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JOHN 19-Dec-2012 09:25
Hi Chad,

There is an anti-scamming site called DelphiFAQ.com which will be able to help you to do that if you have a Photo.

By the sound of the Name you have given, it sounds like you are in contact with someone from Russia and believe me, that COUNTRY is full of scammers as well.
The Russian Mafia have a finger in that pie and they make a lot of money fom it and they are an active and very dangerous crowd of people.

Do not send ‘her’ any money and do not give out any of your personal details, as the arm of the Russian Mafia, like the scammers from Nigeria in particular, are long and they have contacts in most Countries.

Stay safe all,

JOHN

chad mcadams 19-Dec-2012 01:44
Is there a way to find out if the person I am talking to is really Ukasha Yussif?
Guest 15-Dec-2012 03:22
PLEASE READ Carefully. Hi everyone, I wont tell you my name as it will compromise me.. But I can tell you that I am with the British Army and serve in the army intelligence corp. I have been reading a lot of these comments about scammers dating right back to 2008 and decided to use my position and access to certain means to help you guys out somewhat.. What I did find was surprisingly rather delicate and was presented to my superiors where alarms where raised, and I am unable to share the more sensitive information with you… HOWEVER, I am able to tell you that there are key words to look out for in these scams, a lot of you have cottoned on to how these people work, others haven’t and I will help with that as best as I can.

A known assailant is a named Stacy Obuba, the person behind that name is known to us a Leftenant a ring leader and is male of late 20s early 30.. The photos he uses are of a State side girl and she is completely unaware a Ghanaian is using her photos to scam people.

The fixer words, when you hear these words WALK AWAY! ‘Mom owns a cloths shop’ – ‘I’m studying to be in the medical profession’ – ‘I grew up in Canada/US but had to come to Ghana for inheritance/sick family member/study’ – ‘my mother is half Ghana and my father died when I was young (vice versa)’ – ‘I have an old computer’

There are many more but these are the more frequently used tactics to win hearts. If its too good to be true then it probably is people…

Last but not least. These people these rings of scammers they are pirates, terrorist fund raisers, criminal organisations and are prepared to destroy lives and even kill to fulfil their own gains, fight them by ignoring them, blocking them and reporting them and sharing whatever information you have one the sights mentioned before such as ‘romancescam.com’ and the like….

Please guys do not fall for these people, they are frauds and dangerous criminals, do not under any circumstances give them private information, photos of your family, addresses, money or phone numbers… These people sophisticated and have the mean and ends to be serious trouble…

I am army intelligence and we are working since the discovery of these people with parties such as SIS, MI5, CIA, and other intelligence organisations across the world to close in on these people.. They are making millions from the pockets of targets like your selves. Divorcees, widowers, lonely hearts… Do not feed their machine.

If you would like any more information on these circles there are lots of military and intelligence based informations sites that will detail this issue further…

All the best from The British Military.

JOHN 12-Dec-2012 20:34
Hi Chris,

You are looking for a needle in a Haystack when you just throw out a name like that,on any site.

Anyway, I will help you on this one if you find out the addresss of the orphanage for me.
I doubt if it, or indeed this ‘Juliet Moore’ exist, but lets find out for certain.

The fact that ‘she’ has not yet asked you for money means nothing, as scammers have patience and when he/she thinks the time is right, he/she will ask you, trust me.

So get that address for me, come back on the site and I will let youb know if this orphanage exists.

Take care everyone,

JOHN

Chris 12-Dec-2012 18:13
Has anyone heard of a Juliet Moore… She says she is from Chicago visiting her sick Grannie in Accra… She says her Grannie runs an orphanage called Hope Orphanage Home.

I have not been asked for Money, but something seems fishy to me..

JOHN 12-Dec-2012 14:54
Hi Everyone,

For anyone who doubts the seriousness of what is happening in Ghana, perhaps they should read the attached link that I have tracked down.
It makes for facinating reading and I hope it educates people about scamming.

There is also a short video relating to Sakawa which I will post later.

April 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Sakawa: 21st century technology meets age-old traditions

Posted by Chale FM

by Anouk Piket

While the world’s eyes are all focused on Nigeria’s internet scammers, Ghana’s traditional Juju priests adapted their services to the needs of the information age and started leading internet scammers through rituals designed to increase their powers of persuasion. ‘Sakawa’ was born and turned into a flourishing business for a generation of young West African men with ingenuity and brilliant minds.

The question immediately rises why a generation of young Africans are turning to fraud as a livelihood? If countries such as Ghana and Nigeria would redirect these high levels of creativity, technological savvy, organization, research, and planning involved in these scams, it could make their megacities Lagos and Accra thrive within days.

Computer Villages are a common phenomenon on many Nigerian markets. These technological cemeteries inspire the new generation of inventive hustlers looking for a living. Handwritten signs advert with “computer repair,” “speedy programming” or “internet café.” The computers in those villages come from Western charity organizations and faith-based NGO’ s or China, but most of them where shipped by enterprising Nigerians since the late 1980’s knowing that the hunger for Web-based connectivity and the narcotic rush of shared information would mark the new generation of West Africans more than blight, violence or corruption.

Internet fraud quickly swallowed the talented youth who – constantly hustling without a formal education whatsoever and no job opportunities – learned how to rig, rewire, rebuild and master the essentials of computing. Ghanaian young men temporarily working in Nigeria brought this knowledge back to Ghana where they implemented their own version of the notorious cyber scamming Nigeria is worldwide condemned with.

Juju Practice protecting Internet Scamming

The mix of mysticism and internet scamming gave rise to a popular subculture in Ghana: Sakawa. Those involved in internet fraud find themselves dragged into costly and awkward spiritual practice to guarantee the favorable votes of the spirits and eventually a good income. And why not? In the face of political corruption and an overwhelming lack of employment opportunities?

With all the dangers involved, it seems to be an alternative for smart but bored young men who don’t feel like picking up a weapon. The subculture that rose from this practice is known throughout Ghana for their ‘bling’ clothing, music more popular than hip hop and expensive cars. It is both attractive and scary. It became a full-blown national phenomenon with attention in national media and religious movements change their strategies to reach their audience.

Would there be a way for West African countries to employ this young generation of 21st century geniuses in information technology for a constructive purpose?

Regards to all,

JOHN

JOHN 10-Dec-2012 16:15
Hi Leon,

I presume that this person is supposed to be from Ghana.
Well, the bad news is that there are very few white girls in Ghana and those that are there are employed by the Embassies, Cosulates, Charites etc., so they really do not have either the time or the inclination, in my experience, to be trawling the Internet looking for romance…….Most of the white girls that I saw there had white boyfriends, in most cases.

You are looking for needle in a haystack and you won’t find it.

You are more than likely in contact with a black guy, sitting in a dingy Café in Ghana, who will lie, rob, take your money under false pretences and then just disappear into thin air. It’s what they do 24/7, and you have to make sure that you are not stupid enough to be taken in by a Photo of some white porn star or other.

You are one of the lucky ones that had a chance to be forewarned, so take the waring before it’s too late.

Stay safe everyone,

JOHN

Leon 09-Dec-2012 07:37
Has nay one had dealings with a white girl known as Delali Dee Robbinson. Email address cherry.koko441@yahoo.com
JOHN 08-Dec-2012 16:52
Hi Chris,

Just read your posting and I really am sorry to hear about your bad experience with a scammer.
I do hope that by telling your story, or that it may help you feel somehow feeling better!

Scammers are heartless people, who leave a trail of destruction in their wake and they just do not care about anyone but themselves…….Never ever let your guard down to feel sorry for them, because that is what they want and they will use it to their advantage…..As I have said before, these people are the scum of the Earth and there are no exceptions to this rule.

I have just returned from Ghana and things are worse there now than before…..Most everyone that I came in contact with, with a few exceptions, were on the lookout for easy money and it gets annoying and disgusting after a while,,,,,,So much so, that I am thinking now that I may never go back again to Ghana and that’s how bad things are there.

I do hope that you will feel better in time Chris, as no one deserves to feel like you do now and you will have to learn to forgive yourself, as we are only human and humans make mistakess…….The thing to take out of your expeience is that for anyone looking for Romance, that they would be better off staying nearer home and that there is NO ONE IN AFRICA WITH CHEAP GOLD, and if anyone falls for the GOLD SCAM, then it is pure greed
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chris 07-Dec-2012 21:33
Well my sincere heartfelt sympathy to all the people who have been scammed on dating sites. I was one of the victims and I never stopped at one i was the biggest fool on a dating site to be scammed over and over. But now i am smarter but broke. They are so experienced at telling you lies and also making you feel guilty as if you are suppose to love them then you are suppose to help them out in time of crisis. Lol so foolish i was and sad and now broke. I can look back and not laugh but say i was so foolish i believed people. I never googled the web when i first got scammed. But today i also search there pictures and know they is no one on the dating sties I have found to be honest mostly full of Africans scamming people. I know I was a fool. I nearly took my life as my world around me was crashing down on me. But my family are the ones who stood beside me. I have been done by sad stories children in the hospital airfares and even bta tax. Wow it was a night mare for me. Even had drama enactment over the phone of someone being hit by a car bleeding and to send money other wish he may die. SO much pain and heartache i don’t wish upon anyone.LOl even got the gold deals and lawyers papers. Video cams that were just videos. I was a person with a heart of gold. I would even give a person the last cent i had if i knew he or she needed it. But now the best thing is i am more aware and will and can not help a single person again. If you want to know how to find a scammer i can show you how to on the net. It’s easy some times to check them out. Not always it comes up. So never send a single cent even if they say they are dieing. They use your money to go to a club and buy champagne worth 250 dollars and drink it and be merry. So please don’t I have how ever found a lot of Africans who have told me they were trying to scam me but when they i had told them my story they tell me the truth some just block me. So i know they are scammers and because i am broke they don’t want to waste there time .. Good luck to all and John i wish i had read your site and was aware of it all. Thanks regards Chris
JOHN 30-Nov-2012 20:45
Hi E.K.,

The quwstion you ask is a little complex, but I will do my best to answer it.

The economic situation in Ghana is not good. There currency, the Cedi, is not doing too well against all the other currencies, so imports are dearer…..Exports are doing quite well, but unfortunately the ordinary Ghanaian citizen does not see any real benefit from that and while the rich get richer, the gap between rich and poor is widening.
Very sad for a Country that has so much natural wealth, like Cocoa, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Timber, Diamonds, Nanganese etc.

In 2011, it was estimated that 27% of the population survived on less than $1.25cent a day and that the unemployment rate in 2011 for young people was 25%.
Agriculture is the largest employer in Ghana, accounting for 52% of the workforce, mainly small landholders. Services accounts for 28% of the workforce and the other 20% is made up by manufacturing,

The Chinese are now a force in Ghana on the Oil front and it seems that a recent deal that was struck was not that beneficial for the Country, but then that for the Politicians to sort out.

Ghana is classed as a Lower-Middle Income Economy by the World Bank and it is a heavily indebted Country as well, this despite the fact that the Oil Field in Ghana is ‘proven’ to be the 25th largest Oil Field in the World and the 5th biggest in Africa.

Education is the biggest problem in Ghana, because of School fees and many people are too poor to go onto further education.
Currently there is an Election in Ghana and one of the Paties is promising free education if they are elected to office, so that wil be of interest to some people there.

As you can see E.K., things are not that rosy in Ghana, except that it is a peaceful Country and possibly the safest Country in Africa after Mauritus.
In the main, people are very friendly, but there is a culture there of gimme, gimme, gimme, and it is not nice. It is perhaps a leftover from Colonial times, but it gets very annoying when you are in Ghana.
Eberyone, from the Police to Customs, to the ordinary citizen have their hands out and it does the reputation of Ghana no good at all.

It’s a fairly religious Country as well, with multiple religions.

The youth of Ghana have too much time on their hands and idle hands will invaribly do the devils work and when these young people see the scammers flaunting their wealth, they feel that they should have part of the action as well….Ironically, they see nothing wrong with doing it, as they rationise their actions by saying that all ‘whites’ are rich and can afford to lose money and that all whites were colonisers and that they the Africans are only getting back waht was taken from them!

I will finish now E.K., and hope that I have given you some insight into what life is like in Ghana.

Regards to all.

E.K. 30-Nov-2012 19:47
It is truly amazing how many of us have gotten these stories from all these scammers, isn’t it? But one question I have… why do they do it? Do these young men and women just get sucked into the “ring” by the “leader” promising wealth? Are there really no “real jobs” in Accra, Ghana that normal people can do to earn a decent living? Or is the economic situation just soooo bad that they don’t have any choice but to life a life as a professional scammer? John, your comments would be most appreciated. I kinda feel bad for “my scammer”… he could be doing something so much more productive with his “marketing skills”…. why wouldn’t he try something legit? Or is it that there really isn’t enough work for all the people living in Accra?
JOHN 30-Nov-2012 09:17
Juliet,

This is not a site for either scammers or spell casters……Enough people have been scammed by these spell casters, so please stay off this Site.

Thank you!

Maria DeLorenzo 29-Nov-2012 19:10
Well Im reading all these and laughing because although we are all made aware of this process for years now we all fall prey in some way or another. The saddest part is that if there is a legitimate person out there who really is looking for love we as americans have been way too jaded to pay them any mind. I recently got contacted by a man on Facebook that claims to be a prince for Eastern Region for the Royal Shia Territories- I have seen him at home on web cam and have spoken on the phone and his english is pretty good but shows all the signs of being a scam because of the supposed lightning speed love connection. He has not asked for money yet but i will give him enough time to hang himself. Bottom line is that although part of us wants to be the good samaritan and give people the benefit of the doubt we are forced to view individuals in this box with hesitation but thats the result of the less fortunate thinking we americans have it made….
JOHN 29-Nov-2012 18:48
Hi A.Falcone,

It’s only natural that you feel bad about the experience that you have just had, but remember that these guys are professional at what they do!
They have no scruples at all, because they are just robbers without a conscience. Yet these same people invoke the name of God at every opportunity that they can…..How sad is that?

These scammers even give gifts to the Churches that they belong to, so that they can inflate their own egos, but noting can hide the fact that they are scum of the worst type!

If you are ever in Ghana, all you have to do is go to Labadi Beach on the weekends and there you will see them flashing their ill gotten wealth, for all to see…..I can pick them out a mile away. Strange thing is, that although they are drinking ‘top class Whiskey’ they will not even give any of the performers on the beach a miserable ‘Cedi’, and these performers are all Ghanaians…They want to keep all their ill gotten gains for themselves.

But there is such a thing as Karma and some day they will get their come uppance, but the main thing for you now is to move forward and put this bad experience behind you.
Do you want this guy to have any more power over you, of course you don’t and the way to get rid of the bad expeience is to forgive yourself……You are a nice person and nothing that has happened can change that!
So, make a promise to yourself, that you will pick yourself up and go forward in the knowledge that nothing like this will happen to you again, just don’t make the mistake of living in the past…….Time is a great healer, you will find that out and at some future date you will foeget this horrible episode.

Take care everyone and best regards.

A.Falcone 29-Nov-2012 02:57
Recently a man named Micheal Bridges contacted me on Facebook. He gave me some sob story about being enlisted in the US Army being a widow with a child who was living in Nigeria with his mother Nathana Bridges. I am so stupid this guy had me so convinced he was for real he ahd pictures and all. I feel horrific for the real mans pictures this idiot stole and the childs photos he is using. He also goes by the name Chris Bridges. It is just a frightening situation he acted like he knew me and my life. New all the important questions to ask about my car my job my bank etc. Really scary and he was so realistic cant ever trust anyone in this world
JOHN 28-Nov-2012 13:31
Hi Julie,

What exactly is the problem as you haven’t given much detail.

I will have to guess that he is putting pressure on your sister for money for the Hospital!
If so, then she is in contact with a scammer…….Just imagine the scenario that you outlined….He says that he has a share in a Pineapple Company, but yet can’t afford to pay for his Hospital treatment, well that’s rubbish as the amount to pay the Hospital, if he was a patient would be very small, so that story does not add up!

He has to have an Email Address if he is in contact with your sister ( All scammers have them and in most cases a lot more), but in any case what are you going to do when or if you get that Email Address?

If he is threateneing your sister, well you can report that to the Police, but she would want to keep any messages of a threatening nature from him.

I hope your sister has not given him her home address, but even if she did, not to worry because these scammers are cowards and few of them ever get out of Ghana…..They may have contacts in England so that is why it is never clever to give these people an actual address, even if you think you know them!

Looking for him in Accra is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, and I wouldn’t even try to find him, unless there is a lot of money involveed and even then, it may be a waste of time.

Your sister should cease all contact with this guy immediately and in any case it is more than likely that he is a young black guy, in a dingy Cafe in Accra, who is in contact with countless other people, trying to scam thyem as well.

Contact me again,

Regards to all.
p any

julie 27-Nov-2012 17:36
Hi there i am in England. are you or any one there aware of a Michael Griffin posing as a service person in Afghanistan, widower with a 13 year old son, has a share in a pineapple company in Ghana,apparently supposed to be in a hospital in Ghana hospital with peritonitis !!!!! i have a mail box of,po box 10136. north Accra, Ghana. my nephew is trying to find an email contact for this guy. he is putting pressure and guilt trip on my sister help please.
JOHN 27-Nov-2012 10:09
Hi LizzyGrl,

It’s all a scam, so cut your ties and your losses (if any) and forget about this guy altogether.
I have just returned from another trip to Ghana, last week in fact, and there are no problems with the Presidential Election, and life is going on the same as usual there, except that you would see various rallys for the different canditates and they are enthusiastic supporters and they do turn out in their 1,000s, but they are peacful rallys!
Regarding getting Gold Bars from a Chief, well that’s laughable. Chiefs in Ghana give nothing for nothing and it’s a matter of fact, like the majority of people in Ghana, it’s the Chief who would want something for nothing. In most ares there, Chiefs own the land and if you want to purchase land, you have to grease a lot of palms and that’s before you even get to the Chief!
Regarding his son having pneumonia and not being able to pay the Hospital, well that’s a laugh……the Hospitals work on most of the principles that any Western Hospital would work on and I know that if you cannot pay in a Hospital, well more than likely the Hospital will contact the Police to sort it out, but in most cases, especially with regard to white people, they will want to see your ‘travel Insurance’!
Did he explain to you why he had not got any Travel Insurance, I bet he didn’t and if you ask him about it, he won’t have a clue as most Ghanaians don’t know anything about Travel Insurance.
He is lying about the Embassy as well. Why are Ebassys in other Countries? Admittedly, they do not like giving people money to get out of a Country, but if an undertaking is given by the person, or by that persons family, they will not see any citizen stranded!
Usually this undertaking is done legally, to avoid any confusion!
I know how contractors operate in Ghana and they don’t go around operating on a ‘shoe string’ as if that was the case, they would never get anything done.
Does it even sound credible that a Contracor would have time to be on the Internet and looking for monay?

I’m sorry Lizzy, but i’m afraid that you are in contact with a young black boy, also known as ‘Cafe Boys’ and these people would rob their own mothers and not evem blink!

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO YOU GIVE HIM YOUR HOME OR PHYSICAL ADDRESS, AS THEY WILL USE THAT KNOWLEDGE TO THREATEN YOU!!!!!!
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ACCEPT ANY GOODS FROM THEM, AS THAT IS ANOTHER SCAM, USUALLY TO DO WITH CREDIT CARD FRAUD AND IF YOU ACCEPT THESE GOODS, WELL UNDER THE LAW, YOU WOULD BE DEEMED TO BE AN ACCESSORY!

Lizzy, cease all contact with this person immediately, as you could be getting in too deep and there is nothing but heartache and monetary loss facing you if you continue with this person!
If you need any further advice, do come back on the Site,

Regards to all.

LizzyGrl 27-Nov-2012 04:12
Hello I came on this board because I have been dealing with a fellow from Ghana for the last seven months who says he is from the states but got awarded a contract over in Ghana for six months. Since this time he has asked numerous times for funds for things like internet connection, help in securing his contact with an employer, airtime for his cell phone, paying a place called the PMMC in Ghana to hold some gold bars he has recently obtained from a “chief” because of the land he was working on while doing this work he was contracted for. Recently his son who has also traveled with him has developed pneumonia and is in the hospital but cannot pay the doctor. I asked about his employment numerous times and why he was not getting paid. He said his funds are tied up in the bank back in the states and he could not access his funds from a bank in Ghana. The latest communication with him has been that he wants my physical address so he can have his brother who is working somewhere overseas to order electronics to have them shipped to my address to sell for him to obtain funds to be sent to him. I know this is crazy but had to talk to someone here. I don’t have a clue what he is thinking or why he would think I would do something like this for him. I told him he needs to get back to the states and get his life in order. Please tell me this is a big SCAM. I know in my heart it is but I had to share this with somene on here. He claims things are terrible over their now because of the upcoming election and doesn’t go into much detail in his emails or instant messages. But I need to talk to someone here. Is this something to report or just let sleeping dogs lie and discontinue all contact with this fellow. Thanks for listening. I even suggested because of all his problems if he is an American citizen has he claims to be to contact the American Embassy and they might be able to help him. He claims he has and they are not helping him.
Roger 18-Nov-2012 13:14
Greetings.
My quick story, I have read much about this subject.
I had recently tried a free dating site to give it a go.
I received a message from a girl in Florida called Anna.I live in in Virginia. She sent a collection of photos,which I asked her about,too glamorous,I had given her my cell number, The strange thing is her number,cell was in Florida,new technology maybe the scammers have. after a week she had to visit her mother in hospital after a car crash. Its a sad world these days….no money sent.
Bud 13-Nov-2012 02:12
is anyone familiar with the My Dad left me gold here and I am having trouble getting it scam….and please send me some money for the lawyer etc….
JOHN 08-Nov-2012 16:37
Hi Guest of 8th November,

You are in contact with a scammer and of that there is no doubt!
Why am I so sure? Well anyone that asks for and takes money, most especially from Ghana is a scammer, end of!

Dead Father and sick Mother is the sob story for you to feel sorry for her.

Also, just think about this situation for one minute. She/He say that they want to come to England, so who would look after the supposed sick mother?
If she/he are homeless. how in Gods name are they living and how can she get money to talk to you?

I am in Ghana at the moment and have been here on numerous occasions over the past 5 years, but I would not travel here to meet someone who might not even exist!

If you google about scamming in Ghana and Nigeria, you will read the stories of people who came to West Africa for either a romance scam or other scams and some of them were beaten and robbed and in a few cases, even killed!

Even though I am familiar with Ghana and it is a peaceful Country, I am very choosy about who I trust here and I am always on my guard!

This is now the Country of ‘gimme, gimmee, gimmee’ and it gets worse every time I come here.

Take my advise and stay well clear of Ghana and drop that ‘woman’ because she is more than likely part of a gang.

I hope you take my advice and come back on the site if you need further help.

Stay safe everyone,

Regards,

JOHN

Guest 08-Nov-2012 04:11
Does anybody know a girl from Accra going by the name of Rose Sosu? She is beautiful black girl whom I have been in contact via email and text messages for last few months. She asks me a lot for money. I sent a small ammount, but no more. She says she has a degree from Legon University in Accountancy, dead father, homeless, sick mother etc – wants to come to England and me to visit her in Ghana. I believe she might be a scammer. Does anyone know of her?
pbatecsona 30-Oct-2012 11:07
Cool share. Do you have some more ?
JOHN 27-Oct-2012 17:56
Hi Gerard,

Well done on spotting the scammer and be sure to continue to give her the run around, that is if it is a woman. Most of the scammers are in fact young males who mostly work in gangs, albeit a few of them work on their own.

I am currently in Ghana on holidays and it is a beautiful Country, but these scammers are ruining the good name of Ghana.

I arrived in Accra about aweek ago and the first thing that makes me sad is that on arrival, most of the people at Kotoka Airport have their hands out for money.
These people are employees and it leaves a taste in your mouth when you cannot walk 10 yards, but someone is looking for a handout……Not a good first impression for visitors arriving in Ghana.

The Government of Ghana are going to have to do something about scamming in Ghana, because it is now reaching epedemic proportions.

Most Ghanaian people are honest, friendly people, who try against the odds to build a life for themselves, but in Africa, it’s not easy….However, they get on with their lives and don’t engage in scamming, but there are 1,000’s of young people whodo engage in it. They really do not care how they get money and indeed they would rob their own mothers and not blink an eye.

I have been coming to Ghana now for years, but the scamming is getting worse.
My advice to people is to stay well clear of online romances in West Africa, because if not they will be drawn into a web of deceit and will gain nothing.

That’s all for now, but watch this space for further updates.

Regards to evryone and stay safe,

JOHN

Gerard 26-Oct-2012 17:38
Hello Mr. McMorrow. I am currently engaged in a web communication for the past 2 weeks with a
the most beautiful woman from Ghana. She is not the type you would bring home to your Mother. Between the Pics and the Yahoo Web Cam, this Woman is Probably, a Prostitute, a Porn Star, a Drug Addict or whatever. You get what I am saying. If it is too good to be true, it probably is. The stolen Pics and Film of her used by Scumbags in Ghana. I haven’t lost a dime, except for ink and paper. Today I was supposed to mail $150 dollars for her to buy a dress for her Birthday. Now who is being scammed. You don’t screw with a guy from Brooklyn who was raised with street sense. They will be SCAMMED for all it is worth. Let them waste their time trying to convince me that her ailing Father in the Hospital needs a Heart transplant. Lots of luck. Better call the WHO . I was wondering what a woman like this is doing in a third world country? Thus, the possibility that she is screwing the farmers in exchange for cattle or waterbuffallo. This is pure entertainment. Scam the Bastards right back. If you need any info on my Femme Fatale, I could send it to you. Post this and let the readers know that there is one Victory in Publishing the Attempt by a Ghana Native to web some $$. But I guess it is now safer to do this than Hijack the Ships off the coast. Screw the Pirates also. The US should move their Embacy out of this Pig Stench of a Country, Regards, The Scam Back At You Man
JOHN 17-Oct-2012 10:18
Hi Brian,

I guessed that you were on holidays, because I knew that you would have been deleting these stupid posts about ‘spell casters’if you were home!

Your site is a blessing for people who have been or are about to be scammed and many people have been saved a lot of ‘hardship’ by coming on your site for guidance. I will continue, as best as I can to give advice to these people, but these ‘spell casters’ are ruining the site for people who would be looking for advice!

I am advising people to ignore these messages from these ‘disiples’ of these spell casters, because I believe that it is just one or two people doing it, by using multiple name and should anyone contact them, well they better be prepared to be scammed!

This is a great site Brian and is a credit to you and I will try my best to ensure that if anyone needs help, that someone is there for them!

I will be going on Holidays myself soon, to Ghana, but I will still be looking in on the site.

Regards to all,

JOHN

Brian McMorrow 17-Oct-2012 05:52
Sorry John, I’m on holiday…deleted the spell caster garbage…
JOHN 16-Oct-2012 20:39
It gets better and better with all the people suddenly coming on this Site giving testimony about these great ‘spell casters’ and the results that they are supposed to have.

What makes it more laughable is that now they are putting a Phone Number up with the Email Address and guess what Country that phone number is from? NIGERIA, home of the 419 scams, where scammers spend all there time trying to come up with scams to ROB people!

My guess is that it is the same person coming onto this Site, using different names, to set people up to be scammed, so anyone that reads the messages about these ‘spell casters’ be sure you know that if you contact them, you will regret it.

Stay safe everyone,

Regards,

JOHN

JOHN 16-Oct-2012 12:22
JOHN,

Jannafar,

How many times do you have to be told that this SITE is anti-scamming. Yet, you persist in coming on here with different names and telling ‘cock and bull’ stories about these great spell casters.
This is another form of scamming as these ‘spell casters’ charge people for using their services……….Now could you do yourself and the people on this SITE a favor and go elsewhere with your ‘superstitious crap’, because you are not wanted here.

Thank you,

Regards,

JOHN

Guest 15-Oct-2012 06:45
Has anyone heard of an American contractor in Ghana who constructs bridges in villages? His wife died 3 years ago and has a son. Claims he tried depositing a cheque but said it would not be cleared until 60 days. He tried to ask if I could send him some clothes.

Stopped talking to him ever since.

Guest 08-Oct-2012 19:55
Thank you John for the kind and warm words. Finding this site and releasing the name and email address of the scammer, I hope they will help other not be victims! It is a great site and appreciate your work and good intentions. ALEX
JOHN 08-Oct-2012 08:20
Hi Alex,

Sorry to hear that you were scammed, but at least you are wise to that now!

It’s sad emotionally and financially when you have been scammed, but in time you will get over it, believe me.
You did a good thing coming on the Site and posting that persons Email Address, as it will help someone else in time.

This is my advice to you now;

Accept that you have been scammed and don’t remorse take over your life. We are all human, so to be human is to err, and we have all made mistakes in our life!
The way to deal with mistakes is to make sure that we do not repeat them again.

Regarding the Scammer, well there is such a thing as KARMA and it does come to pass, maybe not today nor tomorrow, but when you least expect it, because for every bad action there is a bad re-action and for every good action there is a good re-action. Leave such things in the hands of a Higher Power to deal with as he pleases.

In future if I were you, I would stay nearer to home, if I was looking for romance, where at least you will be able to find out easily if the person is genuine or not.
Africa is too far away and scamming is becoming an epidemic there now and be very careful who you take into your confidence on the Internet, because all may not be exactly as it’s supposed to be.

Also, do GOOGLE ‘SAKAWA BOYS’ in Ghana and be prepared to be shocked when you see what these people would or are doing to ROB decent peoples hard earned money!

They are bringing shame on themselves, their families, their friends, communities and their COUNTRY, all in the name of ROBBING and I say shame on them, as no good will come out of it!

Before I go too far, I will say bye for now,

Regards to all,

JOHN.

PS. Alex, you should go to the following site and put any Photos, Mobile Numbers and Email contact Address of the person who scammed you. Then you really will help someone else. Thank You.

JOHN 08-Oct-2012 07:57

Hi Guest of 7th October,

Sorry to hear that this ‘guy’ wasted so much of your time with lies, but it will come to good use in the future as you will be more wary the next time.

These ‘creeps’ play on peoples emotions and can cause havoc in peoples personal, financial and emotional life…….What makes it worse is that they just do not care……The typical profile of a scammer in Ghana would be of a black person, usually male, aged between 18 to 25 years……Sometimes they work in gangs, in which case the ‘gang’ will work 24/7 in the Cafés in and around the major cities………They have their own ‘Hierarchy’ and when they divide up their spoils, you receive your percentage based on where you are in the pecking order in the ‘gang’.

Make no mistake about it, but these ‘guys’ are good at what they do and make a lot of money, day in and day out!
Most of them are not dangerous, but they have been known to threaten people when the person decides to ‘opt out’ when they finally realize that they are or have been scammed.

I have written extensively about scammers and their tricks on this site, anyone who thinks they are being scammed should scroll down the pages and read them!
Finally, you can be very grateful that you found out about this scammer, before you got in over your head.

Yes, your ego will have been dented, but you can rest assured, the scammer will be livid for long time to come, now that he realizes that you are on to him, as he would have been boasting about his ‘catch’ to his friends and now they will all just laugh at him.

Time is a great healer and in time you will get over all this and mark it down to experience. Sometime in the future you will be able to help someone as well.

Finally, people should always stay nearer home if they are looking for frienship, as the Internet and Africa can be a dangerous combination to deal with.
Anyone interested in ‘SCAMMERS’ should GOOGLE the words SAKAWA BOYS in Ghana and be prepared to be shocked,

Regards to all,

JOHN

Alex Pechiu 08-Oct-2012 03:38
My name is ALEX, I have been scammed this year for long time by a female form Kumasi, Ghana. After a wile I discovered the reality and I stopped doing that. I am not sending any more money to her using Western Union. To prevent the others to be scammed by this person male or female, the skype name is Maagan Good and the email address is maagan.good@yahoo.com I hope this will help other to be victimes as I have been!!!
Guest 07-Oct-2012 22:31
Hello I am the woman who was sucked in by the supposed American stuck in Ghana My friend wrote in to you, The story was he is a wealthy business man stuck in Ghana because of a bank problem, he had a gold/gem business and used someone else’s photos I found on “Corbis imagines”” he scanned of the Internet, saying his wife had died left him with a baby girl, to bring up himself but she was in a boarding school in Mexico, plus hundreds of other details to many to get in to. when My questions started got quite defensive and said your friends are jealous you know how I fee, Trust me… but couldn’t get me proof of who he was and never saw him on camera,We talked on the phone, and skype but never saw him that had a excuse too.. I feel like a dickhead and these creeps are just praying on lonely people, he wanted me to sell my house or car send him Some of the money to get him out of the shit and rent cause he was coming over and will buy us a new place and the we’ll get married… I told him to go to the American Embassy but always a excuse he was using the name Augustine Brians or Martin Zinyari.and staying at the Golden Tulip hotel Accra’hope this saves someone else… Cheers.
JOHN 05-Oct-2012 19:07
Jenna,

I really think that you posted on the wrong site. You are probably the same person who posted here a few weeks ago about the ‘majic spells’, but you are probably just using a different name again!

This Site deals or tries to deal with people who have been scammed or an attempt is being made to scam them and I try t o the best of my ability to help them!
It doesn’t help anyone when you come on here talking about spells and putting your Email address on the site, in the hope by you, that people will contact this Email address, if they are having reletionship problems.

The reason that you are doing that is that if people do make contact by Email with you, that you will cast ‘a spell’ for them, but you will charge a fee up front.
Scammers have tried to come on this site before, with ‘cock and bull’ stories, but soon left when they were found out.
I would ask you to not please come on this site again trying to scam people from their hard earned money!

Thanks and Regards to all,

JOHN

Guest 02-Oct-2012 11:42
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JOHN 27-Sep-2012 20:26
Hi Guest of 26th Sept.,

What you have described is a typical stoery of a person having been brainwashed by a scammer……..Believe it or not, but it is not anusual occurance as these people are professional at what they do and are very convincing.

Regarding the Visa having expired, well all the person has to do is to go to the Immigration Office in Osu, Accra and an immigration Officer there will issue an extension to the Visa and it will cost about $100 or so.
It happens a lot and getting an extension rarely causes any problems.

I have been in Ghana on numerous occasions in the last 4 yeats and on one occasion I had to get an extension, as I had exeeded my 6 months Visa and I had no difficulty getting the extension.

You will have a problem with your frend trying to convince her that she is being set up for a scam, because no one likes to admit that they have been naive, but she is not the first person to be scammed nor will she be the last.

I would suggest that you go onto a Site concerning scammers, which is a brilliant site with 1,000s of stories of people who have or were about to be scammed.
The Site is http://www.DelphiFAQ and you will find it invaluable!

Hope this has helped you,
Regards,

JOHN

JOHN 27-Sep-2012 20:09
Hi Guest of 27th Sept.,

What you have described does happen in Ghana and people have been robbed just like this person described.

