Online dating soldier scam – men beware!

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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.

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5 thoughts to “Online dating soldier scam – men beware!”

  1. It seems that for some odd reason men are targeted also by male “soldiers”. I received this scam message via Skype at 27 june 2010: “hello I am Capt.John England. an Army contractor attached to the U.S. Army corps of engineers in Iraq,can we chat ?” And second one quite recently on 16 October 2011: “Hello….how are you doing,I am Admiral General Michael Mullen from united state,presently stationed in Afghanistan,what may i called you and were are you from?” I wonder why i have received these 2 messages, even i clearly tell in my profile that i’m a man. Anyway, i knew from beginning they can not be anything else than clumsy scam, the rank and personality of sender of the latter msg proves it for sure. Sometimes I wondered if should have maybe played along with them for a while only to see what tricks they were pulling off this time? XD

  2. hello ,

    i met a soldier girl, working undercover as a us soldiuer in afghanistan. she is bisexual and has a captain (also female) who both want to go in with me to live together. we had some real good sex sessions…hmmm, however they want to b able to call me to have phone sex .this should make our relation stronger. to live with me they need a advanced release from their job . i have to get the papers (625$)they cant gert to any money.the computers are all encrypted! (bolloks)to speek to me and hear my voice they need call units for their admin(400 bucks)for our chat we have a code t5hat we recognize eachanother! believe me i olay this game for a while, but will never send money over western union to a David Franklin in Nigeria ! so be aware Have some good sex wiv the girls! they r really good in it. i suspect that they need the call units to make me really believe that their are two girls! to make more money for their advanced release from their undercover job in Afghanistan. (for two girls 1250 dollars!)i drag it out a bit to have some good online sex. (i a naughty boy, i know!)but will never send Money to DAVID fRANKLIN

  3. hello,
    yesterday I also got a invitation from Skype, his name David Miller. Skype name david.miller44442, mail address gen.davidmiller73@yahoo.com. He says he is david,miller U S Army currently in Afghanistan for peace keeping mission. He also says “IM THERE FOR PEACE KEEPING CONTRACT FOR 8MONTHS NOW.
    MY CONTRACT WILL BE OVER NEXT MONTHS 27. I HAVE A SON ALEX, MY ONLY SON,HE IS 15YEARS OLD. HE IS CURRENYLY IN THE MILITARY COLLEGE IN WEST AFRICA. IM A WINDOWER I LOST MY WIFE 4YEARS AGO IN A CAR ACCIDENT, AND EVER SINCE THE DEATH OF MY WIFE MY LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN THE SAME.” He ask me to help him to buy property in my country.(Bangladesh). I told him our government don’t allow property to foreigner . he said “SO LONG I HAVE MY MONEY WITH ME,GOVERNMENT IS NOT A PROBLEM,I HAVE TO DO IS TO CONTACT THE GOVERNMENT AGENT S O THAT THEY CAN GRANT ME PERMISSION. NEXT MONTH IS MY VACATION, SO I WANT USE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO BANGLADESH, SO THAT I CAN NEGOTIATE WITH YOUR GOVERNMENT ON HOW TO GO ABOUT IT. I WANT DO MOST OF MY INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY, WHEN I COME I DON,T HAVE TO GO AND STAY IN A HOTEL,I WANT TO STAY IN MY OWN HOUSE,I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND.” I think this is the same guy you all are talking about. I think we all should complain this to us army. Because the man is using their name and picture. If you’ll need more information, pls tell me. thanks

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