New scam reportedly targets Texans using dating websites

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by Kens5.com Staff

kvue.com

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- A new scam is reportedly being used to con people out of money. The scammers are targeting Texans who frequent dating websites, and they're using the military as a cover up.

Sgt. William Gonzales, a U.S. Army recruiter, said he has received several phone calls from flustered victims. The callers complain that a scam artists -- pretending to be in the military -- ask for money to help bring soldiers serving overseas back home.

Gonzalez believes the scam works because people tend to trust "someone in uniform."

Asking questions about a person's military history is a good way to see if the person is being truthful about their association, according to Gonzalez.

Anyone who has fallen victim to a similar scam should contact the nearest military office.

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