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The most common military scam variants are: The military leave scam The satellite phone scam or a large amount of "acquired' money that needs to be shipped The Military Leave Scam In this variant, the Scammer will suggest that they want to take leave so they can visit you.

Like most romance scams, they will be quick to fall in love and display most of the common characteristics of any other African romance scam: Bad English and grammar Not paying much attention to what you say Rarely answering questions Over use of terms such as "babe" Telling you how attractive you are and how much you mean to them often and early Possibly having children at home being looked after by a family member Stolen poetry being sent with claims they wrote it themselves.

Wife left them after infidelity or killed in an accident In almost all cases the scammers will claim to be currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan however IP checks will usually place them in Africa or increasingly Malaysia.

This is much closer to the much older scam referring to Saddam's millions which was commonly used by scammers without a romantic component.

In order for the money to reach you, a courier of some kind will need to be paid and this is where the scam victim comes in.

The Satellite Phone Variant In this variant, the scammer may suggest that he is about to be deployed to another area where there is no regular phone service and possibly reduced access to the internet or chat.

In order to keep in touch, he will suggest a phone (possibly a satellite phone or tellex) that will allow contact while he is deployed in a remote area.

The "superior officer" will in most cases be the same scammer, if not, it will be his accomplice Either way it will be part of the scam.