Is there a us military base or camp in Nigeria.?
I am chatting online via internet with a Sargeant. Lewis Thomas Buchanan and he is from Afghanistan and currently on a special assignment in Nigeria. He says he is staying in a goverment hotel while employed there. He is asking me to transfer him money via Western Union for internet charges. He says because they are not a camp at the moment he needs to pay for internet himself. While in Afghanistan he previously asked me to make a leave request for him and pay for it. He said that money is refundable as soon as he gets to me in South Africa. How can I check if he is for real?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
There is no one in the military, no one named Sargeant Lewis Thomas Buchana, no one from Afghanistan, no one in a government hotel, no one on special assignment, no one going to travel to South Africa, no one needing a leave request, no such thing as "pay for military leave", no money will ever be refunded to you and absolutely nothing legit or real in any of those emails from a scammer. Sorry to say but everything you have been told is a total lie, all completely made up with one reason, to steal your emotions and money.
The next email was from one of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses and has demanded you pay for made-up fees, in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
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- 5 years ago
His name is Captain Christian Johnson Rodgriquez ACHI 1389 US Marine, Age 54, Served 24 yrs and up for retirement December 2015. He has a 9 yr old son and is current in Afghanistan but travels to Nigeria to collect his money from moneygram or western union. There is a 6 hr difference. I ve been speaking with him since January 1, 2015 and found it odd that he was asking for money from the jump with utilizing a CAM (purchase $150) so I can see him but the Marine caught him and I paid that penalty of $200,00 and now I have sent him $7,000 from a loan that I took out. So now he is asking me for $3,000 so that he can fix a past mistake that he has done with the military and the amount was flagged by moneygram. I was a sucker and wanted to put this out there to you. Now I am in debt and have to pay back $7,000 on top of all my other bills.
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- 5 years ago
I am chatting with a person who was suppose to be in Afghanistan and was shipped to Nigeria. He had a cell phone sent to my house IPhone 5, I did not pay for the phone, but he wants me to FedEx it to him. What should I do? Is there an Army base in Lbadon Nigeria?
- NWIPLv 78 years ago
1st Red Flag - no family member or friend fills out paperwork for an AD member, especially for leave
2nd Red Flag - if leave is authorized when deployed it means R&R so NO cost to anyone
3rd Red Flag - military members have access to their pay so no need for you to send money
4th Red Flag - Western Union, WHY would you send money that way
5th Red Flag - NO US Military Personnel in Nigeria
6th Red Flag - NO Government hotel in Nigeria
Report this guy to the website if you have gone through a dating site. If he just messaged you through Facebook or an email then delete him, stop talking to them, etc... DO NOT SEND MONEY. The picture, the name, etc.. all been taken from someone else.
- 5 years ago
I have been talking with a SGT-Hunter he is in Yemen, he don't ask for much, I would like to know if he is true. He seam like a nice guy. He asked me for my account so he could send his leave money to come home, I will not give my account out. plus do we have a military base in Nigeria, called Forthill Crest Military Barracks Mokola in city Ibadan State Oyo Nigeria Africa please I need amswer
- 3 years ago
Is there a Sergeant Kelvin Bowb stationed in Nigeria
- 4 years ago
I would like to know is there any Us Army name Daniel Hetter in Nigeria for peace keeping mission.He is 37 years old
- 5 years ago
I have been talking to a real sweet heart of a scammer. I am furious as I fell for his first scam and have lost $3000. He is "Stg. Edward Connor" stationed in Africa to help free the girls that were captured. We met on facebook where he became my friend. Of course he sounded wonderful and we IMed back and forth and he sent pictures. He sounded perfect. He could sing and plays the guitar and piano. He has lots of money in the states but can't access it as it is all being sent back home to his account at his Wells Fargo account. His parents were both killed 3 years ago in a car wreck. He was married but is now divorced. Has no contact with his ex wife or 6 year old child. He wanted to come to the states to meet me and asked me to pay for his leave card. UGH... I did! This was about $400. Then after I paid for that, he sent me a picture of his leave card being approved. Next he said he had 24 hours to leave the base and I needed to pay for his plane ticket. What??? I couldnt leave him stranded in Nigeria. So, dummy me, paid for his plane ticket. This was $2,300. Now, at this very moment, he is the UK. Yesterday the messages started coming again and says there is a problem and he can't get on the plane in the UK because he doesnt have his ebola clearance papers. That I need to send $7000 to get this sent to him immediately. Now, if this doesnt send up red flags in my head.... I am really stupid. I was to send this money to 4 different people, as to not be such a big sum to one person. I looked on another web site called male scammers and 2 of there names came up. My "wonderful person traveling to see me" (yeah right) had messed up when he told me that he banked at wells fargo. I looked up wells fargo and there is a bank in the uk where he is, that he can go and get his own money. I know it is a scam... but I feel as if I at least had to tell him that. I just feel so stupid. I guess I should be happy I only lost $3000 instead of $10,000.
- 4 years ago
Sgt. Mark Gregory Johnson, he said he said he is in Afghanistan serving, but he said he was wounded. And his convoy of medicine, and special food had been attack. And he needed me to 150.00 to buy medicaton. For his open woinds. He said i am his only help. He gave me an address where i can send the money. And is: adewale ojo james 130 dallimore state: adoekiti, Nigeria. 234030. Is this is a scam?