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How sad can you get?

I really don't have the words for this. Well I do but I'd probably get reported for them!

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/27/romance.scam/index.html?iref=storysearch

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BlueCollarMama

Asked by BlueCollarMama at 7:20 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • BlueCollarMama

    Comment by BlueCollarMama (original poster) at 7:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • That is SO sick!
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 7:24 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • The family doesn't pay for the plane ticket home...

    sometimes you need to use common sense.

    I hope they catch this a**hole and throw the book at him.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:25 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Makes me sick to my stomach....way too sad!
    ckap4707

    Answer by ckap4707 at 7:27 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Lovin if it's coming home for R&R the Army only flies them part of the way. My friend and her husband are stationed at Drum and they would only fly him into Georgia, they hd to pay for his connection from there to NY.
    BlueCollarMama

    Comment by BlueCollarMama (original poster) at 7:27 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I've heard of these things all too often. Some men are real smooth talkers.

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 7:30 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I think this should fall under the stolen valor act but that's just me.
    BlueCollarMama

    Comment by BlueCollarMama (original poster) at 7:31 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • This is really sad, in a pathetic way. Who falls in love with someone and plans to marry them sight unseen...let alone send them money?! Soldiers make a meager salary and get free housing, meals, and can't buy personal vehicles (in a war zone), or drink alcohol. So for those soldiers who ARE single and don't have any dependents where else would they be spending their money that they don't have any?!

    I'm sorry, but a fool and their money are soon parted.

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:35 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Oh my goodness! How scary! That poor woman.
    Momforhealth

    Answer by Momforhealth at 7:35 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • The article made it sound like he was planning to come home for good (use of the word homecoming), so I naturally thought that it's unusual for a soldier to need money to get home.

    1200 is an expensive ticket, i doubt that's a partway trip.;
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:52 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

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