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A Gmail scammer tried to impersonate a four-star US Army general to catfish a married woman | Business Insider
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A Gmail scammer tried to impersonate a four-star US Army general to catfish a married woman | Business Insider

While catfishing attempts were scammers pose as military members is nothing new, some have decided to try and impersonate a four-star general. Gmail users posed as US Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, chief of US Cyber Command chief the National Security Agency in an attempt to convince women to download Google Hangouts. A woman in New York City also received Facebook messages and requests from a page claiming to be the US Transportation Command chief, US Army Gen. Steve Lyons. The profile included posts and had several pictures of the general. The fake Lyons also stated that he was deployed to Syria where he went on patrols and did paperwork.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/fake-us-army-general-catfish-gmail-2020-5

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