A Message From The Real Sargent Handy
We Received A Comment Recently From The Real Wife of Sargent Handy About The Theft And Use Of His Photos:
The man in the photos is my husband.
We have been together for 7 years. The daughter in the photos is now 19.
We also have a 4 year old daughter together. Scammers have been using his photos since before we met.
I cannot believe this is still happening!!
Mrs. Ren Handy
We are sincerely thankful for her reaching out in this way.
So many women refuse to believe that those photos were stolen and simply used by scammers – many actually believe they are either in love with the real man in the photos or that he personally is scamming them from Nigeria or Ghana or wherever. We have said it many times, U.S. Soldiers in War Zones do not have the time or ability to be online talking to strangers on Facebook or Dating Sites.
Their photos are stolen, and they are victims too of identity theftIdentity Theft Identity theft is when someone uses another person's personal identifying information, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. In both the U.K. and the United States it is the theft of personally identifiable information. Identity theft deliberately uses someone else's identity as a method to gain financial advantages or obtain credit and other benefits, and perhaps to cause other person's loss. The person whose identity has been stolen may suffer adverse consequences, especially if they are falsely held responsible for the perpetrator's actions. Personally identifiable information generally includes a person's name, date of birth, social security number, driver's license number, bank account or credit card numbers, PINs, electronic signatures, fingerprints, passwords, or any other information that can be used to access a person's financial resources.. They are being impersonated for the sole purpose of defrauding you and other women of your money, breaking your hearts and lives in the process.
Regardless of how hard you fell for a photo, this is the reality of these scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. and you have to accept it.
If you can’t you are on the path to mental illnessMental Illness Mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking, and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviors..
We offer a scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. victims’ support groupSupport Group In a support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic, such as romance scams. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also work to inform the public or engage in advocacy. They can be supervised or not. SCARS support groups are moderated by the SCARS Team and or volunteers. specifically for women if you would like to join us, here is the link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RSN.Support.Group.27
Romance scams are one of the most despicable of crimes and we all need to work together to bring them to an end!
Our thanks to Mrs. Handy for her message.
We hope others who have had their photos and identities stolen by scammers will also reach out to us. They can email us at contact@AgainstRomanceScams.org
a division of the Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]
Miami Florida U.S.A.
Here is a sampling of some of the photos of Sargent Handy we have found:
Please note that our policy is not to display children in stolen photos, however, the child below is now an adult.
We know this is a sensitive issue for the family of Sargent Handy, however posting photos in this way allows them to be found more easily in Google image searches and helps poison them for use by scammers.
FAQ: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?
It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.
Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:
- Local PoliceLocal Police The Local Police is your first responder in most countries. In most English-speaking countries and in Europe report to them first. In other countries look for your national cybercrime police units to report scams to. In the U.S., Canada, & Australia, you must report to the local police first. – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
- Your National Police or FBIFBI FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency. Operating under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, the FBI is also a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. A leading U.S. counter-terrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, the FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes, including financial fraud. (www.IC3.gov)
- The ScarsSCARS SCARS - Society of Citizens Against Relationship Scams Inc. A government registered crime victims' assistance & crime prevention nonprofit organization based in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. SCARS supports the victims of scams worldwide and through its partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Incorporated in 2015, its team has 30 years of continuous experience educating and supporting scam victims. Visit www.AgainstScams.org to learn more about SCARS. Worldwide Reporting Network HERE or on www.Anyscam.com
This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.
