Olasemo, living in Cardiff on a student visa at the time of the frauds, was arrested January 2015 at his home and when police searched his computer found 'conversations with numerous other women as Travis'.Detective Sergeant Jamie Holcombe, from the South Wales Police Economic Crime Unit, said: 'This case is an example of how an individual can sit in front of a computer and destroy another person's life.Supporting soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and all over the world, our primary aim is to boost the morale of serving members of the Army, Navy and RAF at home and abroad to actively engage the civilian population with those bravely fighting on our behalf.... A Syracuse resident was on a dating site and saw what appeared to be the profile of a soldier in Afghanistan.News Channel 9’s Tammy Palmer reached out to the U. Army, and found out that they get hundreds of complaints every month from people who say they were duped on legitimate dating sites.
Olasemo, 37, was allowed into Britain on a student visa, where he set up a profile from his Cardiff home, pretending to be an American serviceman.
Victims have lost tens of thousands of dollars, with very little chance of getting it back.
If you've been the victim of one of these fake military profiles, the Army says you can file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
She asked to speak with him in person or via Skype, but the man said that wasn't allowed.
“His thing was, ‘well, this is top secret, we're fighting the terrorists, we can't do anything that would compromise that, so I can't use the phone.' And I believed all this," Schuster said. Shortly after the first wire transfer, the man told her that he wanted to get out of the Air Force and join some of his pilot friends in starting a private company that flies charter planes.
~ Fake stories about frozen accounts or money for surgeries.