew Andre Collins. Claims to be a Captain working towards his Major rank currently in Trenton NJ. Instagram account mathew_collins789. Chatted back and forth a few texts before something seemed off. Like to call you babe, baby, honey…Says not allowed to be on social media, can’t take pics, wouldn’t give military email, APO. When asked to talk on the phone, then got the “well there is something you don’t know about me” line…” wasn’t born in the US, born in Paris, France, parents killed in a plane crash and went to live with an aunt in NJ. Says has a 4 year old son and his wife of 8 years cheated on him with his neighbor. He never got around to asking for anything….deleted and blocked! OMG as if!

  2. My friend has been in contact with guy who says his name is Evans Jones and he is Sargent in the army based in Texas and he currently is on deployment in Syria he only talks to her google hangouts and he did give her his cellphone number 1-707-797-0433 and he has sent pictures to her as well but very few he video chatted with him but she couldn’t hear him only see him. I’m worried because I don’t want her to get hurt by him. He wanted her to send him money for food packages and thank goodness she hasn’t sent any money to him but she has said he doesn’t want her to anyone about him till he gets back at the end of August when he is supposed to go and visit her. He said his wife died 5 years ago to leukemia if anyone has had contact with him let me know I just don’t want her to get to invested in something that is not real

  3. Hello i’m a computer IT technician and have been contacted by 2 of these scammers one calls himself Avin Jones and has about 3 accounts on Instagram the wore thing is that this person uses this soldiers photos and also his daughter’s photos.
    The second one is claiming to be called Anderson Bennett Robert and sent me a picture where his uniform says Anderson. This is when i knew he was fake as i have seen enough military movies and have family in the US military to know that your last name is what goes in the uniform.

    The sad thing is that he is using the pictures of a soldier who’s reputation is being dragged thru the mud

    • I believe I’ve been scammed and I need some help pictures have been use of someone posing as him Bram might be him everything that I have written on this website fits the description of this person asking for a phone asking for money to be transferred and he admitted that he’s a scammer I have everything on my possession right now to prove that if someone can reach out to me I appreciate it so no one can fall in The hands of this predator my email is as following:
      bramlebronjr@gmail.com
      I hope I can be help as to help others

      • I have bank account info and all pertaining correspondences. Sorry about misspelling this just happened to me as I’m typing this by speech the AutoCorrect changes some words. He poses or is Perry Williams Fennimore from the 14th Brigade combat team according to him in Afghanistan. He claims or is from Miami Florida 35 years old his birthday is coming up according to him in September 15. I met him on a website called Adam 4 Adam it’s a dating gay site

  4. I’m trying to find out information about Robert Jones Wayne ( from Fayetteville, NC). He says he is in Afghanistan for a few months , now in Kabul. I didn’t ask him about the unit he belongs to, but he told me he is a major . He sent me a military email address to which I replied but I did not receive a reply from him.( Maybe is a fake mail address even if it ends .mil ). I met him on Instagram for about 1 month and a half. He didn’t have a Facebook account, but he did one to talk. He also has a Quora and Picuki account. He says he is a widower, a 14-year-old boy who lives with the wife of a colleague in Fort Bragg while he is deployed. . I googled to see if I could find anything about him, but apart from a picture taken at the US Embassy in Afghanistan, I didn’t find anything. He sent me recent pictures of him and his son. We don’t talk anymore because I told him to look for me only when he wants to call me. I haven’t blocked it yet. I would like to know if it is real or not. Maybe you can help me. Thank you .

  5. He contacted me with the name of Chris and was in the army , but lived in Houston, Texas. Little did he know I am very tech savvy and I googled his pic. Also gave him a bogus name when he asked for an outside address etc., as to which I told him I do not give or have. I studied to be a profiler as well. The nerve of these people . Everyone needs to learn to google pics ! I also reported him on the site !

  6. I have been talking to a Dr named Dylan from New Jersey. He seems legit ( I am a retired Nurse ) . He is currently in Iraq. He is divorced with a teen son and an 11 year old daughter. The only thing he has asked for so far is a ride home from the air port and a ride to the nearest recruit office to sign in when he returns and I feel myself falling in love slowly but being cautious as I have had 2 HORRIBLE divorces myself . I don’t know how he found me on facebook and his reply when I asked him about it was ” God found you for me.” He has asked me to go to his home to see where /how he lives when he returns and he is retiring after this deployment and he loves me and wants to marry. He is my dream come true but the voice in the back of my head and from my friends tell me to be very careful. I don’t know how to do a background check and I know the old saying, “If it seems too good to be true, It probably is” keeps popping up in my memory but I don’t want to throw away what could be the best thing to ever happen to me when He could truely be for real . I am not stupid but I am a senior citizen now and he makes me feel important and knows I am retired on disability so there is no sense asking me for money cause I need that myself but I will NOT take it from him and be obligated . How can I check up on him ? Sally

  7. Looking to investigate a SSgt Lucas Sanchez. He said he was in Afghanistan working for the UN. After two months of talking he asked for $5750 to process pass documents to get him home on leave. I suspected at that point he was a catfisher. I have a copy of his military ID badge and other photos and I want to find the actual guy so he is aware someone is posing as him. Please help.

  8. I’m trying to find out about Lt Col Paul Rodger US Army in Bagram airfield Afghanistan I believe he is 10th Cavalry Regiment(Buffalo Solider) based on the pictures he sent me,
    He claims to be from Brooklyn NY.

    • I’m sorry that these guys dupe so many women. This guy that frowned me is William dunckel

    • I’ve been scammed by a …William dunckel. Luckly I sent no money but went searching and found he’s not even in army anyway

    • Got another scammer going by Thomas Richard
      I copied and pasted his life story and it took me directly to this website. Did not give a military email and flipped age from 53 to 50 and forgot he was widowed. His story was exactly like stories above except year change.

  9. I’m trying to find out about Patrick Andrew. Lieutenant Central Division camp id: 78081LIT He claims to be in Yemen working as an engineer for the Army. Any info about him ?

  10. I’m trying to find out about John Grigsby. He claims to be in Afghanistan working as a mechanic for the Army. Any info about him ?

  11. I am currently talking to a man who claims hes in the Army in Kabul Afghanistan. The name he gave me is Raymond Antony Bentley. I have pictures and a picture of his passport. The date of birth on it is July 18 1984. He hasnt asked for any money but I just want to know if this person truly exists or am i being scammed or catfished. I met him on Tinder but now we message on facebook messenger.

    • I want to ask about Bobby Massingale Williams,because he ask me money for many times,he said he deployed in Nigeria.

  12. Is anyone writing to David Roberts, 58 years old, gmail-address, hangout? He is a scammer, definitely. I know from my own experience. Thankful I didn’t pay anything, at least that is good. Claimed to be a Sergeant of the US Army, peace giving mission in Kosovo in Europe. Finally “their camp was attacked” dramatically, I got two texts with “what he lived through that days”. In all that mess he thought of his luggage, wanted to send it to me because I was his only trustful person, should pay only little. Red flags all over. The last picture he sent was some different to his others before, younger and so on. I live in Europe so I watched the news and looked in the internet – nothing mentioned.
    I am pretty sure that all mails and texts were sent from different persons, I think they were three writers, just because of the different styles. And if he is writing to you more than beautiful you can look up where he copied it in the internet. Put only one sentence into Google and you will find what he wrote to you on pages like “How to write a love letter”. He copied only one sentence out of many proposals and mixed it to a new one, so it’s more difficult to find.

  13. Anyone heard of Lt. Brad Logan US Army of Texas? Don’t trust him.

  14. Does any one know an Army sergeant known by the name Keresey Darrel Andrews based in Nigeria? he is really handsome and we have been dating on line for 6 months now and he is suppose to come to see me in Ethiopia Addis Ababa where i am in a month and half. but now i suspected him very much. he has been saying to me that he cant video chat so i asked him to write my name on a paper and send me a picture of that which he did send me and looks legit in the beginning but i doubt now and i think its a photoshop. and now he has asked me for 700 dollars for me to send to him because his card doesn’t work in Nigeria and that he will pay me back when he comes to me because once the troops get to the States his friend will borrow him money. and he actually wants me to transfer that money to a bank account that is a nigerian company that does the thicketing for the Army. and when i spoke to him on the phone he sounds not American and he has an accent but he has been defensive about it. just in short i think i have been bewitched and i have just woken up to his lie and i have told him that i cant send any money from Ethiopia to any where unless i have a dollar bank account which is the truth, and that was the reason i delayed the money in the first place but in between i just stopped buying his lies anymore. i am just here to ask if any one knows a US base in Nigeria in the forest? and if any one knows a real Kersey Darrel Andrews? or if any one has been scammed by this guy or if any one has been contacted by this name to careful. i will send pictures through email if you give me an email address.

    • I’m speaking on hangouts with someone calling himself Joe Kersey or Kersey Joe. He says he is in Syria on peacemaking mission He claims to be a widower from Tucson , AZ. Has a young son. First he asked for an iTunes card which I got him. Now he and his captains. Is asking for thousands of dollars for an emergency leave Even though I told him I didn’t have it he asking for how much I can give. On bitcoin I believe he is afraid for his life but don’t want to be scammed so if there is anyone who is reading this knows this is a scammer please get back to me.

  15. There is a person claiming in the army, right now in Tennessee. Is on p.o.f.
    Clinton Garcia( clgarcia7612) age 44.
    He immediately told me how he’s divorced due to his ex cheating while he was deployed a couple years ago. With in 4 messages asked my to go on kik. Sent me photos of ” him” in the military gym with no shirt and big muscle poses, a fake number not registered to anyone from Charlotte, n.c. , not Tennessee! And ( this is great) 3 says later, a note he’s holding saying hi to me so I know hes for real. Of course his grammar is not 100% . Hasnt asked for anything, but never gave the person a chance !

  16. Hi.
    This guy posed as Tony Kay (military doctor for United Nation stationed in Syria and relocating to Canada). He added my mom on Facebook and really messed her up. Lucky for her, I learned about the story and put an end to it. I even tried to report his profile on Facebook, but they don`t really seem to care about scammers lately.
    So you`ll find him as Tony Kay and Chris Jonathan (and maybe other identities) on Facebook.
    Visit these links and take a good look:
    https://www.facebook.com/tony.kay.773776
    https://www.facebook.com/chris.jonathan.5621149
    https://www.pictame.com/user/chris.jonathan.39108/8315376881
    https://stalkture.com/a/chris.jonathan.39108/8315376881

    Please be careful!

  17. Hello, so i am a male talking to a female officer,as you do to pass the time.

    I have been wary is an African man, but I’ve played along with it.

    What strikes me is that instead of asking me for anything, she wants to give me stuff.

    Let me know, many thanks

  18. My cousin has been talking to a Cpt John Owens says he is in Sudan and has been getting her to buy steam cards and taking pics of them and sending to him and he has a roommate with the name of Sargent First Class Harry Stone they are both claiming to be in the U.S. Army . I tried telling her that she is being scammed . The 2nd one Harry has been talking to my wife to gain her trust and tells her that he loves her and wants to marry her . Harry found my wife through instagram .

  19. Hello, I have been approached by a Michael San Antonio who claims to be a CSM in Afghanistan, Bagram Air base originally from Washougal, Washington. I have confronted him about scammers, asked him to take a picture with my name written on paper and he claims he doesn’t want any money, but cannot take pictures, video chat or sent letter due to restrictions on the base.

      • Hii CJ.. how about jeffrey rodriguez evans? He said he is us army.. navy seals presently in Libya.. his email is jeffreyevenise@gmail.com kindly help me with this..! Thnks..

        • I met a man on a dating site whom identifies himself as Owen and his screen name is OCcott. He stated he is an Army Combat Medic in Afghanistan. He has one son whom lives with his mother near Miami, Florida and I am in the upper Keys approximately 50 miles away. He tells me he is American/Dutch and once lived in the Netherlands. He has an FB and it shows his name. He has sent me multiple photos and we have even exchanged phone numbers which is a local Florida number. When he texts it shows “Sent from Military TS2 Device”. The photos he has sent show his name tag listed which I can send to you if needed. I will feel horrible if he is legit and I am calling him out on the internet. Actually, if he is legit I would sincerely appreciate you not posting this so it doesn’t damage his reputation. Please let me know if you need the photos or additional info. Thank you for your willingness in helping total strangers from being taken advantage of and having their hearts possibly broken.

  20. Hello, I have had many correspond or start through Instagram, which I currently have deleted. I am currently corresponding with someone (Chris Morgan or Morgan Christensen, but likes being called Chris) who claims to be a Master Sergeant in the Army, currently in Fort Worth, TX, but soon to ship out to Somalia on a peace keeping mission. Most of our conversations are pretty normal. He hasn’t asked for anything, just to talk. I have used Social Catfish website to search 300 million photos for matches. Only one came up a match and I have contacted that person and chatted several times. All the other photos do not come up with matches, but he does look similar to the one military match, but not everything. Like they could be brothers or twins. I ask a lot of the same questions, just to try and trip the person up. I have caught a few errors, but nothing significant. HELP!!!

  21. I’m trying to find out if there really is a Sergant Major E9 James Bolton I’m new to this not sure if I’m getting scammed? Trying to find out can someone help me?

  22. Hi I’ve been getting messages from a guy name Mike Henry Brutt, that according to him, he is in Yemen for peace keeping. He is 36 years old and has been in Yemen since November of 2018 and wont be backUntil 2020. He has a 3 year old daughter named Anita, that is in Italy with some friend’s because his wife died during labor he is from South Carolina

  23. I have been talking with Staff Sargent Robert Dwight Gilchrist, E-6. 55 years old Stationed in Canada. On a mission in Turkey. Says he retires in Sept/Oct this year. That is his 30 years to be able to retire with a good income. It seems legit. But not sure how to figure it out. This site looks like it can find out without disclosing details. Please help.

  24. Thank you for this page. In this one month I was dating via the internet with one of the female soldiers named SGT Donna Wells with the batch number UN / US ARMY / 04575-S / 16660 / UNAMIL. She said that she was on duty in Damascus Syria. I’m afraid this is a scam and she is not real. Can anyone help me? there are some photos of her if needed.

    • Hi is there a name Justine Logan a US military/navy who deployed now in south africa?

    • Have started an internet date 5 weeks. He is a major Clyne tucker. At Alamo camp Kabul 51 2 kids wife died if cancer what’s money to buy his freedom replaced my Turkish soldier had email from his major Austin cottle.all on yahoo.

    • Hello, I realized lately that my husband had a relation through internet with a female working for the (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA JOINT FORCE WITH AFGHANISTAN KABUL ARMED FORCE MILITARY COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTER [MCC] UNITED STATES MILITARY INTERNATIONAL LEAVE BOARD) in Afghanistan and she is having the same Batch number THE BATCH NUMBER /US ARMY /04575-s/16660/ under the name of Juliet Shirley she has been asking him through ( CAPTAIN JOE SMITH
      United States Military Welfare, Peace Keeping Unit, Afghanistan Kabul) who sent him a request to pay for an emergency leave in order to let SGT. JULIET to take her leave and travel from Afghanistan to Kuwait in order to arrange their fake marriage. The email address is uspeacekeeping service I am sure that is a scammer who is manipulating with my husband’s feeling but I would like to know more about her and the captain too.
      Thank you

  25. There are no 21 month deployments to Afghanistan. This is a scam. ANY TIME THEY ASK FOR MONEY IT’S A SCAM!

    • Hi. I just want to know if there is a soldier named Felix Craig? or Sgt Felix Craig. Thank you

    • I was contacted by someone Chris Perry. on Instagram ..He said that is seargeant in marines. .I think is a scam But i want to know who is really in the photos. ..He sent me a lot even a photo with his identity card…Is it normal to show at unknnow people the private doccuments? I wait and answer. ..thank you

    • Can you help me see if Sergant Major E9 James Bolton is scammer. He met me on Tik Tok and asked me to get Hangouts. I did we have been talking for a couple of weeks. I have some photos of him

  26. A certain MSG James Richmond Branson in Kabul, Afghanistan is in contact with me? Anyone who’s been scammed by him? I already sent an identity verification to US Army CID confirming he is a scam. Once I get clearance from them, I will send you his photos so you may post it here. Can someone also enlighten me what is the retirement age in the US Army as they often use this in their spiels.

    • There is no retirement age. Troops can technically retire as early as 38 if they joined at 18 and stayed 20 years. This is a scam. There is need to send any identity information to CID. This is bogus. Send no more info.

    • your post is quite some time ago but I’m hoping I can still get in touch with you. What is the Army CID? You said you confirmed somebody’s identity there. If I understood your post would you please reply telling me where I can send information to confirm an identity of a soldier. Thank you

    • Martins a Kelley has been talking to me. Says hes in army NATO I forces in Syria true?

    • Martins a Kelley has been talking to me. Says hes in army NATO I forces in Syria true?

  27. I was approached by Collins Joe Cambell – who claims to be a General w/NATO. I, being former military, looked for his bio online – and can’t find anything. He claims that he’s in Afghanistan. His English isn’t “horrible”, but I seriously don’t think that he’s a real General. I asked for specific information – and he just replied that he had a distress call and cut off communication.

    • Have started an internet date 5 weeks. He is a major Clyne tucker. At Alamo camp Kabul 51 2 kids wife died if cancer what’s money to buy his freedom replaced my Turkish soldier had email from his major Austin cottle.all on yahoo.also said he could not get any money when I ask him for a Army email address all soldiers have one he didn’t have one.

  28. Name that he is going by is Sargent Carl Henry. I met him on Tinder. I still can’t figure out how he found me. Then he said lets move over to the site kik for privacy reasons. I have been talking back and forth with him for 2 months. He never gives any personal information or asks me personal information. But he tells me all the time that he loves me and misses me even though we know nothing about each other. He wants me to help him get home not to his kids but to me because loves me so much. He states that he is on patrol over in Iraq. He has been in the army serving for 16 year and he has been in Iraq for 4 months now. He is widowed and has 2 children. He has been asking me to help him get leave so he can come home. Now he is stating that he needs $300.00 to file for his leave and to give to his Agent which is his sister. He said that he cannot touch any of his money until he comes home from IRaq. I ask him he doesn’t ask a family member, he states that he has nobody that can help him. I told him no to the $300.00 and now he is begging me for any amount that I can give to him.

    • Sorry, this link was supposed to have been a picture pasted, but instead it pasted the url or link to MSN Live. So irritating….. I just feel compelled to find the real guy whether or not his name is David Oder and to let him know that his identity has been stolen!!!

      I have tried sending you emails, CJ to the address of cj@soldiersperspective.us and they come back to me as undeliverable. I have five pictures and there is a Facebook picture that I wanted to put up on this site. Can you help me out, CJ, please. It’s more a matter of morals then money right now. I know I’ll never see my money I sent over to that country, Nigeria, so I think everyone can understand how I feel about that place. And looking at this site, it’s just nearly incomprehensible to me that six year later from 2010 and this fraud scamming is still around because no one does anything about it.

  29. Does anyone know a scammer bty the name of Captain William Edward Shoop. I have photos and notes to compare if you do.Does anyone know

  30. I just sent CJ an email to the address up at the top of this page. I was aghast at how long this page is and I’m the latest victim, but am hoping to find the real David Oder that enlisted in the Army. I have been corresponding with the “supposedly” him since February of 2016 and I met him on Millionairedates.com. He told me he is a captain in the United States Army and he’s on a peace keeping mission in Nigeria. For some reason I believed him and everything he was saying to me and everything seemed so real and nothing to deny as false or scammy. But now I have sent $1700 to Nigeria to who I thought was David Oder because I got a check in the mail for a loan he had requested – well the check cleared in my account and then it all got retracted! I’m not $2900 in the hole from this $14,815.12 check that was sent to my address – all because I trusted this David Oder (the real one being the victim just like C.J. mentions here on this site) and the fake David in Nigeria has $1700 that’s going to help him live for the next five years. I WISH HE WAS DEAD! AND I WISH OUR AMERICAN TROOPS WOULD BLOW UP THAT F*NG NIGERIA!!!! BECAUSE OF NOT ONLY THE DATING SCAMMING, I SENT OVER $1800 TO THAT DISGUSTING COUNTRY VIA MONEYGRAM BECAUSE I WAS SCAMMED BY A FAKE FACEBOOK LOTTERY PAGE WITH A PICTURE OF SOME WHITE DUDE WITH WHITE HAIR THAT LIVES IN NEVADA AND IS THE HOST GUY FOR FACEBOOK LOTTO! I hope CJ can help locate the real David Oder as if he’s alive, he’s been victimized for his identify as well as all the others on this site page… Thank you CJ for setting up this site. God Bless America with all my army background heart.

    • I guess I should proofread! I apologize… I meant to say I’m now in the hole for $2900 from that check of $14,815.12 that I deposited and sent $1700 to the fake David in Nigeria. If the real David Oder is alive, I am hoping and praying that CJ can help locate him as he’s been victimized too by having his identity stolen.

    • It’s hard to locate these guys because they use fake names. It’s a shame how many people are being duped, but it’s a lucrative business or they wouldn’t be doing it.

    • This is so emotionally draining and I don’t mean to say blowing up a country…that’s already happening in some small ways, isn’t it? I don’t like casualties, never ever have (one just need think about Viet Nam and Pearl Harbor) – so I take back what I said. I’m just so hurt and reacting emotionally because I know that is exactly how scammers and frauds/thieves act purely on emotion. God, please forgive me!!!

  31. 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.

    • Hello I have just met s major Clyne Tucker Alamo camp Kabul afganastan.he said he is scared if war and wants to marry me.but can I buy him our or to pay for a Turkish soldier to take his place two children wife died of cancer but have photos of him with his name number luckily my friends were suspicious so we did some digging. Guess what so far still chatiing he had a great deal of time it seens

  32. Hello ,
    So luckily I am NOT Writing for personal advice, rather I am ready to bang my friends head on a wall, she WILL NOT wake up, and Contractor for the UN based in Afghanistan, seeks her out on Facebook, widower, mother in a nursing home and daughter in boarding school in Scotland. In his 50’s, they communicate via e mail, chat and text. He has graciously transferred 1.4 million dollars of his money via UK to Dubai to India via courier ( the actual cash) and now it sitting in a supposed Reserve Bank of India in her name. So here’s the thing, she’s been paying the bank a total of 15k, to receive the 1.4 million, sending it to an Indian Name , at the RBI. He goes by the name Farrell, Pharell, … with a yahoo address. just wondering if anyone has heard of him ??? Telling her hes coming over to get married, build houses and buy businesses , my heart breaks but shes’ not ready to here another bad romance failed.

    • You may want to direct her to “Military Sc@mmers: The Fight Back.” It’s a Facebook group. Most of the members of the group have had experiences with these romance scammers. They may be able to help her see the light. She’s clearly being scammed. For many victims, the scam ends when they’re out of money. Good luck!

  33. I wish I found this site before I was conned. All of the stories here are what I went through, but was not as smart as many of you. Aiden Jon Heinrich was the scammer who stole money from me. The scammer actually did send a picture of himself, a paper with my name on it, and a picture of me in the background. I really though he was real because of this. He sent another picture of himself with a picture of me in the background. I did not pay attention to the second picture with no name on the uniform. Once I found this site, I saw a picture with the same pose as one of the pictures on this site. Everything was in the same place…..hand position, watch, angle of the chair, shoulder placement on the chair, furniture, duffle bag with clothes on top…..Wow, I wish I found this site before I sent money. His email address is aiden90000@gmail.com. Phone number (303)502-9255 only used for texting since calling was against protocol. There were several other names involved in this scam to be on the look out…..Richmond Newman – courier, Mercy Mensah – attorney…each with their own phone numbers from Ghana. I am a smart, educated woman and was in a venerable state, and was conned. I hope those who are being contacted by these scammers read this page. Wish I did.

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  35. It’s a scam. Have her read this site and let her know that the person she is speaking to is not real.

  36. Hi, I’m letting you know on April 3rd I received on face book that a Herbert Jones wanted to be friends, said he was E6 Staff Sergeant (SSG) in the US Army, Kabul Afghanistan. So I accecpted. The 3rd day he wants me to marry him. Well red flags went up. So I told him I won’t comment to that to some one I haven’t even met yet. So I told my daughter I needed her to find out if this was real. So on Sunday he contacts me again only through text. He says Honey I love you with all my heart. I think of you all the time. He had told me earlier he didn’t smoke, drink, or do drugs. So one of the pictures he sent to me he is in full dress, and holding a beer, so I called him on it. This is Tuesday and I haven’t heard from him again. He said he’s 48 yr the real one is good looking. I do9n’t know how to send you the pictures of him. The real one need to know whats going on with his name and life.

  37. Re: Sgt. Chris Stephens.
    Ah, one more thing: his picture is not on the Wall of shame unfortunately, nor he uses FB. A very little information is to be found on internet about him.

  38. Ladies, beware of Sgt. Chris Stephens who claims to be in Syria deployed there by UN Authority Peacekeeping Forces – whatever. He claims to be 49 years old widower with an adult daughter, but judging by picture posted on his Google account he looks barely 25 years old…He uses horribly bad English (my English is better than his despite the fact, that it is my second language). I’ve been chatting with him and watching him for two weeks, and he almost conned me – almost :-). Luckily I love to listen to my guts more than romantic BS and the moment he mentioned money, the red light went off! So no love or cash from me dear Sgt… 🙂 Just feel sorry for poor sod, who’s identity been stolen…

  39. Another scammer, not military, Braden Rose originally from Ireland, immediately asking for money for his daughter Mary. Said she would laugh at $50.00

    • The real guy probably doesn’t go by that name. They make up fake names. However, my advice is to recognize you were scammed and not reach out to find the real guys who are in the pictures. In my experience it has only caused problems. These guys are all married with families and when a strange woman begins trying to contact them, it causes problems in the marriage. Some of these wives have accused their husbands of cheating on them when they had no idea what was going on. If you are here in the United States, you need to contact the Secret Service and your bank and see about letting them investigate to find the real people scamming you. This is wire and bank fraud.

  40. I haven’t been scammed yet, but I’ve seen too many things that have sent up red flags that made me go looking for other resources to check out this person. This person is in the army in Iraq, 40 years old and divorced w adopted son. He was born in the UK and lives in Tampa, FL. Then on another day he has 2 kids. 1 black boy child and 1 white girl child. He has pictures of himself in Kandahar and he’s a white male. 2 of the pictures don’t match his close up. It’s when I asked their names that it hit me that something wasn’t right. He said and I quote, “well the Girl is Called Bella and the Boy Name is Called Patrick.’ Who in the US talks like that? No one that’s who. So when I questioned it and asked for proof of who he was that I could look up here in the USA. the chat stopped. Then he said my dear what are you talking about… huh? It just took a long time to come up with that phrasing. Also, does anyone know what a Diploma is? He said his adopted boy was with his Diploma. If I had been paying close attention I would have seen it sooner. If you need a picture of his children or of him let me know. This was all done on FaceBook IM even though he lost his phone and he talks at lots of different times. Seems to me all he’s doing is talking and not being a soldier.

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    • Do not pay any attention to this scammer. He’ll steal your money if you let him.

  42. Good Afternoon,

    The Information given me was:

    Name: Mark James, US Soldier, 42 years old, from Texas, Father of a Son — Preston
    Email Adress: markuspelzer163@yahoo.com
    Telephone: +234 706 343 5402

    His Phone is Own by Tobe Ekiti, in Nigeria.
    His IP comes from Sunnyvale, Califórnia.

    He asked me for $200 for Leave, from Afghanistan to USA. I sent him this Amount of Money by Western Union, on Paula Rangel, Texas, USA.
    After leaving he got arrested in Abuja Airport, so he need more Money to arrange a Laywer to free him from that Situation.
    Well i sent the Money again, by Western Union, on Olusola Taiwo, Nigeria.

    The Total Money loss, is 1,351.07 USD
    He says he either will pay me the Money, nor meet me. And he will with my Pictures open a Facebook Account, a way of blackmailing me.

    Regards,

  43. Corinne
    I am a Canadian, in June 2015, I was contacted on FB by one Lieutenant Colonel James Hilton, based in Kabul, for 10 months. He would have found by making a raid, with 6 of his men, a nest egg for more than 14 million US dollars, and each would have taken her.
    This man asked me to take possession of his suitcase, via Bartolini Company (transport) and pay the customs fees, so that his luggage arrives in Canada.
    Looking at the site “military romance scams” the guy several identity of the month those who have taken the true identity of James Stuart.
    The hacker would also have sent me a photo of her daughter, Sara, 8 motherless
    I would like to send a picture of this little girl, if a soldier could recognize, but I do not know how to proceed on this site.
    a sad story of scam.
    unfortunately with my sister we paid this baggage because we trusted the company Bartolini, we realized too late that it was the bullshit

  44. Be on the lookout for ALEXANDRE RAFAEL VENTURA FERNANDES aka James Collins Manis. Friended me on FB, not sure how he got my info. He started talking about how he’s stationed in Nigeria, how bad it is, can’t access his bank account, friends all have family sending them money, mom can’t access his account either. Then started with the I love you, can’t wait to be with you….I searched him and found some of the pictures from his page on a scam website, but now I can’t find them again.

  45. Two weeks ago I visited Badoo side and started to chat with few men from different parts of US. At least that’s what their profiles says. I liked one of them more, so we started to chat over the Viber. His profile was showing that he lives in Philadelphia, Mississippi, US. “He is using name Christopher Know”. Has there two pictures of himself and one pictures with his kids. He tells the story that he is widower, has two kids boy 10 and a girl 7. After few days chatting I found out that he is now deployed in Nigeria until 2018 and his kids are staying with his mom. He joined the army in his 29, after he finished the studies in army academy. His uncle named Brunk Conley has showed him way to army after his father died. He says his son decided for army school too. I had some feeling (women and their 6th sense) so I asked for a selfie and he actually did send selfie and not one but two. So I felt like ok he is real. He says that his wife died for cancer. Asked if I would wait for him for that 2 years and marry him when he comes back home and move in with him and with his kids. He explained that he met with his first wife over the internet too and that she liked him that much so filled for call off duty and fiancé papers. I immediately stated that I wouldn’t do such a thing before we met in person and got to know each other. This seemed to me strange.He didn’t ask me for money yet, actually I think I’m lucky I found this page and read all the stories here. Thank god! Also found another page where this name Chris Knox is mentioned and someone has claimed money rip-off -http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Chris-Knox/internet/Chris-Knox-Now-is-going-by-the-name-David-Fisher-Says-he-is-in-the-Army-deployed-in-Afgha-761082.
    I have a feeling that some other guys, which I talked to before this one are the same scammers….all on badoo under profiles of US men from different locations ….as they have all very common names such William Smith, Bryan Dolan, Marc – tells soldier story in Afghanistan too btw. So ladies watch out on Badoo. I reported and blocked all. I’m done with Badoo.

  46. Anyone heard of a Ethan Joseph Nobile , Logistic Specialist at U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs who claims to be in Syria?

    • The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs does not send it’s employees overseas – and definitely not to Syria. You’ve been talking to a scammer.

      – Gordon

  47. Am very thankful that this site exists.

    I hope that I could find solutions or be assisted in my present concern. I received an Fb Friend Request from a certain Daniel Jeffrey and since we had a responsible Mutual Friend, I accepted him as an Fb Friend. He claims to be A 50-year old American Citizen and an American Soldier assigned at the 2nd Infantry Division in Kabul, Afghanistan. He also informed me that he is orphaned and a widower with a daughter and son who are studying in a Military Boarding School in the US.

    On my 1st reply to him, I had expressed my intention of being just a friend to him since I am very much married and a mother to 3 kids. We only exchanged 2 Personal Messages on Fb. I started to have doubts when he would not answer when I asked him in what State does he come from. I hope I could be advised on how will I verify his identity.

    God bless!

  48. I got a scammer – He goes by Williams Jones and says he’s from Austin, born 20th Feb 1970 or 60. I have a picture of his profile on FB

  49. I met a guy called Kyle Weeks, on Badoo in December 2015. He said he had just left the UK for deployment in Yemen and that he wants to start a relationship with me online so when he comes out this Summer for a few months it will be perfect. He said he does combat army and security peace keeping. We have swapped pics and selfies, he also sent me some of his house and car in the US. He messages me nearly every day and quickly started saying that he was missing me which I found odd as we hadn’t met but I felt flattered and was loving the attention from him and began to think about him constantly.

    He said his ex-wife is remarried and lives in Canada with his daughter. I asked him how was Badoo treating him and he said he deleted it, so I asked how many others he was talking to online and he said just me, but he could say anything as I wouldn’t be any the wiser as I’m no longer on there myself.

