Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in
The U.S Army Criminal Investigation unit put out a warning yesterday to servicemen and women who are looking for love, according to U.S Army website.
Scammers pretend to be U.S servicemen, serving from Iraq or Afghanistan. But in reality, the scammers steal the rank and name of a solider who is currently serving, then add in random photographs taken from the Internet and create a false identity for themselves in order to lure in victims.
They ask their victims for wired money so they can purchase special laptop equipment to continue the long-distance relationship. They also seek money to purchase leave papers. In addition, military personnel should be suspicious if their love interest is asking for money or marriage in only weeks since first meeting. Finally, the last thing to watch out for is someone who only wants to talk over the phone and communicate no other way.
Read the full press release at U.S Army Website.