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Hy. My name is Dalia and i really need someones help. I have meet a guy over a month ago on a dating website and he says he is in the Navy and he is curently in Iraq. We chat everyday but something dosen't add up. He send me pictures and videos of him and he says he is for real and that he isn't a scammer but he asked me now twice for a iTune card for internet data. He says he dosent have acces to his money to buy it himself and that the internet connection is really bad out there. He can't call me or make video calls because of security problems. I asked him if he can take a leave and come for the hollydays home and he said i need to buy him a plain ticket. I thought that wasnt right so i asked if i can go see him( before i found out he is in Iraq, im not that crazy to go there). He feels real sometimes but othertimes it dosent. My question is if you could please sheed some light on whats real and whats not since you have so much experience with all this. I know how stupid this sounds but i really have feelings for this guy and i don't know what to do. The internet isn't that much help.
I much apreciate all the help and tipps i can get.

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I wouldn't be sending money (or anything for that matter) to someone you just met on a dating website.  Sounds suspicious (fishy!).  He could actually be anyone, anywhere.  He would have access to his money.  You should (probably) move on before you get yourself taken advantage of.  There are plenty of (real) good guys out there.  One will come along.

Nope, not real. Run away fast, and forget about him.

Sorry to say, this has Military Romance Scam written all over it. The pictures are probably someone else, and you are probably chatting with someone in Nigeria. You know that, right? You know something is off, something doesn't feel real. He could be legit, but it would be a long shot and there is real danger here. Trust yourself: you wouldn't be getting that signal if this were a good thing.

Asking for an iTune card, or any sort of gift card or money card like Green Dot is an enormous red flag. Scammers love those things because they are untraceable and practically cash-equivalent. Asking for any sort of monetary support at this stage (before marriage!) is also a Very Bad Thing. If he can't call or make video calls and you can't go see him because he is (conveniently) in a war zone on the other side of the world, what in the name of Popeye's Spinach was he doing on a dating site? If he is for real, he does not need your help to travel on leave.

Absolutely don't send any sort of merchandise, money, or tickets. Don't give him any sort of account information or do anything involving money, checks, or banking. Don't take delivery of anything to be sent anywhere else.

Run. Terminate communications with this faker. Don't need to discuss much. You can do better, and deserve better. He's just a guy (maybe). There are billions of them. Swipe left and move on. Don't be embarrassed that you were tempted, be proud that you didn't fall for it.

That is a straight up scammer.  Block him and move on.

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