    Two weeks ago he messages to say that whilst he was spending the holidays with family somebody used his carepack and it now needed refilling so asked me for £100. Luckily I didn’t have it and suggested he ask family, colleagues etc to which he said he’d already tried. The following day he said a colleague gave him some stuff.

    He is very complimentary, says stuff such as falling in love every time he looks at my pics, could stare at me all day, lucky to have met me, crazy about me, can’t wait to meet me and kiss me. Then a few hours later comes the Love word! I’m like what!!!???? He repeats what he said before and added that he has to let me know how he feels as he doesn’t want to lose me because he is away.

    He also has a house in the UK that his aunt lives in which is near to where I live. He will be coming back to the UK in the summer and said no deployment for the next 2 years.
    He gave me his cellphone number and texed me on it to say that I can text him anytime, but when I asked he said he would prefer we continue to communicate via KIK (I assume because it is a free messenger like MSN). He asked me to send him a quick video message which I did, I asked him to send me one back he said he couldn’t due to security protocol.

    Last week I can’t remember what I typed into my search engine but I came across military dating scams and had a good read and compared scenarios of other victims. This Saturday I get a message from him “baby I need your help” as soon as I read that my heart sank as he again asked for money as his carepack was almost empty. I replied I thought his colleague helped him, he said yes just only just a few things that didn’t last long. I then asked who used to help him before, he said an ex-girlfriend. I didn’t reply for a few hours as I felt like a fool and was really disappointed in myself for falling for his lines but so thankful that I didn’t send him any money. I sent him a message later on that day saying “your not really interested in me are you, just be honest I can take it” He replied that he was, so I then said to prove it. He sends me an image saying “Everybody deserves somebody who makes them look forward to tomorrow”. That didn’t cut it with me so I sent another message telling him to be honest and tell me what he wants and no lies. To which he replies that he wants to marry me!! I reply how can he say that after messaging me for a month as we don’t know anything about each other. He replies that is how he feels right now and is “stronger attracted to me” (now I remember seeing to be on my guard for grammatical errors).

    I trawled through Facebook and saw that he was on there, his status said divorced and I even managed to do another search that confirmed his divorce. This morning I sent some more questions. He said he is a staff sergeant, has been in the army for 11 years and has 4 years left when he will be retiring. I asked him to send me any full length pics of him in his uniform which he did,2 are taken outside and one is of him receiving a certificate. I then asked if I would be able to email and send him parcels, he replied yes by using USPS international express mail but did not give me any addresses. Now I’ve hit a brick wall and don’t know what to do or how to feel, I will not be sending him any money anytime soon but am still however on my guard so any suggestions would be a great help right now.

    Thanks

  50. FIRST I’D LIKE TO SAY THIS IS THE SADDEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.

    ON 1/4/16 I WAS MESSAGED BY THE NICEST GUY ON POF DATING SITE. MOST OF THE TIME I WOULD NOT REPLY, BUT THIS TIME I REALLY BELIEVED I MET THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. HE SAID HIS NAME WAS “CHRISTIAN KNOX”.

    HE ASKED FOR MY E-MAIL ADDRESS AND EVERY DAY WROTE BACK AND FORTH. HE SENT ME 2 PICTURES OF HIMSELF W/ A “KILLER SMILE”. HE SPOKE OF GOD,TALKED ABOUT A LIFE TOGETHER, SAID HE WOULD LOVE AND TAKE CARE OF ME AND MY KIDS, ETC.

    SAID HE HAD A HOUSE IN UTAH AND IN ANDOVER,NJ. TOLD ME THAT HE WAS IN AFGANISTAN AND WOULD BE RETIRING IN ABOUT 5 MO.

    HE SAID HIS WIFE CHEATED ON HIM WHEN HE WAS IN IRAN AND THAT HIS 2 CHILDREN RICH 16 AND DANIELLE 11 WERE LIVING IN UTAH WITH HIS ARMY BUDDY GILBERT WHO WAS INJURED AND STARTED HIS OWN BUSINESS.

    HE WAS ACTUALLY THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN.

    HE WANTED ME TO SKPE SO WE COULD CHAT. WHICH I DID. HE COULD SEE AND HEAR ME (AND MY CHILDREN-SO SCAREY) BUT WE COULD NOT SEE HIM. WE THEN JUST WENT TO CHAT WITH NO VIDEO. AS THE DAYS WENT ON. I SAID YOU REALLY NEED TO MAKE IT SO WE CAN SEE AND TALK TO YOU. AND THATS WHEN HE ASKED ME WHAT CARRIER I HAD AND IF I COULD BUY HIM AN i PHONE AND COULD I PUT HIM ON MY PLAN. HE ALSO ASKED IF I COULD GET HIM THE MIC AND CAM FOR HIS PC.

    HE ALSO ASKED AT ONE POINT FOR A CARE PKG. (WHICH QUITE FRANKLY I WOULD HAVE SENT TO ANYONE OF OUR SOLDIERS).

    BUT THEN THINGS CHANGED AND HE SAID I HURT HIM BECAUSE I TOLD HIM I FELT LIKE HE WAS CAT FISHING ME AND THAT I NEEDED HIM TO SHOW ME A PICTURE OF HIMSELF SENT TO MY E-MAIL WITH HIM HOLDING A PIECE OF PAPER WITH MY NAME ON IT. SO THEN I WOULD KNOW HE WAS FOR REAL. WELL, THAT NEVER TOOK PLACE.

    HE TOLD ME HE WAS A SARGENT IN THE ARMY AND I SAID YOU OF ALL PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT WE LIVE IN A SICK WORLD WITH ISIS AND PEOPLE WHO WALK INTO CROWDS WITH BOMBS STRAPPED TO THEMSELVES KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE AND I NEED TO PROTECT MYSELF. HE WAS MAD INITIALLY ABOUT THE PHONE, BUT LATER CAME BACK AND WANTED TO TALK. HE SAID HE WOULD PROVE ME WRONG AND THAT HE WOULD FIND A WAY TO BE ABLE FOR US TO SEE AND HEAR HIM, EVEN IF HE HAD TO GO TO HIS FRIEND GILBERT TO SEE IF HE COULD PROVIDE HIM WITH THE MIC AND CAM.

    HE NEVER BROUGHT THE PHONE UP AGAIN AND WE STARTED TO MAKE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE WHEN WE WOULD MEET.

    HE TALKED ABOUT GOING TO BRAZIL AND JAMACIA WITH THE KIDS. HE SPOKE OF HIS MOM WHO HE SAID LIVED IN NJ AND HAD LUNG CANCER AND THAT HE HAD A PRIVATE NURSE FOR HER. HE SPOKE OF HIS TRUE LOVE FOR GOD. HE ALSO ASKED ME ABOUT MY PLANS FOR RETIREMENT AND THAT HE HAD ONE BROTHER WHO LIVED IN GERMANY.

    THE LAST QUESTION I ASKED HIM WAS WHERE DO YOU LIVE IN ANDOVER AND THATS WHEN THE CONVERSATION ENDED.

    I THEN STARTED TO LOOK HIM UP ON THE INTERNET BY HIS NAME CHRISTIAN KNOX IN ANDOVER, NJ AND COULDNT FIND ANYTHING REGARDING HIS RESIDENCE THERE.

    THEN I STARTED TO LOOK UNDER US ARMY INFANTRY AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE WAS CHRIS SITTING IN A BIG OLD CHAIR IN A TENT IN THE MIDDLE OF AFGANISTAN AND TO THE RIGHT OF HIS PICTURE READ THAT IT WAS A SCAM (“GOLDEN BARS”). THEN THERE WERE PICTURES OF THE REAL CHRIS KNOX W/ HIS SON AND ANOTHER OF HIM STANDING ALONE AND INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THIS INNOCENT SOLDIERS IDENTITY WAS STOLEN BY A SCAM ARTIST.

    IT IS THE SADDEST THING, BECAUSE I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO FIND THE REAL CHRISTIAN KNOX. I BELIEVE THAT IS HIS REAL NAME, BECAUSE IN THE ARMY PICTURES HIS FATIQUES SAY “KNOX”.

    HIS NAME ON POF WAS KUMASON AND DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS “FREE BIRD”AND HIS E-MAIL ADDRESS WAS kxch001@yahoo.com

    SO SO SAD……..THIS IS SUCH A SICK WORLD WE LIVE IN AND WE ALL NEED TO BE SO CAREFUL.

    • Dear Patty,
      I have just seen site and I to got scammed recenty. Has totally devasted me. My name is Henrietta Smith and you can go on Face Book to see the real me. I have a skin care company and I am a New Zealander. The person the scammer had I managed is actually real and I managed to track him down different Christian name. I emailed him to let him know as I thought he could get in touch with the FBI or Military Intelligence to do something about his. Would love to touch base with you. I feel such a fool now but I’m ok. I caught on to this pretty fast but must admit I opened my heart up just a little. When I ended it though I know I scared the living daylights out of whoever it is…well I hope I did. Regards, Henrietta

  51. I was approached by a guy from the farmersonly.com website claiming to be Sergeant Robert Normandeau. Actually initially he went by Rob Norm but I asked him what his real last name was since I could see it printed on the guy’s uniform who he impersonating. That is when he told me Normandeau. He started out, nice, immediately wanted my sign on information to the dating website so he could remove my profile. I didn’t give this to him of course. Then he wanted to do private emails and texting. He told me his parents died when he was young and raised by a friend of his father in the UK. His English was terrible and sounded a lot like an ESL speaker, I would know since I taught English as a 2nd Language for several years. It is easy to pick up when you know what you are looking for. I asked him what language they spoke in the UK he said English which I knew that, but also shot up more red flags.
    Shortly into it, he wanted me to send him an iphone so we could video chat over the weekend. I asked him how he thought me buying him an iphone would help us be able to chat over the weekend….well just have it delivered to your house….umm still same question.
    I asked him his unit #, rank, and MOS (luckily I have a good friend who is a military wife) and a few other details which is when he went a little postal on me. I spokeoed the number he was texting me from all the time and it is a land line based in Bakersfield CA. He told me he was on base in Dublin, California after returning to the US from the UK and joining the army. Strange though, he is 42, joined the army 15 years ago…little old for that. Wanted to retire after 15 years in….army retirement usually happens after 20 years. All sorts of red flags. His email he used is robnorm73@outlook.com

  52. Hi…I have been speaking to a Jackson Drake in nigeria for a few months now. Tells me his wife cheated …he is divorced and has like 16 months to go . Has asked me for money and I have said no. But never anything crazy. Once I say no he says ok sorry for asking…i will figure it out. And the conversations have continued. However I have searched his email address, name …etc..and I cannot find anything on him. He is a navy man. Caucaisian, 41 years old with a daughter whos 8 , lives in Kansas with mother whith his mother who is in remission. Any bells ring? Thank you

  53. I’m pretty weary of scams. My husband passed away back in September. Ever since I updated my Facebook status to widowed, I have gotten all kinds of shady friend requests from people with minimal profiles. I haven’t accepted a single friend request. Usually, I just ignore it. But someone posing to be one of our soldiers in order to scam people is despicable! Those men are out there risking their lives for us, and someone uses that to take advantage of women. It’s disgusting! Anyways, I got a friend request from this user who is supposedly a soldier. But all he has are pictures and mostly one sided posts, no friends and most of the activity are military posts. I don’t buy it and I deleted the friend request. But I didn’t see any of the pictures on here, so I thought I should bring this profile to attention to be checked out. He may not be successful in scamming someone yet. Maybe he can be shut down before it starts. The profile is:
    https://www.facebook.com/mark.cole.92317121

  54. Hi,
    i’m friend’s with someone going by the name sergeant E-6 Luke Logan he friend request me on Facebook. in the first week he declared love for me that he really likes me and wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. the messages our very convincing i’m in two minds as here in england it’s been on our news regarding vulnerable lonely woman who are friends with men in the army U.S.A i was asked for 250 pounds to be sent to ghana which i found very strange indeed plus i was told i’d have to pay for the papers i would have to sign and Mr Luke Logan once he arrived in england i would have to pay his plane tickets as well. there’s only two photo’s of the person who’s pretending to be Mr Luke Logan. there’s no way i would pay for his flights he even in the first week asked for me to buy him and iphone 6 brought an iphone 5s but i decided not to send it to him as something wasn’t right. the e-mails from his diplomat isn’t right the way they look un professional. i feel very sorry for all these victims we need to do something as it’s so unfair!.. where do they get these photo’s from?.

  55. i think i am being scammed by a us medical surgeon based in kabul,afghanistan? he goes by the name Dr tommy joe? he is telling me to email the un barrister to request for a marriage certificate and the requirements for me to get that is to scan photo id and proof of address and 500usd now he is aking me to send his son some money who is in a military school in NIGERIA lol and the un barriser just happens to be in nigeria to for six months we have been talking for some time but i refuse to send anything to them,has anyone come across him before?

  56. I was contacted this evening by a man claiming to be “Scott Elgin Edwards”. He said he has been in the Army now for many years, and is stationed in Kabul, Afganistan. He says that his tour is up in April, at which time he will be coming home to FL to retire and is looking for someone to spend the rest of his life with. He claims to be a widower with a 12 year old son. Here is a quote from one of his emails to me-“Oh yeah he’s the only family i’ve got now. Her mom died when he was very young. I had to take some time off to care for him. I lost my wife of lung cancer 2 years after the death of both parents. it was a hard time bringing up Bruce when i had no one to call on for assistance. I’ve made it through anyway. I am an E-6 Staff Sergeant (SSG). I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Sergeant First Class. And i am the leader of my squad. I am a non commission officer and I work in the junior management of the military…i also with a bachelor degree in Business Management. Its 5:51Am now. Would you be going to bed anything soon. I know you have work in the morning. Also what times are best to chat with you on here. That way i can make time to talk to you online” (I have to wonder how one earns a Bachelor’s Degree with grammar like that!) Once he gave me his “full name”, I began researching. I came up with no one with that name, much less from FL. Then I stumbled upon this website. Because this story sounded similar to those I am reading on here, I blocked him. I figured It couldn’t hurt to put this info on here in case it is a scam so that others could see it. I’d be curious to see if anyone else has run across this one. I can’t seem to add the picture he uses, and his profile on Match.com-“TalesofArmyScott” is now hidden, just after he began communicating with me. It was first via IM, then asked for my email address. It just didn’t add up!!!

  57. There is a guy going by the name of Clifford Kenneth says he is a sergeant major in military asking for money,also there is one who calls himself Gary Lynn Atkins who issuppose to be army but is not and he is asking for sex and money and I found out he visits a lot of sites asking for both

  58. i want to know about if anyone thinks a guy named harris from nigeria acting as a soldier is it a fake

  59. Anyone know a “Sergeant Philip John”? He just started talking to me the past couple days. He hasn’t tried asking me for anything yet, but the way he words things just doesn’t sound right and his page doesn’t have much info at all. He just seems very shady and I want to make sure I’m not being overly paranoid. His page says he’s from Austin, Texas but when I asked him he said that he was from “Alabama state in US”. Just never met anyone who talks that way.

    • Ashley,

      He talks that way because English is a second language for him. He is almost certainly from West Africa – Ghana or Nigeria. That’s where most of the world’s romance scammers reside. You should go with your gut and drop this thieving jerk. He’ll take your money if you let him.

      • anyone knows capt. matt jackson miller? is he legit? he is contacting my sister and i want to make sure he is. he said he stationed in iraq but I doubt his identity. can u help me track him? his fb account also has matt jackson miller.
        thanks.

  60. After posting these letters and asking who he was really. The man has deleted all his information.
    Goes by Jak3262 on POF.
    Just an FYI ladies.

  61. yes , how are you doing, how was your day, i miss you so much

    On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM, wrote:
    Iraq is a large country.

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 27, 2015 4:18 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    in Iraq, where do you ask

    This may be a picture of an officer somewhere in Iraq. But this is not an officer writing these notes. I tried and get no information from this man. What’s your take? IF this Colonel exists. You might want to make him aware he’s being used.
    Karen
    On POF, I am known as Zenera. Didn’t know what else to do. He does say he’s US Army.
    IF the man exists. My apologies.

    On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 8:22 AM, wrote:
    Tell me where you are.

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 26, 2015 3:14 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    I miss you. I miss you deeply!
    I wish we were together right now so I could fill you with kisses and tell you a bunch of silly things into those pretty little ears of yours. If only you knew how much I miss you right now, you would surely fly over to give me a sweet kiss and a hug and to reassure me again of your love for me.
    GOOD NIGHT MY HEART DESIRE

    On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 8:49 PM, wrote:
    Chopped wood for the stove. We use wood heat here. Snowed and dropped to 36 + wind chill factor of 16. So a little chilly. Started a knitted blanket for my son, Axel.
    Using different Cable stitches for the pattern. Now I might start cooking a duck for dinner.
    Not so much going on right now.
    Fighting with Ford Credit, and losing I think. Not to sure on that just yet.
    Handed one truck back don’t really want to lose the second one. But it happens. So its a wait and see thing.
    Have two weeks of inspections in January.
    Tired of sitting here waiting for the days to pass. I want to get back to work. Drives me bananas.
    Not much else.
    How’s your day going?
    Quiet on the western front.? Meant as a joke of course.
    Don’t know your humour level yet.
    Karen

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 26, 2015 7:00 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    oh okay , i miss you so much , what are your doing now my dear

    On Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 11:35 PM, wrote:
    I don’t have a family. I have a son and a daughter. That works for me. I do quite fine with them. We enjoy each other’s company. We don’t put really do a lot of celebrating. So today is good.
    Enjoy your holiday with all your chums.
    Karen

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 24, 2015 1:52 PM
    To: whiterhinoinspection@gmail.com
    Subject: Re: hello

    I can imagine your joy on this holiday enjoyed in such a bucolic city along with your parents. And here am I thinking of my beloved woman, realizing again and again that my feelings for you keep getting bigger and bigger… That´s what I feel now being apart from you.
    I tell you this: you´re the love of mine! The woman who left my head spinning and put a crush on me is you. It´s hard to describe the love I feel for you, but I realize that you are the woman of my life, you were created to enchant me, to be my queen.
    Now that you are not near at hand, time seems to take much longer to pass, the days are longer, the nights sadder, nearly unbearable, living without you is like a bad dream for me, literally speaking. If you know how much I love you, you will understand the affliction I stand these days. Love is what it is: a pleasure that astonishes and then leave us underground.
    I know this is a brief separation, an ordinary holiday at your parents´ house. The only thing that cheers me up is to know that we´re gonna be together again quite soon, so have lots of fun with your family and be back soon. Love is waiting for you here as well and i can’t wait to come back i miss you so much.

    On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM, chris evans wrote:

    Thanks for being there when I needed a
    shoulder to lean on, for patiently listening
    to my personal problems. Baby, I just want you
    to know how happy am I to have you in my life
    and I thank God for that. Thank you for the
    love and the joy you bring. You’ve changed my
    life, Baby.GOOD MORNING MY HEART DESIRES
    On Thursday, December 24, 2015, wrote:
    Okay went through u tube and found it. Very sweet and very nice. So old fashioned, check the box for yes.
    Thanks. Loved it.
    Karen

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 23, 2015 1:27 PM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    https://youtu.be/5DklXk_Nvzo

    view the video

    On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM, wrote:
    Knock yourself out. Ask anything you want to.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 22, 2015 4:13 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    CAN I ASK YOU QUESTION

    On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 8:25 PM, wrote:
    You’re a romantic. How about a picture of where you are. Right now. The landscape of a desert country. So where are you?

    Today is cold. -35 ish. No wind so that’s nice. Will get some more wood in a few minutes. Not much going on today. Will maybe get time to write later tonight.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 21, 2015 5:58 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    I wish I could be besides you as you open those cute eyes.
    Would brush my fingers by your hair and lay your hands aside.
    Then I would say a prayer for today to protect you from falling.
    Lastly I would take your hand in mine and wish i am there with you

    On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM, wrote:
    One line answers, really man.
    Okay, so today we worked on removing sediment from the water lines. Draining the ballast tank and all that.
    Writing a book about, well people. I’ll send an excerpt when I get it. And you tell me. France huh? So you’re something of a well rounded traveler? Joke made here. Ha ha.
    Anyway, in France once. La cote D’Azure. A vineyard. Don’t know if I spelt it right. But I have the teapot. Got amazingly drunk at the wine tasting with the owner. He was the biggest man I’ve ever seen. Had to be 500 pounds. But he made good wine. Was late for the photo shoot and managed to get in a fair amount of trouble. Never got drunk on red wine again.
    Been to Hadrian’s wall and some other places but not that many. You get the golden cupee doll for travel. How’s that?
    Warmed up a bit, now it’s about 11 below. This is all in Celsius by the way. I’ll get Fahrenheit if you want.
    Not much else going on. Not much else going on at all.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 20, 2015 4:12 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    i was born in France and i school there, i can’t wait to meet you

    On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 10:07 PM, wrote:
    Seems we’re on the same page. I like that.
    When do you think you’re coming back. {Wanted to write home.} like to your home. To the United States.
    I was there once. In Tennessee. And I’ll tell you. I will never drink moonshine again. Oh my God that was horrible. I think I was about 15 or 16 at that time. Won’t ever happen. Yeuk.
    IN my off time, I write books. Haven’t got one published yet. But I write anyway.
    Do you believe in Ghosts. I do. I don’t write about them, I might. Just for giggles and to see how it would go down.
    But the thing would have to be funny. Or have many humorous components. To edit these books I read to a young lady. She enjoys them immensely.

    I have made her cry, get angry and laugh until she nearly fell off the chaise. So I’m not bad. Not all are edited yet either.

    Do you like kayaking? I love it.
    Do you like homemade bread? Because I make it. That and cinnamon buns.
    Lets see.
    White or brown ice cream? I like white. I like vanilla anything. Lotions, lip chap. Have four Saskatchewan Rough Rider lip chap for this winter. Yes I like sports. The Denver Cowboys. The Steelers and Notre Dame. For hockey, not that I’ve watched much in the last little while. But I like, Blackhawks, and the Red Wings. Lee Trevino was my favorite golfer. Didn’t much and still don’t care much for any scandal about the man. Most of the scandals I’m sure are created by scandal mongers anyway.

    So hearsay is not something I’m big on paying attention to. I would suppose in your line of work. You men must listen to all hearsay. Just to keep a finger in pulse of what’s going on. We both know it’s different in a country where war is verbal. And that makes a big difference. Especially in trying to understand anyone. You have to at least try to understand where the other person is coming from.

    I work with trucks. Have forever. My sister says they’re stupid, Loud and dangerous. Oh and they scare her. Of course they do, she’s an idiot. But if she would take the time to listen, try to understand and then learn something new. I don’t want her to crawl a truck. No, I just wanted er to understand that anything new can be dangerous. You have to learn about it. Hell my 5 year old daughter knew more. Wrote that wrong. When my daughter was 5, she knew more. She’s coming up to 22 this year. Now she’s a scribe. She knows more about trucks, tractor trailers and what not that any other girl alive. She’s been out to rig moves.
    As I said somewhere earlier. My father and so on during ancient times. My father has always had a soldier. My mother never understood my father. Not really. But I would sit with him for hours. We’d play with his dogs and I’d listen. I’m sure he forgot I was there. I was very quiet. So stories I don’t think I’d tell anyone. I’m sure I could understand you. Understand what you were trying to say. Pt it in my mind and wrap my head about the fact that I really didn’t know. Because I really wasn’t there with you. I didn’t feel, see and hear what you feel see and hear.
    I will never feel the heat, that wind. See for many miles sand in any direction.
    I’m not the one that will meet the people that live there. Make friends and quite possibly, because I’m me, not friends. So I can say I understand. You will know I don’t. But I’ll put it in my mind in a way that I can. Now, violence had enough of it. Death and destruction. Had enough of that. Seen enough carnage on the highway. I have seen enough and know enough, to know what haunts a person. Trust me on that.
    It may be a pittance to what you have done and seen. But I can understand.

    So where did you go to school? To become such a fine officer? I know you didn’t just enlist and then wander up through the ranks. Or did you? Pretty powerful boy if you did. Hats’ off to ya.

    Send me if you’re allowed, a photo of the area. I’d like to see where you are. Are you close to Macedonia? Babylon or any historic site? That would be cool. I could say I know a man whose been there. Wouldn’t that be fun… for me.
    Have something fabulous to eat and take care.
    Karen.
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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 20, 2015 8:48 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    i am so happy hearing from and what are you doing now , what are you plans for today, you look so nice to me and i believe we can make a very Good relationship because i will be so happy to meet you when i come back and I think what make relationship it is a little work every day smile emoticon Cannot build home per 1 hour:):):) Every day –step by step , step by step — pay attention to each other , try understand to each other, try look world by eyes each other . Distance be not important. Trust to each other it is basic all relationship, I miss you and i cant wait to meet you

    On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 8:23 AM, wrote:
    That’s awesome. A great friend in a great man. 28 years, you have my respect right now.
    I must warn you. I’m out there, active and in the trucking industry. Most of the time I travel to sites to do inspections on commercial vehicles. I contract out. As for work at the moment, it’s lacking.
    I don’t have a passport, can’t remember the last time I had a valid one. I’ll try to get one if you like.
    I’ve never been to Los Angeles.

    I think since I’m way up north. And you’re very south of me. We’ll have to learn to compromise. I think it would be worth it.
    I have a son and daughter. Work myself into and then out of debt. What’s new huh? I’m sure most of us do.

    Please tell me about you. Just you, because it’s you that matters.
    Have a great evening.
    Karen.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 19, 2015 12:02 AM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    what’re your experience in online dating?

    My name is Colonel Chris Evans I came from Los Angeles, United States I am an American soldier currently serving in Iraq in the military with the Third Infantry Division Army.I got in touch with you, because I was looking for a soul mate, my life after my retirement from military service. However, I seek your friendship, understanding, perhaps, create Avenue, which builds nicely in the life of any successful relationship to protect understanding.i in service for 28 years and now has a few months, my mission ended here so I ‘m retired. I am a careering romantic man and how well you see my dear life in a friend is someone who is the longest jump path, unless you want to go out there and understand that there is no place or time away from the Extinction can reduce friendship of those who persuaded fund each worth. and i can live anywhere i found my soul mate.
    i need a serious relationship
    what about you

    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 8:16 PM, wrote:
    Since Trudeau has taken office. This is how bad our political situation is.
    Kay

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 17, 2015 11:13 PM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    yes i did

    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 2:56 AM, wrote:
    You sent me a message via POF, didn’t you?

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 17, 2015 10:30 PM
    To: whiterhinoinspection@gmail.com
    Subject: hello

    hello i am Chris, tell me more about you

    yes , how are you doing, how was your day, i miss you so much

    On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM, wrote:
    Iraq is a large country.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 27, 2015 4:18 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    in Iraq, where do you ask

    On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 8:22 AM, wrote:
    Tell me where you are.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 26, 2015 3:14 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    I miss you. I miss you deeply!
    I wish we were together right now so I could fill you with kisses and tell you a bunch of silly things into those pretty little ears of yours. If only you knew how much I miss you right now, you would surely fly over to give me a sweet kiss and a hug and to reassure me again of your love for me.
    GOOD NIGHT MY HEART DESIRE

    On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 8:49 PM, wrote:
    Chopped wood for the stove. We use wood heat here. Snowed and dropped to 36 + wind chill factor of 16. So a little chilly. Started a knitted blanket for my son, Axel.
    Using different Cable stitches for the pattern. Now I might start cooking a duck for dinner.
    Not so much going on right now.
    Fighting with Ford Credit, and losing I think. Not to sure on that just yet.
    Handed one truck back don’t really want to lose the second one. But it happens. So its a wait and see thing.
    Have two weeks of inspections in January.
    Tired of sitting here waiting for the days to pass. I want to get back to work. Drives me bananas.
    Not much else.
    How’s your day going?
    Quiet on the western front.? Meant as a joke of course.
    Don’t know your humour level yet.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 26, 2015 7:00 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    oh okay , i miss you so much , what are your doing now my dear

    On Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 11:35 PM, wrote:
    I don’t have a family. I have a son and a daughter. That works for me. I do quite fine with them. We enjoy each other’s company. We don’t put really do a lot of celebrating. So today is good.
    Enjoy your holiday with all your chums.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 24, 2015 1:52 PM
    To: whiterhinoinspection@gmail.com
    Subject: Re: hello

    I can imagine your joy on this holiday enjoyed in such a bucolic city along with your parents. And here am I thinking of my beloved woman, realizing again and again that my feelings for you keep getting bigger and bigger… That´s what I feel now being apart from you.
    I tell you this: you´re the love of mine! The woman who left my head spinning and put a crush on me is you. It´s hard to describe the love I feel for you, but I realize that you are the woman of my life, you were created to enchant me, to be my queen.
    Now that you are not near at hand, time seems to take much longer to pass, the days are longer, the nights sadder, nearly unbearable, living without you is like a bad dream for me, literally speaking. If you know how much I love you, you will understand the affliction I stand these days. Love is what it is: a pleasure that astonishes and then leave us underground.
    I know this is a brief separation, an ordinary holiday at your parents´ house. The only thing that cheers me up is to know that we´re gonna be together again quite soon, so have lots of fun with your family and be back soon. Love is waiting for you here as well and i can’t wait to come back i miss you so much.

    On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM, chris evans wrote:

    Thanks for being there when I needed a
    shoulder to lean on, for patiently listening
    to my personal problems. Baby, I just want you
    to know how happy am I to have you in my life
    and I thank God for that. Thank you for the
    love and the joy you bring. You’ve changed my
    life, Baby.GOOD MORNING MY HEART DESIRES
    On Thursday, December 24, 2015, wrote:
    Okay went through u tube and found it. Very sweet and very nice. So old fashioned, check the box for yes.
    Thanks. Loved it.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 23, 2015 1:27 PM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    https://youtu.be/5DklXk_Nvzo

    view the video

    On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM, wrote:
    Knock yourself out. Ask anything you want to.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 22, 2015 4:13 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    CAN I ASK YOU QUESTION

    On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 8:25 PM, wrote:
    You’re a romantic. How about a picture of where you are. Right now. The landscape of a desert country. So where are you?

    Today is cold. -35 ish. No wind so that’s nice. Will get some more wood in a few minutes. Not much going on today. Will maybe get time to write later tonight.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 21, 2015 5:58 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    I wish I could be besides you as you open those cute eyes.
    Would brush my fingers by your hair and lay your hands aside.
    Then I would say a prayer for today to protect you from falling.
    Lastly I would take your hand in mine and wish i am there with you

    On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM, wrote:
    One line answers, really man.
    Okay, so today we worked on removing sediment from the water lines. Draining the ballast tank and all that.
    Writing a book about, well people. I’ll send an excerpt when I get it. And you tell me. France huh? So you’re something of a well rounded traveler? Joke made here. Ha ha.
    Anyway, in France once. La cote D’Azure. A vineyard. Don’t know if I spelt it right. But I have the teapot. Got amazingly drunk at the wine tasting with the owner. He was the biggest man I’ve ever seen. Had to be 500 pounds. But he made good wine. Was late for the photo shoot and managed to get in a fair amount of trouble. Never got drunk on red wine again.
    Been to Hadrian’s wall and some other places but not that many. You get the golden cupee doll for travel. How’s that?
    Warmed up a bit, now it’s about 11 below. This is all in Celsius by the way. I’ll get Fahrenheit if you want.
    Not much else going on. Not much else going on at all.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 20, 2015 4:12 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    i was born in France and i school there, i can’t wait to meet you

    On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 10:07 PM, wrote:
    Seems we’re on the same page. I like that.
    When do you think you’re coming back. {Wanted to write home.} like to your home. To the United States.
    I was there once. In Tennessee. And I’ll tell you. I will never drink moonshine again. Oh my God that was horrible. I think I was about 15 or 16 at that time. Won’t ever happen. Yeuk.
    IN my off time, I write books. Haven’t got one published yet. But I write anyway.
    Do you believe in Ghosts. I do. I don’t write about them, I might. Just for giggles and to see how it would go down.
    But the thing would have to be funny. Or have many humorous components. To edit these books I read to a young lady. She enjoys them immensely.

    I have made her cry, get angry and laugh until she nearly fell off the chaise. So I’m not bad. Not all are edited yet either.

    Do you like kayaking? I love it.
    Do you like homemade bread? Because I make it. That and cinnamon buns.
    Lets see.
    White or brown ice cream? I like white. I like vanilla anything. Lotions, lip chap. Have four Saskatchewan Rough Rider lip chap for this winter. Yes I like sports. The Denver Cowboys. The Steelers and Notre Dame. For hockey, not that I’ve watched much in the last little while. But I like, Blackhawks, and the Red Wings. Lee Trevino was my favorite golfer. Didn’t much and still don’t care much for any scandal about the man. Most of the scandals I’m sure are created by scandal mongers anyway.

