It’s rather easy to spot and avoid those Nigerian-prince email scams, but hundreds of women have been falling prey to this more sophisticated “romance scam,” reports Jezebel.
In this type of plot, thieves take on the identities of actual servicemen based in Iraq or Afghanistan, grab a couple photos off the Internet of said soldier, and go to work scamming on social media based dating sites.
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Single women can find him on the dating site Date Me Mate Me.com, where he confesses to being, “Very new to this dating thing and am looking to see where this takes me.” At Fish Meet Fish.com, under the username Real Chandler, he explains, “I would love my first date to be something special.” At Girls Datefor Free.com, Chandler describes himself as being 6-2 and weighing 158 pounds.
Not only does this hurt the victim, but it damages the reputation of the United States Military member. Even so, a military member legitimately looking for Mr. Right on the internet, is now up for a lot of investigation into, "Are You Real?Nigerian scam comes in many forms: 419 scam, when they offer to transfer millions of dollars into your bank account, or lottery scam, when they tell you that you've won something in some bogus lottery.However, Nigerian dating scam (or romance scam), besides just asking for money for their studies, sick relatives, etc..The false website should not be confused with the Army's official website called "My Army Benefits" at operated by the service's Retirement Services Office. military has granted access to unclaimed and accumulated benefits for active duty soldiers, and that benefits not claimed within the stipulated period will be available for claims after 60 months.The purpose of the fraudulent site is to collect soldiers' Army Knowledge Online, or AKO, email accounts and passwords, officials said. CID officials strongly recommend that soldiers, Army civilians, retirees and family members avoid the website and ignore any information or claims posted on it.