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We are committed to maintaining standards, protecting users and giving those users assurance as outlined in Our Guiding Principles. A link to our customer service arrangements is provided here.QUANTICO, Va., Oct 18, 2011 -- Special agents from the U. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning the American public, as well as citizens from other nations, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud -- especially scams that promise true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.The scams include asking the victim to send money, often thousands of dollars at a time, to a third party address.Once victims are hooked, the criminals continue their ruse.So how do you avoid falling prey to an internet dating scam in the first place?
The victims are most often unsuspecting women, 30 to 55 years old, who think they are romantically involved on the Internet with an American Soldier, when in fact they are being cyber-robbed by perpetrators thousands of miles away. The perpetrators will often take the true rank and name of a U. Soldier who is honorably serving his country somewhere in the world, marry that up with some photographs of a Soldier off the Internet, and then build a false identity to begin prowling the Internet for victims.
"We've even seen instances where the perpetrators are asking the victims for money to "purchase leave papers" from the Army, help pay for medical expenses from combat wounds received, or help pay for their flight home so they can leave the war zone," said Grey.
These scams are outright theft and are a grave misrepresentation of the U. Army and the tremendous amount of support programs and mechanisms that exist for Soldiers today, especially those serving overseas, said Grey.
But if you feel compelled to do it anyway, at least read Fraud Aid's legal responsibility page, first.
It details the ramifications you may face should you choose this route, no matter where you or the internet dating scam artist lives.