Monday, August 14, 2017

A new tip

If you live in Missouri, you can go to to see if the person you met has any legal issues etc.  I am not sure about other states but I know in Missouri you can check it out.

You'll need their first and last night.  But this is a good tool.

Missouri Case Net

Be safe!!!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Taking a break from online dating

Okay, so I decided to take a break from the online dating sites.  I've deactivated my profiles on the 2 sites that I belong too.  I've doing this since last August and decided I need a break. 
Now don't worry I will still blog.  I want to blog about success stories and new tips that I come up with and any more information or research that I find.
The stargatelady isn't going away.  She just wants a break.  :)
So if you have a success you would like to share, let me know and I would love to post it.
We'll all in this to meet someone special.  Someone we can have a good time with and share fun stuff with.  And who knows maybe even fall in love.  You never know.
I plan to continue advertising my blog.  I want to share my stories and make sure no one (man or woman) fall for any scammers.  Learn from what I've learned.
So, keep reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

I posted a video!

I really like doing videos.  I think when a person tells you story and you hear them say it. it is much better.  At least I think so.  :)\

Be sure to take my survey if you haven't.

Today's video

Today's contestant on "Try to Fool the Stargatelady" is: Sylvester Muller

Okay I sent a message to this guy.  Of course they want to email.  So here is the first email:

Hello Pasty
How are you doing ? Thank you responding to my  personal email,Sorry for the delay to my respond .My names are Syvester Muller, I 'm a widower as you see in my profile,I have one child her name is Kelly she is 16,I live in Virginia Beach alone with my daughter,My family lives in Miami,lost my dad few years ago. I'm general and optimistic person with a great sense of humor seeking someone to enthrone as my queen,I have been single for three years now, I was Married for 17 years it hurt so bad for you to lost someone you love,well life is such a gift, I'm Self-Employ I'm into oil/Gas distribution and also work contract work for various oil/gas company, I'm open for a long distance relationship i have been through it before with my late wife so i can do it more better. My late wife pass away by cancer it was very painful but such is life, My Birthday is April 19th 1962,I have an accent when I speak ( I was brought up by my father) My mother is Native America,why my father is from French. I'm a mix race as you see I'm such a curious, ambitious, honest, trustworthy, kind, shy, nice, full of humor, express feelings like to joke, like romancing, I have this unique personality about life and general relationships. Life as we know is too short not to be able to enjoy the ones around us. I can always turn a frown into a smile. I enjoy meeting new people. I am educated, intelligent, sincere, very polite, sports oriented, charming, honest and most of all, I have the personality that draws friends and even strangers closer to me. I enjoy being active in all types of indoor and outdoor sports. I especially like the beach, softball, motorcycle riding and fitness training...Anything else you want to know will fall as follow as we get to know one another,tell me about your self,I am going to place my profile page on hold,so that i can concentrate on getting to know you, I will send you some pictures and write more when I hear from you you seem like a real woman.
Your New Friend
First thing that sets me off?  Can you guess?  Yes the spelling of my name.  It's PATSY!!!!!!!!!
Once I got past that the email is the same as the others.  I don't know if they have a club where they all get together and create emails because they are all the same.  But they really need to work on their English.
Okay, here is email #2:
Hello Pasty
How are you doing? Thank you so much for your letter and for introducing your self in such manner, Don't allow distance to be any problem i have done it before when i meant my late wife she was in Akron Ohio and was in Miami with my mother we dated back and front for 4 months before we decided to settled down together and get married, This is all new to me but i believe one thing their is always a first time for everything. All i'm seeking from you is love friendship and honest for us to build our friendship  strong and reliable because relationship is not all about sex,it about love,trust,commitment and happiness,Am very straight forward person,I don't like liars,thief's fighting and yelling ,my favorite color is red,I feel God have brought you and I together,I'm not wanting or looking for just any woman to have sex with don't get me wrong,I love sex i can make love all day when am in love with that person. I believe love making go smoothly when both partner share love between their heart. I need someone that GOD have made for me.I love swimming and shopping but have not done any of all that in a while because i hate doing it alone.I like cars,I have a red BMW Sport ,it a nice car Love it,I do go to church every Sunday I play guitar at my church also my daughter sing for the choir in her church,I like keeping my affair to my self,don't like sharing secret and personal affair between me and my woman outside to friends.
  My spirit tell me you are different, you are the kind of woman I have been praying to meet for all this years of been alone,I have not been a man enough to look for another love.since the passing of my wife, But now is the time to make my self happy and a woman like you happy.I have a lot which I will like you to know about me and for my family to embrace you as their own,because there is this spirit in me that tells me when a woman is fit for me. You may not understand what i mean, but with time i believe you will see it all. I am 100% sincere about getting to know you and giving your my concentration and attention,Because when i came across your profile it was simple for me to understand and you process the potentials i am seeking from a woman,the quality,body structure, so i believe you are my final stop no more searching from the website,Here is my cell phone is  xxxxxxxxxxx  you can call me anytime or send a text message anytime ,Also if you Skype that we be nice as well because it will enable us to see each other and get to know one another.don't forget to respond to this message.
Take Care
Now after the first email I wrote back and corrected him on the spelling of my name.  Obviously he didn't get it and still has my name misspelled.  Oh well.
So from my work phone I called his number and got an actual person's voice mail and it was some foreign guy.  So I hung up.
Now here is the fun part.  My response back to him:
Thanks for the picture. The guy in the picture is really good looking.    Where did you steal it from?   A website?  
I'm no longer interested.  But thanks.  
I can tell from your emails that you're fake and not really that person in the photo. 
Good try though.  Take a hike. 
Perhaps I am too blunt?  Nah!!!!!!!!!
And of course I have a picture and we all know here it will end up now.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Another success story

