Stephen thomas and internet dating scams
Even in special operations, he’ll have an APO address.
And this is not a post office box and it’s not in Nigeria!!
He may wait until his plane is suppose to leave and you’re meeting him in less than 24 hours.
Then all of the sudden disaster strikes and he needs three grand to be able to come home. I hate to be harsh but if any of the above sounds familiar, it’s a SCAM. You’re not the lucky one who’s encountered these signs but somehow your guy is the real deal.
If all an Army spouse had to do was email her soldier’s commander to get him home from deployment, don’t you think ALL Army spouses would be doing this? The Army does not allow leave requests from Army family members. There are ATMs on any main post and the PX accepts debit and credit cards. Last time I checked we aren’t on a lot of peacekeeping missions in Nigeria and Syria.Some of these scumbags are using the pictures of soldiers who were killed in action to run their scams. Someone told me once they were dating a General and she even had pictures. What’s funny is he’ll type over the only legitimate information on the card and replace it with something that makes no sense. The pictures they use many times on military IDs are so fake and it’s so obvious.Real military ID pictures basically look like a mugshot – solid background with him in uniform and basically only showing his face (maybe the very top of his shoulders).99.9% of military guys overseas don’t have the time available to them to email, chat and Skype for hours at a time or even every day online. And most have no interest in “dating” someone online while they’re deployed. Go downtown in a military town to a club one night and let me know how many single soldiers are there looking for the love of their life…exactly what their goal is.
Continuing to talk to their loved one that they knew before deployment? And when you’re thousands of miles away from each other, he doesn’t have the opportunity to sleep with you. Many of these stories contain comments about him saying he loves you within a few days/weeks of starting to talk or he wants to marry you as soon as he returns. And they’re doing this to many others at the same time they’re doing it to you. Go back and read the first line in bold at the top of this article. ********** Since starting the website, I have received many emails from people who believe they are dating a soldier when, in most cases, they actually are not.