Dating scams are getting more and more sophisticated.
No longer are fake profiles sparse on details and lacking in the supporting information, friends, or activity that makes them easy to spot.
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People need to know that unscrupulous individuals are stealing the good name of soldiers to manipulate people and take their money.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country. CID warns that these fake soldiers' promises of love and devotion only “end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.”According to CID, the pretend heroes sink so low as to be using the names, ranks and even pictures of actual U. soldiers - some killed in action -- to target women 30 to 55 years old on social media and dating web sites.Victims who who get worried and ask to actually talk to the fake soldiers are typically told the Army does not allow them to make phone calls or that they need money to "help keep the Army internet running." Another common thread, according to Grey is for the "soldier" to claim to be a widower raising a child or children on their own. Army Criminal Investigation Command recommends: Never Send Money - "Be extremely suspicious if you are asked for money for transportation costs, communication fees or marriage processing and medical fees."In addition, be very suspicious if the person you are corresponding with wants you to mail anything to an African country.These days, they look everything like the real thing.When Phoebe was approached by a soldier based in Afghanistan, she had no idea that she was about to fall victim to one of the most common - and underhanded - dating scams around.