I met Sally on the Next Door app for our neighborhood.   She sent me a private message and we've chatted several times about the crazy people on dating site.  Below is her success story that she shared with me.
"I met Dave on POF or Plenty of Fish.  We talked a few times and decided to meet for dinner.  I had some medical issues that I told him about before meeting and seemed to accept them.  He told me about his, but after talking to him, I forgot all about those.  We met for dinner and instantly connected.  We laughed and talked and decided to go for a drive to talk some more.  That is when I finally realized he was missing a leg.  Call me the unaware.  We started dating and talking regularly, I was spending weekends with him and really getting to know each other.  I guess you can say I was really falling for him, my feelings ran deep.  When he told me he loved me, the dog and I were playing on the floor and it shocked me.  I looked up and had tears in my eyes, it touched me that deeply.  We loved cooking together, just snuggling together on the couch and we were starting to get me involved in some of his favorite hobbies.  I will never forget the day he looked at me and said “I love you but I do NOT want to get married again.” I was fine with that.  I understood the feelings. 
We were just getting geared up to be a “couple” and have him meet my family and vice versa when he suddenly passed away from a heart attack.  His last words to me were “You make me feel like a King.” I guess I did something right, I made his last days happy. I know he made me happy the entire time we were together."
Thank you Sally for sharing your beautiful story.  I am sure Dave is looking down from heaven and smiling.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Another success story!!! They say timing is everything. It was with Brian and Debby.

They say timing is everything.  It was with Brian and Debby. 

I’ve known Brian since the 80s when we worked together.  After his wife Sue passed away he took time to move on.  When he was ready to date again he decided to join a dating site.  He joined 

He had several dates but no sparks with any of them.  One girl he went out with they met at a parking lot and he drove them to Sikeston to eat at Lammerts (Home of the Throwed Rolls).  As soon as they came back to her car, she couldn’t get out of the car fastest and into her car.  Brian had no idea what was going on.  Like all us in the dating scene you think you’ll never meet anyone.

Then came along Debby.  She messaged him first on Match.  She wasn’t in the age range he was looking for.  She missed the cut off by one year.  But she went ahead and messaged him.  When Brian saw the message, he checked out her picture and profile and was definitely interested.  He couldn’t wait to meet her.