    So hearsay is not something I’m big on paying attention to. I would suppose in your line of work. You men must listen to all hearsay. Just to keep a finger in pulse of what’s going on. We both know it’s different in a country where war is verbal. And that makes a big difference. Especially in trying to understand anyone. You have to at least try to understand where the other person is coming from.

    I work with trucks. Have forever. My sister says they’re stupid, Loud and dangerous. Oh and they scare her. Of course they do, she’s an idiot. But if she would take the time to listen, try to understand and then learn something new. I don’t want her to crawl a truck. No, I just wanted er to understand that anything new can be dangerous. You have to learn about it. Hell my 5 year old daughter knew more. Wrote that wrong. When my daughter was 5, she knew more. She’s coming up to 22 this year. Now she’s a scribe. She knows more about trucks, tractor trailers and what not that any other girl alive. She’s been out to rig moves.
    As I said somewhere earlier. My father and so on during ancient times. My father has always had a soldier. My mother never understood my father. Not really. But I would sit with him for hours. We’d play with his dogs and I’d listen. I’m sure he forgot I was there. I was very quiet. So stories I don’t think I’d tell anyone. I’m sure I could understand you. Understand what you were trying to say. Pt it in my mind and wrap my head about the fact that I really didn’t know. Because I really wasn’t there with you. I didn’t feel, see and hear what you feel see and hear.
    I will never feel the heat, that wind. See for many miles sand in any direction.
    I’m not the one that will meet the people that live there. Make friends and quite possibly, because I’m me, not friends. So I can say I understand. You will know I don’t. But I’ll put it in my mind in a way that I can. Now, violence had enough of it. Death and destruction. Had enough of that. Seen enough carnage on the highway. I have seen enough and know enough, to know what haunts a person. Trust me on that.
    It may be a pittance to what you have done and seen. But I can understand.

    So where did you go to school? To become such a fine officer? I know you didn’t just enlist and then wander up through the ranks. Or did you? Pretty powerful boy if you did. Hats’ off to ya.

    Send me if you’re allowed, a photo of the area. I’d like to see where you are. Are you close to Macedonia? Babylon or any historic site? That would be cool. I could say I know a man whose been there. Wouldn’t that be fun… for me.
    Have something fabulous to eat and take care.
    Karen.
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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 20, 2015 8:48 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    i am so happy hearing from and what are you doing now , what are you plans for today, you look so nice to me and i believe we can make a very Good relationship because i will be so happy to meet you when i come back and I think what make relationship it is a little work every day smile emoticon Cannot build home per 1 hour:):):) Every day –step by step , step by step — pay attention to each other , try understand to each other, try look world by eyes each other . Distance be not important. Trust to each other it is basic all relationship, I miss you and i cant wait to meet you

    On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 8:23 AM, wrote:
    That’s awesome. A great friend in a great man. 28 years, you have my respect right now.
    I must warn you. I’m out there, active and in the trucking industry. Most of the time I travel to sites to do inspections on commercial vehicles. I contract out. As for work at the moment, it’s lacking.
    I don’t have a passport, can’t remember the last time I had a valid one. I’ll try to get one if you like.
    I’ve never been to Los Angeles.

    I think since I’m way up north. And you’re very south of me. We’ll have to learn to compromise. I think it would be worth it.
    I have a son and daughter. Work myself into and then out of debt. What’s new huh? I’m sure most of us do.

    Please tell me about you. Just you, because it’s you that matters.
    Have a great evening.
    Karen.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 19, 2015 12:02 AM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    what’re your experience in online dating?

    My name is Colonel Chris Evans I came from Los Angeles, United States I am an American soldier currently serving in Iraq in the military with the Third Infantry Division Army.I got in touch with you, because I was looking for a soul mate, my life after my retirement from military service. However, I seek your friendship, understanding, perhaps, create Avenue, which builds nicely in the life of any successful relationship to protect understanding.i in service for 28 years and now has a few months, my mission ended here so I ‘m retired. I am a careering romantic man and how well you see my dear life in a friend is someone who is the longest jump path, unless you want to go out there and understand that there is no place or time away from the Extinction can reduce friendship of those who persuaded fund each worth. and i can live anywhere i found my soul mate.
    i need a serious relationship
    what about you

    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 8:16 PM, wrote:
    Since Trudeau has taken office. This is how bad our political situation is.
    Kay

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 17, 2015 11:13 PM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    yes i did

    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 2:56 AM, wrote:
    You sent me a message via POF, didn’t you?

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 17, 2015 10:30 PM
    To: whiterhinoinspection@gmail.com
    Subject: hello

    hello i am Chris, tell me more about you

    yes , how are you doing, how was your day, i miss you so much

    On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM, wrote:
    Iraq is a large country.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 27, 2015 4:18 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    in Iraq, where do you ask

    On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 8:22 AM, wrote:
    Tell me where you are.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 26, 2015 3:14 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    I miss you. I miss you deeply!
    I wish we were together right now so I could fill you with kisses and tell you a bunch of silly things into those pretty little ears of yours. If only you knew how much I miss you right now, you would surely fly over to give me a sweet kiss and a hug and to reassure me again of your love for me.
    GOOD NIGHT MY HEART DESIRE

    On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 8:49 PM, wrote:
    Chopped wood for the stove. We use wood heat here. Snowed and dropped to 36 + wind chill factor of 16. So a little chilly. Started a knitted blanket for my son, Axel.
    Using different Cable stitches for the pattern. Now I might start cooking a duck for dinner.
    Not so much going on right now.
    Fighting with Ford Credit, and losing I think. Not to sure on that just yet.
    Handed one truck back don’t really want to lose the second one. But it happens. So its a wait and see thing.
    Have two weeks of inspections in January.
    Tired of sitting here waiting for the days to pass. I want to get back to work. Drives me bananas.
    Not much else.
    How’s your day going?
    Quiet on the western front.? Meant as a joke of course.
    Don’t know your humour level yet.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 26, 2015 7:00 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    oh okay , i miss you so much , what are your doing now my dear

    On Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 11:35 PM, wrote:
    I don’t have a family. I have a son and a daughter. That works for me. I do quite fine with them. We enjoy each other’s company. We don’t put really do a lot of celebrating. So today is good.
    Enjoy your holiday with all your chums.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 24, 2015 1:52 PM
    To: whiterhinoinspection@gmail.com
    Subject: Re: hello

    I can imagine your joy on this holiday enjoyed in such a bucolic city along with your parents. And here am I thinking of my beloved woman, realizing again and again that my feelings for you keep getting bigger and bigger… That´s what I feel now being apart from you.
    I tell you this: you´re the love of mine! The woman who left my head spinning and put a crush on me is you. It´s hard to describe the love I feel for you, but I realize that you are the woman of my life, you were created to enchant me, to be my queen.
    Now that you are not near at hand, time seems to take much longer to pass, the days are longer, the nights sadder, nearly unbearable, living without you is like a bad dream for me, literally speaking. If you know how much I love you, you will understand the affliction I stand these days. Love is what it is: a pleasure that astonishes and then leave us underground.
    I know this is a brief separation, an ordinary holiday at your parents´ house. The only thing that cheers me up is to know that we´re gonna be together again quite soon, so have lots of fun with your family and be back soon. Love is waiting for you here as well and i can’t wait to come back i miss you so much.

    On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM, chris evans wrote:

    Thanks for being there when I needed a
    shoulder to lean on, for patiently listening
    to my personal problems. Baby, I just want you
    to know how happy am I to have you in my life
    and I thank God for that. Thank you for the
    love and the joy you bring. You’ve changed my
    life, Baby.GOOD MORNING MY HEART DESIRES
    On Thursday, December 24, 2015, wrote:
    Okay went through u tube and found it. Very sweet and very nice. So old fashioned, check the box for yes.
    Thanks. Loved it.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 23, 2015 1:27 PM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    https://youtu.be/5DklXk_Nvzo

    view the video

    On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM, wrote:
    Knock yourself out. Ask anything you want to.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 22, 2015 4:13 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    CAN I ASK YOU QUESTION

    On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 8:25 PM, wrote:
    You’re a romantic. How about a picture of where you are. Right now. The landscape of a desert country. So where are you?

    Today is cold. -35 ish. No wind so that’s nice. Will get some more wood in a few minutes. Not much going on today. Will maybe get time to write later tonight.

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 21, 2015 5:58 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    I wish I could be besides you as you open those cute eyes.
    Would brush my fingers by your hair and lay your hands aside.
    Then I would say a prayer for today to protect you from falling.
    Lastly I would take your hand in mine and wish i am there with you

    On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM, wrote:
    One line answers, really man.
    Okay, so today we worked on removing sediment from the water lines. Draining the ballast tank and all that.
    Writing a book about, well people. I’ll send an excerpt when I get it. And you tell me. France huh? So you’re something of a well rounded traveler? Joke made here. Ha ha.
    Anyway, in France once. La cote D’Azure. A vineyard. Don’t know if I spelt it right. But I have the teapot. Got amazingly drunk at the wine tasting with the owner. He was the biggest man I’ve ever seen. Had to be 500 pounds. But he made good wine. Was late for the photo shoot and managed to get in a fair amount of trouble. Never got drunk on red wine again.
    Been to Hadrian’s wall and some other places but not that many. You get the golden cupee doll for travel. How’s that?
    Warmed up a bit, now it’s about 11 below. This is all in Celsius by the way. I’ll get Fahrenheit if you want.
    Not much else going on. Not much else going on at all.
    Karen

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 20, 2015 4:12 PM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    i was born in France and i school there, i can’t wait to meet you

    On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 10:07 PM, wrote:
    Seems we’re on the same page. I like that.
    When do you think you’re coming back. {Wanted to write home.} like to your home. To the United States.
    I was there once. In Tennessee. And I’ll tell you. I will never drink moonshine again. Oh my God that was horrible. I think I was about 15 or 16 at that time. Won’t ever happen. Yeuk.
    IN my off time, I write books. Haven’t got one published yet. But I write anyway.
    Do you believe in Ghosts. I do. I don’t write about them, I might. Just for giggles and to see how it would go down.
    But the thing would have to be funny. Or have many humorous components. To edit these books I read to a young lady. She enjoys them immensely.

    I have made her cry, get angry and laugh until she nearly fell off the chaise. So I’m not bad. Not all are edited yet either.

    Do you like kayaking? I love it.
    Do you like homemade bread? Because I make it. That and cinnamon buns.
    Lets see.
    White or brown ice cream? I like white. I like vanilla anything. Lotions, lip chap. Have four Saskatchewan Rough Rider lip chap for this winter. Yes I like sports. The Denver Cowboys. The Steelers and Notre Dame. For hockey, not that I’ve watched much in the last little while. But I like, Blackhawks, and the Red Wings. Lee Trevino was my favorite golfer. Didn’t much and still don’t care much for any scandal about the man. Most of the scandals I’m sure are created by scandal mongers anyway.

    So hearsay is not something I’m big on paying attention to. I would suppose in your line of work. You men must listen to all hearsay. Just to keep a finger in pulse of what’s going on. We both know it’s different in a country where war is verbal. And that makes a big difference. Especially in trying to understand anyone. You have to at least try to understand where the other person is coming from.

    I work with trucks. Have forever. My sister says they’re stupid, Loud and dangerous. Oh and they scare her. Of course they do, she’s an idiot. But if she would take the time to listen, try to understand and then learn something new. I don’t want her to crawl a truck. No, I just wanted er to understand that anything new can be dangerous. You have to learn about it. Hell my 5 year old daughter knew more. Wrote that wrong. When my daughter was 5, she knew more. She’s coming up to 22 this year. Now she’s a scribe. She knows more about trucks, tractor trailers and what not that any other girl alive. She’s been out to rig moves.
    As I said somewhere earlier. My father and so on during ancient times. My father has always had a soldier. My mother never understood my father. Not really. But I would sit with him for hours. We’d play with his dogs and I’d listen. I’m sure he forgot I was there. I was very quiet. So stories I don’t think I’d tell anyone. I’m sure I could understand you. Understand what you were trying to say. Pt it in my mind and wrap my head about the fact that I really didn’t know. Because I really wasn’t there with you. I didn’t feel, see and hear what you feel see and hear.
    I will never feel the heat, that wind. See for many miles sand in any direction.
    I’m not the one that will meet the people that live there. Make friends and quite possibly, because I’m me, not friends. So I can say I understand. You will know I don’t. But I’ll put it in my mind in a way that I can. Now, violence had enough of it. Death and destruction. Had enough of that. Seen enough carnage on the highway. I have seen enough and know enough, to know what haunts a person. Trust me on that.
    It may be a pittance to what you have done and seen. But I can understand.

    So where did you go to school? To become such a fine officer? I know you didn’t just enlist and then wander up through the ranks. Or did you? Pretty powerful boy if you did. Hats’ off to ya.

    Send me if you’re allowed, a photo of the area. I’d like to see where you are. Are you close to Macedonia? Babylon or any historic site? That would be cool. I could say I know a man whose been there. Wouldn’t that be fun… for me.
    Have something fabulous to eat and take care.
    Karen.
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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 20, 2015 8:48 AM

    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    i am so happy hearing from and what are you doing now , what are you plans for today, you look so nice to me and i believe we can make a very Good relationship because i will be so happy to meet you when i come back and I think what make relationship it is a little work every day smile emoticon Cannot build home per 1 hour:):):) Every day –step by step , step by step — pay attention to each other , try understand to each other, try look world by eyes each other . Distance be not important. Trust to each other it is basic all relationship, I miss you and i cant wait to meet you

    On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 8:23 AM, wrote:
    That’s awesome. A great friend in a great man. 28 years, you have my respect right now.
    I must warn you. I’m out there, active and in the trucking industry. Most of the time I travel to sites to do inspections on commercial vehicles. I contract out. As for work at the moment, it’s lacking.
    I don’t have a passport, can’t remember the last time I had a valid one. I’ll try to get one if you like.
    I’ve never been to Los Angeles.

    I think since I’m way up north. And you’re very south of me. We’ll have to learn to compromise. I think it would be worth it.
    I have a son and daughter. Work myself into and then out of debt. What’s new huh? I’m sure most of us do.

    Please tell me about you. Just you, because it’s you that matters.
    Have a great evening.
    Karen.

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 19, 2015 12:02 AM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    what’re your experience in online dating?

    My name is Colonel Chris Evans I came from Los Angeles, United States I am an American soldier currently serving in Iraq in the military with the Third Infantry Division Army.I got in touch with you, because I was looking for a soul mate, my life after my retirement from military service. However, I seek your friendship, understanding, perhaps, create Avenue, which builds nicely in the life of any successful relationship to protect understanding.i in service for 28 years and now has a few months, my mission ended here so I ‘m retired. I am a careering romantic man and how well you see my dear life in a friend is someone who is the longest jump path, unless you want to go out there and understand that there is no place or time away from the Extinction can reduce friendship of those who persuaded fund each worth. and i can live anywhere i found my soul mate.
    i need a serious relationship
    what about you

    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 8:16 PM, wrote:
    Since Trudeau has taken office. This is how bad our political situation is.
    Kay

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    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 17, 2015 11:13 PM
    To: Karen Stalker
    Subject: Re: hello

    yes i did

    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 2:56 AM, wrote:
    You sent me a message via POF, didn’t you?

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

    From: chris evans
    Sent: December 17, 2015 10:30 PM
    To: whiterhinoinspection@gmail.com
    Subject: hello

    hello i am Chris, tell me more about you

    • Please remove my emails. Chris Evans seems to have disappeared. Thank you for the replies.
      There weren’t any.

  62. ::::shaking my dang head::::

    Are women really this naive and insecure that they will actually jump at the chance to interact with the first guy to pay them any attention?

    It is really a shame that these leeches are using the faces of our military to scam people out of their money. It does a complete disservice to our armed forces and gives them a bad name, because people are too dumb to realize that it’s not the service member that is performing the scam.

    That said ladies, as a guy, let me point out a couple of things to help you know when it’s a scam. Most of you posting here KNOW you’re being scammed, but you’re just so starved for attention that you don’t want to believe it.
    1. First, if someone you have never met and never talked to offers to marry you and says they are madly in love with you, RUN THE OTHER WAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!! If someone sounds too good to be true, then chances are, they aren’t real.

    2. If someone from the military says they need money to get discharged, don’t believe it. The military discharges their members for free and no amount of money is going to allow someone to get discharged from the military, before their time in service (the length of their contract) is completed.

    3. Believe it or not, some of the most intelligent people I have ever met have been in the military. They write well and talk well, like General Odierno, because they have to be able to communicate effectively with both their superiors and those they lead and work with. They don’t usually sound like an illiterate hood-rat from the Congo.

    4. This isn’t the 80’s, before the Internet came into being. Members of the military have full access to their money and have the means to call home, any time they have free time.

    5. Lastly, while some people go in the military because they don’t have anything else, most people are not there because every person known to them has been killed in one way or another. Most people in the military are there because they have been taught to be respectful, love their country and that there are certain things worth fighting and dying for. They have been rightly taught that service in your country’s military (not to any political party) is the greatest thing a person can do, in order to ensure the continued freedom of this country. Many are there because they don’t really know what they want to do and this is a way for them to learn a trade, get an education, see the world, earn money for college and become leaders.

    So please ladies…quit falling victim to something/someone you know isn’t on the up and up. Quit sending money to people you have never met. Better yet, quit giving money to anyone that is taking advantage of you, whether you know them or not! There really are a lot of guys out there that are looking for true love and know how to treat a lady like a princess. You just have to be willing to wait for that person, instead of kissing every frog in the pond and getting warts.

    Peace out.

  63. Well it appears I’ve been hoodwinked by someone professing to be Nicolas Burleson (age 51 from West Palm Beach) – I first saw him on eHarmony.com (are any dating sites sacred?!) – saw his pictures (they had his name on his uniform) – after multiple correspondence thought he was too good to be true and when I questioned him, he got offended, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt – back and forth e-mails for about 2 weeks when today he asked to chat on yahoo messenger. So I did! What a charmer! He had to go out on patrol – and then my I was talking to my daughter who told me about these scams…..amazing my 19 year old daughter knows more than I do! Thankful that I didn’t send him any money – but sure wonder if Burleson is the person in the picture ? He should know that someone is using his name in scams! Sucks!

  64. its a shame military people need to scammer people how can they live with there self’s how would like it if it happen to one of there family members I hope they catch every one of them and I will do my best to help them find these people and put them away

    • These aren’t real military people doing the scamming. These are people in Africa who steal the pictures of real military people and pretend to be them.

  65. James Petrie

    I was born on the 16th of June, 1980. I am 35 years of age. I joined the army at the age of 24…. I am an E-6 Staff Sergeant (SSG) as a Computer Technician and currently on assignment in US Peacekeeping Division in Kabul Afghanistan. I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Sergeant First Class. I work in the junior management of the military.

    I am the only child of my parents. My parents are the most wonderful family i have had and I enjoyed. Unfortunately, my Mom was run off by a motorist and my Dad passed away due to respiratory related problems. To me I lost the backbone of my life. I was only 17 yrs by then. But I have found company in my colleagues in the Army who I can say have been my family all this while. I have this dream of having a wonderful family when I retire and settle down with that special one when I find him. I grew up with my uncle not knowing other members of the family, I’m not close to my family (uncle) since I’m a gay. I live alone. Is there anything more I need to know about you.

    COMPLETE LIES. And using pics.

    • “I am an E-6 Staff Sergeant (SSG) as a Computer Technician and currently on assignment in US Peacekeeping Division in Kabul Afghanistan. I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Sergeant First Class. I work in the junior management of the military.” Same verbatim BS I was told by “Scott Elgin Edwards” from “Ft. Lauderdale” according to his Match.com profile (now hidden-imagine that) The profile picture he used is not one that is on here though. In fact, didn’t even look military, just a guy in a blue shirt standing by the water.

  66. I wanna help the guy the scammer is using. He goes by the name JASON TUCKER.

    I checked online and couln’t find results.

    Facebook showed 2 suspicious profiles.

    He hasn’t asked me for money, though, but as a flight attendant, he was giving me a hint that he can’t leave libya because his uncle couldn’t buy him a ticket as his wife is having cancer treatment, and he fears for his life.

    He goes by the email tuckersaurus000@gmail.com which is suspicious in itself. He even sent me a vid attachment of turkey training.

    Well, i added him on facebook to see which one is the real profile. I guess the one that doesn’t have the add and message button is more legit.

    But even so, it was a new profile.

    I wanna catch the nigerian and help the army officer.

    I can’t believe the scammer has obtained so much of tucker’s pics!

    Please advise where i could post his pics and i still talk to the guy so i can obtain more info..

    Lixious

  67. Beware of Marine Sgt Bryan Tiilman Austin. Claims to be in Iraq wife died from Ca. daughter 15 years old. You will always see him in a blue T shirt with a cross around his neck. I bought into his story. He wanted money sent to a place in Ogdan Utah. He seems to be making the rounds a lot. Then in the same breath wants to open a Bank Account so he can leave money for his daughter while we’re traveling. Beware!!

  68. On going December 18 2015
    From E9 Sergeant Major Christopher Lopez, aka Krist, Austin Texas, lives Fort Hood, stationed in Kabul Afghanistan, at Camp Eggers as CN on special assignment, retiring in 2 months, looking for love of his life, after 10 emails insists he loves me and wants me for his wife. No money requested yet I am waiting for it. Many spelling errors insignia on his military outfit looks Navy? Still emailing me and on chat. I am not responding. Claims his wife died 6 years ago, no children. wont answer detailed questions about his previous life in Austin Texas, very slick, and charming, however my gut thought too much too fast. I’ver been seaching on internet for help and finally hit pay dirt when I Google Imaged his picture, found him and 7 other pictures under scammers. Finally i found your site. I was on Match.com when his pop up asked me to chat. Then he suggested we go off line to his kristpez27ers@gmail.com How do I respond to him or should I just wait until he stops emailing me. MJ in Canada

  69. https://www.tineye.com/search/show_all/28c53e61103d505fe658831aa65b75a9cd80a95d/c66ed6f596f00a6e1290e0a77fd685d7cc815e7435b8bef7064baa45c72b37b8/www.romancescam.com/2
    ok so I reversed the photo he used on facebook, the name he is using is Gary Jordan- 16 hits on romance dating sites- all crawled on july 2013- the hang outs he uses is ron wise , and the photo he uses is
    https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12310568_121036041599486_3796394075517204634_n.jpg?
    oh=1afb95d0ce46dc949da6b60e17d444dd&oe=57158FAE
    confirmed scammer photo- this soldier should know his photo is being used to scam people- please update

  70. I have recently been contacted by a “SGT” in the Army, his gmail account is under a different name, and supposedly as a son in Australia- the IP address says sent from military device.. (Libya)- red flag- says he is with Africom, not looking for money, “loved my smile” but I feel like he is jumping a US Army IP address- from another remote locale. If I give you his name would you research him for me? He is also suspicious, because he asked me to rephrase what I asked him, like as if he is running it through translator.. He has a few specifics down such as time limits on the pc, has assigned patrols and said he was on a peace keeping mission- aren’t all soldiers, always? He misspells words often and inter uses English language with foreign slang. He goes by Ron Wise, Sgt- only two photos available- one of a man in a cafe- another of him in uniform- minus the ACU outer jacket- therefore no name, or patch to locate more info. I would appreciate more feed back, if I get more out of him, I will fill you in.

  71. A soldier identifying himself as Lt. Col Glenn Womack has contacted me on Hangouts professing his love, etc. Of course he needed money for a cellphone. Did not send. Seems like a great person but yet i am skeptical. Why would high ranking officer be asking for money. Does anyone know of this person out of Fort Bragg, NC? Thanks

  72. Hi CJ!
    Can you help me verify this Soldier who’s name is Morrison Patrick Jones, currently I am in contact with who is in Kabul Afghanistan, and said that he will be out if camp by February 2016. He says he lives in US in Orlando Florida, though I haven’t verify him yet if he is a scammer or real coz I have not yet observed any behavior of him as a scammer. He has his email, morisjones9@gmail.com.
    He has sends me pictures, and her daughter picture, he said he is divorced, then give me his Orlando address and his orlando phone number, we talk thru Facebook and Viber. Though he don’t want to be on cam he said that he might lost his job if we do cam chat.

  73. I found a scammer with the name
    Sgt. Carney Williams,
    This person says he is a in E-6 rank and is 37 years old, US Army Soldier. His wife die in a car crash and her name was Giusela, she is suppose to be from Malaga, Spain. He has a son.

    He sent me this picture of him.
    http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Travis-Haley.jpg.

    Then I run it in the internet and the same picture shows up. He is suppose to be station in Cyprus. I guess this

  74. I am currently in contact with a scammed who is talking to me as I write this asking me if I love him and how I want him to have sex with me…. I just want to put this out there, but ladies this doesn’t just happen to cis gender women… I am an open and proud transgender woman and this person whoever he is, is messaging me using the name Anderson Davidson on Facebook. I can tell that he’s not a soldier because he keeps misspelling basic words that 4th graders here in America can spell, and he also keeps hinting at sending me gold to hold onto for him… nope.

  75. i have been scammed at least i do believe so by someone posing to be Mcgee Thomas i have a couple photos off facebook as well. same typed up message about an adopted son and being divorced. a red flag popped up in my head when i asked for an address and he replied with a western union or moneygram address. really i thought deep into this and am working the magic of psychology to figure more out. i have some knowledge enough to ask for his MOS. and receiving address where stationed. so for now i am dangling this man on the strings of despair hoping that the US will contact the real Thomas Mcgee to let him know his identity is being used by scandalists people as well.

  76. Well it looks like David Patch AKA Thomas James is at it again lol. What cracks me up is these people use the same stories over and over again. I feel bad for the active duty/veterans thats pictures are being used in these scams as well as the poor kids pictures that are being used. 1st clue to scam: 2 different names used on profile. 2nd clue to scam: GHANA, you mention Ghana in a sentence already you failed.

  77. Hi.. I think,,, no I’m pretty sure I’m being scammed, so I’ve been playing along with it. I met this guy on OK cupid..This man claims to be Allen Bruce Yates, 45, Army SPC MOS 35L. I have his birthday of March 13, 1970. He doesn’t look 45 at all. Says he has a 15 year old daughter who lives with his 1/2 sister in Newcastle England. Both of his parents are deceased and he has no contact with any other family in the states. He claims to be be based at Camp Blanding when he is stateside but he is in Nigeria in the “bush” near on the Cameroon boarder. He says that he has a house in “Midtown” Miami. He has a 407 area code for his phone number which is Orlando. He asks a lot of questions. Some are odd. He says he’s been in the military for 21 years and that he wants to retire when he returns from this deployment. He has already processed the paperwork for his leave and should be finding out this week if he has been approved. But he wants to marry me and has already filed paperwork for the army to do a “Post Marriage Research” on us, saying I am his fiancee? What the hell is that? I told him that I could not find any information from the military about him and I asked him to email me from his military email address. He said he had a problem accessing it even though he can email me from his gmail account. He did provide the email as Allen.Bruce@us.army.mil. Bruce is his middle name would the email be allen.yates@us.army.mil? I would love for this man to be real and say who he says he is because he’s absolutely gorgeous. He has mailed me 12 pics all of which I couldn’t find on the internet anywhere. Is there anyway for someone to verify this guy?? I have pics that I could send. Or should I subtly ask him for some other identification without being obvious

    Thanks!
    Aimee

  78. please check this for me, i m trying to download a free email check up right now
    this man is or could be trying to be Ray orniero
    i find it hard to believe that he would start talking to me thru hangout then send me email and wants to be in love with me ect…
    i have been checking and still am
    odierno.harold221@gmail.com

  79. This sounded suspicious from the start so I only chatted a couple days. I was friended on Facebook by Swereda Beata Dorota. His pic was military. Claimed to be US military in Afghanistan. He said his name was Mike and I went no further than that. I am married and have no interest in an online romance. His rank is LtCol and his pic is of a very nice looking man in US summer dress in front of a Pentagon insignia (looks like he is in a news briefing or press release). Said he was 59, single with a 16 year old adopted son. Within 3 days he was stating that fate had brought us together and that he thought someday we would have a future together. I blocked him. However, he is out there looking for someone, during our chat he did ask how much I earned. He asked about hobbies, family, etc. I don’t use my real name in chat so he was not getting much info about me. Tell me how to upload a pic of this guy.

  80. if your “contact” sends you a picture, you can use reverse image finder on google.
    images.google.com
    plug in the image and anywhere its found on the internet will pop up!
    Thats how i finally confirmed Steve Collins was a scammer.

    • I think I have been scammed myself. I’ve been talking to this woman for the past 2 weeks and she claims to be deploying on a mission tonight. She calls herself Tara Gruele rank senior chief petty officer mos master of arms. She wanted me to pay for a plan so I could communicate with her while she was deployed. I was foolish and ?actually went to Money gram to have the money sent to a Lt. Jonathan Preisen in Magnolia, DE. After I had done this, something didn’t feel right at all. I had been ignoring red flags and did some research on the internet. Lo and behold, “Tara” had been copy and pasting questions and paragraphs of other letters on the internet. Fortunately, I canceled the money gram in time. My question is, is there any way to let the real Tara know her identity has been stolen?

  81. So my brother happens to be gay, and has been on a few gay dating sites (I have no idea which). He mentioned that an Army guy by the name of “Ben Miller” had contacted him. My own father was in the Army so when he said the guys rank was Sergeant Staff (And not Staff Sergeant) I was a little suspicious and did some research online. Ben Miller was indeed in the Army and regrettably has died according to several sites. This page was the last link I found.

    Much to my amusement, most of what this guy emailed was word for word what these other guys are sending–Except aimed toward men! So apparently the scammers are trying to reach out everywhere now! The pictures he has are a bit more unique than what’s posted here, but there are so many similarities in the text that it’s laughable.

  82. Got this in a message from Matta James a few minutes after reading the same letter from someone named Haggards. How ironic? You have a fantastic site. I wish could spread the word about scammers to all the women on Face Book.

    My name is matta james I was born on the 2nd of August, 1963 at Baptist Hospital of Miami. 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 16. 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..

  83. My scammer started out a ‘regular guy’ from Chemistry.com, said he was posted in Kabul and was a green beret, nearly copied the entire 5-mission statement for me! it was a week before he asked me for money, he wanted to add me to his contact list so he could get a satellite phone to call me on and all it took was a small notary fee… I’m supposed to contact some military office for the fee, info to come in the next email. (so I replied innocently, “why not just Skype?”) He stole pictures from a professional in California, not even military! Scammer goes by the name Major David Grant, picture is real life Ted Van Der Linden.
    I want to thank you for this website! I spent a few days blissfully thinking I was falling in love, and thanks to the heads-up here, I’m aware. Thank you so much.

  84. Several hours after setting up a profile on okcupid I get contacted by this guy going by the user name bobbyisgood15 he says his name is Bobby Ciphers he is currently in the US army stationed in Baghdad Iraq his profile says he is originally from Lucas,KS and that he is 34 yrs old he tells me his father died of lung cancer and that his mom has leukemia.He then asks to move the conversions of okcupids message service to personnel email bobbyisgood15@yahoo.com so I do but not before alarm bells are going off for me so I start searching for him on other social media sites and low and behold I can’t find him anywhere.
    So yesterday he sends me an email saying this Yesterday was light just the 12 hours guarding and armour fixings. Today was smooth too. Most places down here are stable for now. I trust you completely @$% and I have come to love you the more every day. I have an important news for you baby and it is a good one too! My mates and I went raiding in Kuwait sometimes back and found gold. Now, I’m entitled to 5 bars of raw gold, I have to get every single bar out of Baghdad before I come home by the end of the year. I could even get back sooner depending on how long it takes me to get my share of the raw gold out of Baghdad. Honey, we talking of gold bars worth 2 million USDollars! There are 400ounces in 1 bar of raw gold. 1ounce is equivalent to 1,000.00USD. That is, 1 bar of raw gold worths 400,000.00USD and my entitlement is 5 bars of this raw gold. What do you think baby? I’m telling you this because I trust you so much baby. These my 5 bars of raw gold is what I have planned to start out my life as a civilian once again with my future partner which is you, @£$ honey. Moreover, it’s my right to have these gold bars. These gold bars are called SPOILS OF WAR honey. What do you think about all these @£$ honey? Your one and only Bob!.. I love you honey. My response to this is I don’t feel comfortable with this scenario so he sends me this reply My mom is sick @£$. She can’t handle the gold transfer. I know what I’m saying please. There is the stamp of conformity and assurance I need 2,000.00USD to get from the ministry of immigration for the United states army. You know these soldiers that are personal guards to the top officials are in possession of the stamp and they request for a payment of 2,000.00USD to get gold packages stamped honey. So I get up this morning and low and behold what do I find but this guy is still on okcupid same username different sexuality age has changed and completely different profile photos

  85. FVice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan

    Surgeon General of the Navy
    Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery – Fke Facebook profile. Also claims his wife dies in a fire and post a photo of somehone else’s child that lost her family (Mom and Dadand sisters) in January 2015. Disgusting!!
    ake profile for Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan

    Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy

    • His profile is only under Nathew athew not the real one at all. All of the photos posted are stock photos from online.. stolen. The olly way I found out fo sure was the photos of the child.

