It did exactly what I think Emily, Abbie and I wanted to do which was bring attention to this. This is going to be the most updated version of my exposure of these Nigerian scams that target military personnel on dating sites. If you have a photo that is being used to scam women by using photos of military personnel, send to cj[at]soldiersperspective[dot]us and I will update this post. Eventually, women will be able to come here and SEE that the photos are being used on multiple women.
If you are being scammed by someone using these photos, please put your stories in the comments section. And keep in mind that the people in these photos are not the problem.
They are victims just as much as those that they scam. Claims to be Perry Terry Knox. Tells the standard retirement story, with a 11 year old son. Said he was a Sargeant. Asked for an iPhone, but when told it was too expensive asked his victim for a Blackberry. This person is claiming to be Major Mark Collins Ehresman. These are supposedly of someone going by the name Tom Curtis. He uses the email tomhcurtis69 yahoo. Because of the size of each photo, they were obviously taken from either a MySpace or Facebook page.
These photos are supposedly of a Captain Steven Massingale Barrett. Yet, one just need look at the rank on the second picture to see how dumb this Nigerian scammer is. My name is Robert Haggard. I was born on the 2nd of August, at Baptist Hospital of California. I was very playful at school and it affected my academic works. I joined the Military academy at the age of I was in the boarding school so my parents visit me once in a while.
My mom was a head teacher and dad was in the medical field. I fought in the Gulf war in to The gulf war was fought to liberate Kuwait from autocratic rule of the late Saddam. I had a pretty bad experience. I also act as a platoon sergeant in the absence of the Sergeant First Class.
I am the leader of my squad. I am a non commission officer and I work in the junior management of the military. As you already know, I am currently stationed in Baghdad , the capital of Iraq. I have to let you know that I am on my second mission to Iraq and I have already spent 10 months here in Iraq. My first mission to Iraq was in My mission ended in When back to the States, I found out that my ex betrayed my love by going in for another man.
She cost me a lost. She misused my properties so I paid her off. I was in love with her with all my heart but she let me down. I was with her for 14 years. My son lives with a friend in Miami. I have full custody of him. I do not want to pay my ex any amount of money again. I will be getting him to stay with me when i come home soon. I was married only once. I am now looking for another woman to involve myself with. I will be home in 3 months.
Actually, we are not allowed to communicate with outsiders because of security reasons but I need a woman for myself. A woman that will be there for me and I will be there for her too. I will not be able to call you because we are not allowed to communicate with outsiders on phone. My relationship with my ex was like this. I loved her with all my heart. In fact it is true. I helped her in her work, support her family, spending much time with her as much as I could.
Going with her to the beaches, the movies and a lot of interesting places just trying to make her the happiest woman in life. I know she is regretting it by now. Her parents once called me and were apologizing for her but I already made my mind. I do not get angry. It happens once in a while but I know how to control myself. Will like you to also send me some pictures of you too. I am concluding this letter here but remember this am serious about my words Have a good day.
Hugs, Haggards I highlighted the glaring holes in this guys story, especially the rank. What a weird term they use. Again, judging by the size of each of these photos, they were most likely snagged from a MySpace or Facebook page. Anyway, on to the next. What a promotion for this guy, huh? I highly encourage you ladies being scammed by these guys to actually do a Google search on military ranks.
The first one goes by the name MikeJones Yahoo. The other 3 are supposedly the same person and goes by the name SGT. Again, notice the rank of this LTC!! No explanation about why the name and email address are different. Probably tired of creating new Yahoo accounts and keeping up with them.
Same story wants ts2 money and transit money. Says he was in 24 years, wants to retire and marry his victims and has money aplenty. Soldiers can pay for it themselves.
Now in Afghanistan and will come back in 11 June. The interesting thing about these photos is that the scammer actually took the time to remove the name tags from the photo. Could be anyone here! The first 4 photos are of a young James Ruddock and his family. He targets women in the UK mostly, it seems and proposes marriage, using his dead wife and two kids as emotional bait.
He also says to some women that he was supposed to be in Afganistan with a house also in the UK that he was going to retire to a different location. He also uses the name of Steve Ruddock and Mark Ruddock as well. This one is funny, but the person using the above photos claims to be a Captain Brown Mark Mark Brown? This guy is such a tool, he tries to use General Odierno in his scam. This is supposedly Lt. There is no such person in the Army as Lt. Here are the pics that the scammers used on another reader using the name Sgt Patrick Mcdonald.
This moron also sent pics using using the name Gen. The next scammer uses the name Capt. He only communicates through yahoo and of course is retiring in June. This is so that he can set up the classic Nigerian Retirement pass payments, as if a Soldier needs to pay to retire from the Army!
I tried looking into this one, but there are so many Swains in the Army, but none of them with a first name Harry. The guy using these photos seems to have hit the motherload of images. He calls himself Arena Adams. The have all come out of Saudi Arabia, but could easily be routed through there from Nigeria and other African nations.. Randolf was his name, and uses the phone number Said his birthday was April 30, , and he sponsors children in Iraq, that he has 15 children that he set up a foundation for and provides for them.
I have decide to take my time to write out this message to you and I will expect same back from you. S right at this moment,in the beautiful city of Farmington Hills, Michigan where i had been for so long since the divorced between my Mother and my Daddy. Really before my Dad passed away, we were living peacefully together, but on a official peace keeping mission in Dafur War Region, let me quickly phrase out this that my Dad and my mother are American. My father was from the Marine Military,My mother is a teacher.