However, if he is an American citizen, do you honestly believe that the American Embassy in Accra would charge him $400 to get a temporary Passport?
I had my Passport stolen in Spain some years ago and a replacement Passport was issued for a fee of about $20 or so.
I did have to bring a Police report to them to prove I had reported it as having been stolen,stolen, but apart from the inconvenience,there was little or no problem getting a temporary one.
When I got home, I had to then apply for another Passport and had to send in any documentatiom that I had!

I have a suggestion for you and it’s a simple way to find out if someone is lieing or not.
All you have to do is to Goolge the American Embassy in Accra, Ghana and you will get a Phone number on their site, If you ring them and relay your story to them, they will tell you how much it costs for a replacement Passport and if the story that you are telling them seems true or not.
You do not have to disclose the persons name that you are enquiring about, but even if you do, I’m sure that they would be very discreet.

They have warnings on their Site about scamming that you will find useful and interesting.

Hope I was of some help, but if you need further help, please come back on the Site again,

Regards to all,

JOHN

hmmm 27-Sep-2012 15:29
Trying to verify an incident that I was told about by a US friend that went to Accra, Ghana on a business trip. According to him on 09/25 he and his hotel driver were attacked and robbed of all of their possessions at “the port” on their way to pay for Power Plants to be used in the project. He’s asking me for $400 to help him get a new passport from the American Embassy but I never knew that you had to pay for a passport or even that much. The hotel driver was beat about the head with the butt of a gun and is now in the local hospital. I want to believe what he’s telling me but I can’t find any news stories to back this up. My friend’s name is Richard “Rich” Hansen, if anyone could provide a link to a news story about this it would ease my suspicions.
Guest 26-Sep-2012 07:52
Just came across this website as I was trying to find answers regarding a friend of ours. She was contacted on a dating site by a Augustine Brians who owns a palatial mansion in Virginia USA. I checked out the address he gave our friend and it most defineatly is, priced at $4 mil. But doing research on the property I found out the owner was in fact some one else. Told our friend this and she said that “Augstine Brians” said that you know google can make mistakes darling. I told her that it is a scam and she said said to lay off as it maybe the best thing that has happened to her. Reading this site, the same things come up, he is a wealthy american buisnessman with his own jet etc, flew to Ghana to sort a deal with his gold/gem buisness and is stranded there as his visa has expired. I told our friend that any person in there right mind whether rich or not could certainly get out of the country. I do not know what has been said between our friend and this scammer but he has most surely got into her head, makes me arrrggghhhhhh. his email is augustinebrians@hotmail,com. Not sure who can help but even if the name pops up in someone elses mis givings it may help convince our friend.
Regards and best wishes to all
Guest 25-Sep-2012 19:40
Yes I too am now being pursued by same Mills and very aggressive at getting the 5000.00. Used the theory that we were twin flames and goes Jekyll and Hyde when you don’t”trust” or believe him. Been coming home for the last month and needed to be picked up at fort Bragg airport. Seems he can’t get home til said money is sent.
Lyne 07-Sep-2012 23:55
Had contact for 20 days with a Mills Cartier, memills64@yahoo.com. Romance scam where, after researching the return isp, is from Accra,the romance emails come from there and when they ask for the money, the email is from Amsterdam. Said he was ready to retire from the u.s. Navy after 21 years of service. His pictures are of a very handsome U.S. naval officer…if the person is real and not impersonating. Very slick. Dropped like a hot potato when he said he needed 5K to get jewels and diamonds out of customs in California. Gave a credit union in South Carolina to “donate what I could.” When I didn’t send money, the love and he disappeared.
Matt 07-Sep-2012 08:41
Just wondering if anybody on here has contacted or is talking to a mercy morrison
JOHN 06-Sep-2012 18:43
Hi Guest of 6th Sept.,

This is a favorite scam in Ghana.

Does anyone actually believe that a ‘Millionaire Builder’ is stupid enough to go to Ghana, completed a contract and then didn’t get paid for it and that he is still in Ghana almost 4 months later!!
It is such a stupid story that it is almost laughable, except that there are scammers behind this!

Please forget about this guy, as he is just a scammer, and is in an Internet Café somewhere in Ghana……….These young black ‘men’ and ‘boys’ are professionals at what they do and they don’t care how they get money or who they rob.

If you require any more help, come back on the site and I will help you, but remember this, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO SEND MONEY TO THIS GUY’ or indeed anyone that you have not met in person,

Stay safe everyone,

Regards,

JOHN

Guest 06-Sep-2012 02:38
Has anyone heard or been in contact with a possible scammer by the name of Gary Wilson aged 41???

He claims to be a construction machine dealer from orlando florida in ghana on business.

His story is he has no money due to not getting paid for a contract he completed in may 2012, and he needs money to get back to the states so he can access his millions in his account out there????

Phone number used 00233267789378 and email gary.garywilson1@yahoo.com

Guest 03-Sep-2012 14:43
Another scammer from Accra Ghana is operating using the name Comfort Ayivor and the Birthdate of 2/14/76. I know the person she scammed. She first asked for money for her internet bill then moved up to asking for more money for utilities, immigration papers, etc. She is using yahoo lonely_bird44@yahoo.com. The address she uses is 67th Street Accra Ghana.
JOHN 03-Sep-2012 13:07
Hi Guest of 2nd Sept.,

It’s not possible to give you any answers to your query, as the info supplied is too vague!
In any case, no one could say for sure as to whether ‘she’ is a scammer or not, or whether she works in the school you named.

You can however answer these questions and if the answer or answers are yes, then you are definitely in contact with a scammer;

1. Has she asked you for money yet? If she has, then she is a scammer. A note of caution here though, scammers can wait for months before the eventually ask for money!

2. Who made the first contact and how? If she contacted you out of the blue, then it has scammer written all over it, as scammers ‘harvest’ Email Addresses. Was it on a Dating Site and was that Site reputable……some Sites do not carry out any background checks on applicants and thus they are full of scammers. Scammers use false ID’s and Emails etc., etc., on those Dating sites.

3. Has she professed undying love for you after 1 or 2 Emails? This is another sign of a scammer!

4. Google any love poems or love letters and see what if anything that will turn up as scammers sometimes stick to scripts that they use between them.

5. Is there a big age gap, or has she said that age does not matter. This is another ploy that some of the scammers use!

6. Has she asked you about coming to join you in your Country? Another red flag sign.

7. Has she used ‘sexy talk’ to you in her Emails?

8. Has she sent you Photos? If they are of a white woman/girl, then it is a scam for definite as there are few white girls in Ghana! Scammers use stolen photos to entice people!

Finally, most scams are After they get by young black men in Cafés in Ghana, who pretend to be women and they will use any trick that they can to get you to believe them!! After they get money from a victim, they move on to the next one.
You just make sure that you are not a victim and NEVER, EVER, SEND money to someone that you do not know, as you will never see that money again.

Take care everyone,

Regards,

JOHN

Guest 02-Sep-2012 20:17
Does anyone know about a woman that may work at St. Mary’s a school for disabled her name is Rita Acheampong could anyone tell me a little about her if she is real or a scammer?
JOHN 28-Aug-2012 13:11

Spell Casters,

Joy (If that is really your name), you should get your facts right if you want to come on this site and spin a load of rubbish………….You are the first person that I know that is in a relationship with a man called ‘Emma’, as you imply that you are a woman and refer to ‘Emma’ as ‘him’.

You are the third person to come on this site in the last week, all in support of ‘spell casters’!!!
Why are you all targeting this Site now…….Is business that bad that you all have to come on here with gibberish stories?

The majority of people who come on this Site are either in contact with, or are looking for information about potential scams or scammers and some of them are very vunerable!
The last thing that they need is to be scammed again…No one should contact any of the Email addresses that the 3 of you posters have put up on this Site as ‘Spell Casters’ can scam people as well……..These so-called ‘spell casters’ want money from people to cast their spells and they would also require people to give them specific personal information about themselves, which leaves them wide open to be scammed!

On this Site, we do not require any more of you people coming on here praising ‘spell casters’, because that is NOT what this Site is about…..It is to help people in relation to scamming and we don’t need others coming on the Site leaving Email addresses of potential scammers.

Be careful everyone,

Regards,

JOHN

joy 28-Aug-2012 08:58
After being in relationship with emma for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the spell caster, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by reffering him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email cafaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com) you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything.
JOHN 24-Aug-2012 08:31
Hi Sandra and Jessica,

I think you have posted on the wrong site………This site is not about marriage break-up, or about casting spells, nor is it about advertising someone that you both say is a ‘spell cater’!!
I also noticed that the ‘2’ of you posted on this site and there is only 2 minutes between the posts! Coincidence!! I think not, as I believe that you are the same person posing as 2 different people, which begs me to ask why have you done that on this site?

In any case, scamming comes in many shapes and forms and I for one would not advise anyone to Email the Address that you have put up in your posts.
A simple rule of thumb is that if you are having problems in any area of your life, well you should contact a specialist in that particular field and not some unknown person with an Email address!!!
In marriage difficulties that person would be a ‘marriage guidance councillor’!

This site deals with queries about ‘scamming’ in West Africa in particular and has had some success in that field…..We hope that it will continue in that vein and not be sidetracked by people coming on the site and putting the whole emphasis of this site ‘off topic’!

Regards to all,

JOHN

sandra 24-Aug-2012 07:18
My name is Sandra Brana, from Canada. I never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to see my friend in Indian this year on a business summit. I meant a man who’s name is DR mukulu he is really powerful and could help cast spells to bring back one’s gone, lost, misbehaving lover and magic money spell or spell for a good job or luck spell .I’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 3years. I really loved him, but his mother was against us and he had no good paying job. So when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him. At first i was undecided, skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. And in 7 days when i returned to Canada, my boyfriend (now husband) called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married. I didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do. Well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid, and my husband also got the new job and our lives became much better. His email is mukulutemple@yahoo.com
jessica 24-Aug-2012 07:16
Hi my name is “jessica from Kenya” just want to share my experience with the world on how i got my love back and saved my marriage… I was married for 7years with 2kids and we lived happily until things started getting ugly and we had fights and arguments almost every time… it got worse at a point that he filed for divorce… I tried my best to make him change his mind & stay with me cause i loved him with all my heart and didn’t want to loose him but everything just didn’t work out… he moved out of the house and still went ahead to file for divorce… I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when someone introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who eventually helped me out… I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly because I was desperate and left with no choice… He did special prayers and used roots and herbs… Within 7 days he called me and was sorry for the entire emotional trauma he had cost me, moved back to the house and we continue to live happily, the kids are happy too and we are expecting our third child… I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news… Just thought I should share my experience because I strongly believe someone out there need’s it… You can email him on mukulutemple@yahoo.com get the spell caster’s contact… Don’t give up just yet, the different between “Ordinary” & “Extra-Ordinary” is the “Extra” so make extra effort to save your marriage/relationship if it’s truly worth it. Again his email contact is mukulutemple@yahoo.com
Guest 22-Aug-2012 06:29
Hi Just thougt you maybe interested in names that have all tried to scam myself. Not all claiming to be military but most. l have one who has stayed with me for now 6 months sending flowers, phoning. l have telephone numbers and for most and recieve texts also. Hold tight here goes.. Karliman R. Thorpe, David Cruise (Cruz), Nicholis Lorimer along with other Names all same person, Stefan, Goodson, Cupp, Houk all same person Aaron Graham, James Williamson, Dane seen as other names all same person, Alexander Christian, Alex Smith Gen, Gen Lambphilsmith, Gen Markjohndow, Felix Moore, Steeve Moore and seen as others same person, Mike, Dorman Gem Cutter other aliases, Maxwell Brown know as other aliases, a real nasty piece of work, Dr Greg Harris, Marc Simmons Fireman Junee NSW from Albury, John Shimer, Alan Quinlan other aliases a real smooth talkier l am sure l have others listed but please these are some to be careful of and all have wanted money for money as a reward being shipped to me, annual leave, or other expenses. Such a shame that they steal innocent peoples profiles. But the best is when they ring you and they sound nothing like the american they claim they are but Nigerian. Please be careful out there. They are everywherew
brenda richer 17-Aug-2012 10:32
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Hassan Muhammed
To: wchandler55@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:25 AM
Subject: Attention:

Dear Sgt,Major Chandler
This is hassan Muhammed i have been withhold and delayed
at The Heathrow International Airport in London, from Taking the next
flight to Gold coast, The customs have hold the Package on the reason
that the stamps on the package has expired and can only be used in a
war countries,and then i have to purchase a new stamp costing 1,500
pounds for the package before allowed to travel with.I have contacted
your wife about the changes,I am still waiting for her response,I
urgently need to get this by the end of the day.Thank you and Have a
great day.

Thank you
diplomat Hasan Muhammed
this is what they are sending ok Brenda

brenda richer 17-Aug-2012 10:09
hi my name is brenda and i was supposely contact by richard chandler sgt major in afgahanstan supposely living in brisbane they have sent me flowers and also asked for money , firstly became suspicious when asked about he recieved award and presiden of that country gave diamond and he wanted to ship it to me thru a couier a diplomat hasan mohammed but was detained in heaththrow airport with customs and wanted 1500 pounds could i help said no than asked for $300 TO BE SENT TO GHANA , I ave sent no money ok thanks for the warning this man is still contacting me so iwill contact john and relay facts to him and also oil ones have aske dfor money posimg as oil merchants they are now uping the ainty by flowers diamond and oil ships believe me had 4 different ones thru websites loveand friendship be2,com and tagged so be warn if too good it is gut feelin gis correct , i will delete all from my yahoo ok thanks for the warning and i will report to police also in ghana also frederick horace white – dubai , stuck there and david brooks melbourne – shipping oil and joshua bailey sydney – shipping oil these are the ones that have tried to scam send money thru western union , the lastest is to ghana- thanks for the warning and boy yes they are out there but 4
JOHN 15-Aug-2012 18:21
Hi Guest of 11th August,

Thank you for posting your story and well done on finding out that it was all a scam. I know that it will hurt for a while, but at least you are not out of pocket and your story will help others to avoid the same trap that was being set for you.

These scammers are heartless and did not care that you had lost someone out of your life, as all they wanted was your money.
A word of warning to everyone about dating sites……Scammers spend a lot of time on these sites and NEVER take anything on face value…..It’s my own opinion that it’s better to stay nearer home if looking for any kind of relationship, as there is less chance of being caught out in a scam.

Take care everyone,

Regards,

JOHN

guest 11-Aug-2012 19:43
I knew there were scammers out there, but never thought I would ever come into contact with one. Was trying a dating site after my late husband’s death of almost 2 years ago. After just a month I decided to close my accounts because they were not for me. As I was about to delete the 2nd one a man was trying to connect. My thought was that with me fixing to close the account, God has put this man before me. It started off pretty good with just general questions and chit chat. He ask me what I thought money and properity, trust, and if I was a jealous person. Conversation was good. Then he told me he was a retired e5 sgt in the us military. He was widowned and had custody of his only grand child because the father had been killed at 22 and mother had died of cancer. Said he was a buyer and seller of gold and jewelry. Was going to be traveling to Austin Tx for meeting and next to Johannasburg. The deal didn’t go as planned at Johannasburt so he went to Ghana since they had contacted him also. Before he left for Ghana he started feeling bad and said when he got to Ghana he was going to the hospital. They would not see him and he need 1700.00 to buy the health insurance card before they would see him. He had been to the bank and wrote a check, but it would be 5 to 7 business days before his check cleared. He was really sick he said. I got defensive after that mostly. Told him if I had the 1700.00 I wouldn’t send it. That he would think me a fool if he truley cared. Unfortunalty it is easy to get caught up in feelings of wanting a realationship to be real. I spoke with a few people on this and I don’t believe I have to tell you their response. After reading here I immediatley starting changing email and passwords and keeping an eye on my information. I also deleted him as soon as possible. He went by the name Manuel Brooks. Had a facebook page with a picture he had sent. No activity for the fb page though. I also hate it for the person that he is using their identity. What an evil world we live in! I’m so sorry to read of those who have lost money and other things to these people. Thanks for letting me vent.
Guest 29-Jul-2012 22:20
This is a great web site. Very informing. Thanks Brian for the helpful information.
Guest 29-Jul-2012 22:17
I am shocked to see Richard Lovenson name listed as a scanner. I don’t know why i’m shocked. I suspected it. I don’t know what to say. What he told Linda, he told me the same thing. He is such a smooth talker. He gave me an address in SC and when i tried to contact him at this address, the address was listed to someone one else.
JOHN 24-Jul-2012 09:29
Hi Jim,

There are very few blondes in Ghana and those that are there are far too busy working for as Executives for Banks, NGO’s, Voluntary Agencies, Embassys, etc., etc.,!
These people would neither have the time nor the inclination to ‘date’ online!

You are being set up for a scam Jim and the fact that ‘they’ have not asked for money yet means nothing!! Trust me, they have time on their side and when they feel it’s time to ask for money, rest assured that they will…….That’s how they make their money and they can actually be talking to up to 10 or more people at one time, so if one scam fails, they have plenty of opportunities to move to the next victim……It’s a question of numbers for them!

The Photo that you have is stolen from the Internet and that Agency that they named is non existant as it is an accomplice……..The scammers are mostly young boys who in most instances work for a BOSS, and when the scam is successful, he divides the money between them…….They work 24/7 scamming and would rob their own mothers and not think twice about it……They are the lowest of the low and are destroying the name of Ghana to the world and their Government are not doing too much to eradicate it either, as sometimes the Police Force are involved in the corruption as well.

My advice is for you to move on from here and to search nearer home,,,,,,,,,By the way, think about this, how can someone that you have never met love you?.

Stay safe,

Regards,

JOHN

jim 23-Jul-2012 21:03
i have been chatting with a beautiful blonde from ghana wants to to to the us hasn’t asked for money says she is in love with me i talked with her over the phone
do you know if there is a jalala tours in acca for travel
jim 23-Jul-2012 21:03
i have been chatting with a beautiful blonde from ghana wants to to to the us hasn’t asked for money says she is in love with me i talked with her over the phone
do you know if there is a jalala tours in acca for travel
carl 23-Jul-2012 00:41
Hi John
I just checked the web page you told about “searchscammers” and i found this women under several names here are some of them : Linda ,Linda Will ,Kira Bandana , Nadi Antvi , Yakube Daniel ,Joyce Masara, and then i stopped to search and i have some of these fotoes that she have send me , it have costed me about 100 eur but i will survive ,it is more that a person is saw low to use these meens to make mony ,but i am glad i found this page els it could have costed me much more i started to be suspisius when i could not find anny information about adress phone number and saw on.
it would interest me if ther is more gays out there have spoken with this wonem.
Thank you John. Gretings fom Carl
carl 23-Jul-2012 00:34
Hi John
I just checked the web page you told about “searchscammers” and i found this women under several names here are some of them : Linda ,Linda Will ,Kira Bandana , Nadi Antvi , it would interest me if ther is more gays out there have spoken with this wonem.
Thank you John. Gretings fom Carl
JOHN 22-Jul-2012 13:05
Hi Carl & Bill,

I am sorry to say that there is an attempt being made to set you both up for a scam.

Carl, in your case, there are very few white girls in Ghana, I know because I lived there for a while and have many friends there.
If you go to a Site called Delphifaq.com and just put in those pictures that ‘she ‘ sent you, I am sure that you will find that it will turn out that the pictures you have are stolen and are either those of a model or a porn star.

Bill. you please do the same and feed in any photo you have, and if you have not got one, then ask for one and do the saame as I have asked Carl to do.

Finally, do come back on the site with updates as it helps other people to know what is going on.

Also, if you require any further info., I will give it to you.
Finally, DO NOT send them any money regardless of what they say, or what you think at this stage, as if you do, you will never see that money again,

Stay safe everyone,

JOHN

bill 21-Jul-2012 22:49
I meet a girl on yahoo messenger. And she said her name was Edith Okrah. And i was looking around the internet and found Josie Ann Miller. And Edith looks alot like her. And I asked her and she said that was not her and never heard of her. As anyone heard of Edith Okrah?
carl 21-Jul-2012 17:28
I just started to write with a women from Ghana there claims that her name is Jones Gyapong she is a blond white beattyfull women at the fotoes she sendt me at e-mail i have noticed that there is one more there has meet a women of same name and i wonder if it could bethe same women i can not find enny record of her at all can that be real does there not exist fone or public registers in ghana
Guest 08-Jul-2012 04:44
Thank God I open my eyes in the right moment. For the last 3 or 4 days I was supposed talking with “Steve Ebert” a mechanical engineer in Kabul Afghanistan working for USACE (he spelled USAKCE, giving me a lot of fake information for this Sargent or officer working with kids. He sent me three pictures, and after made me feel in the moon, and told me he will relocate at the end of August close to me, he asked me for a laptop beside other things. I doubted about everything he was telling me, when I decided to look the address he gave me to send the stuff, and for my surprise I found this site. God is my savior! I feel a great relieve after I found your stories. I confronted him, he told me to forget, and then he sent an email saying that I offered the presents. These people don’t have scrupulous. I want to find the real person in that picture to tell him how these people are using them (military men) to commit frauds.
Guest 08-Jul-2012 04:38
Thank God I open my eyes in the right moment. For the last 3 or 4 days I was supposed talking with “Steve Ebert” a mechanical engineer in Kabul Afghanistan working for USACE (he spelled USAKCE, giving me a lot of fake information for this Sargent or officer working with kids. He sent me three pictures, and after made me feel in the moon, and told me we will relocate at the end of August close to me, he asked me for a laptop beside other things. I doubted about everything he was telling me, when I decided to look the address he gave me to send the stuff, and for my surprise I found this site. God is my savior! I feel a great relieve after I found your stories. I confronted him, he told me to forget, and then he sent an email saying that I offered the presents. These people don’t have scrupulous. I want to find the real person in that picture to tell him how these people are using them (military men) to commit frauds.
Guest 03-Jul-2012 11:00
i TO HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY A WOMAN CALLED ESTHER GROVES, wE MET ON A DATING SITE AND WE HAVE BEEN TALKING FOR OVER 4 MONTHS. i HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR OVER $3500, bEC AUSE I WAS DUMB AND LONELY. i WANT TO TELL YOU MY EXPERIENCE SO SOMEONE OUT THERE DOSENT HAVE TO GO THRU WHAT I DID, iM DISABLED AND ON LIMITED INCOME AND AM NOW ALMOST BROKE , bUT WOST THAN THAT IS I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER AND REALLY THOUGHT SHE WAS REAL. 1ST SHE ASKED ME FOR MONEY TO HELP BUY SOME FOOD FOR HER IT WAS ONLY $50.00 BUT HAT WAS HOW SHEKNEW SHE HAS ME,THEN I SENT HER MONEY FOR VISA, PASSPORT, ECT OVER 350.00 BUT IT DOSENT COST THAT MUCH, SHE TOLD ME SHE WORKED AS A NURSE FOR BLIND CHILDREN AND SHE ALSO WORKED AT AN ORPHANAGE, SHE TOLD ME BOTH PARENTS WERE KILLED IN A TRAIN ACCIDENT AND HAS NO ONE LEFT. MY HEART WENT OUT TO HER , SHE WANTED TO COME TO ME AND MARRY ME BUT HER WORK ONLY WOULD PAY FOR HALF THE TICKET, SO STUPID ME SENT HER 1500.00 SHE GAVE ME INFO ON FLIGHT AND EVERYTHING LIKE IT WAS OK. THE DAY SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO COME HERE SHE TEXTED ME AND TOLD ME THERE WAS A PROBLEM, SHE SAID THEY WOULDNT LET HER GET ON AIPLANE UNLESS SHE HAD 5000.00 ON HER TO SHOW SHE COULD TAKE CARE OF HERSELF IF SOMETHING HAPPENED. SHE SENT ME DOCUMENT AND LOOKED OFFICIAL, BUT I WAS THEN KNOWING IT WAS A SCAM. i ASKED MY SISTER WHO WORKS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO LOOK UP AND SEE IF IT WAS REAL SH SENT ME TO GHANA WEBSITE AND SAID NO ONE HAS TO HAVE MONEY TO LEAVE COUNTRY. i TOLD HER AND SENT HER DOCUMANT I HAD AND SHE BASICALLY TOLD ME MINE WAS A FAKE AND NOT TO BELIEVE WHAT I SAW ON THAT WEBSITE, SHE WAS MAD AT ME FOR TALKING TO MY SISTER AND TRYED TO MAKE ME FEEL BAD, NOW SHE IS SAYING SHE TALKED TO HEAD OF IMMIGRATION AND ONLY NEEDS 1,000 TO LEAVE, i TOLD HER I HAVE KNOW MONEY AND SHE GOT MAD SAYING I DONT LOVE HER AND BLA BLA BLA. i AM STILL IN CONTACT WITH HER BUT NOW IM PLAYING GAMES WITH HER/HIM AT LEAST I HAVE SOME GOOD PICS AND I WOULD LIKE EVERYONE OUT THERE TO BEWARE OF HER/HIM THERE REALLY GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO
JOHN 28-Jun-2012 17:50
Hi Eyesnfront,

Glad you did find the Site and I hope that it has helped you,……..Newtown in Accra is a hot-bed for scammers, but then unfortunately so are a lot of places in the large towns in Ghana………Believe it or not but scamming is easy money for these people and they make 1.000’s of Dollars a day in the Internet Cafes which are all over the Cities there in Ghana.

It’s a business, mostly done by young boys and young men, sometimes on their own, but they usually work as part of a gang and the money is split up among the gang and the amount you get is determined on by where you rank in the pecking order of that gang…these gangs work shifts of 24/7 as the whole world is their oyster and they don’t care how or where they get the money………They are ruthless people, with no conscienses at all and they would rob money from their own mother, without batting an eye.

Sometimes you do get a few women who work on their own, but that would not be the usual way of doing things…….Sometimes they bring women in to talk to some of the people that they are scamming, especially if that girl has a good accent and perfect english and they would pay her a few Cedi for doing that, however, with modern technology all that is changing as they use fake cam and skype to make people believe that they are white women, when in fact all they do is steal these womens identity!!!!
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That’s it for now, but remember that if anyone is in contact with anyone in West Africa, be very very careful and never part with your money,

Bye for now,

John

eyesnfront 28-Jun-2012 14:28
well i’m glad i found this site this so called girl has been telling me how much she loves me her e-mail is none exsiting the address is in,ghana agnes oateng,accra,newtown.if any one has heard of her watch out.
tired GUY 14-Jun-2012 09:39
hello John,

thank you for your advice, and jass, it helped me to writ it down and thinke about what happened!
it also make me sad that a really nice country with nice religious people became in that bad reputation!
i never have been in ghana, but i met some in oure africanfest in würzburg!
i have been some weeks in afrika, and i tell you the poorest are the most cordial!
i promiss to come back to your site, and will report what’s going on!
regades to all, and thanks for now,
your tired GUY

JOHN 13-Jun-2012 21:34
Hello tired GUY,

Sorry to hear that you have been scammed….It’s not a nice feeling, but at least you have now got it off your chest, so I hope you feel a little better for doing that!

It’s hard to get the Police in Ghana to do anything about scamming and I think that the reason is that it is down the list of their priorities…….It shouldn’t be, because scamming is ruining the name of Ghana abroad and if you bring up the Ghana name in conversation with anyone, the first thing they say is ‘Ohh, that’s that County in West Africa that the scammers come from’!!! How sad is that?

Anyway, I have a contact Email for you in Kumasi and it is the HQ of the Police…..It is ashanti@ghanapolice.info and you should addreess it for the attention of SUPT/Mr John Ernest Owuso, who is the Regional Crime Officer there. Tele No’s +233 (032)202 3484 and +233 (032) 202 6341.

That’s as much help as I can offer you now and I do hope that you will have sucesss with the Contacts I gave you, but do please come back on the Site with any updates that you have,

Regards to all,

Stay safe,

JOHN

JOHN 08-Jun-2012 19:51
Hi Guest of 6th June,

They were trying to rope you in by using the 419 Scam method, but good for you that you were on to them.

Regarding the threat that they made against you, you do realize that you must have really annoyed them and they must have ben thinking that they were onto a big pay day from you! They will be annoyed now for a while , so well done !

By the way, a word of warning to anyone who is/are talking to ‘women’ in Ghana or Nigeria, never ever give them personal information, or your exact address etc., as these people have contacts worldwide and they have been known on the odd occasion to use these contacts for exacting revenge!!!
They are like the Mafia, especially the Nigerians and although they don’t like wasting time trcking people, it’s wiser to never divulge where you live to these people!

There is an epidemic of scamming coming out of West Africa and it seems to be getting worse………While there have been some arrests of scammers, unforunately these episodes of arrest are too few as the Governments of these Countrys’ don’t treat scamming as a priority and indeed some of the Police say that if people are foolish enough to part with their money to someone that they have never even met, well that’s tough luck……So never ever send MONEY to someone that you have never met.

Finally, remember that there are very few ‘white women’ in Ghana, so if you think you are talking to one, remember it is more than likely a young black male.

Stay safe and be careful,

Regards to all,

JOHN

Guest 06-Jun-2012 09:28
I have spoken to ERIC BOATENG ACTING AS A BARRISTER IN GHANA USING A BLNDE GIRL AS A PIC ( JOYCELYN KONADU)sHE SENT ME A EMAIL SAYING SHE LOVED ME ETC( HAD SPOKEN TO HER FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS.THEN SAYING HER FATHER WAS A GOLD MINER HAVING $5 MILL IN A UK BANK.HE GOT CAUGHT IN DRUG DEALING.SHE WANTED MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS TO GET IT TRANSFERED (WIITCH i GAVE A BOGUS 1) THEN ERIC ARRIVED ON THE SCENE SAYING HE WAS A LAWYER BARRISTER WORKING FOR PRESTIGE LAWYERS IN GHANA.HIS PHONE NUMBER IS 233277519511 AND JOYCELYN 233246376406 ‘HE CALLED ME SAYING THE BANK OF ENGLAND NEEDED US49000 to get the money out he had got 5000 byt needed $4000 from me I kept asking for the bank name and numbers and the managers name to no avail (remember I was always sus about the whole thing)anyweay after about 4 weeks I still paid nothing I get a threat from him about his leagal firm.HAHAHAHA I still have all the emails .
unknown 21-May-2012 18:10
in dating site , they sent long email mentioning their history and send email address of them , they asking email address of us , later on when we back to see their profile it was hidden so fast that even the mail sent by them also hide , pic they are using is similer not exactly the same person . so may i have more information of it?
JOHN 18-May-2012 11:49
Hi Tod,

The name nikki sims is used by loads of male scammers in Ghana. As you may know, nikki sims is a ‘soft porn’ model and her Photos are all over the Internet. She is an attractive looking woman and that is why male scammers use her photos and also her ‘web cas’ appearances and make it look like it is really her talking to you!

A typical ploy by scammers is to say that they are using ‘travel agencies’ to get visa and passport documents as they will refer you to them ( usually a friend of the scammer) to make it look as if it is legit!

A Visa costs about $100 and a Passport costs about $20 or so…….and as is the same in any Country, you would have to apply for these yourself as you have to prove identity, signatures, etc etc.

The other clue that this is a scammer is that ‘old chestnut’ of a story of saying that a parent or parents were killed in an accident, this story is to make you feel sorry for them!

I would say that you are almost 100% sure to be in contact with a scammer, who will be a male of probably 18 to 20 years old…….this is their ‘day job’, robbing people, and they are good at it……They usually work in gangs and are on the Internet 24/7……just think about this for a minute……If you are in USA, then there is a time difference of between 6 and 10 hours with Ghana, yet these people are always on line!

Take some friendly advice Tod and stay nearer to home if it’s romance that you are looking for, as there is nothing but trouble in store if you stay in contact with ‘women’ in West Africa, because there are very few white girls there and those that are there are working in Government jobs, Agency jobs, etc., etc., and have neither the time nor inclination to do so……..Please take my advise and stay safe!

Come back on the site when you find out more,

Regards,

JOHN

tod 18-May-2012 04:36
wanted know if any on seen photos of nikki simms is she living in accra or these pictures stolen.the girl i se on cam , i found a site nikki simms girl next door and i confronted her but she told me that she had to do this to live n eat because she lost her parents in a car accident, is this a scam , does nikki simms live in th us.she has not got any monet from me but she is useing a travel agency to get passport an visa, she says she has put down 750 dolars but she needs 250 dollars to pay for it complete , what does a visa and passport cost in accra to the states, thnks for all the good advise i have reaad…..
Guest 08-May-2012 09:10
Hi Ted,

First of all, never send money to someone that you have never met, no matter how many times you think you have seen her on web-cam, or how many other times that you have corresponded with ‘her’ over the Internet and by phone!

There is no such requirement in force ( to have $5,000)……You also say that she has a valid US Passport, so how did she get that?

You can also contact the American Embassy in Accra ( Just google USA Embassy, Accra, Ghana)and you will find them helpful and a phone call to them could turn out to be a good investment by you……They have a warning online about scamming and it’s well written!

Regardless of how long you have been in contact with this person in Ghana, do not take everything at face value…….If you can afford to think about bankrolling someone to the extent that you state, well I’m sure that a small investment in getting a background check done on this person may also be a good investment, but if you contact the US Embassy in Accra, I’m sure you won’t need to do that.

Why am I so sceptical?
Well scamming is a way of life for a lot of people in Accra and in Ghana and the statistics are that about 2 Billion Dollars is scammed each year from innocent people from America in ‘Sweetheart’ Scams, so bear that in mind. Try not to become part of these statistics!

Come back again if you need further help,

Regards,

JOHN

joe 08-May-2012 04:15
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ted 07-May-2012 13:23
Have you ever heard of P.T.A. for international passage from Ghana to U.S. “passenger travel allowance” I was told by a Ghana girl that there is proof of having money $5000.00 that is needed in order for passage to be approved from Ghana to the U.S. She has a valid U.S. passport, I believe, and she has the money to purchase a ticket to the U.S. But she says she needs this as assurance to travel from Ghana to the U.S. She says that Ghana is not taking the money from her, but she needs to prove she has the means to travel, and the money can be returned to me once she arrives. I’ve seen live cam of her many times, so I’m sure she is a real person.
JOHN 02-May-2012 21:09
Hi HAIREY,

Yes, Addo is a popular Ghanaian Surname, but it’s very rare for a white person to have that surname and there are very few white girls in Ghana!

What you have just described is a typical scenario for a scam……First the person sends you the PHOTO and then they ‘appear’ on webcam!
It’s a setup, with the intention of ‘robbing’ you of your money!

Sometimes they will start out by asking for something small and then after they have gained your trust, the stakes get higher……Now I want to state this here and now, DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE ONLY MET OVER THE INTERNET AND IF THEY REQUEST MONEY, THEY ARE DEFINITE SCAMMERS!

