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Be on the look out for people using the identity of U.S. Military Officers to try to scam lonely women out of their money. I got a contact request from a General Martins Dempsey. I was curious about why a U.S. Army General would want to contact me. It turned out to be an imposter trying to get money. I didn't fall for it, but some other woman might. Beware of military officers contacting you. I was contacted by two military officers. I blocked the first one, but played along with the second one for a while. He even sent me a number to call to get his step son out of Ghana by of course sending money. It turns out there is a real General Martins Dempsey, but this guy is just using his identity and picture. He actually called me and did not have an American accent, which an American General would have. They must think American women are really stupid.

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jlm1354
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thanks for sharing.  basically I think majority of users are already aware of this scam or can immediately realize that such suspicious approach is a scam.  Unfortunately, there are still a few users who fall for such fraud.  You can also report the username of the caller/user to abuse@skype.net.

 



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Have just seen on Skype someone who goes by the name of Mike Curtis Scaparrotti OR general Mike Curtis Scaparrotti. He has 25 or more contact names on Skype and needs to be reported Why do you need all these names. My Sister in Law is inundated with requests from him and promises of  marriage etc.

Sister is gullable aned can't see the danger.

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olcote509 wrote:

Have just seen on Skype someone who goes by the name of Mike Curtis Scaparrotti OR general Mike Curtis Scaparrotti. He has 25 or more contact names on Skype and needs to be reported Why do you need all these names. My Sister in Law is inundated with requests from him and promises of  marriage etc.

Sister is gullable aned can't see the danger.


I think you just need to provide Skype as much details available on hand, not necessarily all the relevant usernames of that suspicious users.  Then Skype will most likely investigate the accounts in questions, as well as the others which they think that are related to those suspicious accounts.

 



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Primemover
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Why cant this scammer be blocked by Skype?

He has at least 43 accounts with Skype using a variation in his account or user names.

Mike Curtis Scaparrotti 

He is a general nuisance....

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He chose the wrong girl in my case. This d___chebag was impersonating  Major General William B. Garrett III, Chief of Staff for United States Forces, Iraq. He claimed he wanted to relocate and start anew in Canada (my country). Yeah right. Give up the prestige, perks, and all that goes with the office. He must really think women are stupid in both US and Canada. Here's how stupid he is: he pulled the general's image for his Skype profile picture off Wikipedia, where just below is a picture of the real General standing with a lovely wife he claims not to have. Imposter dude didn't get very far in this case.

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Mine was Major General William B. Garrett III, Chief of Staff United States forces, Iraq. Didn't speak to him, just text. Asswipe.
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I actually have 3 other officers requests for contact. Same **bleep** I suspect.
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Thank you for the posts about scammers.  Finally I realize why I keep getting contact requests from military officers, generals etc.  Luckily, I've never fallen for it.  The trouble is, now I seem to be getting more every day. Just found SIX contact requests.  Can anyone tell me what else I can do apart from clicking on the 'block' and 'report abuse' buttons?  It's very disconcerting.

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This scammer is in contact with my sister in law in the Philippines.

I have told her to  block him and not to encourage him.

He told her he wants to marry her and offered to send her $200.000 to let bher buy a house for them.

He has not shown his face on skype and refuses to talk face to face with my sister in law.

I wrote to him explaining who I was and asked him how he could trust someone he has not met or seen to have $200.000 of his to purchase a house. 

He just said that he loved her and does not even know how she looks. They just chatted.

When I chatted with him he asked who I was and when I told him he said I do not know you and told me to get lost.

 

 

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