The last year between April 2016 and March 2017 saw 504 such incidents reported to military authorities.
The chain of events that would bring Canadian soldiers into the desolate and dangerous terrain of Afghanistan began on September 11, 2001.
This year, 1 in 900 Canadian men and women will be defrauded of an average of 15,000 Canadian dollars by romance fraud.
The scammer will probably use dating websites to make an electronic connection with the victim but will quickly request changing to cellphone and email contact.
Jonathan Vance's promise of eradicating sexual misconduct in the Forces.
"At the end of last year I ordered that every member of the Canadian Armed Forces who's found guilty of sexual misconduct should receive a notice of intent to recommend their release from the Armed Forces," Vance told reporters during a briefing.
Once the victim begins to send money, the scammer may describe sudden personal health problems and/or financial difficulties.
This ancient, mountainous land is about the size of Saskatchewan and has a population of approximately 30 million people.
The various ethnic groups and factions that have made the country home over the centuries have given Afghanistan a rich heritage and diversity, but have also helped make peace and stability difficult to achieve.
The scammer will send photographs and a personal profile to appear to be someone legitimate looking for a relationship. Private telephone conversations usually occur late at night time, in order to physically tire out the victim, and will take place regularly for weeks to months.
The victim will spend increasing periods of time “sharing information”.