Armed forces dating scams

Often times the company exists, but has no idea or is not a part of the scam.• Be aware of common spelling, grammatical or language errors in the emails.They profess unending love as their motivator and, unfortunately, many women have fallen for it.The BIG red flag here is that the guy is asking for money. If you come across anyone on a dating site who is asking you for money, regardless of the reason; block them immediately from further contact and then report them to the internet dating service.

Virtually every aspect of cybercrime has been made into a service or plug-and-play product.

The victims are most often unsuspecting women, 30 to 55 years old, who think they are romantically involved on the Internet with an American Soldier, when in fact they are being cyber-robbed by perpetrators thousands of miles away. The perpetrators will often take the true rank and name of a U. Soldier who is honorably serving his country somewhere in the world, marry that up with some photographs of a Soldier off the Internet, and then build a false identity to begin prowling the Internet for victims.

"We cannot stress enough that people need to stop sending money to persons they meet on the Internet and claim to be in the U. military," said Chris Grey, Army CID's spokesman. "We have even seen instances where the Soldier was killed in action and the crooks have used that hero's identity to perpetrate their twisted scam," said CID Special Agent Russel Graves, who has been fielding the hundreds of calls and emails from victims for months.

The latest trend involves trolling internet dating sites and convincing women that they are honorable Soldiers who have fallen in love and would do anything to communicate with the object of their affection.

But, because they are deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, they need you to sign up for an expensive telecommunications service like “Military TELEX” in order to make that happen.

Many of these cases have a distinct pattern to them, explained Grey. This is the same thing, except over the Internet." said Grey. has established numerous task force organizations to deal with this and other growing issues; however, the personnel committing these scams are often using untraceable email addresses on "Gmail, Yahoo!

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