Sometimes they will wait for a long time before they ask, just to put you off guard, but remember this, while they are talking to you, they are also talking to many more people!

I know all about these scams, as I stayed inn Ghana for long periods of time over the years and while the vast majority of the population are lovely people, there are 1,000’s of Scammers operating in Cafés and from home 24/7.

It’s a very lucrative business, mainly operared by young men and boys and they are good at what they do……..They have no consciences when it comes to scamming and will even be invoking the Lords Name as they talk to you!

I will give you an address now for a site that you can run the Photo that you have thru and I guarantee you that it will turn out to be a photo of a porn star!

The address for the site is http://www.Delphifaq.com and it’s a free anti scammer site…..You cn run the Photo thru the site for no charge and it will tell you if scammers in Ghana are using that photo for scamming…….Trust me and be prepared for the worst!!!

Please come back on this Site again and let me know how you got on and I will give you all the help that I can.

Regards,

JOHN

halrey55044 02-May-2012 14:00
Does anyone know of a Rosina Addo in Accra Ghana? That seems to be a very popular name there. Allegedly she is a white female 29 yrs. old, single who lost her parents several years ago. A student at a nursing school there. The pics she sent and the webcam I have viewed do match however?????

Thank you for the help….

Caroline 30-Apr-2012 05:38
I am reporting a scammer/extortionist, KELVIN REED EDWARDS aka KELVIN EDWARDS REED. He is a white man that is supposedly from Canada with a residence in France also. He has dated a friend of mine and then supposedly goes to Ghana to honor a contract with the government there involving computers. He then allegedly is kidnapped, robbed, held in customs in both Ghana and Atlanta, Georgia due to cash he was transporting. He has demanded my friend to send him money, money, money. He has had his alleged son, CURTIZ EDWARDS REED aka CURTIZ REED EDWARDS to come to Ghana to assist him in his scamming/extorting of money from women. He has promised to pay my friend and me back the $$$$$ of dollars and had promised my friend a car, a house, to marry her, etc. Now we find him not willing to pay the loans back and on PIGBUSTERS.NET. for scamming other women. Please ladies watch out for this man and son. There are pictures of him on Pigbusters.Net.
kathy92107 19-Apr-2012 03:40
Beware of romance scammers from Ghana. More than 25% reported on scammerlist.com in 2012 are impersonating Josie Ann Miller, model/soft porn star in Canada. The name she used to scam my 55 year old boyfriend is Sally Cool aka Kubura Kassim (name used to receive Western Union wire transfers). As many as 100 different names are connected to Josie Ann Miller’s photos (33,000+ available on-line) and videos. This is where it gets scary. The videos are used to simulate webcams during Messenger chats, to convince the victims the adorable person in the photos the scammer sent to them is real. I filed complaints with Accra Police (CID immediately responded to tell me an investigation was initiated), FBI Internet Crime Center, Secret Service Financial Crimes and U.S. Embassy in Ghana. I provided links to imposters using Josie’s photos, including fake passports, fake US visa, and victim stories (some lost $20,000+), as well as details that may lead to the person who received the wire transfers. The fake webcams have taken dating scams to a new level. The sophistication of scammers impersonating Josie leads me to believe this goes beyond college kids working from Internet cafes.
JOHN 29-Mar-2012 09:10
Hi Ted Reisig,

First bit of advice to you is to be very careful and under no circumstances send money!

Now, a scammer is a person who will use any ploy to get your money and they are good at that!
So what they do is to set up a profile that is appealing to you, but first they have to contact you.
They use Email extractors to find these Email Addresses and will just send out block Emails and then wait to get a reply or replies. After that it’s a simple process for them to make up stories and to get money by scamming, as they are professionals at this!

They will also scour Dating Sites and target people there as well.
Now a ‘red flag warning’ should arise when the person when the person is contacted by such a person, as initially they will not mention Ghana in their profile, but after a while thay will say that they are either in Ghana on holidays, or because of the death of a family member, or that they have Gold that they want help with, to get it out of Ghana etc., etc.

Next come the Photos, which are usually of beautiful white women, which they steal from porn sites and from model sites!
Remember, there are very few white girls in Ghana and those that are there are too busy working in Consulates, Embassies, Banks, International Companies etc., to even contemplate scamming nor would they have time to be trawling the Internet looking for ‘love’, or for help to get out of Ghana!

The Web Cam appearances are false as they have sophisticated means of making people that they are real and it’s easy to believe the Cam appearences!
In effect, the person at the other end is nearly 99% certain to be a young black man, whose job it is, is to steal your money.

If you have the Photos, go to Delphfaq.com and you can run them thru their site and you may be in for a big surprise!

Even if it’s true that she is from the US, is it believable that she would give her ‘documents’ from her ‘uncle’? For what reason?
Imagine if that is really the case, how in Gods name can you help her to get them?

Read some of my other comments on this Site and you will be forwarned of all the scams that exist in Ghana.

I have spent a lot of time there and believe me, there is an epedemic of scamming there and it’s mostly done by young black males, who spend 24/7 scamming, mostly from Internet Cafés there. Remember, if someone you do not know on the Internet asks you for money, then they are definite scammers!

If you need more advise, please come back on the site,

Regards,

JOHN

Reg

ted reisig 28-Mar-2012 13:20
Has anyone heard of Theresa Hinson from Accra that claims to be a U.S. Citizen and has lost her mother and father, now living in Accra? She is well educated, spelling in English perfectly, speaks with an accent, and wants to come back to the U.S. but claims her uncle has control of all of her documents. She is beautiful and I’ve seen her on web cam dark hair brown eyes and captivating smile around 32 years old. Claims to be a Christian.
guest 26-Mar-2012 16:49
am ong million of victim, iam the one ,scammer mike water1 as a skype adress from brooklyn ,he present himself as international businessman ,later went to ghanna for dealing cocoa business , firstly asking money for business and secondly for his clearance of his good ,pic of white man as profile,so stay away with this man
JOHN 20-Mar-2012 08:48
Hi Mellisa,

If he stays in contact with this person, he will certainly be disappointed and a lot poorer as well.

This is a 419 Scam, made ‘infamous’ by the Nigerians, who were the first to think up this way of scamming!
Believe it or not, they did have success with this way of scamming, as it is preys on a fault in a lot of people, which is greed. We would all like to get something for nothing, but that is not how the life works. The old axiom of ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is’.

The simplist way to convince your friend is to Google ‘419’ Scams, or ‘419’ scambusters and you will see how these scams operate.

Let me know how you get on,

Regards,

John

Melissa 18-Mar-2012 16:27
John, A friend of mine recently received an email from someone from Ghana saying that he is a bank manager and he knows of a man who passed away recently. This man supposedly has10,000,000 dollars in the bank and no survivors in his family to claim all that money. He says that my friend had the same last name as this millionaire and he wants my friend to claim the money saying that he is the man’s only living family member. In return, my friend gets half the money. 5 million dollars. He says there is no thing illegal about it. I smell a RAT. Have you heard anything like this before? My friend has his heart set on this and I have a feeling he is going to b very disappointed.
JOHN 13-Mar-2012 22:02
Hi Vanessa,

The fact that you mentioned someone in Ghana and then ask about a US Staff Sergeant in Afghanistan suggests to me that you are more than likely in contact with a scammer!

Scammers from Ghana have been using the guise that they are a US Soldier for some time now.
They will invariably come up with the story that they need help getting something or other out of Afghanistan and that they can’t do it themselves and that they need help.
For helping them, they will suggest that they will share the ‘spoils’ with you, but it’s all a set-up for a scam!
It’s all fantasy and all lies and invariably you will find out that the Emails are coming from Ghana, when you will receive requests to send money there.

These scams are usually done by a couple of people working together, who will be Emailing you at different times to make it appear legit.

Vanessa, although you didn’t give me much information to go on, I am certain that this is a scam and if they have already asked you for money, then it’s a definite scam!

There is going to be nothing in this for you but trouble and a wasting of your time.
Be very careful and remember that these scammers are professionals at what they do, so don’t fall for their tricks.

If you need any further advice, feel free to come back on the site,

Regards,

John

vanessa 13-Mar-2012 04:16
has anyone heard of Robert Laryea of Ghana or Anthony James Robert a staff sergeant in the US Military over in Afghanistan?
chall973 27-Feb-2012 22:40
hi
I would like to know if any one know this personne clame to be a British soldier in AFGH
he clame to be Col Braine Walter his email is purewalters@yahoo.com be care full women out there he is from Ghana his right name is HALEEM ZERKIE
JOHN 26-Feb-2012 00:56
Hi Pete,

Not enough info., to help you.

You should just google her name and see if anything comes up. Also, if she has ever Emailed you, you should google some of the stuff that ‘she’ has written to you, because scammers usually work from a script and you could see if it has been copied!

Also, you could try http://www.delphifaq.com, if you have any photos, as they are fighting scammers as well.

Hope that was of some help. By the way, if this person is in Ghana and it looks like a Ghanaian surname, be very careful and do not send this person any money, no matter what ‘her’ story is.

Stay safe,

Regards,

John

Guest 25-Feb-2012 04:36
Has anyone heard of Jones Gyapong. Her email address is jonesytm103@gmail.com.
Pete
Ray 22-Feb-2012 07:12
Thanks again for your advise, appreciated.
Ray
JOHN 21-Feb-2012 18:45
Hi Ray,

Yes I agree that it’s strange that you get live answers from them, but as I said, nothing astounds me any more when it comes to scammers and Ghana.

It could be possible that 2 white girls are involved, but so far I have never
actually heard about that before and I have been dealing with scammers for years!

Then again, scamming is big, big business in Ghana.
Billions of dollars ( I kid you not) are made by scammers both from Ghana and Nigeria in particular.
People have been kidnapped, killed and imprisoned in relation to scamming and the apprehending of those scammers responsible is very rare. The Police do not treat it as a ‘priority crime’ and even the Police themselves are sometimes involved!
Sad to think that a Country like Ghana, which is a fairly religious Country, does not think that scamming is a terrible crime.
There are people in Ghana living in mansions, have top of the range cars, etc., etc., and they have never worked a day in their lives, as all the money is the proceeds of scamming!

There are 1,000’s of people involved in scamming 24/7 in Ghana and I have seen myself at first hand that all the Cáfes’ in Accra are nearly always packed out, so much so that in the very busy ones you would have to book in advance to use a computer!

Never give these people personal or financial info about yourself, don’t even let them know where you are living and never ever give them your photos, as they are also involved in identity theft!

My advice to you Ray would be to forget about these people as they can be dangerous!
I would also advise you to forget about making contact with people from West Africa in particular, relating to romance, as you will never be sure that you are dealing with an honest person and most of the scammers are in fact young men.

Hope this helped,
Best Regards.

Ray 21-Feb-2012 16:43
Hi John, Thanks for your reply. Now I can confirm that both calls are originating from Ghana for the simple reason that both girls asked for something one for a HP Laptop which is to be sent to an address in Ghana C/O Ali Bashiru while the other is asking for $100 to be sent by Western Union but this time on the same name of ASANA Yusef. Now I tried one thing and asked copy of the passport of ASANA Yusef and after 3 days I received a scanned copy. The passport is sure from Ghana but details some details and photgraph have been tempered as fonts do not match. As for the story of the mic, I am now thinking that what I am seeing is a play back (although I do not know how this can be done)and if it is so how can they answer any questions live there and than. I have the adresses and the passport copy which if you want i can send you.

Thanks for your time.
Ray

JOHN 20-Feb-2012 23:40
Hi Ray,

Afraid you will have to work this one out for yourself. The main thing is that you realise that it is a scam.
I am aware that there is Technology that can make Skpe appear as if it is originating from one location, even though the person using it is in another location.
Have you had Emails from these people, if so check the IP Address and see if the location is Ghana.
Again, as with some scammers they might be ‘re-routing’ their Email addresses. Also, they can even re-route a Telephone call, so never take anything that these people do, when you know they are scammers, as real!

I personaly have never known for ‘hostages’ to be used for scamming in Ghana and I have many contacts there, but then nothing ever ceases to amaze me with that country!
Why would they send you Photos if that were the case, unless it’s two white girls scamming?

Anything is possible, but if I were you I would just play along to see where it all leads to, but under no circunstances should you send money!

Another strange thing is the using of Skype without a mic! That sounds a bit stupid, as what good is it without a mic!

Be careful.

Ray 19-Feb-2012 16:37
i have lately been contacted by two white girls both of whom state that the are in Ghana.
One goes by the name of Mohammed Hawa and the other Asana.Yusef. Both are beautiful girls and have sent me their photos and even did some live performances via skype web cam. on both occasions their mic are muted and both say they are borrowing the laptops from their friends. they are now asking for some financial help one to buy a mic the other a laptop.
Now i know this is a scam but what i cannot understand what are these white nice girls doing in GHANA. Can it be that they are some sort of hostage? I really wish to understand this story.
JOHN 19-Feb-2012 11:07
Hi Guest of 18th Feb.,

Can’t tell you whether she is a scammer or not, but I did Google her Email Address and found that she is using a Photo of Raven Riley Porn Star on her Yahoo page.

I would ask her, if I were you, as to why she (he) is doing that, unless she is Raven Riley,

Best Regards

Guest 18-Feb-2012 23:25
Does anyone know if Sarah ismail (sarah75i@yahoo.com is a scammer? She says she works at the Green Moon Restaurant
JOHN 16-Jan-2012 10:55
Hi Yvonne,

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you have ben scammed! There is no easy way to tell you that…..This is an old Scam and if you analyse it you will see that too!

How can someone be in Ghana doing survey work with no money? He hadn’t even got a Cellphone!
Altough you say you talked to him on WebCam, I believe that this ‘guy’ was in Ghana the whole time!

There is nothing you can really do now, except to forget this whole episode, as it is of no use to try and trace them, as it’s nigh impossible!
Sorry about that and best regards to you!

Yvonne 16-Jan-2012 04:31
Has anyone heard of Arthur Wood or Arthur Wood Rain,who claims to be from the USA but is in Accra to do land surveying,apparently after working there for a week he contacted malaria and needed money for meals,hotel bill,and to go to the doctor along with wanting prefume,cellphone,watch and now sneakers.I have been talking to him on webcam a couple of times but since he has been in Ghana we have just been talking without a webcam.There is also a Clinton Osei-Bonsu that he calls his driver.I would like to know if there is any info on these two or at least Arthur Wood.Since I have told him that I have no more money his calls have not been as often.
Thank you
Yvonne
Yvonne 16-Jan-2012 04:31
Has anyone heard of Arthur Wood or Arthur Wood Rain,who claims to be from the USA but is in Accra to do land surveying,apparently after working there for a week he contacted malaria and needed money for meals,hotel bill,and to go to the doctor along with wanting prefume,cellphone,watch and now sneakers.I have been talking to him on webcam a couple of times but since he has been in Ghana we have just been talking without a webcam.There is also a Clinton Osei-Bonsu that he calls his driver.I would like to know if there is any info on these two or at least Arthur Wood.Since I have told him that I have no more money his calls have not been as often.
Thank you
Yvonne
JOHN 21-Dec-2011 17:16
To Brian and to all who were on the Site in 2011, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Regards to all,

John

JOHN 08-Nov-2011 10:20
Hi tt,

This is a SCAM……Don’t attempt to fall for it…..The next step by him will be to put you on to the ‘Manager’ in the ‘Hotel’ and the ‘Manager’ will be another friend of his!!

This is the oldest SCAM in the book and the best thing for you is to walk away from this now, or you will be sorry!!

I can’t emphasise enough to you that these SCAMMERS are professionals at what they do, so please don’t become another VICTIM, no matter what other stories he comes with.

If you fall for this SCAM, you cannot say that you have not been warned…..

Come back on the Site if you need further advice,

Regards,

JOHN

tt 07-Nov-2011 18:41
has anyone ever heard of larry hannt as a scammer from accra lost his luggage and needs help with laptop and hotel bills and money to eat
JOHN 31-Oct-2011 10:29
Hi Barbara,

I have to say that I am so sorry that you were scammed and it is a terrible feeling when you realize this.
Apart from the financial loss, which can be devestating,the feeling that you have been ‘let down’ by someone whom you have placed your trust in, can be emotionally overwhelming and very hard to deal with!

You are doing a good thing for yourself by doing that Ebook and it will also help in your emotional healing!
As you write this Ebook, remember that there is no need to feel ashamed, as you did nothing wrong, maybe a little fooishness entered into it, but nothing to be ashamed of!
The Scammers that you were dealing with,are professional ‘robbers’ and have spent years refinining their ways of scamming. It is easy to be fooled by them.

Regarding the amount of money lost to scammers in West Africa in particular, you will find various references to that amount on Embassy Sites……Just google the Americam Embassy in Accra, Ghana and in Lagos, Nigeria and they used to put these figures up regularily.

Keep up the good work and remember, ‘forgive yourself’, as youu will not be able to move on until you can do that.

Stay safe,

Regrds,

JOHN

Barbara 30-Oct-2011 18:02
Dear John, thanks for all your sharing I being scammmed from some one from Ghana Accra by the name of Chris Robinson and his supposed daughter named Hilda Obeng Robinson. I like to know how have you got to the 6 billion dollars figure I lost over $7000 but many will not report it feeling shamed and and being shy I decide to wright and ebook about my experience that lasted 7 months and he ask a little at the time and making so many promise and sending me so many sweet email and talking sweet to me on the phone and yes I feel for tjis but now I need to wake up and pick up the pieces and with this ebook I will accomplished few things first will be good therapy for my head, also maybe can recoup some of the money I lost and third give enough info to help other not fall all the way into this traps. Thanks I enjoying reading this site I do not feel alone, thanks Barbara
Guest 30-Oct-2011 08:36
John, I previously wrote concerning DAVID HARTMAN. To answer a few of your questions, with a good scammer, it is almost impossible to know where they are. With the usage of so many telephone numbers, both in Ghana and numerous states in the USA. In speaking with this man and the usage of the webcam, he is German. The IP numbers seem to be blocked. I have been able to locate numerous ladies scammed by this same NAMED person, who has used the webcam and same and different addresses and telephone numbers. He even has updated photos, etc. I have found that he has even been written up in the newspapers in Canada as far back as 2007 for scamming. He has also used the name MICHAEL SMITH of which this was just confirmed by the voice as the same as DAVID HARTMAN. He is WHITE……….
JOHN 22-Oct-2011 00:32
Hi Guest of 21st October,

Sorry to hear that you were scammed by this person ‘DAVID HARTMAN’.
If he is a German and is scamming from Ghana, then more than likely this is not his real name.
Are you sure that he is in Ghana? It’s not that I am doubting you, but this is a new departure for ‘scamming’, if what you say is true!
You say he is in Ghana now for a few months……Has he told you this, because it seems strange to me that a German would go to Ghana just to scam….If he is German and is a scammer, well he could just as easily scam from Germany!!

If you are or were in contact with him by Email, it is or would be easy to trace this by checking his IP Address!
I do know that there are a good few Germans in Ghana, as it is a popular destination for them, but to date I am not aware of anyone from Germany, who is in Ghana that has come to notice for scamming!

Have you ever been in ‘real contact’ by Webcam with this person, because if you were, then you would know that person looked like..i.e, whether he is white or black?
If you reply, I will explain what I mean by that statement.

I am sure that you are aware that there is technology now that can make a persons voice sound exactly as the user wants it to, eg., a man can change his voice to sound like a woman and vice versa and can change a persons accent as well.

I realise that you have been scammed, but you may have scammed by some black person in a Cáfe in Ghana, posing as a German. That’s just my guess.
Come back on the Site again and give me your views on what I have said and you did aa good deed by coming on the Site and warning people,

Regards,
JOHN

Guest 21-Oct-2011 17:02
I, along with numerous women have been scammed by DAVID HARTMAN. He has a strong German accent and has been in Accra, Ghana for several months now. He has a nice profile write up, but please be aware of this man. He usually likes Match.com and likes Huney,Honey, Spiffy or Spify words in his name used on Match.com. I hope if someone reads this posting and can give any info on DAVID HARTMAN, will leave some info and we will follow up with you. Thank you for this forum.
bjm 05-Oct-2011 15:40
I am one of many millions victims here in the USA that got scammed every day and I feel there is a way to slow it down and even a way to catch some of this predators.

We need implement a law that all the Western Union offices around the world will have take a digital picture to any one when come to collect the money, just like Sam’s Club or planet fitness or library or driver licenses or school board, those camera are affordable a low cost maintenance and send this picture to the sender when they received confirmation of the receiver collect the funds.

Western Union is the primer vehicle that this money are send out to and they will not have to store the picture just send them to the sender has a confirmation of the receiver when he pick up the funds.

Will be easy to implement and many of us victims will stop sending funds after we can see who get the funds, and some criminal could be caught and brought to justice.

But most important this action will slow this crime at lot that is growing so rapidly this days more and more every day.

A lot of these scams as you know are ‘sweetheart scams’ and it is estimated that around 6 Billion Dollars a year is taken from the USA alone by these scammers!

I just got scammed for $8,000 this includes fee to western Union and interest I will be repaid the last loan for $3000 on 24% interest.
Thanks Barb

Guest 19-Aug-2011 00:43
Just to pass on, I found what I believe to be a scammer from Ghana, the person I was viewing on cam really looks like Raven Riley, but younger. Secondly I was in the middle of Kansas at 1045 pm and observed sunlight comming through the window behind her. That would be 345 am in Ghana. Funny thing though her emails are being sent from Ghana, had a tec trace the mail header and found it was from there. Dont know just how they done that. Someone had mentioned having them perform an act like raising their hands, Do this, show a certin number of fingers on cam and tell them to hold up their fingers like you just did, without telling them what you are holding up. Somehow or by proxy I think they are able to chat while having someone on the other side of the world on cam.
JOHN 17-Aug-2011 01:29

Hi Guest of 16th August,

You were very perceptive to spot what you did on that Cam.
You are right as well about these Cams been shown by proxy!! Scamming is such a lucrative business now that there are gangs spread out all over the world, working together in orger to scam honest people out of their hard earned money…..A lot of these scams as you know are ‘sweetheart scams’ and it is estimated that around 6 Billion Dollars a year is taken from the USA alone by these scammers!

With technology so advanced now, they can even hide their IP Number, thus making it that much harder to trace the source or location of the Email……These people have no scruples at all and really don’t care who they ‘rob’. Those same scammers would rob their own mothers and they can be dangerous people to tangle with, as some people who went to Ghana found out…..They would not think twice about kidnapping anyone who was foolish enough to travel to Ghana either because they were lured there or because they went there in the forlorn hope of trying to aprehend the scammers who robbed them!!

These people invoke the name of God in their scams and most of them would actually be ‘church going’ people, but they have little or no consciences at all…..In fact they try to justify to themselves that they are doing no wrong at all as they try to justify this by referring back to the time that Ghana was colonised and by trying to say that the reason that the Country is in the bad economic state that it is all stems from that period!!

They don’t mind who they scam, but they take great satisfaction when they scam Americans, as they are under the illusion that all Americans are rich, even tho America had nothing to do with colonising Ghana!!

The best advice for people is to stay away from dealing with anyone from West Africa at all, unless the person in West Africa is known personally by those who are in contact with them….

While most of the ordinary people in Ghana have nothing to do with scamming, it’s still best to be very careful when in contact with anyone fron there.
I know, as I have first hand experience of what goes on in Ghana and especially as to how these scammers operate!!

Stay Safe everyone,

Regards to all,

JOHN

Guest 16-Aug-2011 06:17
Just to pass on, I found what I believe to be a scammer from Ghana, the person I was viewing on cam really looks like Raven Riley, but younger. Secondly I was in the middle of Kansas at 1045 pm and observed sunlight comming through the window behind her. That would be 345 am in Ghana. Funny thing though her emails are being sent from Ghana, had a tec trace the mail header and found it was from there. Dont know just how they done that. Someone had mentioned having them perform an act like raising their hands, Do this, show a certin number of fingers on cam and tell them to hold up their fingers like you just did, without telling them what you are holding up. Somehow or by proxy I think they are able to chat while having someone on the other side of the world on cam.
JOHN 13-Aug-2011 20:02
Hi Patty,

Well done on not falling for that Scammer. It was great that you got help from this Site and that you could use the advise given here to expose him for what he is!!
It’s unbelievable the types of scams that these people try to pull, but unfortunately, people do fall into their ‘traps’.
Thr reason that this can happen are many, but a lot of people who use dating Sites never think that they will meet scum like him on those dating Sites! They go onto those dating Sites with false names, addresses etc., and I blame the Moderators of these Sites for not screening the type of people that they allow on their Sites!!
A lot of hearhache, loss of money and time wasted could be saved if the Moderators on those dating Sites were not so greedy for money themselves, as potential clients on their Sites are not screened and thus they can easily use false identities etc.

You will be all the wiser now so I know you will tread carefully in future, but try and stay nearer to home……It’s hard to find romance on the Internet and with these Scammers looking for every opportunity to ‘rob’ people, it is now ever harder than ever.
Take heart tho, as you seem like a nice person and you will find someone, but not on the Internet!!

REGARDING YOU L.BANS, of 13th August, do everyone a favor on this Site and stay away from here. We don’t need you and the last thing that people who are dealing with Scammers is to fall into your trap!!!!
I know Ghana a lot better than you think and saying that you can find someone who is a ‘Scammer’ there in Ghana, is in fact a SCAM itself!!
In Accra alone, which has a population of around 3 Milllion people and 1,000’s of Internet Cafés, not counting all the people with private Computers, it is next to impossible to find anyone who is a Scammer!!
Scammers use false names, false identities, false addresses, false IP Addresses, false Photos, etc., etc., so how in Gods name can you ever trace anyone?

Then of course, you forgot to mention that you would charge a nice fee for this ‘service’, so people who contact you would lose money on the double, if they had already been scammed by someone else in Ghana! Even the Police in Ghana find it almost impossible to trace Scammers, that is when they the Police get involved, so how can youu trace these people1? Answere is that you cannot, so stay off this Site as you are not welcome here!

We had others like you on this Site before saying they could trace scammers, but they were found out for what they were and are now long gone.

Stay Safe everyone,
Regards,

JOHN

L. Bans 13-Aug-2011 15:51
IF YOU WANT TO FIND A DETECTIVE WHO CAN FINDOUT IF YOU ARE BEEN SCAMMED OR NOT .. PLEASE E-MAIL US ON bans.linda@gmail.com AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU AND TRACE TO EVERYPLACE TO FINDOUT YOU ARE DEALING WITH A REAL PERSON AND NOT A SCAMMER.
thank you .
Patty 12-Aug-2011 20:10
I have recently broken up with my boyfriend of over a year and decided to try the Senior dating site. This man, Patrick Phillips, pops up and says he is in Dallas and owns his own business importing and exporting coffee and cocoa. States he lived in Michigan but found his wife in bed with his best friend. Supposedly lots of money later he divorced and moved to Texas. I was suspicious at first, but thought I would let it play out. Sure enough he said he had to go to Ghana to purchase some cocoa. Supposedly Ghana doesn’t take credit cards (oh please) and that he had a check but no bank to cash it at. Could I send him $500, I said no I live paycheck to paycheck and have a large mortgage payment. Yeah you know I was pulling at his heart strings….NOT Long story short he sends me an e-mail today with his name, Accra, Ghana and some number to send $100.00. Well I had just found your website and cut and paste a lot of the comments in here in an e-mail back to him. No surprise no comment. Thanks
Linda Williams 10-Aug-2011 20:40
I met Lovenson as well via the Internet…he told me he was from Haiti and moved from Utah to South Carolina. As I told him that I have family in SC and asked him more questions, he quickly stopped conversing which told me he was indeed a scam artist. Be Ware!!
Joyce 31-Jul-2011 16:20
I met a man on the internet…said his name is Richard Lovenson. He said he is an architect working in Accra. He is a scam artist…please ladies don’t fall for his words. He sends nice photos but am not sure that is even him. Please be careful of this man.
no name please 22-Jul-2011 04:21
I want to warn all female out there to remember these 3 names as they are scammers on dating sites: Benjamin Kean Brian Nyamekye, lives in London but working in Accra, his solisator friend Daniel Dane also of London. Williams Smith of Washington State, USA working in England and has a son named John. Most likely they are all from Africa. 7/22/2011
sam 08-Jul-2011 05:24
please email me I would like to talk to you we_b_fuzzy@hotmail.com I have pics and real information and cell phone number from a man in ghana..Ive talked to him about a year, I believe hes for real, but still want to make sure. I have a pic of him in my profile and other pics and adresses too
JOHN 30-Jun-2011 00:03
Hi George,

I don’t really know who mentioned ‘Diana Lawson’s’ name on this site, but I will try to help you if I can.

Regarding the name, well if it is a scammer, then it’s more than likely to be a false name. Scammers would rarely use there own mames for two reasons.

Firstly, while a lot of christian names in Ghana would sound like western world names, obviously the surnames are African, so if they used their own surnames for scamming, they would would be spotted a mile off.

Secondly, most of the scammers are either young boys or young men pretending to be white women, so the reason there is obvious! Most of the names they use are just taken from the Internet!

In relation to finding the Scammers, well it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. They use false names, false addresses, false identities, disposable cell or mobile phone numbers and usually operate as gangs out of many of thre 1,000’s of Internet Cafés in Accra, Kumasi, etc., etc., so you can understand why it is nearly impossible to trace or find them.
There have only been a few high profile cases where people who were scammed ever got there money back and in 99.9% of cases money sent to scammers is gone forever.
There are even recorded cases where the Police in Ghana were involved with Scammers, so it’s almost impossible to trust anyone in Ghana, unless you know the person.

Most Ghanaians are are honest, kind and hard working people, but those that are involved in scamming are ruthless robbers, who care about no one but themselves and they can be very dangerous people to deal with. Those scammers are ruining the good name of Ghana and those in authority in Ghana are unforunately not dealing with this scourge on their Countrys good name, as they have other more serious problems to deal with, or so they say! Dealing with scammers is not a priority in Ghana!

It is my advice that you will only waste your time trying to find this person, for the reasons that I have stated above.
You could try the Anti-Scamming Site http://www.Delfifaq.com and you will get the same answers, but you may find that person had scammed other people on that Site by a ‘person’of the same name, but I don’t know what benefit that would be to you.

That’s the best info and advice that I can give you, so I hope you find it helpful.

Stay safe everyone,
Regards,

JOHN

George 29-Jun-2011 17:33
hey,
to whom it may concern i am very interested in something that was said here through google search. Somebody mentioned the name Diana Lawson and i would like to know what she has done because a friend of mine might of been scammed by this woman so anything you could do or say to help me in my searh would be greatly appreciated,
Kindest regards,
George
JOHN 13-Jun-2011 14:41
Hi Steve,

Just saw your Post today.

You do not state whether these ‘females’ that you are in contact with are from Ghana, but I will assume that they are!
It has all the hallmarks of a scam, because the rule of thumb is that if ANYONE asks you for money, no matter how small the initial amount is, that it is a scam!!!

All scammers start off by asking for small amounts of money and if that request is sucessful, then invariably the requests for for larger amounts of are made, as scammers use the initial ‘small request’ as testing the waters!!

Regarding the Web Cam appearances, well these are easily done and the ‘white persons’ you see are just fake. This ploy is used a lot by scammers, so much so that even Raven Riley, US Porn Star, has issued a disclaimer about scammers using her Videos, so as to warn people!

If these people are from Ghana, then they are usually young men or boys. They are professionals at what they do.
Regarding ‘white girls’ in Ghana, well they are few and far between and those ‘whites’ that are there are usually professional people who work in Embassys, do Volunteer work etc., etc., who neither have the time nor the inclination to scam people!!
In all my years of dealing with scammers in West Africa, I have never yet come across ‘white scammers’ there, but I am sure that there is an exception somewhere to this!

If you want to ‘catch out’ the scammers using the Web Cam, it is quite easily done! All you have to do is that when these people appear on ‘live webcam’ well just ask them to do something for you, like say raise their 2 hands over their heads, or something simple like that and you will soon see that it is not live. You will have to be using IM or Skype to do this and give no warning beforehand!!
od
Finally, regardless of how small the requst for money is, never ever send MONEY to someone that you do know, as you will regret it and just ask yourself this question; Would you ask for money from someone that you have never met in person? I think not!!

Stay safe everyone,

Regrds,

JOHN

Steve 12-Jun-2011 19:49
Hello

Came across this site as looking into whether I’m being setup for a scam as alarm bells have started to ring. I have been contacted by two white females (not connected) through a dating website and have seen both on webcam so I know they are who they say but had to borrow the webcam. I have now been asked to send money so that they can get their own webcam, one has been taken under the wing of her boss and keeps her on a tight rope and the other lives with her mother and is a student of 25. As these are white does this mean that the gangs are stepping up their game?

effildIncitle 11-Jun-2011 12:30
I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.
effildIncitle 11-Jun-2011 12:30
Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share your view with us.
JOHN 09-Jun-2011 09:39
Hi Ronny,

When you start to ask about Travel Agencies in Accra a red flag goes up!
A Travel Agent cannot get a Passport for anyone in Ghana, the person has to apply for one themselves, just the same as anyone would in any Western Country. The same goes when applying for a Visa.

Yes, in some instances a person might get help from Travel Agencies for filling out Application Forms, but that is as far as it goes in helping people and if you used those Agencies to do that, you wouldn’t be talking about it!

This ploy is used by scammers in Ghana to try to make it look as if Travel Agents would give the scammer some sort of respectability! In fact, these Agents don’t exist in 99.9 % of cases and in ‘Sweetheart Scams’, these so called Travel Agencies are in fact the scammers friend, or indeed himself/herself.
Reputable Travel Agencies do exist in Ghana, but their business is arranging Flights, Accomodation, etc., usually for people traveling abroad fron Ghana,just like Travel Agents do all over the World. That’s the business that Travel Agencies do!

Regarding the names and Email Addresess, just forget them as scammers do change these on an ongoing basis and they mean nothing! If you Google them, you might see if they are in use now or if they had been used in scams before.
However, my advice to you is to just put this whole episode behind you and to get on with your life. Also, look at what I also advised you in my last Post to you!

