Fake Soldier Dating Scam

North Carolina's friendliness for the military is being used by online scammers to get money from the unsuspecting.

WBTV reported Wednesday thieves are posting photos of troops on dating web sites, hoping to lure someone thinking about romance.

A spokesman for the Army Criminal Investigative Command says the scammers build a relationship as they trade e-mails, talk about a relationship and marriage, then start asking for money.

Spokesman Chris Grey says he's seen a dramatic increase in the last six months in reported scams involving people who get involved with fake soldiers.

Grey says one obvious rule to avoid becoming a victim is refusing to send money overseas to someone you've never met.

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  • by Cruel Reality on Aug 5, 2010 at 06:17 AM
    You can warn people about scams and tell them what to watch for but the bottom line is that people will believe what they want to believe. The fact is that some people are so desperate for love or affection or for a "dream come true" that they'll still refuse to accept the truth even when it slaps them in the face and leaves them shattered and penniless.
  • by Tired on Aug 5, 2010 at 06:04 AM
    Yet someone else trying to screw over the military. when does it end?

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