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From January 5th for approx 3wks someone had me hook line and sinker, long story short $150 and another $100, who knew, not me, theyre good! I went back on the site low and behold I saw what I thought was Sgt Handy pic but rushed to this site to do a comparison and it was him going by “Sugar” in Fayettville NC. If that wasn’t enough yesterday I got a flirt from a well groomed guy in a suit of course he wanted to message instead of staying on the site so we did and everything started becoming a flashbackFLASHBACKS A flashback is reexperiencing a previous traumatic experience as if it were actually happening in that moment. It includes reactions that often resemble the client’s reactions during the trauma. Flashback experiences are very brief and typically last only a few seconds, but the emotional aftereffects linger for hours or longer. Flashbacks are commonly initiated by a trigger, but not necessarily.! For whatever reason they don’t want to keep texting but put you on another site but it didn’t work. Mind you his profile pic name was Alfonso from Va. he then went on to tell me he was in Afghanistan and said he had a daughter and sent a picture GUESS WHO, yep no other than Sgt Handy, so I asked where was her mom, GUESS just as the previous one DEAD 6yrs ago. He then ask not just my name but full name, of course I gave him a made up one, I asked him his, he went from Alfonso to JONES WILSON wth whenever I challenge him he get offensive…oh you wanna play I’m ready let the games begin. if there is anyway to put an end to this count me in!!! I honestly intend on stringing him along as long as possible till I start contacting people to see if anything can be done
Best way to proceed is to report the scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. on http://www.Anyscam.com then blockBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• him, all you are doing by “stringing” him along is teaching them better English
Walter Handy(the fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements.
A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. should I say) reached out to me 1/5/2020, you talk about a 61yr old naive woman, yep it was me. My bff kept saying becareful, but this guy is good. Every time a lil birdy whispered to me he had an answer. my daughter tried to photo search but couldnt find anything. There goes the lil birdy again so I tried and BAM there was his wifes warnings. So the next time he contacted me I said I have something to show you and I sent him pics. We had been communicating for 3wks daily and yes let me tell you EVERY WARNING this site gives you from claiming death, to child being with nanny, they immediatley deactivate there account ect… is there game He was suppose to retire the end of February and yes he got me for $150 and another $100 claiming it was for his daughter Julianna tuition and books but a few days earlier said someone had gotten into his bank account(haha)or something and it would take the bank 31 days to fix it(31 days) red flag!!!! SADLY this guy won me over and the plan was when he retired he was going to S. Africa to pick up his daughter then go to Cali to clean up his duplex and rent it out before coming here where I am to get to know each other because of my moms age I couldn’t go elsewhere. This guy really won me over and I fell hard, I wonder how far this would have gone since every time I asked what day he was retiring/leaving he couldn’t tell me. He was very apologetic NO you was sorry you got found out. HOWEVER I continued the game out of curiosity and asked for a pic, first he said no because he was scared I would report him, he finally sent one that I don’t believe is him BECAUSE he said his dad died and it was just him and his mother and he was trying to get through school and many times didn’t have anything to eat, this KID was dressed nice a gold chain and when I zoomed in braces. and how is it you have a 919 area code which is NY!! TODAY I got back on the site WITH CAUTION and who do I see “SUGAR” from Fayetteville, NC age 63 I couldn’t do a photo search fast enough to compare… same tattoos, same man sitting in front of his blue door. These scammers don’t give up but dumb to use the same person, if anything I can do to help don’t hesitate to reach out AND sorry for the long message I had to get it out to someone that can relate and not judge:)
I have pictures of Sergeant Handy but the man’s name
is Michael Miller Edwards. Dating site BlackPeopleMeet.com. He says someone has stolen his pictures. I have 3 or 4 pictures. Do you have anything on
Michael Miller Edwards and daughter Gifty Miller. He says he is from Atlanta Georgis
It is a scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost., it is all lies, nothing more.
Thank you for your response. May I ask Sergeant Handy’s first name, are you retired, and if not are you receiving a Congressional Medal of Honor? I appreciate knowing. Your pictures are everywhere. Thank you.
Sorry but we cannot assist you in tracking him down and invading his privacy. He is also a victim.
I’m also engaged to a man in the military a friend of mine saw his picture on a dating site but the profile was wrong and so was the name I contacted the site and had his picture taken off ..If we didn’t trust each other this could have caused major problem he is in North Africa Nigeria the computer cafes need to be shut down.. I also have a friend in the military he has over 15 different profiles my son is in the military told him to keep off social media.
Please contact us about your experiences with this? Info@RomanceScamsNow.com Thank you for sharing with us!