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UPDATE – Richard Ruffert Doubles Down

UPDATE: It’s been brought to my attention that the entire kingdom of Saudi Arabia was technically a combat zone. So, I would like to clarify that in terms of being in a country designated a combat [...]

UPDATE – Richard Ruffert: Fraud

UPDATE: It’s been brought to my attention that the entire kingdom of Saudi Arabia was technically a combat zone. So, I would like to clarify that in terms of being in a country designated a combat [...]

The Nigerian Leave Request Scam

UPDATE: This Ain’t Hell writes about who you can contact if you believe you have been scammed and the person is posing as a US military member. The Nigerian military scammers think they’re pretty smart. I [...]

New Military Scams Emerging

African scammers are being forced to change their operating procedures for scamming women across the globe. We have had a lot of success here identifying the identities, profiles, emails, and user names of those that have [...]

Glamour Magazine Covers Military Dating Scams

I’ve been working with Glamour for a few months to help draw attention to women about the prolific scams using online dating sites. I’ve been writing about these scams, especially those using photos of troops, for [...]

The Bomb Drops On Ryan Zull

Remember this guy from St. Charles, MO? In my updated post about Ryan Zull I noted several oddities about his uniform. My father, who spent 45 years in the Navy uniform, helped me with some of [...]

Ryan Zull Scam Update

I've tried numerous times to reach Ryan Zull's attorney, Scott Simpson. Ryan won't respond to the accusations against him and his attorney won't return numerous phone calls and an email asking for information. [...]

Still Scamming

The following email has been sent to me numerous times that supposedly comes from “SGT Robert Grey.” From: Deployed embark Usarmy To: Sent: Mon, Mar 24, 2011 13:21 am Subject: Policies and instruction.pdf Dear Mrs In [...]

Craigslist/eBay Scam

I am glad that I am not as dumb as some people hope that I am. I have been looking for a deal on a vehicle on Craigslist and eBay for several months now. The other [...]

CG of 3rd Infantry Division Targeted in Nigerian Scams

    As a combat hardened Dog Faced Soldier, I found this story incredible from Savannah Morning News: Ginger Cucolo knew something was fishy when her husband’s online Skype account still wasn’t set up for video [...]

A Call to Arms Against Nigerian Scammers

To all the victims of these Nigerian scams, both the Soldiers and the ladies, I need your help in spreading the word. I have been contacted by numerous media outlets across the country asking if I [...]

[UPDATE] The “Face” of Military Dating Scams – The Wall of Shame

UPDATE: This Ain’t Hell writes about who you can contact if you believe you have been scammed and the person is posing as a US military member. UPDATE (29 Jul 2010): Hooboy! That CNN piece has [...]

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted (A Nigerian Scam)

I’ve been covering these military dating scams for a number of years from the early days when the emails were simply “you won a kabillion dollars in an internet lottery”. The latest buzz that seems to [...]

[UPDATE] Michael Yon for Executive Director of Code Pink!!

Michael Yon just banned me from his FB page for my investigative journalism and exposing him for the incompetent reporter he is. The polls are open! Michael Yon yesterday published a “letter” from a “Soldier” [...]

The Next Level of Nigerian Scams

Just when you think that those scammers on the African continent have thought of it all, they’re working a new tactic: targeting the peacenik hippies! Here’s the latest strategy they’re using and it, frankly, makes me [...]