Ghana women dating scam
"William" is probably not even based in a Western country and is yet another Nigerian scammer trying to dupe innocent people off their money.
The victim will cash this order and send the money through an irreversible process such as wiring with Western Union as instructed by the scammer.While cases like this are very, very rare, there is another variation of the kidnap scam.It is one of the most alarming of all online dating scam stories is that of Australian man Desmond Gregor who flew to Mali in North Western Africa hoping to meet his online sweetheart.Supposedly named after a defunct piece of Nigerian Law the 419 scam has been operating in various incarnations for years.The basic idea is that you're contacted by someone who has access to large sums of money and wishes to move them through your bank account.A few days or weeks later their bank calls, informing the victim the money orders were fraudulent and that they are responsible for the amounts owing. You come across a profile of a young, attractive woman on an online dating site or maybe she contacts you.
The photos are stunning, perhaps professionally taken or provocative, but the description of what she's looking for in a partner is vague.
The money extracted from victims in North America, Europe and Australia translates to huge fortunes for the scammers who are willing to put weeks or months of work into getting a good payout. Many scammers are well educated and all are heartless so read on for common African online dating scams and protect yourself. You might be interacting with a man, say, "William Jones" from USA/ UK/ Australia/ Canada or some other Western country.
After some time, "William" has to travel to Nigeria or Ghana for some reason e.g.
Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
While most African singles looking for a date online are genuine, it cannot be denied that many online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast due to the low per capita income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and ineffective policing in these areas.
Instead he met twelve men armed with machetes who held him captive, demanding ransom.