Regards,

JOHN

ronny 08-Jun-2011 11:15
all of your advice is solid but unfortunately i didnt heed some of them my case is very strange where i offered money first and then it began the cycle i was wondering if you can tell me please if a david afari is a legitimate travel agent at rhema travel agency in accra and if you have ever heard of any one using blessedblessing or jenny love 222 at yahoo named of course you know jenny and last eshun. she did not dissapear until i told her i was not in love and that it needed to bloom while in person, and also i stopped contact back first for awhile each time more and more, but now her fone is not on and i have been taken for alot of money, she did show me the passport and receipts from this rhema travel agency.i once told her also to take the money that i will send and start a better life and to forget about me, the most i sent was for passsport and visa and she did show me alll receipts did i get scammed i dont no what do you think sir?
JOHN 05-Jun-2011 17:09
Hi Guest of 4th June,

It’s a rough experience that you have been thru, but you were so lucky that you did not get that loan or you would have been in deeper trouble!!
It’s hard to give advice to someone who has been scammed like you have as you will be feeling so many different emotions…..One of those emotions is that you will feel like someone has betrayed your trust and that is hard to come to terms with, as you will feel that you have been foolish……However, those scammers are professionals at playing with peoples emotions and you have to make a decision to make.
The decision you have to make is that you have to leave this experience behind you and get on with your life. Yes, you made a mistake, but then don’t we all!!
The positive to take out of this is that you will not ever be scammed again and while the loss of your hard earned $800 is bad, I have known people who have lost their lifes savings and in one instance I know of a Vietnam Vet who even even lost his house and was homeles for years……Yet, these people did recover with time and made good lives for themselves again, even if they were poorer.

You have to tell yourself that you could have lost so much more!
I know that you will be feeling annoyed and possibly disgusted with yourself for falling into that trap and you may even had developed feelings for the person who scammed you, but that person was not the person you thought he was! It was an illusion!

You will be sad for for some time, but you have to come to terms with that, otherwise you will allow that scammer to have contol over the rest of your life and I don’t think that you want that.
If you have a good friend , why not confide with that friend as a problem shared is a problem halved!
Make sure that you do not allow yourself to become depressed over this, as at this stage there is nothing you can do about the fact that you have been scammed.
Accept it as the bad expeience that it was and move on!

Some day you will meet someone special and this will all seem like a haze as time does heal anything……but you will not meet that special person on the Internet!
There are too many scammewrs and conmen on the Internet, so learn by your mistake and move on! Many 1,000’s of people are been scammed daily on the Internet, so make sure it does not happen to you again.

I wish you all the best going foeward in life, so take care,

Regards,

JOHN

Guest 04-Jun-2011 20:16
I can’t believe I fell for a scam. I met a man on a christian dating site after hesitating to do so. I decided the risk was worth it. Oh my goodness, did he work on my emotions and then came in for the kill. I am now $800.00 out of hard earn money that I really cannot afford to lose. I can’t imagine if I had gone for the $2500 lone he was asking for. I did it even though I saw a red flag, but I convinced my self that since he seems genuine and Godly that I’d take the chance.

I knew it was a totally scam when he let me know right after he picked up the money what tragedy happened where he was almost killed and how the money was all gone and he had almost lost his life. It was just really shocking. I came upon this site because I decided to check to see if by chance this tragedy would be in the Accra Ghana news page if there was one. That’s when I stumbled upon your site. I am totally floored.

JOHN 22-May-2011 17:10
Hi Herb,

This is the oldest scam in the book.

The Security Storage Company described here is non-existant, as is the Gold.
Can you imagine that anyone would leave Gold in Storage for 10 years in Ghana?

No one in Ghana could be trusted to hold onto Gold for any period, I promise you that!! It just does not happen.

If ‘she’ is from Cape Coast, it is possible that she is light skinned, as there are a lot of mullatas living there, as this part of Ghana has a lot of mixed raced people, dating back for Centuries.
Cape Coast was where a lot of the ‘Colonization’ of Ghana happened and where Portugese, British, and other Europeans operated from.

However, I think you already know that this is a scam, so I don’t have to convince you.
Regarding the names, you may not ever find these, as the names that they use are ficticious!
However, if you visit www. Delphfaq. com and run the pictures thru their Site you may come up with the persons identity, but more and likely it is of a model!

My advice is to stay well clear of those people, as you not gain anything and all that will happen is that they will give you the run around, just a waste your time!

Stay Safe,

Regrds,

JOHN

Herb Periou 22-May-2011 12:38
Good morning; I’d like to ask if anyone on here has experienced meeting Sheila Ben-Smith or the person that may be her Attorney ( supposed to be) Dickson Brown. She indicates she is thirty, father passed ten years ago and supposedly left gold at a Security Company that require storage payment to extract. She is a scammer I am most certain of it…Sure plays with the heart strings and reverts to gutter talk when she doesn’t get her way. The pictures are not Raven Riley, but her attire is expensive and she is very light skinned, better description is beautiful, model look…. Says she’s from Cape Coast.
Herb
JOHN 19-May-2011 10:22
Hi Guest of 19th May;

Welcome to the Site and I will give you any assistance and help that I can.
Firstly…….Do not send any money, even though you say it is ‘only’ $25 to $50…The simple reason for this is that would only be the beginning of falling into there ‘net’!! That is how ‘Scammers’ start out with their requests,small in the beginning and then upwards after that!
The reason for saying that this money is for food is to play on your humanity and decency and Scammers are professionals at doing that!It’s what they do day in and day out 24/7.
In any case, if you think about it, no decent person would ask for money from a stranger over the Internet and I ask you ‘would you do that’? The answer to that I know would be NO!!

Secondly, you did not say whether the Photos you received or of a Black person or of a White person, but I would venture to say that it would be of a White female!
There are very few whites in Ghana and those that are there have neither the time or the inclination to scam!
Regarding not having a computer, well that’s a typical ploy by scammers as well! Ask yourself this……If that person was on a dating site or some such site, well how did they hope to correspond with people that they met?
This person also says that they have no web-cam and the reason for this is that they do not want you to see them…..Thats the plain and simple reason and if you do see them on web-cam it might even be fake!
Any Intrnet Cáfe in Accra or Ghana have web-cams and it only costs about $1 per hour, so there is no excuse for not appearing on web-cam.

Regarding speaking to that person, well if it’s a woman’s voice it may not even be the person that you think you are corresponing with as the ‘male scammers’ use women for that and even use their sisters.
Something else to look out for is that if you ring that person, does the same person always answer that phone, or do they ask you to phone at specific times? That way they can arrange for the ‘woman’ to answer!
Finally, it’s rare for a woman to ‘scam’, as 95% of scammers are young males! They do use women, but the ‘men’ are always in control!
Regarding the Passport, there is no such thing as the ‘Accra Embassy’, and the issuers of the Passports would be the Paasport Office.

My advice to you is that you are in contact with a scammer so be very careful and ask yourself if you you think this is worth all the hassle that you are having or going to have going forward and ask yourself this question; What is in this for me?

I can tell you how you can find out for definite whether this person is a Scammer or not, but I am fully convinced that you already know that this is a Scammer.
If you need any further advice, please come back on this Site, but in the meantime, DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY, and be very careful,

Stay Safe,
Regards,

JOHN

Guest 19-May-2011 06:47
Hi I meet a woman from Accra, Ghana she said is from Burns, TX. but had to move back to accra after the death of her father. We met on a dating web site. She has sent me many different photos, some sexy but nothing nude. She ask me for some food money because she ran short for the month. She only asked for 25.00 to 50.00. We have talk on the phone and text each other. She says she has to use her friend’s computer and don’t have a web cam. She says she has a passport but it is expired. She said she went to the Accra Embassy and they told her just to renew it. I ran her name and pictures with the web site delphifaq and turned up nothing. I find somethings odd but don’t know what to do. Any help. Please!
JOHN 11-May-2011 09:53
Hello Guest @00.56 on 11th May.

Delighted that this Site helped you.
It just goes to prove that in todays World that it pays to do your homework before sending money to anyone!
Yes, there are ‘Bona Fide’ people out there who carry on their busines legitimately, but for each legitimate person, there are 100’s of unscrupelous people who would stoop to anything to ‘rob’ people of their hard earned money!

Wishing you the best,
Regards,
JOHN

Guest 11-May-2011 00:56
Aloha,

I stumbled across your website as I was searching some information about Accra Ghana. Im so glad that I did! I was in negotiations for a rental home in Kailua, Oahu. This person wanted me to wire the deposit money to him. I looked up the home online (yay Google!) and spoke with the realtor. In essence, I saved myself a whole lot of grief because I read some of the posts on your site and decided to investigate. Thank you or as we say in Hawaii, Mahalo nui loa.

Kuualoha

JOHN 19-Mar-2011 01:43
Hi Everyone,

I was just doing some further research on Scamming and came upon this Clip from YouTube, where an American Man explains how he was scammed by a ‘person’ claiming to be Raven Riley, scammed him for $300,000 and then some.
He lost all his money, his home, his dignity and had psychological problems when he discovered that he had been scammed!
The Video Clip was done by ABC News in America.

If you Google http://www.youtube.grandpa loses $300,000 to scam, it will bring that Clip up and also on that page are explained all types of Scams.
A lot of scammers are now using Photos and Videos of Raven Riley to scam people, especially scammers from Ghana, so much so that she has started her own Site to warn people about it as well. There are lookalikes as well who try to scam people by Webcam from all the world as well as grom Ghana, by pretending to be Raven Riley and unforunatly it works in some instances!

A further warning to all who may be in contact with people that they have met on either the Internet or on Online Dating Sites, please be very careful and never trust anyone, until they have earned that trust!

Every day 1,000’s of people are being scammed out of their hard earned money by ruthless people, who have no feelings for their victims and just boast about the ‘killings’ that they have made from innocent, trusting people. They are the lowest of the low and continually invoke the name of God to earn peoples trust.
Always check IP Addresses of Emails and you will be not then be surprised to find that a lot of Emails of Scammers originate from West Africa in particular.

Never ever, send money to someone that you do not know, or that you have not met personally. Always keep your guard up on the Internet, regardless of what your heart tells you and NO MATTER WHO YOU THINK IT IS, if they request money, it’s a sure sign that you are in contact with a scammer!

Stay safe,

Regards,
JOHN

JOHN 17-Mar-2011 02:36
GARY,

That remark about being serious was not meant for you, it was meant for another person who had posted on here earlier.
I am really sorry that you have lost so much and my heart goes out to you. People will not understand how that can happen, but I can, as I have seen it happen on numerous occasions!
I appreciate that you are really hurting now, but don’t be tempted to do anything rash like going to Ghana, as you could be putting yourself in serious danger if you did!

It is very hard to track scammers in Ghana, because of false names, false addresses, false photos and because these scammers use different Cafés as well.
A word of warning here as well, beware of ANYONE coming on this Site saying that they can track these scammers, because that problem has arisen before and those people were in fact scammers themselves.
At this time all that I can suggest to you is to contact your Embassy in Accra and tell them wHat has happened to you!
Be sure to keep all the Emails and contacts that you have regarding this scammer, as it may come in useful if you are able to get something going towards apprehending these scammers!

Regarding stings, well this has been done before where large amounts of money are involved as in you case.
If however, you have told your scammer that you are on to them, well then it would not be possible!
If not, well stings have been carried out with Interpol involved, wherby some money was sent to the scammer and they were apprehended while trying to collect that money.
This has happened in two ways. One was where Western Union agreed to comply with instructions from Interpol and the person was apprehened and the others were where the Monies were to be handed over to the scammers by a second party in a Hotel and they were apprehended there!
In some instances the Monies were recovered where the scammer had assets, but in others the monies were all gone! The only sorce of comfort in the second instance was that the scammers did get arrested and were jailed!

Gary, I know that it is a terrible thing that happened to you, but I also have to tell you that in most cases the money is gone forever! A lot of scammers are in Gangs and they are so hard to trace.

In the meantime, you can post those Photos and IP Headers etc., on Delphifaq.com which will help other people from being scammed by these people.
Nothing else occurs for now, but do come back on the Site,

Regards,

JOHN

Gary 17-Mar-2011 02:24
I don’t know if the comment reply of if I am serious or not…If so YES I am very serious of both comments and a Ukrainiane translater site called express UA burned me.I use to have humor but not after costing me $100,000.00 ,home ,business,and social life.No I don’t and never did have that type of humor.I am wanting to learn how to fight back and get this garbage gone….Wanting to work with anyone to do it right.
JOHN 17-Mar-2011 01:55
Hi GARY,

I was just on the Site doing another Posting when I saw your Post coming in!
If she is listed on Delfifaq as a Scammer, well then there is no doubt but that she is one! If you read my replies to David on 9th March you will see where I stated how easy it is to ‘fake’ an appearance on WebCam, and he too was about to be scammed by a person using Photos etc., of Raven Riley as well!

Remember Gary that it is hard for those of us who live in the West to understand why the Authorities in West Africa do not to take action against these people who Scam, but there are many reasons for this. Firstly it is very hard to trace these people. Secondly, there are 100’s of Cafés operating in Ghana and in Accra in particular and it’s hard to Police these as it is really the responsibility of the owners of these Cafés to ‘Police’ there own businesses, but unfortunatly very few bother!
The Scammers are in these Cafés 24/7 and are a good source of revenue for the owners of these premises. I have seen these scammers operate there and MONEY will buy anything in Ghana, as indeed it will in most Countries in the World, unforunatly! Most of the Scammers are men, but they do pay women to talk to potential ‘clients’ when needed!

Getting ‘delayed’ in the Airports is another ploy that these scammers use to extract more money from victims and in your case they are trying this variation of scamming to get more money! Think about this for a moment: How in God’s name could anyone arrive from Ghana to Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, in the expectatation that someone there in immigration was going to’help’ her on her journey! Absolute rubbish story and typical of the tall stories that scammers invent!

Gary 17-Mar-2011 01:40
Yeah it’s me again,Almost forgot to tell of other scammer in Ghana that uses Gods; name with all her email and yahoo im.Yeah she burned me also.And yes stopped looking in all the wrong places.Met both of them through friend/dating site called “Tagged”.com How do I leave information about her email sites and Yahoo im names?Also have photos to share so no-one else is taken advantage of.She may be asking for help to get gold out of “Storage building where rent hasn’t been paid in 13 years.Father inheritance left to her ahen she turn 33 and for “husband” to have in his name.At the time that was to have been me.So beware.
JOHN 17-Mar-2011 01:17
Hi funkonot,

Reading your Posting, I really don’t know whether you are joking or not!
Firstly, if what you have posting is serious, then this is a scam!
Nothing adds up here and if you are serios, just come back again on the Site and I will tell you why it is a Scam.

Regards,
JOHN

Gary 17-Mar-2011 01:14
I don’t understand why authorities in these countries allow these scammers to get away with all of this.And when western union is sent why a sting can not be done to person at receiving.I was reading the comments here and I have email and chat with woman that uses photos from ravenriley site.I trusted and belived because she had cam and we both were on together.I have phone number,email add. and some where have her home address.But now she is inviting me to come to Ghana for two weeks for us to meet and stay at her “Mums” apartment on 6th street.Do I give her name ,email and yahoo Im here or do I try to find out the truth by going to Ghana to meet in person?We have a history of her supposedly on her way and got delayed in Amsterdam where a man that was to have worked immigration at the airport became involved.I want to know the truth and I also want to know how to be able to fight this fraud that cost me so much.She is also listed as Nancy something that is a known scammer from the delphi—- scammer site.I don’t know how to spell it.But I think you know to which I refer.What can I do?Swears her Mum loan part of money for ticket and now wants another 500 from me.Having very hard time letting go.HELP !!!!
funkonot 15-Mar-2011 23:45
this is for anyone to answer! I believe that I am going through a scam with a woman that lives in KUMASI,GAHNA. We met on a online dating service, and have developed feelings for each other. She lived in Georgia,with her father for 8 yrs. until he recently died, and she went back to GHANA to spend time with her mother. Unfortunately now she cannot get back to the states and has requested money from me after just 4 days of knowing her. we did develop feelings in that time, and I have talked to her on the phone from GHANA. So, now she has traveled to ACCRA,to get information about coming back to the states and to be with me.The travel agency is called FLY SAFE TRAVEL AND TOUR AGENCY(flysafe_traveltravel@sify.com). Steven Neizer is the alleged Managing Director/CEO. much information was given about the H1B VISA,Passport and travel documents necessary for her flight.The money is to be sent to “Steven Neizer Accra,Ghana 00233″ is this a scam!

I look forward to all comments!

JOHN 10-Mar-2011 23:22
Hi Karen,

It is another type of Scam!
I bet that you saw a Statement somewhere on the Internet saying to contact a Police Man or a Police Unit that deals with scamming, where they say that they have apprehended Scammers and that they have monies that they got back from them when they arrested them!
They then ask you to send details of yourself to them, if you have been scammed, to say that you will be reimbursed if they have caught your scammer!
It’s lies, as there are no such dedicated Police Units who deal with Scammers! In fact, in some instances the Police are involved in Scams themselves, so beware!

The only time that scammers have been apprehended by the Police in Ghana is when either the British Police or the FBI., have been directly involved with them and a ‘Sting Operation’ was carried out!
This has only happened a few times, and they were high profile cases, which had initially been instigated by either a news report by the BBC or by NBC and the amounts of money involved was very substantial!
Karen, avoid this like the plague as you will only be involved in a worse type of scam!

Hope this clarifies this for you and if you need more information, please come back on the Site again,

Regards,

JOHN

Karen 10-Mar-2011 02:13
Has anyone ever hear of the Ghanian government reimbursing the vicctims of scams. Or is that another scam?
JOHN 09-Mar-2011 23:23

Hi David,

I am happy that you avoided this Scam.
You have to take some credit as well for looking for advice before you jumped in! I know that you will feel bad for a little while, but that feeling will go away after a short time!
You will have the last laugh now, because that person would have been sure that you were about to fall into his trap and he will be mad!

It’s amazing the amount of Scammers that are using Raven Riley’s Photos and Videos now in Ghana!
These Scammers are always inventing new ways to scam people, so don’t feel too bad, as it’s so easy to be taken in!

You will never be deceived again and my advice is that you should stay nearer to home. At least you will be able to check out people now!

Delighted that I was of help to you and I wish you all the best for the future and I’m sure that someday you will meet a nice girl and that you both will be happy.

Regards,
JOHN

David 09-Mar-2011 14:07
Hi John… I took your last advice & posted her name. It seems the photos & videos that I was sent are of Raven Riley. Raven has her own porn site. Thank you very much John for sharing your insights about scams. I am certain you saved me (and many others) from sending money to whomever is attempting this scam… Very much appreciated…
David
David 09-Mar-2011 13:43
Hi John… I took your last advice & posted her name. It seems the photos & videos that I was sent are of Raven Riley. Raven has her own porn site. Thank you very much John for sharing your insights about scams. I am certain you saved me (and many others) from sending money to whomever is attempting this scam… Very much appreciated…
David
JOHN 09-Mar-2011 00:47
Hi David,

Just a few things for you to try. One is to Google her Email Address and see if that brings up anything. There is also an anti-scamming Site called http://www.Delphifaq.com that you could use to input her Photo and to see if that brings up anything. You can just input it on that Site and if it shows up nothing you don’t have to Post it on that Site and it’s free to use!
They have 1,000’s of Photos that Scammers use and if that picture has been used before it will show up.

David, just a personal word of warning to you. You seem like a nice person so do bear with me.
People who are Scammers, build up a relationship with people that can be very captivating and sometimes people don’t want to take advice even when things just don’t add up, so that is why I am asking you to tread very carefully with this person!
Do not send money, or you will be sorry you did.
I have spent a lot of time in Ghana and Scamming is an epidemic there. I stayed there for over a year on a few occasions and I know what I am talking about. I have friends who are Ghanaian and I observed how scammers operate there as it is a battle that I am fighting for years!
Every day in Ghana, there are 1.000s of young men frequenting the Cáfés there and they work 24/7 Scamming people. They are professionals at what they do and they have no morals about robbing people.
They all use the name of God in there Emails and conversations, but that is all false, as they believe that it is there right to Scam people. They try to justify it by blaming Colonienism for there plight in Ghana!
THe majority of Ghanaians don’t think like that, but that is how the scammers try to rationalize their scamming!

Try Googling the Address as well, but I doubt if you will have any luck with that though!
Remember too that there are almost 5 million people living in Accra, about 2 million in Tema and about 3 million live in Kumasi, so looking for a persons address is like looking for a needle in a haystack!
They don’t use mailing addresses like people in the West do, they mostly use Box Numbers!
Scammers will also ask you to send money by Western Union, where they can send anyone to pick up the Money that they receive and Western Union there are not too fussy about checking up on people as they have already been paid their fees!

I specifically do not like the fact that she/he asked you to send the money to a Travel Agent, as this is a common ploy used by Scammers! Is is usually a friend and indeed in a lot of cases it is even the same person.

Note also what I said about getting a Visa to America! Anyone wanting a Visa for America has to have a Letter of Invitation from an American Citizen, or a Letter from some relation in America and they have to show the Embassy that they have the money and the financial means to support themselves when they get to America and your ‘friend’ does not appear to have those ‘financial means’ to do that!
The next thing that they may ask you is to send a ‘Letter of Invitation’ to them. This is then dangerous teritory for you as they would have personal information about you, so you should never divulge that information to anyone!

Also, go onto the American Embassy Site for Accra, Ghana and you will see the warnings that theyt have on that Site.

David, I hope that this is of help to you and be very, very careful. Rememember the old saying ‘If it sounds too good to be true, well then it usually is’.
Stay safe and do come back on the Site again with any updates and I will help you as much as I can,
Regards,
JOHN

David 08-Mar-2011 23:02
Thank You for the response John. The pictures she sent of her looked very professional. She is Muslim and told me her mother was native Ghana and her Father was white European of the Catholic faith. She does look half Caucasian. I also have a mailing address for her but I need to locate it. I will post it here at a later date if you think it is would be beneficial.
JOHN 08-Mar-2011 17:06
Hi David,

Just saw your Posting! The first thing that I have to tell you is NOT TO SEND ANY MONEY, whether it’s to her or that ‘Travel Agency’!!!

The cardinal rule is that you must never send money to anyone that you do not know personally or that you have never met. No honest person would ever ask someone that they met on the Internet for money regardless of their circumstances!
However, scammers will ask and that is the reason that I know that she/he is a Scammer!

Yes, you may have thought that you saw her on WebCam, but that can be faked very easily! These people are professionals at what they do and use many ways of luring their ‘victims’!!

Just think for a moment, and I am not a prude, but can you imagine what you would think of a female friend who would go nude to a stranger on WebCam? Does that seem like a nice person to you? Would that have not given you reason to see alarm bells ringing? What is the motive behind someone who would do that, only to try to ensnare you and to keep you interested!
Also, you don’t say whether the person is native African or is white! Remember that there are very few whites in Ghana, if it’s indeed Ghana that you are talking about!
What these Scammers do is to use Photos of white models and also use videos of them, which they download from the Internet, and then pass themselves off as being that person!

A simple test for you to ask her is for her to come on WebCam and then ask her to do something like raising her arm over her head or something simple like that and that will show you whether it is live WebCam or a recording! In any case, that is not the issue as Scammers can pay a female to come on WebCam live and perform for you, as the Scammers are usually young black men and they work in gangs!
Regarding the Visas etc., well these are not easily got in Ghana, and a person has to fulfill a very high criteria before they are eligibe to get one! It’s a complicated procedure and I have explained this in detail in other Postings on the Site!

Scamming is big business all over the world especially in West Africa, so be careful that you are not the next person to be scammed! You are lucky that you came on this Site before you sent money, so don’t feel too bad at what I have told you! You are not the first person that has been contacted by Scammers and you won’t be the last!

I can’t help you with the Name as the detail is not enough, nor about the ‘Travel Agency’, but that makes no difference as they would all be in this together anyway and it’s more than likely that it’s the same person!

If you want to give me more detail, just come back on the Site again.
Hope you take my advice,
Regards,
JOHN

David 08-Mar-2011 13:59
Is thee any way you can check a lady that goes by the name Esther Hagan. She contacted me via a dating sit. Supposedly lives with her Aunt is saying she is in love with me. Asking for 2100 dollars to send either to Ransford Traveling Agency or to her personally. THE MONEY IS FOR THE REQUIRED PAPER WORK & AIR FAIR TO COME TO USA TO BE WITH ME. She has her own WEB CAM & IS VERY SHOWING OF ALL HER BODY IN THE NUDE… PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND OUT. THANK YOU
JOHN 08-Mar-2011 12:27
To Guest,

I hate to tell you this, but you have been scammed!
Reason being is that there are as many variarations of Scams as there are Scammers!
This man only knew you for 2 months and yet he asked you for $2,000, which unfortunately you gave him!
Only SCAMMERS ask for money over the Internet, and there is no exception to this rule!

What kind of ‘business man’ would go to GHANA and not have the appropriate money for his ‘business deal’? It doesn’t make sense at all!

Why would anyone take his passport? Only the Police have the authority to take your passport, so why were the Police involved?

The Scammer is either a Ghanaian or a Nigerian living in Ghana and this is just another story from him to get this money from you, unforunatly for you!
He wanted you to believe that he was going all around the world doing business deals and yet he hadn’t the money to VAT., it certainly doesn’t add up!
These Scammers come up with any kind of story to get your money and they are ‘cold hearted robbers’ who do not care what they do to get money! They have no conscieces and do not care about their victims. They are the lowest of the low.

Sorry I had to tell you this, but there was no other way for me to soften the blow for you!
He will continue to hound you for more money, so cut off any contact with him.
Also, be sure to get off the Site that you are on as you will now be targeted by his friends as well!
You can report him to the Christian Site that you are on so that they can take him off their Site, but even if they do that, he will come back on that Site under another guise, but that will not be your problem!

If you can give me more information, please come back on the Site and I do hope that you will not get too depressed because of your bad experience, as you are not the first to be scammed, and you won’t be the last!

My Best Regards to you,

JOHN

guest 21 08-Mar-2011 03:07
I met a met on a Catholic singles site about 2 months ago. He had been arranging for a sale of cars to business people in Europe. He had to travel to Germany to check on the automobiles that he was selling. After arriving there he had to go to Ghana as the autos had been sent there. When he arrived to obtain the cars he had to pay a valued added tax of $4200. He only had $2500 on hand and an American Express card. He said they would not take the American Express card. He also said they took his passport until he came up with the monies. To make a long story short I sent him $2000 toward his bill. I told him I could not send any more. He is trying to sell his laptop and Rolex to no avail. I am beginning to wonder if this is a scam and if I have been taken. He is supposedly from Beltsville, Maryland.
Jay 23-Feb-2011 00:11
I have not about scammers manipulating pictures to create photographic images that tell a phoney story. My scammer took a photo of me, said she made it her screen saver, and created a photo of her looking at the computer with my image on it. Except it was not her (she adulterated a pic of Sunny Leone a well-known porn star in LA). She played many photo tricks to make her story seem legitimate. This was an elaborate ruse including webcams. She has ad an Sugardaddyforme under Mark_meperfect. He/she used the email address aliceobeng11.com.
JOHN 25-Jan-2011 10:36
Hi Brian,

It’s a pity that happened but then accidents do happen, so not to worry on that score now, as we will all now look forward to helping people with their queries.

This Site is a credit to you as it allows people an avenue to Post their queries mostly in relation to find out if they are being scammed and we have been lucky to be able to give those people that advice and we have been very sucessful in that field of expertise.

For my part I am delighted that it is back on stream and that we can now offer help to many people again.
We also have the excellent CK as a contributer on this Site and he also has vast experience in the areas of all types of Scams and in particular ‘Sweetheart Scams’ and I look forward to his contributions.

I have been in Ghana on many occasions and it’s a beautiful Country, however it is plagued by the Scammers there and these Scammers cause a lot of problems for honest, decent folk by their cunning ploys.

In any case, it’s good to be back to continue the ‘battle’ against these Scammers,

Regards to all,

JOHN

Brian McMorrow 20-Jan-2011 07:23
Hi guys…sorry that this long thread has gone missing…I was trying some new archiving software and it backfired and deleted thousands of comments.
JOHN 20-Jan-2011 00:20
For J Stone,

Hi J,

Be careful. This is a scam. There are no depths too low for scammers to stoop!
You seem to be on to this scam in any case. Why would anyone want to pay for Real Estate in Gold?
Just a few questions in relation to your ‘query';
How would you be able to verify that the Gold was legitimate even if this person had it?
It is not legal to send or take Gold out of Ghana unless it has a ‘Seal of Approval’ from the relevent Government Authorities as otherwise this would leave the floodgates open for illegal activities and the Ghanaian Government will not allow this to happen.

Finally, if I had 1 cent for all the times that people tried to sell me Gold when I am staying in Ghana , then I would be a Millionaire as it’s just another Scam.

If you need any further information, please come back on the Site,
Regards to all,

JOHN

J Stone 19-Jan-2011 02:46
Corresponding with someone who says they are in Accra Ghana and wants to buy a piece of real estate I have for sale in US and pay with gold. I’m sure this is a scam, but can’t imagine how it would work.
JOHN 31-Dec-2010 21:50
JOHN.

Hi Git,

Thanks for your greeting. I do hope that you feel a lot better now and I wish to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

I wish everyone who came on this Site in 2010 a Happy New Year as well and that 2011 will see all your wishes come thru.

Stay safe in 2011,

Regards,

JOHN.

Git 26-Dec-2010 17:54
Hi John
Thanks for your Christmas greetings. I am not so well, have a bad cold, knocked me down on Christmas Eve. But hopefully it will disappear in a week or so (coughs a lot). We have a lot of snow and it has been, and still is, cold also.
I wish you, CK and Stephanie a Happy New 2011.
Git
JOHN 30-Nov-2010 20:26
Hi Everyone

I came across the following report which appeaed in FORTUNE Magazine which I thought gave a concise and informative overview about a typical type of scammer in Ghana and how rich that they become from this dispicable type of ‘robbing’.
As you will see from the Article, these Scammers also use many ways of raking in the money and remember a lot of the stolen Credit Card Details/Numbers are obtained by these ‘scum’ from ‘Sweetheart Scams’ as well and that is why people should be very, very careful when in contact with anyone from Ghana, Nigeria and indeed from any Country in West Africa.

No one is safe from those ‘scum’ ;

‘Online Scams create Yahoo Millionaires’

By Leonard Lawal FORTUNE Magazine.

In Ghana, where scamming is an art, the quickest path to wealth for the Cyber-Generation runs through the Computer screen.

‘Akin’ is, like many things in CyberSpace an alias! In real life he is 19. He wears Addidas Sneakers a Rolex Submarine Watch and Kilos of Gold around his neck!

Akin, who lives in Accra,Ghana, is one of a new generation of enterpreneurs that has emerged in this capital City of 2 Millions, Ghana’s largest.
His mother makes $30 a month as a cleaner, his father about the same hustling at bus stations. But Akin has made it big ‘working’ long days at Internet Cafes and is now the main provider for his family and legions of relatives! Call him a ‘Yahoo Millionaire’.

Ghana Scams; Report from inside a Ghanaian ‘Scam Cyber Cafe’—Americans are the favorite scam targets- ”We are the Winners; You are the losers!”

Akin buys things Online-expensive Laptops, Blackberries, Cameras, Flat Screen TVs- using stolen Credit Cards and Aliases. He has the loot shipped via Fedex or DHL to safe houses in Europe, where it is received by friends, then shipped on to Accra to be sold on the ‘black market’. ( He figures that Americans are too smart to sell these on eBay to someone with an address in Ghana)

Akin’s main office is in any of the numerous Internet Cafes scattered around Accra. He spends up to ten hours a day there, seven days a week, huddled over one of the many computers, working his scams.

He is not alone; The Cafe is crowded most of the time, with other younsters like Akin, working for a ‘Chairman’ who buys the Computer time and hires them to extract Email Addresses and Credit Card information from the ‘thin air’ of Cyberspace.
Akin’s Chairman, who is computer illiterate, gets a 60% cut and reserves another 20% to pay off Cafe Operators and Law Enforcement Officials who come around, or Teachers who complain when young boys cut school. That puts plenty of cash in Akin’s pocket.

That’s it.
I do hope that people will find this informative and also to warn people about the consequences of giving any information to anyone that they do not know over the Internet.
Please be careful if you are in contact with anyone from Ghana, or indeed from West Africa, on the Internet.
The person you are chatting to may not be the person that you think he or she is and they will more than likely have a different motive than you have.

Stay safe everyone,
Regards to all,

JOHN

JOHN 10-Nov-2010 09:19
Hi Birgitta,

I am fine thank you.
Yes indeed Birgitta, romancescam.com do great work and the people on that Site have to be commended on the great work that they do in combatting scammers, so keep up the good work!
The Photos on that Site are a good source of information relating to a lot of the Photos that these Scammers use.
Talking of Facebook, I am sure that you realize that scammers now harvest it for the Photos that people display there and inocent peoples’ Photos from there are now also being used by scammers.
Anywhere on the Internet that displays Photos is now targetted by these scammers so people should be made aware of that and they should be extra careful of the amount of personal information that they put on these Sites as all types of Scammers can abuse that information!

There is also another Site called Delphidaq.com which also does great work in combatting this scourge of scamming and they are to be commended as well.
It’s good to know that there are other Sites doing great work to help people in regard to all the Scams and Scammers that are out, as knowledge is power.

As you would be aware, Scammers can cause havoc in innocent peoples lives that get ‘hooked’ by them and the more we educate people about the dangers of these ‘people’ the better chance of people avoiding being caught up in their clutches.

Keep up the good work,

Regars to all,

JOHN

Birgitta 10-Nov-2010 07:06
Hi John,
If you are on Facebook there is a group called romancescam.com. They publish pictures that are used by scammers.
Hope you are okay. I am okay. It is autumn and mornings and evenings are dark. Don’t really like it, makes me tired.
JOHN 07-Nov-2010 20:01
Hi Again,

I omitted something very important from the list that I made and it is that most of the Scammers use stolen Photos of white women and indeed white men.
They download these Photos from Modelling Sites, Porn Sites and indeed anywhere that they can lay their hands on these Photos.

Remember that in Ghana that there are very few white women or men and of those that are there, they either work for Embassies or are in Business there or are there doing work for various Religious Institutions or for Western Charities working in Ghana!!
Most are professional people and do not have the time nor the inclination to Scam.
While there have been instances of scammers being white, inside West Africa it is a very rare occurance!

Stay Safe,

JOHN

JOHN 07-Nov-2010 13:10
Hi All,

As the Site is quite, I just thought that I would give the following advice about Scams and Scamming.

I realize that this advice has been given before, but it is always good to reiterate it, just so that people who are in contact with people in Ghana, or indeed any part of West Africa are aware of the ‘bullet points’ that indicate a potential Scam.

An Article I have been reading makes me realize that a lot of people could save themselves so much pain, both financial and emotionaly if they just used these guidlines to be on the alert.
Therefore, just because I know the signs to look for, does not mean that others will as well!

The Article I was reading was about one Scammer in Ghana who has been arrested for Scamming women in England especially, of over £700,000 or $1,000,000.
His name is Maurice Asola Fadola and he lived in a Mansion just outside Accra, with money that he had scammed from unsuspecting people online!
He lived a life of luxury while he left a trail of misery behind him! The sad thing is that these Scammers show little or no remorse and most actually try to rationalise their actions by saying that they have done nothing wrong and yet most of them profess to be good Christians or Muslims and usually invoke the name of God in their Emails or conversations!
How sad!!

