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Then the supposed CO sends back a letter asking for money to connect a phone line or some other complete lie. He says one of the following…parents died, his wife died in his arms, his wife was killed in a car accident along with all of his children, his children are orphaned and living in some remote location, or he was orphaned……all LIES. And I mean if this was for real and that kind of luck follows him, why do you want to be with him? He says he doesn’t have a mailing address because either he is in a classified unit or his position changes so often.Even in special operations, he’ll have an APO address.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.It is always some sort of story to make the victim feel pity for the fraudster.They mainly target women that have no Military affiliation, or have never been around the Military, this way they know the women won’t pick up on their lies as fast.We get ten to twenty emails per day asking if a profile is really a Soldier, and 99% of the time it is a scammer.For most of us, they are easy to pick out, because we are familiar with the Military and know how it operates.They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.
We have gotten a lot of emails lately asking us about Military members overseas asking for cash from civilians, mainly women, to come home for leave from Afghanistan or telling the women that they have a very sick child that they need to come home and see.
They are also taking the photos of real Military members from Facebook and other Social Media, and using them to create these fake Facebook profiles and dating site profiles.
The NCIS alone, which investigates criminal cases for the Navy and the Marine Corps, has received about 300 sextortion reports over the last four years, officials say. "I think people are more willing to come forward, but incidents are also increasing." Many victims are the military's most junior troops, young adults away from home for the first time and trying to make new connections or otherwise find their way in the world.
The criminals who target them are sometimes based in the U. The Philippines and Ivory Coast, located in west Africa, are particular concerns, said Linda Card, a spokeswoman for the Air Force Office of Special Investigation, which has received about 70 sextortion reports dating back to 2012.
Most of these fake profiles have several things that should stick out: 1. If they ask for items(care packages) they ask for you to send them to overseas addresses that are not affiliated with the Military, Nigeria etc.