Scum steals more than valor

| October 4, 2012

The folks at SOFREP have exposed Graham Ware for creating a charity that is supposedly for SEALs called which is really nothing more than Ware’s personal piggy bank, apparently;

There’s been a lot of publicity surrounding the secretive work of Navy SEALs over the years which has turned out to be a double-edged sword. It has certainly helped the Navy in its recruitment efforts but unfortunately it has become a way for individuals who have never served a day in the military to profit from the blood and pain of those who do.

This article is about one such person – Graham Ware and his organization All of the information in this article has come from open sources and some of the primary actors involved, including Mr. Ware.

Let’s start off with what Graham Ware has said about his own organization.

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1. Ware claims that Support The Seals is a registered LLC in Arizona. (Source: the Twitter profile -@NavySEALsOrg)

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FALSE. The State of Arizona shows a “pending” LLC application which basically just reserves the name until 1/20/13 (Source: Arizona Corporation Commission). The company itself doesn’t legally exist yet nor did it exist since Ware began his fundraising in 2009, which raises serious tax questions.

2. Ware claimed to be a non-profit organization in June, 2012 on his Facebook page “Navy SEAL”.

FALSE. There’s no official business entity registered in Arizona called Navy SEAL Fund let alone one that’s a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

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There is, however, an authentic 501(c)3 non-profit organization called Navy SEALs Fund which is owned and operated by a decorated retired Navy SEAL to help the families of SEALs who were killed in combat, or who were injured or permanently disabled in combat. Notice the similarity in names? The legitimate organization has an “s” after SEAL while the illegitimate one does not. This is known as typo-squatting or brand-jacking, and it’s a crime.
Typo-Squatting Navy SEAL Charities

In 2009, Ware’s group and the principals behind the Navy SEALS Fund cooperated on a fund raiser that raised over $26,000 to assist three Navy SEALs with their legal expenses in a criminal complaint that was later dismissed.

Shortly thereafter, in 2010, obviously inspired by what he’d been involved in, Ware decided to piggyback on the Navy SEALS Fund’s success by registering two very similar sounding domain names: (notice there’s no “s” after SEAL) and The former was purposefully created to sound like the group that he helped raise money with and the latter was created to sound like the granddaddy of Navy SEAL foundations: (notice again that there’s no “s” after SEAL).

So Graham’s neat little trick of mimicking authentic Navy SEAL charities simply relied on the addition or deletion of one letter – s – as in “shitbird” or “suck-my-dick-you-valor-stealing-money-grubbing-motherfucker”.

From March until July 2012 both of those fake websites, when clicked, took visitors to Ware’s website with its PayPal donation button in clear view. Here’s a video which demonstrates that little trick.

This strategy takes advantage of innocent victims who believe that they’re typing in the correct URL for either the Navy SEALs Fund or the Navy SEAL Foundation but mis-type the ‘s”. Ware’s scam ended in July 2012 when the Navy SEALS Fund hired an attorney to demand that Ware release the domain names, which he eventually did.

However he’s still out there using the Trident in his logo, wearing it on his sweatshirt, and raising money for SEAL-related issues while keeping an unknown percentage for himself. And he still owns another domain name – – which he has yet to do anything with.

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Four Things That You Can Do Right Now

1. Spread the word about Graham Ware and his scam on social media. Ware’s Twitter account is @NavySEALsOrg and his organization’s Facebook address is

2. Contact They’re donating 30% of merchandise bought in this SupportTheSeals.Org store to Ware because he told them that he’s a non-profit charity. Tell them that they should stop supporting someone who (a) doesn’t have a non-profit charity and (b) has been scamming authentic SEAL foundations and charities.

3. Contact Mark Devine, the owner of Tell him that Graham Ware is using his domain name to draw attention to Ware’s illegitimate websites by naming Twitter account “@NavySEALsOrg” and by naming Facebook page “NavySEALsOrg”. Devine, as the owner of the domain, should be able to ask Twitter and Facebook to close Graham’s accounts or at least force him to get a new name.

4. Spread the word throughout the Special Operations Forces community that Graham Ware has been running a Brandjacking scam against the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Navy SEALs Fund and continues to try to make a profit off the blood and pain of wounded warriors by impersonating a charity that doesn’t exist. At least a dozen Navy SEALS including Marcus Luttrell have signed a cease and desist letter to Ware’s organization yet he continues to not only run his illegal fundraising activities but threatens law suits against anyone who confronts him about it including some of the very heroes that he claims to support.

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Apparently this thief has raised tens of thousands of dollars maliciously and, of course, he threatens lawsuits to anyone who confronts him. But you should read the whole thing at SOFREP since i don’t want to hijack his whole post.

Thanks to David for the heads up.

Category: Shitbags

Comments (18)

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  1. 509thBob says:

    I just forwarded the SOFREP link to the Fraud Section.

  2. Old Tanker says:

    What a fucking turd…maybe a few SEALs should pay this guy a visit….

  3. GeorgeMT says:

    It helps to think that there is a special place in Hell for people like this. I went to his FaceBook page and noticed only one friend of mine had liked it so I quickly sent that friend a link to the SOFREP story. I can’t wait to see how this one plays out.

  4. Green Thumb says:


  5. I’m not a SEAL, and I don’t swim very good, but I’d suggest taking this numnuts and drop him off in the ocean– maybe about 500 miles out and see if he can swim back.

  6. 15DAZNG says:

    I need to give a personal friend of mine a call. I ll give you a hint to who he is, he is the author of Roughneck 9-1 and also is a current sitting Senator for the State of Arizona. I am very curious if Frank Antenori can do anything about this seeing that Frank was SF, spent 20 years doing so, and is very interested in veterans affairs. I ll follow with a SITREP once I speak with him.

    Above the Best!

  7. 15DAZNG says:

    UPDATE: spoke with Sen. Antenori s office today, he has been made aware of the situation and will be calling me as soon as possible. More to follow.

  8. I hit the facebook page, where he has a post, upset that the prez is using the SEALs. I left this comment:
    ” How dare the prez use the SEALs for his own gain. That is like someone using them to raise money under false pretenses, isn’t it?”

  9. NHSparky says:

    Second the comment from the other thread that suggests it be legal for SEALs (real ones) to give ball-taps to phonies or people using SEAL name to create a slush fund.

    But there do have to be limits. No more than say, 500 ball-taps per poseur. From each legit SEAL.

  10. 2-17 AirCav says:

    @6. I think I have it. Can I have another hint?

  11. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    Fellas, I’ve e-mailed Sen. Antenori and my own Sen. Steve Pierce. I copy and pasted the thread to both and asked for their help with whatever they may be able to do. I’ll keep you posted on any response I get.

  12. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    I have notified the Navy SEAL Foundation.

  13. Nik says:


    Yah, but those would be 500 missed shots on this nutless wonder.

  14. NHSparky says:

    Throat punches in lieu of nut shots, then. Fair’s fair.

  15. taktikb says:

    Sick him.

  16. Wingtips 235 says:

    CNN flew out and met him and a real SEAL. Apparently there is more to this story than being revealed and in fact this guy is being slandered. Question I have, if he is taking hundreds of thousands of dollars why wouldnt he be in jail? Smells fishy gents. This oldfrog2 has it out for him for whatever reason but its not adding up.

  17. Wingtips 235 says: responding to this. The emails are interesting…

  18. usnavyaz says:

    Hey, that’s right here in my backyard. I’m going to see what I can do about this. Good looking out fellow brethren!