If you suspect you're being scammed, do not send money abroad and contact local authorities or postal inspectors.They may be able to trace the emailer's IP address to stop the person from playing on women's emotions to steal their savings.“His thing was, ‘well, this is top secret, we're fighting the terrorists, we can't do anything that would compromise that, so I can't use the phone.' And I believed all this," Schuster said. Shortly after the first wire transfer, the man told her that he wanted to get out of the Air Force and join some of his pilot friends in starting a private company that flies charter planes.
The scammer was using the same pilot story and the “same exact pictures” that were used with her.
Look for: ~ Misspellings on the documents and capitalization errors. Grey said his office recently received a letter from the Sergeant of Arms for the "Senate Forces Command," but no such entity exists. Citing an example, Grey told VOA that a scammer will sometimes send documents with U. Army logos, but that the dating profile may say the person is in the Navy.
~ Fake stories about frozen accounts or money for surgeries.
He sent her poetry and page after page of emails professing his love.
The man even sent her a few pictures dressed in his military uniform, and he was very handsome.