********** UPDATE: Two women were prosecuted for receiving over one million dollars from 374 people in these scams! Since starting the website in 2004, I have received many emails from people who believe they are dating a soldier when, in most cases, they actually are not.
If this article helps you or has kept you from becoming the victim of a scam (or sending him even more money), please consider donating to help maintain this website so that others will be able to utilize this information as well. It’s true that special ops guys can’t discuss their job but that also means they don’t tell random strangers they’re in special ops. When we would go out with a bunch of guys from his unit and people would ask what they did, they simply replied they were in the Army. They’re known as “quiet professionals” for a reason. He has been deployed for two years, has been denied leave time and will not be coming home any time soon therefore you won’t be able to meet. He is on a top secret mission in a country other than Iraq or Afghanistan (or even in Iraq or Afghanistan – it’s all lies).
First, he will go to Nebraska to visit his family and then he will come and see me in Kentucky. Their travel arrangements are made and paid for by the government. Claiming to be deployed for three years is a play for your pity. These people know you and they are not blinded by love.
I’m supposed to pay ,500 in fees to his unit so they can release him, and he will give me the money when he comes home and goes to his bank, Wells Fargo. Sincerely, Please Tell Me I Am Not Being Scammed ***** Each of these letters has a clue that shows the correspondent is a military romance scammer, not an actual service member. They know if someone asks you for money, it is a scam. If you think this person you are talking to online isn’t for real, you are probably right.
If there were soldiers being denied leave after being overseas for years at a time, it would be ALL over the news. Now, we certainly do have troops in other countries.
However, they don’t talk about it and they certainly don’t tell you they are on a “top secret mission”. He says he is not allowed to talk about what he does, however, he has cleared it with his CO that he can tell you enough to make you believe he is who he says. If he truly is not allowed to share any details about his job, his CO doesn’t even allow him to talk about it with family, much less someone he met on the internet.
He responded that he would rather forget about the phone than to lose me. His commander contacted me and said he still needs ,000 before he can be released. He has been through so much on these deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
It’s so unfair that the military would put all of these restrictions on them before releasing them.
Vicki, I met a sergeant in the Army on Facebook from the Zoosk dating site. He started asking me to send 0 for a secure phone line.He is a lieutenant colonel in the army and stationed at Fort Campbell.We have been communicating online for the past year.Block their emails, their Facebook posts, their texts, their phone calls. Mark your involvement with a scammer as a mistake and keep a sharp eye out the next time.If you don’t want to read the rest of this article, there is one surefire way to know if your soldier is fake: If a soldier you’re “dating” online asks you for money for ANY reason, it’s a scam. What he really means is she’s going to be his next victim. He is in a special operations unit and therefore cannot share any information with you.