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.
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.
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.