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"It is very troubling to hear these stories over and over again of people who have sent thousands of dollars to someone they have never met and sometimes have never even spoken to on the phone," Grey said. The scams often involve carefully worded romantic requests for money from the victim to purchase special laptop computers, international telephones, military leave papers, and transportation fees to be used by the fictitious "deployed Soldier" so their false relationship can continue. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are once again warning internet users worldwide about cyber criminals involved in an online crime that CID has dubbed "the Romance Scam." CID special agents continue to receive numerous reports from victims located around the world regarding various scams of persons impersonating U. "We cannot stress enough that people need to stop sending money to persons they meet on the internet and claim to be in the U. military," said Chris Grey, Army CID's spokesman. The perpetrators will often take the true rank and name of a U. Soldier who is honorably serving his country somewhere in the world, or has previously served and been honorably discharged, then marry that up with some photographs of a Soldier off the internet, and then build a false identity to begin prowling the internet for victims.To date, there have been no reports to Army CID indicating any U. service members have suffered any financial loss as a result of these attacks. "Another critical issue is we don't want victims who do not report this crime walking away and thinking that a U. serviceman has ripped them off when in fact that serviceman is honorably serving his country and often not even aware that his pictures or identity have been stolen," said Grey. Be extremely suspicious if you are asked for money for transportation costs, communication fees or marriage processing and medical fees.Carefully check out the stories you are being told.Many of the negative claims made about the military and the supposed lack of support and services provided to troops overseas are far from reality -- check the facts.Be very suspicious if you are asked to send money or ship property to a third party or company.I know my husband loves me and missed me on deployments. Happy Little Girl wrote: I am experiencing my first deployment away from the most fantastic man I’ve ever met besides my father.We’ve been dating for 8 months and love each other. nicolem28 wrote: I’m engaged to an AF guy and he’s been gone 50% of our relationship.
Victims are usually unsuspecting women, 30 to 55 years old, who believe they are romantically involved with an American Soldier, yet are being exploited and ultimately robbed by perpetrators that strike from thousands of miles away. The majority of the "romance scams," are being perpetrated on social media and dating-type websites where unsuspecting females are the main target. The scams include asking the victim to send money, often thousands of dollars at a time, to a third party address."We've even seen where the criminals said that the Army won't allow the Soldier to access their personal bank accounts or credit cards," said Grey. "These perpetrators, often from other countries, most notably from West African countries, are good at what they do and quite familiar with American culture, but the claims about the Army and its regulations are ridiculous," said Grey. Another victim from Great Britain told CID officials that over the course of a year, she had sent more than ,000 to the con artists. has established numerous task force organizations to deal with this and other growing issues; unfortunately, the people committing these scams are using untraceable email addresses on Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc., routing accounts through numerous locations around the world, and utilizing pay-per-hour Internet cyber cafes, which often times maintain no accountability of use.The Army reports that numerous very senior officers and enlisted Soldiers throughout the Army have had their identities stolen to be used in these scams. "The criminals are preying on the emotions and patriotism of their victims," added Grey. The ability of law enforcement to identify these perpetrators is very limited, so individuals must stay on the alert and be personally responsible to protect themselves.If you quickly open a soda, there is some chance the contents will foam up and spill over the top.Shake that bottle for thirty seconds before removing the top and you’ll have a much more intense experience.