A growing epidemic in the world today is the Online Romance Scam.
Scamdex is an online resource information website geared toward providing links and contact information to report scams all over the world.
The Dangerous Side an IC3 warning Federal Trade Commission Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission.
The FTC’s updated resources explain how to protect your information and how to respond if it’s stolen.
********** UPDATE: Two women were prosecuted for receiving over one million dollars from 374 people in these scams! Since starting the website in 2004, I have received many emails from people who believe they are dating a soldier when, in most cases, they actually are not.
If this article helps you or has kept you from becoming the victim of a scam (or sending him even more money), please consider donating to help maintain this website so that others will be able to utilize this information as well. It’s true that special ops guys can’t discuss their job but that also means they don’t tell random strangers they’re in special ops. When we would go out with a bunch of guys from his unit and people would ask what they did, they simply replied they were in the Army. They’re known as “quiet professionals” for a reason. He has been deployed for two years, has been denied leave time and will not be coming home any time soon therefore you won’t be able to meet. He is on a top secret mission in a country other than Iraq or Afghanistan (or even in Iraq or Afghanistan – it’s all lies).
Yahoo offers an online support group for victims of Romance scams.