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if a soldier is posted overseas, in a camp, in Africa, wants

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if a soldier is posted overseas, in a camp, in Africa, wants me to send $400.00 which is form fees for recognition of whom I am to him. Is this standard procedure or am I being scammed.
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.

That is standard process for a scam.

I get a call on this at least one time per week. It is amazing (to me at least) how innovative these criminals are. The story is often similar...with a few twists.

But to answer your question, this is, without a doubt, a scam. Please do not send this money...you will never see this person (they are using a fake name and a picture stolen from the internet) or the money again.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't require any more info, but can we get his name out there so others know

Yes Ma'am...there are a few ways to do so

You can report this crime here

http://www.romancescams.org/

http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/fraudtypes/romance.aspx

Also, you can report the attempted theft to the Federal Trade Commission. Your report helps law enforcement officials across the United States in their investigations.

Online: http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft

By phone: 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338) or TTY, 1-866-653-4261

By mail: Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580

Report the fraud to the Federal Trade Commission on Nigerian Scams.
Email: [email protected]

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