American soldier dating scams
Larry Williams, and he was in Afghanistan from Fort Campbell.
He sent her poetry and page after page of emails professing his love.She asked to speak with him in person or via Skype, but the man said that wasn't allowed.“His thing was, ‘well, this is top secret, we're fighting the terrorists, we can't do anything that would compromise that, so I can't use the phone.' And I believed all this," Schuster said. Shortly after the first wire transfer, the man told her that he wanted to get out of the Air Force and join some of his pilot friends in starting a private company that flies charter planes.It’s a story as old as the internet itself: Boy meets girl, girl falls for boy, boy asks girl to wire him thousands of dollars and then vanishes off the face of the earth forever. A scammer — usually from West Africa — poses as a deployed American soldier in search of love.Well, at least that’s the experience many people have had since the rise of internet dating and the online scams that have followed. Make no mistake about it, these guys are professionals.