Romance scams dating sites
He is a lieutenant colonel in the army and stationed at Fort Campbell.
He says he was deployed to Africa about three weeks ago, and kept asking about the money. His response was that he could not take the texting, so I said I guess that meant that we were over. You see, he is deployed and he needs my help financially or he cannot come home from downrange and see me for his R&R because he has to pay his fees. This man is the love of my life and I really want to be with him.
It can take weeks, months, sometimes years before the scammers' ultimate aim becomes clear, but there will always be a request for money Ms Rickard said."They will spin you a story asking for money.
If you pay that, there will be another story and another.
I hadn’t heard from him for over three weeks, and I was so worried. Lots of military members do use dating sites to meet people in their community. They pay bills online, buy items from websites and even arrange for car loans. Service members do not have to pay for internet connections, food or travel expenses etc. Even if a service member misses a connecting flight, the military takes care of this. Liars love to claim they are in Delta Force, Army Rangers, Navy Seals or Special Ops. Military members can be sent on an unaccompanied tour for a year or two.
Two days ago, he called me and said he needs money so he can come home. But you should know that bad guys use dating sites, too. If this “service member” swears he loves you and wants to marry you before he has even met you, beware. Report him to the website and stop communicating with him. Just because someone you met online gives you a name, rank, duty station or even military ID card, that doesn’t mean that this is a real person. If they ask you for money -- even a loan, this is a scam. During a year-long deployment, service members may be sent home for R&R. Commanding officers in the United States military do not call girlfriends, fiancées or family members asking for money. If someone you met online claims to be stranded in an airport, do not send them money. If these individuals really were in special ops, they would never tell you -- never. Deployments in the past have lasted up to fifteen months. If your family and friends think this is a scam, it is.