They went out and the sparks were there.  They dated for a while.  Debby her some personal stuff that she didn’t want to burden Brian with so she said they should go their separate ways.  They were a part for a year.  But Brian didn’t give up.  He would send her cards and the occasional text.

Then on New Year’s Day he sent her a text that said, “Wishing you a happy New Year with love and happiness.”  They started texting after that and  it brought them back together and they’ve been together ever since.

During their separation Brian did date but they just weren’t Debby.  He knew she was the one.

When I posted that I was looking for success stories Brian was the first to reply.  Thanks Brian and Debby for sharing your story with me.

This is just the sweetest story and I couldn’t be happier for them.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

My conversation with Steven the Scammer

Here is the conversation.  And of course his picture will be added to the Liars Wall of Disdain.


Adding a new tip

As I mentioned in my video, my friend Darin from work is an Army Vet so when I have questions I ask him.  Here is a good tip fro my friend Darin:

"Ask him where he is deployed, specifically which FOB.  FOB stands for Forward Operating Base so if he says he is at one of these he has no cell phone capabilities.  If he doesn't even know what he means you got him there too!"

Thank you Darin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got a live one!!!!!!!!!!!

This is on my You Tube channel.  For some reason uploading here won't work.

Click on the link below to see my video


Monday, July 10, 2017

If you haven't taken my survey yet - please do!!!

I would like to head back from my readers.  I would like to know more about you.  Please take a minute to fill out my survey.  All responses are anonymous.  Thanks!

He's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For a third time.  LOL!! 

So earlier today I saw an alert that someone viewed me.  It was this guy!  LOL!!!  So I went and viewed him again.  He changed his age to a younger age.  But I didn't read the rest of it.

So I went back this evening to look at the pictures again and guess what?  He's gone.  He must have deleted his profile when he saw I looked at his.  He can't blocked me because we didn't have a conversation on there.  (To block someone you have to exchanged a note first).

Every day is a new adventure.  What lies ahead tomorrow?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

He forgot we already texted. LOL!!!

This one is short.  Unfortunately I didn't keep all the texts to copy here.  He wanted to get off site to chat as they all do.

Here's a tip.  When they give you phone number, go to another phone like a work number and dial it.  What happens is it will go to a recording for you to announce your name.  It doesn't go through to the person or two voicemail.  One of the services for this if through Google.  I can't remember the other.

Anyway, they are fake.  Add that to the list of tips I've published earlier.  :)

Funny thing about this one.  We texted a for a bit must have forgotten who he was chatting with.  LOL!  You'll see his comment and mine below.

He's history and has been added to the Liars Wall of Disdain.  :)

Jason (and no Argonauts)

I love the 1960s movie Jason and the Argonauts.  So when this guy said his name was Jason my first thought was the movie.  Here is our conversation:

And of course, After my question, I never heard back.  Surprised?  Nah!

Monday, June 26, 2017

I have a success story!!

On my survey someone suggested sharing success stories from online dating.  So I put the word out.  This is the first one I received.  She and I went to grade and high school together.

"Our story is really pretty simple.  I was living in Belleville at the time, so I said "if someone wanted to meet me, I would buy dinner, on my side of the river."  I had ended my profile with, "If you don't like tattoos, please don't contact me."  He's not a fan of tats, but contacted me any way.

That was on a Friday....over the weekend we had made plans to meet at a Grizzly's game. I bought tickets and hot dogs, he bought the ID bracelet so we could have wine.

We talked and laughed, we have no idea who won the game.

After the game, I kissed his cheek, grabbed his face (gently) and said "I wasn't interested in long term".....we ended up going out on dates with others but always found our way back to each other.

As a side note, he even took pictures of me to use on the site!! HaHa!"

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Today's Lucky Contestant is... Justice

Yes his name is Justice.  Different.  I liked it.  He was cute.  And he blocked me.  LOL!!  Why did he block me you ask?  I'll tell you.

Below is a part of the short conversation we had.


So, on his profile it said he was in the army, but his message to me says he's in the Navy.  So I asked him about that.  Never heard back and then I went back to check again the message gone and he is no where to be found.  So now do we remember what he is? 
Yes!  Correct!  But this one was fast. I thought about waiting to ask but you know me.  I couldn't. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Heinrich the Nurse...

