It was just such a picture that a reader of mine I’m calling Dede responded to when she saw it on in August. Using the images — and, often, real biographical information — they create fictitious profiles and prey on women. Although these cases do not involve CID — military personnel are not the scammers or the victims — Grey has taken it upon himself to spread the word. “I don’t want people to think a fellow service person is scamming them out of money.” The scammers typically work in teams and have different ways to extract their filthy lucre.
Photos of senior Army leaders have proved so popular that the Army’s public affairs office monitors misuse.“They pop up in the 20s per day, usually with Facebook,” Master Sgt. Some victims have a tough time accepting that they’ve been scammed.Despite being happily married for 13 years, Ray Chandler is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors.Single women can find him on the dating site Date Me Mate Me.com, where he confesses to being, “Very new to this dating thing and am looking to see where this takes me.” At Fish Meet Fish.com, under the username Real Chandler, he explains, “I would love my first date to be something special.” At Girls Datefor Free.com, Chandler describes himself as being 6-2 and weighing 158 pounds.Said Grey: “It’s really sad, because once you tell them this person has no idea their picture’s been taken, they still want to talk to that person.