11/11/2011 09:09 am ET | Updated Jan 11, 2012

Scammers, Not Soldiers: Internet Romance Cons Get a Military Twist

"It's very embarrassing," says Denise Tarramorse, 43, reflecting on the five months she spent in a long-distance relationship with a man she believed to be a American soldier, but who was actually a con artist. "These families give up so much for our safety and our freedom, and to have these jerks -- I won't use a harsher word -- impersonating them like that, I think they should be shot."

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