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Internet Dating Scam: Fake Soldiers (Part 2)

NOTE: This is the 2nd posting of this article as we had SO many comments on the first that it wouldn’t take anymore. :-) Too see the 984 comments on the first, please click here.

I just came across a post on “A Soldier’s Perspective” discussing a rather disgusting and disturbing trend that has guys posing as soldiers on Internet dating sites. Here’s the quote from CJ’s:

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. 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. NEVER fall for that con.

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.

To read specific details about about one incident, read CJ’s post “The New Military Dating Scam“.


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Comments

  1. Margaret Rodgers says:

    TO Jenny : Wow I read your post and was horrified at what you supplied to a total stranger. I am surprised you gave a total unknown person to you and a scoundrel all your personal id information. Please take this to your local law enforcement agency with copies of emails if you can and seek advice.

  2. yesterday vall more send me a letter about kid nanny..
    and he want me send my pasport scan, birth sertificat,
    and because i trust to him,, i already send all my data..
    what will happen with me? my indetity had steal by him./
    that mean police will catch me? omg.. what should i do now?
    God bles me
    please coment my answer

  3. Margaret Rodgers says:

    TO ALL; YOU CANNOT TRUST SKYPE NOW. I HAVE HAD TWO FAKE A CAM ON IT DURING THE LAST 3 MONTHS. I AM REPORTING THE NAME KELLY MILLER. FAKE SOLDIER. SCAMMER. ASKING ME TO ACCEPT $350,000 BY UN DIPLOMAT AND PAY THEM $1000. USED EMAIL OF kellymillerlove@yahoo.com.

  4. The post for Val should be removed because he his not scam and he was my former boss,yes sincerely he need the nanny because i left his home already.

  5. Ariah, 5th This is scam Letter…

    STA TRAVEL LIMITED
    BRANCH1 OFFICE ADDRESS
    2871 BROADWAY NEW YORK,
    NY 10025.UNITED STATE.
    Email:stavisaconsultantagency@usa.com
    Tel :+(1) 978 -272-0715

    Type: Electronic Visa Processing (EVP)

    Our Office has received your mail :
    Sta Travel Management wishes to thank you for contacting us regarding the arrangement of your Traveling Documents to the United State. We promise to Offer you the best.

    You will be needing a US NON-SETTLEMENT(WORKING)Visa and work permit to be able to work in the United State, we assure you of getting one under 12 working days once you comply with our instruction. To proceed, Do get back to us with the details below in order to hasten your job opportunity here in the US.

    Here are the details needed from you:
    *SCANNED COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT.
    *SCANNED PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH.
    *SCANNED COPY OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
    *SCANNED COPY OF ANY VALID ID CARD YOU HAVE.

    Also Kindly answer the questions below and get back to us ASAP:
    1-HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE USA BEFORE?
    2-IF YES,HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DEPORTED FROM THE USA BY THE US GOVERNMENT?
    3-HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CAUGHT FOR A CRIMINAL OFFENSE/ACT?
    4- MARITAL STATUS?
    5- OCCUPATION?
    6- NATIONALITY?
    7-CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER
    8-AGE (DATE OF BIRTH)
    9-YOUR FULL NAME AND CONTACT ADDRESS/PARENT AND AND ADDRESS.

    Also,the only Document we would be needing from you is Your Scanned International Passport,Scanned Passport Photograph.Other pertinent Document such as Bank Statement of Account,Invitation Letter,Reference Letter and Tax Clearance would be provided by your Employer here. Our office will help you by filling up the application form with all necessary details once we receive the requirement ask from you.

    All Documents will be processed and arranged here in our Office after which it would be forwarded to the American Embassy in your country excluding your Flight Ticket. Also,some Copies of this Document(s) will also be sent to you We will begin in earnest once we receive all necessary Details.

    OUTLINED BELOW ARE THE COST FOR THESE SERVICES:
    1. PROCUREMENT OF WORKING PERMIT $425
    2. PROCUREMENT OF MEDICAL INSURANCE AND NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER $350
    3. PROCUREMENT OF USA NON-SETTLEMENT VISA $675

    TOTAL CHARGES $1450.00

    ALL DOCUMENT COULD BE SENT VIA EMAIL (SCANNING) AND OUR LINE IS OPEN FOR CALLS 24 HOURS.

    In anticipation of your response.

    Yours Faithfully,
    Abraham Weiss
    Sta Travel.

  6. Ariah, 4th Letter to Scam.
    August 22,2012
    9:07P.M.

    Thanks for your update and swift response to my mail.I read now your cv and i must tell you that i am okay and quite impressed with what you send to me okay..because as you know i just want to be sure of you and also as i want someone who will be a good influence to my kids as well….Well as regards the process i just hope all can commence this week and what i want you to do now is to email the Travel Agent in which i refer to you that they help my former nanny to secure her working visa and permit from Malaysia to the Untied States…I told you already in my job details to you…So now email them and tell them i accept you to be the replacement for my kids nanny and you are willing to make process for the application asap.

    Email them and ask for the requirement in which they need from you..And how long and how much process will take and cost.Here is there contact information again and also i want you to call me as soon as you’re online because i will like to talk to you more and also to get to know you more better.Here is my house address and phone number for your reference27702 Cliffwood Ave,Heyward,CA 94545 747-777-2129..

    Traveling Agency details…….

    Contact Name– Abraham Weiss (Visa Consultant)

    Email:stavisaconsultantagency@usa.com

  7. Ariah, 3rd Letter to scam.
    Wednesday 22,2012
    7:51 P.M.

    Thanks for your message and swift response.But you know before i decide about this i really want to know how serious and sure you’re about this.Please let me know if you read carefully my job description and also you willing to accept my rules as well.And also as i told you applicant will be taking part to shoulder half of the visa procurement fees as well if they were to use the agency that i recommend.Get back to me asap within the hours and i will write you back ok.
    Thanks

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