African scams from online dating
Often times the company exists, but has no idea or is not a part of the scam.• Be aware of common spelling, grammatical or language errors in the emails.We were chatting for a few weeks and he suggested going onto messenger as it would save money on subscriptions.He told me things like he was also a widower and told me about his wife etc. I gave him my mobile and he rang me each evening and we would chat for 5 or 10 mins at a cost to him not me. When I came back we chatted for another couple of weeks and then he asked me for some money so that he could home and we could be together.To date there have been no reports to Army CID indicating any U. service members have suffered any financial loss as a result of these attacks. • If you do start an internet-based relationship with someone, check them out, research what they are telling you with someone who would know, such as a current or former service member.• Be very suspicious if you never get to actually speak with the person on the phone or are told you cannot write or receive letters in the mail.
• Be very suspicious if you are asked to send money or ship property to a third party or company.You can report scams by mail at Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580.Report the fraud to the Federal Trade Commission on Nigerian Scams via email at [email protected] QUANTICO, Va., Oct 18, 2011 -- Special agents from the U. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning the American public, as well as citizens from other nations, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud -- especially scams that promise true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.CID continues to receive hundreds of reports of various scams involving persons pretending to be U. Soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to Army CID special agents.