Internet dating and romance
Little did he know that his online girlfriend was a male!
I’ve been so lonely all my life–I’ve never had a “real” boyfriend–and I figured it was time.There were all of the looks I got at family gatherings, the “she’s probably a lesbian” looks, the “she could probably lose ten to fifty pounds” looks.I set up an account and posted my picture, something I didn’t think was too risque. Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.its-ghana/Internet Romance Scam Epidemic Hits Ghana January 13th, 2011 · by Atiku Iddrisu · No Comments Ghanaian youths are gaining notoriety for the country in connection with internet scams. These young people apart from using semi-nude photographs of different ladies to lure unsuspecting men, especially widowers and lonely men, also fake birth certificates, passports and visas to convince their victims that they are genuine.The Accra Daily Mail (ADM) newspaper, which this writer works for, is daily inundated with sad stories from abroad of how men and women who believe they are getting the love of their lives end up being bilked of huge sums of money. In the case of the complainant from the UK, who sent more than £1, 200, apart from booking a BA flight for his newfound “wife” to join him, she never surfaced to consummate the “marriage”!
The following questions are posed to people living abroad who are love sick. The relationship began after the exchange of a few emails.
He received various documents including what looked like family photos from his “lover” to make him believe that she was genuine.
The people portrayed on these photos are innocent men and women, NOT involved in scamming in any way and have nothing to do with scammers.
The scammers are using their images without their knowledge or permission to deceive their victims and steal their money.
The scammers are using their images without their knowledge and permission to deceive their victims and scam them out of money. Did they ask you for some money to come over to you? If your answer to any two of these questions is “Yes” then you might be dealing with an online scammer.
It will not come as a surprise to most of us here but none the less it is a good article written by a Ghanaian newspaper who assist the police in the arrest of 4 scammers The full article and comments can be viewed here ... ADM decided to follow through a complaint sent in by a love sick man in the UK who said he had been fooled into sending cash to a lady he fell in love with on the Internet, Following the scent he provided, ADM investigations led to a ring of young men and women in Ghana, who create false profiles on dating sites to defraud unsuspecting single men looking for love from overseas.