Scammers from Ghana

edited October 2011 in - West Africa
I met this guy online from Accra Ghana we only chatted online a month he ask me to marry him and move to Ghana with him I told him no things are moving to fast we need time now all of a sudden he needs a laptop because he damage the one he had for his job I told him no thats not my problem my gut feeling he is a scammer. And still insisting that I move to Ghana and marrry him even when I said no
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  • Do not believe him, sounds like a complete scammer to me.
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  • edited 2:39AM
    Hi Trust48,
    please do not speak to this guy in Ghana the red flashing lights should have told you that he is a scammer. Completely take yourself off his chat as you will only hear lies and sob stories and he will get into your mind and heart.
    These people are very clever, I was scammed by a guy who took me for a 4 year journey, money, marriage and promies. As soon as he got his residency he up and left. The pain is too great. Stay with your own kind and don't get involved with these scammers from Ghana nothing good will come from it.
    He will tell you and beg you that he is real and the tears will tear at your heart. Get out before its too late for you.
    from
    Bittene once
  • edited 2:39AM
    trust 48
    If you still don't believe that this guy is a scammer. Go to as many scammers websites and read. Go to Ghana scammers, romance scams website and read all the stories. They start with the laptop, then it will be the visa, the airticket, sick mother, the list goes on and on. There are between 18 and 24 million people living in Ghana and there is an internet cafe on every street and day and night these young men are there trying to get a victim. Once they have you they will manipulate you, and take notice they don't answer too many questions, they leave you to talk and thats how they pick up on your likes and dislikes, about your family etc. Once they have enough information then they will play you. They will adjust their age to close to yours and tell you age doesn't matter. These are young boys between 18 and 35 and all they do is scam.
    Be careful as questions with the next person and don't devulge too much information about yourself.
    Bitten Once
  • edited 2:39AM
    Thanks for this valuable information the other thing is he keeps saying how he hates the US its so corrupt that really set me off , but when i told him no about the laptop he told he will never ask me fo amything again i told him good then don't ask but dont worry im not a fool
  • edited 2:39AM
    do not believe him ,
    There are many romantic scammers basically, the scammer wants to connect to you (woman), get to know you and love you for what you are. He makes you believe that he is a poor person battling in his life then, once he knows his victim is hooked, he lures you into buying (and paying) for a mobile phone through which you can talk to him. Once the payment is done, you become a victim and you never get what you paid for. Often, victims continue connecting to a person (women) till he loots a huge amount of money from them. So be careful of that romantic scam which makes the victim mostly woman to believe him.
  • edited 2:39AM
    Yeah he told me that the laptop he had for his job was damaged and that could I get him one from Wlamart because they are cheaper and the the one in Ghana cost 1500 because if he dont have the laptop he will lose his job now when I told him no he said he has lost his job because i wouldnt get the laptop I told him thats not my problem and this happen after he said he was coming to the US to meet me. Then he told me I need to come to to Ghana and meet him so we can get married since he cant afford to come to the US since he lost his job and it will take him 2to 4 yrs to find another one now he was trying to play the guilt trip on me saying I don't love him which I dont you cant fall in love with someone that soon and whom you never met.
  • edited January 2012
    Clear trap...Please don't believe him.now he demand the laptop,if you will give that later he is going to ask something greater than laptop.no doubt on that.Please avoid his calls,if you continue the talk with him ,that will invite harmful things to you.So please you should take care yourself.
  • edited 2:39AM
    Have been a victim contacted the phone number on ghanapolice.info which led me to locate the officials of Ghana Crime officials at : info.ghanapolice@consultant.com.
    If it sounds too good to be true.....
  • edited 2:39AM
    Hi Every one

    Any one on this forum please stay away from any one on a dating site from Africa especally west africa it will only lead to trouble!


