They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer. 45/12, DANSOMAN, ACCRA, GHANA po box 1633, Accra, Ghana P. box 12 AN, Accra, Ghana 112 Kotobabi, Accra, Ghana, 00233 po box AT 150, Achimoto-MKT, Accra, Ghana W/A, 23321 P. BOX458, OFANKOR, ACCRA, GHANA, WEST-AFRICA Freetown avenue, East region, house 17, Accra, Ghana 23 N.
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.
Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.
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.
Mark (Australia) Report N3 (added on September, 23, 2009) New African scammer. John (Australia) Report N4 (added on January, 29, 2010) I found her under this couver add. Alarm bells, she then sent me documents to arrange her travel, fake medical certificates, wrong hospital and address, fake Police Check and a forged passport in her name, born in Ghana 23/12/75, I had checked her when she first made contact and seen that she had a Canadian passport with a different photo and date of birth. I am not on RSVP and her profile apparently was removed from RSVP by management because of continued complaints.
I even sent her 150 euro by Western Union, but dit not give the MTCN number. Richard (Australia) Report N7 (added on March, 31, 2010) Claire claims to be the offspring of a family that died in a car accident about 2/3 years ago.
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.
a business trip or to visit his child in a Nigerian boarding school or even a safari.
Soon enough there is some sort of "emergency" with either the child suffering from a brain hemorrhage or "William" suffering a life threatening accident.
You will then be requested to send a large amount of money for treatment and promises that you will be paid back ASAP.