11 Nov '11, 1am

Online Dating Scammers Posing as Soldiers

Online Dating Scammers Posing as Soldiers

The US Army is warning those in the online dating communities to be wary of anyone posing as a soldier. Some have gone so far as to steal identities of US soldiers to create credibility in their scam. The scammers will pose as a soldier overseas , pledge love and then ask for money. The original warning was issued in May of 2011. However, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID) continues to get hundreds of reports of scams involving persons pretending to be U.S. Soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The victims are most often unsuspecting women, 30 to 55 years old, who think they are becoming romantically involved with an American soldier, when in fact they are being cyber-robbed. Often these persons will be based in African countries accessing online profiles in cyber cafes. They will research the identity of a soldier, even those who have died, combine that wi...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/online-dating-scammers-posing...

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