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Unread postby denn15607 » 3 March 2019, 00:48

I'm sure this topic has been covered before. I met someone using a gay social media app. We exchanged a few messages before he asked me to download a different app. I felt stupid downloading it and giving out my email. But we started messaging each other through this app. He stated, that he is a military man and that he is on a deployment to Nigeria. I started asking a lot of questions and never could get a straight forward response. (His grammar is horrible btw) I called him on it. He began sending pictures of himself in uniform. Well, I felt like a right idiot after that but his story still doesn't match. He started telling me things like his phone is cracked and one of his family members wants to send me a phone to send him. But he needs credit card information instead of an address for his family to send the item. I feel bad for saying no, but I know its a scam. He has since sent me additional pictures and still asking for money. His story doesn't line up at all with what he is saying but I've been messaging him back and forth. Some of it seems like its true but there are still major gaps in his story. I don't want to get emotionally involved but I'm looking at it as a way to screw with him. I may be screwing myself though. I was raised in a military family so I know some of what he is saying is lies, but should I continue to message him. In the back of my mind, I keep reminding myself its a scam but then I start thinking what if it isn't. Can somebody please help me on this one, I'm confused on what I need to do. I truly think an Army Ranger's ID has been compromised. But I don't know who to report it to or even who might be able to tell me if any of it is true.
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Re: Scam or Truth?

Unread postby Jzone » 3 March 2019, 00:57

SCAM! You don't need to be a hero and somehow avenge an unknown army ranger. My advice is to cut off all contact with this scam artist. They will continue to try to hook your emotions to keep you involved. Walk away from it. This is not your fight or your responsibility.
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Re: Scam or Truth?

Unread postby denn15607 » 3 March 2019, 01:12

Thank you Jzone, in my head I know its a scam. But it is that small thought "what if" that is playing the dangerous roll in my mind.
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Re: Scam or Truth?

Unread postby Jzone » 3 March 2019, 01:33

The scam artist will continue to exploit "that small thought". You can grant them that, or you can walk away. Play their game if you want; it won't likely go well for you. Your choice.
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Re: Scam or Truth?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 3 March 2019, 02:10

Why is it always Nigeria or Cameroon? Lol. Yeah it's an obvious scam. Don't give this shithead any personal information.

He's a full time con artist.

As far as worrying about him stealing an identity. I bet he just googled American soldiers and stole their pictures. I doubt he actually is stealing there identity.

I'd tell the guy to fuck off and move along
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Re: Scam or Truth?

Unread postby rogonandi » 3 March 2019, 04:28

Yes, it’s a scam. I don’t think anyone who ever asks for personal information over these apps is on the level.
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Re: Scam or Truth?

Unread postby Eryx » 7 March 2019, 16:14

Victor_Laszlo wrote:Why is it always Nigeria or Cameroon? Lol.
Uganda, too! Always the same kind of story. This is so obviously a scam. Come on, OP, even if it wasn't, what's the advantage of being with someone in Nigeria? Shouldn't you be talking to someone you can actually meet? And why on Earth would his family need credit card information to send you a phone? Why wouldn't they send it straight to him?

And LOL, their grammar is always so fucking terrible. Once Nigerian scam artists actually start learning proper English, then we'll live in dangerous times with everyone getting caught hahahah
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