Dating a combat veteran
pictures most frequently used by African scammers in military scams ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana. Army “captain” through an online dating site, be warned: That officer may be no gentleman. Typically a swindle starts with a scam artist stealing a service member’s name and photos from various sites online, and it advances to requesting money from the fake love interest for some phony, dire need. Grey has made it a personal crusade to warn the public about the online scams that are using men in uniform as bait to reel in women who hand over cash in the name of love. S., ranging in age from late 30s to late 70s, Grey says, and some are highly educated. “We literally get hundreds of phone calls, daily, worldwide,” spokesman Chris Grey says.
It hurt most at the time because my service member and I had been together for years. In the civilian community, people wouldn’t dream of constantly reminding you of “your place.”.
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Hundreds of times a day, women here and overseas complain about being scammed by con artists posing as U. Grey, 60, a retired Marine master sergeant, says he’s heard from victims who have lost ,000 to ,000 to such scams and even taken out a second mortgage to foot the bills for an impostor feigning love.
But since the government went on offense to alert people here, at U. embassies abroad and in the international press, the tenor of the calls has changed, he says. Defense Department has only a small contingent of personnel in Nigeria: fewer than 50 military and civilian employees and contractors, says Samantha Reho, a spokeswoman for U.
“We see a lot of people coming to us now saying, ‘Hey, have I been scammed? ’ ” Some tips from the command to avoid being scammed: Outside the armed forces, misdeeds surrounding bogus military romances irritate Atlanta cybersecurity expert Lawrence Baldwin, chief intelligence officer for my Net