  86. sorry i made a mistake earlier his name is jamesturner495@gmail.com but says that turner was his mothers maiden name and uses castillo in the military. He is very good at what he does this i can say! He almost had me but i picked up on it really quick! If anyone has heard of him can you please let me know

  87. i have been chatting for a couple of days with someone who claims to be Steve Collins in the US Army stationed in Kabul on a peace keeping mission. I was suspicious from the beginning and found this site. One of his first emails to me was exactly the same as the first one posted on this site. He is on OKCupid under the name blueman8733heart and on yahoo as steve_collins8881. Some people have way to much time on their hands!!

  88. Hi. How and where do I confirm a guy in the US military? He is supposedly in Afghanistan as the superintendent to the national regional team over there. He even sent me a few pictures. I asked for his MOS and he replied “intelligence system Maintainer”.

    Something is fishy. SgtMcdonald John. He is also on facebook.

    • Brenda,

      I think you already know he’s a scammer. Does “superintendent to the national regional team” sound like a real military job title? Why would a “intelligence system maintainer” be working as the “superintendent to the national regional team?” He’s a SCAMMER. If you’re still not sure, ask him for his official Army email address. All soldiers stationed overseas are encouraged to use these accounts to keep in touch with friends and family back home. My guess is that your scammer will tell you his Army email address is top secret. He won’t give it to you because the scammers can’t fake a military email address. A real one will end with @mail.mil. If he gives you an email address that ends with ANYTHING else, he’s a scammer. Good luck!

  89. Has anyone ever herd of an Edwin Jackson in the U.S. Navy deployed at last minute to Nigeria?

  90. I think a guy is trying to scam me. Saying he stationed in Africa, his wife has passed away. The second time we chatted he said he loved me and recited poems lol. I have read a lot of what is posted here and I am pretty sure he is a scammer. Here is all the information that I have so far. Maybe you can bust him. I do have the picture that he has posted on the meet me page. I can email if you have one I can send to 🙂 On the meet me site he goes by Wiseman, says from Los Angeles, CA, It says name is Wiseman Fredrick. I am sure that is fake as well. I have not really been chatting with him once he said he loved me and he does not even know me. He asked for my full name the first time we chatted and I would not give it. Today he asked for my phone number. Did not give that either lol.

  91. Hi Everyone

    I goggle and found tis website abt US soldier dating scam so I decided to post and curious to found out if the person sending sms ( whatsapp ) to me exist as what he said he is still serving in Kabul , Afghanistan , applying for retirement and really want relocate to other country with his only son for a new start . He called and we did chat over phone once . Any advise ?
    I have pictures to sent if that will help.

    From: james carter
    Date: 11/11/2015

    Subject: It’s General James from Internations.

    Hello Dear,

    It seems so beautiful to read from you…how are you doing? am sure your day must has been great..I do appreciate the fact that you had stop by to drop me a note and with this you must have made my day… Well I am General James Carter by name United States Army five-star general presently served in Afghanistan as current Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). A single father of 15 years old son.. Thanks for getting intouch.I really enjoyed reading your message on Internations and like what you had to say. A bit about me ; I am friendly, courteous, affectionate, respectful, and most of all a gentleman. I believe in being open and honest, loving your family, being a REAL friend, treating others with respect, being committed to the ones you love regardless of their actions, showing affection, doing the little things that show you care, listening before deciding, and of course true love. I love children and spending time teaching and mentoring them. In a “social” setting, I am somewhat quite and a little shy in the beginning, but I open up more and more as trust and bonds are formed. I love playing golf,and all outdoor activities, almost any sport, hiking, biking, etc.

    But I also like staying at home watching movies and cooking dinner when ever am on vacation. Family comes before any activity. I am not arrogant nor do I think I am “better” than anyone else. I enjoy treating a Lady in a way so she feels like a Queen. I am looking for an attractive and honest woman to spend time with and get to know each other but, friends at first… maybe more later. Looks are definately not everything, but some physical attraction has to exist for a relationship to begin. But, just as important I do believe people become more attractive or less attractive as you get to know them…

    PERSONALITY is important too!! I want to have that special something deep inside that can’t be described in words. You can only know what it is by experiencing it. That mutual connection between two people that is just there naturally. I have been single for 5 years now and some months and ever since i lost my wife life has not been easy for me and my son and i have never had the chance to go into any other relationship because a lot has happen to me in pass, i do lost my both parent and my lil brother on September 11 bomb blast at world trade center and when i think about all that has happen to me i just want to stay away from US that’s why i give it a chance if i can see trust and honest lady. well i end here and i hope to read from you and i don’t know if we can chat on yahoo IM so we can know more about our self and please do let me know when you are less busy so we can chat okay.Here are some picture of me and i hope you will send me some also.

    I would like to know more about you and please do take very good care of your self and God bless.


    General James M Carter.
    United State Military.

    • Hello Sunny,

      It obvious that he is a SCAMMER. His sentences are full of grammar mistakes – many of them commonly made by West Africans. Also, there are no 5-Star generals in the U.S. military today. You should stop talking to this guy. He’ll steal your money if you let him.

  92. My mom is talkin to a guy named Buckner Johnson.he says he is an e-6 staff sergeant wants her to send him 1200 dollars so he can ship some gold bars over here.says his bank acct is frozen I told her he sounds like a scammer I told her she wasn’t sendin him that of course she can’t she don’t have it says his wife is dead I’m tryin find out if he really is a scammer

    • Shawn,

      This is a VERY old scam. I can’t believe people are still falling for it. But, these criminals wouldn’t continue with it if people weren’t falling for it. There are no gold bars…only lies from this SCAMMER.

  93. Sir,
    I am from Sweden and have been contacted and chatting with Lt col Brody Stinchcombe, Infantry, SSN 515-084-5565. He is saying he is in Kabul.
    Now I would like to now if he is really the one he saying he is and not some one thats try to scam me.
    I have pictures to senf if that will help.
    Please answer to my e-mail address and if possible an answer really soon.

    Regards
    Eva

    • Ask him for his military email address. If he won’t give it to you for ANY reason (especially because he’s on a “secret or special mission” it’s a scam.

      • Hi,
        Wasn’t sure how to post on here. I’m looking to find out if there are any current tours in Belgium? Been chatting to a Jason Hill, seen a Facebook profile of a Brian hill? He video called and it wa man in picture so I’m confused!

  94. I have been playing around with a wonder man who is in Syria. Says his name is Ben Olsen Jenkins….surgeon in the army. Its very complicated but he says he went to Royal Norwegian College of Surgeons and he was born in Norway. He is on a peace keeping mission in Syria. His wife cheated on him and has not been a woman for 7 years. I found that hard to believe since he was so romantic, handsome and apparently rich. Inherited millions from his parents and owns properties in Norway. He has sent me several pictures of himself and his children. I find that disturbing and it would be nice to let the real man in the picture know that he is being used. He never got around to asking me for money, but he was heading toward getting me to do a vacation leave for him so we could meet in person. I stopped him right there and said I would go no further without a phone call or some evidence of him being real. These guys are good and will break your heart and steal your money. What is the next step in stopping them using this Soldier?

  95. Here is another scammer from FB, he’s using the name of Morrison Juna:

    This is our conversation tru chat in FB:

    MON 3:27PM

    Morrison Juna:
    I want to know if you can help me invest my money into a profitable business in your Country as my partner. I have been a Military for many years until my recent retirement following the doctor’s advice for me to avoid any form of stress because of my failing health condition. Please tell me, If you can help me invest in a profitable business in your country? If you agree, we shall both share the total annual profit. I demand you treat this very confidential. I will give you full details of the funds and the transfer as soon as I receive your response. Most Regards
    MON 6:52PM

    Me:
    Goodpm Sir, is this real?
    TUE 1:36AM

    Morrison Juna:
    I thank you for your urgent reply to my email I will like to let you know that I want a profitable investment that will benefit both of us, I have with me $5 million to invest in your country. Please kindly send me your detail and information so that we commence on the transferring of the investment fun d to you without delay. Please once again I need trust and honest I promise you that the sky will be our limit am ready to offer you 40% of the total sum goes to you while the remains 60% go to me. I do this to make sure nobody hurt each other. I hope to hear from you.
    TUE 8:13AM

    Me:
    I already encounter like this, on the late part of this transaction you will tell me to send money for money transfer. If you are the real one let me know you in video meeting to talk about your interest to invest here.
    TUE 11:50AM

    Morrison Juna:
    I pray to God and my sprite told me you are a good and reliable woman.Thank you very much for your understanding to my mail, I will move to my bank by tomorrow and withdrawal the investment money and transfer to you in your account, the amount is $5million.Please I have trust you as a Wife please I want to spend all my life with you if you permit me. I have nobody to call my family but I know with you everything is OK.I will make sure I treat you like a Wife please Wife don’t betray me I pray to God and he said I should continue with you, that nothing will happen to my fund in your care till I come to meet you in your country, and if is God wish we can be together as one family. Please you have to send across your information to reach to you, and please I count on your words and I also believe that you are God sent to me to invest this fund in your country with trust and honest I will start by $5million. But if the money did not reach to our demand i send another one will like to invest in important opportunities a mining survey company. Exist in mining (coal, etc) and agribusiness equipment and services.Once I come back from the bank by tomorrow I will update you before I make any transfer to the account you will provide to me to keep you updated to anything I do as my Wife and Family. I count and trust your word I will give you a try if there is trust on your side you will never regret of knowing me
    TUE 6:38PM

    Me:
    Sir I don’t know what to say because I’m afraid, I am just a simple woman need to work hard for my four children
    Are you answered to my prayer?

    Morrison Juna:
    I want you to fill your information below. so that i will send to the bank for the sending of the fund to you without delay so that we start the investment. YOUR FULL NAME YOUR FULL ADDRESS YOUR PHONE NUMBER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOUR AGE YOUR JOB Thanks you very much as I wait to hear from you, please fill it in time and send back to me. Thanks

    Morrison Juna:
    ok i will talk with the Bank Manager and get back to you

    Me:
    I am still praying that everything will be in the hands of God to guide us whatever plan you’ve made

    Morrison Juna:
    Amen
    my Dear
    11:28AM

    Me:
    Sir, I want to know more about you, please fill your information below for my reference: YOUR FULL NAME YOUR FULL ADDRESS YOUR PHONE NUMBER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOUR AGE Thanks you very much for trusting me, you will never regret also of knowing me… to God be the glory

    Morrison Juna:
    How are you I hope fine, I discuss with the bank manager about the release of the fund to your account and he told me that it is very risk to transfer?such amount to other country because of the CURRENT STRINGENT LAW GUIDING THE TRANSFER OF HUGE SUM OF MONEY FROM EUROPE TO OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD SINCE THE 11 SEPTEMBER, 2001 TERRORIST ATTACK ON UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY THE ASAMA BEN LADEN, ALQUIDA Group So he advice me as his Good friend that he will help me and transfer the fund to your country so that nobody will raise eye brown on the money,he further advice me that he will package the money as a consignment and lift it via diplomatic means to your country and also told me that they diplomat will not know the content of they consignment they will just deliver it to you in your country I try to let him know that you are a good and trusted Sister of mine so he said he will help us by that means so that the investment fund will reach to you. So by tomorrow we will see as it will go I will still keep you updated Thanks and God Bless you and you’re Family. Please don’t let the Delivery man know the content of the package, i trust in you. So by tomorrow The Bank will move the fund and package it the Box and send it to the delivery Company to send to your country as a Gift from your Brother. Once again don’t let him know that inside the package will be money OK. Thanks and trusted in you
    1:12PM

    Me:
    I am fine Sir, this is a very delicate in our part but I turned all the plans in you. All I can do is to give you my best to help you in putting business here in our country. Im already thinking about aquiring farmland for agribusiness… Im hoping that this will be materialized in the guidance of God. Thank you very much…

    Morrison Juna:
    Thank you very much
    i will let when the deliver move

    Morrison Juna:
    The diplomat left to your country by today and will arrive by Tomorrow, please once he arrive don’t let him to know the content of the consignment just meet him so that he will hand over the consignment to you. Any money you spend once you get the package you open and take it back i can come to your country once you receive the fund. Please in case there is any custom fees in your country once he call you that he has arrived you go with the money to meet him and pay to him and take the consignment. My Good Dearly, As soon as you received the consignment if there is any expenses you made on the processing of clearing it from the airport, once you receive the consignment you go home open it take back your money and keep the rest for our investment and make sure it is save because the fund is my last hope and I know you will never disappoint me with the way I love and care for you. DIPLOMAT NAME: MR COLLINS WILLIAMS; From AFGHANISTAN – INDONESIAN PHILIPPINE . Please you are advice not to let him know the content of the consignment. He will arrive by Tomorrow and call you upon his arrival to meet him there. If there is any fees at the point of Entrance in the airport you can help me out, once the package get to your home you will take it back from there and keep the rest save in your care till I come to your country. Thanks and God bless you Hoping to hear from you
    6:01PM

    Me:
    I have a problem Sir, I don’t have money to spend and get your package in the Airport. its four hours travel from here. If its ok, you can send me a small amount of money through Western Union, worldwide money transfer. That would be a great help to me also.

    Morrison Juna:
    Dear Friend. Thank you very much for your support you gave to me, I will like to let you know that they said you have to pay $700 to get the permission and Entering DOCUMENT CERTIFICATE IN INDONESIA. Failure to do that the Custom in your country PHILIPPINE will not allow him to enter or they will seize the package at the point of entering in the Airport. Please I will advise you to send him the money once he arrive Indonesia and call you so that he will get the Document and Certificate and move to your country to deliver to you the package.

    Me:
    Sorry Sir, as i have told you I am willing to help you in service you need but really I don’t have money.

    Morrison Juna:
    you have to pay to them
    You are the one that we pay him, so that he will know you are really the receiver

    Me:
    If you want, you can send me $1,000, so you can help me

    Morrison Juna:
    You are the one that we pay him, so that he will know you are really the receiver

    Me:
    sorry i don’t have money
    Chat Conversation End

    This is to warn everyone, please notify them.

  96. Thanks to Tineye – was able to find Carrasco Raymond is scamming me. Found that he is using the picture of a Lt General David Perkins, stationed at Leavenworth, KA. Ray is a smooth talker. Very romantic and knows just the right heart strings to stroke.
    His story, he has been a widower for 4 years, his wife died of cancer; and is finally ready to find a godly woman who would accept is daughter into the family. His parents died in a car accident. His daughter, 16, Chloe is living with his grandmom, in Belguim. (even though his parents died at an old age, Chloe is living with his grandmom.)
    First he wanted to hear my voice, so that required $250. (one very short phone call. His voice was deep and I told him his voice didn’t match his picture) About a week later he was desperately in love with me. . . . Cpt Raymond is stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. (even convinced me that he was near the earthquake and was off line for a while.) I was supposed to communicate with “welfaredepartmentusarmy@hotmail.com)
    Confirming he was a Christian. Believed in God the Father Almighty – which he probably copied from the Bible. He convinced me we were destined to meet. Many women had been in his life, but none got through to his inner being. All the right words to touch the heart strings.
    He wanted to come home, to his fiancé, but would cost $3,000 for travel documents to be prepared. His grandmother would come up with most of it, but I needed to send the $500 as soon as possible. Then he needed $500 to get him out of there because people there didn’t like Americans, and if I wanted to see him alive, I had to send the money. Even though I told him I didn’t have the $, it was like he didn’t read, or couldn’t read English. Last I heard he was on the plane to come home to me – his heart desire – soul mate – dream come true – his queen. Then received e-mail that he was to be accompanied by two officers to ensure his safety, until I was at the airport to meet him. Upon his arrival, I would receive reimbursement for any $ sent. Last I heard from him he needed $600 to process paperwork for the two officers to accompany him. Again I told him that I didn’t have the $, he responded when can I send the $, he doesn’t want his leave cancelled. All money to process his paperwork would be wasted. Soldiers stationed there do not have access to their bank accounts, because too many soldiers got involved in illegal activities, and promised I would be reimbursed if I would just send $. He has $87k in a bank account and as soon as he arrived he would give me his debit card to use as I chose. All I had to do was send bank account information. Even though that threw up another red-flag I needed to ignore it. (I told him I didn’t want his money, just wanted him to come home to his heart desire that he would love forever.
    Even though my heart is hurt, I will survive. Tried to copy his pix, but it wouldn’t copy. He is on facebook, and still is as of yesterday, that is where he found me. Pix show him in camouflage uniform, then dress blues, Then at a podium giving a speech and then out in an open area with troops. Like other posts he said he would establish a private account between he and I, which he never did. Birthday was Jan 19th, 5’7” (57 years old.)
    I was convinced he was the answer to many prayers. (I realize now that the devil also heard my prayer)

  97. Met a guy Andre Jason Walls online claiming to be US army deployed in Kuwait. Regular contact until I refused to spend a few hundred pounds to set up a DSN line for him to contact me. Have pics but don’t know how to upload them here as I’m sure the real guys should be made aware their pics are being used

  98. Gordon,

    I have been reading comments on this blog for the past hour! It has been great entertainment! This has also just happened to me in the past month. His name was Craig Rosada Abron. I wasn’t aware that this was going on and must admit that I did get caught up in all the love!! But the second he asked for money I knew. It’s just hard to believe and sad that there are so many needy women myself included. So I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for doing this. You didn’t have to use your valuable time to warn women you don’t know but you did. So thank you for that Gordon from the bottom of my heart!! You are the real deal!!!

    • Hello Judy,

      Thanks very much for your kind comments. I glad to hear you didn’t lose any money to the scammer. It’s easy to fall for their lies. I hope my posts on this and other websites help people. It’s irritating to know that photos of me are being used by these criminals to steal money from unsuspecting women (and men) around the world. Good luck to you!

  99. There is a Terry Henrry talking to me. Don’t know if it is real. tells me he is in millitary and originally from Dallas Texas. Hope you can help me. I;ve been playing along trying to get info, but he only tells me half of what i ask.

  100. Jordan Declan deployed in Yemen.
    Is he real?

  101. Wow. lol it was fun while it lasted Too bad, Nelson Tyrone Hoy lol… 4 pictures, and some interesting dialogue which some days were eloquent , others did a child write it?
    Afghanistan “captain – a interpreter raised by priest, parents died when he was 7 lost wife to cancer 4 years ago… tells me I am not upfront gets angry with me because my facebook pics are not current? Nice… I blasted him a few pics. .. ah well, he got nothing from me. but a few selfies lmao ..man I really need to be more selective don’t I haha too bad, wondering if the real guy in the pic is single lol alright haha funny thing is I get hit by 2 in less than 2 days . damn… George Christopher was the other one…… Wow. Thanks so awesome… who asks how much money you make in second email lol…called the boy on his antics said I was not helping not to mention I am sure i will never hear from him again…. and lol link is now broken god I want to mess with him some more should I create another FB profile??? get a yahoo id? lets play big boy lol

    • Oh and the guys name I suspect was brad who the pictures belong to. I called “nelson Tyrone Hoy… on this little tidbit… he said the picture was taken by this friend that died . made no senseand but I knew something was up. I edit my images and know that it was a photo of a man named brad.

  102. Here’s another one, hope it helps someone from not being taken in:

    Sgt Wayne
    Hey, good morning!

    Rise and shine! As you open your eyes to greet the morning sun, I wish that you would be well and fine.i hope you had a sound sleep. A warm “hello” doesn’t come from the lips, it comes from the heart; doesn’t have to be told, it has to be shown; doesn’t have to be given, it has to be sent. God smiled at me just this morning through the rising sun rays. I’m sharing the same courtesy with you by sending you a warm smile that your heart can feel even without seeing.

    TAKE CARE AND I WILL TALK TO YOU LATER..

    Jay

    and

    Jason James
    Hey,

    Good morning! Rise and shine! As you open your eyes to greet the morning sun,I wish that you would be well and fine. I hope you had a sound sleep. A warm “hello” doesn’t come from the lips, it comes from the heart; doesn’t have to be told, it has to be shown; doesn’t have to be given, it has to be sent. God smiled at me just this morning through the rising sun rays. I’m sharing the same courtesy with you by sending you a warm smile that your heart can feel even without seeing. Take care and I will talk to you later .

    Jay.

    These 2 emails are identical….the only difference is that the fonts where different (you can’t tell on here, but believe me that was the only difference in the email, that and that they are from 2 different army men.

  103. This is his letter to me:
    Richard Lopez
    Thought I’d send you a short message with my pictures. Hope I got the right email address and hope you’ll like them as they are the best I’ve got, lol. I am 5’7ft tall, Black hair, brown eyes, a none smoker and a widower with one child and have been for 8 yrs now. I am in the army and currently stationed in Kabul but coming home on retirement in a few couple of weeks. I will been happy if you can tell me more about yourself so that i can also tell you more about y self too so we can get to know each other better…….

    I will be looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=a8931de483&view=att&th=150691cdc5f91c31&attid=0.1&disp=safe&realattid=f_ifrjr5zd0&zw
    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=a8931de483&view=att&th=150691cdc5f91c31&attid=0.2&disp=safe&realattid=f_ifrjrgmh1&zw
    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=a8931de483&view=att&th=150691cdc5f91c31&attid=0.3&disp=safe&realattid=f_ifrjrwjq2&zw

    Another email from :
    Gary Lopez
    How are you doing. This is Gary from Match.com. It was my pleasure meeting you. I wish if we can be communicating through here so that we can get to know more of each other. Here are a few picture’s of me and hope you like them.
    Looking forward for your reply.
    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=a8931de483&view=att&th=15068bcfe0464062&attid=0.1&disp=safe&zw
    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=a8931de483&view=att&th=15068bcfe0464062&attid=0.2&disp=safe&zw
    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=a8931de483&view=att&th=15068bcfe0464062&attid=0.3&disp=safe&zw

    Some of the pics are the same and you can tell with the others that it is the same person in the pics.

  104. Does anyone know if the name Alain Dechavigny is a real person or if i am being scammed? He says he is in the 3rd Infantry Division in Syria serving the UN peace keeping mission. Please get back to me and let me know. Thanks.

  105. He has been using excuses that he is holding by airport customs and asked me for money to get him out of there.

  106. I’m sorry . . . I forgot Johnson Massingale’s email address he gave me and it is haggardjohnson711@yahoo.com and the phone # he gave me was 774-999-1870. I called the number but it’s a “text” only phone so I sent a text. That’s the number our texting for two weeks was on. I asked him how come it was text only and he said they can only use the phone on base and no international calls. Also a couple of things in case anyone else is in contact with him, he said he was shot in Iraq a couple of years ago (lol), his mother is from Germany and he spent 13 years there so he speaks with a “slight” German accent!

  107. I had a soldier in the Army contact me through a dating site (Mate1) 2 weeks ago, his username on the site was Johnson7110132 and he said he was a Sr. Sgt. in the Army stationed in Syria. He said his name was Johnson Massingale and he had a 5 bedroom flat with a pool in Beverly Hills, CA but his dating profile listed him as Wilmington, DE. There were a lot of red flags but I overlooked them because in his picture he was handsome in my opinion and was very sweet in his text messages. Within a few days he said he loved me and how much he missed me blah, blah, blah but when I asked him for an address to send him a card he said he didn’t want to stress me out. Telling him I wouldn’t and I wanted to send a personal card . . . he never answered. I also asked him why his profile had Wilmington, DE if he had a house in CA (I’m assuming because I’m from DE!) and he never answered me on that either. He only answered what he wanted to answer and his grammar/spelling was horrible. He said he was a widower and he had a son in college and single for 5 years. Also, which I thought was strange, he said he was 53 but was only in the Army for 18 years which would have made him 35 when he joined . . . I thought that was weird joining at 35! My friend on POF dating site communicated with a man (not military) for 3 mths, never met him and said he had a construction job in Africa, last week he wanted her bank info so he could deposit a check and all she had to do was send him some money from the check (she didn’t of course) . . . that was a wake up call for me which is when I starting searching the internet and found http://www.romancescam.com. I found the same pictures on there that he sent me, the guy looked the same but he didn’t if that makes any sense but one picture had a good looking soldier and the name on the fatigue was Massingale . . . I do believe he is the “unsuspecting” soldier! I must say, I was disappointed when I found out it was a scam but luckily I found out when I did. It’s a sad world when someone has to do this to an honest person who is just looking for love!! I would really like to send/post the pictures that he sent me, can anyone tell me how to do that? I didn’t see his pictures on this site so I would like to post them.

  108. I am doing some major investigating for a friend that thinks she has a fiance in Damascus, Syria. His name is Macy Rogers and he says he is in the army. Sargeant Major E9. Widowed with one son and is from Buffalo, NY. She is clueless and madly in love. I don’t believe this at all and need to know if this is fake and what to do about it!!!

  109. Here’s one for anyone who might know something or be appropriately warned.

    A “Torres Brown” contacted me through Tinder.com. He states that he is a Weapons Specialist in the US Army deployed in Afghanistan. He states that he is 46, a widower, wife (Dorothy) killed in car accident, both parents (mother’s name is Dawn) deceased within 6 months of each other right before wife’s death. Torres is his middle name and Raby is his first name. Apparently, he is a “Junior” after his father who owned some kind of cable stores throughout the country prior to his death. Daughter is named Sharon and her birthday is September 9. She lives with sister, Jenny, in Kansas who is 50 and has 2 children. Jenny is married to someone who is also deployed. He will bring up anguish at not being able to help sister, Jenny, with paying bills. When asked if he could receive mail, he sent a list of requested items – black tshirts, Dior cologne, Nike sandals, expensive watch, black jeans, belt, PSP, etc. He asked that these items be sent to the address listed in Nigeria (ooooo shocking!) as they used to receive packages through the Apple store but it was blown up. He also stated that he had a tattoo on his shoulder of the world and the script, “My whole world”. He avoids asking questions about sending mail. States he cannot Skype. Also, phone number is US number without an extension for country. I have countless other details for anyone interested….yes, I’m a skeptic.

    It doesn’t take long to figure out this all sounds and feels so scammy. However, I detest the idea of these fools using 1) our military personnel and 2) someone’s photos…..especially of their kids! Now if someone can prove me wrong and that this guy is legit, I will eat my shoe. Otherwise, I would like to get the word out as I have not seen this name on any of the scam lists.

    Oh yes…..he stated that he had a “friend” at the local post office who could get him a package. Here’s the “friend” and his address:

    Name – Ajayi Felix
    Country – Nigeria
    State – Ondo
    State Address – Western Avenue Ijapo Estate
    Zipcode – 23434

    Feel free to contact me with any information or questions. Lastly, do not let these soulless people rob you of the joy of love.

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  111. Here is another letter I received.
    Thanks for writing, I am getting ready to start my day here so thought I tell you more about myself. I am new to online dating and to be honest you were the only person I was able to talk to. Let me formally introduce myself to you. Well, I am Captain Frank Jackson, I was born and bred in the town of Miami, FL by a German mother nurse called Susan Heinz and an American father called Peter Jackson. My dad was in the air force and also fought in WWII so he encouraged me to join the military after college….he died 8 years after he had left to TX. I graduated from Calvary Baptiste College – Chico in 1980, with honors in Mechanical Engineering. I then went into the Navy with the rank of cadet captain. My first assignment after enlisting was to the Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, where I served in a variety of platoon and company level leadership assignments with 1st Bn, 66th Armor Regiment. In 1989, I was assigned to the 2nd ACR in Bamberg, Germany, where I served until 1992, including the deployment to Operation Desert Storm.
    I was then stationed at the Florida air force base so I moved to Miami and stayed there a while and then my mum also died 6 years later and it really affected me. I still miss her, I have been in the Navy for 20 yrs now and I have been to many bases in the states, as well as U.K, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and trust me I have seen and experienced being in the Navy and I never regret joining the Navy. I am currently in Camp Leatherneck, a military base in Kabul, Afghanistan located near the US Embassy and the President of Afghanistan’s Palace. The camp is named after Capt. Daniel W. Leatherneck, a US soldier from the 1st Battalion…You may be wondering why is a Navy man on land instead of ship, We are having this joint operation with the Army that’s why I’m on land…
    I will be home on retirement in a couple of weeks so thought I put myself out here to find my special someone again. I lost my wife and daughter in a car crashed accident 8yrs ago. Tell me more about yourself…….
    What do you look for in a man?
    How long have you been online?
    Any luck so far?

  112. This guy claims to be a Captain in the Navy, that his wife and daughter died in a car crash. He says his name is Captain Frank Jackson. Things were going great and then he tells me his birthday is coming up and he wants a laptop, Iphone6 plus, T shirts, basketballs and a Holy Bible. I have told him repeatedly I don’t have money like that and he still say to try to get those items and has told me he wants to marry me. Here is some of the stuff he wrote so far.
    Thank you again for writing and always a pleasure to hear from you. Honesty and upfront are keys in every relationship and will like your upfrontness and honesty. How is your day going? I hope you had a good day. I want to tell you a bit more about my self and hopefully this will give you more insight of who I am and what I do for living and also who I am looking for. My gut instincts tells me you are a good woman. Alright, here we are with you in the States and me, far away in the Middle East (KABUL, AFGHANISTAN). 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 just truly believe that there are no boundaries as you seek your life companion… grin.
    I am a Captain (CAPT) and with C 135 USAA. I’m currently the assistant Director of CJIATF-Shafafiyat (Transparency) at ISAF (International Security Assistance Forces) Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Commander. I am the leader of my camp and work in the management of the military base here.
    From 1999 to 2002, I assist commanded 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, and then took a series of staff positions at U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), including planning and operations roles in Iraq. In my next job, I worked on the staff of U.S. Central Command, USCENTCOM. Specifically, I was executive officer to then Deputy Commander Lieutenant General John Abizaid. As the general received four-star rank and became Central Command’s head, I then gained my Capt and served as Abizaid’s Director, Commander’s Advisory Group (CAG), described as the command’s brain trust. After I departure from the headquarters, I retained “open-door” access with Abizaid and met with him more than a dozen times in the ensuing four years. I could go on about my job all day long.
    My former station was in The Dimona Radar Facility, an American-operated radar base in the Negev, staffed by 120 US military personnel in Israel . Where I served for years with the Navy together with the British forces as well, before I was deployed to Baghdad , Iraq to Serve in the War Zone. As, it have always been my dream to move back home to start a new life when I come on retirement to relax, and spend the rest of my life back home happily with someone special and someone I long so much for. As matter of fact sounds great communicating with you back home and me back here in Kabul and hope things get to change from one stage to another. I will be home soon where I live all alone. I want a woman that will be there for me and I will be there for her too. Its great being in touch with you. I have taken myself off of match.com as it gets to be a little distracting to have constant winks and e-mails. (grin) If you do meet someone you are interested in, you could inadvertently let the perfect relationship pass you by because you are corresponding with so many individuals that you lose track of the fact that relationships deserve the time to possibly grow.I never knew how to do this online dating and it was my colleague who’s teaching to start with the technology at hand. I am low when it comes to technology. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon.
    Kindly send some pictures of you when you can.

