What It’s Like to Be the Face of Romance (Scams)

A real US Army colonel named Daniel Blackmon is being impersonated in hundreds or even thousands of romance scams, according to Haley Britzky at Task & Purpose. The scammers took pictures from Col. Blackmon’s social media pages and used them to craft phony profiles. The real Blackmon, who is happily married and utterly unconnected with the scammers, is aware of these scams and is doing his best to let people know that he won’t message them if he doesn’t know them, and that he won’t ask for money.

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