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I want to see if this Army Military man is real. He has been

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I want to see if this Army Military man is real. He has been romancing me online and I am believing him. He said about getting married. Written romantic poetry. He said he adopted a young boy in Ghana. I heard so much bad stuff and I did give money to him because I believe him and I still do. But before it gets too out of hand I want to know about this individual. I am really ripped apart with this because he is so vague. But I have some info on him. I just want to know if it is him or somebody claiming to be him.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 9 months ago.
Hi, I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your dilemma. What else can you tell me about this person?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
His name is*****
Adopted son names James KentMyers Kent is in the Army and he was in Iraq now he is in Ghana where his son is. He is trying to get them back here in the states. Myers Kent lives in Bronx, New York. I am getting really bad feelings now. But I am hoping I am wrong. He said he will be with me in the middle of March this year. Just a couple of weeks away. I wish I did this sooner before I invested so much
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 9 months ago.
I'm sorry to hear that you've already sent this man a lot of money. Scam artists posing as members of the military have become so pervasive over the past few years that the U.S. Army has actually issued warnings - specifically asking people NOT to send money to anyone they encounter to people who are claiming to be in the military. Members of the Armed Forces are paid, and when they're in combat zones, they're paid pretty well (especially considering they have no living expenses). If a person can get online to talk to you, he can also access his bank accounts. Which means no one in the military should EVER be asking you to send them money. If he were really in the military, his email address would END in Those are official email addresses issued by the military, and anyone using Gmail, Hotmail, or another free service to communicate with you is almost certainly not really in the military. A person can verify the status of any service member via this website. There is NO SECURITY RISK whatsoever to using this service. If he's not listed, he's not in the army. It's also a good idea to copy/paste excerpts of the poetry he's sent you, because it's quite likely that many, many other women have received the same words.
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 9 months ago.
Kent Myers has been reported as a dating scam artist. It's very common for scam artists to use two first or two last names and flip them around, so that's another big sign that he's not legitimate. Everything you've said is consistent with a scam. You should contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a complaint. Also, beware of follow-up scams. Sometimes in this situation, the scam artists will have a friend contact you and offer to get your money back - for a small, upfront fee, sent via Western Union. It's just a more despicable part of the original scam. Don't fall for it. If you have any questions or concerns about my response, please reply WITHOUT RATING. It's important that you are 100% satisfied with my courtesy and professionalism. Otherwise, please rate my service positively so I am paid for the time I spend answering questions. If you are on a mobile device, you may need to scroll to the right. There is no charge for follow-up questions. Thank you.

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