  113. I was scammed by a “Gen. Steve Allyn from Kabul” who wants to transfer money to Europe

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  115. I have been in contact with an Army “soldier” named SGM Scott Revel, he is stationed at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan. Anyone else came across this name? a lot of the things he has said are very similar to the stories of those that have been scammed. But he definitely can keep his story straight and he is very detailed about his previous assignments. I have crossed referenced as much information as I can and everything I have looked up can be verified. He gave me his parents names, who are deceased, his wife’s name, who is also deceased along with his 12 year old son. He said they were in a car accident going from Norway to France. He said he graduated from West Point and went to California State University-Chico and graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering. When I confronted him tonight with what I had found out about the scams, he said he was aware of the scams as well, he said that I should trust him because he could prove he is who he says he is. He also now wants to find someone who has a webcam there and talk to me and prove who he is. Before we went any further he said he had to leave to go to work. He is also very on schedule with when we talk. Shortly after we quit talking tonight I emailed him several questions for him to answer to prove himself. I told him if he would not or could not answer my questions do not bother to contact me again. I asked him what his commanding officer’s name was, what his APO is for his unit, what his home address is here in the states, as he says he lives in Los Angeles. He says he was born in Avon MA. He also told me a birth date. I am going to call their recorders office tomorrow to see what I can find out. I also asked him what his assigned Army email address is, everyone gets one, and there is no reason why they can’t give it out. He uses a yahoo account now. His email is seablues080@yahoo.com. Any info on this person would be great if anyone has any. Of course I want to believe him, but with all this evidence how can I?????

    • please my name is olga and i need help on finding out is guy by the name of salim bin mohamod shafie is a real milytary guy or he is a scammer. hes been telling me tha hes in afganistan in camp eggers he also told me tha his rank is command major sargent he supost to go home on nov 27 but they might send him to syria please help me on this matter

      • hello my name is olga and im desperate try to look for information about this guy. he says tha his name is salim bin mohamod shafie. hes located in afganistan camp eggers he also told me tha he supost to go home on nov 27 but they might send him to syria please i need help finding out if hes real or hes a scammer.. thank you

    • Please let me know if you’ve found out if he’s real or not. Looking out for a friend. Thanks!

  116. He send me photos but I don’t know how to place here. He is very handsome good looking man! But something doesn’t feel good to me thats why I think he is a scammer!

  117. I’m sorry I wrote his name wrong.. It is not winson but watson grey..

  118. Hi, I also think that someone is trying to scam me. His name is Winson Greg, He said he is a Navy doctor from California State Los Angeles City. He is now at Syria. He lost his wife in a car accident and has a “lovely” don named Ray..

    “I’m Watson Greg from USA at California state ,in Los Angeles city.am a navy doctor.i worked under the UN nation

    I look and take care of the orphanage kids here in Syria orphanage kids camp zone village ,am currently here in Syria.i lost my wife 3 years ago in a car accident .i have a son .am currently here in Syria and u ?

    I want to get settle down again that is why am here searching,i have being widowed for 3yrs now. I enjoyed being a married man but didn’t have much time to enjoy my marriage before my wife had a car accident some years when she went to visit her parents”

    I am a man who is nice,caring,honest,God fearing, Sincere, good sense of humor and Understanding.Because understanding and communication is the most important thing in a relationship to make it strong and last forever.”

    Tonight he had an email from his son who asked him for money..

    “He says there school will will be flying tomorrow to west Africa for field trips execution
    They are going to see African culture and he will be celebrating his birthday over there with his school friends .

    He wants me to send him some money by Sunday or Monday .
    But due to the situation of things here fighting ,killing and car. Bombing bank are not working here and I don’t have access to my bank account and I can’t send money over to him .
    Presley I don’t like telling my problems out to my friends cos am ashamed of it ”

    So I’m trying to see if he is for real. He sounds to good to be true. I have tried to look him up and found nothing

    His email is
    /watsongreg809yahoo.com

    Can someone tell me if you know this guy?

    Desire

    • Dear Desire .
      I was reading this articles and I think I have been chatting with the same “greg”
      It is almost the same storie, just that he is a major and is in Kabul and not Africa … of course , after months he told me a freak story about saving a Sheik !! and that the sheik gave him money !!!!!!! And he was sending it for me by mail, of course , if I pay some money to have it delivered ! And the amount is crazy, madness and in pounds… he is spending months and months chatting … to good to be real … and I knew him from a language site not a date site , I was not looking for a relationship ! It is pretty sad.
      Oh and of course , he is not able to have video chat , or phone calls or letters …it is preety sad … if you wish , I share the emails and photos with you .
      Regards .

  119. I was wondering if anyone has heard of Sargent first class Philip Harrison. I am extra cautious especially since it is online where he messaged me. He has sent me photos and his email is pharrison0090@gmail.com he says he is deployed to Lybia. We also text message. Is there anything I could ask him to definatley know whether this is a scam or not? He hasn’t asked me for money. But I feel like we are really getting to know each other an I would be heart broken if I continued this and it in fact was a scam. Any help would be appreciated. I am a single mom and don’t feel like getting used…Thanks!

  120. Watch out ladies there is a scammer called John Wright (4 star General) he has tried to get me to send his son $500 dollars for his birthday, for an officer his grammar was shocking, I only spoke to him for a few weeks, things just didn’t add up. Take care xx

  121. I just meet a man called Tim L. Brown who claimed to be a Doctor serving in Afghanistan with the UN, with a son in a boarding school in UK, he was nice but never reveled persona information. He said he loved me from the 2nd day of chatting, he said his wife and little child died in a car accident, that his parents are both death, that he owned a big property in Texas and in England.
    Does someone knows about this guy, but the history is similar to the others.

  122. Hello!!! I have been in communication with a military course that has been called Miller W. Fox and says he is on a mission of peace in Libya and asked me to send money to a supposed daughter who wants to adopt and which is currently in a refugee camp in Accra, Ghana. In charge of a shepherd named Christopher Onoilu … and gave me another name to send money to sustain daughter has been sick for me to send by money order the other name is Louis Odigie … and I worry that it is using the photos an honest military … sent me photos … have very clear that this is a scam … but I wonder if there really military seems that his real name might be Jeffrey Miller … or Jeff Miller … or John Miller … what I would like to know whether there is live or is in active military and know who are using their photos to defraud women … thank you so much information that can give me about this military … and say I’ve been praying that no hurt him in his familiar and military life … the mail using the person who contacted me is millerwfox77@yahoo.com you for your attention and response … blessings …
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    • I can tell you for sure this person is a scammer. ABC News did a story back June 2011 on Military Dating Scams and this poor man’s pictures were the ones they featured. Met someone using them on another military dating site and he finally did get the point of asking me to get him a calling card. Then someone else reported him and he was removed from the site.

  123. Help! I believe I have been scammed. I was connected with a man on Chemistry, first time for me. We have sent several e-mails back and forth, and he has been over the top with information about his wealth. He asked me not to tell anyone about him being a Colonel in Special Forces as it was top secret. He gave me a list of all of his accomplishments with the military and all of his schooling. His wife had died. He has been in Afghanistan for 8 months and coming home to retire in 4 months. Looking for a woman to spend the rest of his life with and take care of her forever. I’m a sucker, as who wouldn’t want a man like that? His picture was handsome and goes by the name of David Hicks. No information can be found on him. He promises the world! What should I do? Can he find out more about me through my personal e-mail, which he asked to communicate that way because of not being about to get on the site as easy. How do I stop him? Please advise my course of action. Unnerved

    • Donna please me me the pictures of the military man who scam you and with more info of him i might be able to help ….ariannabartels8@gmail.com

  124. Jordan Steven Harry. Apache helicopter officer who is unaware of Ozark, AL. The location of the Army’s school for Apache. Scammed my information and really tried to get close. Last a day. He sends long emails with terrible punctuation and grammar. Rambling on. Says he is in Pakistan but there is only one hour time difference. Even said we had the same birthday. Dead give away… too much in common.

  125. I have been contacted by a man claiming his name is Thomas Bruce Harrold from Phoenix Az. I have pics probably not of him. Would like for the real man in the pics to know they are being used. Im pretty sure hes a scammer. Last week he said he was in Serbia and today he says he is in Iraq. He asked for my home address phone number and email address today. I gave him the address to our local police department instead of my home. LoL. Now he has deactivated his Facebook acct. Just wanted to let someone know that may be abke to help.

  126. I’ve been talking to someone that goes by Sgt. Andre McCullock Hammond that is currently deployed. He hasn’t asked for any money but did ask for me to make a call connection which would have cost me $195. Yeah I’m not doing that after my research. I don’t know if he is fake or not. I wish he was for real but if not that is ok too.

  127. I too was scammed – I was on OK Cupid and targeted the first day. Several pics of a man in the Army – a very handsome one – was sent and the texting because. I have to say I securitized all that was said – “whoever” was VERY good at impersonating this man. Talked about his parents were dead since he was 2, he was 55 would be home in less than 3 months, talked about going on patrol in Kabul, his son back home – even that he smoked and wanted to quit – the ONLY thing that raised an eyebrow for me was I asked what his weapon was and he said a pistol – if you have a gun you give a specific answer as to what you carry. It never got to the point of asking for money but after less than two weeks he was so “enamored” with me he wanted to take leave and come to see me. A friend of mine did some home work and called me with the news this was a scam-his pics were on a site (not this one) telling of these scams. I feel bad for these men who are or did protect us and serve and their pictures are pirated – I hope whoever does this stuff burns! I pray each night for the man in the pic that he has a good life and is not harmed in anyway by these people. I will never ever again trust or go on a dating site- EVER!!

  128. So I met this guy on a military dating site (don’t judge! LOL), anyway, this is his discription of his career and I’m wondering how accurate this is. If someone could help me out, by either confirming or denying this, I would appreciate it greatly! Thank you…
    “I served my first tour as an Aeroscout Platoon Leader in the 5th Infantry Division, Ft. Polk, Louisiana. My next assignment was as the Assistant S3, 1-502d ATK AVN Regt, 2AD, Ft. Hood, Texas; followed by S2, 1-4th ATK AVN Regt, 4ID, Ft. Hood. After attending the MI Advanced Course, I served as the S4, 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regt, Republic of Korea. Upon return from Korea, I served as the S1, 1-3d ATK AVN Regt, 3ID, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. I then commanded Alpha Company, 1-3d ATK AVN Regt, 3ID, Hunter Army Airfield. After attending Army Command and General Staff College, I served as the Brigade S3 and later as the Brigade XO, of the 21st Cavalry Brigade, Ft. Hood. In 2005, I was selected to be the Brigade S3, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4ID, Ft. Hood, and served in that position throughout the unit’s deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005-06. My most recent assignment was as the G3 Chief of Current Operations/Aviation, Early Entry Command Post (Airborne), USARAK, Ft. Richardson, Alaska.”

    • Hello Cheryl,

      He’s a scammer. I know this not because of a problem with the assignment history, but because he sent it to you at all. Anyone can find the assignment history of an Army officer on the internet. These histories are generally printed on programs that get handed out at change of command ceremonies. A real soldier would never describe his Army career to someone in an email that way. Its FAR TOO DETAILED. I’m pretty sure you don’t know what “Brigade S3” means. An American soldier would know but the vast majority of civilians would not. So, you’ve been talking to a scammer who’s done some research. Be careful with this one. He’ll be asking you to pay for his satellite phone or leave fee next. Those are both old scams by the way. Good luck!

      – Gordon

  129. I have befriended Thomas Haggard, whom I believe you have posted as Robert Haggard. The same sob story. I feel like an idiot for falling for this crap. Thank God! I haven’t given money or personal information.

  130. A man named Michael Vaughn sent me a request on Facebook a few weeks ago. He says he is a Captain in the U.S. Army & has been in for 16 years. Says he is single, no kids. He is on a peace keeping mission in Afghanistan & will be home next month.
    Here is some of what he says:
    I’m mentally stable, physically fit, a bunch of laughs, warm, caring, honest, a good listener, God Fearing, and a positive person. I am real easy person to talk to and a loving and outgoing person. I enjoy playing sax which i do often at my leisure time.I like going to the movies,or watching movies in my room or Cabin, I like swimming,listening to music and dance to any kind of music,i sing,sailing, going bowling and also a good cook. I am a family oriented person,love children and there is more. I am really interested in wanting to know about what makes you the special person you are today,I want to know more about your family, your background, your life experiences, past relationships, your goals and dreams, your interests, and anything else you want to tell me. I want to spend the rest of my life with someone who is friendly,honest, caring,trustworthy and God fearing.I find very much peace and tranquility here.
    I got suspicious & did a reverse Google image search & found this website. I saw his picture (the man posing as Robert Bill Haggard) & was glad that I followed my instinct. He never asked for money but he wanted to know all about me. I think it might be my ex-husband trying to find out if I am seeing anyone, he would do something crazy like this. I thought I would post it anyways, just in case it is not him but someone else trying to scam.

  131. Brian Alex 50 years 1son and his wife are diet . he is in the US Army in Kabul (Afghanistan) excuse my bad english

  132. hi,
    I had talked to Nanos Scott on OK Cupid in July, and then talked on FB. he said he is civil engineer in army in Miami. then we talked on FB, it showed that he went to Miami High school and 7th NGO Acdamy before service in Army in camp based in Miami. then he deleted his FB account and Ok Cupid account in July and August in a sudden after I tested him that one of his FB lady friend from India yellowed at me to leave them alone & go to hell.
    I read about this site and knew he might be a scammer as he deleted his account on Oasis before, too. His lies are similar with what others share on this site:
    he said he loved me on the second day we talked and want to to marry me. It was weird when he said he lost his wife while delivering his child that he lost them both. When I talked about some popular local deli and events in Miami, it seemed that he did not know anything about those ( he said he had in been in Miami since high school till 40 years old).
    All his photos showed that he may be 27-34 years old, not 40 forty. and he is too pale to be a Miamian.

    The very next day after he deleted his FB account, he created another FB account under the name of “Scott Nanos”, photo shows same person. However, it is whole different story on his profile: going to high school in Oklahoma, live and work in Washington DC. Studies about crime scene investigation…. tons of bs.
    May you kindly check if he is a true scammer, please.
    It may help and save other ladies from being cheated and scammed, if it is confirmed and revealed, please.
    Thank you for all your efforts.

  133. Please tell me if this guy is real he says he is in Kabul, Afghanistan his name is Michael William Hawley he says he is 36 yrs old he says that he lost his paperwork and everything in Afghanistan and he needs $2000.00 to come and fix the problem he even had his commander e-mail me this is what his commander sent me :

    On micheal issues
    colontaylor444@yahoo.com
    |
    To:
    theresawebb@outlook.com;
    Wed 8/19/2015 5:00 PM
    From: colontaylor444@yahoo.com
    Sent:Wed 8/19/2015 5:00 PM
    To:
    theresawebb@outlook.com;
    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
    3RD INFANTRY DIVISION
    CAMP EGGERS
    AFGHANISTAN.

    Dear theresa,
    This is to notify you that micheal william hawley that had been talking to you is real and he is a military man, a US army to be precise. He is currently on deployment here in camp eggers kabul he is among the E7 serving US army forces in afghanistan. It was brought to our attention that hackers had been using some of our men pics and name to scam people and we found out that sgt hawley is one of the 7 found and they had been interrogated, prior before the interogation their pics had been flag so the hackers won’t get a chance to use it to scam again. Micheal told me you had issues with him cause of this and you stopped talking to him and decided not to help him home again by not sending money to him again. Well I’m gonna let you know you know what’s good for you so if you gonna stop talking to him and stop sending money to him let him know so we can cancel your leave processing fee and send you back your 180 usd.

    Get back to micheal asap.
    Regards

    Commander colon
    Multi-national corps afghanistan
    Pubic Affairs office,Camp Eggers
    APO PRT060200
    The image
    Military zone wireless device
    I just want to know if he is real

    • Hello Thesesa,

      It’s a scam. The email you received from “Commander colon” is FILLED with mistakes. Do you really think a U.S. Army officer would be so unfamiliar with English grammar? Also, a U.S. Army soldier would have no need to ask a stranger on the internet for money to fix his administrative issues. There are people in the Army who get paid to resolve soldier’s finance and paperwork issues. The soldiers don’t pay for this. These scammers know NOTHING about how the U.S. Army works. Sadly, most American civilians don’t either. That’s partially why they end up sending thousands of dollars to young, black men in Ghana and Nigeria (the home of most of the world’s romance scammers). You’d do well to cut all ties with this guy. He’ll steal all of your money if you let him. Good luck!

      – Gordon

  134. I have a friend/co-worker who has been talking to someone named John. He claim to be a sniper in the Army stationed in Nigeria. He has promised her everything and he tells her he wants her to be a mom to his 15 year old son. I keep trying to tell her it’s a scam but she won’t listen. It’s now to the point where our friendship is almost non existent. He goes by the email johnchristilaw@yahoo.com. any info on him would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  135. I have been talking to a person supposedly in the Army. There are several red flags and was wondering if there is a way of tracing the name to see if he is a real person met him on meet me and found a facebook page with very little info his name alone is odd Benneth Corder his meet me says he ins in GA, tells me Home is in Ala. and found him on another dating site and it says he is from KY. Has anyone else heard of this person how do I check them out?

  136. Well, I’ve been curious about this alleged Army SFC Matt Edwards for a few weeks now and I want him checked out. I met him through OkCupid which I am NOT an online dating person but wanted to try. After a week he was telling me he loved me. Said he is in Afghanistan for his last tour before retiring. A few weeks back I became surprised that he asked me what was I going to get his son, Jordan (who is staying with care takers in Ghana) for his birthday. I don’t know these people and I just told him I can’t do that until I get to know Jordan. Blah blah…I have not and will not send money to him or his ‘son’ because I’m a bit wiser than he takes me for. Yesterday, he said that Jordan was in a lot of pain since his bike accident which left him with two broken arms and could I send $600 dollars to his caretakers and Matt would pay me back when he came to the states. I pretty much told him to fuck off!

    He’s insistant that he’s not fake and he’ll prove me wrong. He claims he trusted me enough to help him. I broke it to him that if I knew him personally and felt more comfortable then maybe I would have. He’s texting me from a 704 area code which is from Bessemer, NC. I told him I found that out and he said, he is using a phone that he has there in Afghanistan. I don’t know but if anyone can help confirm that he IS who he claims that’s fine.

  137. Talked to Michael Brau for about 2 months. He said he was a Seargent Major in the 5th Brigade Infantry Division which I know now is spelled Sergeant Major. How he was on a peace keeping mission in Yemen. We got our US troops out of Yemen March 2015.He gave me the whole sympathy story of how he found his ex-wife in bed with his best friend. How his two boys lived with a nanny in another state. How he was afraid to love again but saw in me the new wife he would like to have. How he would be retiring soon. Not long after that he began asking me to send money for a phone because his phone and accounts had been hacked therefore, he had no access to an account right now. After that request he asked if I could open a checking account for him so he can have his commander wire monies to me so that I can pay his kids the money he hasn’t been able to pay in months. Poor guy HA. The love letters worked at first but the red flags were up. when he asked for my SS# I new this guy was fake. I started asking a lot of questions which he didn’t like and his answers were always evasive and of course his job was so secretive he couldn’t tell me about it. I started doing my research and came to know all these things were common among scammers. I called him out on it and cut off ties. His email was michael.brau@aol.com and his Yahoo name was simplemikel65. Ladies beware!

  138. There is a scammer on there who is going by the name of Walter Fernando so please beware. Says he is in US Marines and I couldnt ring him when he was in US (gave me a number but it just rang ) but when he was on a Special Mission in West Africa the following week the number there worked. When he rang me the number was blocked each time. Once he asked for money so he could come visit me for special leave I knew was a scam. He gives you yahoo or skype to talk to.

  139. ***Thank you for all the hours y’all have put into this website to keep it running and informative.***

    Gentlepeople,

    May I present Jeff Cupples of German descent, an orthopedic surgeon with an American doctorate degree, working for the U.S. Army at the American Soldier’s camp in HI. A loving and dedicated father who left his 9 years-old daughter in the care of a nanny in Dublin while he’s caring for our wounded soldiers in Hawaii. My heart goes out to Jeff because as he was working so hard to provide for his family, his ex-wife was out clubbing, partying, and cheating on him. Now that the divorce has been finalized, Jeff has nothing but his meaningful work to comfort him. You poor, poor man! How could I not fallen truly, madly, and deeply (great song Savage Garden!) in love with this handsome, kind, sensitive, caring, loving, generous, and successful man after a few email exchanges and text messages without even seeing his face?

    Then this amazing man broke my heart. Jeff stopped emailing and texting me when I requested to video-chat with him simply because I told him “I want to see you face.”

    What can I say? Scammers are just so fickle.
    ________________________________

    Scammer: Jeff Cupples
    Email: j6018006233@gmail.com
    Phone: (602) 800-6233 Mobile App/a.k.a. FAKE MOBILE number via Enflick Mobile in Phoenix, AZ

    From: “j6018006233@gmail.com”
    Date: July 31, 2015
    Subject: Re: Jeff from eHarmony

    Thanks for writing me and i really appreciate reading from you. Thanks also for telling me about you. I would be coming back home soon and i hope to see you cause you are the only the online friend i have. I am a true believer of God and i believe everything i do is of the Lord. When i first saw your profile, i could tell that God has a purpose for making your profile visible to me on my timeline.

    Little about me, am very honest and simple. Well i would really not say i have much of a hobby due to my busy schedule as well but i do love painting, it bring my imagination to life through painting. I have done many some i hang on my wall of home and work. I also enjoy taking a walk for few minutes while i survey the beautiful scenery around.Sometimes i do visit work colleagues and we can go hang out in a pub or do something fun
    So tell me as i want to know, what kind of a man do you want and whats your future plans about a partner.

    Do you mind if we chat? Are you on yahoo messenger or skype? if so send me your Skype id or yahoo messenger. Do take care of yourself and always put that beautiful smile on your face, you never know as it can motivates people. Bye for now
    It would be nice to hear from you again and i have also attached some photos to you. Please send me some of your photos too.
    Jeff Cupples

    From: “j6018006233@gmail.com”
    Date: August 1, 2015
    Subject: Re: Hi Jeff .

    How are you doing today. Thank you for your response to my email. I really like the way we are going about this because i really want to know more about you. talk to you every time because i am always happy to communicate with you. How is your day going and what are your plans for the weekend?

    I look at your pictures and you are indeed a true definition of beauty. I do sometimes think about you at night even though we still don’t know much about each other. my feelings for you is getting stronger and naturally binding. I really want us to work hard and be more than friends because i believe God has a reason for bringing us together on this site .

    Like i already said, i am an orthopedic surgeon, i work in the American Soldier’s camp in HI. Life us no much fun here and so i do not get much tIme for social life. This is why my friend introduced me to this site and i wasn’t sure how to use it till your profile was suggested and am happy i could establish contact with you.My job is very challenging and takes allot of my time but i am happy to be doing something for my country. I must confess that i have kind of feel so excited reading from you. I mean i mean i have this spot for you. This could mean allot to me.I feel i can tell the kind of woman you are because its obvious that you are a very caring lady. I would want to know what the future holds for us. I like to meet a lady like you who really is kind in the heart and know what it takes to have a good family.

    I also told you already that i have a daughter who lives with my cousin in Dublin. I miss her so much and i plan to bring her home when i finally settle down with a partner so we all can have a one small family. I mean our kids. My ex-wife was not ready to settle down because she still want to go to night clubs and party away leaving our little baby to be all alone with the nanny everyday. Things got worst when i was transferred to Iraq. She was seeing someone else while i was busy securing a better future for us. To make the story short, things didnt go well with us and we had to finally call it a quit. Its been 5 years now since the divorce was finalized. We still do relate in terms of our daughter’s welfare. Now she is married again to another man in Canada.

    I would like to hear and know more about you also. Please tell me little about your past life as this also helps in future relationships, what is your favorite music? and your favorite movie? What idea of date would sweep you off your feet. Tell me about your job and your family.

    Well i would stop here as i have to return back to work
    Take care of yourself and bye for now.
    I wait to read your response soon

  140. I wanted to add that his (Alex Phair’s) email address that I used to instant message on Yahoo was fitarmy111@yahoo.com. Perhaps something good may yet come of all this. I hope at least one somebody is spared the pain of financial emotional hurt that I have endured thru all of this. I have many pictures I’d share: email me Audreyb42@gmail.com.

    • CJ, please kindly remove this last comment with my personal email address containing my name for security reasons. I am really afraid of the retaliation and have received threats that put me in jeopardy as well as the lives of my family. I appreciate your work in providing this forum, however I do not wish my name or identity to be used in any way. If you wish to personally contact me I am ok with speaking with you direct. Just not in this open forum. Thank you.

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

    We communicated over the course of 6-8 months first started on Hangouts, on Google+, and then later it progressed to Yahoo messenger. I was never leery, and this is the scary part, when I should have been. He had me at “hello!” Who does that? So, that just goes to show you that sometimes, as women, and men, we can be so thirsty as to believe just about anything that anyone tells us because it is what we actually wanted to hear. So, I am writing this today, not to point fingers, but to accept the fact that most of this could have been avoided had I been a little bit discerning, and used some simple common sense and wisdom before sending this guy any of my money, or wasting my time on nonsensical lies.

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

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

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

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

    Post note: I recently the person behind this scam has admitted to doing it. He says he is sorry. At first he was angry when I confronted him, but later he conceded that it was indeed a horrible thing and … over time he may attempt repayment. I know this is a loooong shot, and will in all likelihood never happen, but God is able. That’s all I know. He says that there is a reason that they do this because living conditions are the worst in their country. I cannot ever condone what gas been done. He even told me his real name … but who can ever trust anything that is said. Once trust is broken, you rarely ever get it back. I just need closure and healing. Finding the real person in the photos was a good first step … but truly I am in mourning because I fell in love with the man in the photos. Knowing that he is just a figment of this scammer’s warped imagination does little to help me. It is as if somebody close to me has died and I am grieving his death and in mourning. Thanks all of you for being so brave to share your stories with me. Needless to say I feel like the biggest of fools …

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

    Never Again

  142. Hi all: I was approached by some supposedly “Army Sergeant Major” stationed in Kabul. He asked for my email and I gave him the one I just created for the dating site. He sent me his pictures and this long random email.
    “It was a long day but finally I’m here. I think it is time for you to tell me as much that I can tell you about me as possible.
    How do l begin to describe myself without boring you ? hmmmm. smiling…
    Okay lets do this..My name as you sure know by now is Victor, Victor Lopez.
    And l am Spider man.. wait…noo..that was in a movie… Let me try something else. lol.
    l was Born to an Australian Mother and Dad a New Yorker / Spanish.
    San Francisco,CA. that’s where to find me when l am in the states… Yes. that is home. But I am willing to relocate and
    settle down when I find the right woman of my heart, which brings to mind,when we workout well and the Chemistry is there,I’d love to relocate and settle down as distance doesn’t matter to me at this point of life. 🙂
    Does that sound like a good plan ? 😉 Well..

    I would describe myself as stable in my career and goal-oriented. I enjoy making people laugh. I have been widowed for 6 years and no kids.Lost both parent over the past 9 years.This has been a hard hit on me. Being a lone child and losing parents and wife confirms it that l am literally alone with no family.l tend to immerse myself in work to fill the void.

    About work , The One Year Golf war from 1990 and that against Saddam are my quiet tough times among others.But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
    I am an E9 Sergeant Major ( SGM ) in the U.S.Army.
    Holding Degrees in Computer Engineering, Dual Accounting and Finance, BS Mathematics,Information Technology and International Relations among others.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.

    Years in the army has earned me lots of awards which l can not finish mentioning right now.
    Currently feeling honored to be part of the 30 men selected world wide for this special UN Mission. already done 22 months of this here in Kabul,Afghanistan and have a few weeks to go. I am retiring after this mission.
    Thought it wise to find that one single woman who l will spend the rest of my life with,hence me on the dating site searching and who did l find, You. if everything should move on well between us getting to know each other, you will be my greatest reason to be home. and the soul mate to start the new life journey with. for the rest of our lives.Not having any family ties or roots allows me the geographical mobility. thus for a relocation if essential.

    If you’re looking for perfection, look no further. No seriously, just stop looking! Eyes close please ! Well wait. You have some hope of finding one. I heard there was this perfect guy once, but he died over 2000 years ago.Even He was not appreciated by his own people. The rest of us are just the damaged left-overs. Fortunately, even left-overs can be pretty tasty, so long as they are well preserved.

    Im not looking for perfection. Just someone that is perfect for me. That probably means you, if you are also deeply flawed in a wonderfully enchanting sort of way. Are you smart, but sometimes say questionable things ? PERFECT ! Seriously silly ? GREAT ! Are you kind-hearted, but willing to thin the herd on occasion? EXCELLENT ! Do you LOOK fairly traditional, but in reality have a far more alternative bent? CHECK PLEASE! When asked what your favorite ice cream is, do you reply “Anything but vanilla!” DONE DEAL! 😉 Are you happy in your life, comfortable in your skin, and confident in your presentation? THEN WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING ON THIS DATING SITE ! ? [joke]

    I don’t care what you do for a living, where you went to school, or even IF you went to school; I don’t care what the last book you read was. I care only about whether or not I find you captivating in your own quirky way. That’s the difference between objective and subjective perfection. I want my very own partner in crime…the Bonnie to my Clyde…my complimentary puzzle piece.

    Please be sensual, open-minded, non-judgmental, emotionally available, NOT a fan of Fox News, FIT AND FUN! [Ed. note: from my observation of match.com profiles, identifying as “about average” is not my definition of “fit”; I work hard at it, and expect the same.] Me: Way down deep, I’m very shallow. I am considerably bright, in a 60 Watt sort of way. I look like a traditional guy, but am the exact opposite. I am both naughty, AND nice. I am attractive but not really “drop dead gorgeous;” more like “slump down gorgeous.” To my surprise, people tell me I am more attractive in person than in my photos, which suits me just fine (I would much rather be the surprise, than the disappointment!). Physical and emotional intimacy are very important to me, and wish a partner of like mind (i.e. able to walk that line between the “good girl/bad girl” thing; CAN’T have one w/o the other).

    I am good company, a decent conversationalist, mildly fascinating, and a fantastic kisser. At least that is what l tell myself. I am well traveled, and enjoy getting away whenever my schedule allows (I’ve been to Europe [even lived there for a few years], Asia, Central, North and South America, Africa and all manner of tropical destinations). In spite of having traveled a fair amount, I still LOVE to go to new places, or to bring someone who has never been to my favorite places (it’s like seeing them again for the first time). My only true talent is that I am completely incapable of being intimidated by anything, or anyone. Well that, and the fact that I make the best breakfasts IN THE WORLD.

    l can not think of anything else to talk of right now. Assuming you have been smiling through my rumbling and l haven’t run you off, l look forward to getting to know you better. Tell me about yourself and feel free to ask more questions about me.

    Cheers,
    Victor. Xoxo”
    I am not into Hollywood script emails and found it odd. I Googled portions of the email to see if it is “catfish” email and I found this site.
    Here is the information he is using:
    Victor Lopez
    E-9
    Sergeant Major
    U.S.Army
    San Francisco,CA
    The email he uses: Victor J Lopez
    He sent pictures too. I will upload soon.
    Don’t fall for him!!!!

  143. Talked to Gabriel James for about 3 weeks. He sent me a request on Facebook under Garry Dean Sparks of Bakersfield. He does that for security reasons but told me his real name the first time we talked. He is a Lieutenant General in Kabul, Afghanistan and has been there for 3 years. His wife died 4 years ago the same as my husband and he has a young son being cared for by a personal nanny in London. He will be retiring sometime this month by now. I was suspicious because his english was so poor and because he was so madly in love with me and wanting to spend eternity with me and we have not even met. Had not asked for money yet but he was working up to it as he cannot access his funds there. I had my friend send a friend request to him and he was working up to the love thing with her, although he denied everything when I confronted him. My friend had someone from Stolen Valor check him out and he is indeed a fraud. I feel so bad for the guy whose pictures have been stolen. They are all over. Anyway just a warning ladies. Very nice looking guy. He is still on facebook but cancelled one account and opened another just changing the name a little Gary Dean Sparks of Bakersfield, CA. Very disappointing. This is the first guy I have accepted as a friend I did not know. Can’t trust anyone it seems. Watch out for him. He has also gone by James Morrison, Arthur Johnson, Frank Morgan, James Milly, James Lucas, Mark Stuart James, Bruce James. His email for me was militaryjames60@yahoo.com.

    • Judith, just as I responded to Elizabeth’s incident, yours also sound very similar to mine. My story is also posted. Maybe women like us should start a support system. Goodness gracious.

  144. Master Sergeant Grisham,

    Forgive me it this is a double post.

    Thank you for your time in the service, the effort you’ve put in and the work that you’re doing now to stop these military scammers. I’ve read your articles and corresponding posts because I began a conversation with a “Sergeant First Class of the United States Army” Wouldn’t you usually say “in” the Army? He is “…currently on deployment to Afghanistan (Kabul) for peace keeping and special duties.”

