Could it be a scam?
I met this guy on pen pals now and supposedly he is a soldier that is deployed in Afghanistan. We started emailing to each other, he seems to be a great guy, until he told me that he has no family and he is the only son. He also seems desperate for help so, I offered my help at first he didn't wanted my help but I offered it anyways. He accepted it. He asked me to send him some things but he said that his APO is closed down and messed up,and I would have to send it through Ghana. He also suggested that I could send him money instead so I wouldn't have to pay extra money to send him the things he needs and the diplomacy in Ghana could buy the things he needs. I have not send him anything yet because I want to know if there is a way to know if all of this is true. I heard that there are a lot of scammers out there.