Information on romance scams and scammers.
#47658 by Bubbles Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:58 am
Thank you for posting this additional information up vampireangel1076. It is really helpful to be able to keep current on the email addresses that are being used.

Don't take it personally, the scammer doesn't know who he is writing to or what your background might be. He just hopes to be believable enough to get you to send money. You are correct, he didn't know who he came upon and that is a great thing for us and our side. :oh-joy:

Bubbles, former Scamwarners moderator.

Rest in Peace 24 June 2015.

Gone, but never forgotten.

#47700 by vampireangel1076 Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:17 pm
Thanks, I glad that i can help. I have also posted up on two on my anti government blog sites what has happened and also put your website there as a help to other victims of this crime.

Bubbles wrote:Thank you for posting this additional information up vampireangel1076. It is really helpful to be able to keep current on the email addresses that are being used.

Don't take it personally, the scammer doesn't know who he is writing to or what your background might be. He just hopes to be believable enough to get you to send money. You are correct, he didn't know who he came upon and that is a great thing for us and our side. :oh-joy:

V for Victory Join the resistance.
#49202 by yankeegurl33 Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:24 pm
I met a guy by the name of [email protected] through facebooks Are you interested. He is a scammer he told me his name was David Obrian. He has several facebook accounts under that name. And under one of them he has pictures of 2 different people saying they are him.
#49295 by DMO1037406 Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:06 am
I to got pulled in to the same scam here I met this guy on a web site through facebook, Are You Insterested same senerio he comvienced me to get him leave. The Contact Person General Jack Stultz The officer I met he was a Sgt Stationed in Afganstan he went under Sgt Williamson Cohn. please be ware I have reported it to local autorities and state officials.
#49776 by pbarrett Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:59 pm
Hi Risa,

My name is Pamela.. I am from Canada.. and let me tell you .. This is still happening.. This Sgt named
Sgt Dennis Hobby Lewis from Craig Co. Found me on a website called Badoo. Telling me how serious he is and how much he wants me and loves me.. and needs a serious women and play no games.. At first i fell for it because he was beautiful.. WEll his pictures anyways.. after a few days of talking to him on imchat. He asked me to request leave for hime and email add [email protected].. When I asked him if it was a scam.. He got really upset told me to forget it.. Because I don't trust him and he just wants to be with me and love me forever.. So I sent the email to see what would come back.. Well an email came back saying

In regards to your request, I am pleased to tell you that you can now proceed with the transit application for ("Sgt Dennis Hobby Lewis) leave anytime you wish to. You are advised to send your full names and contact address for verification. You should also be aware that, during this transit process, you are going to remit some amount of money to our finance department, which depends on the period of transit you wish you apply for, below is the price listing:
$1,500 for a month,
$2,500 for a month and two weeks,
$3,000 for four months, and
$3,500 for six months.
$4,000 for order a release from duty (this is an order to be out of service) , especially for officers who wants to get married, or wants to go home finally to their family, then you have to pay some fund.This will be return to you as soon as your fiancés safe arrival have been confirmed.You are advise to send us your full details of information which will be in our file for references and your fiancee will come to sign for the fund claim back on an interview Once you provide us with this information you are no longer anonymous to us (We) protect your privacy. We do not insist you to provide extra personal information than necessary. All
information collected will not be used for any illegal activity. The information is what we are going to use in registration of your name with the Military Transit Department.


Comm David H petraeous.
Multi-National Corps – Afghanistan
Public Affairs Office, Camp Tillman.
APO AE 09342

YEs i had to say he was my fiance.. So I emailed back asking how I send the money.. I got back an email telling me

Hello ,
Good to read from you . You will have to pay the money via the western-union money Transfer to our Finance Officer . James Adams. He will be on his trip to United Kingdom and he can always perform his functions anywhere . We will want you to make the payment to him so that he can remit the fund and your Fiancee leave can be processed.
Below is the details you will use for the payment. We shall be waiting to receive the transaction information through Sgt Dennis Hobby Lewis such as the Mtcn, the amount sent , you full names and address used to send the money .And you will need to convert the money [$1500 ] to Pounds sterling. It will be sent in pound and not dollar.

First Name-James
Last Name- Adams
Address-Berks RG30 2RE
UnI ted Kingdom

m David H petraeous.
Multi-National Corps – Afghanistan
Public Affairs Office, Camp Tillman.
APO AE 09342

I am sorry you got caught up in this.. and got hurt.. It's not fun when people play games with your heart.. But never ever send money if someone asks u too.. It's always to good to be true..

