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).
If there were soldiers being denied leave after being overseas for years at a time, it would be ALL over the news. Now, we certainly do have troops in other countries.
Then the supposed CO sends back a letter asking for money to connect a phone line or some other complete lie. He says one of the following…parents died, his wife died in his arms, his wife was killed in a car accident along with all of his children, his children are orphaned and living in some remote location, or he was orphaned……all LIES. And I mean if this was for real and that kind of luck follows him, why do you want to be with him? He says he doesn’t have a mailing address because either he is in a classified unit or his position changes so often.
Even in special operations, he’ll have an APO address.
but are currently taking care of some reasonably believable business in Ghana or West Africa, etc.
Many online dating sites allow anyone to join for free, and they usually do not screen their members.
Some victims lost even US 0.000 on this kind of 419 scam or called in Ghana "Sakava" scammers.
If you have already received such e-mails, you are advised to terminate all further contacts with the scammers, and, in the event that you have sent them funds, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.
If you are resident in the United States, you can also file a complaint with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), through the following website:
And you don’t have to send it through a relative because he can’t give out his address. He says he needs you to pay for his R&R leave because the Army doesn’t pay for it. A real soldier will not request money to travel home as he doesn’t need it!