Every week Spouse Buzz gets email from women who think they have met Mr.
If service members need to borrow money, they will ask their buddy or their mom or NFCU—not the woman they want to impress.
Military members get paid and have access to the majority of what they need even in combat zones. If the fake soldier says he needs you to sign papers for him to come on leave and send a fee that is an automatic red flag.
Military spouses and significant others do not need to sign or pay for anything in relation to military coming home from overseas.
Growing up with my dad in the Army, I have always felt that I got enough of the military lifestyle – and then I ended up dating someone in the military anyway.
Although there are many benefits to being in the military, it comes with many sacrifices and it isn’t for everyone.
The dating online part isn’t even really the shocking part for me.
Even if they say they are not in a combat zone but stationed overseas, they will never need you to sign off for them to go on leave. If this so called soldier says he needs money to get out of being AWOL ( A term used in the United States Military to describe a soldier or other military member who has left his or her post without permission (usually in disagreement with a particular order”via Urban Dictionary”.) he is lying. Scammers like to use pictures of fallen soldiers so use the tool that the Catfish cast uses to search images with just one click. You can also use some of the websites and Facebook pages that try to expose fake soldiers such as Stolen Valor and their official website Guardians of Valor .
No money you pay will get him out of this punishable act. Ask scammers what they do in the military and their MOS which is a number followed by a letter.
It’s for reasons like this I’d never considered dating someone in the military, but then I did.
It was one of those typical relationships I knew I shouldn’t have began in the first place solely because of the distance, but when we continued talking after he went back to his duty station it just grew into something.