Gather around for another wonderful story.  Now ssh,  You must listen.  LOL!!!!

Okay, so I get a message from a guy on POF.  We exchange phone numbers.  When I run his number through the White Page Premium, nothing comes up.

So here is our conversation through text.  (Yes I already blocked him).  :)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Please take my survey

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

My new hat for my blog

Just got it the mail today.

He was quick to block me

So here is a conversation I had on POF:

So I had asked where he lived in MO and he said he was deployed.  So I of course thanked him for his service.  When I went back to see his response, he blocked me.  And I couldn't get a screen shot.  What a shocker.  NOT!!!  LOL!!!!

More sweet talk? Gag me. LOL!!

Here are emails from a new guy.  We'll discuss it later.  :)


Good Morning Patsy,

I thank you very much for your response, I want to formally tell a little about myself. I want to meet with you and get to know you. I am a self employed man. I am a geologist by profession. I am hired by corporations and companies for mining contracts.  I am widowed I lost my wife through Polycystic Kidney Disease 6 years ago. My life is totally empty and i need that special woman in my life to make me whole again. And i saw that attributes in you and decided to let you know how i feel. But first we have to be friends… I believe that if your partner is your best friend then you have a lasting relationship filled with fun, inner peace and happiness. I grew up in Switzerland, I live in Springfield MO now, moved down here two years ago.. i speak a  foreign language (Romansh), you can notice my accent even in my writings... 

I'm an easy going, Honest , down to earth person, I am a great lover of the arts and Music but like the outdoors... I also love traveling and experiencing different cultures and seeing the world from a different perspective. I think it's good to give something back to the community, in whatever small way. I really love life and everything it has to offer. I am very focused and goal oriented person that also makes sure to enjoy life at the same time. I work very hard to get all the things I want in life , but at the same time I love what I do. So I consider myself pretty lucky Now all I really need is to find that special woman that I can share and enjoy all the great things life has to offer. I pride myself on being direct and honest with people, and motivating people with direct feedback. Life's too short to not tell the truth. I believe that if your partner is your best friend then you have a lasting relationship filled with fun, inner peace and happiness.

I am an independent man who loves working and planning and in search of a lovely woman who will forever remain my life partner as well as growing older together. All I want now is someone who can be comfortable at an important public function but has no problem getting sand between her toes at the beach! Sure enough of herself to open herself to loving and caring about that special man in her life. A woman who can communicate what she desires and has the ability to listen. Someone who is positive and believes that every day holds something amazing. The ability to share her heart, her mind. I want to share my life with someone, and it won't be as a playmate. I want to be good friends with you as friendship is the basic of every good relationship. I hope to hear from you soon my lady, will send you more pics of me in my next email. Would love to have yours as well.  Take care of yourself for me.

Hi Patsy, Thanks for writing back, glad to read from you. I would like to know more about you, like what you do for  a living, where you are from and where you stay now, How big is your family, where are your parents, how many brothers and sisters you have.

I have been single for 6 years now. And it took me so many years to find myself and to realize what it is I'm looking for, I want a soul mate that will take her time to know me and Love me for who I am and not what I have, I want my Next relationship to be my last. I find most women are looking for sex only. No one is really looking for a Relationship. good woman is few, far and in between and because of how busy life is lately, Internet is the modern way to meet people more easy and faster. How long have you been using internet dating?

Please feel free to ask me anything you want to know about me, it will help me get a feel of who you are and whats important to you... Goodnight.



Hello Beautiful,
Nice to hear from you again Pasty, Sorry for delayed response, I had a busy weekend. How are you doing today? I will answer your question in this email but I wonder if you read my previous message or you just copy and paste... However, I am ready for a new relationship yes but the relationship has to be mutual, trusted between both partner, help each other when we need help, such as if you have a rough day and need help i am there to help you. To support you, that's what you call trust and friendship, my father told me many years ago, to treat a woman with respect and act like a gentleman. my mother is Scotch, Irish, English and my father is Italian and Chippewa. Dad died when I was a teenager, My Mom raised me up as a single Mom, she passed on May 12, 2001. I'm the only Child of my Parents. It really hurt me so much about my losses in the past in parents, my only daughter who passed 9 years ago in an auto Accident and my late wife. I am glad i overcome it all and ready to face the Future and see what it holds with the right person, which is part of the reason i relocated down here for a fresh start.. I hope that answers your question.