The following list covers most of the points that should be looked at if you think that you are involved in a potential Scam;

* You met the person online, sometimes as a result of being on a ‘Dating Site’.
* You have not yet met this person face to face.
* Out of the blue your new ‘friend’ tells you that they are plagued with Medical problems, either relating to their families or themselves which requires money from you.
* THe person will promise to pay you back on the receipt of an inheritance of ‘alluvial Gold’ or sometimes they say ‘Gems’.
* Out of the blue they ‘fall in love’ with you, sometimes after only a few Emails.
* They ask for money for Visas and or Plane Tickets, but even after getting this money, they never seem to be able to get out of Ghana, or require more money to pay off ‘crooked’ officials who are supposed to be detaining them.
* They put you in contact with ‘Travel Agents’ who will sort out their travel plans for them, but these ‘Travel Agents’ ask for money upfront to do this and if they get this money, they suddenly disappear!
* In Emails to you, these people consisantly use ‘lower case’ ‘i’s, and their Grammer or Spelling is not in line with their supposed education or life staion.

This should definitely ring alarm bells, because remember that English is the first Language in Ghana and Nigeria!

These are most of the indicators.

A rule to follow is NEVER send money to anyone that you have not met face to face.
Remember that if you do send money that the chances are that you will never see this money again because even if you find this scammer, that the local police seldom bother to follow up as it is not on their priority list and the reason for this is that 99% of Scammers use ficticious Names, Photos, etc., to lure their ‘victims’.

Always remember that these people are professionals at using ‘emotional blackmail’ to entrap their victims and have no conscience regarding how much they hurt people, regardless whether it’s financial or emotional pain and they never do not care about anyone but themselves.
These people are the ‘dregs’ of society and a lot are engaged in Withcraft and Voodoo.

Hope this helps someone,
Regards to all and do stay safe and be careful,

JOHN

JOHN 06-Nov-2010 17:10
For KAT,
i Kat,

No I am not in Ghana at pesent, but I have been there for long periods over the last 3 years and I do know the place very well, just as you said.

I would’nt normally reply to a query like this, but you sound nice and it won’t hurt me to be helpful to you.

I do know a place that does a lot of importing of Car Parts and accessories etc., and it may be worth a Phone Call from you to find out what you are looking for.

The Name of the business is Bendego Enterprises, an the owner is a Samuel Seidu. His Address is 25th Pregrino Street, Kaneshi-Accra.
His business Ph No is 00233-21-671664, and his Cell ( Mobile ) No., is 00233-244-638533.

Now just be careful when you ring him, as I really do not know anything about him except that he deals in the Imports of the Auto Parts that I have already told you, so if you buy anything from him, it will not be my fault, as you know how sales people are. lol.

If he hasn’t got what you require then I’m sure that he will be able to direct you to someone who does.

Hope you are successful, and thanks for your reply,

Stay safe everyone,
Best Regards,
JOHN

kat 06-Nov-2010 10:07
Dear John
i have just seen u post thank u again for the info i will most certaintly check it out. i did not know u are not in ghana lol u definately have a sound knowledge of this country which is great. and u have helped me a lot so far.thank you. i have one last question for you tho lol. I am looking for a car circuit voltage tester its like a tester screwdriver only its sharp to go tho insulated wired and has a black wire attached to the end to connect to earth. i have searched and searched for this all over but cannot find one.obviously i could order from outsie but time and hassle do u know of anywhere i can get one.hope to hear from u soon.
best regards
kat
JOHN 01-Nov-2010 18:23
To Guest @ 09.05 of 1st November,

Are you the person that I was replying to, and did you put up that Email Address?
I’m sure that if it is you, that you know that Email Address brings you onto the Site of a person in the USA.
I didn’t pay that much attention to it, but it seems that it has ‘friends’ of about 650 Members!

If it is you, then you know that this person does not live in Ghana!

If not, then I am to believe that it is by by coincidence that someone else put it on this Site and if that is so, then it is someone who wants to promote this Site, with a view to getting people to look at it?
If that is the case, then that person is on the wrong Site, as this Site is not about promoting such Sites, nor the people to whom these Sites relate too!

Regards to everyone,

JOHN

JOHN 28-Oct-2010 16:43
To Guest,
I appreciate the situation that you outlined, but first can I give you some advice and indeed pose some questions!
Because you cannot give out his Email Address here, what you can do is to Google that Email Address.
If he is talking to other people then you may be lucky and find his Email Address if he is using it to talk to other people!

Also, you can Google his Name and see will that bring up anything!

You say that he wants to marry you!
Just a few questions that you have to ask yourself and it’s this; Have you met him in person? Do you know about his background? If he is an ordained Minister, then what is his Religion? You may not be aware but there are 100’s of different Churches in Ghana, and a lot of these Preachers or Pastors have or set up their own Chuches! For some this can be very lucrative, while for others they are just good Christians!

Regarding him wanting to come to your Country, well that’s a long procedure and you will want to tread carefully! If he applies for a Visa he will have to give the Embassy a lot of info…..The only way for him to be even considered for a Visa, is to have a letter of ‘Invitation’ from someone and it seems that he will want that letter from you!
Now just to play Devils Advocate, I will just tell you that if he meets all the criteria for a Visa, then you would be responsible for him should he travel to your Country, and if he does not fulfill the conditions laid out in that Visa, then you would be held responsible. As an example, if he came on a Visitors Visa to meet you and just say that he did a runner,then you would be held responsible!
Reason being is that you have to give a lot of personal undertakings in your Letter of Invitation!
It’s not something that anyone should do lightly!

Has he his own Money?
He will want to show the Embassy that he can take care of himself financially for the lenght of his stay in your Country, or if not, then you will have to say or prove that you can support him for the duration of his stay in your Country in your letter of invitation!

Also, I just wonder if he has ever asked you for money? If he has, then it’s a sign that he is a Scammer, as it’s morally wrong to take money from anyone that you have only met on the Internet and no genuine person would ever do that, no matter what!

I just hope that I have not totally confused you as I have to tell it as I see it!
By the way, what would he do if he did come to your Country?
If you reply to this, I know that you have not met this person face to face and that you have not been to see him in Ghana, so all you really know about him is what he has told you!
I would say that you are an honest person, so the question is this; Is he honest with you?
I don’t know the answer to that, but you will have to think very carefully about it!
You have really the biggest decision of your life to make, so be sure to take time out and do think a lot more about it!

Hope to hear from you soon,

Regards to all,

JOHN

guest 28-Oct-2010 06:08
His name is Emmenuel and says he is the preacher there at fishers ministry he says he wants to marry me we have been talking for several yrs. now and ur the first person that I have been in contact that knows where his church is and can tell me more info. about him. so please if you can help me I would be so grateful to you I just need some info. about him I know he is on the web. alot to I dont want to give out his user name on here for yaho. I dont know what else to tell you is that I just need to know the truth about him and if he is talking to other ppl on the web. he wants to come here I dont know how to bring him here. I maybe asking alot but I really do need some info. about him. thank yo so much.
guest 28-Oct-2010 05:20
His name is Emmenuel and says he is the preacher there at fishers ministry he says he wants to marry me we have been talking for several yrs. now and ur the first person that I have been in contact that knows where his church is and can tell me more info. about him. so please if you can help me I would be so grateful to you I just need some info. about him I know he is on the web. alot to I dont want to give out his user name on here for yaho. I dont know what else to tell you is that I just need to know the truth about him and if he is talking to other ppl on the web. he wants to come here I dont know how to bring him here. I maybe asking alot but I really do need some info. about him. thank yo so much.
JOHN 27-Oct-2010 23:22
Hi Guest of 25th….

If you could give me some indication as to why you are in contact with this person, I could give you an Email Address.
I have to be very careful about putting up an Email Address as I have explained the reason why on this Site over 9 months ago, and I don’t want to sound dramatic again!
If you or I put our Email Address on this Site, we would be unundated by Spam and worse than that, we would be targeted by Scammers.
While I can deal withy this, I am not sure that you would as these people come in many guises!
They look at Sites like this and they harvest Email Address’s and I promise you that it is not worth it to post your Addreess!

However, if you give me the ‘Gist’ of the contact that you have with this person, I could get around this problem.
All I can tell you for now is that if you are in constant contact with this person do send him any money!!
If you do you will regret it and I am saying that even if this person tells you that he is the person in charge and that he badly needs the money!

The Church that I referred to in Madina does not solicit people for money as they are self financing!

Stay safe all,

Regards,

JOHN

guest 25-Oct-2010 15:37
Hello, is there anyway you would email me so I can give you Emmanuel Quarshie user name? I would like to give you more info. I would like to find about him if I can. ty so much.
JOHN 23-Oct-2010 20:29
Hi Guest of 23rd October….

If you can supply further details regarding your quey I can help you!
The information you give is too vague.

There is a large Catholic Movement and Church in Madina which has ties with the USA., and in their literature they do use the phraseology of ‘Fishers of Men’, but then in Ghana a lot of people use religious themes and even call their business’ by religious or ‘Biblical’ phrasess. This is common practise!

If you come bck on the Site and give me more information I will help you.

Regards to all,

JOHN

guest 23-Oct-2010 08:48
I would like some information on a preacher Emmenuel Quarshie his church is Fishers of Men…. I do belive that is the name of it…He says it is in Madina Ghana.
Please send me some answers about him. TY.
JOHN 09-Oct-2010 12:19
Hi Kat,

Nice of you to come back on the Site to let me know what had happened!
I realize that Madina is a good few miles outside of Accra, but it’s a nice place and I’m sue you must like it there.

I know how it feels when the people there stare at you because you are white, but that is just curiosity by the Ghanaian people! They are a lovely gentle people in the main as you know, and have and show a lot of respect for any white person. They make you feel so welcome that sometimes it feels sureal. It’s a lesson in hospitality that we in the Western World could learn a lot from.

I remember my trips into Makola Market and the same applied to me, as I was the only white person there. A funny thing happened to me one day in that Market. It happened that the lights all went out, which happens frequently as you know, and I was right in the centre of the Market. About 10 women Traders came to me with flashlights on, they were concerned for me, told me not to be scared and they promptly brought me out to the Main Street. Anyone that tried to approach me were quickly told to get lost, and 5 minutes later I was on my way back to where I was staying in a Taxi. That’s how caring these people can be!
However, as you know there are always some exceptions to that rule, but that would apply in any Country.

After 2 years there I am sure that you love it there. Yes, it can be lonely at times and you would miss the company of other whites of a similar age, or of a somewhat similar background to yourself so if you did find an expats group it would be nice.

All I can say to you is that there are expats groups there, especially in Airport City. I know some of the people but for obvious reasons I can’t tell you their names on this Forum, but as I said before that if you go to the Bar/Restaurant that I gave you in Osu in the last posting to you, you will meet a lot of whites there. Just ask some questions and they will tell you where these expats congregate apart from the Pub ‘On the Run’.
Maybe you could also drop in to the Bar or the Restaurant in the Novotel Hotel in Accra, as you can also use the swimming pool there for a few Cedi, even if you are not a resident! It’s a nice setting there beside the pool, and I am sure you would enjoy it!

Lol., I am beginning to miss Ghana now after telling you these things and it would be nice to be there again in Ghana now that the Fall or Autumn is coming where I live. I envy you the Sun and the friendly Ghanaian people!

Hope this was of some help and do come back to let me know how you get on,

Regards to everyone,
JOHN

kat 08-Oct-2010 19:31
hie john,
sorry i have been so busy and no haircut either yet lol. i wil definately check out where u mentioned and see if they an work some majic for me if not il be lookin like robinson cruso son enough lol.thank u very much for your help though. it sems u are well aware of whats up in ghana so if i may ask u another question ,do u know if there are any expat clubs etc in accra. i live in madina and not many white people here so at times is nice to see another white person oh please dont get me wrong ghanaian people are lovely but even after 2 years people still watch me walk down da street like im some alien lol. anyways let me know .thanx again.
JOHN 14-Sep-2010 23:04
Hi Kat,
It’s funny how you arrived on this Site and I can see the funny side as well!!
At least it made you read the Posting..lol.
I cannot give you the exact location, but if you go to Osu, and go to the Restaurant called ‘On the Run’ ( I kid you not)you will see that it is frequented by white people mostly. As you know, any Taxi driver will drop you right outside the Premises!
I’m sure that the Proprietor, or any of the customers there will be able to tell you where there is a Salon.
When I was there I used to get my hair cut in the Novotel Hotel, as I stayed there on a few occasions, and they had a Salon there.
Also, as you will know there is a fairly new Shopping Mall opened on the Road to the Airport, at the Shieshie Roundabout, and I am sure that there is a Salon there, as all the ‘Big Names’ have shops there, and it is a lovely Mall to shop in as well.

Trust that I have been of some help to you, and maybe you will come back on the Site and let me know how you got on!

I do hope that you are enjoying your stay in Ghana because as you know at this stage that it is a beautiful Country, and the Ghanaians in the main are very nice people!
Sorry I can’t give you any more definitive information.
Regards to everyone,
Stay Safe,

JOHN

kat 14-Sep-2010 12:45
hi john. firstly i know this probably isnt the place to ask about this as the topics seem to be about scammers however i got to this site looking for white hairdressing salons in ghana lol.I read your post however u mentioned there are very few which means there must be one right . please could you kindly let me know where one is as iv been here 2 years now and really need a good haircut by someone who knows how to do it well or any other salon that can cut white peoples hair well and style it. thank you very much .
JOHN 28-Aug-2010 19:14
Hi Morley,
If you can give more detail, I can get this checked out for you!
A note of warning however. There are very few ‘White Hairdressing Salons’ in Ghana. Reason being that there are very few white people there. I assume that you are talking about Accra!
Most Ghanaian Women would not be able to afford to pay a lot of money for ‘hairstyling’, and especially the prices that are charged by ‘foreigners’ in Accra!
Most Ghanaian women would go to native African Hairdressers, as African Hairstyles are much different from those in the West.
Reason being that most Ghanaians, and indeed most Africans use ‘Hair Extensions’ because of the composition of African Hair. It is a very specialised way of doing hair, and Hair Salons there mostly use, and indeed are owned by Ghanaians.
Personally, having spent a lot of time in Ghana, I for one could not believe that it would be lucrative to have a Hair Salon in either Accra or Ghana on a large scale, as the prices that you could or would charge would not make it a very attractive proposition!

Also, if these people are stranded in Ghana, the obvious place for them to go would be the American Embassy in Accra. If they were ‘Business People’, I am sure that the Embassy would be able to help them!
Imagine if you or I had a Business in Accra, and it went bust, do you think that we would be on the Internet looking for help? I doubt it!! Also, surely ‘Business People’ would have savings, and would also know that their Business was in trouble long before it went ‘bust’, and would be making alternative plans to get home?

Scammers are very inovative, and are always coming up with news ‘Scams’ to use on decent people. They will never stop changing the goalposts, and coming up with news Scams to rob people of their hard earned money, so be very, very careful, as they are professionals at what they do!

Something else to remember is that if these people are genuine, then they would all have families in Houston, or in the USA to help them out, so why in Gods Name would they be looking for money from you on the Internet? Common sense should prevail here, and why should these people look to you for help, when I assume you know nothing about them? If any legitimate ‘Business Person’ was in trouble, I doubt if they would be looking for a ‘stranger’ to dig them out of that trouble! Just think about that for a while!

My opinion is that this is an out and out Scam,and I would stay well clear of it. Ask yourself this as well- What is in this for you?

If I can be of further help, please do not hesitate to come back!
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,

JOHN

morley 28-Aug-2010 03:49
Has anyone heard about a group of Americans from Houston who apparently are trapped in Ghana after their hair dressing company went bust? appently they are white girls all trying to get back to Houston. Is that a scam as wel?
JOHN 17-Aug-2010 09:06
Hello GIT,

Nice to see you back from your Travels all over Europe.
You seem to have had a nice time! Great to see you coming back on the Site to check on things.
It has been very quite on the Site for the last 2 months or so, and I hope that is a good sign.
Maybe people are becoming more aware of scamming because of the publicity that it is now receiving. I hope so.

Anyway, stay well, and do come back as you stated.
Hope you are fine too CK,
Regards to all,

JOHN

Git 15-Aug-2010 13:23
Hello John and CK.
I am back at work since a week and have been traveling a couple of weeks in the beginning of my holidays. Have been in Austria and Italy and passed through Germany and The Czech Republic. I’m checking in here now and then to see if I can be to help. But to be honest, I have left this experience behind me.
CK 23-Jul-2010 14:52
Connie,

Just to clarify 2 things. The IP address from a Yahoo e-mail you want to look for in the headers will show this…. Received: from [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] the xxx being the numbers of the IP address. The ones near the top that say Originating and via will show the Yahoo e-mail server.

2nd, I forgot that Yahoo also has a mail server in Sunnyvale, which is also in California. So if that IP came up and was caught with it, he could always use the excuse….”yeah California, just like where Bakersfield is. I can’t help it if my e-mail is routed out of another city!”

CK 23-Jul-2010 14:29
To Connie,

This scammer is somewhat clever. The reason he is saying he is in Bakersfield is because of the IP address in his mail. If you look at the headers of the e-mail, you will notice a couple of IP addresses. A couple of them near the top will resolve to Bakersfield if you do an IP check. This is to fool somebody into thinking, well ok, his IP address shows Bakersfield, he says he is in Bakersfield, so he is must be real.

However……that is not his real IP address. The IP address that comes us up near the top of the headers is the IP address for the Yahoo e-mail server, which is located in Bakersfield. He sends out his mail using a “Yahoo” e-mail account and naturally it must pass through their server. If you find the Originating IP, located at the bottom of the header, you’ll find one that most likely resolves to Ghana.

I’ll also ditto what John said, he hit the nail on the head, nothing much I could add to his warning.

For the Guest looking into Phil Adams, its possible you hit upon the same scammer. Sweetheart scammers will often go after many victims as possible. But I’d say with a 99% certainy that the Bakersfield angle is solely based on the IP address in his mail in order to fool a victim who might know enough to check out the IP.

John, Git and Stepanie, hope all is well with you!

Guest 23-Jul-2010 02:29
Bonnie – Please respond to my query regarding Phil Adams and his claim of being in Bakersfield, CA. This is important to me . . . your response is appreciated. Please tell me what you know about his claims.
JOHN 22-Jul-2010 09:31
BONNIE,
Typographical error when I called you CONNE, sorry about that,
Regards,
JOHN
JOHN 22-Jul-2010 09:23
For CONNIE,
Hi Connie,
Just to let you know that you are in contact with a ‘SCAMMER’!!
You are probably clever enough to know this anyway, thus your reason for coming on this Site!
I don’t care if he is a ‘white Ameican or a coloured one’, he is a ‘Scammer’.
Reason why I know he is a ‘Scammer’?
He has used a ploy thet ‘Scammers’ use, and that is to ask for money!!
No one but a ‘Scammer’ would ask another person for money over the Internet!

His ‘Story’ is a slightly different approach, but that is to try not to raise your suspicions!
How in Gods name can a ‘Soccer Scout’ be in Ghana with no monry?
What a stupid story!! He is using the fact that Ghana did so well in the World Cup to come up with this cock and bull story, and hope that people fall for it!!
Remember that anyone on the Ghana World Cup Team that are not already playing with big Clubs, are in the proces of being ‘Head Hunted’ by some European Clubs!
An example is Gyan, the Ghana forward, who is being approched by Liverpool, and may have already signed for them! His transfer fee would be worth about $25 Million. I kid you not! So how can a ‘Guy’ with no money be in Ghana as a ‘Soccer Scout’! it’s laughable to say the least.
There are some ‘Soccer Scouts’ there right now alright, but these ‘Scouts’ are paid large sums of money by Soccer Clubs to do their job, and usually work for the bigger Football Clubs! These ‘Soccer Scouts’ are usually ex-footballers who are rich in their own right and would certainly not be in Ghana with little or no money!

Finish with him immediately, as he is a definite ‘Scammer’, and will try to give you excuse after excuse as to why he has no money at this time!
If he really is a ‘Socce Scout’ and has run out of money, which is very unlikely in any case, he would be onto the Club that he is scouting for, and he would have money sent to him in hours! He certainly would not be asking people over the Internet for money!

Incidentally, since Ghana did so well in the World Cup, this is a new ploy that the ‘Scammers’ are using, and rest assured that there are 1,000’s of ‘Scammers’ in Ghana working 24 hours a day, who will only be too happy to take your money, by using phoney stories!
To sum up;
1.Stay away from this guy, he is a definite Scammer!
2. A ‘Scammer’ is a person who will use any means to get your money, therefore anyone who asks for money over the Internet is a ‘Scammer’, and there are no exceptions to this rule!!
3. If you talk to anyone in West Africa, never ever send money!
4. There are very few ‘Whites’in Ghana,but because ‘Scamming’ is such a lucrative business, be prepared for anyone who asks for money!
5. A rough estimate by the US State Dept., states that around 2 Billion Dollars a Year is lost to ‘Scammers’, by US Citizens, a lot of these citizens would consider themselves as being smart, so make sure that you don’t add to that total.
6. Add in what the rest of the world has been ‘Scammed’ for, and you will come up with a figure of about 5 Billion Dollars!
7. Go onto the United States Embassy Site in Accra Ghana, and read what they say there very carefully, and you will become very wary about being ‘Scammed’.

Finally, good luck to you, and if you need any more information or help, just post on the Site.
Hope this has helped you,
Regards to all,
JOHN

Guest 22-Jul-2010 03:00
For Bonnie regarding Phil Adams. Has he given you an address in Bakersfield, CA? Please reply in this forum. I would appreciate it.
Bonnie 21-Jul-2010 16:18
Phil Adams now says he is based in Bakersfield, Ca but travels as a soccer scout and is currently in Ghana now to solidify a contract. Has asked for money smart enough not to fall for it but lures you in looking for a serious relationship uses phil_ada2008@ yahoo.com His english is perfect online he has asked for my phone number but I did not give but I have spoken to him on cell phone via skype which when I questioned him why he had a Ghana exchange he had a plausable excuse.
JOHN 27-Jun-2010 17:21
Hi GIT,

Very nice to hear from you,and thank you for your thoughfullness in wishing us all a nice holiday.
I want to wish you the same, and also to wish CK, and Stephanie all the best for the summer as well.

Hope you have a nice break GIT, and great to see that you are looking forward, because it proves that you realize that it pointless looking back. It’s something that we should all do in life.

Come back on the Site after the Holiday, if you get a chance, and I again wish you all the best in your life going forward.

Bye for now,
Best Regards to all,
JOHN

Git 26-Jun-2010 18:31
Hi John, CK and Stephanie
Want to wish you a nice summer and vacation. I am looking forward to 5 weeks away from work. Only 1 week left before vacation.
I am okay, thinking less and less of what has happened to me. No idea to think back, only to look forward. But I am not on any dating sites except for Dating’nMore, where the owner keep an eye on potential scammers.
JOHN 16-Jun-2010 10:26
Hi Guest of 16th June,
You didn,t supply enough info regarding ‘Agnes Glover’, so it’s not possible to answer your query.
However, you could Google her Email Address and see if anything comes up. Also, if you have a ‘Photo’ of ‘her’? then there are other sites that you can use to see if anything comes of that!
A lot of Scammers use stolen Photos of either Models or Porn stars to entice their victims, and they are usually Phots of ‘White’ women!
If you have Photos, nd they are of a white girl, well tread warily, as there are very few white girls in Accra, or indeed in Ghana.
If you have not got a Photo, well ask for one, and I will not be surprised if you receive a photo of a beautiful white girl.
Just Google ‘Scammers in Accra’ and that will bring you to the sites that I have suggested.
If I can be of further help, just leave a Message again,
Hope this helps you,
Regards,
JOHN
guess 16-Jun-2010 06:35
Is Agnes Glover a scam artist she is in Accra Ghana
CK 17-May-2010 16:58
To guest of 12may,

Like John, I’m glad to see you researched “Daniel” and came to the conclusion something was up! You can’t be too careful nowadays.

The sad story about his wife/daughter that he said he did not want to talk about, well eventually he would have told you about it. The scammers all have a sad story to pull on the heart strings, to help lure the victim in. He probably would have told you his wife died and his daughter was seriously hurt in an accident. Then he would have asked you for a small loan to help pay for the girls medicine or some surgery.

It’s also a good thing that you didn’t give him your phone number, because once they get it, they never stop calling. They think their charm and words of love will win you over. Even if you told him to his face you knew he was a scammer, he would deny it and still call you professing his love.

Thank you also for posting, will def help anybody stopping by looking for answers.

JOHN 13-May-2010 10:06
For Guest of 12th May @23.11.

Hi Guest,
Well done on doing your Homework, espesialy in regard to this Scammer!!
Also, if he contacts anyone else, and uses his Name or that Email Address that you gave, and if people Google either one, then they will land on this Forum, and thus be forewarned!!
These Scammers never give up, and it was perceptive of you to note the time difference, in relation to the story that he was telling you! That is something that can sometimes trip up the Scammers, as sometimes they do forget about the time difference!

Delighted that you found out so soon, and thanks for your Posting, as it will help others.
Stay safe everyone,
Regards to all,
JOHN

guest 12-May-2010 23:11
since this has become apparently the main location for posting on sweetheart scams – I have had recent – as in minutes ago contact from Danny or Daniel Anderson – claiming to be and Italian business man working with a friend in Ghana at OSu Children’s Home – nothing added up but then again I did my homeowrk from minute one – he showed the same video cam clip twice on the first day he contacted me – at one point he said he was going to bed it was almost midnight – I had looked up the time difference and he should have been 7 hours ahead of me so according to my clock it should have been 2am – any time anyone approaches on line be vigilant – he has only chated with me for a few day before I found this site – I just copy pasted some of the postings here about him back to him in the Yahoo Im – Danny Anderson is using Yahoo IM and is under single.danny@yahoo.com – he stillhas a sad story about his wife and daughter and “would rather not discuss it” – he also pushes very hard to get a phone number – I did not give him my number just like I dont give it to anyone – all I can say is that if you are going to chat with anyone on line is to dig dig dig – be safe
JOHN 10-Apr-2010 10:03
Hi C K,

Delighted to see your Posting, and that you had a nice break at Easter. Hope that the headaches stay away for good, and it seems that the relaxation of the break helped you in that regard.
I laughed when I also saw the ‘guest’ telling me ‘to stay out of my life’, as I was wondering as to how I intruded on his ‘life, when in fact I knew nothing about him until he appeared on this Site. In any case, it’s funny, but I suppose that’s life!!

As you said, we are here to offer advice to people regarding Sweetheart Scammers, and to advise people as to how they should deal with these , and other related Scams.
Nothing more and nothing less!!

Great to see your Posting again,
Regards,
Stay Safe all,

JOHN

CK 09-Apr-2010 14:23
Hi John, Stephanie and Git,

Hope you all had a good Easter. I was on vacation with my family, then got sick with Bronchitis for a week. I’ve been good with the headaches lately knock on wood.

I’ve ignored the ramblings and personal attacks of the new guest. He is not going to deter me from offering any help I can give if somebody posts here looking for answers or help regarding sweetheart scammers or any online scam. All any new person here needs to is basically get a cup of coffee, take some time and read the postings over the past year. I would say the postings from John, Git, Stephanie and myself will speak volumes of where we stand and our knowledge on the subject at hand.

We’ve exposed the louse that claimed to help people find the true identity of their online “loves” while claiming he would never ask for money. All he did was refer you to a 3rd party who would ask for money instead. There are quite a few posts from people who read the discussions, saw how the story was similiar to their own situation and got out of it before it was too late.

The guest is correct in saying that anybody who asks for money should not be trusted, but that is what we have been saying all along too. As for his last comment about telling John “to leave him alone and get out of his life”, is John contacting you at home? Sending you e-mail? No? All he did was respond to you on here. If you don’t want interaction with John, myself or anybody else here, then do not come here. There are millions of websites to visit. It’s like radio, you don’t like the music the station is playing, then you change to another station.

JOHN 09-Apr-2010 09:53
Hi Stephie,

Great to see your Posting and that you are getting on so well. You definitely have goals in life now, and you should feel proud of the work that you do.
I wish you well in your Studies. You have turned a very bad experience into something very positive, and we can all learn from that.

Regarding the ‘guest’, well we have seen all sorts of attempts to disrupt the work on this site, but neither he or others like him will succeed in doing that!
Hope that C K., is fine as well,
Regards and stay safe,

JOHN

Stephie 06-Apr-2010 21:01
Hey CK,
I just read your amazing story about a fellow American (Hoo-ah! USA) who doggedly persued his scammer and WON. OH yeah baby! I wonder if this had anything to do with the documentary I was watching on TV? Hum……….. I also read your headaches are still bothersome. I am so sorry about that. Been down that road but luckily they faded with time. Prayers for your improved health. Take care CK.

What’s up with the idiotic guest who continues to bad mouth you and John. I always say, “Guest who has no balls to post name, has nothing valuable to say”
Hugs

Stephie 06-Apr-2010 20:43
Hello CK, John and Git:)
Although a couple days late, I wanted to wish everyone a blessed Easter season. LOL – seems things never change on this site do they? I am doing remarkably well. You sounded good Git, may I hope things are somewhat smoother for you? My heart is totally healed from the scam, I am deeply involved with the deployed troops and have received many genuine responses which have far outweighed my contributions of care packages and support letters.

My scammer posing as a “soldier” seems to be quite the up and coming new “vogue”. Saw a news documentary from the Military warning women to beware of “sweetheart scams” involving soldiers. Ah… now why wasn’t that on TV when I was going through my ordeal? Oh well, moving forward in life. I have decided to finish my degree in Psychology and work with the troops in Afghanistan and/or Iraq. Yeah, talk about moving forward. Every now and then I think of the young man who scammed me……..I have forgiven him and hope that more people become aware of the pitfalls of internet romance scams, so as to avoid broken hearts and wallets.

I will always be grateful to the help you have given me. Without it I would have been so lost. Thank you! Keep up the good work mates. CK how are your headaches, better I hope.

Hugs

JOHN 01-Apr-2010 11:26
Hi GIT,
Nice to see you coming back on the Site, and that you are doing OK.
Just to return your Greeting, and to wish you a Happy Easter as well.

Stay safe everyone,

JOHN

Git 31-Mar-2010 06:30
Hi John and CK
Hope you are doing okay. I am okay. Want to wish you both a Happy Easter.

To Guest 31-Mar-2010 03:50. You don’t have a clue of what you are writing about. Not until you have been walking in the shoes of the people that ran into it. Romance scam hits you like a bomb, especially if you have not heard about it before. It makes you fall down in a big, black hole. But if it had hit you, as it did to me, there is nothing to do except trying to survive and forgive yourself. I am surviving, but have still not forgiven myself being that stupid. But the damn mugu hit me in a time when I did not feel too well mentally.
But what goes around comes around and some time, somewhere, they will be punished.

JOHN 29-Mar-2010 16:54
To Guest of 28th March @ 21.56.

PART 2.

You also state that I have become a Guru, and I quote ‘or as in my case a self-appointed revered mentor’, end of quote!!
Can you tell me where I ever said that I was a Guru? You can’t, because I never stated that. I also never have ‘appointed’, or self-appointed myself as a revered mentor…..
The mentioning of Guru or mentor came from you, not me!

You also stated that ‘there are always those who are looking to make a buck, just read the comments offering help’, end of quote.
Yes people have come on this Site putting their Email Addresses here in the hope that they would lure people into contacting them, in relation to the finding of the whereabouts of Scammers, and then they would pass that person on to a third Party, who then would try and charge that unfortunate person for their services, but both C K., and I have warned people about that practice, on more than one occacasion, and we have consistenly told told people who visit this Site, that they should never pay anyone for that kind of service, as it is just another Scam!!
On this Site, people Post here looking for help, and advice, regarding Scammers. These are people who want to find out whether they are being Scammed or are about to be Scammed, and that is where I come in with my advice.
It is out of concern for those people that I give them advice and for no other reason. As I have stated before, neither C K., or I have ever charged anyone a Cent for this, our satisfaction is knowing that we have twarted another Scam, or Scammer.

Furthermore, I do not canvass for people to come on this Site with their queries, they do so off their own bat, and are always very thankful when they get the help that they need. So would I, if I was in their shoes, because as the saying goes ‘Do onto others as you would wish them to do for you’, which is a Christian principle, and a very laudible one at that!

Regarding my qualifications for giving advice about Scamming, well I deal specifically in Sweetheart Scams, and I have years of experience in every type of Sweetheart Scam that exists. I have traveled to Ghana extensively in the past 2 Years, and have lived there for one year.
I have friends there who detest Scammers and the bad name that it is bringing on Ghana, and they help me at every turn. I have been in the dingy Cafe Rooms of Accra in particular, and seen at first hand how these Scammers operate. Whatever success I had in aprehending some of them I will not say, but suffice to say that I will continue to do it, as I will continue to pass on my experience to those who come to this Site looking for help, and neither you or anyone else will deter me from doing that.

In summary I will say that it is easy to critisize someone who is trying to do their best, but I know that the work that I do on this Site, as indeed the work that C K., also does is appreciated by many who visit this Site.

Also, I hate replying in such depth, as it is time consuming, and it is not what this Site is set up for, but I will do it anytime that I get unfair critism, or indeed that anyone else who is critisized unfairly who is helping on this Site, and also to protect my good name my character, and my motives.

Constructive critisism is welcome, but unfair critism will be answered.

Nothing else occurs at this time,

Regards to all,
Stay Safe,
JOHN

JOHN 29-Mar-2010 15:48
To Guest of 28th March @ 21.56.

PART 1.

I was not going to dignify your Message by replying, but your cowardly written attack on me has promted me to reply.

Who appointed you as the conscience of Forums like this? Do you really think that you can just come on this Site, and say what you like, and not expect me to reply.
You have made some very serious observations regarding this Site and the people who are on it, and especialy in regards to me.

Firstly, I have to clarify some points for you.
You say that I should get another job!! I don’t know what gave you the idea that I was employed by this Site. ( You should never jump to conclusions ).
If you had read my Postings, as you said you did, you would have known that I give advice on this Site for free. I have never charged even one Cent for that advice, nor would I ever even dream of doing so!
I give up my time voluntarily, do not ask for anything in return, and then you think that you have the right to come on this Site and ridicule me?
What have you ever done for anyone? Judgeing by the way you came out of the blue and onto this Site with all guns blazing, I would suggest you have done very little, except maybe criticize other people like me!!
What is your problem? Who rattled your cage?
Remember that the bad guys here are the Scammers, and not people like me, and others like me, who try to help people from the clutches of these Scammers. Maybe if you vented your anger in their direction, you might achieve something tangible, instead of ridiculing me just for the sake of it!!

