There have however been limited reports of scammers pretending to be female military personnel as well.They will get to know their victims quickly, preferring to use instant messaging to speed the scam up.
Wife left them after infidelity or killed in an accident In almost all cases the scammers will claim to be currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan however IP checks will usually place them in Africa or increasingly Malaysia.
See link below for further information on African (Nigerian) romance scams.
How does the Military Romance scam work There are several scenarios to this scam that are commonly attempted throughout, as well as any other of the more traditional romance scam excuses if they believe they will be able to extract money from their victim.
Kólé Olówôfóyèkù, President of Nigerian Development Foundation, Mrs. Matthew-Daniel, Founder and President of ACTS Generation with Ms. Orode Doherty, Country Director of Africare in Nigeria, Dr.
Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.
The people portrayed on these photos are innocent men and women, NOT involved in scamming in any way and have nothing to do with scammers.
The scammers are using their images without their knowledge or permission to deceive their victims and steal their money.
The scammers are using their images without their knowledge and permission to deceive their victims and scam them out of money.
Scams involving Military Personnel Scammers impersonating Military personnel are becoming increasingly common.
They start in most cases by contacting you on a social networking site claiming to be in the military, usually the US military.
This scam is performed by male scammers using stolen pictures of male military personnel.