49 years old
Smokes Benson Hedges
PLEASE BE SMART…SEE THE SIGNS…Our men and women that defend our country would never ever ask you to send them money!
I truly believe that these scammers should be locked up for portraying our men and women in the Arm Forces that have nothing but honor and dignity for our country. Our Men and Women protect our country.
And although all of us want to be loved please make sure you see the warning signs from these scammers. These scammers should be caught and is the reason I am posting this so this person doesn’t take advantage of someone. Although they will probably just change their name and email address at least I might save someone from getting their heart broken or even more being naive enough to send them money as they are requesting. I feel bad for the real person who the scammer stole the pics from. His identity has been stolen and someone should really do something about it.
This guy calls his name Chris McDonald I have seen a few of the pics he sent me on a few other dating websites too just can’t remember which ones. I received a email on myyearbook.com (which is almost all scammers at least anyone that sends you a email on that website is a scammer always looking for money) Then he gave me his email address email@example.com
he communicates mostly through IM
I actually dated a guy in the Air Force for 10 years but didn’t tell him that and wanted to see where it would go. There are so many signs that they are scammers but you have to be open to looking for the signs. If you are vulnerable and looking for love they can really work on that emotion please don’t be sucked in. You will only lead yourself to heart ache and could be out some money if you believe them.
What this person told me and some of the big flags:I removed information which would educate scammers and help them trick victims more easily. We don't want to do that. Your list was good though. ~Bubbles
This person was nice and polite but when they typed had some grammar problems not that bad so one might over look it. Then after a few days of chatting told me he had funds in the UK to transfer out. So I was like ok here it goes. If you are a citizen of a country wouldn't you have your bank account in that country not another? So he asked if I could help him transfer money. Of course I told him NO. The scammers after you say no feed on your emotion of you not being a nice person because you don’t trust them and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with you and settle down and blah blah blah. Don’t fall for it girls.
So he dropped the UK transfer stuff sent a big mushy email apologizing that he was out of line. So then he was dropping hints that he didn’t have a cell phone and that the guys all on base only use the boot phone he called it. Remember he was in Georgia in the US I know guys in the military that are state side they all have cell phones.
If I started asking questions he couldn’t answer he would say he had to go. Come on girls we are inquisitive creatures ask questions! That is the only way you are going to see the red flags
So he was still dropping hints I could tell on the cell phone thing for a few days. I asked him for pics and he sent me 2 guys that were military that you could tell were not the same person. And was stating he wanted to get out of the military and settle down and have 4 kids. I told him that I didn’t want to have kids. Usually when people want to have kids that is kind of a deal breaker for a relationship if one wants them and the other one doesn’t it’s not going to work. He was like that is ok if we don’t have kids maybe I can change your mind. It’s not that I don’t like kids I am just one of those people that I know I don’t want kids. So that was a flag when he said it was ok for him if we didn’t even after he just said he wanted to settle down and have 4 kids.
So then he sends me an email one morning that he is being deployed to Africa there were bad bombings there and that he was scared to go and that he wants to take leave and get out of the military and to come see me. He said they were leaving in 2 hours to fly out. That was at 6:00am at 10:00 am I saw him pop on im on msn and then get right off. Hmmmmmm yeah on his way to Africa huh? I removed information which would educate scammers and help them trick victims more easily. We don't want to do that. Your list was good though. ~Bubbles
So the day he supposedly gets to Africa he is online already. Hmmmm wow setup camp fast and can get on the computer. Flag!
Then he asks me to help him get a phone. After beating around the bush and making him tell me he wanted me to send him $300 for a phone and that he would buy the phone there. Once again I told him no. Then I asked what do you do with all your money you not married, you have never been married, you have no kids yet you can’t afford to buy your own phone? So he is using the lines I want to hear your sweet voice in my ear I need to talk to you my internet has been compromised so we are not to use the internet here anymore because there is a spy in the camp. It actually is quite funny when you know it is a scam and want to see how far they will go and what they will say but I can really see how some women can get sucked in. Also, remember the photos that he sends you is really not him they are someone that really is in the military that has had their Identity stolen. Once again I told him I am not sending him money or helping him transfer money anything money related was out of the question. Ask them to send you a lot of pics! Look at them close most of the time its not the same person even. Ask for pics that he isn't in military uniform.
So I asked if I could send him a care package. It took him awhile to answer. I don’t think he knew what a care package was. I have 2 friends in Afghanastan and I sent them stuff in the mail all the time. Anyone in the military overseas has a base mailing address you send the box or letter to United States military base address and then the mail is flown to the guys where they are stationed. I guess he didn’t know I knew this. So I kept asking for a mailing address. He wouldn’t give one and every time I asked he had to go. So that is a big red flag if you can’t write to him!!!!!! Guys in the military live for their mail from family and love ones.
So I get another apology letter that he is sorry that he asked me to buy a phone but maybe if I could buy one he could get a local mailing address in Africa I could send it to. I told him I am not paying to ship something through customs! I was asking why can’t I send it to a base address he kept telling me that it didn’t work that way there. It works the same way for all the branches. You send mail to a base and it gets flown over from the base! Don’t let them tell you anything different. Then another email that he had got a mailing address and that he couldn’t wait to talk to me. So he reached me on im and by then came up with the story he had found a local contact but now can’t trust them still wasn’t a US base address he was going to provide. I was laughing. Still trying to convince me to send him funds through Western Union to purchase a phone. And if not if I could buy him a black berry phone that it would work best for him there. Now he is even telling me what model phone he wants.
