Thanks to Marine Times for posting this article. The idiocy to which dating scammers and identity thieves will stoop is so complete, it apparently knows no bounds.

The targets include the usual for military dating scams – sensitive, patriotic women with heartstrings that can be easily tugged by a man in uniform. Or a man posing in uniform. Or someone using a picture of a man in uniform. The modi operandi are the same as reported here.

The bait this time? Stolen pictures of Marine commandant nominee Gen. Joseph Dunford. As Marine Times says, if you want to look him up on any social networking site or you get a message from someone claiming to be him, click with caution. See if you can identify any characteristics of a scam. Report, report, report.

And enjoy that Marine Times article. It gave me a good laugh.

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