"If these individuals pay at all, [the scammers] will ask for more money," Bolduc said. These perpetrators know that [military personnel] have a steady income. They know they get paid on the first [of the month], they get paid on the fifteenth.
The caller will say "pay me or I'll tell the cops." This happened to one service member who told NCIS agents that a woman contacted him through Facebook to ask for money to help pay for her grandmother's surgery.They exchanged photos, and then their new "friends" demanded money.Philippine law enforcement busted one such criminal ring earlier this year, she said, arresting an office of 50. It had a payroll and offered bonuses to employees who swindled the most money."She sent me a nude picture and asked for one from me.She wanted to meet [and] have sex with me," the victim said, according to interview notes NCIS provided to Military Times.