You even question my intelligence, and yet you have no grounds to do that.. How do you measure intelligence? If I have Degrees, does that make me more intelligent? Is that your yardstick?
For your information, I am not going to tell you whether I have Degrees or not, as in my eyes, it is not relevent to what I do on this Site.
You also talk about education! What has that to do with anything on this Site? The only education on this Site that I am interested in, is in educating people about Scammers!

Their are a lot of contradictions in your Postings, so perhaps you should have used your intelligence, and put a little thought into how you phrased your message, as you seem to have set yourself up as an expert on intelligence as well!
One example of that is where you state that ‘my messages are disgusting and without merit’, end of qoute! Then you say that if I post my ‘Doctorate Degree’ that you will apologize formally.
The logic to this then, according to you is that if I have a Degree, then my messages are OK!! How can that be? If they are wrong in the first instance, how can the possession of a Degree make them right?

You also state that you did not attack me personally, but you did state that people should stay away from this Forum, ‘as it is riddled with dishonesty and deceit’, end of quote!
As I am one of the biggest contributors to the Site, common sense means that this statement has to apply to me, and in the English Language, that means that you slandered me with that statement!!
That’s another inconsistency, and I deeply resent your statement!!
You also said, and I quote ‘I do not need your misguided advice, or uneducated use of our English language’, end of quote!
For your information, I have never given you advice, but I did make statements to you in my reply, but there is a difference between advice and a statement.
Regarding my use of the English Language, I think that this reply will let you know as to how good I am in using it to convey my message to you, and others can judge it as well!!

I will continue in PART 2,
Regards,
JOHN

Guest 28-Mar-2010 21:56
Sorry John, this was not an attack on you or anyone else. Just some common sense that passed through. It always amazes me how people of unknown education, origin of locale, etc., become guru’s (as in your case a self-appointed revered mentor) of sensitive material like peoples emotions relating to experiences without exposing themselves for who they really are. You cannot possess the skills or know-how to deal with the emotions of this proportion. No, intelligent human being is going to go onto a form like this and profess just as you have done. Does that strike another dischord with you? And where did you come up with word “scurilous” might I ask, where in my posting was I grossly or indecently abusive? You need to check your dictionary carefully before using words you are not familiar with in the future. Oh, ASPERSIONS! Who did I slander? There is nothing in my posting that indicates that or warrants your inaccurate appraisal. You really need to get a grip . . .

It is obvious that you are upset because I am telling it like it is . . . you need to find another job and leave these poor people alone. And, by-the-way I have read your so-called messages and they are disgusting and without merit. Post your Docorate Degree . . . and I will formally apologize . . . until then, sleep tight; I mean no harm to you or anyone, but don’t attack me when there is no reason to. Nothing said in my posting mentioned you, or anyone personally. I was addressing my comment to the helpless individuals who get drawn up by the likes of you . . . (Now, that was intented) And, do not respond to this e-mail . . . I don’t care what you think, just go away. I do not need your misguided advise or uneducated use of our English language.

My comments were purely sincere and purely in good faith so that others out there being heisted by ill-informed, poorly educated individuals are more commonly drawn together in unity to become a force to stop the insanity. Get it?

There is always a new penny to be picked up, you soon will be a old tarnished one so that a new penny can be picked up again. Good Luck to you.

JOHN 28-Mar-2010 11:44
To Guest of 28th March @ 02.06.

In reply to your Posting of 28th March, well it also amazes me that someone like you would come on this Site, make blanket statements like you have just done, and then think that you are very clever!!
You talk about Brain, well perhaps you should engage your own brain before you come on this Forum talking rubbish!!
You say that you look in on this Site every 6 Months, well you must not be able to read properly then, if you accuse me and C K., of either looking or asking for money, because we have always been consistent in warning people of NEVER TO SEND MONEY to anyone!!!
We also stated that we do not EVER requst money to help people, and I for one resent your scurilous attack on the integrity of both C K., and I!!

I am sure that C K., will reply to you in due course, as he may be just as amazed as I by your stupid outburst on this Site, so I will leave that reply to him!!

What is your AGENDA?? You say that people should stay off this Forum, and ‘seek answers where you know who you are dealing with’!!
Perhaps you moght be good enough to tell us where that is, because I for one do not know what you are talking about!!
Also, how dare you tell people to stay off this Forum. What is your motive for saying that??
Again, I urge you to read back on the advice that was given by me on this Site, and if you see anything that is wrong, then tell me what it is, or where I have written it!!
We do not need someone, who just now comes on this Siteout of the blue, to warn people to be cautious, because I have always stated this in my Postings on this Site!!
You talk bout CAUTION, well perhaps you should be more CAUTIOUS yourself, before you come on this Site casting aspersions,if you even know what that means!!

We have seen too many people like you coming on this Site talking tripe,so perhaps you may do as I suggest, and I say again, remember to engage your own BRAIN!!

Nothing else occurs for now,
Regards to all,
Stay safe,

JOHN

Guest 28-Mar-2010 02:06
Anyone with any sense should not participate in this forum. It is riddled with dishonesty and deceit. There are always those who are looking to make a buck, just read the comments offering help; you can bet there is someone making a buck or two off their obvious misguided solutions. Use your brain, God gave everyone a brain. It doesn’t take much to figure this out. Be cautious, and be aware. It always amazes me to come back every 6 months to see the same senario in a different twist. Caution, Caution, Caution. If you are smart, you will stay out of this forum and seek answers where you know who you are dealing with.
CK Part 2 15-Mar-2010 12:59
I also question what you were told about gangs who “pool” their money. That sounds like whoever told you that thinks they collect the money into a pot and then split it equally at the end. There is no gang I have ever encountered that does this. If the gang gets a “job” that is going to pay, the boss “Oga” already has the % figured out of who is going to collect what. The “Oga” collects the money and then after his take, doles out to those that participated on the job. For example, there is a gang of 10. The job collects $5000, in which the “Oga” has already got claim on 70%. Emeka and Cole are the 2 guys who catch and carry the job to its conclusion. The “Oga” will then give Emeka and Cole the remaining money, again based on a percentage of who did more on the job. The other 7 guys who did not participate in the scam get ZERO. It’s nonsense to assume they throw the money into a pool and then split it 10 ways. It’s not a pool like where waitresses throw all their tips into a jar and split it evenly at the end of the night.

Lastly, as John correctly pointed out, it makes you look suspicious to show up without any posting history and offer an e-mail for people to contact you privately so you can assist them if they are involved in a scam. There was another “guest” who did that before if you read the previous posts. He offered to help people privately and said he would neve ask for money. Then what he would do is refer the person to a 3rd party who would ask them for money.

The best thing you can do is post openly with thoughtful advice for everybody to see. There have been quite a few near victims who saved themselves from being scammed by just reading the information posted here and seeing how it mirrored what was going on in their situation. It helps give visitors confidence to come and ask questions and not be afraid there is some ulterior motive at work here.

CK Part 1 15-Mar-2010 12:58
Hi John,

Thanks for the well wishes, still getting the headaches, but I’m managing as best I can. It has to do with my sleeping, need more tests to see what is going on, but nothing dangerous. Just annoying! The scambaiting is not bad right now, I’m helping a group of fellow baiters with a group of scammers from Uganda. They are not savy to the tricks of baiters, so its been a good run so far in wasting their time.

Your story about the anti-scamming operation was great news and glad to see somebody got something done. No doubts the American who was involved moved mountains to get this done. He must have lost a lot of money to have gone to that much trouble and lengths to catch the culprits.

I also read with interest your response to “Guest” on March 14 and I concur. There is no way anybody can mess with 1000’s of scammers in a years time. Impossible. I have been doing this for over 5 years now and trying to run several baits at one time can be time consuming. Even if you were baiting nothing but lottery scams (the shortest and easiest to bait), there is no way you could talk to 1000’s of people in 1 year. I can’t even say I’ve baited more than 100 scammers over 5 years. A typical bait of mine will run 2-3 months, even doing 2-3 at a time it would take me decades to approach 1000 scammers.

I can also tell you even if you’ve gotten a scammer to admit they are scamming, they certainly did not give up, regardless of what they told you. Many baiters have gotten lads to admit they were theives, but have seen the light and turned to doing good things. How do you know they gave up scamming for good? Because they did not ask you for money again? Did you rebait them as another character to see how they would react? I’ve had a scammer admit to me he was doing it for money for school too (university level) and promised he would give it up. Then he turned right around and asked me to send him $$$$$ and sponsor him so he could continue his education. Yeah, I’m sure he was going to use that money for his schooling…..not.

I also don’t buy the 14-16 year olds are the main culprits, that is nonsense. The main culprits range from 20 something to their 60’s. They are adults, not children. If there are children involved its because an “oga” is paying them to sit in a cafe and send out mail for them. There are some elements of what was mentioned that are true, using the messenger, guys pretending to be girls and using photos or sit in’s to hide the truth.

JOHN 14-Mar-2010 14:00
For CK.,

Hi CK., I told you at the end of last year that I would have news for you about Anti-Scamming operations that were carried out by the Police Force in Accra.

An American, who discovered that he had been Scammed by a person in Accra, Ghana, decided that enough was enough, and even though he knew that it was going to cost him a lot of money, he decided to hire a reputable Private Detective Agency, who tracked down the Scammer,to Accrs, Ghana. For a certain reason I will not say what part of Accra that this Scammer was operating from.
When they were sure of the Scammers whereabouts, the American, along with the Detective set a trap for the Scammer, who fell for the bait. At the same time, the detective Agency had alerted the local Police Chief, who is against scamming, and an honest policeman,and he and a force of his Police, swooped and arrested the Scammer.
After a long interogation, and after a raid on the Scammers house, where they found vast amounts of money, and incriminating evidence, the Scammer confessed to being a Scammer, and that he had indeed been the person who had Scammed the American man.
It turned out that he had employed a gang of local women in his area, who helped him with his Scamming, and they were granted inunity if they gave evidence against the Scammer,which they agreed to do, once they were sure that the Scammer and other members of his gang were arrested.
It turned out that this Scammer had 4 or 5 top of the range cars, BMW’s Mercedes’s etc., which he had imported from abroad, and they were all new!!
So far it is estimated that this Scammer and his gang had robbed people of over $1,000,000, and the true figure could even be much more.
It transpires, that like most Scammers, that this guy had never worked a day in his life!!

This Scammer felt so safe in his exploits that it was common knowledge in the area that he lived from Scamming, and he lived like a king from his illgotton gains. He was also paying the local police to protect him, but that came to an abrupt end, when the Police Chief was called in!!
It now seems that the American will get all his money back, and that others will as well, as a result of the Files found in the Scammers house, so at least justice has come to this Scammer.
Other Scammers in that area are now lying low, and for the moment anyway, are afraid to Scam. It is hoped that the Scammer that is now in Police custody may ‘sing’, and that some of his ‘gang’ may do the same, and if they do, dozens of Scammers could be off the streets for good!!

This Scammer is now in Remand in a Police Station in Ghana, and Remand in Ghana means something different than in Western Countries. It means that he could be on Remand for years, before he is charged, and it is not unknown in Ghana, in high profile cases like this, that it could be up to 5 Years before his case is heard, and there is no Bail allowed for this kind of crime!! Undemocratic as it may seem to us, maybe in this case it serves a purpose, and may scare other Scammers, for a while at least.
This Scammers life will now be a hell, and I for one am not sorry about that!!

Perhaps other people who are scammed will not be as lucky, or as dogged as this American, and the moral to this Story is to avoid being scammed in the first instance.
That being so, it is nice to know that this Scumbag is now out of circulation, and that sometimes the Police do their job, even if they are forced into doing it.
At least JUSTICE will be served in this instance, and it’s nice to know that this Scammer, who thought he was above the law, is now in Police Custody, and will be meeted out the prison sentence that he deserves.

I thought it would be nice for victims of Scams to hear this story.
So for now C K.,
Best Regards,
Stay Safe everyone,
JOHN

JOHN 14-Mar-2010 12:29
To Guest of 14th March 04.11.
I am facinated by your claims which seem to go against anything that I have ever encountered, either in talking to Scammers myself, or in Scambaiting..
Something is not right about your Posting!!
You say that you ‘are talking and playing games with these Scammers for a year now’, and that you have spoken to 1,000s of them!! That’s not possible to do in such a short space of time!! Also, how did you get these 1,000s of Scammers Email Addresses??
I can believe that you would have access to say 10 or even 20, but to 1,000’s of them!! Not possible!!
You must be on the Internet 24/7 to talk to all those Scammers!!

You say that ‘they have to pay for High School” and that is the reason that they Scam!!! That is not true, only in isolated cases, and in any case is it right to ROB people of MONEY to further their own Education?? I know of poor people who have gone on to 3rd Level Education in Ghana, but they have not robbed people to do that. Instead thay worked, or sold merchandise at the side of the streets, or roads, so that they could get the money for their Education, and with help from their families doing that, they succeeded!! Nothing can justify Scamming, and those that do start Scamming,almost never make it to 3rd level Education, because they get hooked on the making easy money, and indeed 1,000’s of them make more in a year than any working professional person, so why would they give that up?? Robbing is Robbing, no matter what guise it comes in, and nothing CAN JUSTIFY THAT!!!

It’s a dangerous thing to put your Email Address on any public Forum, and if you are already dealing with 1,000’s of Scammers, as you say, why Post it here!!! As you know, or should know, Scammers harvest Sites like this for Email Addresses, and if you are in contact with so many of them, then I suggest that you have blown your cover!!

You invite people to contact you with their queries about Scammers, but I think that it is better if people get advise about Scammers on a public Forum, because the people who give advice on Sites about Scammers, especially on this Site, know what they are talking about, and have many years of experiences in dealing with these Scammers, and you can go back over the last year alone on this Site, and you will see the results that both CK., and I have had in advising people. We have no ulterior motives, and have years of evperience in dealing with Scammers of all kinds!!

I myself have been in Ghana for nearly a year, in the past 2 years, and I know at first hand how all these Scams operate.
C K., has been Scambaiting for years, has had great success, and in my opinion, is one of the most knowledgeable people on all types of Scams, that I have come across!! Just read some of his Postings and you will see for yourself..
Finally, how in God’s name can a woman from Ghana get a VISA to go to America with the sole intention of finding an American man, it just does not make sense.

Nothing else occurs at this time,
Regards to all,
Stay Safe,
JOHN

Guest 14-Mar-2010 04:11
I been talking and playing games with those scammers for a year now. If there was one thing I accomplished it was getting 2 of them to finaly give up and tell the truth of their intentions. I have then got to learn lot of their ways. Some of them are actualy looking for money for good reasons and yes lot of them are there to cheat you out of money. There are always woman out there looking for an American but the scammer told me its best you go up there yourself to find one do not try and look for one on messenger. He also told me that they are very good about hacking into bank accounts and its advise not to give out info to them. Another scammer who finaly admitted his intentions told me that lot of the scammers are between 14-16 years old and they do this to have money to pay for high school. In Ghana they have to pay for high school and lot of their parents are so poor as it is they find anyway possible to get money and the only way they know how to get it is by lying. I have talked to thousands of them and played games right back by wasting their time and now 2 of them are actualy trying to be better people in life. They have not tried asking me for money since. Each scammer at one point had joined an apprenticeship to learn what to say and have even started a Telemarketing business, but instead of telephones they use messenger. Most of them branched off by working independently and lots of them is just an organized gang who tries and collect money into one pool. There is always one man in the parking lot waiting for a text message by the person chatting on messenger to go inside Western Union and pick up the money so the scammer can keep chatting on messenger. The scammer also told me that if you do actualy see a girl on the webcam its just a showgirl only but the man still runs it. Those are the ones to really watch out for. If anyone on here has any questions feel free to email me all_in_one_maintenance@yahoo.com as long as I help someone with this knowledge I feel good about it and knowing I helped someone so I will never ask for any money. Im willing to do this for free anytime
JOHN 13-Mar-2010 12:00
Hi CK.,

Thanks, and great to see you are in good form again. Also delighted to see that you are checking in as well.
As you will have noted. the Site is very quite for a while now!! I hope that is a good sign, regarding people getting Scammed.

How is the Scambaiting going?

Nothing much has changed in Ghana regarding Scammers, and in fact it is getting worse.
Just to relay this short story to you. A Ghanaian told me of a group of 4 or 5 young guys, who are Scammers. They are so successful at Scamming, that they each own a FLEET of CARS, and flash money around, like it’s confetti. Easy to do that when it’s money that you robbed!!
Everyone in their area know them, but even if they wanted to do something about reporting them, they could not!!Reason being that the Police would do nothing only tell the Scammers who reported them, and that person’s life would then be in danger!! The Police are paid by the Scammers for protection, like the way the Mafia used operate in the States. It’s hard to beat that culture, so we still have to try to warn people of the perils of being Scammed.
So unfortunately nothing has changed, except that the Scammers are getting richer, and getting more sopisticated in their ways of Scamming, so we must try to counteract that.
Again CK., delighted to see you back, and we will talk soon.
Stay Safe all,
Regards,
JOHN

CK 12-Mar-2010 17:41
Hi John,

Great posts as always! I just had to take some time off to recharge the brain cells, but I’m still checking in.

Hope all is well!

CK

Guest 25-Feb-2010 03:01
Whoa, please be aware what you read here may not be the way it truly is in every situation. Not all people are bad/scammers. I think we all need to use our common sense and make judgments from that perspective. Judging all as BAD is unfair, truly unfair. I met my husband online from Accra, Ghana. A beautiful man and everything I dreamed of, just be smart and be careful. We all have a BRAIN, use it!
eddie 23-Feb-2010 03:16
This is a recommembed way to catch them – ask them for a picture and then tell them they have to get on a web cam so you can see that they are the person that is in the picture. 99% of them will obviously not be able to do this. Also, pay attention to the clothes they wear – expensive clothes and jewelry and furniture sirrounds them and then they say they are poor and need help. One actually sat infront of a rack of about 6 dozen shoes and beautiful furniture and clothes and had their nail done professionally YET sid they needed moeny. WAKE UP PEOPLE – THE POLICE OVER THERE DONT CARE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING
JOHN 21-Feb-2010 22:46
Hi Ray,

Glad to be of help. It is one of the oldest Scams in the Book. It plays on decent peoples emotions, and it works because these people are professionals at what they do.
Can you imagine someone going home to Ghana from Tampa Florida, spending all that Money on an Air Fare, and then asking someone that they have never met for Money for their mothers operation. They also use God a lot in their conversations, but I wonder do they ever think of Karma!! Saying your mother is seriously ill is tempting fate, and how these people can live with themselves beggars belief, but then they are only interested in money, and don’t care what they say to get it.
Tell your brother to get on with his life, and to forget this person, who in any case is probably a ‘Cafe Boy’and not a woman….

In Ghana, even if people are in fact very sick, their extended family is asked to help out, and appeals for people who have no monies for life threating illnesses that require surgery is read on on Ghana TV Stations, and the people there are very charitable, even if its a stranger that they are contributing for.

Stay safe everyone,
Best Regards to all,

JOHN

Ray 21-Feb-2010 15:45
John,
Thank you very much for the comments. My brother said she began hitting him up for money because of the doctor who wanted to be paid up front. I told him not to give any money and that she was most likely not who she said she was. thank you for the advice and I will pass it on. For others on the site, she is going by the name of michelle morrison out of tampa florida who just got to ghana a few days ago to help her sick mother who needs a kidney transplant. i guess the hospitals run differently in ghana, lol.
JOHN 21-Feb-2010 11:55
For Miki,

Well done. You are now aware that you are in contact with a Scammer. Cease all contact with him, and I hope people read your Posting. It is so easy to get ‘sucked’in by Scammers, and the minute these people request money, lap-tops et., they show themselves up what what they are. These Scammers are very innovative, and saying that they are ‘Soldiers’ in Iraq, is now very prevalent with them, and this ploy is used most especially by Scammers in Ghana.
If you are looking for a relationship, stay nearer to home, because its too hard to be sure of peoples motives, especially those that are online from West Africa. Good Luck..

For Ray,

The details that you give are too vague, and it’s not possible to make any observation on your Posting.
However, the fact that you are on this Site means that you have your suspicions about this person. Also, the fact that you or your brother cannot find ‘her’ on AntiScammer Sites, means nothing. Scammers, when they are found out, just ‘change’ the ‘Name’ that they use, and they have numerous Email Addresses.

Finally, as you are probably aware, always be careful when in contact with anyone from West Africa, or indeed from anywhere in the World, because unless you meet the person face to face, it could be anyone that you are talking to.
If this person is a Scammer, sooner or later the requests for Lap Tops, Money etc., will be made. Another Scam is the ‘sick mother’, and in your case the request for money will come in the guise as a request for the ‘mothers’ Doctors Fees, Hospital Fees etc.
This will happen if ‘she’ is a Scammer.
Incidentally, the person may not even be a woman.
So if your brother is patient, he will find out if ‘she’ is a Scammer, if or when these requests are made. If the requests for money are not made, then the person may be genuine, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Hope these comments were of some help,
Regards to all,
JOHN

Miki 21-Feb-2010 02:58
Watch out for Phil Adams. Says he is in based in Iraq but lives in New Jersey. Wants me to send him a laptop with webcam. Almost did, until he have me the address in Accra Ghana. When I question him, he got upset, said had no reason to lie. I have no patience for this.
Ray 20-Feb-2010 21:49
my brother is in contact with a girl who identifies herself as Michelle Morrison and says she is there with her sick mother. I think he is being scammed but he can’t find her name or photo in any anti-scammers database. Has anyone had any contact with a Michelle Morrison in Accra with a sick mother?
JOHN 19-Feb-2010 19:43
For Joel,
Are you aware that the Name that you gave of the ‘woman’ that you are in contact with, ie., ‘Musah Suleman’, is in fact a mans Name?
It is a common Name in Ghana for male Muslims, and indeed it is a common male Muslim name throughout the world!
On reflection, it beats me why someone who is in contact with you, claiming to be a woman, would use a Muslim male name.

I hope you are serious, and not wasting my time. Incidentally, I replied to your query of of concern, and not because you asked to hear from a ‘professional’.
Regards to all,
JOHN

JOHN 19-Feb-2010 18:32
For Joel,

I have just read your Posting, and you have a serious problem.
You say that you saw this girl on Web Cam, and that she is ‘Raven Riley’!!
That is not possible, unless Raven Riley has moved to Accra, Ghana, and has changed her name to ‘Musah Suleman’. In Gods name, surely you do not believe that!! Raven Riley, as you know is a Millionaire Porn Star, from the USA. Thousands of her Photos are downloaded and used by Scammers all over the World, but most especially by Scammers from Ghana.
You have fallen in love with a Photograph, and you are not the first one that this has happened to. The Web Cam appearance was a fake, that is if you saw Raven Riley,and Scammers are experts at doing this. Its quite easy to do this, so I want you to be aware of that.
Have you read all the Postings that I and others have put on this Site in the last year? If not, then you should do so when you read my Posting.
Incidentally, there is a whole Site, called Delphifaq.com, that is all about the tactics and the Photographs that Scammers use, and they are all of Raven Riley. She herself is not a Scammer, but Scammers use her photos all the time to scam people.
You are even talking about moving to Accra, or to Ghana, but that could or would be the biggest mistake that you would ever make in your life!!
What do you know about Ghana? What do you know about this ‘GIRL’ that you are talking to? I am telling you now,if she used those Photos of Raven Riley, then ‘she’ is a scammer. More than likely it is not even a woman that you are talking to, because most of the Scammers in Accra are ‘boys’ or young men!
If you travel to Accra as you say you might, to see this ‘person’ that you are talking to, then you could be in serious danger. I promise you that I know what I am talking about. It is not unknown for people to be kidnapped, robbed or even killed by these Scammers. I know this at first hand, so why in Gods name would you go there to see a person that you know nothing about!! You say you are a father, and a retired military man, well if that is so, why not use your common sense and just think of the danger that you could be putting yourself in, and for what?
Did ‘she’ or ‘he’ invite you to come to Ghana? Well if ‘they’ did, then you are being set up.
I’m sorry if I sound harsh in this Posting, but I am trying to bring you to your senses.
I have been in Ghana on numerous occasions, and I know what I am talking about.
You have been swept off your feet, by Scammers, using stolen Photos of a beautiful woman, and you are not thinking rationally, I promise you that.
I cannot tell you in an easy way that you are being scammed, I just have to tell you bluntly, and to be quite honest, if I did not know how Scammers gain POWER over peoples minds, I would think that your Posting was someone joking, but I know that you are not joking, and that is why I replied!!
If you need further advise, please come back on the Site, and I promise that I will help you.
Maybe C K might see your Posting as well, and he will concur with what I have just said.
Stay safe everyone,
Regards to all,
JOHN

joel 17-Feb-2010 21:31
hello my name is Joel and I have been emailing a women named Musah Suleman from Acfra ,Ghana. I have seen her on web cam and gave two disks full of pictures. She swears she loves me and I know I love her. But I found her through another source as raven rile the porn star. I even saw utube footage. She is the same girl. I still get emails from her and the IP address is in Ghana. Should I trusrt this one and move there?? I need to know from a professional like your self. Her email is adnan.single@yahoo.com If she is real please let me know. Either way I love her with all my heart and being a single dad and a reitered Military guy I cant wait to see her. Please check this out for me-Thankyou Joel
Guest 31-Jan-2010 06:42
hello brian mcmorrow im sorry for using ur page to explain so glad u got it makes people like me c what goes on there i know ghana is a wonderful country and 99 percent of the people are true and honest but that 1 percent makes the rest of the world think different by the way ur pics r great mfg is germen best regards ray
ray from germany 31-Jan-2010 06:34
hi all im ray from germany last year i got got scammed real big (7500 euros) by a woman (gang as ive found out)called amanda rosina apparently 1 of the big 1s in ghana and wherever i traced the ip down to a cafe and informed the local police guess they get there winnings too no help just lies TELL U NOW GUYS U C ANY WHITE LOVELY GIRLS FROM GHANA DONT BELIEVE IT IS 99 PERCENT BLACK AND WHAT WHITE GIRL IS IN DISSTRESS THERE THEY ALL GOT MONEY ive tried to get mine back i know where they are but noone will help its a corupt land getting us hard working people to give our money away sorry a group of gangsters GIVING A COUNTRY A VERY BAD NAME i know there are good people they most dont even have the privlage of internet so BE WARNED THE PICS U C R NOT WHAT UR GETTING JUST AN EMPTY WALLET AND BELIEVE ME THE LOCAL POLICE EARN ON IT TOO tell u all guys and even the women who have been scammed DONT DONT EVER EVER BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY WORK OUT WHATS CHEAPER TO FLY THERE YOURSELF OR GIVE UP UR HARD EARNED MONEY i learnt the hard way because i trusted but today never again sorry all for bothering u with this just wanted those lonley hearts not to break any further and get misstrusted for ever
CK 04-Jan-2010 23:46
In my experiences, often the different IP addresses you find is because there is a gang or network of scammers involved. Most scammers have no idea what an IP is, let alone being clever enough to find and use proxy programs.

For example, the Nigerian that I chased for years from Indonesia had contacts in Hong Kong, Canada, Europe and most of West Africa, including countries not often associated with scammers (Liberia, Niger, Western Sahara). This was more of a network of guys and not the frame work of a traditional gang. A guy in Senegal might contact “Hugo” in Indonesia and tell him he has a job in India. “Hugo” would then contact a friend in India and offer him a split of the job (scam). They would then figure out percentages based on how successful they were.

Then “Hugo” might get one of his Nigerian friends back home to say they got a “wash-wash” job going in Amsterdam and then Hugo would contact somebody in Holland to work with them. Not a gang, just a central guy (Hugo), with a lot of contacts. Hence too a lot of different IP addresses from different parts of the world.

Not like say a gang of 10 guys operating out of a cafe or 2 in downtown Lagos where they all report to one “Oga”.

Git 04-Jan-2010 09:24
John
Well the IP-numbers was from other scammers, not from this Ghana man. I don’t care as he never asked me for money. Have some e-mails from him on hotmail, where I have blocked and erased him since long time. I did when I searched his hotmail address on MySpace and found a woman, which he claimed was his sister. I will not change hotmail address, nobody can add me without approval from me and my profile says almost nothing. I might even hide it.
hh 04-Jan-2010 03:35
hello john
I appreciat .thank you very much
JOHN 03-Jan-2010 16:48
Hello hh,
Just to let you know that I found Amanda Amissah on Delphifaq.com, and also the Photo that she/he was using. He/she was in contact with someone else, and was trying to get $700 from that person, but he was too wise and reported him/her as a Scammer. If you Google the name, it will bring you to that Site, and you will see for yourself. You were so wise to do your “Homework” about him/her, and he/she is a definite Scammer. The Email Address is also on that Site as well. Glad I could help you.#

Hi GIT,

Not suprised that this Scammer has tried to make contact with you again. Thats how they operate. He thinks that the dust has settled now, and can come back to you with some stupid excuses. How in Gods name can you have problems with the Internet for a couple of months?? The “problem” that he had and has, is that he is busy scamming other people!!
The Internet Service in Ghana, while it’s not the best in the World, is very adequate, and I have never known anyone who has had a long term problem like that. I bet it was alright when he was corresponding with you previously, and you will be aware of that!!
It’s the New Year GIT, and you did right by erasing your Yahoo Account, because he will never be able to contact you on it again, and good riddance to him. One day he will answer for what he put you thru, but that will be his problem. You are aware of the old proverb “What goes around, comes around”, and that is the Law of Karma, and also of nature, so leave him in the hands of the Higher Power, and continue on your road to recovery.
Just makes you wonder if he was using a gang, with all the Proxy Addresses, or if he was trying to cove his tracks. In any case, it really doesn’t matter now, as you have erased him for good.

Thank you for your kind wishes, and I hope that your New Year will bring you closure, once and for all, and that good things happen for you in the year ahead.
Good luck to all on the Site,
Stay Safe,
Regards,
JOHN

Git 03-Jan-2010 10:13
John
Yesterday I found an e-mail from the guy in Ghana, with New Year greetings. He also wrote that he have had problems with internet. I finally decided to erase my yahoo-account. And of course I didn’t answer. Looked through and copied all relevant IP-numbers into a document. It amazed me that sometimes they were from Nigeria and sometimes they used proxy-servers from different countries. It makes me wonder if I have talked with the same person on each e-mail address or if it was a whole group? Never mind, I am out of yahoo now.
Hope that your New Year has started in a good way.

hh
I am glad that I could help!

JOHN 31-Dec-2009 12:01
Hi C K.,

Great to have you back on the Site, and that you are sounding like your old self again, after that bad episode of migraine.
It sounds better when someone with your experience backs me up, when I advise people, as people may think that I could be wrong when I advise them on my own. You know as I do C K., that when you know what you are looking for, that it is easy to spot a Scammer.
My one piece of advice for people who are looking for a “Soulmate”, or for friendship on the Internet is to be aware of the “Signs” that signify a Scammer.
If people don’t know what to look for, or be aware of, then just read the Postings by C K., GIT, Stephanie, Fakers2go, and myself, and you will then be forearmed!!
It is so easy to fall for these Scammers, who are experts at what they do, and the emotional and financial turmoil that follows when people realize that they are being Scammed can be devastating.

Just some points to remember about Scammers.
99% of SCAMS are carried out by YOUNG BOYS IN INTERNET CAFES.
They use stolen Photos of White Female, and Male Models to lure their Victims. Just think about it for a minute. Most of these Scams originate in West Africa, especially from Nigeria and Ghana. Now the Population of these Countries is made up predominately of Black people, after all it is Africa, and yet the amount of people who fall for the Photos of White Models is staggering.
Scamming is big business in these Countries, and it is nearly beyond belief to find out that about 2 Billion Dollars is STOLEN by these Scammers, in Sweetheart Scams, each year.
This figure does not include Monies that are Scammed from the rest of the World, especially from England, Norway, Australia, Germany, and from many other Countries.
It’s very serious, because people have been taken in by these Scams, and I know one person in America who lost all his Money, and even had to sell his house to pay off his debts.
People have even committed suicide after finding out that they have been Scammed, so it is not something to mess around with.

I would go so far as to say that unless people are aware of all the dangers of SCAMMMING, then they should not be in contact with anyone from West Africa in particular. First they should get educated on how to spot a Scammer, and at least then they would not be as likely to fall for these Scams.

To hh,
Delighted that you took my advice. You are a wise man, and you will be now aware of these Scams. You have saved yourself a lot of hassle, and you are lucky that you did research before you fell for this Scammmer.
You will find someone, but not in WEST AFRICA!!
Sorry if I sound like I am preaching, but please listen to what I have just said. Both C K., and I know what we are talking about, and we take Scamming very seriously, that’s why we offer advice to people on this Site.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year,
Please be careful,
Stay Safe,
JOHN

hh 30-Dec-2009 22:52
hi
and thankx Git
hh 30-Dec-2009 22:51
To John

thank you so much ,i followed your advice and stoped that Ridiculous
thank you again

CK 30-Dec-2009 22:21
For everybody that has been asking questions the past week, John has pretty much hit everything on the head and I agree with his observations 100%. Especially now with Guest and the girl from Ghana now asking for him to pay her internet connection. What happened to her Uncle? No friends or family?

When somebody who claims they are overseas says something has happened (back operation, internet needs connecting, etc etc) how is it that the only person that come to their rescue is the love interest they have only known a few weeks? Where is the family at? Long time friends? Company that employ’s the worker?

I’m truly amused at the scammer in Connie’s story. He says he is doing renovations for the vice president’s compound, falls off a scaffold there and needs Connie to pay for this guy’s back operation? What the Vice President is not going to offer up any cash to help somebody injured working on his compound? Where is his company that he works for? I’m sure he wasn’t just freelancing it? If it was his company, then why doesn’t he contact one of his employees to pay the money. He’s there from Florida, but nobody accepts credit cards, so what is he paying his way there with? Gold bars?

I’m not making fun of Connie, but rather the story her scammer is trying to fool her with. There are more holes in that story than in a slice of Swiss cheese that the mice have already had a meal with, LOL.

CK 30-Dec-2009 21:53
Hi Everybody,

I hope everybody had a great Christmas (for those that celebrate it). Sorry for my absence, just too much going on at the moment. I’ll be back in a bit to catch up as I can see there has been quite a few posts the past few days.

JOHN 30-Dec-2009 11:36
Hi GIT,

Wishing you a Happy New Year as well. Of couse you are angry at the loss of all that money, and also the fact that you were betrayed by someone. We would all feel the same way if it happened to us.
However, time will heal the wounds, and thank God that you found out that this person was a Scammer, as your whole life could have been ruined.
It was a very unselfish act for you to come on this Site to warn that person about Scammers, and just shows that you still care for people. A lot of people who were thru the bad experience that you had would still be feeling too sorry for themselves to even bother to help other people.
With the coming of the New Year, we will all try to put the bad things that happened to us in the past behind us, and try to meet the coming New Year with renewed hope, that good things will happen for us!
None of us can change the past, it’s gone forever, but we can change our future, by making sure that we do not make the same mistakes again, amd to advise people not to make that same mistakes that we made. If we do that,then it’s a sign that we are moving forward.
There is not a person on Earth who has not made a mistake, but it is how we deal with these mistakes that can either make us or break us. After all we are only human.

