Friday 6 January 2017


There are several very common scams involving the impersonation of US Service members. These scams involve Africans (Nigeria and Ghana) impersonated service members. 

Unfortunately, because the perpetrators are not actual service members the Army has no jurisdiction to investigate them. In the US the internet Criminal Complaint Center is responsible for investigating these types of crimes and a report can be filed at

 If you live outside of the US the IC3 website may not allow you to file a complaint in which case you should contact your local police. 

See these sites for more information 

…. Please be vigilante and careful with anyone claiming to be a Soldier on the internet.

 Also share this information with any one you know that uses these sites. If you received the e-mail unsolicited you should forward it to the Federal Trade Commission at

In addition to reporting this to IC3 recommend you; cease all contact with these people; notify the website you met them on; and if you gave him and personal information place a fraud alert on your accounts. 


These criminals generally say things like: they are on a Peace Keeping Mission, Looking for honest woman, parent's deceased, wife deceased, child being cared for by nanny or other guardian, profess their love almost immediately, refer to you as "my love", "my darling" or any other affectionate term almost immediately, telling you they cannot wait to be with you, telling you they cannot talk on the phone or via webcam due to security reasons, or telling you they are sending you something (money, jewelry) through a diplomat. 

Finally, they claim to be a US Army Soldier; however, their English and grammar do not match that of someone born and raised in the United States.

Here is a list of answers to some of the most common types of scams:

1. Soldiers and their loved ones are not charged money so that the Soldier can go on leave.

2. No one is required to request leave on behalf of a Soldier.

3. A General Officer will not correspond with you on behalf of a Soldier planning to take leave.

4. A General Officer will not be a member of an internet dating site.

5. Soldiers are not charged money for secure communications or leave.

6. Soldiers do not need permission to get married.

7. Soldiers do not have to pay for early retirement.

8. Soldiers have medical insurance, which pays for their medical costs when treated at civilian health care facilities worldwide - family and friends do not need to pay their medical expenses.

9. Military aircraft are not used to transport Privately Owned Vehicles.

10. Army financial offices are not used to help Soldiers buy or sell items of any kind.

11. Soldiers deployed to Combat Zones do not need to solicit money from the public to feed or house their troops.

12. Deployed Soldiers do not find large unclaimed sums of money and do not need your help to get that money out of the country.

SA Ward

+39 3715186523 +1(919)339-1812
+1 (413)667-9936 +1(626)244-7548
Using Brent Taylor.. deceased

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