Hundreds, or perhaps thousands of scammers take advantage of military attraction to separate unsuspecting targets from their money.
Here’s how they work: Con artists working out of Internet cafÃ©s often in Africa troll through dating sites, Facebook and other websites, striking up acquaintances with lonely people, usually women.
When they aren't, you have agreed to personally make them good.Then they ask the targets for money to pay for “leave requests,” “communication fees,” “transportation costs” or some other financial need. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning internet users worldwide, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to internet scams or impersonation fraud – especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts. 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.Thousands of targets actually send money sometimes a lot of money. The problem has gotten so bad that last year the Army Criminal Investigation Command sent out a press release to warn the public, which is reprinted below. According to Army CID Special Agents, CID continues to receive hundreds of reports from people worldwide, of various scams involving persons pretending to be U. Soldiers serving in Afghanistan or somewhere else in the world. “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 Matthew Ivanjack, who has fielded hundreds of calls and emails from victims.This is a section that can answer those questions and direct you to other areas on our site that will have more details on how to understand aftermath of a romance scammer.Scammers change names, identities, the photos they steal and use more often than most of us change our underwear.