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Often, the American has spoken with the Ghanaian's "relatives" and/or visa broker and feels like a part of the family.
Some Americans start to question the relationship after they receive two or three requests for money and no visit.
Sure they can google but if you happen to be on the phone and it’s taking them awhile to answer you that’s a red flag.
However, the anonymity of the site allows criminals in Ghana to take advantage of unsuspecting American singles by forging fraudulent relationships and attempting to get money out of them.
Many victims have noted that it is at this point when they found Embassy fraud warnings on the Internet.
The majority of Ghanaian correspondents send pictures of themselves along with scanned copies of altered Ghanaian passports and U. visas to assure Americans of their existence and their intent to visit.
The fake soldier comes across real by using fallen troops pictures and names. That scheme has also taken on the term Catfished, thanks to the popularity of the MTV Show based on people who are seeking to find out if the people they have become romantically involved with online; are really who they say they are.
Even if they say they are not in a combat zone but stationed overseas, they will never need you to sign off for them to go on leave. If this so called soldier says he needs money to get out of being AWOL ( A term used in the United States Military to describe a soldier or other military member who has left his or her post without permission (usually in disagreement with a particular order”via Urban Dictionary”.) he is lying. Scammers like to use pictures of fallen soldiers so use the tool that the Catfish cast uses to search images with just one click. You can also use some of the websites and Facebook pages that try to expose fake soldiers such as Stolen Valor and their official website Guardians of Valor . She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.
No money you pay will get him out of this punishable act. Ask scammers what they do in the military and their MOS which is a number followed by a letter.
I am astounded at the number of emails I have still been getting from women who are are engaged or dating so called military personnel whom they have never seen and have only talked to online.
The dating online part isn’t even really the shocking part for me.