This guy was super fishy from the get-go. I've been playing along for a week to see what info I can get. He's going by Captain Cooper Drake now. Met him on Bumble. Switched over to Kik. Bumble had his location near me. He said he was going to Fort Bragg in a couple days to get deployed. A couple days later, Bumble did show him at Fort Bragg. A few days after that, he was no longer on Bumble.
This story is good...
Born in Germany, but raised in US, specifically Denver. He doesn't remember when he came to US. They spoke German at home, and thus the poorly spoken English. Both parents died. Wife died during childbirth. Son is with a nanny while he is away; though he said daughter once. His step brother was in the Navy and died 6 months ago. Soon as he finds the right girl he plans to retire from the army, though he doesn't have his 20 yrs in, only 14. He repeated himself a lot. Over half of what he said were song lyrics. Never spoke on the phone. I had an army friend try to look him up, but couldn't find him in the system; no record of him on global, no APO address, no AKO. Claimed he was deployed in Djibouti, but because of ops mission (21st unit combat strike special), he couldn't receive mail there, so I could sent his birthday card (he'll be 43 on Sunday) to some address in Nigeria, but I wasn't to tell anybody that I was sending anything (That one killed me! What a fool!). When I called him out on it, he got super irrationally, illogically angry at me for not trusting him (because the guilt trip must work on some people). I think he said "trust me" more than any villain in any movie. He has a Facebook page created just about a month ago with no friends on it and he liked all of his own photos. https://www.facebook.com/cooper.drake.984
I'll be reporting it to CID, too.