Vicki, I’m writing you to find out if I am being scammed by this man who I met on Facebook.He is a lieutenant colonel in the army and stationed at Fort Campbell.Two days ago, he called me and said he needs money so he can come home. But you should know that bad guys use dating sites, too. If this “service member” swears he loves you and wants to marry you before he has even met you, beware. Report him to the website and stop communicating with him. Just because someone you met online gives you a name, rank, duty station or even military ID card, that doesn’t mean that this is a real person. If they ask you for money -- even a loan, this is a scam. During a year-long deployment, service members may be sent home for R&R. Commanding officers in the United States military do not call girlfriends, fiancées or family members asking for money. If someone you met online claims to be stranded in an airport, do not send them money. If these individuals really were in special ops, they would never tell you -- never. Deployments in the past have lasted up to fifteen months. If your family and friends think this is a scam, it is.First, he will go to Nebraska to visit his family and then he will come and see me in Kentucky. Their travel arrangements are made and paid for by the government. Claiming to be deployed for three years is a play for your pity. These people know you and they are not blinded by love. Send out your introduction to members, like you, in your area and start to dream about your first date! Each week, I get letters by email, on my website, by Twitter and on Facebook from women who are sending money to Africa and Afghanistan to help service members come home. These are not men who are in the United States military. I tried to raise the money but was making myself sick trying. I really need your help because I’m trying to help my Army guy from Fort Campbell.
He needs to relax and enjoy himself instead of going from one war to the next. What can I do to draw attention to my soldier’s situation? Sincerely, Stuck in a Serious Situation ***** Dear Ms.We have been communicating online for the past year.He really has my heart now, and I can’t wait to finally be in his arms.He says he was deployed to Africa about three weeks ago, and kept asking about the money. His response was that he could not take the texting, so I said I guess that meant that we were over. You see, he is deployed and he needs my help financially or he cannot come home from downrange and see me for his R&R because he has to pay his fees. This man is the love of my life and I really want to be with him.