Fake Navy SEAL Scams Victims Out of $1.5 Million

| October 19, 2022

Ze’Shawn Stanley Campbell

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

(Tribune News Service) — A California man faces up to 30 years in prison for a romance scam in which he stole $1.5 million from nearly 20 victims, federal officials reported.

Ze’Shawn Stanley Campbell, 35, of Irvine falsely told them he was a millionaire business owner and investor who had fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as a U.S. Navy SEAL, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Central California said in a news release.

He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering Monday, prosecutors said.

Campbell convinced 10 people, some of whom he developed romantic relationships with, and nine companies to send him hundreds of thousands of dollars between 2014 and 2020, the release said.

He told them he owned McDonald’s franchises, gyms and a security company, prosecutors said. He also claimed to be a Bitcoin and real estate investor.

Campbell told victims he would invest their money for them or that he needed it for medical expenses, the release said.

Instead, he spent it on luxuries for himself, including a BMW and a Mercedes Benz, prosecutors said.

He will face up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced, which is scheduled for January.

Once again, they tend to go after fraud vs. stolen valor.  To be fair, the Stolen Valor Act does not cover a claim of being a Navy SEAL although most of us would consider that to be stolen valor.  However, medals and claims of combat put someone in direct conflict with the Stolen Valor Act of 2013.

Category: Fake SEAL, Navy Poser, Phony SEAL, Stolen Valor, Stolen Valor Act

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Ze’Shawn *sigh* Claw, you up?

Hope he gets served up a bunch of “Big Macs” from the BTJ&T Deli.


Ze’Shawn Stanley Campbell


We MUST build a wall around Pennsylvania to prevent these fucking Amish thugs from preying on others!


I had him pegged for a mennonite.


Crystal Meth-a-dist.

Skivvy Stacker

I know it doesn’t look like it, but inside I’m laughing so hard I’m almost farting…

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Gotta give Ze’Shawn credit for the idea of owning McDonald franchises. Not prestigious enough to draw scrutiny but big enough to be believable.

Like saying my money is in WalMart vs. Nordstrom. Stay under the radar.
Now the only currencies he will be dealing with are cigarettes and booty.


He’s gonna be so pretty in white with all his new grooms !!!


Whiz Wheel®™ says:

Ze’Shawn Stanley Campbell (FUBAR) 54 x 7 = 378

Input requested from all DW’s/DWettes as to whether he deserves to get a tick-mark on the FY23 Valor Vultures Tote-Board.




Slimy, nasty reptilian lizard laying out there on the road sunning hisself…
I’m going with door number 3, And there it is !!!
Officer Obey and the buttcrack brigade welcoming committee !!!


This is NOT him.
This picture is of the wrong buy

Skivvy Stacker

And how often is it said by the morons out there; “what’s the big deal about ‘stolen valor’? It doesn’t hurt anyone. It’s a victimless crime”.
I’ve got 1.5 million reasons to give you why it’s not a victimless crime.


This criminal’s victims might as well have sent their money to a real African scammer, Nigeria is full of them in every town with an internet cafe. Lonely ladies keep sending your money to fraudsters/valor thieves you meet on the internet. Sure, he is going to appear and marry you, just as soon as you clean out your bank account and sent it to him in bitcoin.

Green Thumb

Phildo better get Lori Benton spun up.

Raw talent like this is hard to pass up.