Valor, Hearts, Money, and the People who Steal Them pt. 4

Posted: November 26, 2013 in Valor Thieves and Other Scamming Skeeves
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Due to expecting a message from a potential writing contact, I decided to check my “other” message folder on Facebook. I hadn’t received the anticipated message yet, but I was not prepared to see so many messages from strange men completely dazzled by my charm and beauty. Of course I became immediately suspicious.

“Hanks Miller” claims to be a West Point graduate and a captain in the US Army. Since his pictures show a man in uniform with the last name of Miller, it’s apparent he’s done some homework.


He just apparently didn’t do much homework in English, judging by the message he sent me.

Hello Sweettie,

You look cute and your profile picture attracts me to know you more, i am single and i am new in this site, i was married but i lost my wife about 2 years ago and i am left with my little daughter Courtney whom is in USA under the care of a nanny. i am 48 years and i wish to have a good relationship with a woman, whom is good, caring and has a good understanding.i will like to know you that is why i send you this message, please send me a message and tell me little about yourself.

Regards Hanks

I’m contemplating sending the following in response:

Dear “Capt. Miller,”

Aw, shucks. I bet you say that to all the girls… literally. It looks like you sent the same message out en masse to see who’d take the bait. If you had really seen my profile, you’d know that I’m married and uninterested in anyone else calling me “sweettie.” You’d figure that, as a writer, I’m not won over with such bad spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You would have also seen a link to this blog, where I frequently expose military frauds like you. Yeah. I’m not such a “sweettie” any more, am I? Consider your account reported and your marks notified, you fake.


A woman far too smart for you

I was glad to see evidence that there are other similarly intelligent people on Facebook. “Hoffman Barry,” who was allegedly pictured in ACU standing next to a humvee, sent a message beginning with, “Hello, Beautiful, how are you doing?” When I clicked it, I saw, “This message is no longer available because it was identified as abusive or marked as spam.”

I only wish every military spammer/scammer was reported like this.

  1. maria says:

    Es un estafador, a mi me contacto y se hace llamar, James Dean
    Hello Dear,
    I want to tell you more about myself. My names are James Dean, I was born on 15th day of April 1972, am single not married. My father has passed away. He was originated from United State of America, I was born and grew up in NY. I am the only son and child of my family. I live here in Poland, because i love it here, it has been a country of my choice, from where I am communicating with you and working as a marine and chief security officer in US marine authority based in contract assignment here and other Countries.

    Mom lived back home in England with a house help and her driver. She loves the environment there and I do fly back home to visit them on vacations. My late father was a wonderful kind man and a philanthropist.

    Furthermore, I am a fun loving man who cares for the need of others. I love travelling and shopping. I like listening to music. On the weekends, I use to go out for fun, going to the sea side having relaxing mind and seeing the nice fresh air from the sea. Love shopping on weekends too and if got chance, I use to travel around. I do cook sometimes as I like cooking. Being happy always makes me feel young everyday. I am so glad for my life and really thank God for all His blessing upon my family. Before closing this letter i would like to tell you that to make a relationship last for ever and be stable we need trust, understanding, devotion,and motivation in heart, in my own intention,i promise to be faithful, honest, and most caring to you and be the man you have always dream of, and pray always that God will bless and make our love grow, thank you so much.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    With Love,
    James Dean.

  2. emtvalerie says:

    “James Dean,” if you’re going to spam my blog, at least show me the courtesy of reading and comprehending it first. Your “comment” is textbook scammer BS, and you insult my intelligence by acting like I would fall for it.

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