Last weekend at a Dining Out, one third of the couples at our table met each other online. If you and your service member met online, did you give them an edge because they were military?
He responded that he would rather forget about the phone than to lose me. His commander contacted me and said he still needs ,000 before he can be released. He has been through so much on these deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.It’s so unfair that the military would put all of these restrictions on them before releasing them.He is a lieutenant colonel in the army and stationed at Fort Campbell.We have been communicating online for the past year. When it comes to the research, you might be surprised to find that men in uniform really do have kind of an edge when it comes to finding a mate on the Internet. They received an above average number of first contact e- mails, keywords, and were browsed more often than men in other occupations.
Holding all other things constant, guys who stated that they were in the military (like those who said they were doctors or lawyers or firefighters) did have an advantage online.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. Vicki, I met a sergeant in the Army on Facebook from the Zoosk dating site. He started asking me to send 0 for a secure phone line.The man she was communicating with knew all of her personal information, including where she lived. These scammers are professionals who know just how to tug your heartstrings. If you feel you have been scammed by a person claiming to be in the U. military, your best bet is to contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).This is serious because this woman put her life in jeopardy! The bottom line is that if you are communicating with a "service member" who starts asking you for money, don’t pass go. The people behind military dating scams do not give up easily. Scammers are frequently located overseas, limiting prosecution options U. Spending your money -- and more importantly the hours of your life -- on a scam artist is not bringing you closer to love.My family is very upset with me because they think I’m crazy for sending money to someone I have never met. Trust yourself and stop communicating now before he asks you for money. One woman wrote me and said she had given more than ,000 to a man who is supposedly a service member.