Thank you for letting me know he claims to be in the US military.You know you don't have to be present to get money out of a bank account. And you ought to know that you don't pay the bank a fee to open up an account to make a deposit. You ought to also know that a US soldier gets fed very well, courtesy of the US government.This man is lying to you.- US soldiers in a war zone cannot internet date.- US soldiers in a war zone cannot reveal their actual location.-- Soldiers in a war zone are not allowed to use mobile phones.-- They must use their official military email addresses for all communication, and they only get a half hour on line per week for all of their correspondence.-- They can only send and receive packages via US Military Mail so their locations are not revealed.All of the above restrictions are required for national security reasons and they get enforced.There are actually a couple of ways to verify a US soldier, and the first two are 100% foolproof.1) The first way is to ask him for his official army email address. This is not classified information. A real US soldier may have a classified email address as well, but he also has a regular military email address with which he can write to his friends and family. Every soldier does.When he gives that email address to to you, it should end in @us.army.mil It will NOT end in .comIf it doesn't end in .mil, he is a fake. Only US servicemen can get a .mil email address, and if he can't produce one that you can email him back and forth with, he's scamming you.2) Get his full name, social security number and date of birth and enter it here on the military's website. This site is an official government site run by the US Armed Forces. It should tell you if this person is or ever was a soldier in the US Armed Forces. If he won't give you the information, then you know he's a scammer, since that information is not classified. It's exactly what he'd be required to reveal if he were ever captured. If he gives you the information but the government site doesn't recognize him, that tells you he's a scammer too.3) (This one isn't foolproof) Run his photo through Google Search by Image. If that particular photo has been used to scam others, you'll see that in the results. You don't always get hit but when you do, the results are very dramatic. This is what I was going to do with the photo. If you'd rather just upload it, here's the link. The last one didn't take.
http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-0Here's a warning from the US Army itself about such scams, and if you are still not sure whether to believe me, hopefully you will believe them and sever all contact now. (see link)Then you have to report the fraud to your police, to ActionFraud.police.uk, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at IC3.gov and the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov. Your only chance of getting your money back -- and it is a very long longshot -- is if law enforcement can find out who and where this guy really is and bring him to justice.I am very sorry not to have better news for you, but everything you have been told is a lie.