    I am ignorant of Army insignias and rankings so looked online and saw that the insignia on his cap matched the information he gave me in his email and matched a Google search for Army insignia and rank. He had two photos: one out of and one in uniform. That, of course, means nothing if nothing is real. However, my main concern then is how to tell when a man in the military is real: how to distinguish between the real deal and the phony. At some point in our Yahoo conversation I decided to test him, for example this exchange. I’ve delete the extraneous chatter. I’m “occassio45”.

    occassio45: Aren’t security restrictions in place for things like online chats?
    ccfd58: yes we have security checks and even my superiors must not know that i am using the internet dating
    ccfd58: that was why i asked if we could chat on yahoo messenger
    occassio45: You have a nice photo online. I imagine it wasn’t taken in Kabul.
    ccfd58: it was taken in Kabul
    ccfd58: i would realy love for us to get to know each other
    occassio45: You’ve been in the Army for 15 years?
    ccfd58: yes i have been
    ccfd58: and i really want out but where do i go to?
    ccfd58: i have no one
    occassio45: You’ve been there (Kabul) for four years. Where were you before that? What’s your specialty?
    ccfd58: i was in other places
    ccfd58: i am in the counter terrorism unit
    ccfd58: and there are many things i might not be able to tell you right now, ok?
    ccfd58: hope you will understand
    occassio45: Oh, I do understand. I won’t keep you long. Just wanted to check in and say, “Hello”. Perhaps next time we can Video Call. I hope you have a good evening. Be safe. Be well. Good night.
    ccfd58: i am not saying we should or cannot chat right now …what i meant was that i might not be able to say some things about my job to you now…hope you understand
    ccfd58: oh okay
    occassio45: Thanks for talking to me. Shall we Video Call next time?
    ccfd58: oh we are not allowed to do that
    ccfd58: hope you do not mind

    So,
    What security is enforced?
    Are outside calls and video communication allowed even if a man is in a special unit?
    Does a commanding officer (is “superior” a term used in the Army or in any branch?) need to give permission for such use? What isn’t allowed?

    I’ve contacted OKCupid and they have pulled his photos. I hope that neither he nor his family has been affected by the postings or the negative results they may have brought.

    Thank you again for your service.

    Respectfully,

    Elizabeth Wilson

    • Elizabeth, I’m so sorry this happened to you. I also began talking to a man who said he is in the Army in Afghanistan almost a month ago. See my comment below. I’m not sure if he’s real or not. Some things are quite fishy. I wish I could be sure.

    • I also forgot to mention that I too met SFC Matt Edwards on OkCupid as well.

  145. can anyone tell me if this regiment exists please, 1st Batalion, 33 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain division (light Infantry) I have been talking with this guy for about 3 months now, he has never asked for anything until now. He said his unit was in some kind of attack and he lost his wallet with his ATM card in it. He has asked to me to send him some money so that he can buy food other than what is available in the mess, he is not asking for a lot and if this is a genuine reason I don’t mind, but I do not want to send money to someone who is not in the Army and in genuine need.

    • Hello DH –

      There is no 33rd Infantry Regiment in the U.S. Army. Also, a regiment cannot be a subordinate unit to a brigade combat team. If an American “soldier” asks a stranger he met online for money, you know it’s a scam. U.S. military dining facilities overseas serve excellent food. When I was stationed in Kuwait last year, we had steak and lobster every Friday night. All soldiers eat for free at these facilities. There’s no need whatsoever for a soldier to pay for food. Also, U.S. soldiers stationed overseas have access to an “Eagle Cash Card.” They use them instead of ATM cards. You’ve been talking to a SCAMMER.

  146. An imposter by the name of George Turner, posing as a soldier in the U.S. Army, tried to scam my dearly beloved aunt. Little did he know that there’s a researcher in the family. I have forwarded 4 photos he sent to my aunt to be posted on the “Wall of Shame”, along with 2 fictitious profiles from various dating websites.

    Information on the scammer, George Turner, is as follows:

    Name: George Turner
    Email address: geoturn1063@gmail.com

    From: George Turner
    Date: July 21, 2015 at 2:29:02 PM PDT

    HI
    here is a little about me, i have never been married , have no kids i work with the us army, i fly fighter planes, am stationed in kabul presently,l i have been working serving for 18years now and i have not been open to much commitment, my last serious relationship was 7years ago, but now that retirement is close i want to meet someone special, someone sincere and with a loving heart, i want someone i can call my own, a serious relationship a woman i can come home to and make her happy as mine
    George

    From: George Turner
    Date: July 23, 2015 at 2:42:26 AM PDT
    Hi
    You seem to be a real busy person as i am sure interested in knowing more about you,seem like the time frame wont just allow that please can you tell me your free time so i can be up here,up for lunch break at this moment so i felt id drop by and check up on you beauty….please reply asap

    Love George
    xoxo

  147. why will u give out money to whom u meet online just like that for no reason
    online dating is cool yeah but you don’t need to buy love u create it ok you giving out money it youk cos money cant buy u love ok, i also have a little problem with a girl i meet online some years ago and now she said she is not real that she is a scammer but a female scammer she said she will love to have me close to her that she love me and she said she will send me her real identity, i need your advice pls should i call that love or what? pls help me out u can contact me through facebook omogoriola.akinola1@facebook.com or gmail omogoriolaakinola@gmail.com, omogoriolaakinola@yahoo.com,
    blackberry pin 2BA5A26A or whatsapp +23425354154. thank u so much

  148. ok Here is another one, same thing. this is a SCAM. thank Goodness something didn’t feel right to me and this wedsite came up… Story goes like this.. E-8 Master STG Donald Wade Heinrich, stg_heinrich@yahoo.com. He started out on Ok.Cupid as being from Louisiana, he said nothing about being in the military until we were talking for a few hours after that he said he was from Hialeah Florida and visited friends in Baton Rouge and wanted to meet a women from Louisiana, because we were so nice.. He has been overseas for 11 years and only home 3 times.. he is 55 and in the military for 30+ years, scheduled to retire in December 2015, has plenty of money, so repleatly told me not to worry he didn’t want any money. But we only spoke for a month. His mothers name was VeraTurner and she was a head teacher, that was the first red flag… and his father was Heinrich richter, from Germany, served in the US military and then in the medical field they were both passed. both when he was in his early 20’s. He was Married toa women Paula XXXXXXX when I googled that name, there were at least 20 women with the same name.. He wanted to open a jewelry store when he returned and asked if I liked to wear jewelry. He also said he would live anywhere I lived and wanted me to meet him at the airport when he returned? then he wanted to stay with me for a few days before going to Ft Bragg to get his paperwork done, then he would come back and find a place near me so we can get to know each other, he could not give a definite date until the time got closer, when I asked about sending him a card or letter, he said he would tell me later because it would not get there before he came home…. He asked me to get off of the ok.cupid website because I was the only one he wanted to talk to, which I did. Everything seemed pretty normal, the spelling of words and the incorrect tense of the words was my another red flag.. He said, it was because he was a work and trying to type and work at the same time…
    He never asked for my number or my address, I think that was coming.. but he did say he could not call me because of the secret missions he was on.
    I hope all of this information helps someone else, I know it did help me see that it was scam otherwise I would not have know….

    • OMG! An ‘Army’ guy I also met wanted to move close to me and open a jewelry store. My story is also posted. This gets stranger and stranger.

  149. Do you know anything about two men… Sgt. Major Carl Wilberg Tory/Troy Revel or Salem Amuzu. Salem is with UN as courier out of Ghana and Carl was in Damascus until he got stuck in Dubai in customs.

    • Hello Barbara,

      If you’ve been talking to these people, you’re in the midst of a romance scam. The majority of the world’s internet scammers live in Ghana and Nigeria. If you meet anyone on the internet who claims a connection to one of those countries, you should expect a scam. Many of the scammers tell their victims to send money or items to a “UN courier” who will then deliver the items to them in another country – usually Iraq, Afghanistan or some other dangerous place. The “courier” is in Ghana or Nigeria because that’s where the scammer is located. If you send something to the “courier” you’re sending a gift to the scammer. Finally, getting stuck in customs is just another part of the scam script. The scammer will ask you to pay the “customs fee.” Of course, there isn’t really a fee – you’ll be sending the scammer another gift. Good luck!

  150. Hi I’ve been talking to a Marine stationed in camp Pendellton Ca. and his name is Bolton Arroyo born Sept 6, 1986 He’s asking me to be his wife and pay for his leave permit I’m new to all of this and really would like help finding out if this is a scam or what …Please
    Thank you….

    • DO NOT fall for it. Don’t send any money. We’re all on this website for pretty much the same issues. SCAMS! I’m so sick after reading the stories here that are familiar with mine.

  151. Mine claimed he was navy, commander Greg Walker from Norfolk, VA. He claimed he was a pilot and he was deployed in the Indian Ocean. This was three yrs ago, meet on Cupid.com, he used the email. Zoomieflyboy@yahoo.com. I could not find any such person in the navy, even contacted a guy who can check military personal and works with a romance scam site. Nothing. This guy never asked for money, but his facts not always correct and poor English. Sos

  152. I feel sorry for the real Capt Haggard. Unknown to him, he has stirred the interest of more women and men than he can imagine.
    A profile for JONHAGG10 was on Adam4Adam.com, which is a gay dating site. (That account is now suspended on A4A.)
    Some of the same pictures as above. Using the name Jones Haggard. Pretty good English, but a few glitches. Main give away was that the rank he claimed in his messages did not match the rank in the uniform pictures. (Shaking my head.)

  153. Below is my e-mail and he sent me photos. SCAM!!!!!!

    I’m Kenny James from New York 47 years old single with 1 kid called Leslie I am an E-6 Staff Sergeant(SSG) and now working with the un. I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Sergeant First Class. I am I the leader of my squad.I am a non commission officer and I work in the junior management of the military. I’m on a Peace Keeping Mission and I’m stationed in Iraq ready now and i have been here for the past 1years and 2months now and I’m 6″1 185pounds,Brown hair .

    I’m very open minded person someone who accept people as they are,I’m a fair individual as they accept to change in life and enjoy life to the fullest I’m looking to meet that I can spend the rest of my life with the queen of my heart ,body and soul with Good Times and Bad Times as well as a woman who will love and cherished with all my whole being and heart and I pray to the almighty God he will provide me with the kind of woman some day

    I am ready for a serious relationship and I really look forward to starting that with the right person. I am an honest,loyal, passionate , generous, giving, affectionate, sexual, supportive, sensitive, and a good listener who is easy to get along with. I am outgoing and very spontaneous.

    I’m pried if my self been honest and most trustworthy ,I seek that in a mate ,someone who compassionate yet understand who has calm demeanor and a great personality.

    I am free this weekend and I was thinking if we could have an instant chat on my free time. But I will like you to download the google hangout on your phone. It is just like an App by Google mail, that we could both use to chat instantly. I will like to go take care of some events here,I will check back for your reply. Have a sweet day and let me know when you get the google hangout downloaded.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

  154. I have been talking to a man that says he is in the Army and we have talked for a few weeks we were falling in love with one another now he has disappeared how do I know if this person is real or if it is another scam.. He has never asked for money but Has sent the same email to me twice.. I want to know if he is real or fake cause he is perfect for me and I will be heartbroken if it is a scam

  155. Hello, for 5 weeks I was texting back and forth with the following individual:

    Sergeant Roland Clark Armstrong
    Kabul Afghanistan

    Always had a ball cap on with UH-60 on it. Has anyone else encountered this man? Initially said he was a Drill Instructor out of Austin, TX. Thank you for any insight.

    • i also chat with someone from Austin TX….but with a defferent name….do you have a phot of him?….by the way…my name is Petra and im from Slovenia Europe….seems like thay are working globaly… all over :((.

  156. Girls:

    I found it quite obvious in fact they don’t even sound/write like American or English (Just look at their writings!) and I’m Taiwanese (Even I could tell the horrible grammar and lack of vocabularies in those writings)…this is even funnier…LOL

    Anyone felt the same way?

    • Yes spelling is a dead giveaway. repeated use of the word whiles was a give away

  157. Another 2 are incoming!

    Thomas Gray: (His Google+ message as follow)
    I’m from US California but i’m here at the Camp in Kandahar desert

    His Google+ link is as follow:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/116007830122351783684/posts

    This one is not “in” military or whatnot but similar trying to scam by relationships…
    Osborn Alfred or Alfred Osborn, his message as follow:

    A very good morning to you. Thanks for sending me a note. I so much appreciate your high level of maturity to have written me directly to my mailbox. I like everything you have shared with me. I’m a soft spoken gentleman who knows how to treat a lady very well. I’m well organized and know how to care for my family. Hope you had a wonderful night rest? This is my first time of sending a note to someone over the internet.

    I was looking at the site and found your profile in it. I would really like for us to establish a connection and build a serious relationship. I’m not meeting you for a booty call or for a child’s play. I took a dating hiatus for a long time now but I’m ready to put my feet in the water and give luck a try.

    Lets get to know each other. Please write me about yourself and your occupation. Tell me about your city and your relationship status. I will in turn send you mine. We will get along very well I promise.

    I’m a very busy person and I don’t use any of those apps you have mentioned in your mail. But with you, I’ll try to figure that out and see how it goes.

    *His Google+ link is as follow:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111551351503226881171/posts

    Yo’ll girls watch out! Don’t let the fools fooled you~

  158. I met on OK Cupid a SGT Alex John Luppy stationed in Salt Lake City, UT. I was sent an email for TS2 military link to send money in order to talk to him. I looked into and told him it was a scam, he told me that the administration office computers were hacked, when I google his name, pics etc., zero comes up. Just want to be sure I’m right, before I call him on it.

    • Erin,

      The “TS2 Military Link” is an old scam. A soldier stationed in Utah can pick up his cell phone and call you. He can also use Magic Jack (almost for free). He’s a scammer.

    • Just Google sgt luppy, he’s been making the rounds

  159. Anyone been contacted by Alvin Steve HarryU.S Army Special Force
    Camp: Karachi, Pakistan
    Name: Captain Alvin Harry
    Rank: Captain

    Says he is retiring after 29 years of service and wants to come meet me. Has not asked for money but has sent purchased items to a store and asked me to pick up and send to Ghana so troops there can deliver to him. Prepaid DHS shipping label.

    • Alicia,

      He’s a scammer. He’s a young, black male living in Ghana with no connection to the U.S. military whatsoever. Doesn’t it seem odd that he wants you to send items to Ghana? The U.S. military has no soldiers there. Ghana and Nigeria are home to the majority of the world’s internet scammers. Also, Alvin Harry is a name used many times by romance scammers. Check it out on Google.

  160. I met someone on the OurTime dating site. JWoode2014@yahoo.com

    I copied the images of the photos he mailed me and did a Google search images. This led me to countless links telling me they were fraudulent and frequently used by Nigerian scammers.

    If you don’t know how to do this. Google a “google image search.” The will be a little camera icon in the right side of the box. Enter the copied image link. If there is a match someone has posted on the open internet, you will receive links to those matches and find out the real names and where they live.

    Above mentioned scammer, asked me to send him an Iphone6 plus so he could skype with me. He also wanted a care package of very high end clothing mailed to his ‘friend’s’ address in Africa. (go figure)

    • Thank you for the info you shared about how to search images on google. I also met a man online claiming to be on a secret mission in Nigeria but going by the name of David Smith. AKA David Coleman according to the pics on romance scam. I couldn’t find his name or photos on the wall of shame anywhere, so I took your advice on here & went to Google & searched “google images and I found out he’s a scammer! He may be the same guy you met on Ourtime??

  161. I have been talking to a guy saying his name is Sgt Josh Luppy and he is in the army met him on OKQupid website. As we were talking he wanted me to send $617 to get his absense leave form. The email address used is armyman4289@yahoo.com. It is a scam. Have pictures that was sent to me of a guy in the army with the name Luppy on his uniform. It is sad that these people are using pictures of military men and pretending to be them.
    The phone number he is using is 330-510-1497 please do not talk to this person.

  162. Hi
    i have met Captain Mac Benjamin Cauitllo, US Millitary (Airbus) based in Afganistan. We have been chatting since since March 2015. I have posted my story two weeks ago, and there is no post of mine on your website. I would like to have my story told, and if he is a scammer, i do have pictures and his email address. If you need any other info my email address is jolenecupido@gmail.com
    i need your assistance, thank you and will be posting my story again

    • CJ
      I know this guy is a scam, found out today, kindly delete my post/comment for personal reasons.
      And i do admire the work that you are doing, wish there were more people out there like you.
      Kind Regards
      JC

  163. I just want to tell the people who work on replying to comments (which is so much longer than the actual post) that you are doing these people an amazing service and that I hope and pray my own family and friends who serve in the military do not end up as victims of these scams, but if they do, I know you’re looking out for them. Again thank you!! <3
    All the best!

  164. Hello
    I am scammed by a fake soldier who is pretending to sell a car and wants people to transfer money on a fake Amazon account. I figured out that this is a common thing on craigslist. They also used a picture from a woman in a uniform (but I couldn’t upload it).

    This is the e-mail address:
    darlenebeard48@gmail.com

    Hello,

    First of all I want to thank you for your interest in my 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle, 1.8L GLS Turbo. The car has been extremely well maintained with a full service history, it has 95,860 miles, an average of under 8000 miles per year. The vehicle has all of its original floor mats, all books, complete set of tools and keys. Everything works in the car lights, gauges, radio, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc. It has no leaks or drips and does not smoke at all, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions with a clear title free of liens. The transmission is automatic.

    I’m currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and I’m stationed on a military training facility, McConnell AFB in Wichita, KS. The car will be delivered from here, it is stored in a military compound.

    I have dropped my price to $1,000 (purchase price) including delivery and handling to your address, it will be delivered free of charge through a military transportation service to a designated location of your choice, average delivery time is 2-3 business days. All documents you need for ownership, manuals and bill of sale will be provided along with the vehicle. It has been reduced because I need to find a buyer before my upcoming deployment take place and I don’t want to waste more time negotiating.

    If you’re interested to conclude this purchase in a timely manner please email me your full name, shipping address and phone number, to open a case with Amazon Payments. They will contact you to explain the entire procedure. The financial part will be managed by them, which means that you will have a 15 days inspection period before committing to buy the car. So, this is not a blind transaction, you can see the car before committing to buy. Using Amazon Payments service we are both 100% covered during the steps of this transaction. They will be the 3rd, objective party involved in the transaction.

    To support my argument regarding the condition of the car please visit the following photo album: imgur .com/a/MIZjr#0

    Looking forward to hearing from you,
    Sgt. Darlene Beard
    22nd Air Refueling Wing
    McConnell AFB, KS 67221

  165. hi I also have a same scenario of scam .. and this how he introduce hes self.. ( am Brigadier;James Smith . I’m 50 years old! And also a soldier, and I serve on US Army base but now I lead the team in Syria, I also served in the military of the 3rd Infantry Division in Syria. I love meeting people, reading, traveling also !! and also share your ideas and I also care about the environment, people, love the arts, environment, social, cultural, …. etc.please can i know little about you my dear?)
    how can I send he’s photos???

  166. I think , I am scammed too by a fake soldier .I am talking to this guy ,Jeremy Bruce who claims to be a US Marine Airforce Pilot and is in Syria right now .He needs money to purchase his airline ticket to US to visit his sick mum Elizberth Bruce who is diagnosed of having kidney failure . His email address is Jeremybruce0@gmail.com.He wants to meet with me immediately so that we can get married . I have a photo which he used as a profile photo on linkedin this is where he introduced himself to me .

  167. i was scammed by a Capt. Kevin Hawkins in Afghanistan Army special forces, is retiring in 3 months and is looking for his soul mate, he said his mum and dad and 2 brothers were all killed in an auto accident the same year his wife slept with 3 men in their matrimonial bed and he has no one, wanted me to send him an iphone, t shirts, bath towels and bibles thru a contact email that was diplomatdomi15@gmail. this is a scam fyi

  168. I have been talking to 2 of these guys. I found a website that you can check them out. The cost is minimal–www.spokeo.com. The 1st is…Jeff Woods who says he is an E8 stationed in Iraq working with the UN on peace keeping mission. He is due home in about 3 months. Lives in Bay Shore, NY. Widower with 2 kids. His comrades call him TJ, and his email is “tony.jackson@. He sent me flowers on Friday, with a phone number on the card. That’s when I started really digging, as I was already being cautious. They phone # and a pic of Tony Jackson matched up with a person in Maine. NOT the pic that he sent me! He also wanted money to save his pineapple farm, as the banks there have been closed due to the fighting. He couldn’t wire any money. The 2nd is Roy Hawkins. He says he is an E7 stationed in Iraq, doing the same with the UN. He is lso a widower from Texas. Nothing was found on this guy! Anyone else heard from him?? Be cautious and careful!!!

  169. I am messaging E-6 Staff Sergeant Campbell. He has not asked for money but I’d like to send you his picture.
    Here are copies of some of our conversation:
    I`m currently stationed in Kabul and I have four months remaining to get retired in the army and come home. I`m looking for a companion I could spend the rest of my life with when I come home. do you have kids?
    Well,I am an E-6 Staff Sergeant (SSG) 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 junior management of the military
    This last state is word for word in your article written above. The picture he has posted as Deep-Ocean21 on OkCupid looks a lot like General John F. Campbell. If this guy is posing as a four-star general, it appears to me he could be in a lot of trouble. If this truly is General Campbell, I will drop whatever I am doing and give him my undivided attention.
    He has asked for my Facebook name and I have copied his picture to my desktop. If you wish to see the picture, please let me know how to get it to you.

  170. I’ve been talking to a man from fredricksburg texas claiming to be soldier in us army stationed in damacus syria. He has never asked for money. we have has casual conversations just trying to be safe. He has sent me serveral pictures that i have googled searched his images and came up with nothing. can you please look into Peter Howard us Army.

    • Peter Howard has finally asked for money. I did not send him any.He says his son needs surgery on his finger. He says the Army has changed about medical benefits and when his wife passed away it used all the money from it. ( I dont believe any of it) Now he says his son is dying and needs the money. He has gone so far to try to blackmail me with pics. If i dont give him what he ask for he will ruin me with pics. I told him to go ahead and ruin me, I dint give a shit.
      This is some info he has gave to me SS# 287072835 (which is actually a number short)
      Drivers license # KZ610013
      U.S Tax Payer ID# P28144497

  171. Can you please tell me if SFC Wilford Jones is a real person. He began contacting me roughly 3 weeks ago. I have not sent money. The chats on FB are really unusual. thank you in advance for your help.

    • Elaine if you have a photo, google “how to do a google image search.” Copy and paste the photo and it will tell you if it is linked to any scams.

  172. I’ve got a few more images, if you’d like them. I’ve had 4 different guys send me the SAME pictures! It’s getting ridiculous out there! But, I’m kind of having some fun letting these men talk their talk and then busting their butts! I have to say, a few sites out there are *really* good about removing them, once they are reported.

    • just ignore him.
      i have been scammed as well. last week.
      please ignore him OK.
      with all these things happening which of the sites are save for single mother like me?

  173. I have been in contact with a man who claimed his name is James Johnson Carter. He says he is 41 from Dallas tx, and is currently deployed in Nigeria. He has been telling for the last 3 days how much he wished he was here with me and that he wants to marry me. I want to know if anyone has came in contact with this so called James. I have his phone number and email address. He has not asked for money but I have a feeling that’s what he will be asking so . Can anyone help me here?

  174. Name: ALEX COLLINS
    RANK – E-7
    MOS: 0246
    CODE:403406
    Can anyone tell me anything about this guy

    • I was talking to a John Collins said he had no Kids and was a E-6 Sgt in the Army but when I went to mail him a Package for his Birthday, funny how there was no APO Mailbox and I had to send it to Ghana and that is Africa and someone would take the package to him but yet then this guy emailed me and said the Package made it to Ghana and he needed $300 to get it to him right away. Well, he did ask for an I-phone but no Cash up front and I chatted with him for weeks, Hours at a TIme. He also jumped off Match.com and wanted to only chat on Yahoo.com but also I found him on Pig Busters.com and other sites and Ladies if they send you pictures, check them out on Google Images, thats how I found this guy. Also wanted to Retire from the Army end of July and wanted to open a Jewelry store. Janet In MN

      • Hi Janet. The person you talked about on your post sound so familiar to me. Do you have a picture of this guy that you can send me, maybe we both chat on the same guy online. Thank you.

  175. I have been chatting with a guy that says he is in Kabul, Afghanistan. He calls himself Patch Harrison. He also has a FB page with a photo. He talks so smooth. I replied to a comment he made and then he started chatting with me. Is this a scam? How can I find out if he is real?.

    • Have him give you his Military Email. If he gives you an excuse why he can’t then it is a scam. The Military won’t cut off service members from their friends and family. Hope this helps. And by the way, whatever you do, “don’t” send this guys money. He will ask……

  176. Oh I read here again and again almost the same, I was contacted by a US military man, he was a military agent in Mali. he told me that he is looking for a relationship and wants to marry me. When we had chatted a few weeks, he asked me for money for its Internet, I have sent him Money . a little later , he had allegedly nothing to eat and I sent money again but the highlight should be air ticket, what I have paid for, he sent me a copy, these are fakes everything .I also get a copy of your ID, which is of course also a forgery.This man wrote to me every day of his great love for me … you have to stop these scammers necessarily !!!

  177. Has anyone hear of Roy Hogson an engineer in Irag. working with missiles

    Son and his mother live in CA

    He said his wife passed away 7 years ago

    Has not asked me for anything

    How long before they are asking for cash.

    Emails me intermittently. Sent me a photos 8 months old

    Hasn’t asked for my phone number either. Will not give me his ( I asked for it in a email)

    IP keeps coming up in a street in CA

    So would that IP come in Iraq if he is emailing from Iraq or at least a Military IP address.

    Could he be a mercenary and civilly employed

  178. I have been talking to a SSGT. Alex Marthins for over 6 months. He states he was in Kabul, Afghanistan and then was transferred to Tamale, Ghana about 2 months in. He states his home base is in Anchorage, Alaska. I have tried to Google his name and can find nothing on him. Has anyone one else had dealings with him or know where I can go to find out if he is real?

  179. Has anyone hear of Roy Hogson an engineer in Irag. working with missiles

    Son and his mother live in CA

    He said his wife passed away 7 years ago

    Has not asked me for anything

    How long before they are asking for cash.

    Emails me intermittently. Sent me a photos 8 months old

    Hasn’t asked for my phone number either. Will not give me his ( I asked for it in a email)

    IP keeps coming up in a street in CA

    So would that IP come in Iraq if he is emailing from Iraq or at least a Military IP address.

    Could he be a mercenary and civilly employed

    Can anyone tell me anything about this guy

  180. We have been scammed by somebody calling him self “Dr. Henry B.Newton, stationed in Kabul have served in the US army for 27 years. He is, at the moment to find on “about. me.With foto. We have lost all our savings and theDanish police tell us, they have much difficulties finding the scammers

  181. Hi everyone I think I was scam too by one of the people who claims to be the person by the name Robert Bill Haggard of in the picture. He started talking to me on Adam4adam a gay site. He goes by the name of Sgt Gary Haggard seemed legit since he had a pictures of himself on there. We started to talk on yahoo he sent me pictures he looked like the same guy on his adam4adam profile. We started to talk around March 9th. He never asked me for any money to be sent to him or nothing. It was just getting to know each other like talking that all. Well the other day he email me again. Telling me about how he and his men got taken in a road side bomb he safe a man and woman. Then few days later he was given a brief case of money for saving the mans wife and daughter. But his commander wanted him to send valuable off base. Since he didn’t have anyone close to him he didn’t trust. He wanted me to keep the money in safe hands for him. At first I said no but like a idiot I said yes. I figure I would help out a solider keep the value safe. I asked him about his profile picture of him waxing a car. He said it is his car. That he has a caretaker taking care of his belongings and looking after his house. But he not always there everyday. So he need someone to look after this package for him. I thought he was legit because he said he needed my information (name, address, email and phone number) The usually information when having something sent to you. I asked him why he need my number. He said so the guy who going to deliver the package can call you if need be. I decided to give him my cell number not my home phone. So, like an idiot I gave him my information. But I did get a email form a guy who works for the courier USA. He said his name was Diplomat Jeffery Woods. He did say Sgt Gary Haggard was sent me this package. I decided to type in Sgt Gary Haggard name this pop up. After seeing the guy Robert Bill Haggard name on here. I realize the guy sent me pictures of him. But they were different then the pictures show on here. Pictures of him sitting at his desk on computer, other pictures of him doing laundry. So, I email the Diplomat Jeffery Woods, back and told him I didn’t want the package Sgt Gary Haggard was sending to me to sent it back to where ever it came. I told him it could be a scam not from Stg Gary Haggard. I read other people comments he didn’t ask me for anything like clothes or food, or money ect. He seem like a guy who just wanted to talk to someone. He seem like he was being truthful when he said his commander told him he could have money or value near the camp. His yahoo email is garyhaggard50@hotmail.com he been talking to me through that email. So don’t know if Robert Bill Haggard is really Gary Haggard or not.

  182. I have been reading everyone’s story, and I myself have been a victim of a scammer, he goes by nelson email address is Tucker Nelson 101@yahoo.com says he is a sergeant in chad.but little things he said didn’t add up, like he said it was 24 degrees in Africa when we all know that’s wrong, he said he was from ny but didn’t know from what part please help the real soldier know what is going on

  183. i am talking with someone by the name Chris Brigs. Met on eharmony and 2 of the pictures are already on this site! this person said he was stationed in army in orlado and this past weekend was deployed to Nigeria. glad i have only been talking to him about 3 weeks. the email he uses is chrsbgs@outlook.com. 1 of the pictures is from the section of Capt. Harry Swain. the other picture is under the Ivan Nobile letter.

  184. I was asked by a friend of mine to enroll on a dating site called Worldfriends. After a few days i got fed up and felt silly being there. I think that site is a total scam as the customer care does not even reply to the feeds posted by the users but all i could see was posts flashing” Give me back my money, and delete my account” Phew! Just as i requested to delete my account I got a mail from a man who called himself as Paul. His bio details shows He claims that he is from US, Michigan, Holly his email id made specially for worldfriends”Paul Zegna” He has nigerian accent and not american accent at all. He does not skype nor whatsapp. He calls but when i call he never picks up my call. too dicey. He said he was on leave but suddenly so many duty beckons him and flies to Syria and through a fellow red cross member called tries to contact me n send across money to his son 59821_1399987965522_5491746_n.jpg69452_1432117408738_6808080_n-1.jpg

  185. Has anyone heard of british Lt Jayden Twin, currently serving in Dafur…and a bomb specialist…very gorgeous and a single father to a 4 year old girl

    • Yes I meet him through Oasis Active and he has been emailing me regularly. He wanted to come to where I live to meet me and wanted, to have a relationship with me. I told him that I had been seeing other guys and I have heard from him since money 14/5/15. I told him I thought he was a scammer and he said he was offended. He wouldn’t continue to talk to me on the dating site, rather continued to talk to via email. He was obviously talking to you the same time I was talking to him.

    • Sent me photos of him, drinking out of a long glass, him with his daughter, and his in his uniform with his thumbs up. I don’t expect to here from him again.

  186. am right in touch with Daniel Anthony sargent more that I want to marry as soon as possible and his friend James Lopez. I hope to meet him sooner or later this DANIEL ANTHONY.

  187. I have talking to this guy he goes by the name Sgt. Torres McCarty. He claims to be deployed to Libya. Claims they do not get no money while they are. Says he won’t see it until he gets back to the states. Asked me to buy him a ticket home. He gave me this e mail to ask where to send the money. They told me I had to send a money gram to this place in Ghana. I did not send any money. This guy has propsed to me told me his wife died after their daughter was born. Says his mom is in Texas taking care of her.

  188. FROM: Jones Chen Chenjones – FB Link – https://www.facebook.com/robert.p.michael

    Picture – http://prntscr.com/68p70h ( it is a US military Pic w/ a small child that he is using)

    I will like to share with you more information about me that will help us to start knowing each other better .I was giving birth to a wonderful family 49yrs ago. My dad was an American orphanage man that married a Chinese orphanage woman due to he service and work in American army when he was younger, he was in the marine. I was their only son and child. I’m very simple, caring, honest trustful man that stand on his words humble man that is so gentle and self independent too..

    I got married and enjoyed my matrimonial home in Florida. I and my then wife gave birth to a baby Boy and a baby Girl and they are so beautiful and we all love them wholeheartedly.Well, Me and my wife lived happily and I worked as Us Army 20yrs ago. I fix and inspects Cars and trucks, but I have special interest for the Military because my dad was Military before He retired.