    Angeleyess
  • edited 2:39AM
    i had one go by the name raymond lardson. his real name is..PRINCE AGEDZI BURNS. i played him along.. he asked for £500 in return he was sending me literally a ton in weight of gold which he had found in ghana. Which i told him i had sent through money gram.. then he asked for an ipad and an iphone. i said i would as i can buy brand new ones with my gold. when he went off line i left him a message for him to find when he came back on. copied all the conversation and posted it on facebook for all my friends to have a laugh.. I sooo enjoyed scamming the scammer:)
  • edited 2:39AM
    Listen very carefully to what I am am to say. I have not gotten scammed by this guy yet, and I will not. Thank God that I am a poor woman and can't send any money anyway. This guy claims to live in Newport News, Va. He says he also has a house in Ohio. Started out on date site, profile no picture wants to send pic through yahoo email and talk on IM. Well I only live hrs drive , but I asked him for his pic anyway. His pic turned out to be the same pic another man had sent to me back in Sept 2012. I told him that so I had got the same pic and he said that guy must have been a bad guy. I kept playing along with him to see if I could bust him wide open. Well it worked. First it was your friend Robert then it was then he would sign off with your future and Loving King. Claimed his wife died and he has a 11 year old little girl, come on now who in their right mind (a female) his wife has a baby at age 48? HA HA This guy was very clever, He had his name listed in Google white pages as Robert Kent real estate developer. But then his address was also listed with 2 other people. And of course the romance emails keep flowing in. I am sitting back laughing coz this guy could make a living at just write romance emails. Of course he said the people were bad people using his address. He was very good but not good enough. So I said we should meet All of a sudden he has to go to Ghana to buy gold for his jewery company, aawww the plot thickens, He sends to me a ring via post office I did not give him my address, A cheap ass 29 dolloar ring that he put someone els's name on as the one that purchased the ring said it was an agent that worked for him. I just threw it in the drawer. The very next day he claims that he is at the airport with his little girl Sophie, and he needs to send money ahead for the hotel reservation and western union not open yet. Ha Ha He says he will pay me back as soon as he gets to Ghana. Yeah right Once again I tell this cat that I am very poor no money. He gives me the guilt trip You don't Love me you don't love our daughter ok whatever. Funny he sends me a ring on thursday fed ex and then on friday no money hah ha. Now he says he gets to Ghana and now he can't cash his check gave all his other money to the gold dealers. here we go again, He wants money for food until friday this is Monday. Once again I tell him no money that he needs to find someone else. Oh no he loves me and only me says I call him a scammer a lyer Blah Blah Blah. So about one week later now he says he wants to help the LITTLE KID'S HOME wants my bank acct number so he can send me money to buy stuff in the states for the home. Ok enough is enough I have had it with this guy First I called his church and talked to his priest, no such person exists, I called Real Estate Board, No such soul, I went to his house, An Old couple lives there Never heard of him. Checked into his email he has been sending the other crap to others. Ok So you ask me why did I bother? For one curiosity, second I wanted to see for my self coz this guy was really good he even had videos of the kid. AND THE MAIN REASON I WANT ALL YOU OTHER WOMEN TO REALLY WATCH AND BE CAREFUL. DO SOME CHECKING ON THE GUY IT CAN BE DONE AND I HOPE TO GOD THAT THIS CHARACTER STEPS HIS FOOT OUT ONE TIME TOO MANY AND GETS IT STEPPED ON. STICK WITH GUYS THAT LIVE CLOSE BY, DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY BANK ACCT INFO OR ADDRESS. IF YOU GO ON A DATE SITE THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE OUT THERE ITS JUST THAT THERE ARE SO MANY SCAMMERS OUT THERE NOW THEY OUTNUMBER THE GOOD GUYS. . NO I WAS NOT SCAMMED BY THIS GUY WITH MONEY BUT HE ALMOST GOT MY HEART AND TOOK MY TIME SO LADIES PLEASE BE CAREFUL THANKS
  • edited 2:39AM
    Hi-
    My name is Hope. I met this guy named "Robert Kent" on Chemistry.com (Internet Dating Site). He claimed to be a Real Estate Developer in Newport News, Va. He said his wife died in a car accident and he is raising his 9 yr. old daughter Sophie. He also claims he has a house in Ohio too. The first few weeks chatting with him on Yahoo Chat, he was already telling me how much he loves me & referrring to me as his queen. He was always ending his e-mails by calling himself your loving king and husband to be. As Valentine;s Day was approaching he asked for my address to send me a card. I did give him my address, instead of a card, he purchased a huge refrigerator with my name as the P/U person. He told me he was coming to Pa with his daughter to visit me, and when he gets here we will donate the refrigerator to an orphanage. 2 days later. he calls to say he put a bid in to build a road in Ghana, South Africa and got the work. Now, he's writing from South Africa telling me that he's purchasing washing machines, beds, comforters, lap top, cellphones and their all being shipped to my house & I should send it all to Ghana. The minute I refused he started saying "You don't love me or Sophie(his daughter). You never cared about us. I did print out all the yahoo. chat conversations and took them to the Police. He deffinitely is a scammer. I was informed by the Police to stay clear away from him. The Police did set up a file on Robert Kent and all the information that I obtained speaking with Robert Kent is located in that file.
  • I hope only you can answer this question truely.No one guide you through this.If you think you that guy is trustworthy then go for it but my opinion is,first make sure what he is upto.
  • edited 2:39AM
    This is for Costalessgolf:
    How could you respond back with an answer so ridiculous. This guy in not trustworthy by any means. He was scamming me. In fact, I told him about this site & that everyone knows he's a scammer. He's picture is all over the Ghana Scammers Profile. I have a feeling that Robert Kent used the name Costalessgolf and wrote that response back to me.
  • edited 2:39AM
    Any one you meet on the net be it yahoo, dating sites, chats, email that ask you for money within a short period of time are not real!!! Especially from Nigeri and Ghana. These parasites spend day and night trying to get a victim. Older woman are there pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. They will spend weeks and even months convincing you that they love you. They will use every trick in the book for you to feel sorry for them. Once you send money they know they can get more and more from you. These (mostly men) its their life their job to make money off you. They can be very convincing. They either have a sick mother, stuck at the airport trying to get to your country. They confess their dying love for you. They will convince you to come to their country to prove their undying love. They will trap you and you will be left with either a broken heart or no money or both. Stay clear of them.
  • edited 2:39AM
    THE GUY IN GHANA NAMED JAMES MILLER AND HAS A GUY FROM THE EMBASSY NAMED EMMANUEL AMPOFO TO SIGN FOR MONEY FROM MONEY GRAM IS WHO I THINK YALL ARE TALKING ABOUT.I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY HIM BADLY, BUT I WILL SURVIVE AND GOD WILL SEEK VENGEANCE.
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    A handsome man, a romantic italian, a very in depth and elaborate story,promises of happy days and love. called himself tony pirlo a widower , who had just won a contract to supply hospital equipment to Ghana. al of a sudden asking me to buy him an i phone 5 and send to him as his didn`t work!! don`t think so . Luckily i twigged how many didn`t?? Beware
  • edited July 2013
    hi people of the world i started chatting to a lady on fast flirting about a week ago she used to in live in canada then moved to ghana to sort out her late husand estateshe asked if i could help her with a loan so she could get her late husbands mining project up and running.i emailed the ghana police to see if they can trace this female to see if she is real or just a scammer.these internet chatrooms have to sort there mess out now.
  • I hope the moderators for this board see the messages from userbans_l565 and removes this posters messages but if not please be warned...

     

    Do not send an email to the address in the posting....likely this is a scammer or an accomplice to the scammers who will just be looking to scam you again...usually this is referred to as a "recovery scam" don't fall for it. 

    Look for the email address mentioned in userbans message in this website which supports my claim. See John's response to this posters comments.

    http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/accra&page=3

    Hopefully once you realize you have been scammed you stop communicating with the scammer and all parties associated with him/her. Your money cannot be recovered and you will never really find out who the person is behind the scam.

    Learn and move on. If you are looking for online dating sites for relationships try to stick to your own area and make plans to meet in a public place. If the person is unable to meet and makes excuses to be going overseas especially to Africa or in particular Ghana you know you are communicating with a scammer. Stop all communication and move on.

  • Be advised that the Ghana Police Service
    website is http://www.police.gov.gh/ not a domain ending in info.com.  Furthermore, Ghana Police use email addresses
    ending in .gov.gh, not @consultant.com. 
    Any post or site recommending info.ghanapolice at consultant dot com is
    false and is a criminal attempting to scam you. 
    For additional information, contact the U.S. Embassy or real Ghana
    Police.

  • Does this story sound familiar to anyone...Lives in the US - from Italy - wife died a few years ago in car accident - has a 15 year old son - lives in Georgia.  Does contracting work for gold, diamond mining - sends photos of himself - very very good-looking - met through dating site - very very romantic - emails through yahoo - text - full of loving wonderful words.  Wants to purchase a home near where you live.  Awarded a multi million dollar contract in Ghana has to travel there for the next month.  Bank wouldn't give a loan, will have to travel with limited funds - he is there for a day and asking that I send him an iPhone 5s unlocked because he can't use his phone and no access to internet (although I understand there is an internet cafe on every corner in Ghana).  When I told him he could unlock his phone himself and I could send directions, he told me no it can't be done and he needs me to fed x phone to him.  In addition, he has texted me things that appear to be exactly the same as what he has texted me before (just don't have texts to compare still).  He is going to email the address to send the phone - just waiting on it now.  Of course, telling me that our hearts and souls are connected even in such a short period of time.  I want to believe him, but something just doesn't feel right.  Also, mainly wanted to text and not speak on the phone until recently.  Does this sound familiar to anyone?  I would be happy to share photos he sent to see if it is the same person.
  • edited February 2014
    OMG are you really going to send this scammer an iphone ? This person is a liar. Do not send the phone to him.

    No individual would be granted a multimillion dollar contract in Ghana. Newmont Mining Corp one of the largest gold producers in the world has just cut 600 jobs in Ghana, AngloAshanti Gold has also cut 400 jobs in January.
    The price of gold has dropped by 28% in the last year, even Ghana's illegal gold miners have had to pack up,

    Diamond mining in Ghana is small and is not even on the list of major global producers. 

    Scammers all use the same story, a widowed man with a child who lives in the USA/UK/Australia but works overseas usually in Nigeria , Ghana or some other far flung place.

    This person is probably a Ghanaian who has stolen his photographs from the internet. Keep away from him
    I suggest you read some of the posts on this site about scammers from Ghana and Nigeria
  • Thank you Alethia.  Yes, the more I have done research today the more I am convinced it is a scan.  And no, I will not be sending him a phone, but he doesn't know this.  He is forwarding me an address to send it to in Ghana as he thinks I have purchased the phone.

    It has crushed my heart, although all through our communications I have always questioned in my mind if he was real or not - always leaning toward no, he is not real.  I have even brought this to his attention and he never questioned me wondering this - just ignored it.  But even with my questioning this in my head, my heart wanted him to be real.  I am such an idiot!!!!!

    His cell phone does have the area code of where he says he is from in the US and the temporary cell phone he is using to text me in Ghana of his "driver" has the country code correct for Ghana.  I just don't know what to do with it now.  I don't want him to hurt another and want to report it.  Just don't know who to report it to.

    How pathetic...I actually feel as if a death has occurred...the death of the person he created and caused me to fall for...the death of the person I wanted him to be.
  • edited February 2014
    I know you feel hurt but it really could have been much worse. You have had a lucky escape, these men can be so charming and we all want to be loved.

    Apart from posting his name and photos on a site such as http://romancescams.org/ you really cannot do much more.

