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#108842 by monalisaa2 Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:29 am
I met this scammer on Cupid.com. He is posing as a Solider in the United states Army who has been deployed to Afghanistan as a special forces agent on a peace keeping mission.

The following is his email header:

From Robert Bowen Thu Jun 14 22:16:31 2012
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Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:16:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: Robert Bowen <[email protected]>
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IPTracker as well as IP2location traced the header to the United states. I did a trace of one of the many IP addresses used in the string of connections made from one IP address to another. Google retrieved several posts indicating that the IP address was previously used by scammers, including Scamwarners.



The following is the email that he sent to me.

Really nice to hear from you soon ...well i just joined the site recently and never had an experience of this before...you will be my first contact on here and i wish it to be the last...i find your picture so special that i cant stop staring at it ..i try to find out whats so special about it but i couldn't give a reason..
well maybe telling you more about myself will solve some questions from you here..
Im an independent man,..
I work in the Usa allied forces as a special force agent..(secret detectives),
Im presently on deployment here in Afghanistan presently assigned to the Stabilization Force of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in kabul afghanistan
"Let me say that I am an Army reservist who has been called to active duty, taken from my kids and my sister to be here. I volunteered to come, feeling it was my duty to use my skills to help bring peace to this world.
Whether it be in mortal combat, or using my brain to help the people here create the conditions for peace. Thousands of innocents died here in Kabul where I am stationed. And for them, and all the survivors, I would gladly lay down all im skilled for if I could make a difference, and save three, four, ten or a hundred. Mankind will not continue without sacrifice by some of us..Well working as a military man has been an hectic work here in the war zone ..
I just hope am out of here soon . so i can plan my life with the right woman. am an honest , caring , romantic and understanding man looking for an honest caring and romantic woman ready for a serious relationship on here a woman that won't cheat on me.. have never tried this before this will be my first time ..
so what more will you like to know about me?
tell me more about you? baby tell me your experiences on the dating sites....your life, past relationship ,your background and things you feel i need to know about you ..what are you likes and dislikes ,do you drive ?what type of car do you drive...Tell me where you work,do you own your apartment? tell me your full name ...what are your idea of a perfect dating...
try to send me your pics..
Cant wait to read from you

If the IP address was not enough to identify him as scammer, the use of language in his email was another amount of sound proof.
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#108902 by Grunt Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:21 pm
IP: 206.165.222.49
ISP: Level 3 Communications
Organization: Level 3 Communications
Services: Suspected network sharing device :lol:
Country: United States


with pics frequently used by scammer on FB
Robert Bowen
Works at Intelligent Office
In a relationship with xxx
From Los Angeles, California

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Mike Motrici
38 from Truro, United Kingdom
Model, Actor, Dancer, Film & Stage Crew

http://www.starnow.co.uk/mikemotrici

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