U.S. citizens who participate in online dating need to be aware and alert to potential love interests online, especially those who claim to be U.S. citizens that are living, traveling or serving in the U.S. military in Ghana. Typically the Ghana scammers will attach themselves quickly to an intimate romantic relationship with the victim.
These scammers target lonely, vulnerable, sometimes older adults that are looking for love. They may also take several months to cultivate the relationship, but eventually, they will always ask for money.
Please do your research and be informed of the entire situation before you become the next victim of Ghana romance scams. They break your heart, steal your money, and disappear without a trace.
It is important to note that men and women are scammed by these scammers operating out of cafes in Ghana and Nigeria. This is their “job.” Please review the list below and if anything sounds familiar, you are most likely a victim of this internet scam.
Signs of Ghana Romance Scams
- You met online.
- You’ve never met face to face.
- Your scammer professed love for you almost immediately after contact.
- Your new love is plagued with medical or other tragedies that require a loan from you.
- You are promised repayment upon an inheritance of gold or precious gems.
- You’ve sent large sums of money for visas, plane tickets but they can never seem to make it out of Ghana.
- When your friend does try to leave the country supposedly, he gets into a car accident or is detained by immigration officials demanding payment, bribes or proof of a certain amount of cash on hand for travel.
- Your scammer consistently uses the lower case “i”s and broken English that is not equivalent to their supposed life station or education level.
- Generic looking profile picture which is usually stolen online. (use a reverse image search of the image).
- Avoids video chat.
- Contradictory or vague statements about personal life and their past.
Many Americans have reported losing thousands of dollars through the Ghana romance scams. Your chances of recovering your money are slim to none. These scammers work from internet cafes and are 100% portable and elusive.
The anonymity of the internet means that the U.S. citizen cannot even be sure of the real name, age, marital status, or even the actual gender of the scammer. Many cases are reported to the U.S. Embassy, and the supposed U.S. citizen turns out to be a fictitious person explicitly created to scam the victim.
It has been reported that losses associated with romance scams have exceeded 230 million dollars! That are many victims. Don’t allow yourself to become part of this statistic.
No matter how lonely or desperate for love, you are, be smart. Never send money online! If you suspect you are about to or have become a victim, please contact Social Catfish.
This is their specialty, and you will have much better success before you give your money as they can assist you in finding out the truth about your supposed U.S. citizen in Ghana.
Any information you can gather will be helpful, their name, email address, any phone number you may have, will be useful to identify this scammer. Social Catfish has state of the art technology to help you find the truth. Remember, it is better to be safe than sorry!