GIT, I do wish you well in your life, and I know that things will work out for you, so keep up what you are doing, and soon this experience will fadee somewhat, and will just seem like a bad nightmare.
Happy New Year to everyone, and hope all your Dreams come thru.
Stay Safe,
Regards,
JOHN

JOHN 30-Dec-2009 11:15
Hi Guest,

Regarding Amanda Amissah, YES He/She is a Scammer. Don’t doubt this for even one minute.
You are in contact with a Black Man/Boy, and that person will ROB you blind.
Just to let you know that these people steal the Photos of Models from Sites, and use them for Scamming.
As GIT said to you, there are very few White Girls in Accra Ghana, and of those that are there I can assure you that they are too well off financially to bother about Scamming people.
Most are business people,Students in Universities, work in Embassys there, or in Ghana working for various Charities.
They would neither have the time nor the inclination to Scam people!!
Also, this person has already asked you for money, and therefore is a definite SCAMMER!!
No decent person will ask a stranger for money on the Internet!! Just think about it!! Would you ask someone for money over the Internet?? Only Scammers do that, especailly those from West Africa.
Why not put her Photo on a Scammers Site, and I guarantee you that it will turn out to be a model.
Just Google “Scammers In Accra”, and you will see all the Sites that deal with Scammers, and the Photos that they use, over and over again!! One in particular that is used often is of the Porn Star Raven Riley, whose Photos are stolen without her knowledge.
You can just put her Photo on the Scammers Sites, like Delphifaq, and see what turns up!!
Also, Amissah is a popular Ghanian surname.
Also, how did she/he make contact with you? I guarantee you that she/he contacted you from a Dating Site, saying that they liked your Profile, saying Age doesn’t matter, colour doesn’t matter etc., etc. These Scammers use these Dating Sites to harvest Names, Email Addresses, and contact 100’s of people this way!
Chances are that you are in contact with a Boy in an Internet Cafe in Accra, who is a definite Scammer.Thats how they make their money!
Just ask yourself this question: If this White Person looks so beautiful, do you think that such a person would have to use the Internet to find a man!! I don’t think so!

Also, they will usually say that they are 23 or 24 Years of Age, 5 feet 7 inches tall, no children, no boyfriend, have been treted badly by boyfriends in the past, etc., to make themselves sound attractive, and to make you feel sorry for them. This is playing on your emotions.
Also,remember that it’s the Photo that is attracting you, because these “boys” are good at what they do!!
My advice to you is to stop all contact with this “person”, or you will regret it for the rest of your life if you don’t!!
I have been in Accra on numerous occasions, and seen, and know how these Scammers operate, so please listen to what I have to say.Don’t be fooled by a stolen PHOTOGRAPH, because you have too much to lose.
Hope you take my advice, and do come back to this Site if you need more help!!
Stay Safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN

Git 30-Dec-2009 09:02
Hi Stephanie and John
I am okay but still angry about the money. That feeling will remain until I have been able to pay back what I lost.
Christmas has been fine, we even had some snow on Christmas Eve – which is not common – even if it rained away the days after. Now it seems to get cold again.
I wish you all a Happy New Year and a much better 2010.
Git 30-Dec-2009 08:56
To guest
She sounds like a scammer. Especially if she ask you for money and show a model picture. How many white girls live in Ghana? Probably not so many, especially not if she looks like a model and could be working elsewhere in the world.
Guest 30-Dec-2009 03:23
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i want to aske if you knew some one talld me here name is Amanda Amissah
frome Ghana ,Accra. She asked mony from me and send me her pictures she is beautiful white girl,she look like model
JOHN 28-Dec-2009 16:15
Hi Stephanie,

Great to hear from you. I am so happy that you sound so good. It just proves that a negative experience can turn into something very positive. Congratulations on the great work that you are doing.
I hope that other people who visit this Site can take solace from your words, that while it is a very bad experience to be scammed, that time and a positive outlook can overcome adversity.
Soon we will all be in a New Year, and hope springs eternal for us all. As long as we try to live our lives as best that we can, then our future is in the hands of a Power greater than us, and knowing that, fear should leave our lives.
Hope that C K., and GIT are fine, and I wish you all the best for the New Year.
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN

Stephanie 28-Dec-2009 05:30
Hello CK, John and Git:)
Wow! Can it be past Christmas already? It’s been quite sometime since I last read these posts. Guess I am finally moving on with my life. I was so stoked to see the nice Holiday wishes from all of you. Thanks bunches for thinking of me. Emailing, sending care packages and writing letters to the deployed troops has taken up much of my time. It feels so good to be past the sadness of being scammed. Git how are you doing? It seems better each time I read your posts. You are so correct in saying that with Christmas brings the hope of new beginnings. Life is made up of seasons. I am moving past the season of being scammed and into a new season filled with the hope of a real and lasting love. Take care John and CK. Wishing you the best as you forge onward in your good works to all who have fallen victim of these scammers. I will always have the deepest respect for your good works and advice. You saved my life!
Happy New Year to all
Hugs and smiles
Stephanie
JOHN 24-Dec-2009 11:30
Many Happy returns GIT, and hope you enjoy Chrisrmas as well.
Also Happy Christmas to C K., and Stephanie, and all on this Site.
Hope that the New Year will see all your wishes come true.
Stay Safe,
Regards,
JOHN
Git 24-Dec-2009 09:02
Merry Christmas John, CK, Stephanie and everybody else on this forum. In my country Christmas starts today at Christmas Evening.
guest 20-Dec-2009 17:46
You asked for more details Unique Travel Emmanuael Antwi and watch out for Mercy Nsiah and a mixed race person calling themselves Kanita Rahman. Thanks for your help made life much easier
JOHN 20-Dec-2009 15:41
For GUEST OF 20th Dec., @ 13.33.
Hi, Just to let you know that nearly all the Internet Cafes in Accra do have Web Cam.
The CAFE scene in Accra is big Business, and they are as up to date as most Western Countries. Maybe not as comfortable, but none the less they have all the Technology that you would get in Modern Cafes.
Incidentally the details that you gave about that Scammer are very vague.
If you want to warn people, and you are sure that they are Scammers, Post full details. It may be of great help to other people who visit this Site.
Hope you are well C K., and that GIT and Stephanie are well.
It’s the start of the Holiday period now, but the fight against Scammers must go on, because they do not take Holidays.
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN
JOHN 20-Dec-2009 15:22
For Conniehg,
Hi Connie,
Sorry to tell you, but he is a Scammer. Anyway you know that yourself. Just be careful that you do not allow your emotions to overrule your head.
I hope that you have not sent this person any of the money that he asked for.
You may think that it is “Dennis Anderson”, but even if that is his name, does it make him any less of a Scammer.
More than likely you are in contact with a “boy” in a Cafe somewhere bin Accra.
These people are good, I promise you, as this is how they make their “living”, by robbing people, and they have no Morals or Scruples at all. They will tell you anything that they think that you want to hear, so that they can play on your emotions!!
You say that this “guy” says that he is from Florida. Well, why not quiz him about Florida, and I bet that he will be very scetchy.
For instance, just out of the blue, ask him the Name of the Airport there. I guarantee that he will hesitate.
Anyway Connie, it’s you who have to make your mind up that he is a Scammer, and just let him go. Otherwise you will be sorry for a long time to come, not just because of the loss of money but also because of the emotional turmoil that this person can put you thru.

By the way, there is a Switchback Road, Cantoment, Accra, but no Doku Hospital. Check it out for yourself. Here are the Phone No’s for the Ministry of Health, that you can ring, and ask them about the existance of this Hospital. The No’s are +233-21-684208 & +233-21-684256. Email info@moh-ghana.org. Tell them you have a relation there that you are trying to contact, and they will clarify the existance or non existance of this Hospital.
Also, Visa Cards are accepted in most good Restaurants and Hotels in Accra, and you can also use them on most of the ATM’s that are in the Banks of Accra. It can be a lot safer than carrying money.
Also, it sounds strange to me that a person with a serious injury to his back can continue to correspond with you. He would also be on severe pain killers as well, so he must sound drowsey as well on the phone, and if he is Emailing you, how in Gods Name has he access to a Lap Top or Computer??? Any Doctor would not allow him to do this!!
Be carefull of his next move which will be to say that he wants you to talk to his “Doctor”, who will say that he needs the Operation and that Money for it.
This of coursr will be a friend of his, and not a Doctor.

Connie, this “guy” is a Scammer, so before it’s too late, break off all contact with him, and also read other Stories on this Site by ladies on this Site, who have been scammed. Not a nice feeling to know that someone has betrayed you, and takes time to get over.
Keep me Posted, and I will help you as much as I can,
Stay safe everyone,
Regards to all,
JOHN

Guest 20-Dec-2009 13:33
wow great site want to warn people of a fellow last name Antwi at the unque traqvel agency, for sure part of a ring, also can you tell me if the internet cafe’s in Ghana have webcams? I would think they would but my friend says none of them do. could you tell me the name of a couple so I can check this person’s story again thanks for sharing everyone. Also may I ad to this whole thing any shots you get, check them out seems to me even the more intimate ones are in the same building lol just something my buddies and I have noticed
Conniehg 19-Dec-2009 23:48
Hi All, Thanks so much for your input. I am disappointed that this is probably a scam. I so wanted it to be ‘real’. Anyway, I told Dennis Anderson that I had to borrow money from a friend to send him the $1500. he requested for the hospital. Also needed the name of the hospital, the street it is on and his room number. He supplied same. Is it possible with that info, that one of you would know if this ‘private’ hospital exists?
He says it is Doku General Hospital. Street: 2nd switchback road cantonment Accra. Room Number Ward 2.
I asked why he didn’t have insurance and he said it was because it is a renovation and not newly built. I know that that is hogwash in the USA. But he keeps saying he is in a 3rd world country. I asked about credit cards. He says not even the restaurants take them. They are not familiar with credit cards.
I thought internet dating had great potential but it sure has a lot of problems also!
Wishing all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year and I appreciate any info on the above Hospital address that Dennis supplied.
Connie
JOHN 19-Dec-2009 18:36
To GUEST #2,
Hi, I am beginning to think that she is a Scammer. Asking for Money for the Internet connection is only going to be the beginning, as you already said that you had sent her Money to buy Credit for the Cell Phone.
Genuine people do not ask people whom they have met over the Internet for Money, but Scammers do, and nothing can change that fact.
Also,when you called her bluff, regarding getting someone to meet her, well you have just told us what she said!! If she had nothing to hide, then she would have agreed to that!

Meet her on Web Cam, but I will say that some problem will arise, like that you will not be able to see her properly or something like that, and if she does “appear” on Web Cam, well ask her a question that only she could know the answer to. Any hesitation, and you will quicly realize that you have a definite problem.
Based on my experience, I think that she is a Scammer, as all the signs are begining to appear!!
Why did she not remove her Profile on the other Site?? There is something very suspicious about that. If she was serious about you, well then she would have removed it immediately that you asked her, and you are right when you say that she can hideher activity on that Site, plus the fact that you cannot watch that Site all day!!

You have to be honest with truthful with yourself, and ask yourself if you are making too many excuses and are overlooking too many things that do not appear to be right.
If you continue on with her, you will become emotionally involved, and you will do things that your head tells you is wrong. Unfortunately, when people get involved in that way, they behave in an irrational way, as the other person will use that emotional tie that you have to take advantage of you.
I can tell you from now till doomsday that she is a Scammer, but its you who have to believe that, and not me……..Remember, you can wind up getting very hurt by this girl, so you have to be fair to yourself as well.
I have given you the best advice that I can, so now it’s up to you.

You seem like a nice person, so maybe it’s time for you to move on, because as I said before it seems that you have more questions than answers regarding this girl.
Do come back with an update, and be careful.

I wish you a nice Holiday at Christmas, and when you have that break,ask yourself some serios qustions regarding this girl.
Bye for now.
Best Regards to all,
Stay safe,
JOHN

Guest #2 19-Dec-2009 12:05
John/CK,

To add to the comment below…I said I had a friend that knew someone there was a bluff to see if they would accept meeting someone else that could actually see her. I don’t know if it proves anything or not, but I was just trying to use everything to see if she is real. When I ask for your thoughts…With her asking for money to assist with her internet connection, do you know beleive she is a scammer. And she did not remove her other profile, but there has been no activity, but I know you can make your actions invisible to hide your activity against the profile. Your thoughts??

Guest #2 19-Dec-2009 00:49
Hi HJohn/CK,

I want to say again …Thank You for you for inpout, It has been valuable. John, you were right she asked for money to reconnect her internet. Correct me if I am wrong, I do beleive she is a scammer now. I will tell you something I did do when she asked for money…I told I had a friend that knew someone there I could get to meet her with the money, but she quickly moved away from that idea. She do want to hookup by webcam this weekend. Your thoughts John & CK

fakers2go 18-Dec-2009 18:50
Hi, Conniehg. I live in Accra and have never heard of Doku Hospital. Ask him where in Accra it is if you really want to. But it’s clearly a scam. Also, why would someone from the USA be doing manual labour in Ghana?
JOHN 16-Dec-2009 11:02
To Conniehg,

Hello. Just read your Posting.
To the best of my knowledge, there is not a Hospital in Accra called Doku Hospital.
Doku is a fairly common surname in Ghana.
The 2 main Hospitals would be Korle-Bu Hospital, or Military Hospital at 37, Accra.
I cannot give you much advice as you do not give enough detail, but the golden Rule is that you never send MONEY to anyone that you have never met in person.
A few observations; It seems strange to me that a person who is in charge of the “renovation of the Vice Presidents House” for 2 Months would not have any money, especially if he is from Florida. Common sense would say that anyone who is in an African Country would have sufficent Money to cover the lenght of stay there.
Also, he was “working” there, so what did he do with his Salary? Foreigners would nearly always keep an amount of Money aside, to cover an emergency such as this!
If he has Credit Cards, or Debit Cards, there is usually a facilty with them to cover such emergencies.
Also, most reputable “Builders” would have General Insurance to cover this as well
You can find most of the Hospitals in Accra or Ghana listed in Wikipidia.org.

Sorry that I cannot be of any more help at this stage, for the reason stated.

Stay safe everyone,
Best Regards,
JOHN

frankiers 16-Dec-2009 10:38
Hi, Conniehg. I´m sure it´s a scam. “Money for hospital” means “money for scammer to buy new cell phones, more jewelry and clubbing time”.
Try to google his email address and see what comes up.
Conniehg 15-Dec-2009 21:51
Hi – just found your site and wonder if someone can help. I’ve been in touch with ‘Dennis Anderson’ since last May. He is doing renovations for the vice president’s compound in Accra, Ghana. In charge of the project and supposedly lives in Florida. Never asked for money but this morning fell off a scaffold, was unconscience, brought to ‘General’ Hospial (Doku Hospital?). Now he needs a back operation but first the hospital needs $1500. down payment. Sounds fishy. Dennis is out of money and is supposed to fly back next week. Already asked how he can fly only days after an operation. Is there advice for me out there? Dennis would like the money by tomorrow am so he can have the operation. I am not sending it. Need to know if there is such a hospital. Or would somebody know if the Vice pres had major (2 month long) renovation on his home? Thanks for any help or advice.
Guest #2 15-Dec-2009 03:30
Hey John,

Yes she has asked about coming here, But I ask her to let me come there first just to see what she would say. I felt if she made excuses for me not coming there, that would be a red flag. I found the profile as accidentally searching and approached her with what I found after a few days. John, you make a good point…she could easily have the Adminstrator close it down…I will check to see over the next couple of days. John, you are also right..I don’t know if this make a difference, but I notice the login time for the other profile does not match Ghana time. The time zone it come from is 1 hour difference. The time show when they log out of the system. John, again thanks for being the devil’s advocate, I appreciate it. The last thing I want to do it waste time with someone that is not geniune.

JOHN 15-Dec-2009 00:58
Hi GUEST #2,

Just saw your Posting.
Firstly, yes there are Agencies that would check this lady out for you, but if they confirm that she is the person in the Photos, and that she is residing at the Address that she gave you, where do you go from there? The only other thing that they could check for you is that she does not apppear on any Official Police Files in Ghana, as the Ghanaian Police do have Lists of people who have “Criminal Records”, and they can be accessed for a Fee.
It would be very expensive to carry out a search by them into her private life, as it would mean that they would have to do surveillance on her for a while, to find out if she is in a “Partership” with anyone else, lets say the person who is supposed to be her “Uncle” etc. They could also find out where she goes, and what she does in her spare time etc., as well, but would it really be worth it??
Remember what I said about getting a Visa for her to travel outside of Ghana? Has she discussedd that with you at all? As I told you, it is a long and tedious procedure, with no guarantee that she would even get one, and what would you do then?.
As C K., said, this lady could be genuine, but a few new things have entered the equasion now, that have you worried as well!!

I for one would be worried about the fact that she is on other Sites, although she is trying to explain that away by saying that her Photos were stolen in a Cafe!!
That could have happened, but if it did, then she was very careless, as she would be aware, like most girls in Ghana, that the Cafes that she was in are full of Scammers, and why would she save her Photo on a Public Computer?? If she was sending a Photo in a Cafe, then she would just scan it, take BACK the Photo, and make sure that it was not copied, so that no one else could use it for SCAMMING!!
Also, how would they access her PROFILE??
No one using an Internet Cafe in Ghana would save a Profile on a Public Computer, as they are almost all aware that it could be used for the wrong reasons!!
You did say that she is 36 years of age, and do you think that a girl of that age would be so naive as to do something like that?

Also, if she was aware that her Photos were on other Sites, why did she not ask to have them removed by the Administrator of those Sites?? Why leave them there?? Also, how did she become aware that they were on these Sites?? Did she find out herself, or did someone tell her??

I hate to say this, but it now seems that you have more questions than answers, and also, you have to ask yourself as to how can she afford to have expensive jewellery, a Computer, the Internet,nice furniture, and then at the same time tell you that she has little or no money??

I wonder is the fact that he told you that her Internet is now cut off the first approach to asking for money to get it connected, and that could then lead to more requests for money!

You can buy a second hand Phone very cheap in Ghana, and I am sure her “Uncle” would also have had his old Phone, after he purched the one that he has now, so why did he not give her that old phone??

I know that I have been “the Devils Advocate” with all the things that I have just said, but I have to be truthful and say it as I see it myself!!
You have a lot to think about, and I hope that I was of help to you, as the last thing that I want to see happening to you, is that you are being lied to!! Yiu could be very hurt by all of this, but knowing Ghana as I do, you can never be too careful.
Finally you have to ask yourself this question, where is all this going to lead to, and is it worth it!! Only you can answer that, but do be very careful!!

I wish you a nice peaceful Christmas, and please let me know how things work out for you.
Also,I do hope that C K., is well enouhh to answer you as well…..
Bye for now,
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN

Guest #2 14-Dec-2009 23:34
Hi John & CK,

Again, Thank you for all the valuable information. I have not talked with the lady in Accra much recently because she said her internet which was very expensive was disconneted. However, I did ask about the cell phone and I did receive some photo’s of her. On the cell phone, she says she cannot afford it right now. The photo’s are her and some of are the same ones she emailed me….but because of all the technology, I don’t know whether they are legitimate or not.

One more thing…I did ask her about the other profile on another site(It turned out to be several sites with the same photo and information. She claims she had some photo’s stolen some time ago when she used an internet cafe and that is why she got her internet at home. It is something that just don’t add up with her…If it is a poor country and she says her finances are tight, in her pictures she has a nice computer and wear nice jewery(Her uncle is a jeweler), and I beleive her furniture could be leather…not sure. Question for you guys…I know there are agencies that will check out people for their true ID, basic address, work, etc. Do you guys think it is worth it.

JOHN 14-Dec-2009 10:46
Hi GIT,
Thank you for your nice greeting, and I wish you a Happy Christmas as well.
Also, as we are soon heading into the New Year, I wish you all the best for 2010 as well. The beauty of a New Year is that we can leave all of the bad things that happened behind us, and start the New Year with hope of good things to come, and let the past bury the past.

To C K.,
I hope that you are feeling a lot better, as we approach the Christmas Holiday, and that you will enjoy the break. I also wish you the all the best for the New Year, and look forward to your help again in 2010. Thanks again for all your invaluable help in the past, and for the excellent advice that you gave to people who visit this Site.
Also, I hope that you will soon be back to full help.

To Stephanie,
I wish you a Happy Christmas, and all the best for the New Year. Hope that all your dreams will come thru in 2010.
We can all endevor to leave the mistakes that we made in the past behind us, and face into the New Year with new hope.
For now I would like to wish everyone who visited this Site a Happy Christmas, and a lovely New Year.
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN

Git 14-Dec-2009 07:19
John, CK and Stephanie
As it is soon Christmas I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
JOHN 05-Dec-2009 18:56
Hi C K., & Guest #2,
C K., it’s great to hear from you.
Sorry that the Migraine is still persisting, and it was good of you to come on the Site sufering from it, but hopefully you will get better after being with your Doctor. More than likely you have self diagnosed the cause, and if you add stress into the scenario, coupled with what you also stated, then more than likely these are the reasons.
If one of us is missing, then the other will continue on the Site, and I do again wish you a speedy recovery.
Guest #2,
Regarding how women are treated in Ghana, I suppose you must understand that it is Africa, and it is a different culture, but in the main women are treated no more differenly than in the rest of the world. I will agree that women in isolated Ares of Ghana, like those in the many villages that are there, could be treated differenly, as the man is regarded as the Head of the Family, and he does command respect. However, in the Cities, like Accra and Kumasi, and Tema, the women are fairly independent, much like Western Women, except maybe a lot are not as sreet wise.
Also, like in any 3rd World Country, Ghana is a poor Country, and the standard of living is not very good, and Money is scarce, but it never ceases to amaze me to see how Families there place so much emphasis on getting their children the best possible education, despite all the sacrifices that they would have to make.
With conditions like this, i e., the poverty that is in Ghana, is it any wonder that people will try to get a better life for themselves, and that is why they have no problems leaving Ghana, if they can have a better life abroad. Also,Ghanaians are a very gentle, and respectful people, in the main, in my estimation.
Regarding down the line, it is not very easy for a Ghanaian, who has no ties outside of Ghana to get a Visa. Be aware that it is a long ardous proceedure, and is not just a matter of going to an Embassy and being handed one. More so now, since the economic downturn.
The positive thing for you is that she has seems to have given you her own Photo, and seems to have not pretened to be someone else.
However, I would still wonder about why she is still on a dating Site? Did she tell you about that? Maybe she was still keeping her options open!! That worries me a little, and also that some of the things on her profile are not the same as she told you.
Like C K., the “Uncle” bit wories me. I would hope that it is not a boyfriend who is using her to set you up, which is a practice that is widely used by Scammers.
It is a practice wherby the Scammer will actually pay the girl to talk to a potential victim, especially if she has good English, so bear that in mind. As C K., has told you, it is a ploy that can be used to “soften” you up, before the requests for money are made, and they can wait a long time to actually request this money, because these type of Scammers will often be talking to a number of people at the same time, and getting money from others while they wait to ask you for money or “Gifts”.
Also, did you ever ask her why she has not got a Cell Phone?
Again I say that it very unusual for a woman of 36 years of age in Ghana not to have one, especially if she is on dating Sites. So try and find out the reason, and see if it makes sense to you.
Like C K., I am not paranoid, but I would say again, tread very carefully, until you are absolutely sure of this girl, because it is very easy to be swept off your feet, and then your reasoning will be affected, and you may do something that you will regret for the rest of your life.
Keep in contact, and stay safe,
Regards to all,
JOHN
CK 05-Dec-2009 17:57
Hi Guest #2,

I would have to defer to John on how women are treated there. The story she has presented sounds innocent enough on the surface. Well I’m glad that at least you are proceeding in a cautious manner and you are prepared and watching out for what develops. You are correct when you mention the old saying….”if it’s too good to be true…”

Love scammers often lift their pictures from online modeling sites where portfolios are often listed. Though they can lift pictures from other websites of ordinary looking people who just happened to list their own personal pix, family albums, etc.

Keep us updated and I for one actually hope that you have a sincere, honest girl there. It would be nice to know that not all dating sites are filled with crooks.

Guest #2 05-Dec-2009 16:20
CK,

I have run her pictures through gogle and a picture search website for scammers and it has come bach negative. I did goggle her address and it did come up, but I could not tell whether she lived at the address or not. I have ran her name through search engines and it has come back negative….The reason I am asking questions and playing it safe is because of many of the things you guys have shared with me….and I have to wonder if it is too good to be true (I mean she is attractive and very grounded in our chats). I don’t think she is a model type…her looks could be that of a model, but she has a medium frame, maybe too large for a model.

Thanks again

Guest #2 05-Dec-2009 16:13
Hi John & CK,

Thanks again for your valuable input.. Let clarify one thing on her wanting me to come to Ghana after 2 months…She wanted to come to the US after we got to know each other better; so I figures I would pay for the trip at that time in the future…I had already read about Scammers wanted someone to get a ticket for them and they never hear from the person again…So I reversed psychology and ask her if I could come there to see if she would be hesitant and give me a lot of excuses…She did agree to me coming there in the future…Sorry for not being clear. I do agree that the thing with the Uncle’s phone seem a little strange.

John, I think you asked if she was white or black (she is black. However, since my posted comment yesterday, I did find a profile of her on a Ghana Singles website. After reading her profile, for the most part everything we have discussed in our chats vs what’s in her profile are the same…there are a couple of things that are diff from what she told me and I will confront her with the next time we chat… The picture on the profile is the same as one she sent to me.

Let make a statement and then ask a question…The reason she is looking for a mate abroad is because she feel most of the men there are liers and they can’t be trusted & they don’t treat women equal in a lot of cases. She has had a number of bad experiences and she is feed up with the dating scene there. Her best friend recently left Ghana to go with a partner she met online and things worked out for the two of them…Is there any truth to what she says about how women are treated there?

Thanks again for your input. It is valuable.

CK 05-Dec-2009 15:05
Hi Everbody,

John, Git and Stephanie, thank you for the well wishes, some days are good, some not so good, will be going to the doctor soon to see what he says. I think it has to do a lot with my work schedule and getting little sleep on my work days and then too much sleep and caffeine withdrawl on my days off.

Guest #2, thank you for your updates and John pretty much said everything I would have said. The bit about having you fly out to Ghana so fast and talking to the Uncle bothers me though. The girl in the pictures could be working with the “Uncle” in an effort to lure you to Ghana. Be aware also that people have been kidnapped and held for ransom in the past too upon traveling to Africa, though that’s more of an issue in Nigeria.

However, with the proximity of Nigeria to Ghana, it would not be beyond Nigerians to set up a kidnapping scheme by having you fly to Ghana, meet you there at the airport and then drive you out of the country. I know they will travel out of Nigeria to Ghana because I baited a gang a few years ago where they pretended to be Govt officials at the Central Bank of Nigeria and they wanted me to fly to Ghana and meet them there for official business. Of course I knew if I traveled there for real, I would most likely never be seen again.

It’s just another scenario to beware of. Like John, I really don’t want to seem like a very paranoid person trying to scare you, but from my years of dealing with scammers, you have to really, really be prepared. This seems rushed on their part. Has the girl already expressed very strong feelings for you?

I’ll be checking in often as possible and I hope this is not a case of scammers. Take care John, Git, Stephanie and everybody else reading and hoping you all have a wonderful holiday in the event one of us is off the boards for a while to respond.

JOHN 05-Dec-2009 12:23
Hi GUEST #2,
Good to hear from you. I think that you are on the right track now. At least she is agreeing to do what you suggest. However, when she comes on WebCam, remember what I did tell you. Please remember to ask her a question that only both you and she will know the answer to, and then observe on WebCam exactly what happens. If you see anything strange, like a long delay in answering, or that it appears that she is conferring with someone else, when you ask that question, well then you will know that something is amiss.
Also be careful about the Photos, because if the person is “working” with an acclomplice, she will have the Photos taken for you, but what will that really prove?

By the way,is she a native Ghanaian, or is she white?

The reason for this is that in the majority of cases, scammers use Photos of white models, and if she has been truthful with you from day one, well then she will have sent you real Photos of herself.
I know that you may think that it not nice to so suspicious, but believe me, it will pay off for you in the end, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The girl may be sincere, but do please tread carefully, because you do not want to wind up getting hurt in more ways than one,and there is nothing wrong with you taking all these precautions.

I do really wish you well, and please do come back, and let me know how things are progressing.

Take care everyone,
Stay Safe,
Regards,
JOHN

Guest#2 05-Dec-2009 11:32
John,

Thank you very unch for your advice and input. And yes, I have asked for: 1) Hoer to send me several hardcopies of the same pictures she emailed to me and to take some pictures at several designated sites that I researched. I have asked the next time we chat, it be by webcam and she agreed. I will keep you posted & thanks again for your advice.

JOHN 04-Dec-2009 23:13
For GUEST #2,
Good to see you back on the Site again, and that you are looking for advise. Some people just rush in, and then it is too late.
What I find strange is that this lady is inviting you to Ghana after only talking to you for just 2 Months!! I also find it strange that she has not got her own Cell (Mobile) Phone, and that she now wants you to talk to her “Uncle”. What would you talk to him about, if indeed it is her Uncle? As C K., said this could be a ploy, that is talking to her Uncle, for you to lower your guard, and not be suspicious of being set up by them, so that they can Scam you. Be very careful, because I sense that something is not right here.
Be very careful about going to Ghana, because it is a fact that people have been met at Kotoka Airport in Accra, (People who were invited there),by their “Lovers”, “Business Partners”, etc., who they thought were genuine people, then brought away from there, robbed, beaten up, and left in some God forsaken place, and the people who were responsible for this were never tracked down, as the Addresses, Photo’s, etc., were all false. The Police will not be of much help to you in finding them, and indeed, you may even have to get Money sent to you to pay them as well, but in most instances it will be to no avail!!
Indeed, if you Google the Gananian Daily Graphic Newspaper today, you will see where a Lady travelled to Acrra, from London, to appear in Court there, to tesify against her “Husband”, who happens to be a Ghanaian Pastor, but who was already married. She was introduced to him by a Ghanaian “Friend” in London, and after going to Ghana, she had a whirwind romance with him, married him, and gave him over £11,000 (nearly $20,000) to mind for her, and after she went back to London on business, he tried to disappear out of her life, money and all. So strange things happen to people, when they get involed with people that they do not really know!! Especially when that person lives in a different Country, with different sets of Values, and from a completely different Culture.

Regarding getting someone to do a background search for you, that is a hard thing to get done!! It would be impossible, unless you are sure that you have the right Photo, the right Address, etc., and it would cost you money. Even if they found out that she existed, how would they find out about her past??

You will have to think long and hard about this, and I did ask you before to ask yourself a lot of questions, which you should read again, in my Posting to you a short time ago.
Did she appear on WebCam, like I asked you to get her to do? Did you ask her to take the Photo like C K., advised you to ask her to do?.
These are my observations, and I had to be truthful in what I say to you, because this is a serious matter, and it is not meant to hurt you in any way, rather to get you to think about all this, from someone elses point of view.
Hopefully C K., is well enough to give you his advise as well, and that he will read this soon.
Also, perhaps FAKERS2GO will answer you as well, and remember that he lives in Ghana, so please pay attention gto any advise that he may give as well.

Nothing else comes to mind at this time, but I do wish you well, and do come back to this Site with any updates or queries.
Regards to all, and hope you are getting better C K.,
Stay Safe everyone,
JOHN

Guest #2 04-Dec-2009 19:55
John & CK,

This is Guest #2 & thank you for your input. This lady is 36 yrs old and she has given me her address and invited me for a visit. I ask her to send me a hardcopy of a photo by mail(my PO Box) and I am awaiting that photo. She ask me to call her uncle to get to know him…but I know tht can be anyone on the phone. Are the people that can do an actual investigation on a person in Ghana to determone their legitamacy? Thanks to all for your help.

JOHN 04-Dec-2009 13:28
Hi Stephanie,
Great to see you on the Site again, and I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas as well. Congratulations on the great work that you are doing, and I am sure that a lot of Soldiers that are away from home for Christmas really appreciate what you are doing, as this time of the year can be a really lonely time for those brave people, being so far from home, and missing their loved ones.
I know at first hand about that feeling as I did serve in the forces myself, so keep up that work, because you will never realize the happiness that you bring to those people.
Regarding you almost “lapsing” and contacting your Scammer again, well that thought is only natural at this time of year. Christmas can be a lonely time, and sometimes we think back about the past, especially the last year, and as that scammer was a “part of your life” for a long time, it is only natural to think of him. However, like our schooldays, we only think of the good times, and want to have that “happy” feeling back again, but don’t ever give in to that urge to contact him!! You are almost out of the woods now, and if you go back there again Stephanie, you may not have another recovery in you again, because you have been thru a tough time emotionally, so let it go, and it will make you a stronger person, as it will prove to you that this Scammers power over you is gone forever.
The reason that he has not contacted you is that he knows the “game” is up for him regarding you, and as all scammers do, he has moved on, and he is now busy scamming someone else
Hope that bit of advice is of help to you, and continue to keep busy with the great work that you are doing, and do give yourself a congratulatery pat on the back, because you deserve it.

C K., I do hope you are better, as you are missed. Will say a prayer for you, and hope that you have a lovely Holiday as well, and that you will soon be back to full health, and Posting here again.

Git, Wish you a happy Holiday as well, and hope you are doing well.

Fakers2go, I do know what the Electricity situation is in Ghana is like, it’s hard for anyone in the Western World to imagine that these cuts can last for days, without any warning,but it seems to be geting worse over the last 2 weeks in particular.
Hope that it will get better.
I have read AWAL’s Posting, and if you read it again, you would imagine that he was presenting himself as a woman.
Would not be too worried about exposing him as a Scammer, because if he is getting any easy money, he’s only a heartbeat away from becoming a “full time” Scammer.
Regarding the Visa, I would not worry about it. Copyright for Visas is not the property of the Visa Holder, but of the Goverment that issues it. There is a Statement on all Visas stating that the Visa “always” remains the property of the issueing Goverment.
Keep up the good work, and have a nice holiday as well.
Enjoy the Holidays everyone, and stay safe,
Regards,
JOHN

Stephanie 04-Dec-2009 03:30
Hi CK and John,
Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas! CK I am so sad you are having a tough time with the migraines. Being a fellow sufferer I can not only sympathize but empathize with your pain. Luckily with time they did slack off some. My Dr. did discover that Nutrasweet caused very severe clustering migraines. They subsided greatly when I ceased using the stuff. I wish you well and hope you can somehow get some relief.

