My Online Military Romance Scammer Story….

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Oh, how I wish I didn’t have to write this, but it needs to get out there. I’m not the only one who went through it either, and apparently I never knew this shit even went on. I was into dating apps at the time and I was a part of at least 3 Badoo, Tinder, and Plenty of Fish. After not having as much luck and a shitload of hits on one I found someone on Badoo. I actually don’t want to give out his name so let’s go with Greg. He was sweet at first, and I actually got along with him. I even thought I was falling for it. Her said he was in the military on a secret mission in Africa. Should have been a red flag instead I was an idiot, and even let slide him not being able to call me or video me since the device he has doesn’t have a camera. Another red flag so you would think I would actually listen…Nope, because he was hot..And he also gave me a fake job title, another red flag, and a fake rank..Another. I did research online and I even found the soldier he was impersonating. I should have ended it there, and instead I bought into it giving him money so he could get a phone..(Why the fuck did I do such a dumb thing?)…He was good at emotional manipulation, and when I refused to give him money at first. He said why since we are using it as a foundation for our love…Another thing is he said I love you at lightning speed…Another red flag. You can’t really love someone if you haven’t seen them…And he wanted to take it off the dating site and move to another platform. Another red flag, and it was mainly through messaging. No phone number, no video, and there was a promise to meet in person but it never happened. After I was dumb enough to give him money he needed access to my online banking account…Should have said no, but my dumbass said yes. So it ended up with me being dumb enough to give him money through Coinbase a program with bitcoins, and cash drops with MoneyGram which should have raised a red flag…And his reason was so he could get groceries and toiletries…That should have been another one since they give the soldiers food while they are deployed. There is also no reason why they can’t use their own account either. And I started to get wiser since there were no public records on him, and there were on the soldiers whose identity he stole. He used a soldiers real picture and pretended to be him. Even fabricating a story to make him seem real, but his profile on the website and the shit he told me didn’t make sense. Like it said he was 35 when he was really 39…And I don’t usually date dudes that old…Joined at 19 when the legal age is 18. Even friends were beginning to warn me as well as family. Before I knew it the checks were bouncing, and I was down money since the bounced check took from my parents. So really…Instead of arguing with him when I was fed up I blocked him. I blocked his messages, email, and the fake account he made trying to fuck with me again. Deep down I know he knows what he did was wrong, and I reported it to the Internet Crime Complaint place, and get my finances back in order. It’s embarrassing, but I thought he really was the soldier he pretended to be, but then I got wiser since it turned out it wasn’t him at all. There were no traces of him even in court records, and the only trace was the identity of the real person. After the bank shit I really couldn’t afford to lose anymore…Hence why I blocked him since explaining shit to him is like talking to a brick wall. He needed stuff explained to him in screenshots, and quite frankly if he didn’t understand what he did wrong I wasn’t going to waste anymore time on it. The best thing to do is cut off all contact…Here are my tips to make sure it doesn’t happen to you! It’s not just military people it’s others they steal too.

Tips For Staying Safe From Online Dating Scammers:
Stay on the App! Don’t let them take you anywhere else unless it’s like Facebook, or something legit. The app I used was Google Hangouts which a lot of scammers use. If it’s Kik then it definitely can be legitimate. Snapchat is legitimate especially if they can send real time pictures.
Video Them! Chances are they have a phone with a camera so you can see them. Better yet ask for their phone number to hear them over the phone. I should never have believed him when he said he didn’t have a camera…It’s bullshit.
Meet up in person especially if they live close, and be sure to pick a public place too.
If they give you pics then use this site: https://www.tineye.com/ It can tell you where it has been used.
Also research the shit out of them…Stalking is now researching. Especially see if they have a social media profile. If they don’t they could be fake. You can even check their history if they are a criminal or not if you know where they live and their first and last names.
Never give them money either.
Also if they are military make them verify it by getting something that shows they are the real deal. Military ID in person, email, APO address, ask about the base, MREs or even rank. Even talk to other people in the branch to see if what they say checks out. Be careful if they switch stories, or seem like they have copy and pasted shit. Like Greg could have gotten some of the sayings somewhere else, and he has even repeated stuff to me to where I was like he said this already. Got one of the checks back in a different name so he must have been using someone…Not in his. Luckily, I got out before any real damage was done maybe to my heart and somewhat my wallet. This is going to be a mistake I will never forget. And I told my story so people can be forewarned. I always thought scammers were in email, phone, and bullshit stuff never on online dating sites…I was wrong.

