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Right now I am getting pissed with your responses
And still you later claimed there are snakes on the road to the Western Union
Please for the sake of humanity help Mr. Felix and I to get this money
Ima Baeder 419Eater Admin
Joined: 03 May 2007
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:45 pm
Thanks for posting that, Cowboy Buck. While romance scams have been around for a long time, we've seen a huge increase in the number of victims of this type of scam in which a romance scammer plays a US soldier. I'm familiar with the blog mentioned in the article, soldiersperspective. We've talked to some of the same victims as they have. The victim that Bluth interviewed for his radio show a couple of weeks ago was a victim of this type of scam.
This scam varies from the standard romance scams because the scammer often asks for money for a special satellite phone so that he and the victim can stay in touch.
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Bart Fargo Corporate Baiter
Joined: 22 May 2010
Location: Free munchies for the cantaloupe masters
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:32 am
The ones who pretend they are soldiers really piss me off. And not just US soldiers but any country's military. If you put any of these assholes in a battle situation, they'd run in the opposite direction like the pieces of shit they are.
OK enough of my rant.
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Joined: 13 Feb 2010
Location: Home of the Orangemen! Friends call me Doc
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:55 am
^^I totally agree! I served eight years (peace time thankfully), but I'm a vet, and I hate it when someone pretends they served.
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theblob 419Eater is my life
Joined: 31 May 2010
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:00 am
What do you have to do to get chocolate, flowers and teddy bears from a scammer?
Although I'm really only interested in the chocolate. Yummy!
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rocknrollnobody Master Baiter
Joined: 06 Jan 2010
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:08 am
This annoys the hell out of me. As a serving soldier it really pisses me off to see people pretend to be suffering from war, and giving the whole military sob story.
I've done 4 tours (Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Afghanistan), and I'll freely admit none of them were a picnic. But to then use this to scam generous, sympathetic people really grinds my gears.
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