Con artists are increasingly creating fake online profiles and tricking people on dating sites into handing over often large sums of money.One of the most common techniques is to build up trust with the person by messaging for weeks or even months before suddenly having an emergency - the fake person being mugged but their daughter needing urgent surgery, for example - and asking for money. He posed as a handsome well built man, which he stole the photo from a modeling web site. Where we chat, we even exchanged cell phone numbers.If you don’t want to read the rest of this article, there is one surefire way to know if your soldier is fake: If a soldier you’re “dating” online asks you for money for ANY reason, it’s a scam. What he really means is she’s going to be his next victim. He is in a special operations unit and therefore cannot share any information with you. And he is the one who just happened to find her while he was looking around and decided she’s going to be his future wife.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?Around 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016, up from just 100,000 in 2000.
The gentleman photo he's using is Michael Owen; but the scam artist goes by the name; David Benson [email protected] not stopped put under controlled, because I have a feeling he would make someone else his victim.A growing epidemic in the world today is the Online Romance Scam.Then the supposed CO sends back a letter asking for money to connect a phone line or some other complete lie. He says one of the following…parents died, his wife died in his arms, his wife was killed in a car accident along with all of his children, his children are orphaned and living in some remote location, or he was orphaned……all LIES. And I mean if this was for real and that kind of luck follows him, why do you want to be with him? He says he doesn’t have a mailing address because either he is in a classified unit or his position changes so often.Even in special operations, he’ll have an APO address.