You can read the rest of the article about this latest scam victim here.UPDATE: This post has been gathering quite a lot of very useful comments from women who have either been victims of similar fraud or have been contacted by scammers.It’s essential reading if you suspect the person you have been talking to online may be a scammer.All opinions expressed below represent only the people who posted them.However, they don’t talk about it and they certainly don’t tell you they are on a “top secret mission”. He says he is not allowed to talk about what he does, however, he has cleared it with his CO that he can tell you enough to make you believe he is who he says. If he truly is not allowed to share any details about his job, his CO doesn’t even allow him to talk about it with family, much less someone he met on the internet.Also, any special operations soldier worth his beret will not reveal his location to someone he doesn’t know (or even someone he does! Sometimes with this tactic, they will ask you to email/send mail to the CO to ask for permission. I know some very unlucky people but this is just over the top.If you don’t want to read the rest of this article, there is one surefire way to know if your soldier is fake: If a soldier you’re “dating” online asks you for money for ANY reason, it’s a scam. What he really means is she’s going to be his next victim. He is in a special operations unit and therefore cannot share any information with you.
The scammer pretended to be an American soldier serving in Afghanistan.This is a very common scam nowadays and so it’s worth keeping your wits about you.It always pains me to see women (and men) fall for these scams. Strange military photos-- Obvious photoshops, name-tapes not matching, blurry/indistinguishable photos from far away, stock military photos, photos of CAC cards, questionable/inconsistent/high ranks (Generals don't typically troll FB looking for lady friends) 2. Many of us have had our pictures stolen and used for these scams-- DO NOT believe someone just because they have military photos. Juicy details about their roles in the military/mission/AO Just because they have someone's military photos DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE US MILITARY. Nine times out of ten, they “met” their soldier on a social networking site, such as Facebook, or an online dating site.