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Online romance scammer poses as CENTCOM chief

Online romance scammer poses as CENTCOM chief

http://marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/05/marine-general-mattis-imposter-scams-online-victims-cons-foreign-money-transfers-052412/ Online romance scammer poses as CENTCOM chief By Gina Harkins - Staff writer Posted : Thursday May 24, 2012 15:52:44 EDT A online scam artist has assumed the identity of Gen. James Mattis, head of U.S. Central Command, in an attempt to woo the unsuspecting and lovelorn, and dupe them into transferring money to foreign bank accounts. Users of RomanceScam.com, a watchdog site that exposes Internet con artists, published emails, instant messages and photographs they received from someone claiming to be the revered Marine general. Mattis’ security team is looking into the alleged use of his name and photos, said Army Lt. Col. T.G. Taylor, a CENTCOM spokesman. Romantic scams that exploit the identities of military personnel are nothing new. Taylor sa...

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