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not sure if this is scam or sgt been honest and have to pay money out
The first important thing you should be aware of is that it is never possible to state with certainty whether someone you have met online is genuine or not unless you have actually met them in person. Therefore, there will inevitable be a degree of speculation involved.
With the anonymity of the internet, there has been a very significant increase in romance scams that involve military personnel. The main way to identify such scams is not by tracing the person, which as mentioned would often be impossible, but by looking at the overall situation and identifying certain 'red flags'. The most common ones are:
how would I know if it was scam?
If the above looks familiar, which would say it does, chances are that the person you are involved with is a fraudster and you need to proceed with extreme caution, if at all. I strongly suggest you cease all contact with the person and certainly not send anything to them.
thankyou I have been very stupid to trust as it sounds like I have been scamed
I am afraid I agree, but you are certainly not an isolated case - people like you get scammed daily so do not feel like you are in a minority
The best thing is you worked it out relatively early and have prevented further damage being done
Oh and by the way I agree you have been scammed, not that you have been stupid :)
Unless you know what to look for, it can be very easy to fall into such traps and become a victim - fraudsters are rather clever these days
he has been clever and new exactly what to say, thankyou for your help
You are most welcome, all the best