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Victims of these “romance scams” report they became involved in an online relationship with someone they believed to be a U. Soldier who then began asking for money for various false service-related needs.The most common scheme involves criminals, often from other countries -- most notably from West African countries -- pretending to be U. Soldiers serving in a combat zone or other overseas location.Military Cupid is where military men and their potential partners meet virtually.It has over 600,000 members from all around the world who are hoping to finally meet their soulmates.
CID's Computer Crime Investigative Unit also cautions Soldiers themselves to be on the guard for "sextortion scams." In these scams, criminals engage in online sexual activity with unsuspecting Service members and then demand money or favors in exchange for not publicizing potentially embarrassing images, video or information.
The practice of impersonating Soldiers for financial gain is common. Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor Recipient, was impersonated on Twitter before being awarded the Medal of Honor.