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Just think – even if this pretend soldier hadn’t been an outright scammer, what sort of relationship are you building if you start it by financially supporting someone you’ve only just met on the Internet?
Never give any money to someone you met online and if in doubt, let your dating site’s support team know you’ve been asked for money and ask their opinion (this is one of the reasons why it pays to date on a reputable dating site with a good support team).
You can read the rest of the article about this latest scam victim here.
UPDATE: This post has been gathering quite a lot of very useful comments from women who have either been victims of similar fraud or have been contacted by scammers.
The scammer pretended to be an American soldier serving in Afghanistan.This is a very common scam nowadays and so it’s worth keeping your wits about you.It always pains me to see women (and men) fall for these scams.In the UK there is now a service called Action Fraud, which is a website and helpline where you can report any time of fraud (including online dating fraud) and get help and support.Please consider sharing your stories with them as well if you are in the UK.