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cryoft forbes

Sgt. Cryoft Forbes contacted me via BP website. I've been messaging him over 4 months. He's tried on several occasions to get me to send for his early release from the army to come home and marry me. I've been very Nancy Drew with this guy. I've not sent him 1 dime. He tries to say he doesn't have an APO or FPO address don't believe him every solidier has these addresses. Says he lives me within 2 months. Not happening. Watch out for him ladies. He's smooth talking and don't fall for it. I'll never pay for a man ever! Just like to see him make an ass of himself.
—Guest not fooling me

cryoft forbex

Sgt. Cryoft Forbes contacted me via BP website. I've been messaging him over 4 months. He's tried on several occasions to get me to send for his early release from the army to come home and marry me. I've been very Nancy Drew with this guy. I've not sent him 1 dime. He tries to say he doesn't have an APO or FPO address don't believe him every solidier has these addresses. Says he lives me within 2 months. Not happening. Watch out for him ladies. He's smooth talking and don't fall for it. I'll never pay for a man ever! Just like to see him make an ass of himself.
—Guest not fooling me

Mrs

Capt Ryan Ahearn t barclay I have been asked to send money to get him out of Syria is it a scam
—Guest Sandra

send money to comador for request leave

send money to comador for request leave 730.00 for him to come home to my address for him6mths ..?? don't know if I should or not after coming across this site....how would I know it legitimate or not...don't want to become a victim.thanks
—militaryluv76

Watch out for this man

A person claiming to be john derr took me for thousands he has photos if this young man which is wrong I have tried to find out more about john derr but I can not only to let him know that this person is using his name this man makes you believe that he loves you then ask if you can take a parcel of his family documents because they are not safe were he is and that's when the cost of money starts coming in please be aware of this name john derr he is on Facebook
—Guest Jane brown

is it a scam

IIhave went into a relationship with a captain in us army he is on deployment in afghanistan. I had requested for leave to come visit scotland. I had to fill in 2 forms 1 leave request..2nd pay back form which is a fee I pay as he is looking for visit and army and red cross pay when deployment finished. My emails are being addresses by Colinel George McCall My emails go to Usarmytransitdepartment@europe.com I have returned both forms but no money I want some guidance on this. I knave known him for 7 months and I am worried I might be getting scamed.
—Diane.Duffy

John B Adams

Add this scammer to yur list I didnt let him get me at all, I had three messages from him trying to get to know me, the story he spun was he wasa US soldier in Sudan and he was telling me ther was no laptops mobiles or internet there so he was secretly contacting me in the control room. WELL alarm bells went off, this guy is a scammer for sure, I told him I was a police officer and there will be no internet , mobile phones or laptops in prison where your going... lol didnt get past stage 1 with me. Dont trust anyone that pops up out the blue and tells you your pretty, its gotta be suspicious.
—Guest Tania Lamont

Harry Chris ma scammed

I was also the victim of a swindler, called the Tyler Williams, I was very stupid I found this site very late
—Guest anina

Fake Lt Colonel Stephen J Daly USA

This guy is a piece of work he has stolen another person's pictures and when I would not send him money he has lost his mind and he said that his wife died as a result of 9/11 and he has a construction company all lies just like him be careful out there cause he is on all the sites. He has been outed and he still goes on with his lame scam and he is a liar--he will as he has protest that he is the real deal but he has been outed and he has been caught and he stole pictures from a real hero he ought to be ashamed of himself but he is not and he does not know the meaning of the word--he is a liar and be careful ladies cause he will bleed you if he has not already. There is no record of him losing his wife or his personal favorite is that he has a construction company and that is not true -- he is a liar and another person has caught him in all of his lies and he is stealing other people's identities and pictures that is some thing that is so wrong.
—seabeebrat

Captain Joseph Wood

Contacted me through linkedin. Was pretty obvious from the start. But took a long time to ask me for 250$ for his sick son. I'd really love to meet the real man behind the picture to tell him the full story. Anyone knows him? http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=304121733&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=tas%3Ajosep%2Cidx%3A1-1-1
—Guest SwissGirl

Scammed ?

Being scammed and lied to are two totally different things. " being scammed or have been scammed indicates you Actually GAVE money or goods for service or other, that was, 1 never a reality, 2 by a fraudulent person 3 and you have evidence of , bank transfers, western union receipts. I am truly saddened and sorry for one on this site who actually gave money or goods, more so for the hurt it caused you. Some churches have singles dances and functions, the internet is called a web for obvious reasons. You don't have to be alone, fund a church that matches your beliefs and go, go regularly to all the events. I know plenty of success stories that ended in marriage beginning in church.
—j1smartlady

Honnest John

Beware of face book user honest John, allegedly sgt general in Afghanistan, he said he was on special ops Intel in Afghanistan, he found a briefcase full of case, wanted me to meet up with his friend and take and deposit alleged cash. I know from the start he was a FRAUD but he got played, just remember ladies, churches in you town, city or neighboring areas have singles groups you might find someone there, def not on the web.
—j1smartlady

Army Sgt through Match.Com

I too met an army sgt in fall 2009 called himself sgt sanchez. His email address was sgtsanchez199atyahoo.com, then sgt sanchez peter anderson. Claimed he was of spanish mom, dutch dad. Wife died leaving him a young daughter. Asked for money for his daughter to be sent back to the US. She was staying with an aunt in Scotland. Asked for money for himself so that he gould get early leave. Oh the promises that he would pay me back. Did I send money? yes I recently gathered all my papers now since I have got my life sorted out. $40,000.00 cdn. He was on his way to Canada but something always happened. He had a heart attack, his dad got sick, Kate his daughter got sick, she (daughter) got busted at the airport for carrying drugs, he can't fly so now has to hire a driver etc etc. For the most part I was bored and dragging the line for the hopes he would pay me back. In 2011 the bank sent me foreclosure action on my house, I told him and I never heard from him again.
—Guest Rosetta

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Fake General

Dear Sir, I chatted a bit with James Terry but he was very evasive.He poses as General James US Army Scc Command United Nations Peacekeeping Force Syria.His email address; terryj621@yahoo .com In his profile he had all the pictures of the real James Terry and also posted updated Media clipa about Syria to make him more believable.I was on the attack again and told him his a fake.He has more profiles on facebook.I advertised him on Google as a man who defrauds Woman and I chatted to all his friends on each profile for them to see this fraudster.I received some thank you messages from the friends he selected on facebook.I also gave him a bit of my mind.He deleted two of his profiles but was too late.I already got to his friends on facebook.Well I'm talking to another suspect.Will advise later.
—Guest James Terry

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