They befriend them using stolen photos of American Soldiers, some are even using photos of our KIAs.
They purposely target women that have no idea how the armed services works, and they spend months talking to them and making them believe they are in love.
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.
And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they’ve been duped.It’s not a good feeling to have been taken advantage of, and a scheme that’s so obvious in hindsight is even harder to admit to. If you date online, take precautions to protect yourself. Larry Williams, and he was in Afghanistan from Fort Campbell.He says he was deployed to Africa about three weeks ago, and kept asking about the money. His response was that he could not take the texting, so I said I guess that meant that we were over. You see, he is deployed and he needs my help financially or he cannot come home from downrange and see me for his R&R because he has to pay his fees. This man is the love of my life and I really want to be with him.