I begun contacting this US soldier or is currently serving in Khartoum, Sudan, in late April through the chat site meetME.com. I had just been left by my husband of 21 years with my best friend so was really down and emotionally vulnerable. He contacted me then straightaway claimed his love for me. He said that for us to be able to continue our relationship and talk to one another over the emails, i have to send money via moneygram or Western Union (foolishly i did and i sent roughly $840) to do this registration for engagement and courtship. I had recieved an email from his "colonels" office saying that it is a new system created to improve the communications with US soldiers and whoever they are courting.
I have just recently contacted the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) help desk and the guy i was talking to said that there was no such form to their knowledge.
He has sent me photos of him with all the same name badges but im not sure if it is just fake pictures of the same guy. He sent me photos of his room, which had army jackets hanging up and it was a mess. (thought the army liked to have things kept neat and tidy) He sent me pictures of his 2 kids, one was 2 photos of his son (who i have also been talking to through yahoo) but the photos were of him posing with three girls bowling. I wouldnt think a high christian father like he said he was would allow his son to do that. he also sent me a pic of his daughter and a short video of her saying hello to him which lasted a couple of seconds.
The contacting continued then his 4 year old daughter in the US had gotten sick and he could not pay for the medical bills. I sent 300 dollars to help him out. After this he told me that he may take his daugher to India to find a doctor there to help with his daughter. He claimed that his daughter had sickle cell anaemia. he even sent me a pic of her in a hospital foyer with an IV drip and tube around her nose.
He had asked me to create chat profiles for his "friends" who are with him which i did for him. One such friend he gave me his details as Raymond Odierno and sent me a picture of him aswell to use for his profile. He then later changed the name to William Odierno and said that it was a mistake and his name wasnt Raymond. the only problem is that my daughter recognised the picture as Raymond. T. Odierno who is the Chief of Staff for the army and is married with children, so why would he need a chat site profile?
I had recieved a few emails from his office with one that was signed by the Chief of Staff, Peter. J. Schoomaker in which my daughter said that is wrong as he was the Chief of Staff back in 2003 to 2007.
I eventually broke off the relationship in which he then claimed that we now had to pay for termination fees for the registration of the engagment/courtship forms. I foolishly again sent him money (roughly $1900). He then said that the forms are now being processed. Then a week later he informed me that his Colonel has been redeployed to Canada and a new one has came in who states that we missed the oppurtunity with the approved termination forms and we now have to pay a further 3000 to them. The soldier then said that we should go halves and that he pays 1500 and i pay the other half plus send the care package which i had to register and pay 300 to be able to send it over.
I have been sent pictures of him being currently injured with a wound to the head but the picture showed his wound on the back of his head but the people in the background were not in any uniform. i have spoken to him twice over the phone with one time having a siren go off and him having to go due to the siren being a call out to go fight or serve, whatever. I didnt hear very many people running though only a few voices and footsteps in the background.
I have been told by the AKO to cease all contact which i have been doing so and he now has been sending me emails titled like "I'm not worried, you should be" or "Be careful" and in the emails saying that i have been ignoring him and that i should reply immediately and i should be careful and that he has given me a time limit to reply.
Just last night he tried to call my phone which was turned off and he left a voicemail message which i could barely understand but he was saying that Baby, i dont know why you are not replying, blah blah blah (couldnt understand him) valamuse valamuse ( probably not the correct spelling, but sound it out). The thing is that he claims he is from Boston but his voice does not sound American at all and sound foreign. My daughter believes it sounds more like an African voice and not American.
Please help as i am not sure what to do and he is beginning to scare me and my 2 girls as we dont have much money and want to know if this really is a scam. My daughter is especially scared as he has also got our home address.