August 20, 2010

Match.com Scam Using Military Men

Cindy over at My Romantic Home recently posted about a "man" she communicated with on Match.com. He posed as a US service member and in the end, asked for wire transfers of money.

This creeped me out. I thought I was safe until I received the following email from a "man" on Match.com.

Hello and how are you? You have a great smile! After reading your profile you had impressed me as being feminine, classy, personable, and a woman of good character.
My name is Richy, a U.S ARMY Under deployment in Afghanistan, i am among the Troops from Front Hood, Texas that was sent to Afghanistan for peace keeping... well i am a widower and a father of two kids who are presently in Ohio with my grandmother just for while i am away.. i am in Kabul Afghanistan, though things have not been really easy here, but we are trying out best. I really want to meet someone i kind spend a good time with, some one that we can both share our dreams... I am not afraid to take chances, always willing to try something new.. you can add me to your messenger list and get to know more as i do not come here often, due to patrol and other military activites that keep me busy, i read my m ails eve ryday, you can write back to me anytime, Your questions and comments are welcome and it would be so nice to hear from you... fullRichy@talkmatch.com, it is the same on messenger you can write back to me on it just to check if the email address is correct.. In my honest opinion you are not only a lady of beauty and brains, but also one with personality and that is really impressive to me my dear. i Apologize for the long mail, Anyway thanks for your time and God bless.Hope to get a feedback from you..

Sincerely,

Richy


I was immediately suspicious and reported this email to Match.com. Whether or not they do anything about it is your guess. I doubt it.

It really makes me sick.

9 comments:

the cape on the corner said...

are you sure that's what this is? i read what happened before on MRH, but that stinks that all military men are up for suspicion, you know? definitely let us know if match.com says anything!

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

yeah.. I'm with cape on the corner. Are you sure this is the same thing? The grammar and spelling would annoy me more than make me suspicious I think. But it's always important to follow your gut. :)

Kim said...

I have mixed feelings on on-line dating. I appreciate your cautionary words. (I'm not looking, but know people who are).

Annie Louise said...

I am glad you are being cautious with online dating. Take care and keep us posted.
Jeanette

Cheapskate4Life said...

Hi! I'm following you from Follow Me Friday -- I was drawn to your blog title because I myself am a Single Nester once again! My friend tried to make me join Eharmony so I made a profile but didn't join. This one guy and I are emailing back & forth and he seems great & trustworthy, but I'm just not sure I am ready to meet someone that way yet!

http://cheapskate4life.blogspot.com

furygirl3132 said...

Hello! I am a new follower from Friendly Friday, so glad to have found your blog and I look forward to reading more. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Eloise
Mommy2TwoGirls
http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

Marie Anne said...

First clue that this was bogus (without even getting to the other typos):

I am a U.S. Army


What the heck is that? He would have referred to himself as a soldier, or being IN the U.S. Army.

Struggler said...

Yikes. If this is, as you suspect, dodgy, then whoever this is, is playing on a range of emotions in a very underhand way. If Match.com do nothing, they deserve some public scorn.

Anonymous said...

Yeah- I've encountered a few of these. Very bad news. The cadence of the conversation invariably gets weird, like a non-English speaker. At first they sound good like they really ARE from Ohio, or Georgia, but it always disintegrates quickly- don't know what these guys are up to, but it's surely not good.

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