We are easy prey, and when you have a man saying everything you want to hear it’s easy to get lost in emotion.The fake soldier comes across real by using fallen troops pictures and names. That scheme has also taken on the term Catfished, thanks to the popularity of the MTV Show based on people who are seeking to find out if the people they have become romantically involved with online; are really who they say they are.We had a grainy version of Netmeeting that was as good as not seeing the person at all.I booked a ticket via Amtrak and came down here to Fort Bragg, North Carolina on a whim , really thinking that this guy I am talking to is going to exist and sweep me off my feet and hopefully won’t hide me in the woods in a dufflebag.However we met on [email protected] before it became and when it was free.We talked everyday for three hours on the phone and it was eight months before I actually came here to Fayetteville , North Carolina to meet him in person.I am astounded at the number of emails I have still been getting from women who are are engaged or dating so called military personnel whom they have never seen and have only talked to online.
If you think you are being scammed, go to this site and browse all the photos to see if the person you are communicating has a photo on this site. However they also use photos taken from profiles of other people on dating sites, so remember that the photos that scammers use are not photos of themselves - they are photos of innocent victims.I met my husband online eleven years ago long before the days of Facebook and Twitter.In fact Myspace was probably still in beta and was where it was happening at.Military members get paid and have access to the majority of what they need even in combat zones. If the fake soldier says he needs you to sign papers for him to come on leave and send a fee that is an automatic red flag.Military spouses and significant others do not need to sign or pay for anything in relation to military coming home from overseas.The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies.