Ghanaian dating scams
ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.
In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.
As many people are now catching on to this, many scammers are trying variations of the same scam.
Instead of asking you to send them money for their ticket, they will instead send you scanned copies of a ticket to convince you they are genuine and are really coming to visit you.
The stories may range from a businessman having an accident while in Nigeria for work to a helpless woman being stranded in Ghana; from asking for charity donations for Africa to a family member having a brain hemorrhage while in Africa.
At the end of the day they all have the same basic plot – there is an emergency and won’t you please send them some money?
The standard scam story then starts to unfold as your online date suddenly has some sort of emergency in Nigeria or Ghana.
This is one of the most popular scams in online dating.
Nigeria and Ghana are notorious for their scammers and hence most people probably wouldn’t pursue a relationship with someone from one of these countries.
The general storyline is she will want to come visit you but does not have enough money and will ask you to send her money to help pay for the plane ticket and/or visa.
Once you do send the money however, it is unlikely that the visit will ever actually materialize.It has various names such as the Nigerian 419, Nigerian money offer, the Spanish prisoner etc.