I'm ready to love, I believe that if there is chemistry between two people love will only blossom. You seem to have many qualities that I am looking for in a woman. Someone who is independent, jovial, open minded honest and has a good heart. Friendship is the key to a long lasting relationship, it is the foundation and also passion is needed for a romantic relationship to flourish. I feel that if you can't be friends first what chance do you have at being lovers? With friendship you have to have trust and respect. You have to like the person you're friends with to get along together. Once that is accomplished falling in love with them is just an extension of friendship, only stronger and better. Like the foundation of a brick house, love must also have a foundation.. It helps to have things in common too and with proper communication a relationship is sustained. 

I don't judge people i share their fears and also support them mentally and emotionally if need be, I hate when people find fault in anything i do and start judging so i never get to judge people no matter there wrongs I believe they need to be talked to. I hate being cheated on or lied to and i believe honesty is a great deal in a relationship if two couples are not totally honest with themselves then it will never work out between them so i will never cheat or lie to my partner. I want to give you my attention. I want to pour my heart and soul to a lady that really cares and is ready to be loved by her man and love him in return. .  I just want to share my world with a special woman. Spend the rest of my life with her.

A few other things:
Favorite color - Blue
Music - I enjoy almost all music. Especially pop music, Blues, country music, holding hands while dancing.I enjoy staying physically fit, I have some workout equipment and also have a membership at a fitness center. Setting a good example is important.Keeping a good home I like. Making improvements and just keeping it nice. Other things I like: beaches, skiing, swimming, riding bikes, walking or jogging, camping, fishing, baseball, dancing, and cooking on the grill for my partner. I do try when it comes to writing poems too. I like animals.  You know, getting to know you is something I could hope for and would be a great pleasure getting to meet you in person. Enjoy your day leaving you with this song.

From my heart,

dear Patsy,

Thanks for the e-mail, am always happy to hear from you. You seem like a very wonderful woman and would love to meet you soon, I live in MO.  It does not take a day you know I work as much as i would but i get too lonely and come back home to find no one say "how was your day", I am ready to meet someone to share life with.. I enjoy walking out, fishing, golf, traveling, reading poems and enjoy a fun time with my other half. I love meeting new people and trying new things, I enjoy cuddling up on the couch to a fire and a romantic movie. I consider myself a very honest and open man and enjoy giving and receiving affection,  have been Single for some years now. I am an easy going person and easy to get along with, I am a gentle man at all times and I respect the person,  compassionate, a great listener, and not afraid to show my emotions. I believed not only in what a woman look like but her heart play the most important role to me in a relationship. Can describe myself again as a family man, who thinks it's more important to come home and spend quality time with the family instead of hanging out at the bar or out there doing some others stuffs. I enjoy traveling, you know its always nice seeing new places and meeting new people from the world. 

Bedroom aerobics are great and I consider that as an important part of a serious relationship ( hope you understand what i mean by that ), Being able to come home after work and hold a nice conversation is something that has been missing in my life for a long time and i hope i find someone i can do that with, in no time... I love to touch!!! Holding hands and showing affection is very important to me i believed in friendship so much because to me it is the key role to a long lasting relationship.  Am a simple person and  try to never ask anything of anyone,  will just try to do it myself. I have had to take care of myself for a very long time now, do the best i can with what i have and just keep trying harder to do better. I try to never give up no matter how bad a problem may be. I'm a hard working man but will always have time for that special woman in my life. What am I looking for, well that's kind of hard for me to say. I am looking for someone that is honest, truthful, faithful,with a good heart and enjoys doing some of the things I do. Someone that is woman enough to stick out good times , bad times, hard times, she is always there no matter what may happen. That will let me be me and if that means letting use their shoulder to lean on once in a while.

