Responsibilities Required From Social Media Regarding Military & Romance Scamming
Romance Scammers are all over social media networks. These scammers primarily use pictures, names and valor's of men and
women who are actively serving in our military, retired or are deceased. Other prime targets for the scamming are
Celebrities, and other high profile names. The scammers are aware how highly Americans think and feel for their military
and they use this to pull at the heart strings of vulnerable men and women.
Working with a retired Colonel from the
United States Army whose pictures, name and child have been used in the scammers story, I have come to realize just
what an epidemic this is. Unfortunately, many of the victims are afraid, ashamed, and embarrassed to come forward. Many
just want to forget about the scam and move on with their lives. That is why I bring this petition to you.
Due to the
overwhelming numbers of fraudulent accounts throughout social media and the unidentified number of victims, we need to
be the voice. Social Media has a great amount of power, and with power comes an abundance of responsibility.