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Old 12-06-2017, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Here is my question to the Military community. Sorry, coz it's going to be lengthy!

I have met a soldier that is currently serving in Turkey. We have been emailing almost 3 months now. He said he was getting ready to come back to the states soon but then told me his tour was extended by 12 weeks. Ok, I can believe that. Well he's telling me that he "loves me" (which I'm not falling for but I do care for him and like him..LIKE, not love) well he told me that he could get a satellite cell phone so we could text and maybe talk on the phone. Of course, I was excited until he told me I'd have to post a one time connection fee of $300, which I'd post here in the states. He said he would pay me back as soon as he got home. I told him I couldn't do that. He asked me to borrow the money, if I could. I told him that was not an option. I told him to send me the money and I'd be happy to do so. He said being overseas, he had no access to his money.
If he is on Active Duty, he gets a regular pay-check sent to his bank. He may not have easy access to a bank where he is located, but so long as he has access to the internet, he does have access to his banking.

For anything that he wants to buy, he can spend his money for that purpose.



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... He has told me that he was putting in for leave so that he can come home earlier and that he's also going to drop his retirement paperwork
To 'retire' means that he has served for at least 20 years. Once a servicemember submits his paperwork to retire, that is NOT just dropped.



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... He said to make the process easier he asked if I could send an email to a "diplomat" that will help him get it started. I was to email this guy wait to get the info that was requested and print them out, sign then scan and send them back to the guy I'm talking to. He said the Army requires he has a beneficiary got his paper work and since he had no-one he wants to put me down. He process to tell me that there is a $550 processing fee and that he would pay me back. I told him I was NOT sending any money to anyone. Well he told me he was not happy with my decision not to help him get his retirement going. I told him I'd make him a deal. ..give me his social, CO email and his unit info. He said he couldn't do that for "security reasons".
This sounds very fishy.

His command should have an 'ombudsman' somewhere stateside, whose job is to assist dependents with connecting to any services they need. Ask to speak with his ombudsman during regular office hours, so you can meet face-to-face with the ombudsman.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:23 AM
 
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Hi I started talking to an army guy 2 weeks ago he told me he’s single, no kids, he told me he’s stationed in San Antonio but currently deployed in Africa we haven’t talk on the phone because he told me he would have to pay a lot, he can only text, also he asked me to open a bank account so he can transfer his money to USA cuz he can’t use his money in Africa he hasn’t asks me for money yet he told me that he likes me and he can’t wait to meet me in June should I believe him ?
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:06 AM
 
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Hi I started talking to an army guy 2 weeks ago he told me heís single, no kids, he told me heís stationed in San Antonio but currently deployed in Africa we havenít talk on the phone because he told me he would have to pay a lot, he can only text, also he asked me to open a bank account so he can transfer his money to USA cuz he canít use his money in Africa he hasnít asks me for money yet he told me that he likes me and he canít wait to meet me in June should I believe him ?
Yes you should, if you want to lose a bunch of money.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:50 AM
 
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Hi I started talking to an army guy 2 weeks ago he told me heís single, no kids, he told me heís stationed in San Antonio but currently deployed in Africa we havenít talk on the phone because he told me he would have to pay a lot, he can only text, also he asked me to open a bank account so he can transfer his money to USA cuz he canít use his money in Africa he hasnít asks me for money yet he told me that he likes me and he canít wait to meet me in June should I believe him ?
Welcome to Nigeria Run do not walk.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Hi I started talking to an army guy 2 weeks ago he told me heís single, no kids, he told me heís stationed in San Antonio but currently deployed in Africa we havenít talk on the phone because he told me he would have to pay a lot, he can only text, also he asked me to open a bank account so he can transfer his money to USA cuz he canít use his money in Africa he hasnít asks me for money yet he told me that he likes me and he canít wait to meet me in June should I believe him ?
It is a scam....

You never met the guy. You just wrote. It is a scam.

The lowest ranking U.S. Army soldier gets paid over $1,400 per month pay. Plus there are other bonuses. And overseas pay. And a place to live. And free food. This is a scam.

It is all BS... Don't associate with this person... It is all a scam....
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Hi I started talking to an army guy 2 weeks ago he told me heís single, no kids, he told me heís stationed in San Antonio but currently deployed in Africa we havenít talk on the phone because he told me he would have to pay a lot, he can only text, also he asked me to open a bank account so he can transfer his money to USA cuz he canít use his money in Africa he hasnít asks me for money yet he told me that he likes me and he canít wait to meet me in June should I believe him ?
He has access to internet if he's at a military base, so he can open his own bank account online. Also, he already has a US bank account from his life in San Antonio. The military deposits his money into his US Bank account every two weeks. No way does he not already have a bank account.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Hi I started talking to an army guy 2 weeks ago he told me heís single, no kids, he told me heís stationed in San Antonio but currently deployed in Africa we havenít talk on the phone because he told me he would have to pay a lot, he can only text, also he asked me to open a bank account so he can transfer his money to USA cuz he canít use his money in Africa he hasnít asks me for money yet he told me that he likes me and he canít wait to meet me in June should I believe him ?

Definitely a scam. His paycheck would already be direct deposited in a US bank or credit union. The military does not pay with cash or checks and hasn't for a long time. When I was in Afghanistan we were able to call home on phones provided by the military. We were not able to text, unless we went out and bought a cell phone and a plan from a local provider, at considerable expense. Scammer.
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Old Today, 05:10 AM
 
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Exclamation Soldier Scam

I need to know about making payment for flight ticket (Scott Wallace) he told me its already expired and have to oay $400 to renew flight ticket.
Is it true?
Can he pay for it?
Can he have access to his account while he is in syria?
Do i have to pay $400 for flight ticket???
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Old Today, 05:41 AM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Not the Scott Wallace scams again... they've been circulating online for nearly ten years. Delete. Run away. Block that person's email and/or text. Ignore.
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Old Today, 06:54 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Home scam artist sentenced to 5 years in prison | Local News | nwitimes.com

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Home scam artist sentenced to 5 years in prison
HOME SCAM: Brian Scott Wallace to repay all victims

RUTHANN ROBINSON
rrobinson@nwitimes.com
219.662.5331 Dec 2, 2004


CROWN POINT An Ecstasy addiction led a Munster man to bilk Lake County residents out of thousands of dollars last summer, his lawyer told Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray at the sentencing hearing Wednesday.

Murray sentenced Brian Scott Wallace, 28, to five years in prison and five years probation on the five counts of D-felony theft to which Wallace pleaded guilty. Prosecutors dismissed several other charges, but as part of the negotiated plea agreement, Wallace will repay all parties named in all charges.
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