Report internet dating scam
Usually they say to keep some money for your trouble.
Needless to say, those Money Orders or checks are no good, and not even worth the paper they're printed on.
Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) receives hundreds of reports a month from individuals who have fallen victim to a scam perpetrated by a person impersonating a U. Victims of these scams can lose tens of thousands of dollars and face a slim likelihood of recovering any of it. To perpetrate this scam, the scammers take on the online persona of a current or former U. Soldier, and then, using photographs of a Soldier from the internet, build a false identity to begin prowling the web for victims.To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. Even if you have lost nothing, however, you should still report the scam to prevent others from falling victim to it. Scams are attempts to get you to pay for things or services that you don't need, want, or understand. Victims of these “romance scams” report they became involved in an online relationship with someone they believed to be a U. Soldier who then began asking for money for various false service-related needs.The most common scheme involves criminals, often from other countries -- most notably from West African countries -- pretending to be U. Soldiers serving in a combat zone or other overseas location.