it doesn’t work like that in the real army), or want to buy some special satellite phones to be able to talk to you (another nonsense, the civilians don’t pay for the army satellite phones! Yet another twist with some military scams: they are in Iraq or Afghanistan, and need your help in smuggling in the country gold, money, Saddam’s treasures, etc.. But to receive the treasures you will have to pay fee to customs, lawyers or any other fee associated with it.
Or, they pretend to be in the military, and either want you to pay so they can go on a leave and meet with you (bunch of crock!
There is NO treasures and gold, just you, your wallet and a scammer.
They will take any photo they come across that depicts a Military member, they are also taking photos of our Fallen Warriors as well.
They also like to tell people that they are widowed and caring for the child/children alone.
We get ten to twenty emails per day asking if a profile is really a Soldier, and 99% of the time it is a scammer.
For most of us, they are easy to pick out, because we are familiar with the Military and know how it operates.