    My wife was dead 4yrs ago due to car Accident and I became a widow. Since then, it has been one bad experience after another; I also lost my dad last year. I really loved my wife and dad because of the relationship between us.. She had loved me with all her heart and she care for me and my kids. She was so caring and possessed all of the qualities a woman should possess. She was so much an angel that I treasured her so much but God knows why that happened to me. I also give thanks to God that she gave me a handsome boy David and a beautiful daughter Tracey……

  189. pleas help im talking to Kenneth rolan based in Kabul Afghanistan yet is currently over in Nigeria im not sure if he is who he sais he is

    • I was on a free dating site plenty of fish..after a few days of texting KRIS COLEMAN, serving in the USA ARMY in Afganistan I noticed that this person was a liar. Thank God I didn’t provide him with money only my first name and my middle name, however he does have my phone number and my e-mail address. The day he called I noticed his accent was from Africa…oh man…I want to find these guys bad guys pretending to be from the USA ARMY.

  190. Anyone heard of a Major Jason Harris stationed in Afgan?

  191. Ive been in contact with a missionary solider for over a year now in Kabul Afghanistan .He seems to say the right words and poems to you at the right time .Could you tell me is he a scam millercole301yahoo.com PLEASE Since i said to him hes a fraud i havnt heard from him

  192. Ive been in contact with a missionary solider for over a year now in Kabul Afghanistan .He seems to say the right words and poems to you at the right time .Could you tell me is he a scam millercole301yahoo.com PLEASE

  193. Hi, the man take the name: Sgt David Patch, he live in Kabul until May 4th, and he wrote me, he lives in Houston Texas.
    He finish is sentences all the time by “oK “, and I found this not normal, it’s llook like the African talk.
    Here, I saw the SAME text, word to word, “…

    He send me 3 pictures, where I can publish them?

    If you told you a lot of compliments, if you ask him, it is a scam? Because is so beautiful!? Look their reaction, you can feel a little violence in the answer.

    Well thank thanks to my intuition and thanks for your Web site. O any mine her ate suppose to live in Kabul…

  194. I believe that I am being scammed. Came to my senses after giving him information to my checking account changed all info and nothing was taken, Is this guy for real how do we tell I have checked his email and is not a valid email, has anyone been in contact with a William whitehead (willwhite021@yahoo.com supposedly from Calif now stationed in Iraq. claims he needs to transfer money to your account for leave purposes. He also wants you to write a letter so that he can secure his leave

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  196. Well. someone claiming to be Steve Alex Hagaard got to me for money. Then his story began to fall apart and a friend of mine googled him and Steve Hag came up on FB, He has used Haggard many, many times and there are pictures of a nice Capt. Haggard…who’s life must be really infected by this creep. I googled around and found a lot of pictures of the same man under Allard Haggard and scrolling down finally found the creep who is doing all this…he is either in Ghana, or in Liberia…(who cares), and is still going strong. I really do feel sorry for the poor man and his family that this jerk took advantage of.

  197. How do we post pictures that are being used? I found another profile on match.com with the same guy on it but different picture. I have 4 I would like to share for others.

  198. Can you please tell me if there is a scammer named George Derrick Hawkins. He says he grew up in Europe, both his parents were in the military. He lost his mother to cancer when he was 29 and his father the next year to a motorcycle accident. He is suppose to be based out of Texas. I have been corresponding with him for just over a week now. He has asked me to get him an I phone 6 unlocked. I need to ship the pkg through a service that I emailed to retiredmajor@deliveryman.com because a few months ago someone tried to poison them. I started feeling uneasy about this situation and did some research today. I sent him an email and a text message. He will not send me a message from his AKO email, but sure wants me to believe he is who he is.

    • He is suppose to be stationed in Afghanistan soon to be out in about 6 weeks.

  199. Hi,
    I was talking with a soldier for a month. He named himself Frank Celebrezze. And he said he is on assignment now in Ghana and will be finish his assignment at March.He said he is a Sergeant. He was asking me to send a lot of money. First time i sent the money is because of he said he wanna apply leave to come to London, but he don’t have his mastercard with him to buy the flight ticket. So, he asked me to send 100 pounds to an agent to make him a mastercard and driving license. At the end, he said he made the Bank card and its not function. I ask him to show me the card, he said he break it already because of his mad.
    Second time, he said he passed a parcel to his team leader named Johnson David Hillary. His parcel have alot of problem to get to me, and it cost me alot and I cant affort it already. I borrowed alot from others and I’m totally broke now. I ask is he a scam, he swear to me he is not.
    And one time, his phone is kept by his superior, and the name of his superior is General Paul Kelvin.
    I really need help here in urgent. I just want to make sure.

  200. On this social site… >>> http://www.likes.com there are 4 fake soldier profiles that I know of, I know because I did my research, and because each of these creeps asked me for money, IPhones, and to help them transfer large sums of money out of their countries. First of all I’m not stupid, nor am I greedy and if somebody really did find a very large sum of money why the hell would the they offer me $200,000 to help them get it out of “Syria”…..? Because if one goes for this scam, you are asked to give these thieves an address, a photocopy of photo Identification, and home phone number. There is NO MONEY, and you have just given them enough information to ROB YOU~!~! What do they use this for? Guess what they have just stolen your identity, and they can do whatever they want with it….. The stolen photos of Brigadiers General Troy Kok have been stolen and under the name of Jack Kok Brutt on http://www.likes.com He was using the scam of large sums of money needing to be moved in exchange for fees and YOUR identity. Major Scott Betts was the victim of stolen identity under the name of Scotts Betts, the imposter used the letter S at the end of Scott, this thief tried the large sum of money that needed to be used scheme. There are also FAKE Facebook profiles under Scott Betts, and Jack Kok Brutt, both using photos stolen from the real soldiers. If you look at the real photos, you will see that Brigadier General Troy Kok is in the Army Reserves, and his name IS NOT JACK KOK BRUTT. And Major Scott Betts didn’t get where he is now and not be able to spell his own name right…as in adding the letter S at the end of Scott. BG Kok has an extensive photo collection, where as the imposter calling himself Jack Kok Brutt, stole only 4 pictures. Another thief posting as a soldier named Peterson, first I don’t know this soldier’s first name, but Peterson can be seen on his uniform. His first name is likely NOT Robert as the thief is using the first name Robert. The other creep has such a weird name starting with the letter B I can’t even spell it.

  201. Has anyone ever chatted or had contact with a Wallace who is in the ARMY. Says his email address is boden_wallace10@yahoo.com. He seems legit but want to make sure. Has never told me he loves me, never said he wanted money or anything like that. And his writing is actually very good not poor speech if you know what i mean. I just want to make sure!

  202. Well this is very interesting, cant believe they have been doing this all this time. Praying on innocent lonely females and on dating sites ,I just had a scammer, fiquired because he said he was colonel copeland, on peace keeping mission,been there for 5yrs afghanistan, and needed money coz they wouldnt let him use his card from there. lolol then he says after i said dont have it,he says then give me ur passwords and ill pay ur bills online. If that was the case then he could get his own money out. Asked me for 350.00,coz had to give to a diplomate to take riches out of the country,since he was coming home soon. sad because they use real soldiers pics. this was from friendfinders, got another yesterday on 12/27/14 on datehookup, said hes there in afghanistan for awhile, I said but the US is pulling out of there end of month. anyways they tell you what you want to hear,which in real life havent come across a man on a dating site yet like that,loving you unconditionally without knowing you.

  203. please help me….Sergeant Patrick Fred Whited from California is this person true?he said he has a daugther Rose Whited…i send money $1800 for theire leave deployment from africa.. reply ASAP……THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

  204. I have been talking with a man over in Camp Victory, Kabul, Afghanistan. for a Special Contract Assignment with NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization. His rank and name is “Sargent Major Allen Dave Andreo” He was born 29th of Nov 1663, lost is wife 6 years ago to arthritis of the heart. Here is the Military Website where you will CONTACT them and make an Unofficial Transit Leave on my behalf. http://www.militarybenefits.jramtz.com/military. The website contacted me back saying they needed $4,635 USD to bring him home. I told him I don’t have the money and would never have that kind of money. Now he don’t care about the money anymore and say we will be together in August 2015 when he get out and retires. Can anyone tell me if he is real or is this a scam?

  205. I have been talking to a Sgt. Scott Maxwell who says he is in Afghanistan. He wants money for a phone and is a sweet talker I’m not sure if he is a fraud please help. I have a few pictures as well that I can send to you if you need them. Thank you for your help.

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  209. I was scammed by a guy he did not get far. I fell for a stupid can I get your email and number, the first time he asked and met me online. I never do that anyway his name was Aaron Rubin and his email I immediately copied and pasted and found that same paragraph had been used by other MILITARY scammers. His email read as such
    ” I am a very serious man and I don’t play games. At the same time I am very loving and caring man when I am with the right person. I am drama free and I don’t want anyone elses drama. I have a good imagination and I like to reinvent myself to keep the relationship fresh. I believe that a good relationship starts out with friendship, trust and respect. Chemistry puts the cherry on top. All that mixed with a little good humor, passion and a very sexy kiss,i am Intelligent, passionate, sensual, affectionate, funny, honest, witty and nurturing there are many sides to my personality. My life has been a wild and at times bumpy ride, (Oh, the stories you will hear! LOL!) but it’s made me stronger and smarter. I don’t obsess about little things, and i never take any of my loved ones for granted..I long for a partner in life who will care for me as I care for her. Life is so much better when shared by a kindred soul,If I am in love with you then you will own
    my heart,body and soul. I will have someone watching over me, making sure that I don’t get hurt again. I will do the same and more if you can capture my heart….Cpl Rubin

    His email address was >>>aaron rubin ;

    WHERE can I post a picture?

    • Navarrocklk , The way he wrote is very similar to what a guy named Paul Zegna Weaver wrote to me. He claims to be in US military as Lieutenant , from Holly Michigan. He has Nigerian accent though he fakes the american accent. The images that has sent me seems images of a father and son. But through someone else he tried to scam me to send money for his son who lives in Australia.

  210. Col. Andrew W. Backus contacted me on Skype late October. Says he is currently in Afghanistan. Did not disclose where. Writes very little, lots of ok, and is uncommunicative most days because of “work”. Said he is coming home for Christmas. Seems careful, “he’s in a secure base” so can’t do video on skype. Did not email, or ask for my email. Says he lives in Maine, drives a Porche Cayene. After almost 1 month of communication, I have blocked this person today after reading all these stories.

  211. Anyone heard of SSGT Thomas Miler or Miller supposedly serving in Kabul, Afghansitan and ready to retire in January 2015 after serving 20 years in the Military? Don’t be fooled – fraud and scammer… Baiting women on internet dating sites (Match.com), hooking them up (emotionally) and reeling them in (financially). Sick and twisted. These frauds are using stolen identities of either fallen war heroes or active soldiers who are unaware of the theft. Two other names to look out for are: Brian Cage and Eric Young Carter – both who are posing as soldiers serving in Afghanistan as of 11/17/2014.

  212. Hi all, I have conversed with a soldier name stephin rodrick since sept’14 he said he is an army have deployed to Afghanistan and now working in Miami base camp (in control room) he send me many pic.of him; pic of his parents and his bro.
    At first I trust him because he seem like good person we have chat for the last 2 months. I have different story with you all. At first he said that had gf that so beautifull and broke up because she cheated while he in Afghanistan ; he always used nice words till I found something weird. He asking for cyber xxx and want your face on cam also. Please becarefull with this. And he cannot answer about army things.
    You all need to be carefull with id stephinrodrick@yahoo.com
    How I can tell to the real person that his pic and his family pic.used for bad things.
    If anyone want pic. he used can contact me.

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  214. I conversed for 6 days with a guy going by the name of SFC Michael Sullivan stationed in Afghanistan on a contract. He was very nice at first. Sending emails and texts with beautiful songs and words. We conversed for about 5 days, then he asked for money to “get him to me”. I am a B2B consultant, so when things don’t add up, I question it. His explanation for not having access to his funds didn’t make sense, so I inquired of a military friend. She stated that at no time should military personnel require funds to travel to the US.
    When I informed this “Michael” that I was talking to this friend, he became angry. I met him on the dating site Zoosk.

  215. I have been talking to this one E6 Henry Rooney Mcgee stationed in TX currently in Kabul, Afghanistan, Said he’s been in the military 20 years and is due to retire next year to move to CA with me. He claims to be widowed with 2 boys who his mom cares for but she is going back to Norway. He was in love with me shortly after we started talking and yes, attention is nice and feels good. His contacts are like clock work so that helped his cause more. He asked me for money, a lil here, a problem, another there, another problem so another there. And last was two LARGE sums . Now there is a HUGE problem with a box he had depositied with a security company in Qatar and the Drug people in LAX are asking for like $10000 on top of everything else I gave him. He doesn’t want this to affect his retirement…Now I am an educated woman, fully aware of these scammers, and tonight I punched in a picture he had sent me and it was a MATCH now going by the name and rank Cpt Lucas Mcgee and this time he isn’t Norwegian he is Australian. I am a devout christian and he played the christian role very well talking about he goes to church every friday on base bla bla. I’m not gonna kick myself because I knew it. I want to believe people are good and I’m not the only one left. I’m disappointed in myself. It’s late now but tomorrow I will be filing reports with CID and who ever else I have to. I know my money is gone, my life savings, what I should’ve been taking care of my son with.. Shame on me for believing that good men exist.

  216. Has ayone heart of sgt Randy Colins in Afgahistan, half Italian half American from NY?

    • Holy cow…. I have been chatting to someone portraying to be E6 STAFF SERGEANT COLLINS WESLEY (ALSO SAID HIS MIDDLE NAME WAS STANKOVICH) NOW SAYS HIS REAL NAME IS COLLINS WESLEY STANCOVICH…WANTS I PHONE 5S OR 1500.00 TO BUY ONE FOR HIS SON … wants to marry me !!!! WE HAVE EXCHANGED PHOTOS..LOTS OF PHOTOS AND WHEN I WAS NEEDING TO PROVE I COULD TRUST HIM..I ASKED HIM TO SEND A PIC OF HIMSELF HOLDING A SIGN WITH MY NAME ON IT…WELL HE DID JUST THAT & THE SIGN SAID MY NAME & THAT HE LOVED ME AND A BIG HEART DRAWN ON IT… WELL THEN I STARTED BELIEVING HIM… HE ASKED ME IF I TRUSTED HIM NOW & I TOLD HIM I DID NOW, YES! THEN HE ASKS FOR THE IPHONE 5S OR 1500.00….. I TOLD HIM I SENT HIM THE MONEY…HE GAVE ME THE ADDRESS FOR A MAN NAMED “”””henry asmoni””” said it had to go through him…. wow how did this happen? I was seriously falling for this “””COLLINS””” E6 STAFF SERGEANT IN KABUL AFGHANISTAN…. MY HEART IS BROKEN AND INSTEAD OF BEING ANGRY I AM JUST SO SAD…. I GUESS I WANTED HIM TO BE REAL…. 🙁 HOW DOES ONE KNOW…. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER BEEN ON A DATING SITE…. CAN I GET SOME INFO AS TO WHAT TO ASK OR SAY TO HIM WITHOUT TIPPING HIM OFF…. WE ARE STILL CHATTING… I JUST FEEL SICK TO MY STOMACH AFTER FINDING THIS SITE WHERE PEOPLE POSE AS SOMEONE ELSE… ITS ALL THE SAME STORY…AND I BELIEVED HIM TILL HE ASKED FOR $$$$…. HOW DID HE DO THAT PICTURE WITH THE SIGN IN HIS HANDS WITH MY NAME ON IT…. (NOW I KNOW WAS PHOTOSHOP) BUT HOW CAN YOU REALLY TELL…. PLEASE EMAIL ME. WE HAVE BEEN CHATTING ON GMAIL IN HANGOUTS FOR 1 MONTH NOW…. I HOPE YOU EMAIL ME BACK LADIES..TOGETHER WE CAN SUPPORT EACH OTHER…I AM SO SORRY THIS IS HAPPENING AND I WOULD LIKE TO LET THE MAN IN THE PHOTOS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO ME KNOW. Ohhhhhh my broken heart 🙁 PLEASE EMAIL ME & WE CAN TALK AND POSSIBLY HELP EACH OTHER… ONE BROKEN HEARTED GIRL 🙁

  217. how about a Capt. Curtis Johnson claims he’s in the army and is in Afghanistan now but cant send me pics of him claims he cant skype and claims he cant call i told him u know i watch Dr Phil i know the scams that go one just to let you know IM BROKE dont ask me for no money because ur not getting it lol but when i googled his name scams popped up lol

  218. I too was in contact with an army Sgt Major of the USArmy who turned out to be a scammer. I have some pictures he used of a real soldier with the same last name but different first name .

  219. Hi again. Please remove the posts I made except for the last comments about the scams. I believe my person is real and I don’t want anything to hurt him, especially me. Almost everything pointed it to being a scam and I was a bit crazy because of it, but now everything is better and I am happy. I just would like name and email removed, please and thank you for this site. I am sure it helped a lot of people. Very educational and much needed and necessary. I saw some of the real scammers ads and very different from my guy. I’ll look around for some of the photoshop images. Very interesting

  220. Has anyone heard of a Staff Sergeant Henry Goodin – I would like to think he is genuine but I fear he is not

  221. I have a lot of pictures and “documents” if you would like them. They are a bit different than ones I see here. My picture with the message may be helpful

  222. Amanda –

    There’s nothing wrong with a Soldier using his military e-mail account to send non-work related e-mails. I do it all the time. Only SCAMMERS will tell you that it’s not allowed.

    – Gordon

    • I am sorry I have not been on here much or found the blog early enough. Just a couple of days ago he sent me a picture of him in his uniform, holding a sign saying he loves me, my name, and the date. The picture matches all he previously sent me and he has distinguishing ears, lips, jaw, and clothing. I remember reading somewhere to do that to prove a person is real. He says he is in the marines. He does not write like other people posted here and never said what group he is in. Sorry to say but it seems like a military man would best be able to handle my past over all other earthlings. I can earn more money. It has helped a bit that now I know what I am looking for in a man. Sorry to say I probably helped out some terrorists

      • Amanda –

        It’s very common for these SCAMMERS to use Photoshop to alter photos of Soldiers that they’ve found online. They altered two of my photos in fact. One showed me holding a birthday cake. They wrote “I love you Sue” in the spot where “Happy Birthday, Gordon” had been written. Anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of computers could see that the photo was a fake. The easiest way to spot a SCAMMER is to recognize the scams that they run. If a “Soldier” asks you for money, he’s a SCAMMER. If a “Soldier” says he needs you to submit his leave request, he’s a SCAMMER. If he has any connection to a country in Africa (especially Nigeria or Ghana), he’s a SCAMMER. There’s no need for further inquiry. These are all CLEAR indicators of a scam.

  223. What are good signs that someone is real? Should there be a reluctance to use military email for non-work related use?

  224. Please delete all my prior comments. It is not a scam. thank you for your site, though

  225. please remove my comments. I think all is OK and I don’t want to hurt someone

  226. Please let me know if Patrick Michael Pearce is a scam. His name may be a different order. Maybe Patrick Michael or Michael Pearce. I have pictures of a wonderful person but it all worries me so much.

    • please delete what I wrote above. I may have been hasty in writing it and I do not want anger I wrote it

    • Please delete my comment. It is not a scam although it looked like it at first. It hurts me that I posted. Please take it down. I don’t want to hurt him any more

    • Please delete my comments above. Everything seemed like a scam but now that it has been more than a month later I am nearly sure it is not a scam. I would be extremely hurt if this is still out there. I do not want to hurt someone. Please I do not think this is a scam Please remove my comment above, I feel really bad about the whole thing

    • Please delete my comment above. It looked very much like a scam but now that it has been more than a month later I am nearly sure it is not a scam. I would be extremely hurt if this is still out there.I amk starting to panic about this. I do not want to hurt someone. Please remove my comment above, I feel really bad about the whole thing

    • He is asking me for money again. I so wished this person was true. I loved that he was a marine and I think he really is. Military people are special

    • please delete what I wrote above. I don’t know for sure now if was a scam. I don’t need any anger if I posted here

        • Is Andre Collard a sgt.in the Army…. Raymond Lopez Army….. Captain Bruce j. Drake Army are they real men in the service…

  227. Thank you for creating this site. I was able to identify a scammer this morning. He said his name was Frank Robies and he was stationed in kabul Afghanistan. He said his commander met his wife this way and he contacted me on okcupid.com. A free dating site. After I emailed him stating that he should email me from his military email VS his yahoo email then he disconnected from yahoo and I have not heard from him. I am trying to post his photo here. Not sure if it will work with the html code.

  228. im talking to a stg Eric Scott he say he is from flordia usa but he lives in jigwa nigeria please can you check him out for me
    thank you majella

  229. Here is my updated post of the military scam I was recently involved in. I think it is really important to get this information out there because this guy was not like your typical military scam. I started communicating with someone from POF the end of May, Greatfulheart921. He had the most attractive pix, the cutest face, a Doctor, PhD, 57 years old, I actually made the first move and never imagined I’d get a response. I was delighted when I did, his name, Michael James Scott. He gave me his cell and we started texting a bit, and then he removed his POF profile. His text messages were all stamped us.army.mil at the end and he confirmed he was in the Army. It developed into the most romantic email exchange, from scottmichael926@yahoo.com, he sent several more pictures, he wrote very romantic letters, he answered most of my questions thoroughly, he even sent e-cards from mjscott@us.army.mil, everything about this seemed completely genuine. After asking him several times, he finally revealed he was at a military base in Afghanistan, a Doctor in the Army and he’s coming home in a few weeks for good, after serving our country for over 33 years. He seemed completely real in wanting to find true love in his new civilian life and was hoping he found that with me. There was no doubt in my mind about anything and we were both falling for each other. Then something of importance needed to be discussed, a large amount of money to help get his name off a deployment list. He said to send the money to a DA in Alabama who was helping these men get their names off the list. I was supposed to send a certified check for $13,250 to Randy Puckett in Russellville, Alabama, but I learned there is no DA in Alabama with that name, not even a licensed attorney there. And the address was going to a HUD housing project in the boonies with no one by that name at that address. I came so close to losing $13k as I was truly falling in love with this man, and then my wonderful son alerted me to these scams. What was so strange is that he first gave me his bank account information and SSN for me to check the balance in his account, and then he said he needed an extra $13k to send to the DA. He never once asked me for any personal information but he gave me his, to win my trust, which was all so confusing. I found out that bank account and SSN are not tied to his name at all, it is some business account. Once I was on to the scam and questioned him, he refused to send me any real time photo to prove his face was the one in the POF profile pix, but he still tried to convince me by sending me Army documents, awards, and Army enlistment papers with the name James Scott. After that, I still wanted to believe there was something real in all this after all these weeks of being romanced by him in a huge way. But I kept researching and finding so many lies. In the end it actually got quite creepy, because he changed his story and said he was actually Randy Puckett and he was helping his best friend, Michael, to find true love when he comes home. He said he had fallen in love with me, though, but I was in love with his friend, Michael. OMG, that was so sick, couldn’t believe the game this guy played with my heart and how very close I came to being completely taken by this romantic scam. I am usually very wise to internet scams but this guy was really good, really thorough and everything lined up correctly for several weeks until money became the issue.

  230. How about a Joseph Jason Brown?…anyone heard of him…Army Cpt in Afganistan.

  231. CJ can you help me find out if Ian Graves stationed in Afganastan. Ian has asked me for money when we first started talking but I real quick like told him that I do know some about the military since I was from a military family and he quit but he was having people send me money and I was turning it around and sending it to Nigeria for him. He never shows that he is online and I have seen him on video for 5 minutes when we first started talking but it was dark and could not see him clearly. Thanks.

  232. Hi I was wondering if anyone in here could help me, 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 want 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…:):)

    He has sent me pics of himself and his daughter he said his a widowed and his 40 years old..I’ve spoken to him a few times on the phone but never a long conversation only short…but his always sending me messages and emails…anyway I hope someone can really help me..thank you…

  233. I am pretty sure that I have caught on to someone who is nothing but a fake and a lie! But how do they get a military email address? Brown.mark@usarmy.mil and his other address ssgmacbrown@yahoo.com. This is absolutely disgusting. I am glad that I always remain open to the fact that everything could just be BS. Anyone else have contact with this one?

  234. I have been talking to a David Stearns who said he was a sergent in Afghanistan and was retiring Jan.7,2014. He said he would come and meet me if I would pay for a ticket home from Ghana. He said he was a widower with an adopted son, whom he left in Ghana with a trusted friend. He asked for money and I-5 Phones and I pads, Xbox 360. His Email is msg00steasrns@yahoo.com. His friend in Ghana is named Anthony Ansah, I have a Ph # for Anthony it is 011-233-247074588. He supposedly runs an orphanage in Ghana. Can you tell me who I was really talking to?

  235. Tengo desde principio de mes que me contacto Gral Rudock Brown, y me escribe por skipe o a mi correo sus correos son ruddockbrown@outlook.com y skipe ruddockbrown50, que esta en MALI, como general de división esta en una de las fotos que exhiben aqui…porlo que deduzco estoy en contacto con un estafador, comenta que quiere contacte a su hijo que vive en UK y que quiere que sea como su mamá, que porque al no estar el esta muy desorientado, comenta que no tiene familia que fallecieron ya hace años y también perdió a su mamá yo le dije que yo hablaría con el, me pide le ayude con el y que el recompensara mi ayuda a lo que le comente que no era necesario, ahora me esta pidiendo mi nombre completo y mi domicilio para enviarme un regalo de agradecimiento….jajajaj ilusa verdad? afortunadamente no he enviado nada, pero por lo pronto lo voy a bloquear mientras me comentan que sera bueno hacer. un cordial saludo.

  236. Hi all
    I have been talking to a Patrick Darryl and believe its a scam as we’ll. Any one heard of this persoon.

    Email I received I have pictures also

    I was born on the 15th of July, 1960 at baptist hospital of Miami. 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 16. 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….
    I will look forward to chat you and tell you more about my self because i am serious about you and want to know you better.

  237. wedding was Gen, David,M Rodrigues and Barr, Alexis Coffi. Miss Carman L Lapointe(UN) my friend did not go to the wedding dated the 5 July 2014 at the place called un buliding ghana as she live is Southamton. Pls can you help me is this other ghana scam? pls help me

  238. Looking for Max Alex James sent photos of himself saying he was a Sgt. in the Army max_james13@yahoo.com says he lives in LA but stationed in Afganistan for two more months

  239. Hello ladies, My name is Carmen. I was contacted by a Staff Sgt. Jason Hutchison. Stationed in Kabul Afganistan. He hit me up on Badoo. Be really careful with him very smooth talker!!! His story his is he lost all his family young, grand mom raised him. has a 9 year old son. and his wife has reacently passed. That’s one of them. I just want to know where do we send the pics we received?
    The other was on Facebook and he called himself: Peter Pace Lunseng.

  240. this guy in the photo http://asp.militarygear.com/2010/07/28/the-wall-of-shame/555faa71-9003-e525-37025352646a88c8/ claims to be Roy Burton of the US Military. I have been in contact with him for over 2 years. his email I have for him is royburton97@yahoo.com . I was online one day talking to a friend of his, and discovered that this Roy Burton’s really a Nigerian named Goodluck Stephen. If you know him please don’t send him money. He has hacked my computer several times now and stolen money transfers that i’ve sent to family and friends. Please don’t be taken by him.

  241. I posted about Clint Cindrich on here two days ago. Does it take a few days for the post to be approved?

  242. I have a new one for you. I’m a 43 year old business woman, so I’m feeling pretty foolish right now. But I got fooled! Luckily, I have a lot of friends in the military, so they helped me see the light and also pointed me to this website. I was also lucky enough to catch on after only two weeks, although I was falling for the person I thought he was. He hadn’t reached the point of asking for money, and I wouldn’t have sent him any, but I can see how it is easy to get sucked in! The guys running these scams are not amateurs. They know what a single woman wants to hear!

    The name he used is Clint Cindrich. He was in Ok Cupid, username Freedm123, and based out of Ft. McPherson in Atlanta, Ga. He stated he was deployed to Nigeria with 80 troops (that part is actually on the internet) in search of the missing school girls. His wife had cheated on him 5 years ago, and he had lost a child who died at three months. (Playing the sympathy card…which I fell for). He had never met his father who left his mother when she was pregnant. His mother lived in Texas. He had been in the military for 17 years, and had formerly played pro-soccer for New York Red Bulls (an actual team). He was originally from France but moved here at age 15, because it was his dream to live in America. He stated he was a Master Sgt and an E-6 (which I found out is NOT possible). He was coming home in two months. His camera was broken so he could not Skype. He send 8 pictures and they were GORGEOUS. I can send those to you if you want me to. I’m sad but at the same time, I’m angry. I guess this is normal?

  243. Hi is it true that if you are in Us army in a war zone, that the soldiers there can not have access to there money
    as it had few people approach
    me to send people for their children that is in Ghana on in Execution for their school trip.

  244. Hello,
    I really enjoy talking to u, it makes me feel so close to u…you sound so good cos you are a woman that says your mind..you caught my mind arrested and really enjoy talking to you ..here i will love to tell you more about me, I am very relationship oriented and I believe life is too short to waste. When I am in a relationship I am committed, honest, and loyal. I think that falling in love is always a good thing, even if it doesn’t work out. There is always something to learn from being with someone, and happy times and memories should be cherished. Friendship comes first for me. That is not to say I never get hurt because I do. I have been hurt so bad. My last relationship ended on a very sad note for me but I do not believe in regrets, cos I don’t want to ruin the past with the future. i believe future matters most. So i guess I have to forget about the past and face what is coming up in the future. I tell you this because I cannot predict the future. For some people a relationship has to be all or nothing. I don’t feel that way.
    I have been working for the safety of my country and serving with my entire life as US ARMY FORCE…I am an only child as well, …Am a staff sergeant for US Army….I work as Line Supervisor and trainer responsible for health and welfare of Armor crewmen and maintenance and upkeep of Battle Tanks and equipments, I have also held leadership positions as an operations crew, training, standardization, evaluations. I never in the past nor do I intend to intentionally hurt someone by cheating, mistreating, or abusing them for my questions to you. What are some of your goals, hopes and dreams? If there is something you want to say but you think you might be rambling or it is not important, it is ok, to me it is important. Well…It is not that I’m writing a novel here but I feel I really need to tell you more about myself. I am looking forward to getting to know you better.Tell me more about u .. I guess I will go for now hope to hear from you soon..

    JOHN

  245. After reading all these blogs, sadly I think I’m the most recent victim of these romantic military scams. I’m not completely sure yet but my gut is telling me so, maybe you can help to verify that for me here. I’ve been communicating with a man from POF since the end of May. He had the most attractive pix, the cutest face, a Doctor, PhD, 57 years old, I actually made the first move and I never imagined I’d get a response. I was so delighted when I did, his name is Michael James Scott, he gave me his cell from San Mateo, CA and we started texting a bit. His text messages were all stamped us.army.mil at the end, cell 650-397-2642, is this phone connected to the US Army in any way? We developed into the most romantic email exchange, from scottmichael926@yahoo.com, he sent several more pictures, he wrote quite well, and we were both falling here. I even got e-cards from mjscott@us.army.mil, is that a real army email address? Everything I send to that email gets immediately rejected. But everything about this seemed completely real and genuine. After asking him several times, he finally revealed he was at a military base in Afghanistan, a Doctor in the Army and he’s coming home in a few weeks for good, around mid-July, after serving our country for over 33 years. He seemed completely real in wanting to find true love in his new civilian life and was hoping he found that with me. There was no doubt in my mind about anything, until something of importance needed to be discussed and you all know where this is going from here. Before I reveal further details, I first need to know if there is anything real about Captain James Scott, my Army Doctor serving in Afghanistan that I truly was falling in love with.

  246. contacted by Capt. Rob. Jonathan through mature dating. We have been talking for 6 months. The photos I have I tracked down as being of Admiral Greenert. Have contacted CID they don’t seem bothered. He says he is in Afghanistan. I am being asked for money for something called a leave request. Has anyone any information. Many thanks. Dorothy. UK

  247. Hello, I had a two week conversation with someone who claimed to be ex USAF and now a hazardous materials expert who is living in Canada. I ended conversation 6 days ago and am educating myself about this. I found a couple of forums online and was able to file with the FBI and posted some information about my contact. I think this person’s profile was stolen from match.com and I think some of the communication I received was from this person who is being impersonated. I found two profiles on match, targeted for two different cities in Alberta. The romance scam forums say not to try to contact the victims who are being used because one, they can’t do anything about it and two it will just make things bad for them. I feel badly for myself for one, but I did not send any money and maybe my ego is a bit bruised but I learned a lot about scammers these last 6 days.