Risa wrote:Dear all, please help me!!
Actually this is not new topics because someone named Debbie ever posted the similar cases with title "US ARMY LEAVE SCAM - AFGHANISTAN". But let me tell me what is happening to me.
I have received request from a Sgt Harrison Stone (SSN 32006) in the US Army in Afghanistan to ask for a leave permit to meet him. I send the request to [email protected] and i have got confirmation on behalf of General Benjamin Hanks, Leave Permit Processing Dept., New York, New York, United States.

In the leave request form, they are asking for $ 880.00 (processing fee) to be paid so his leave will be granted. That fee should be send to the financial secretary to the below address:
ZIP : 45501-0271

Sgt Harrison Stone has an email address [email protected]. We have been corresponding via yahoo messenger.

Please.....please help me because I don't know anything about US Army because I am not American. Am i being scammed?? Harrison Stone also never never asked me for money.
Dear Debbie, if you read my messages, please let me know what should I do??
I am waiting the reply as soon as possible. Thank you.

Mod Edit minor readability issues. ~Bubbles
#49805 by Bubbles Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:28 am
Welcome to ScamWarners pbarrett and thank you for this additional information. I am sure that Risa appreciates your support too from her experience. Scammers are heartless.

Bubbles, former Scamwarners moderator.

Rest in Peace 24 June 2015.

Gone, but never forgotten.
#51438 by aussie women Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:45 pm
This guy Nelson Patrick had me beleiving he was in the USA military and is saying he is a military officer in Afganistan this was all lies he had me beleiving. He just wanted me to send him money in order to talk on the phone and asked me to pay $850.00 just to hear eachothers voices. He didn't at this time request or ask any money off me for the leave, he told me he was requesting his leave on Monday the 18th of April 2011 for a period of three months, which will not happen as i can clearly see here he is just a scammer all this information about him is not true. I am happy I was not a stupid woman and was aware and awake to this situation. :D All his internet sites are fake, the name 'Nelson Patrick' is fake, the photos are fake and everything about this person is fake. Even though he lied to me and promised me he had a house in America and sweet talked me having me beleive he loved me and all this shit I'm just glad I was fully aware of this guy and I did not get scammed further. ect Money for phone calls and money for the leave.
Just be aware of who you talk to over the internet.
#51440 by Katharina Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:06 am
Hi aussie woman, welcome!
I am very glad that you were not fooled - congratulations! :=)
Maybe you could warn your friends about this type of scam, too? With the scammers far away in Africa or Asia, law enforcement is helpless and awareness is one of our few weapons.
But there is another one: You mentioned his "fake sites".
Did he actually point you to a fake website? Our specialists can get it closed. Please post the link and the first email you received and the specialists can start to work on it.
Have a nice weekend!
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#52562 by annclements Wed May 04, 2011 6:50 pm
hi ive been chating with a master sargant john colins , msgjcoly att, on yahoo,i meet him on a dating site
He asked me to put 3.50 in western union, for a secure phone line, on from
He is in Baghdad ,Could you please tell if he is real, he has photos....thanks ann
#52566 by Dotti Wed May 04, 2011 9:10 pm
Welcome Ann,

I'm sorry to tell you that he is not real. The photos you were sent will really be photos of a US soldier, but the scammer, who is African, simply copied those photos from the internet and is pretending to be the person in the photos.

US soldiers and their loved ones don't pay for secure military lines for communications, and is not in any way affiliated with the US military. It looks like that domain is not working.

The way the US military request works, only soldiers can make requests for things like leave. Soldiers can get to their own money, and they don't have to pay fees for leave, secure phone lines, or satellite phones. People who aren't in the military do do not make requests military for a soldier. The moment you are asked to contact the military and request ANYTHING it is a guarantee you are dealing with a scammer.

If you can post some of the emails from this scammer, and any you received in respect to the phone, we can get a thread going on this scammer, and you may very well help another woman from being scammed.

Need to post photos?
Are you a victim of a romance scam? Read here for advice and FAQ's.
#64185 by myosefina Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:41 pm
Oh My God!!! Ive 'been scamed,I can't believe this. I talked to a guy I knew from Tagged,he introduced himself as a SGT.BARRY HUNT(barrryhunt147)@yahoo),recently employ for the US keeping peace in Lybia. He asked me to send email to his boss so he can get few weeks leave from Lybia,but I question myself is it real or not? Good thing I haven't done nothing yet. Now I realise that is a scam. No wonder He is so nice and sweet,he even sent me the picture of his son. he said he has 11 year old son.
Thank you everyone for sharing the same story.

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