American soldiers scams on military dating sites
They may be able to trace the emailer's IP address to stop the person from playing on women's emotions to steal their savings.
Schuster turned her anger into action, and by sharing her story, she says she helped a woman in New Zealand and a fellow American in Boston discover that they were being duped.
She asked to speak with him in person or via Skype, but the man said that wasn't allowed.“His thing was, ‘well, this is top secret, we're fighting the terrorists, we can't do anything that would compromise that, so I can't use the phone.' And I believed all this," Schuster said.
After a few weeks, the man told her he needed some money to help his daughter go on a school trip.
In all, she sent about ,000, and almost immediately after she sent the last wire, he stopped emailing her.“My heart just sank and I thought, this doesn't seem right,” she said.
Multi-million-dollar scamming industry For Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey, Schuster's story is all-too familiar.“It's been just overwhelming. Grey says he has personally spoken to women who've given more than ,000 to someone that they've never met in person. Grey says many of these criminals work out of cyber cafes in west African countries such as Nigeria and Ghana.