I flat out told him no phone no money! Then I asked don’t you have a credit card. Then he started to get defensive that he was in Africa where was he going to use a credit card to buy a phone. Hmmm I wonder who or how he was going to pay for the service plan after all you can’t get a phone without having a monthly service plan right? Plus he is on the internet I bought my phone online and had it shipped to my house I told him so he could buy one online and have it shipped there and he didn't need me. At that point I was getting really mad that this guy is trying to impersonate someone with honor and dignity and I could tell he was getting mad because I wasn’t giving in to his scam. And he just keeps telling me he is losing the internet access and how upset he is with me now that I won’t buy him a phone and we will have no way to stay in contact and that he is mad because I don’t trust him and how can we have a relationship without trust. Not once did he ask for my mailing address so he could write to me. I am not sure I would have even provided him with my address because who knows what kind of scam he would run with on my personal info.
So then he started on that he wanted to take a pass. I removed information which would educate scammers and help them trick victims more easily. We don't want to do that. Your list was good though. ~Bubbles
All the time you know trying to play on my emotions that he really likes me and that I am hurting his feeling by not believing in him and trusting him sending me poems in email you know to try and wow me over but it wasn’t working not that I didn’t want that, only because I knew he was a scammer I just wish there was some place to report him at! It makes me sick that he is impersonating people that die to protect us.
So he apologizes in another email that he feels bad for asking me the stuff he has asked and that he really wants this to work and get married and wants to take care of me. I removed information which would educate scammers and help them trick victims more easily. We don't want to do that. Your list was good though. ~Bubbles
Even after I told him that still didn’t offer. So another big flag. Then I asked if he just met me online and I asked him for $800 the next day after we started talking would he just send me $800 for no reason if I asked well you know he was going to answer that question he say Yes “I would do anything for you as I love you and want to help you in any way that I can”! How can you tell someone you love them if you never met them in person. Red flag!
If you are not from the United States right now it is tax time and a lot of people get money back from the IRS so that was his next scam. That he was getting some money back for his taxes and needed my help to cash it then I could take that money and buy him a phone and send it to him. Unbelievable just moves in for the next kill. Our guys in the military have their shit together, and they have too! They are trained to have their shit together. They don’t go into the military without having bills to pay so they have to have an account somewhere to get their pay deposit to. So my answer once again was NO!
So he still keeps trying to work the phone into our conversations and then tells me he wants to take a pass and wants to see if I can get some time. Get some time what is that I ask? Like Vacation time from my work. Then he states no honey you are not getting it I need you to help me. As soon as he said that I knew where he was going some how is going to ask for money AGAIN. So he tells me that I have to apply for him to get a PASS. I was like that is funny the guy I dated for 10 years in the military I never had to apply for a pass for him. Military people fill out their own request for time off! Don’t let them tell you anything else. This is the US Military do you really think that a civilian is going to be able to apply or suggest anything and then get it?????
Try just getting on a Military base if you are not a military person you won’t get far. Same goes with LEAVE. The Military has standards! So he tells me I have to request time off for him and to make up a good story so he can get out for awhile he needs a break. He wanted me to say we were getting married and he needed time off to get married. And that all I had to do was send a simple email to an address and if they needed more info they would respond back with what they needed. So I am asking him a million questions. Like don’t I need his Full Name, Rank Serial number and stuff like that and he says NO just put McDonald, Chris and the reason for your request. All military people when they are addressed or have to fill out paper work they put their rank but yet he didn’t want to tell me his rank again I think he forgot that he told me he was a 3 Star General. LOL! And I was asking isn’t your name Christopher and should I put that and he was like no all you have to type is what I told you mcdonald, chris. Hmmmmm I removed information which would educate scammers and help them trick victims more easily. We don't want to do that. Your list was good though. ~Bubbles
The email address he gave me was a google email. I am sorry but the military doesn’t use google or yahoo or msn for requests to be sent. All military sites are .gov or .mil
and he was getting mad because I kept asking there has to be some standard form to fill out for this request and he was getting mad saying no you just have to send a simple request and they will respond. Come on did you get your driver’s license without having to fill out a standard form????
Well if you do send the email what they are going to respond with is an email from what looks like it is from some high ranking officer stating in order to release the person you requested please send funds in order to assist in his pass. Which is $800. The mailbox he gave me was firstname.lastname@example.org
which was an account the scammer setups and then monitors and then starts emailing scam through that account trying once again to get you to send money. It’s all about the money. I know that we are all looking for love but please please don’t fall for these scams. All they are after is money. They are not looking for love or to be your friends and they will break your heart if you fall for it and they will take your money too!
Like I said ask a lot of questions, use the internet to research if he tells you his rank ask him things like what is his next rank and see if he can answer right away or if he takes time to look it up on the internet. Its all on the internet you can Google anything! Be smart ask questions, and DON'T EVER SEND MONEY! Sorry for the long post but it is worth it if it helps one person to not be taken in by these losers.