There are a few very active posts on this site discussing the online dating soldier scam (see related posts below for the list). It’s generally understood that this scam is usually perpetrated by men against women.
I just had a comment (see comment #84) posted on the site from a man who came across a “woman” online who claimed to be a US soldier and reeled off the same sort of bullshit the male scammers use on female victims.
I guess it makes sense that both men and women would be targeted, but I have never come across a female version of this particular scam.
So men, beware. Apart from the more familiar damsel in distress female scammers out there, you may also come across pretend female soldiers.
Luckily, it seems these scammers are as simple to spot as their male counterparts, once you familiarise yourself with their methods.No tags for this post.