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Internet Dating Scam: Fake Soldiers

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.

You can also check out who is really behind their email address…

AND / or their telephone number…

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

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  1. Hey everyone. I have a question. I am writing about someone else. I know someone who met a guy “military works for United Nations stationed in Libya, Projected deport in set for March 15, 2016.” He told her he is way up in rank and can take an emergency leave and knows how to word it in order to take the leave to come see her and his son. Also, has a son who is 12 lives in Canada with his grandmother (the guys wife died in car wreck four years ago so child lives with his mother’s mother). The guy is Gabriel Giggs or Griggs Cruz or Cruise (Not sure how the middle or last name is spelled). As far as I know he has not ask her for money. They talk on Facebook all the time and she hides some things from everyone so I don’t know a lot about the situation, but for my own mind, Is this guy for real or scammer? I say he is a scammer. Has anyone heard of this name being used as a scammer?

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