    Chin up Lori and I wish you all the very best 
  • Thank you - so spoke with him this evening as he doesn't know I know anything - so it was sad to talk and listen to him talking to me as if everything is just wonderful. He is good for sure - even told me he was so concerned because he couldn't reach his son in the US. How much money could they be making having women send them iPhones - and more specifically asked me what color phone I would buy and told me not to buy black. Thank you for the site - the worst part is I don't know if I will ever be able to allow myself to believe another man.
  • edited March 2014

    Lori, theses scammers do not stop at iphones, that is just the start,
    they often ask for money. You said he was concerned he cannot contact his son,
    this could be the start of a story that he will use to ask you for money. 
    As for not trusting men, there are signs you can look for that are give
    aways for scammers.

     How to spot a scammer and avoid
    Internet dating scams:

    1) Be very suspicious if they say they lost their
    wife and have one or two 'KIDS' living with them or a relative. They are from
    the USA/UK etc  have a home in the USA
    but their work takes the abroad often to Africa (Nigeria or Ghana are popular)

     2)
    Scammers will write: "I am removing my account soon" or say
    "they rarely log on to this site" to indicate the urgency for you to
    reveal your contact information.




    3)
    Military pictures should turn on your scam radar warning. Some of the biggest
    scams occur from supposed soldiers in the armed services with a believable sob
    story and a desperate need to settle down. 




    4)
    Scammers sometimes write in poor broken English, they often use "i” and
    not "I" when speaking about themselves. On the internet they find and
    use false attractive photos.
    ..


    I have had to write a second post on this subject as it wont fit on here no matter how I try.



  • How to spot a scammer part 2

    5) Scammers ask for money or help moving money for
    personal reason or family or business claiming that they need money so they can
    get a visa and flight ticket to come and visit the person who sent them the
    money. Electronic goods such as iphones , tablets etc are also on the scammers  wish
    list.

    There is a simple rule to follow when meeting new people online who are
    asking you to send money or goods. Don’t send it!



    6) An online dating scammer will request
    immediately that you reveal your private email address or to use Instant
    Messaging

     7) Look out for people who reply to your messages
    but do not include any reference to what you have written and do not answer
    your questions in their messages. They may be sending pre-written messages.
    Flattery is used and they often plagiarize words from poems and prose
    found on the internet.




    8) You should also be suspicious about messages
    saying they viewed your profile and are suddenly madly in love with you and are
    soon interested in marriage with you.




    9) Men, don't be foolish,
    no outrageously-beautiful young woman is going to develop a relationship with a
    man 20-40 years her senior or a plain geek.. Don't allow yourself to be 'in
    love with the idea of being in love'. This requires real people who know each
    other and takes time to develop. Anything less is most likely just a pipe dream
    for a guy who wants to recapture his youth.



    10) Look out for words like "dear" an old-fashioned romantic
    language, as well as badly formed sentences.



  • Your insight is right on point - I don't think there was one thing that you said that he hadn't done. The Dear and Hun and Sweetheart...very heavily used... All those terms if endearment that women love to hear - showing tenderness and romance. How do you know so much? He is now telling me he will give the address to send the phone after I buy it - I plan in telling him I bought it even though I won't what should I do with the address - I sent an email to the police in Ghana but I would like to send the address - I have all texts and emails saved and found a person very near where he says he lives with the same name and age...I fear he is using his identity...although I don't even think it is the regular person who is texting me as in reviewing the texts it appears that there are more than one person texting based on format and language. One is sweet romantic and loving the other is brief an short. Is this normal - they switch off?
  • edited March 2014
    Lori, I am a British, immigration and human rights lawyer, I have seen many scams including people trying to obtain visas for the UK and Europe. There are several internet sites with information and photos. Even the US government has a site dedicated to scammers http://ghana.usembassy.gov/romance_scam.html

    Check out this public announcement from the US government https://www.ic3.gov/media/2011/110429.aspx
    The difficulty is you do not know who the scammer really is, you don't know his real name and it could be more than one person. 

    The scammer may have more than one victim on the go, after all to them defrauding people is a business.


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