Internet dating scams soldiers
We have seen so many, that it is very easy for us to pick up on the fake profiles.
I am not sure why they aren't doing more to combat it.
So when you have someone asking you to fill out a form for them to go on leave, it is fake.
Also, we have no Soldiers stationed in Nigeria, all Soldiers deployed will have a military address that starts with APO- for Army Post Office or Air Force Post Office or FPO - Fleet Post Office for Navy and Marine Corps. The perpetrators will often take the true rank and name of a U. Soldier who is honorably serving his country somewhere in the world, or has previously served and been honorably discharged, then marry that up with some photographs of a Soldier off the internet, and then build a false identity to begin prowling the internet for victims.
The Army reports that numerous very senior officers and enlisted Soldiers throughout the Army have had their identities stolen to be used in these scams. "Another critical issue is we don't want victims who do not report this crime walking away and thinking that a U. serviceman has ripped them off when in fact that serviceman is honorably serving his country and often not even aware that his pictures or identity have been stolen," said Grey.
To date, there have been no reports to Army CID indicating any U. service members have suffered any financial loss as a result of these attacks. Carefully check out the stories you are being told.
Be very suspicious if you never get to actually speak with the person on the phone or are told you cannot write or receive letters in the mail.