Since he didn't ask me for money yet, I don't 100% know it's a scam, but it seems very, very fishy (especially since there are a couple of similar profiles with a variation of the name). I've gotten friend requests from these guys on Facebook since my status changed to widowed a couple of years ago. Most of these military love seekers are scammers just looking to hook you and get your money. They know that women who are widowed are vulnerable and they want to take advantage. He sent pictures of an extremely handsome man which I believed was him. From the moment he charmed me, I decided to scam the Nigerian back, I knew it was a scam cause it happened to my friend. Asked me for payment to a lawyer for an immigration documanet to move out from danger area and buy an air ticket through money gram.They are easy to tell on Facebook (few photo's, no postings, friends, ect). Like others have said, if it's too good to be true, it is! I immediately searched Google and there was his name... ITS ENOUGH THAT THEY BRING DRUGS INTO THIS COUNTRY FOR OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE!! NOW THEY WANT TO SCAM THE MOTHERS AND STEAL THEIR MONEY. YOU DONT DESERVE THESE SCAMS JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE HUNGRY FOR LOVE AND ATTENTION!! The lawyers name is Cindy who lives in Texas Fortworth.by Catherine (Sheffield, UK) I am a widow and after just over two years my friends told me to try internet dating.As I was in my 40's I thought I would join a site for over 40-plus dating which you pay a subscription for and I thought would be safe.I also did some checking on other sites and also facebook and reported him on each site in a hope that nobody else can be conned by him.But I will say if they sound too good to be true cut them off and don't even say anything to them just get rid of them as soon as possible for the sake of your heart and in a lot of circumstances your pocket.
He was messaging me all day, which I ignored, because I had stuff to do. It was like he never slept, and the times didn't add up (if he was actually in Afghanistan). I woke up this morning to this poem:"The darkness of the night has disappeared and the moon has taken shelter.
If he asks you to file for vacation time and tell them you were his fiancé, don't do it as it will cost you money and it all goes to his pocket. So this man sent me a couple of DM's on Twitter before I finally responded.
If you need to request time off he himself can do so without any money coming out of your pocket. He was clearly trying to charm me, sending me a video of that titanic song and stuff. This man claims he is a doctor with the UN in Afghanistan. Plans on retiring when he is done in 15 months, and opening a hospital.
Here is a piece of email I have received from his Barrister.
Hello Madam, we were just told that he needs to pay for his flight ticket and BTA money before his documents can be approved because his documents supposed to be out today so he can get it over there in Syria by Monday, so we waiting on the payments of his flight ticket and BTA money so his documents can be approve by the UN Madam. We met on a dating site 2 months ago and he said he was going to buy a house for us and get married to me when he comes back to Australia.