    But I feel badly for the individual whose identity was stolen. I think the profiles were set up about 3 weeks ago. I reported both of them to company and the profiles are closed, but it is the email address that is the issue.

    Any ideas how I could find this victim. I do think he was air force because of the haircuts in some of the pictures. Some of the conversation made sense, but the story I received appears to be twist on the standard military scam.

    thanks

  248. Can anyone tell me if they have been in contact with a MARCUS JORDAN — he has been communicating with my cousin and I know he is scamming her but she won’t believe it. She even said she had a friend check on MARCUS JORDAN and his commander’s name and they are real. Well, they could be real, but someone is using his photos to scam my cousin and probably other women. Please let me know — my cousin has already sent this person money and he keeps telling her he’ll be here soon and every week he never shows. She thinks that because he hasn’t asked her for any more money he’s not scamming her. I really want to catch this guy.

  249. Can you please check into a Cpt. David Jason Adams, I think I have been scammed…..and here I thought I was being cautious and smart.

  250. Hi, I’m just wondering if the pictures above are of REAL Army soldiers or are they pics of the actual Scammers themselves? I feel sorry for the guys that have their pics used because women tend to despise the man in the pic rather than the one behind it 🙁

  251. please I left a command with my real name on it, please remove my real name from it for he will track me down if he is a scammer for he has all info on my like my home adress

  252. a General Major James Albert is in Ghana battleling to get himself out of the country of Ghana for his army pay was paid to Ghana Zenneth bank. He got a lot of money out of me already for I was really blinded by his letters and phone calls. I have a few names and addresses where I had sent money to for he can not receive it himself for he is not a citizen. I received even a copy of the money paid in. I also have some where copy of his Army ID. He keep on asking money and I refuse to give any more. He is since 2013 February busy with me. He was in peacekeeping in Syria and with his way to me got stack in GHANA since October last year. I do not believe him any more but let him think I still love him, want him and wait dor him. Just to keep him in touch with me so I can get somebody on his back to catch him out. I have his email adress and also his phone contact number. He love to chat on whats-up. If he is innocent I would love to meet him, But is he is a scammer please catch him.

  253. Here is one more, I have a set of photo that can be up loaded here if I know how:
    Collins John, 43, Marine, Staff Sargent
    collinsjohn1970@yahoo.com

    I met “Collins John” from Waplog site, who said he stationed in Nigeria, serving in Marine. He wanted a serious relationship that would lead to marriage.
    After a couple weeks chatting online, he claimed that he ran out of internet subscription and money, needed $150 to restore it. After I refused, he told me that if he requests a leave before the term, he will have to pay for the flight. At the same time, I was hearing the same story from a different “soldier” from Army stationed also in Nigeria. That’s how I caught on that I was being scammed. Hope these help to stop them to move on to the next victim.

  254. Has anyone been contacted by someone using the name Henry Massingale in Kabul, Afghanistan? Says he has a daughter named Morgan, who lost his wife 5 years ago? He friended me on facebook. Told me he loved me after 3 days and wanted me to be his woman. I asked for a mailing address and he couldn’t provide me with one. He said he asked his commander for leave and was told that I would be charged little but would be refunded back to me. I asked him why I would be charged and he said because I requested leave. I asked for his troop # and commander’s name and he responded with “What’s your business with that?” When I asked him why he didn’t show up on the active military list he unfriended me on facebook.

  255. Does anyone know about a Fred A Robles? Says he is in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1st Calvary division…will be returning home in about 2 months…When I contacted Ist Calvary in Fort Hood, they wouldn’t give me any info. Says he is from Texas….Thank You!!

  256. This one started on the 4th by a Sgt BARRONS PEDERSEN–sound familiar to any one??. Here’s a line that was suspicious: “i have a lovely kids called Linda. hes…”

    below is the original email I received

    “Hello …
    > How are you doing?Im good and how is your
    > family and work
    > going?hope all is well with
    > you over there.. I was surprised to get
    > your messages. That is so awesome.Guess
    > why,because I never thought
    > any lady would
    > be interested in a man who is just trying to find love
    > Online dating..well am new to all these online
    > stuff i hope its work
    > out..I’m Sgt
    > barrons pedersen and i will be 42 next
    > birthday,single,widow,And i have a lovely kids
    > called linda hes
    > my everything,I was born in
    > houston,,,Texas and spend all my life in
    > houston,,,Texas.i have a University Degree
    > in Nuclear Effects
    > Engineering from
    > university of TX in
    > Austin and Graduate of the Army
    > War College
    > located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.i lost my wife long ago
    > thru auto crash that’s terrible for me but
    > i now get my life back on
    > track and ready
    > for serious relationship again…have been in the
    > united state army for 15 years now and am in
    > Afghanistan right now but
    > will be coming
    > back home soon.I totally believed we could be a good
    > fit if it up to God almighty and our hearts
    > too.I can’t wait to hear
    > from u soon and
    > hope to get to know more about u too.well I pray u
    > like what u see and let God do the rest.T ell
    > me more about
    > yourself…if you have some
    > picture to send it to me.
    >
    > Sgt barrons pedersen”

    HERE’S ANOTHER EMAIL SENT TO ME. notice how the word “his” is used & going to the beach in the winter??? come on now:

    Hello ..
    Thanks for the lovely Answer..all i need is a woman who is willing
    to merge his soul with mine to result in what is called fate then
    later merge his heart with mine and that will be marriage.i told my
    mom little about you and she really want to get to meet you and also
    chat with you and i hope the distance between us is not a problem with
    you for now as i will be coming back soon ..I adore you and I am
    opening my heart to you.Just need you to be easy with it.I feel so
    safe and secure in you.Can you be the woman of your word in your
    written,I hope you can.Since the question is reciprocal,my answers
    are below here:
    What do I do for a living? Am in the military contently in Afghanistan
    Have I ever been married? yes but i lost my wife long ago.
    Do I have any children? Yes one ,
    What do I seek in a relationship? I seek to have a long term
    relationship with someone I love and we can grow old
    together,honesty,understanding,sincerity,love and sharing,sharing the
    good times and bad times together with no fear of what the world might
    put upon us. I guess would come the balance that is missing in my
    life, someone who can trust me and I can trust with feelings,
    innermost secrets and desires in life.
    What qualities do I seek in a Woman? Honesty,
    faithfulness,caring, the ability to love me for who I am,not who you
    want me to be
    Am I ready to start a serious relationship?Yes I’m ready now…
    What do I do for fun? I like to do a wide variety of things
    for fun. I like to bowl, shoot pool, play golf,( none of which I’m
    very good at, but I really enjoy them), I also like to get away,
    maybe a weekend trip to the beach in the winter, or go to the
    mountains, just relax and enjoy.
    What religion do I practice? Im a christens…I do believe in God alot..

    I answer them all in fullness, and as honestly and truthfully as
    possible. I hope my answers to your questions are what you are
    looking for in a man. And I can’t wait to hear back from you soon
    MUCH LOVE AND LOVE ALWAYS

    Sgt barrons pedersen

  257. Since April, I have been chatting with a man who says he is Sgt. Thomas John Patrick of the US Army, stationed in Damascus, Syria. He says he is from Fargo, ND, widowed (wife died delivering 2nd child who died also), and has a son named Chris. He says he loves me and wants me to be his wife and that he is getting out in July, 2014, and will come to me. If you know anything about this man, please contact me here. Thanks!

  258. I’ve been chatting with a man who claim he’s an US army who is deployed to Nigeria right now. He claim that he would like to visit me but in order to do so i need to lend him $200 to pay for the form that he needs to fill to request a leave to come and visit me. He claim he can’t seem to use he’s account over there, when i ask him why can’t he pay for it. I just have a gut feeling about this, that something is not right. He friend request me on facebook He’s name is Micheal Palmer who claim to be an US- Army from cortland N.y. Who live in California he has two profile one with him in a grey shirt with red shorts holding a fish and the other he claims to make specially for me as a security purpose and he has on a red shirt with beige shorts standing next to his grey truck.. Please help me found out if his legit or not so i know to block him. Please anyone who knows him send me a message or something.

  259. If it’s sounds too good to be true, than most of them are sammers.. I found a couple of them, Ray Coleman/ David Coleman/ Josh Clarkson and many more.. It’s just so sad that they use American Soldiers.. But always google and you can find out a lot. Women, be careful!!

  260. Email is Jasonhuchison@yahoo.com
    Another Nigerian hard at work!

    How are you doing out there and hope you have a good moment with you there. Well honey I am here to tell you somethings about me. I am Jason Hutchison as you know and that i have a kid and my wife has passed on. I work for the USA Army as a Staff Sergeant in 3rd Infantry Division. I was deployed to Iraq to support Operation Enduring Freedom from August 2005 to March 2007 and came back home. I got redeployed to Iraq in September 2009 and later to Afghanistan till now and I have been here serving my nation to give glory to the name of USA. I graduated from Infantry Basic Training and Airborne School,I also graduated from the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) and the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course. I received my Special Forces Tab and was promoted to Sergeant after graduating from the Special Operations French Language Training Course. I Was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).

    I lost my Mom when i was very young and my Dad too so i have been surviving on my own and living alone for so long. I am the first child of the family then i had an adopted sister who stay at home cos she is facing some health challenges. She has passed on too.

    I lived most my life with my grand mom. She took care of me and my sister when we lost our mom and she has been there for me all the while. My Dad ran away and marry another woman whole stole all his money and he had to kill himself not long. We love him but he never loved us the way we do love him.

    I like to play basketball with my friends and also like to swim in the pool with my woman and go to the beach with her above all i love camping. I like to support the interest of my woman when she tells me what she like and want. I am very romantic and love sex. I must tell you that you will shout on your voice when i get hold of you in bed baby. I love to go out for shopping with the woman i love and make her feel great. I don’t like to see my woman get hurt or crying cos it will make me feel bad and condemn myself to have let my woman get hurt. I like driving. I like giving out to people.

    Well i want the kind of a woman that is very kind and understanding cos i don’t like argument with my woman.

    I think i have told you some things about me now

  261. check this email please
    lt.dashann@yahoo.com
    think its a scam but really hard to tell hes not asked for anything and any questions ive asked hes been able to answer he even gave me his ssn

  262. Listen people, if somebody emails you and says they have $5000 to send you but they need $500 to send it, tell them, “Ok, keep the $500 and send me the $4,500” That will stop them from ever emailing you again.

  263. a female relative is currently being scammed by a person claiming to be an American Serviceman, serving in Afghanastan and she refuses to accept that he is a scam artist.
    Is there anybody with information about this scammer who has already scammed nearly $6000 AUD from her.

    He is using the name “Ryan” in correspondence and has already, as I say taken her for a lot of money and I believe that she is still paying.
    As in many of the scams this guy claims to have 2 small daughters, one 6 and one 3 years old who are staying in Canada because their mother was recently killed (don’t know how)

    He had a Facebook site that he created when he started corresponding with her but she is not one of the 4 “friends” that were listed on the site.
    The Facebook site is under the name of Cunningham Smith Striker but it was taken down when I accessed it and posted a warning from the American Military scam site.

    His story is that he is 47 years old, Intends coming to Australia to marry her as soon as he can but he is having a bit of trouble doing so at the moment because, he claims that he was ordered to go out and murder men, women and children and he could not do what he was ordered to do so he has deserted and gone to a neighbouring area where he managed to get malaria and is now very ill.

    He is supposedly in the care of a “pastor” in the local christian church where he is hiding out.
    (I checked and the last christian church was reportedly destroyed and burnt in 2010)

    He has now been admitted to hospital where the good “pastor” is looking after him but as there is no food or medication provided where he is, he requested the initial payment of nearly $6000 AUD which could not be sent straight to him but had to be forwarded to the pastor, who keeps 40% of the money received for collecting the money and looking after the sick man.

    He claims that he cannot access his bank accounts because if he did the American Military would be able to locate him and he would be shot for desertion. (that US Military must be tough).

    My relative is probably not the brightest penny in the purse, but she professes to be a Christian and no Christian would let a man suffer and die from hunger and disease, especially when he has proposed and is coming to marry her soon.

    She recently was admitted to hospital for an operation and he had promised to come and hold her hand while she was in the hospital but a couple of days before she went into the hospital was when he was suddenly struck down with his illness and so couldn’t make it.

    This relative is on a disability pension and postponed all bill payments end even borrowed money to send to the poor sick man.

    Does anybody have any experience with this person because this is going to end in literal disaster if she does not realise that she is being ripped off big time.

  264. It is so depressing.I was found on Facebook by a guy called Steve Wilson.
    I figgered out that he has 3 E- mails adreeses Steve_w45@yayoo.com / steve wilsons554@gmail.com and steve wilson 353@yahoo,com/

    I never got so nice letters in my live. He never asked for money. Then I found his pictures at google. As Harry Morris/ Harry Ford ducan/ Capt. Mark watson / Tom Ford/ Safan Morris cole. On his T-shirt was the name Wilson. So what shall I think. about it.
    I wanna share some letters with you.

    Ok take good care of your health. I need you healthy both now and when
    we meet. Honey,I think of things I wish to do for you and with you
    honey.I am growing crazy honey. Sitting in front of this computer
    writing to you and have the unusual feelings as if you ‘re here with
    me to enjoy the gifts of life with me…God help us.I think to be your
    best friend.Get caught with you in the rain.Dance with you in the
    rain.Watch the sunset together.Spend all day with you doing
    nothing.Be more proud of you than I already be at this very moment.Go
    to worship with you.Have a disagreement (will only make us
    stronger).Watch a bad movie together.Spend the rest of my life with
    you.Have our picture taken together.Eat together.Make love to you
    passionately. Satisfy you in bed and you satisfy me. Go to a museum
    together. Go to zoo together. Go to beach together walking toe to toe.
    Go to field together and watch sports. Go to Hawaii and see beautiful
    areas. Go to any part of the world with you.Talk to each other using
    only body language.Accept you totally and completely.Carve our names
    into a tree/table(Wow!).Spend all night thinking of 100 sweet things
    to do for you.Hold you and gaze into your eyes and realize how much I
    love you.Gently run my hand across your chaste and look into your
    eyes telling you how much I love you.Blindfold you and take you
    somewhere romantic.Spend my life making you and our family happy.Feel
    your heartbeat.ALWAYS being honest with each other.Go hiking/camping
    together.Laugh at someone together.Share a plate of spaghetti.Go on a
    fun family vacation with you.Go on a road trip across America.Envelop
    you in my soul and wrap you with my wing.Cook your favorite
    meal/meals.Know you better than you know yourself.Plant a tree in our
    yard together.Look over you during an office/military/family,party
    meeting. Have you understood without you bothering saying a word. Have
    you know that I love you completely. Be able to say “I love you” in
    89 different ways – in 89 different countries and in 89 body
    languages ha!.Hold you when you’re at your saddest and comfort you
    when you need it the most.Wipe away the days’ stresses and issues,
    with just a hug and a kiss. Marry you.Grow old with you…I love you
    darling…Kisses.

    You ‘re my one and only.

    This was the first letter I got from him. You would never know, that there is somthing wrong.

    Hi Jeanine!…I wish to let you know more of myself…I’m from Fort
    Bragg North Carolina,39 years old,with the Special Forces Operational
    Detachment-Alpha team assigned to Company B, 82nd Airborne
    Division.I’m deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a
    member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task
    Force–Afghanistan.My team is trained for dictating bombs and
    explosives and would apply caution and diffuse them reading time.

    I don’t smoke,i drink little not much,my hair color is black and my
    eyes are brown and am 6’1″…I’m a fun to be guy,i like making my
    woman happy and proud,I love families too,I’m honest, faithful,
    loving, emotional, romantic, passionate, hardworking caring and God
    fearing… I enjoy exercising daily which either involves weight
    training or aerobics. I think it is important to exercise and eating
    very healthy meals. I love to go out for boxing, to nice romantic
    dinners and shopping at large malls. I enjoy romantic music and slow
    dancing as well. I prefer romantic, attractive, affectionate woman. I
    believe that romance is a very important part of the relationship. I
    enjoy woman who are confident with themselves and are not afraid to
    express themselves in a diplomatic way. I think it is very important
    that two people want the same thing in a relationship. I believe that
    this should be discussed and communicated clearly when two people
    first meet.

    I do not believe in wasting my time or the other persons time because
    life is too short. I believe each person should be allowed to be who
    they are and to be free to give their best for each others mutual
    benefit. I do not like controlling women who do not communicate well
    and have agendas or excessive previous baggage. I like woman who I can
    have a good conversation with and we can communicate in a mutually
    beneficial way…I like woman who are interested in exercise and
    physical fitness. I like women who read to improve themselves and find
    value in self help books. I also like women who are either spiritual
    but not necessary religious. I also enjoy attending a good church that
    leaves you feeling better about yourself when you leave.

    I like healthy foods such as a good seafood salad I love the color
    brown. I like to snuggle when it rains or read a good book,reading any
    of the self-help books, listening to romantic music or 60’s music and
    exercising, I also enjoy,boxing,Football,Golf,Running,Swimming,
    Volleyball.

    I was brought up motherless by catholic Priest,Father Edward.I never
    felt mother’s affection…Am a Christian / Catholic. I like singing
    and I play several instruments,I play guitar, French horn, trumpet,
    oboe, and a little piano would love to learn.I love kids & I treat all
    kids as if they are my own… I favor none but give my love & support
    to them & try to be the godly man I am supposed to be. Since I’m a
    little boy,As far back as I can remember I’ve always cared for people
    & had a big heart. I cared for people even after they hurt me.I love
    being in the great outdoors seeing the natural beauty God has given to
    us that others take advantage of.. I love snuggling with the ones I
    love while watching a movie. I enjoy meeting others & making a
    difference in the lives of those around me. I recently found out that
    some special people in my life really look up to me & the feeling of
    that is AMAZING!

    I have a few favorite movies. My all time favorite is “City of Angels”
    it’s a movie where a man sacrificed his life as an angel to experience
    what it was like to love the woman he was drawn to. I also love
    Notebook, Sweet November, Sleepless in Seattle, Grease, Never been
    kissed, anything with Reese Witherspoon. I like romantic comedies,
    action movies, Romantic, & ones based on a true story like Titanic, &
    Pearl Harbor. There are really so many that I like, I can’t really
    name them.Sleepless in Seattle What is the most romantic/ memorable
    scene in that movie? When they finally met! My favorite book is the
    Bible!!! It’s got the greatest stories ever told as well as words from
    our heavenly father.

    I’m a helpless romantic… I love being with my woman & doing little
    things for her to put a smile on her face. I enjoy surprising her &
    doing my part in making her dreams come true.What makes me smile is
    seeing those I love smiling & knowing I put that smile on their faces.
    [:-)]

    I do have a tendency to cry easily, but not always are my tears sad
    ones… I cry also when I’m happy & surprised. I don’t like to cry in
    front of others so am embarrassed when I do.I love music… the songs
    I listen to will usually tell you what kind of mood I’m in or tell you
    what’s in my heart when words can’t begin to describe who I am. When
    I’m happy, you’ll usually find me singing (assuming I know the song).
    I think music is a gift many people take for granted. They’ll listen
    just to hear the beat yet won’t stop to feel the power of it’s words.
    Music can be soothing to the soul & can calm the restless spirit.

    My favorite Rose is a Purple rose… they are not as common as the
    other types. My favorite flowers are Stargazer lilies & lilac bushes.
    I don’t like cheaters, liars, thieves, or shallow people. Other than
    that, I’m a person that likes pretty much everything… I’m VERY easy
    going.I’m a person who would rather express my feelings as I know it’s
    not good to keep them locked up. It’s important to express to others
    that you care for them & are there to support & encourage. I LOVE
    sharing sweet moments with the woman I love… it makes my heart happy
    and life endless!

    All I need is someone I can confide in because I feel never been loved
    or helped by anyone except only God and the God-sent old priest.
    Through out my life has been in military work introduced to me by
    Father Eddie. Presently I’m on duty in Afghanistan after moving from
    Iraq and I hope to be signaled to decamp from here by next two months
    to experience life as a civilian…Now I’m looking for some one to
    confide in, because after here I’m going to face the reality of this
    life.

    Sweetie, you don’t need to get worried about me contacting you. Just
    believe in God and Have trust in Him.I have been an orphan and all
    efforts to locate my relatives through Father Patrick Eddie proved
    abortive.I feel I was adopted by father.He blessed me and introduced
    me into the military and that was how i became a military man till
    date. My dear I would love to know more about you pls.I am sorry if I
    have taken your time by my litany of words.This is just my heart beats
    and I will be more comfortable to pass them to you.Hope to read from
    you soon.

    God Bless You and always have trust in God.
    Gentle Kisses & Hugs!
    Steve.

  265. He says he’s a captain and then he says he a master sergeant in the Army and that he’s in special operations and prior was a naval commander. He cannot answer basic questions like what is a furlough. He had a good believable story, beware I don’t even think he exists. He’s a scammer. He called me says he’s from illinois but sounds african. He has several land line phone numbers (843) 410-6519, (843) 603-1701. He uses mostly yahoo messenger. He pulled down his profile on okcupid while we were still chatting. Even after I told him I knew this was a scam he contacted me to let me know that I was crazy and he was the real deal. NOT!

  266. Has anyone been in contact with SSGT Nelson Moe Bowenn .
    We have been talking for a few months now. He was coming to see me from Afghanistan to New Jersey.
    He had some difficulties coming into the country. I want to know if he is real or a scam. I hope I haven’t
    been fooled. I have fallen for him 🙁 Please any responses would be really appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Lisa

  267. Fisher Smith ring any bells. Fisherayoola@yahoo.com He is a scam from Blendr & Hot or Not. Anyone hear of this one… He is good, but not good enough. A real charmer. I think he knew I was on his trail…then disappeared…..LOL I did have the last laugh literally. Watch out for this one.

  268. Been contacted by 2 of them one goes by John Costigan and the other is Wilson handson. I am a former military wife and a red flag went off immediately for me. I fed them a bunch of bs. One even asked me how many hours I worked and times that I worked. Whandson@yahoo.com is the ones email he gave me. the other has since deleted me. I hope this helps.

  269. Does anybody know about a John Rotar or heard of him before.
    Thanks

  270. Most recent I have encountered was on a social networking site called mocospace. The profile name being used was: rubbiowill1234 . Once again, the common thread was Afghanistan, stilted english, poor sentence structure, unusual “politeness” and failure on his part to exercise due diligence and do some research as to not trip himself up. Unfortunately for this moron, I’m former military and ocd, I mean, attention-to-detail oriented 🙂 He said he was in the army and stationed at a “base” in San Diego – uhhhhh, that’s a port town with no army “post”. I asked him a couple of questions using military lingo and he conveniently disappeared 🙂 I sent the two photos to CJ Grisham. The profile is still on mocospace if anyone wants to see that mess. Peace be with you all.

  271. Hi all,
    Just to let you know that I have been contacted on Facebook by a male claiming to be in the us army he was claiming to be a solider called Kelly Williams. I fortunately caught him out with some of the fake details needless to say I had the the last words and he wasn’t happy when he was found out, I let rip about how heartless and having no respect for service personnel fighting over seas etc.
    I hope this name helps some other person they maybe trying to scam! It is absolutely disgusting. Take care.

    • can you tell me about him please and a pic if you have one.

  272. now that you have had chance to read above……have to comment on how poetic morgan is…..lol
    ,,,,a smile of love….a a smile of deceit…..blah blah balh……gag wretch

    if I figure out how to post his pics will share
    He was on cupid.com as Morgan from cary IL
    his yahoo account is or was jamesmorgan370@yahoo.com……lets all flood him with email to be that woman he soooooo needs

  273. I THINK ALL THESE SITUATIONS NEED TO BE BROGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF SOMEONE THAT PROTECT THE US CITIZENS ETC
    Does this story sound familiar……Mr haggard started ….dear sweet morgan just change some of the facts….and remember plagerism is a compliment!….lol

    My name is Morgan Bill James.I am born on the 27th May,1964 at Baptist Hospital of Miami. I started A & A Children start 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 at the age of 25. .. 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 an E-8 First Staff Sergeant (1SG) and now working with the UN. I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Commander. I am the leader of my squad. I am a non commission officer and I work in the junior management of the military…As you already know, I am currently stationed in Afghanistan , I have to let you know that I am on my second mission to Afghanistan. My first mission to Afghanistan was in 2004. My mission ended in 2008. Went 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 was in love with her with all my heart but she let me down. I was with her for 14 years. : I am now looking for the one whisk to my heart,a woman who will love me for me and not for what i have..i am looking for true love to spend the rest of my life with. : Hope things will change from one stage to another.I like you and you are very beautiful as well.I will be home in 3months time .I lost my family during the world trade center tourist attack,i hate to talk about this cause it makes me sad every time i think about it.Am actually relocating because it hurts whenever i come home,it reminds me of my past.. 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. What is the dawn without the dew? the tear is rendered by the smile precious above the ‘smile itself……… I loved my ex wife.The one I always thought or think by sharing all point of view with.while thinking of her and thought she is the brighter side of my life. I did all I cou@ld in support to her needs and given a helping hand for her to grub a job, and support the family as well. In times like holiday and spending time with each other. spending much time with her as much as I could..but all the same its over now, all though am hurtled,i have gotten over it now and moving on in life with determination to hit my goals. This is what happened to me about 6years ago and i have been single since that time but later realize life is too short to live alone and also believe that everyone has a soul mate. I really like you and you sound very honest and sincere to me and i want to keep communicating with you to see what God has for both of us. Here are some recent pictures of me and hope you like them.

    • Hi Kat
      I think I have been talking to someone using the same story I have pictures as we’ll and further details a

  274. I am talking with a solider named Sgt. Martion Dillion Sharp in Aft. Trying to see if he is real or if he is scam. How do I find out. He don’t ask for money, just talks, and calls from time to time. Can anyone help me.

    • Have you not noticed these Africans never use a name other Westerners would? This is another one of them. Scammers wait until getting money is likely to succeed. Of course he is a scammer, if he was in Afghanistan he would not even have time to phone home let alone spend time chasing a female stranger. Sorry it is 110% scam. Walk away and forget the ideas.

  275. Hi all! I have found my “next husband” too 😀 😀 His name is Desmond Sirian, he was in Kabul too, but now (yesterday) he had to go to Nigeria. He has the e-mail: desmondsirian6262@yahoo.com.
    I’m so sorry, because the guy on the pic looks really so sexy 😀 😀
    And i’m very angry, because i’m sure that the real Siriani is a good soldier…
    My Desmond is 44 years old, devorced, has two kids. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is very romantic 😀 😀 Now he will send me his personal belongings, because he didn’t want to leave it in Kabul. His friend Ingel George sent me an e-mail, and told me, he registered Desmond’s box in the UK. I was looking for this 2, and as i see, i will receive an e-amil from the delivery company, that Geroge payd 500 USD for the box, but the price is 1520 USD, so i have to pay 1020 USD if i want to receive Desmond’s box… well.. i think, i won’t pay 😀 😀
    But i will report Desmond to the Facebook and the CID too 🙂 Surprise!! 😀

  276. TO GORDON

    I am Brazilian and I was a victim of a Nigerian scammer. It took me to realize but I manage to get rid before was too late. Well, I know that maybe this is not right but I really would like to find the real McCabe… Gordon, could you help me, please? I don’t know if his real fist name is Dylan but the last name is certanly McCabe and he is in the U.S. Army for sure… please? I have pictures if you need it.
    Thank you!

    B.

    • I found another scammer using the pictures of soldier McCabe called Gary McCabe Eden. I feel sorry for this soldier was being used for these scams. They do not deserve to have their photos used for this purpose. And I really like to know about the true Mccabe! Well, this is the fake profile on Facebook:
      https://www.facebook.com/gary.mccabeeden
      and I imagine that must have other profiles on others social networks. I hope I can be helping with something. Stay alert girls!

      • Hello Branca –

        There are hundreds of men in the U.S. Army with the last name “McCabe.” Not knowing the real soldier’s first name makes it nearly impossible to track him down. I have access to their contact information but not their pictures. One would have to send an e-mail (with photo attached) to each “McCabe” in the Army and ask, “Is it you in the attached picture?” I certainly don’t have time for that.

        The other issue is that no good can come of you contacting the real soldier. He is almost surely married. Most American soldiers are. How do you think his wife would react to a strange woman contacting her husband to say that she has feelings for him? Since these romance scams began, that exact scenario has occurred many times. Victims of these scams often believe they are in love with the soldier in the pictures. In reality, it’s the words of the scammer that they have fallen for. Even if your reason for contacting him is to warn him of the scam’s existence, you say in your post that you “really want to know the true McCabe.” You should think about how that could affect his life – especially if he’s married. It’s best to move on – forget about McCabe – and be glad the scammer didn’t take all of your money.

        Best wishes,

        Gordon

  277. US Army named Captain Jack W. Michael of 3rd infantry division deployed in Negeria.he told me that both of his parents died when at ages of 19 years old.i just want to know him.please send your reply to my email add.thank you

    • Hello Concepcion –

      There are no U.S. Army bases in Nigeria. There are a few American soldiers in Nigeria, but I can gaurantee you haven’t been speaking to any of them. The Third Infantry Division is not and has NEVER deployed to Nigeria. You can find that information in a simple Google search. The few soldiers stationed in Nigeria are far too busy to by looking for love on the internet. They’re helping to locate the kidnapped girls.

      What you will find in Nigeria is thousands of SCAMMERS. Nigeria and Ghana are home to most of the world’s internet scammers. If anyone you meet on the internet tells you he has a connection to Ghana or Nigeria, you should assume he is a SCAMMER. Good luck!

      – Gordon

      • hello, as I said my name is Silvia,..now I have been texting a man who claims to be a US soldier from the USA.. now he tells me he just got stationed in Nigeria, several weeks ago..he goes by Sgt. Thomas Wolf..now I have been texting him back and forth for about 2/3 months now?? I would like to know if he is scamming me!!..See he doesn’t ask for money..or anything we text quit a bit…but he tell me he loves me..wants to come as meet me when he gets back..told me he was suppose to have retired in May of this yr. 2014…but got deployed to Nigeria!! now he has Not e-mailed since his been there ..says he only has a cell..so this is where he texts me!! Please I would really like to know if he is a scam artist..and what he gets out of doing this?I admit I have been getting close to this man! but if he is a scam-er.I want to know!!!!! ASAP!! Oh!! yes, I forgot to mention..he tells me his mom lives there in Nigeria..or somewhere in Africa!!! and has one daughter and one son!!!!

  278. I was a victim of a Military Scam that uses the name of Dylan Mccabe… I don’t know if his real name is Dylan but he called McCabe for sure and he is a captain because he sent me photos to prove it. I did not see his picture here so i decided to report. The email he uses is dylanmccabe07@hotmail.com
    I hope I helped in some way.

    http://i.imgur.com/iBGT6L3.jpg

  279. i think my mom is being scammed,,,, saying his son is sick and need money his grandmother has him and she need money for bills and food he ask my mom for $400 thankfully i saw it and talk to her about it,,, she has not sent him any thing,, but he keeps asking, and gave her the email address that where i found this page,,, this guy name is Kolb Watson so he says could you plz help me before it goes too far,,,

  280. I just ran into a gentleman from a date site.. frankcornett.. He is another scammer…!! First thing was immediately wanted to move to yahoo… 2nd thing he stated he was a Sgt with the US Army, funny when he had a cover with Captains bars.. Wow… and 3rd, his typing was off as his speech and the choice of words that were used were weird. I also asked for him to send an email from his military email, so that i could reply to confirm he was in deed military.. ” For security purposes” he could not send.. I’m a fraud investigator, he ran into the wrong gal! I can send pictures if you would like to add them here..

  281. so he can get leave, because he is supposidly overseas

  282. I was contacted by a man named Travis Rich Bell who claimed to be in the Army overseas and he wants to meet me but needs a letter from a doctor. and the doctor needs $1,000.00 to write a report

  283. Nick James (prob not his real name) tried to scam me! His yahoo messenger ID is nick.james29@yahoo.com. Email address is frennynick@gmail.com. He sent pictures to me. There was a picture of an Army Senior Master Sergeant that had the name “James” on his uniform. He said he is a widower of 9 years with a 15 year old son going to school in England. He said he lives in GA. When I asked specific questions abt his city and such…he wouldn’t answer, then said his internet was “cutting out”… Then when I told him I knew what he was doing…he never responded back. I got text messages from this number 305-330-2305. He said he had no cell phone (in Afghanistan). I said I would be interested in talking to him on th