When I look back at how silly and stupid I was back then , I call myself a damn fool.Here I was meeting this man whom I had barely seen on camera because there was no Skype , Tango’s or Oovoo’s back then.Military members get paid and have access to the majority of what they need even in combat zones. If the fake soldier says he needs you to sign papers for him to come on leave and send a fee that is an automatic red flag.
It was one of those typical relationships I knew I shouldn’t have began in the first place solely because of the distance, but when we continued talking after he went back to his duty station it just grew into something. Sheryldine recently wrote: He was on leave to come over to Australia to organise our wedding. When I received an email from a doctor needing information on my husband and his fellow soldier that was also coming to my country to marry a friend of mine. But since the car accident we have little information. Instead they are being scammed by someone like the mother daughter pair recently arrested in Denver. Claims to be a Navy SEAL, an Army Ranger or Delta Force. Although some deployments can last as long as 15 months, no one deploys for two or three years. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation. If they claim to be deployed and offer an address that is not an APO or FPO, they are not in the military. If your online love asks you to send a money to a third party address, don’t do it. You might wish that you had an instant bond and he might tell you that you are made for each other, but real love doesn’t happen like that. IFCC’s mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet.Even if they say they are not in a combat zone but stationed overseas, they will never need you to sign off for them to go on leave. If this so called soldier says he needs money to get out of being AWOL ( A term used in the United States Military to describe a soldier or other military member who has left his or her post without permission (usually in disagreement with a particular order”via Urban Dictionary”.) he is lying. Scammers like to use pictures of fallen soldiers so use the tool that the Catfish cast uses to search images with just one click. You can also use some of the websites and Facebook pages that try to expose fake soldiers such as Stolen Valor and their official website Guardians of Valor . No money you pay will get him out of this punishable act. Ask scammers what they do in the military and their MOS which is a number followed by a letter.