 Someone that is not controlling, abusive, or  a person that is very harsh and cannot trust her man . Someone who is romantic,passionate, caring and will surprise you sometimes for no reason but to say she was thinking and missing you. I want Someone that wants to share their life with mine and mine with theirs and in return this person will get more from me. Would be happy if i find that special woman in no time, I am willing to relocate anywhere to be with the right one for me. The woman i will trust with my heart and she would do the same.

Guess It's Time to stop Searching and would be happy to see where this takes us.  Am willing to Love you forever. I feel like the Luckiest one having to get your Attention but I believe God knows best... I hope to hear from you soon.

With love and respect,
Okay, so what did you think?  Yes, they all write about the same thing.  So when I wrote back and asked again where in MO he lived.  Then I sent a second email asking for his phone number so we could chat.  I had no intentions of calling him back but I thought if I got his number I could run it through White Pages Premium and find out where he really is. 
Guess what?  You know it's coming.  I never heard back.  LOL!!!!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Today's tip!

I have a new tip.  When you get a phone number from someone (Cell or landline), I found a place you can join to find out their last name and where they live.

Now yes it does cost.  I joined just for one month.  It was 9.99 and I think I get 10 phone numbers I can search. 

There are higher priced ones for 19.95 and 29.95 (click on the link and read).

I was texting with a guy who sounded okay and I wanted to do a little snooping to see.  I usually google the phone number and came across this site.  So I thought it would give it try.

It gives out last names so I can search on the web or facebook to see what you can find out about them.  See if they are real or not. 

I am not getting any kickbacks to mentioning them but I thought it was a good tool to use.  Nowadays with so many scammers and liars it never hurts to do your research a little more thoroughly.

I think I should be in the detective business instead of the secretarial business.  LOL!!!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

While I was on vacation...

I meant to post that I would be out of town for a week and forgot.  I just got back from Disney World with my daughter.  We had a great time.

Anyway, while I was gone I got an email from an oldie (someone who has contacted me the past).  Paul Skroch.  He emails me a link to click on.  Now what is my rule about this clicking on links from someone you don't know?  DON'T CLICK ON THEM!!  Right!!!  So I just deleted it.

Now for something new.  The picture below is from one guy.  He keeps changing his name on his profile with a new picture and clicking the meet me button for me.  I think he's done this about 10 times.  I finally messaged him once and said I wasn't interested and I know he keeps changing his name and picture.  Well he responds back that he is married and doesn't know what I'm talking about.  LOL!   I didn't respond back but blocked him. 

Anyway he is a player so if you run across him on the sites, ignore him. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Same pictures - Different guy - or so I think?

Okay, so over the weekend I get a meet me request on POF.  So of course I look at the profile.  Sounds good but looks familiar.  So I send him a note back thanking him for the meeting and conversation begins.  Now by now you all should know where this is heading.  :)

He sends beautiful message through POF.  Here they are:

Okay, so The emails begins but I only get one.  Here is the email and I'll tell you what I wrote back:

Hi there here are some few pics of me,I hope you like them.I would be looking forward to see more pictures of  you and  chat to know each other better.Hope to hear from you soon,til then stay safe and take care

So below is the email I sent back to him:
Hi Bill

I have the picture below that I received a while back.  I think we may have chatted before.

Guess what?  You know it's coming!!!  I haven't heard from him.  LOL!!!! 

So that's today's story.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

GREAT information from the Army

Last week I emailed a rep from the Army and told them about my blog.  They emailed me back with some great information.  I am copying the email.  This is good stuff.  Be sure to read it and share it with everyone.

How to report an imposter Facebook profile:

 Answers to frequently asked questions:

- Soldiers and their loved ones are not charged money so that the Soldier can go on leave.

- Soldiers are not charged money for secure communications or leave.

- Soldiers do not need permission to get married.

- Soldiers emails are in this format:

- Soldiers have medical insurance, which pays for their medical costs when treated at civilian health care facilities worldwide – family and friends do not need to pay their medical expenses.

