Dating old army photographs
They are victims just as much as those that they scam. Tells the standard retirement story, with a 11 year old son. Asked for an i Phone, but when told it was too expensive asked his victim for a Blackberry. This person is claiming to be Major Mark Collins Ehresman. Here is a pic of “MAJ Joseph Morris” aka [email protected]
That CNN piece has brought in a LOT of information.Contains digital samples of our glass plate negative collection which were used for various Defence Forces manuals, publications and pamphlets including the An t-Ã“glÃ¡ch magazine.The glass plate negatives collection covers various topics including Gaelic games, ceremonial parades, weapons, training and tactics between the periods 1922-1968.He only communicates through yahoo and of course is retiring in June.This is so that he can set up the classic Nigerian Retirement pass payments, as if a Soldier needs to pay to retire from the Army!I tried looking into this one, but there are so many Swains in the Army, but none of them with a first name Harry. It’s beyond twisted when they start to use servicemembers’ kids.
The guy using these photos seems to have hit the motherload of images. The have all come out of Saudi Arabia, but could easily be routed through there from Nigeria and other African nations..
These are supposedly of someone going by the name Tom Curtis. Because of the size of each photo, they were obviously taken from either a My Space or Facebook page. These are supposedly of a” Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Lanois” from Cleveland North Carolina…and is presently stationed in Afghanistan in a “very dangerous are” in Kabul and that he is with the Second Falcon Bridge Combat Team 82 SF Base. Probably tired of creating new Yahoo accounts and keeping up with them. Says he was in 24 years, wants to retire and marry his victims and has money aplenty.
I’ve seen that last photo used in other scams as well. It happens once in a while but I know how to control myself. Again, if someone says they need you to pay for communications, it’s a scam. It can also be taken out of their paychecks automatically if they “don’t have cash on them”. He said he was from CA studied at West Point, been in the Army for 15 years. They always say they’re coming home soon so that when something goes terribly awry, they can bilk you for sympathy money for hospital clearances and all that crap.
If you are being scammed by someone using these photos, please put your stories in the comments section.
And keep in mind that the people in these photos are not the problem.
This is going to be the most updated version of my exposure of these Nigerian scams that target military personnel on dating sites.