If you have ever been scammed what happened? Do you have a story like that too? If so tell me it! I hope by reporting it more people can be warned and the person stopped since the more it’s reported the more that can be done to stop it from happening again. If you feel the person isn’t who they say they are then block them. If they keep making excuses as to why they can’t meet or talk on the phone. Block them! If they ask for money then definitely block it! Be smart since you don’t want to mess with the wrong person and pay the price. If they try to get you to answer their messages keep blocking! Don’t let them emotionally fuck you over either since it’s not worth it in the long run….
Stay safe!
Love Wolfdreamer!

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MRE Review Mondays Menu 23: Chicken with Pasta in Pesto Sauce:

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This is an MRE I’ve wanted to try for a while since I love pasta dishes. It comes with the main dish as well as chocolate pudding desert powder, grape flavored carbohydrate electrolyte powder, Italian bread sticks, a brown spoon, cheese spread, red pepper, corn nuggets, and an accessory pack. The pack comes with matches, non-dairy creamer, toilet paper, salt, a moist toilette, instant coffee, sugar and chewing gum. To heat up the entree just put it in the heater with water up to the fill line and leave it for about 15-20 minutes. While the entree heated up I tried the corn nuts which still tasted fresh since MREs have a long shelf life. It’s supposed to make it through tough terrains after all. MREs can be used for camping or when the power goes out. After heating it up and taking my first bite it didn’t taste bad at all. I would eat it especially if I had nothing else to eat. Some of these come with fruit especially the ones in 2012. The Italian bread sticks weren’t bad at all, and just add butter it’ll taste really good. Add chocolate pudding, and you have a good meal for a soldier. Overall, not a bad meal for a soldier.
Until next Monday,
Wolfdreamer25

MRE Review: Menu 7 Brisket Entree:

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This will be the second MRE or Meal Ready to Eat I’ve tried. There will be more reviews to follow since I’m actually enjoying these reviews. It comes with a brisket entree which is gravy seasoned with beef brisket slices.  Crackers, biscuit, BBQ sauce, Cheese spread, Cocoa beverage powder.  Toffee cubes, Raspberry white chip cookie, a flameless ration heater. A spoon idea tea drink lemon flavored, salt, Towellette, toilet paper, chewing gum and a butter packet.  To eat the entree you have to put it in the bag with the flameless ration heater, and put water up to the fill line. Just let it heat up for ten to 15 minutes and enjoy. Or don’t if you don’t like the taste of them. I did put the salt and the butter in the entree.  Just don’t put too much salt and the entree tastes good. I like it and it does not taste like it came out of a can either. Yum. The biscuit tastes like the weird wheat snack bread, but it does take some getting used to. It’s a good meal for being out in the field and it would be good to use for camping  too and overall a fun thing I’ve been doing lately.

*The second MRE I got which is the same one has garlic mashed potatoes in it, and those are some of the improvements they made to it. And a chocolate chip cookie with Twizzlers Nibs. For more info on mres go to MREInfo.com.

Until next time,

Wolfdreamer25

MRE Research or Meals Ready to Eat:

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For my writing research it led me to find out as much as I can about the military. When doing research you have to observe take notes and even do what they do. The research led me to research MREs which are military rations they give troops going into battle. It’s hard to get your hands on them unless you use Ebay or know someone in the military. They can last for a while too. This one is menu 6 Beef Roast with Vegetables. They come with an entrée and a side dish this one is called Cherry Blueberry Cobbler with the Beef and Roast Vegetables as the entrée. It comes with a cocoa beverage powder bag. A spoon, wheat snack bread, chocolate chip cookie, hot beverage bag, flameless ration heater (just add water for the reaction), Salt, Splenda, coffee, creamer, moist towlette and toilet paper. And lastly is the chewing gum which is a mild laxative. It even comes with the chocolate peanut spread to put on the wheat cracker. After heating the main course by following the instructions using the heater. I tasted the entrée which is not too bad, but it did taste like it came out of a can. When I added the seasonings it tasted better, and not too bad. The Cherry Blueberry cobbler did not taste that bad either, and even the cat loved the roast and begged for more. The wheat snack bread just tastes like bread and when the spread is added it tastes like a piece of bread with chocolate and peanut butter. Overall not too bad of a meal for being on the field, and definitely nothing fancy. Just one of the fun facts to use in research for my stories.
If you have had an mre tell me about your experiences with them and which ones you’ve tried?
Until next time,
Wolfdreamer25