- Military aircraft are not used to transport Privately Owned Vehicles.

- Army financial offices are not used to help Soldiers buy or sell items of any kind.

- Soldiers deployed to Combat Zones do not need to solicit money from the public to feed or house themselves or their troops.

- Deployed Soldiers do not find large unclaimed sums of money and need your help to get that money out of the country.

Anyone who tells you one of the above-listed conditions/circumstances is true is likely posing as a Soldier and trying to steal money from you.

We would urge you to immediately cease all contact with this individual. If you would like further help reporting a fraudulent social media account, please reply with a link to their profile, and it will be forwarded to the proper point of contact.

For more information on avoiding online scams and to report this crime, please see the following sites and articles:

This article may help clarify some of the tricks social media scammers try to use to take advantage of people:

CID advises vigilance against 'romance scams,' scammers impersonating Soldiers

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center:

U.S. Army investigators warn public against romance scams:

DOD warns troops, families to be cyber crime smart

Use caution with social networking

Please see our frequently asked questions section under scams and legal issues. or visit

If someone would like to report a crime, is the victim of a crime, has information about a crime, or would like to speak with a CID Special Agent, contact the local CID Office or call 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243). You can also email CID at

How to report a crime to Army CID:

The challenge with most scams is determining if an individual is a legitimate member of the US Army. Based on the Privacy Act of 1974, we cannot provide this information. If concerned about a scam you may contact the Better Business Bureau (if it involves a solicitation for money), or local law enforcement. If you're involved in a Facebook or dating site scam, you are free to contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the US Army. You may contact the Criminal Investigation Division at Servicemembers Civil Relief Act website has a request form to obtain this information:

 Respectfully, Web Team


Digital Media Division

Office of the Chief of Public Affairs

Friday, May 5, 2017

A New Scam - RUN AWAY!!

