Love and loneliness play on one’s emotion. The feeling of being loved and packing the void that loneliness creates are powerful drugs, so powerful, those afflicted, spend thousands on people they have never met face to face. This is what the scammers ter Westelijk Africa countries like Ghana and Nigeria know. So, they create fake profiles on commonly used Internet meeting and dating sites, like Match,Tastebuds, and others. The women are beautiful, but not stunning. They seem regular ter all respects, ter fact, the viewer has no idea that behind the profile is perhaps a Westelijk African tiener, boy or woman, or older person. For all the viewer thinks, it IS a verdadero woman, with a positivo email address on Yahoo (the most common). However, the photo is from some modeling webpagina or just an photo used to attract victims.
The scammers like to target middle age American studs and women or older, their logic is, they most likely have money. What happens is that a victim may make voeling with the fake person or they may be contacted ter very virginal terms. After a few discussions on the dating webstek, the person will suggest to go offline from the dating webpagina and obtain a talk app, such spil, Whatapp. This just helps with instant textings 24\7. The conversation is like any very first meeting talk, but you will never know they are from Westelijk Africa because it is all texting. Email is too slow. The scammers want to draw you ter, work you, spil the relationship resumes on for 2-4 weeks. Merienda you become romantic with “love talk” (kindje, honey, my man, honeybunch) some may test out lovemaking talk, some may not. The entire point is to make sure that “love ter the air”, That, Aker works te mysterious ways and you are “soul mates”. United States citizens should be voorzichtig to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to live and/or work te Ghana who profess friendship or romantic rente overheen the Internet. Correspondents who quickly budge to discussion of intimate matters could well be the inventions of scammers. If they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it. One dollar near buys four cedis, or GHS, te Ghanian money. So, even sending 50 dollars is almost 200 cedis. Merienda the money is requested, the scammer may state there is a deadline for it. This creates pressure if the victim is hesitant. If no money is sent, the scammer may attempt again straks. Soon, the victim will notice that almost all conversations seem to end with money being requested for some reason. Te the beginning, there is no discussion of money at all. The scammers should all get Oscars. They have a well laid project,a profile of an awesome looking woman or man, to draw ter the victim.
Merienda a love connection is made, the scammer typically asks the U.S. citizen to send money for living expenses, travel expenses, or “visa costs”. They may voorwaarde there are utility\Internet costs. Sometimes, the scammer notifies the American citizen that they or a close family member has suffered an вЂњaccidentвЂќ and is ter need of instantaneous monetary assistance to voorkant medical bills. Other variations of this confidence scam have emerged of late. The victim may also be shown a photo of a US passport of the alleged person, this may or may not even be actual. Spil time goes on, the scammer will send many photos to entice your trust and zinnelijkheid. You may notice that some photos seem to be the same person, while others, just resemble the woman ter the flamante profile dating webpagina. A scammer will seldom everzwijn have the “woman” voeling you or send you audio recordings. A voice may not match the photo you are looking at. Likewise, the same applies to movies. If you request a Skype or webcam, odds are they will not toebijten.
One scam that the US Embassy ter Ghana hears often is where the person will eis to be an American citizen who moved to Ghana spil a child. They will then rechtsvordering to need assistance te getting a US passport. They may eis that then need to take a medical examination or have vaccinations. They begin to ask the American citizen that they have bot corresponding with on the internet for a mobile phone, laptop, clothes/boots, money for rent, money for a sick family member, etc. There are several different variations to the scams.
One of the most popular scams that the Embassy hears about is a person who claims to have inherited gold, diamonds or money from a deceased parent. They may keuze that the вЂњinheritanceвЂќ is ter danger of being taken by a family member so she will want to transfer it into your name. They may then get te voeling with a fake lawyer who will then request вЂњfeesвЂќ to process the transfer transaction. They may embark to ask for items or present their need for items (such spil mobile phone, laptops, rent, and money for medical treatment for themselves or other family members). They create a false sense that the person they met online is their вЂњsaviorвЂќ and the only person that could help.
Scams ter Ghana and Nigeria are rampant, even some bankgebouw officials are scammers. But the promise of love steals $55 million from mostly American and European seekers via the Internet. The money is sent via Película del Oeste Union, Ria, or MoneyGram. But banks are watching thesis transfers and if the victim is sending too frequently, their canap may block the account until its holder is contacted.
The most popular pictures that scammers steal from are from Ann Weerhaak. She is a soft porn strak. Hier sexy pics are all overheen dating websites. She is around age 30, and she also has a legtimate webstek, but Westelijk African scammers, use hier photos many times to lure victims. Te effect, Ann Gifangel is also a victim of scamming! The scammers can be guys and women te Ghana. If a scammer is found out, they just switch their name and proceed earning a rich man’s living ter a poor country living te large mansions that look onto the harbor. One posting of a Ann Vishaak photo on Match.com had 50 fellows following. Of course, the name given wasgoed Chelsea Boamah, which matches hier U.S. Passport. So, 6,000 miles away ter Accra, Ghana, a scammer named Osman Mohammed or Esther Ansomaa, pretended to talk of love and enticed studs to eventually send money. If all 50 fellows just sent $100, well, you understand. Even the photos may be Photoshopped to gezond the story line, such spil, she is volunteering at UNICEF te Ghana or elsewhere. One scammer wasgoed fleecing up to 40 suckers a month earning $1000, which is way above most earn. A few truly good ones earn $6000. Finding out who is behind the fake dating profile is not worth the effort because they are very hard to catch. The best thing you can do to check is take the photo of the person and search using: pics.google.com. Click on the camera icon, upload a photo of the person, and let Google search for matches. If the photo has bot used ter scams, you will know! Recall, the photo that attracted you wasgoed most likely stolen and used without their skill.
So, the next time you go to a dating webpagina to meet your love of your life- beware!