These scams where you believe you are dating a soldier are becoming more and more common. Do you think I am being paranoid or now that he has made his decision and picked me. He isn’t going to use me for time off and then blow me off when he gets back to the states.. The thing that sticks out most to me is him asking you to write to request time off for him so he can get married. The Army does not process requests for time off from the girlfriend (or wife for that matter) of a soldier. Some units will not even allow individual time off and the soldier can only have leave when the unit as a whole takes it.
this money will not be in a cheque form as the army has to be careful of fraud.
therefore they will be using western union for the transaction.
There is also no reason for you to request for him to get leave. The Army is not going to recognize a leave request from a civilian. In almost all cases, he has access to the internet as well as phones through the MWR in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
In other cases that I have been informed of, the request is typically granted and then an outrageous amount of money (in the thousands) is requested to purchase a flight. We have beem talking for quite sometime now and he says he’s deployed to Afghanistan and will be going to iraq for 3months so he will not be able to chat online. They wrote back saying I should subscribe with a fee of 524. Depending on where he is, he may not be able to call very often but it would be very unlikely for it to be completely impossible.
Last month a court heard how a driver killed a motorcyclist as he sent a text message to his grandmother.
Jailing him for three years, the judge said he had been distracted by his phone and said ‘even the time to text eight characters is the time it takes to kill a man’.
I am to send a e-mail requesting to get connected with him, he said there is a fee and then all calls are free.
He also mentioned something about registering and then I can request for him to get leave. When soldiers are overseas, there is no reason for other people to be paying for their communication.
He has been telling her that he will be coming to see her when he can get a leave.