Well, now there is a new scam going on (I believe).  I am still investigating.  This has nothing to do with a dating site.  My daughter and I are toying with the idea of possibly moving into a bigger place.  We drove around and also checked craigslist. 
I am just going to copy the email and let you read it, then I’ll offer my thoughts and what I am doing about this.
Thanks for your email, I personally own the house, I want my property to be well taken good care of, and there are some rules and regulation in which I do give out to tenant willing to rent my house so please don't disrespect my order, But if you are still capable of renting my house the rules and regulation goes this way, You must keep my house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak,you must not disturb the neighbor. I decided to rent out the property due to my transfer to (Tennessee), with the World Forum Foundation's to promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings, so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on our absent. Don't be surprise if you find the home with another site and deference price, I have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out And they added some money to the rent while there commission is not fair.
Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that I'm nevertheless I am giving you this rules because of what corresponded between me and my last tenant. the keys and documents are with us here in (Tennessee). So I will need to ship them to you before you can occupy the house But you can drive by the house any time to take a look at the area and surrounding, You can also peek through the windows if you don't mind.For now we are looking for 3 or 4 years lease or rather lets us know how long you wish to stay.
Attn : The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as:
Electric Stove
Air Condition
All included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc. Please note that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own.We want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.
House Address: {957 Wilmington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63111}
Number of Bedrooms:2
Number of baths:1
Pets are welcome!!!
Rent: $600
Refundable security Deposit:$600
Application Fee $ 70
Total move in: $1,270
                                   ****RENT APPLICATION DETAILS****
Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for record purpose:
Your Full Name?
Home Phone ?
Cell Phone Number ?
Your Current Address :
How old are you?
Are you married?
How many people will be living in the house?
Do you have a pet?
What type?
Do you have a car?
Do you smoke?
Do you Drink ?
Do you work at Night ?
What is your monthly income?
Reference Contact Name and Address?
When do you intend Moving in?
private email :
A copy of your ID
When can you pay for your deposit to secure or move in?
Notice : Call me or text me immediately you fill out the application Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that we can have it our file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.
Thanks and God bless you.
William Flowers
I guess since I’ve been doing the dating sites, my keen sense of something is not right is very high right. 
·         First off, the language is terrible (1st red flag)
·         Secondly, why would I send a check for a place that I haven’t been inside or met with the owner.
·         As always, I look the house up on the City of St. Louis owner listings.  Guess what, Williams Flowers doesn’t own the building.
So I emailed the Alderwoman for this area and she responded back right away.  Here is what she wrote:
Let me see what I can find out about this from the Recorder of Deed's office. I do know these scams happen so you are smart to tread lightly.
I am anxious to see what she finds out.  Now this property wasn’t listed on Craigslist.  I posted in the area where you can what you are looking for so he contacted me.  Tonight when I got on Craigslist, the house was listed.  But it only had 2 pictures.  It was the house I saw pictures of.  (And drove by on my lunch today). 
So I thought okay, move on.  I emailed him back and said I live in the county and wanted to stay there.  I didn’t zing him like I would a guy from the dating sites.
Now – her comes another one:
When I got home from work and looked at craigslist I saw a house that sounded good but didn’t have pictures.  Which makes me suspicious.  So emailed and asked for pictures.  And now, here is this email:
 Good Evening,
      How are you and your family? I really hope i am not getting back to you very late about the house you want to rent, I had to leave Saint Louis, MO  in a hurry due to my recent promotion and it involves me working out of the Saint Louis, MO My family and i just moved from  Saint Louis, MO to IN, We intend selling the house if we find a Tenant that would be ready for a lease to own after a year in the house, if not, then we will continue with normal rentals. We have made the monthly rent significantly low and affordable as good faith for my happiness for my recent promotion. If you want more photos of the House, let us know. I am currently working as a counselor for the United States Aid for International Development (US-AID) here in IN. Please visit, you can also support our mission.All we care about is someone to take very good care of it with passion of it being it's own. A colleague of mine introduced me to this internet site of advertisement when the formal reality company i gave the house to manage for me since am not in  Saint Louis, MO but due to the high price they put on the house which make people not to rent the house from them so i have to withdraw the house from them and start doing the rental by my self. I want to be convinced you are capable enough to taking care of our property for us? We don't want it to be used anyhow,i want you to get back to me on how you will be taking care of the place or perhaps the experience you have in your previous places of living or lived.I want you to note that all utilities are included in the rent.I look forward to hearing from you so that i can forward you a rental application form if you are interested in renting our place. I guess by now you should eager to view the house because it is a lovely home. So far, we have seen a couple of interested families but we shall rent to the best tenant according to our choice. . The rent is $500 while the security deposit is also $500. The house is ready for move in.. YES UTILITIES INCLUDED AND LEASE IS 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR WITH OPTION OF LEASE TO OWN..The house is for rent now but would be really interested in a lease to own in the future..Here is the address to the house 4446 Itaska St, Saint Louis, MO 63116. You can go by and take a look at the house to know if you are Okay with before i send the rental application to you since i will not be there to tour the house with kindly take your time to look at the environment and the neighborhood of the house to know if you are Okay with the house. 
Here is the link of the interior pictures of the house, kindly click on it to view!Au5KZM6vS6QaZyQ5U41t8gZgoTw
Pet Deposit: 200 per pet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Pets: Yes
Laundry: In Unit
Single Family
Barbecue Area
Ceiling Fan
Fenced Yard
Flooring: Carpet, Laminate
Unfinished basement
View: City
Living room
Range / Oven
Mud room
Exterior material: Vinyl
Roof type: Asphalt
Structure type: Cape cod
Floor size: 732sqft
Date Built: Built in 1912
Call or email  for more inquiry when you check the house out.
Nery R Vasquez
Well right away I checked the ownership of the house and guess what?  She doesn’t own it.  So I emailed that alderwoman.  I don’t expect to hear from her till next week.  I haven’t responded back to the person who emailed me.
I’m starting to feel like a scammer magnet.  Not sure that’s the right way to phrase it.  But I am seriously thinking about going into the detective business.  Dating is hard enough now this?  LOL!!  You have to laugh.  I know God has a plan for everyone.  Maybe mine is to catch scammers.
Tell the next the one comes along and I have another story to tell, have a great day!!!