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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.
Ken Scar, a reserve Army staff sergeant, has found more than 120 fake Facebook profiles that combine his photographs with various false identities.
The 39-year-old Filipina waitress working in Lebanon, who asked to remain anonymous, said the man she met on Facebook whom she knew as “Fred” was her first online romance. She sent the money, but grew suspicious when he asked her to send more. “These guys get photos of white military guys and they will make multiple accounts on social media and contact middle-age women from places like the Philippines and try to get money from them,” he said. “She has been in love with the image of me for a while.” Technology expert and Arizona State University engineering professor Braden Allenby said online identity theft and other social media scams will target the current generation of military personnel just like the stereotypical, fast-talking salesman targeted previous generations.
The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command warns people involved in online dating to proceed with caution when corresponding with those claiming to be U. “The ‘Soldier’ then begins asking for money for various false, service-related needs such as transportation costs, communication fees, marriage, processing and medical fees,” the warning says.
“Victims of these online scams have lost tens of thousands of dollars, with a very low possibility of recovery.” Ken Scar, 48, a reserve Army staff sergeant, discovered that his photos were being used in the scams when he got a late-night call from a woman who had fallen for one of them in 2014.
The most common scam is to tell these women that they are widowed, and that they were injured and need money to help pay doctors bills.
They use a network of other scammers to help build on this lie until the women send them money or other items.COURTESY OF KEN SCAR YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The first hint that Air Force Tech. Sam Aldrich was an unwitting player in a Facebook military romance scam was a doctored image of him with a Filipina woman he had never met.