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Fake Navy SEAL Scams Victims Out of $1.5 Million

| October 19, 2022 | 14 Comments
Fake Navy SEAL Scams Victims Out of $1.5 Million

Several news outlets are reporting that a California man has pleaded guilty to scamming close to 20 people out of $1.5 Million dollars while falsely claiming he was a Navy SEAL. From Stars and Stripes / The Charlotte Observer: Fake ‘Navy SEAL’ scammed victims out of $1.5 million to buy luxury cars, feds say By […]

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Man Ordered to Stop Falsely Claiming to be Navy SEAL

| July 1, 2022 | 54 Comments
Man Ordered to Stop Falsely Claiming to be Navy SEAL

A Florida man – Joseph Fucheck – has been ordered by the court to stop claiming he was a Navy SEAL as part of his plea deal. Previously, we wrote about Fucheck: * “Former Navy SEAL” and “Head of SWAT Team” Brandishes a Gun – Now Faces Charges * Joseph Fucheck – NOT a Navy […]

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Reyel Simmons – Fake SEAL – Go Big or Go Home

| June 7, 2022 | 97 Comments
Reyel Simmons – Fake SEAL – Go Big or Go Home

We finally have someone that took their fakery to another level. Reyel Devon Simmons, of Dodge Center Minnesota (53 y/o) completed his persona with fake documents, a bug-out bag and a hidden bunker with sniper rifles and other weapons. Minn. man impersonating federal agent on TikTok sentenced to six years The man’s lawyer says his […]

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Arvil Reed in the news

| March 8, 2022 | 46 Comments
Arvil Reed in the news

If the name Arvil Reed sounds familiar, it’s because the former US Navy E-1 (booted early), was going around telling tales of derring-do. He was telling people, with phony documents, that he was a 20-year veteran of Naval Special Warfare where he had been a Navy SEAL officer. He claimed to have received the “Navy […]

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Hugh Jonson – Still riding on the Phony Pony UPDATED

| January 18, 2022
Hugh Jonson – Still riding on the Phony Pony  UPDATED

UPDATE: We will be publishing a new post soon something like, “Will the real Hugh Jonson Please Stand up.” We think there is more legit military service in his past but it is mixed in with so many name changes, lies and embellishments it will take us a while to sort it all out. Stay […]

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Phony SEAL Coward

| January 10, 2022 | 162 Comments
Phony SEAL Coward

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on Leslie Radford Coward.  Coward lives in Middleburg, Florida and is 72 years old at the time of this writing – January 2022.  Coward is originally from Ohio and may still have a residence there in addition to Florida. Most of Coward’s claims are implied by the […]

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Jose Carlos Montanez – YAPS, Blog of Shame |

| December 8, 2021 | 158 Comments
Jose Carlos Montanez – YAPS, Blog of Shame |

Our friends over at militaryphony.com send us “Yet Another Phony Seal” …  so it’s YAPS time again boys and girls. It seems Jose has been prancing around in such a way that some folks thought he was a Navy SEAL, or that maybe he had pulled out of something before he ever really inserted anything.  […]

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Doug Reeves – Navy SEAL Diver & Persian Gulf War Participant Explained

| July 20, 2021 | 233 Comments
Doug Reeves – Navy SEAL Diver & Persian Gulf War Participant Explained

As a follow-up to a posted article yesterday about Douglas Reeves, we wanted to share an email that Reeves wrote to a genuine Navy SEAL when that SEAL questioned Reeves’ claim of being a Navy SEAL diver. This email was written before the article yesterday.  Click on it to see a larger version. The short […]

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