He is on Google , Linked In and Facebook, where as recently as last week a Kentucky woman named Lois had posted a note: “Hi baby just calling to see what you was doing.” Literally hundreds of dating profiles and social media accounts are illustrated with photographs of the same handsome, salt-and-pepper-haired military man. He’s a high-profile example of the military romance scheme, where West Africa-based scammers scour Pentagon Web sites, Facebook pages and other social media accounts to harvest photographs of troops.
“It was like being a private eye.” But like a pernicious weed, every time an account is closed, more spring up in its place.
I sent Jeanne the photographs that Dede’s scammer had sent her.
The only way to avoid an online romance scam is to be aware of their occurrences and also to know how to spot them before they begin.
I’ve written about Nigerian scammers for about 10 years now.
Read More UPDATE: This Ain’t Hell writes about who you can contact if you believe you have been scammed and the person is posing as a US military member.
Despite being happily married for 13 years, Ray Chandler is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors.Noticing What Isn't Right Engaging in Conversation Meeting the Person Community Q&A For most of us, finding love on the internet can be a gift from heaven.For others, however, it can be a life-ruining decision – leaving us penniless, heartbroken and with many more problems heading our way.They’re emotionally attached to the thought of being in love.” Some are convinced they’ve been scammed by the person in the photograph.Chandler said a woman in Poland went so far as to find the address of one of his adult sons and send an irate letter.We have had a lot of success here identifying the identities, profiles, emails, and user names of those that have stolen photos…