Thanks for thinking of me, I really appreciate that. Silly me, tonight I had such a strong urge to contact my scammer and logged on here instead. Guess I was having a “moment”, ah…….. Not matter how strong we are, it takes time to “forget”.

I am now on 3 volunteer websites for supporting the troops and have been busy with letters and care packages. It has helped to fill the void my “scammer left”. The feedback from the troops has been wonderful, but always in the back of my mind I wonder if I’ll ever meet my the real “soldier” who I felt such a strong digital attraction for. Oddly enough, my scammer has never made an effort to contact me from the day I called it off. Odd…..

Anyway, wishing you a lovely holiday season. Keep up the great work. As I’ve said repeatedly, I very much appreciate this site and the wonderful help I received from both of you.

Smiles and Hugs
Stephanie

fakers2go 02-Dec-2009 09:49
Hi CK and John

Sorry about the delay in replying but we’ve had no lights since Monday!

The message from the guy I suspect of being a scammer is from Awal on 30-Apr-2008. Have emailed Brian. He is on our website as ‘Nick’ and he has just seen himself there and has written to say he’s not a scammer. So I’m doing more research to confirm. In any case, I don’t believe he’s a hard core scammer, just an opportunist who tries his luck with sob stories. I have even questioned whether these sort of people are worth exposing. I don’t know the answer.

It is a difficult issue about how much info we put on our sites. Scammers definately visit our site. We have just added a fake visa scan and given detailed info on why it’s fake. We had to balance the chance of criminals learning from this (but they probably know already) with the information it can provide the rest of us. Now it seems someone has clicked on the ‘report abuse’ button on our site and accused us of copyright breach – probably the guy whose visa we exposed. So the site is temporarily suspended (you can still view a cached copy of it) although we have a back up at blogspot which we’ll have to update now.

It is indeed encouraging to meet other people who are involved in this work. It is sometimes a lonely and thankless task. The only encouragement is from people who we stop from being scammed. We often get abuse from scammers and from naive foreigners who think we are ‘justice by blog’ or that we are unfairly accusing their new internet friend who couldn’t possibly be a scammer!

There also seems to be a ‘scam gene’ – people who are scammed then continue to either get scammed by the same person or who move onto another scammers and get scammed again! In our experience, they are often intelligent men, who know Africa well, but want to suspend their critical judgement when if comes to romance!

I just read on twitter that a gang of Nigerian scammers have just been arrested whilst trying to rob someone in a hotel. So justice does get served.

Keep up the good work.

regards
f2g

JOHN 30-Nov-2009 19:22
Hi C K.,
Great to see you are almost back to full health, and thanks for your observations regarding f2g’s Posting. He is indeed welcome here, and as you said it great to see other people putting out warnings as well.
It’s a very good point that you made about f2g putting the Names of those other Sites here, and to be honest I never thought about Scammers now being able to access these Sites from here, but if I could suggest now to FAKERS2GO to Email Brian McMorrow and ask him to delete that Posting, at least it would not be here for too long, and the Scammers would not get acccess to it from this Site, so F2G., when you read this, perhaps you could send that Email to Brian, giving himt the Date and time of that Posting, and ask him to delete it. It would be appreciated, because as C K., said, it’s bettter if the Scammers do not have easy access to these Sites, because both C K., and I are well aware that Scammers do visit this Site, and indeed even try to disrupt what we both try and do here, but we are wise to them.
Like C K., I have no problem that you are on this Site, and your expertise is welcome by me as well.
I have friends in Ghana, and I love the people there, and the Country, itself, and I go there as frequently as I can. Its the Scammers there that I hate, and like C K., I will always endevor to fight them, in any way that I can.
That’s why people like C K., have my respect, because it can be a thankless job at times, and is very time consuming, but people like him never ask for praise, even though they have saved many people from those Scammers.
So I do hope you will be back to full health soon C K., to continue your good work.
F2G, I hope that you will Email Brian as soon as you can, and we will see you on this Site again.
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN
CK 30-Nov-2009 16:44
Hi John and welcome F2G,

I’m feeling better now, have to wait to see how I feel tomorrow as it is on Tuesdays when I am off from work after 4 days that I get my headaches. Trying something new so hopefully I’ll be feeling good tomorrow.

No concerns from me from f2g’s first post, it is similar to other warning messages I have seen posted on bulletin boards over the years. I’m familiar with the romance scams website and know a member or 2 over there, so I know they do good work. If he had read earlier posts going back, he would have seen the scammers no longer have an advantage here since John first came on board, but no harm no foul. I don’t feel like he is stepping on toes here. It’s refreshing to see people taking an active part in putting out warnings.

I would caution about listing the websites you mentioned on boards that are frequented by scammers. Scammers obviously frequent here and could visit the websites where they could gain information to learn from their mistakes or pick up pointers in order to further help them in their scams. Scammers typically do not go out and google for sites that show how we fight back against them. I belong to a major baiting site but I won’t list it here because that would just give the scammers here an opportunity to go visit the website and see what we do.

Having never been to Ghana myself, I have to leave the expertise to John when giving first hand information about the locals and the communities there. I just try to contribute because of my first hand knowledge in dealing with scammers and the tactics they use. I also agree with John when he says that if you are dealing with anybody over the internet and they say they are from West Africa, you have to assume that person you are talking to is most likely a scammer. You don’t have to jump gun and make the accusation, but your guard has to be up 100%. It’s not the time to be PC and assume the person is innocent. They need to prove it to you.

JOHN 30-Nov-2009 12:27
Hi Fakes2go,
I understand now where you are coming from, and you do raise some interesting points.
As I have been in Ghana on numerous occasions, I know where you are coming from, regarding Foreigners, whose behavior when they are in Ghana leaves a lot to be desired.
The sight of old men, with mostly bald heads, and pot bellies, who frequent the Hotels and Restaurants, and whose Egos are as big as their bellies is disgusting. Yes, thay do use Money to try to buy young girls in particular, and they care about no one but themselves. They leave an impresion with the Ghanaian people that all foreigners are like this, and they should be ashamed of themselves.
In the main, the Ghanaian people are a very gentle kind of people, and much nicer in nature that the Nigerians, who are much too sreet wise.
You will also know that the Nigerians, especially those in Ghana, also use a superior attitude in dealing with Ghanaians. They think that they are better than Ghanaians, but little do they know that Ghanaians are very suspicious of them, and in most cases do not see them as their “brothers”, but rather as people to be very wary of.
In all the Countries of the world that I have visited, I have found the Ghanaian people to be the nicest, most welcoming, and the most respectful of all of those Countries.
It is so unfortunate that the good name of the Ghanaian people is being destroyed by Scammers.
I will reply in more detail, possibly later today, but for now, I know where you are coming from, and I believe that your intentions are good.
Take care everyone, and I hope C K., that you are making a good recovery,
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN
fakers2go 30-Nov-2009 02:59
Hi John,

I’m sorry I don’t actually know much about this site, what it is or who you guys are so apologies if I have spoken out of turn. I traced an email address here of someone I’m investigating as a supsected scammer (the guy who wants to be a model) and saw the discussion. I hadn’t realised you had already posted the same advice so I’m sorry if I have duplicated the discussion.

I’m involved in a group of volunteers and one of the things we do is raise awareness of this issue. Most of us, but not all, are in Ghana. Perhaps, if you had seen our site you would not be so suspicious that I am attempting to spread misinformation. I was also not intending to ‘tread on your toes’.

Yes, I am in Ghana which is why I said come here.

There reason why I said do not assume everyone is a scammer is because foreigners sometimes talk to every Ghanaian with a rude and superior attitude. Of course, you should always be wary but don’t talk to people as if they are only out for your money. Most Ghanaians have had rude comments when corresponding with foreigners and far worse as well, often being treated as if everyone can be bought.

I do not agree that if someone asks for money they are a definite scammer. If you have been to Ghana you know that people often ask other s for money – it is part of the culture and a way people dialogue with each other. It is not always serious. People will also try their luck with the ‘rich white man’. If you politely refuse and they drop the matter they are probably not a scammer. It is only if they keep persisting that you should become concerned. My comment was more about the way you talk to another human being and not to talk to every Ghanaian as if they are automatically a criminal.

From the name of our website it is obvious we deal with people who target gays (a serious business here as the illegality offers blackmail opportunites). However, the advice on our site is often the same for straights. The scammers we have pictured on our site are not necessarily gay and some are definitely not. We know some of them also work on straight dating sites.

I posted the other sites because they all complement each other. Some of these sites, particularly Romance Scams, offer a lot of advice, counselling, support, legal institutions you can complain to and pictures of scammers. I hadn’t seen those sites mentioned on yours so thought you and your readers might be interested.

You are correct that it is dangerous to bait or entrap scammers and the advice is not to do it. The members of our group remain have to remain anonymous as we are exposing criminals, some of whom are dangerous.

Hope this answers some of your suspicions.
f2g

JOHN 29-Nov-2009 22:20
To fakers2go,
I have just been reading your Posting on the Site.
You never actually stated why you Posted here. All the advice that you gave has already been stated on this Site by both C K., and I,on numerous occasions.
Also, although I did not open the Link to your Site that you gave, it seems that Site deals with Gays!! You can correct me if I am wrong.
Why did you Post all the other Sites here as well??
I would be delighted to know the reasoning behind that. I will agree that advice is always welcome in relation to Scammers, but most of what you Posted is already known by both C K., and I, and we have dealt with it frequently on this Site, to make it known to the people who visit this Site.
We also give advice to these people, and warn them about the various Scams that abound on the Internet, especially to those people who are in contact with people from Nigeria and Ghana, and in most cases we actually can tell them, from our experiences that most are in fact being Scammed!!
I take it that you are a Ghanaian, or if not, that you live in Ghana,because you stated in your Posting ; ” Come to an Internet Cafe in Ghana” etc. If you did not live there, you would have said “Go to an Internet Cafe in Ghana” etc.
Am I right??
Also you said ; ” Don’t assume that everyone’s a Scammer” end of quote.
My advise to people would be to always assume that a person from Nigeria, or Ghana is a Scammer ( I am referring to those those who are in contact with people on the Internet),until such time that those people prove otherwise!!
That way a person will always be on their guard against those slick Scammers.
I do know that there are genuine people who use the Internet, both fron Nigeria and Ghana, but they are very few of them, so the odds are stacked against people who are in contact with people from those Counties, so that is why it is better for people to be always on your guard. Better to be safe than sorry!!
I do agree however, that the moment someone requsts money, that all communication should cease immediately, because no matter what the reason is for requesting Money , that is the SIGNAL that the person is a definite Scammer.
Also, I know Ghana very well, and I know the “Cafe Culture” there and that these Scammers will use any means possible to entrap people. They have nothing else to do only spend 24/7 in those Cafes, and it is a fact that some of these Scammers can earn almost 1 MILLION DOLLARS a year. That may astound people, but it is a fact.
Yet as you say, the Police Authories turn a blind eye, as Scamming brings a vast amount of money into both the Nigerian and Ghanaian economys. How sad!!
That is why it is so dangerous to deal with these Scammers, or to try to entrap them, because with that amount of money to lose, these Scammers will stop at nothing, and human life means little or nothing to them.
For now I have nothing more to add, but I would welcome C K’s observations on your Posting, as I may be getting too suspicious of everyone.
Stay safe everyone,
Hope to see your Posting soon C K.,
Regards to all,
JOHN
fakers2go 29-Nov-2009 18:57
Hi everyone. Hope you don’t mind this intervention. One of our scammer’s emails led me to this site. It’s not surprising that so much discussion to focus around scammers – it seems common on sites dealing with West Africa.

There is one rule – never send anyone money to someone you have met on the internet, no matter how real they seem, how well you ‘know’ them or how sad their story appears.

Come to an internet cafe in Ghana and you will be amazed at all the young boys doing their business. If they are illiterate they can hire typists to write the messages for them. They often have Word documents of statements which they can copy and paste into your chat. You will also notice them on gay and straight dating sites using different email addresses. They will also pose as men and women. Scamming is referred to as a ‘game’. And you are their ‘mugu’ – fool.

In Africa, state laws do not operate as they do in ‘developed’ countries. In Ghana and Nigeria, the police can even work with the criminals and can be employed to intimidate people to extort money. The police claim they are trying to stop cyber-crime but, if true, resources are limited.

Besides our own site which exposes scammers and offers information and advice:
http://www.squidoo.com/Online-gay-dating-scams-in-Ghana

There is also Ghana-pedia which recently caught a gang:
http://www.ghana-pedia.org/org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=47

the excellent Romance Scams:
http://romancescams.org/

and our brothers in Nigeria, Lagos Heat:
http://lagosheat.wordpress.com/

Some of these groups are working with friendly police to entrap the scammers (as we have also done) or help people who have been scammed.

The best way to stop the scammers is to raise the issue in your own countries. It’s astonishing to us that people have still not heard of the various scams and fall prey to them. Write letters to your newspapers and try to get stories into the media generally. If it’s personal it’s more likely to be published.

Something strange happens to foreigners when they correspond with or meet Africans – they suspend all critical judgment and do things they would never do with their own people. Maybe it comes from guilt or from feeling pity. The scammers are well aware of this and exploit it to their own means.

Please be polite to people on line, don’t assume everyone’s a scammer, if someone requests money (it’s a habit in Ghana) politely refuse, if they persist or get abusive stop all contact.

Peace
f2g

Git 27-Nov-2009 13:11
Hello CK
Sorry to hear that you suffer from migraine. I have had that too – or at least severe headache that left me crawling on the floor. Went away when I stoped eating candy, so I guess it is sugar that make me sick. Sometimes salt also. Try to exclude these as much as you can, at least sugar, and see if that makes any difference.
John
This weekend it is a year since my hell begun, so I guess that when Christmas and New Year has passed and we are in half January it will be better. It is like when you loose someone, a year has to pass before it stops hurt too much.
I am doing other things now, struggling with learning Spanish so I can communicate with some Spanish friends a little better.
JOHN 27-Nov-2009 11:26
Hi C K.,
Great to hear from you. I had a feeling that you were not well, but don’t ask me how I had that feeling. Mental Telepathy??
I do hope that you are recovering well, because Migraine can be very distressing, and it’s not nice to have to be confined to bed.
Delighted that you are back on the Site, as your Postings are always straight to the point.
Wishing you well, and that you will soon be back to full health.
Take care, and look after yourself,
Regards,
JOHN
CK 27-Nov-2009 11:07
Hi John and Git and Stephanie and Guest #2,

No worries, I’m still here. It’s Thanksgiving time over here in the US so I extend my best wishes to everybody here, whether you celebrate the Holiday or not. Plus I am a migraine sufferer and I had a doozy a few days ago that left me laid up in bed for a while.

Guest #2, John had an excellent response, keep it all in mind as you move forward with this girl in Accra. But be warned about her sending you pictures that show a time stamp. Those can easily be forged with a paint program by inserting some text over the picture. The best way to verfiy the person in the picture is to get them to hold up a sign that has something very specific written on it that cannot be made up, even with a photoshop program. Unless the person is very skilled with a paint/photoshop program, if the person you are talking to is a fake, they will make up excuses for not taking such a picture. Much like the Webcam angle that John explained.

I’m suspicious of her using her Uncle’s phone and needing you to buy airtime. Why doesn’t the Uncle buy time then? It’s his phone. From the sound of it, I’m betting if it is a scammer it is a guy, but using a female to talk on the phone with you to keep up appearences. Also, can you describe what the girl in the pictures looks like? Is she African in appearence? Does she look like a model in her pictures? Do the pictures look like they were all done professionally?

Also again, a good love scammer will not tip their hand early and may wait months before they ask you for money, gifts or favors. They want to get you very comfortable and break down any doubts or reservations you might have.

Hope everybody else is doing well!
Sincerely, CK

JOHN 27-Nov-2009 10:34
For Stephanie,
I do hope that you are doing well. You were omitted you in my Posting to GIT, but I am not forgetting about you, and hope to hear how you are doing from time to time.
With my Regards to all,
JOHN
JOHN 27-Nov-2009 10:27
GIT,
Just read your Posting. Nice to know that you are doing OK. It’s only natural that you feel angry about the Money, and also about the emotional journey that this person brought you thru, but I promise you that it will get better. I know a person who actually lost everything to one of these Scammers, and is now homeless. However, he now spends his time helping other people, and he has recovered from it. He says that he lost a Year more of his life by being angry about what happened, because time just passed him by, but everyone else was getting on with their lives. It gained him nothing, and he says that it was only when he forgave himself, that he moved on with his life.
GIT, it is not easy, but you have to let the past bury the past. That person still has control over your life, because of the anger that you feel. Do you want to give him that kind of power?? Close that Chapter of your life, forgive yourself about your mistake, and you will move on. It’s human to err, we have all done something stupid, or silly in our lives, but if we learn from it,we would be stronger people.
Wasting your time being angry, while it may seem justified, is futile. It does not mean that you were stupid in the first place, just that you were too trusting. That is your makeup, but now you have learned to think before you act, and you can be of great help to other people, who might be headed on the same path that you were on.
This year is now coming to an end, and a new one will be here soon, so just let it go. There is a Power greater than us al, and that guy will have to answer for what he has done, so leave him to the Higher Power, and make a conscious decision to let the past bury the past.
Look at all the people around the World who dealt with Banks, Investors, etc., in the last 2 years, and what happened to them?? Some were Scammed out of all their Money, and a lot of these people would have been thought of as being very shrewd Business people. Sure they were angry, but most have now moved on with their lives, because no one can afford to live in the past. It will destroy anyone who does.
GIT, you are a nice person, and that person on Accra is SCUM. Ask yourself this question; Do you still want him to have Power over you?
Well obviosly not, but when you let the the anger go, and he will not have that power, and you will feel a sense of relief that you have not felt in a long time,when you take back control of your own life again!!
Then get on with your life, because there is so much that you can do that is positive. Life is so short, so we all have to learn how to live each day as it comes, to the best of our ability, and rememer that we cannot change anyone else, but we can change ourselves.
So today, make a conscious decision to forgive yourself, thank God, or your Higher Power for another day that he has given you, and leave all this anger behind you. Leave that person to the Judgement of the Higher Power, and close this Chapter in your life forever.
GIT, I do hope that I do not sound like a Preacher,but I feel that somewhere in what I have said, that you will find comfort, and be able to take control of your life again.
Remember that there are still some good people left in the world who do care about you, and they will help you.
I trust that you will find Peace in your life again, and if you need help, well I am here, as is C K., so for now I can only wish you all the good things that life can offer, and give up on being too hard on yourself.
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN
Git 27-Nov-2009 08:01
John
I am ok. Still angry about the money, but what can I do. I have been stupid and I have to pay for that. Don’t hear from the man in Accra so I think that you were perfectly right in your conclusion of him being a scammer. Otherwise he should have contacted me and wondered why I am not there for him anymore.
JOHN 26-Nov-2009 21:51
For GUEST #2…
Hi GUEST # 2,
As GIT has just said to you, there is no way to know whether that Lady from Accra is a Scammer or not for now at least…..Also, do ask her to use a WebCam, and then you will know at least that she is the person in the Picture….I would say that she is using a Cafe to correspond with you, so for a small fee, she will be able to use a WebCam, because contrary to what a lot of people say, or think, most of the Cafe’s in Accra do have them. If she says that there is not a WebCam in her “Cafe”, then just ask her to go to the BusyInternet Cafe at Circle, which is in Accra.
Everyone in Accra knows where it is, as a lot of Students and Business People use it, and it is very well known. They keep an eye open there for Scammers, and anyone caught Scamming is not welcome there!!
A few things to be aware of;
1. Webcam appearances can be “fixed”, and it may not be the person that you think it is at the other end, so I would ask her a question on IM, at the same time that she is on WebCam, that only she would know the answer to. If there is any hesitation, or if you notice anything happening on the WebCam, then you wil have to use your own judgement, as to whether you are satisfied or not.
2. I find it strange that she has not got her own Cell Phone, or Mobile Phone, as Ghana has one of the highest ownership of these Phones in Africa. I find it strange that she is using her Uncles Phone!! Do you know what her age is, as it is only the very young people who have not got Cell, or Mobile Phones in Ghana!!
3. It is a fact that Scammers have been known to wait for a long time before they ask for Money, and sometimes it can be even a Year or more before this happens, so just be aware of that!!
4. Also be aware that there is Technology that Scammers use with Cell Phones,that can actually change a Mans Voice to make it sound like a womans voice, and visa versa.
5. If “she” starts to make excuses about using WebCam, then there is a problem, because as you said, she sent you Pictures of herself, so why should “she” not use WebCam, it costs only a few Cents to use it???
6. You are the only person who knows how this “Lady” first made contact with you. You have to think back about that, and decide for yourself if you thought “her” approach was unusual in any way, because if it was, well think about it, and be honest with yourself in your recollection!!
7. If it was you who made the first approach, then 6 above is obviously irrelevent.

Finally, you have to decide what you want from this “relationship”.
Remember, even if this turns out to be a genuine person, it is very, very hard to conduct a Relationship from a distance, and you will have to ask yourself some serious questions. It can be so easy to get caught up in the moment, and you may not have thought thru the emotional consequences of all this!!
I am not a counsellor, but I do have a lot of experience, and I am only stating what I have said, in the hope that it will give you food for thought.
Please come back on the Site, if you think that we can help you further.
As GIT has alredy stated, there is no way, given what you Posed here to know whether this is a Scam or not, but I would advise you to tread very carefully, and I hope what I have said will be of help to you.
For GIT, Nice to see you Posting here and I do hope that you are well. It’s also nice to see you giving your advice.
For C K., It’s been a while since we were on the Site, and I was begining to worry as to whether the controversary had put people off. Maybe that was their intention, but it will not work.
Hope that you have something to add to this Query.
Stay safe everyone,
Regards for now,
JOHN

Git 26-Nov-2009 08:07
To guest #2
Ask her to use a webcam. It is one way to proof that she is the woman on the pictures she has sent to you. But if she is a scammer or not, who can say? John or CK will probably know other ways also.
Guest # 2 25-Nov-2009 20:32
Ladies & Gentlemen,

Need your help…Recently, I me a lady from accra,ghana. We have been talking by internet and IM for about 2 months. She has not asked me for money, however she did ask me to buy airtime so we could talk occassionally wit her using her uncle’s cell phone…but she called me a few times using his cell phone before she asked for the airtime. I did volunteer to send her something for her birthday. She has sent me several pictures…so to prove who she was, I asked her to take some pictures with a camera that had the date and time and send them to me…And she did the same day. How can I be sure she is not a scammer.

Git 10-Nov-2009 07:40
Pam
Ok, we have different opinions. I have difficulties to understand you and vice versa.
Pam 09-Nov-2009 06:54
Git i didnt think we were arguing
PAM 08-Nov-2009 18:53
No, i have never been scammed. But i have been to Africa and i have seen what goes on and thats why i have said look in your own backyard and i am sure the scammers that know about this site hates for me to tell you all that because if you are willing to be victim after reading from this site and the reason i repeat myself, if you are a victim once it possible to be a victim again because you havent found what you were looking for in the beginning. And me say this i have many many friend from over Africa that are more like family. And they have watched my back. there are good and bad from everywhere so i am not saying stop looking for someone from there all together trust that voice you hear within. and if you cant stick to your back yard.when you meet a real man from over there he want be asking you for money or gifts. and my goal now is to traveling all over africa some other countries
Git 08-Nov-2009 08:59
Pam
Nice to have a name on you. Yes your words were wery harsh and is really not what victims need when they are through this hell. We need to heal and to get comfort. I don’t know if you have a personal experience of scamming, except for the woman you wrote about. But I can assure you that it is a real tough experience and I wish I had done some things very different from the beginning. But done is done and I am through almost all now. I look back on this as a bad experince that should not have happened if I had used my head and not got so scared. But as I pointed on above, done is done.
English is not my native language so I hope that you understand my meaning.
Pam 07-Nov-2009 23:48
stephanie, you are right its deeper the a romance scam
Guest 07-Nov-2009 23:45
Git, its Pam, i will use it for now on. and to my friends i have met from this site in the past year. i want to apologize if you have been here reading my recent post and have notice i have spoke about your situation. i wasnt thinking about you coming to the site checking to see what going on here lately because like i know and what some of you have said my word are harsh but you need to hear. and you have moved on.
Gundoszdb 07-Nov-2009 14:59
Aloha! czv
JOHN 07-Nov-2009 13:34
Hi Git, and Stephanie,
Good to see that you both can now stand up for yourselves, and that you do not accept the tripe that GUEST is trying to say…I wouldn’t bother anymore answering him/her, because it will just bring back bad memories for you both, at a stage when you both are moving forward, and learning by yourr experiences…Rather, continue what you both are doing, and keep moving forward….We cannot change the past, but we can use the experiences of the past to move forward, and it will help you to change the future….Let the past bury the past, because it’s gone forever..
For GIT, My advise would be not to bother opening those Emails, as they are all similar anyway, and most Scammers just use different variations of a Standard Script…
You have saved the I P Addresses, and that should be the end of those Episodes for you.
You are both doing well, and you both have come to terms with what has happened to you in the past, so don’t allow anyone to keep opening up old wounds, because it will servr no purpose now….Just continue on with your healing process, and never look back, and time will heal all….You may find it hard to forgive, but you will forget in time.
Great to hear from you both, and I am sure that C K., will have his observations to make again.
Stay Safe,
Regards,
JOHN
Git 07-Nov-2009 08:09
Guest
I wish you could at least use a name here, not only Guest.
Thanks for at least give some understanding. I lost a lot of money yes, but I finally accepted and can live with that. It still makes me angry, I could have used that in a better way, but done is done. I can’t turn time back even if I wanted that. Had a miserable year until I accepted what had happened, thanks to people that have had the same experience and often much worse. I actually wrote down the whole story and put it in the open on Romance Scam.
I can only blame myself, but it does not help me if other people also do. I have been scared almost to death. But as I said before, I am much wiser now. Won’t trust them until I have seen them in their eyes.
I am not a Christian in the way that I am member of a church, but I believe in faith and I think they will be punished, if not in this life they will be in the next.

John and CK
I want an advice also. I am thinking about closing down my yahoo account, with all e-mails. I have saved some IP-numbers, but I don’t want to read all the mails again to find typical texts that I can post on RS. Is it better to close down and just forget about what they have written?

Stephanie 07-Nov-2009 03:42
To Guest 07-Nov-2009 01:59
Much of what you say has merit. The hard truth is often brutal and unkind but that doesn’t make it any less true. However, you are very much mistaken to say these incidents are not centered around “romance”. Every alarm bell was ringing in my head saying “this dude can not be real – he can’t be an American Soldier – he can’t possibly be in love this fast”. Because he wanted me to send the money and gifts to “his agent” in Ghana, this constitutes him as a “Nigerian Romance Scammer”.

The beautiful words, handsome visage and constant attention are strong incentives to carry on a conversation. Yes, the first “gift”,an IPOD and money, was acceptable. A little more than I would have liked to spend but nonetheless it made me feel good. The second amount of money sent was not the best of feelings. Misgivings were running rampant within my head but again I justified the transaction. Now I start to search for answers to questions and doubts. The third amount of money sent was a big misjudgement – and here is the rub – “it’s faith in love/romance” that is all our undoings. Some people learn the lesson early in the relationship, whereas others take longer because more of “their feelings” were invested. Each person varies on the amount they will give and take before the “bottom falls out” of their dream world. This is where the anger/complaint comes in -the disillusionment of dreams and goals. We were given promises by people who would never fulfill them. People involved with this type of lifestyle are not Christians but heathens. Thou shalt not steal is God’s commandment, to not bear false witness against your neighbor for your own personal gain. These internet lovers blatantly lied in order to obtain personal gain (money) knowing they would never fulfill a single promise of love and marriage.

Guest, although your remarks on Satan are very accurate, it is also true to say “Nigerian Romance Scammers” have turned their backs on God through purposefully breaking the commandments; they have become worshippers of false gods (money). Satan claims heathens as one of his own.

Christians live on faith. They haven’t “seen God in person” yet they know he exists because faith assures them of that. Through scripture God makes promises. If we give everything we have to Him, our money, love and life, then we have the reasonable expectation that he will fulfill those promises because He assures us of His love.

Therefore, Christians would be justified in our anger towards God if he failed to fulfill His promises. The victims anger is justified when promises made by “internet lovers” are not fulfilled. A spouse is justified in anger, towards a partner who fails to fulfill marriage promises. Most importantly there would be justification of anger towards an employer who failed to fulfill the promise of wages for work performed. God will be justified in his anger towards “Nigerian Romance Scammers” for their worship of false gods (MONEY).

Guest if you truly feel compassionate for victims of any scam then do as Buddha teaches; outward actions will be indicative of inner goodness. Your quote “but people never feel they have been a victim until they are hurt and broke” is harsh and not necessarily true. I am by no means broke but I am a victim of lies told to gain my money through trust and love. I, like other victims am justified in “anger”.

I am thankful and appreciative of this site. The practice of avoiding “romance scammers” is ongoing. Lending wisdom and guidance to others who may be experiencing the same troubles is rewarding.

Thanks to CK and John and Brian for keeping this site going, and thanks to those people who want to help “victims” regardless of why, but because of “how” they became that way.

Kudos to you for a job well done and for the inner goodness that shines through your actions.

With warm regards

Guest 07-Nov-2009 01:59
Git i am sorry about what happen to you but maybe if you would have read what i am saying somewhere your eyes wpould have been wide open. and its not about a romance scam. its about hearing what i have said because i know each time you sent something there was something within you that said should i but you did it anyway. i dont know how much you have lost but one time you sent, ok, its done, 2nd time ok, but people never feel they have been a victim until they are hurt and broke. like i said before it took me talking to one woman everyday, telling dont do it, and she tells me but he gets so mad, this went on for a while and she stopped sending and he got mad and became verbally abusive. and she cried a many of days but she even said to me what if he was not scamming me I told her he was because by then they he a jackpot she had sent over $20k. but one thing i say .
satan will make you go further then you want to go, stay longer then you want to stay, make you pay more than you want to pay
JOHN 07-Nov-2009 01:42
C K., & GIT,
I have been away from the Site for a while, and it neve ceases to amaze me as to the kind of people that come on this Site!! CK., you are a good person, as is Git, but we are only wasting our time replying to Idiots on this Site.
We are only wasting our energy talking to them, because they are not open minded,and as C K said, they can try to justify antthing that they do.
As you said also Git, Victims do not need Idiots telling them the mistakes that they have made, but you have to remember that these people have limited Inteligence, and it is impossible to get thru to them,as C K., said,they will find ways to try to justify there Actions.
Ghana is a beautiful Country, with beautiful people in the main, but these Scumbags do not care about the image that they are portraying of their Country.
They are only interested in one thing, and that is to make a quick Buck, and they do not care how they get it..Their Rational just defies comprehion.
I know of an instance where a Scammer killed nearly a whole Family, then got away scot free, when he was found out, by paying the next of Kin about 1,000 Cedi, (About 1,000 Dollars), and it was accepted by them.In Gods namehow can that be justified??
Thats the way it is in Ghana, Human life means nothing to these Scum, and no one really cares….How sad….This will give you an idea of what happens there in Ghana.
Altough C K., has never been in Ghana, to the best of my knowledge, he is aware of exactly what happens there, and I urge everyone to listen to him, when he Posts on this Site, because he is one of the most astute people that I have ever had the pleaure to know, and this Site is lucky to have him here.
Never doubt what he says here, because his knowledge of Scams , and Scammers astounds me, and I thought that I knew a lot!!!
Regarding Smile, I don’t have any intention of meeting him, because, although he may not be directly involved in Scamming, he has a made a lot of Money out of Victims who were Scammed, and that is not right no matter how you try to explain it….
Every time that I am in Ghana, I am well propected, because I have to be, so I not in the leastworried about anyone in Ghana, but not everyone is that fortunate, so for anyone who intends to go there, I would advise them not to, as it is too dangerous, that is if you are trying to trace a Scammer.
However, if you want to go on Holidays, it is a Paridise, and if you stick to the Tourist Sites, it is an experience never to be forgotten..
I have spent some of the happiest times of my life there,but I have to take precautions!!
C K.,may God give you long life,and I look forward to working with you over the coming Years, because we are not going away. and we will never be diverted from helping people.
Stay Safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN
CK 07-Nov-2009 01:22
LOL, spoken like a true lad! Well done! You call me a fool but its you who looks like the complete fool on how you wish to discuss my sarcasm and explore that in detail but you’ll dodge and duck how the real facts which expose you as a scammer.

You know, like your earlier posts where you told people they would have to pay to get help. The one that contradicted another post of yours where you said you have helped lots of people find the person they were really talking to. Yeah, you risked life and limb and you bravely found the real life name of the person who was using fake ID, throw away SIM card, free e-mail and operating out of 1 of the 100’s of internet cafes in Ghana! Liar!

What’s wrong Smile? Business bad now that John and I have warned everybody showing up about your game? Too bad for you!

Okay, enough of this nonsense. I’ll go back to lurking mode in the event somebody needs some help. Anybody new here reading this, best advice is to go back a few months, reread all the posts, especially the ones where Guest/Smile and his friends out themselves with their own words and you’ll see for yourself what a bunch of criminals they are.

Guest 07-Nov-2009 00:57
CK you need to be on this site because you are foolish. and for the wife statement sad if you cant tell if the person you are with will scam you or not and if you are married hahahaha why should you have to gave it to her that tells me something about you alone. if anything i hope you were saying that you and your wife would discuss the money. because she should be able to spend as you would you speak as its only your not as it would be ours when you marry you become as one.
Git 06-Nov-2009 12:59
CK
In the end it will all reverse back to them and they will suffer like we have done or even worse. God or faith, whatever you want to call it, will punish them.
CK 06-Nov-2009 11:16
Git,

Smile/Guest and his friends blame the victims because they want to absolve themselves of any guilt. This cretin says hey if the victim gives money of their own free will, that is their own fault. Of course he forgets to say the scammer is telling lie after lie to deceive their victims. When you love somebody and trust them, its hard to question their motives. If my wife of 12 years asked me tomorrow for $5000, by Smile/Guest’s insane logic, I should not give it to her because she might be trying to scam me.

Bottom line is they can post all their BS here, but it does not change the facts. Smile may not ask you for money, but he will refer you to the guy who will ask you for money. He himself as already admitted it in his earlier posts he refuses to acknowledge.

Oh and Smile, if you are practicing Christians, God knows exactly what you are doing. You and your friends can post your drivel here and think your lies will fool people, but they will not fool God. You are bearing false witness and you are stealing. In case you have forgotten, those are part of God’s commandments and God will not condone you lying in order to steal from innocent people.

Git 06-Nov-2009 07:47
Guest,
Thanks for using lowercase, now it is easier to read as I have eye problems.
I am a victim and yes I have been stupid. But it does not help me to heal being called something that I perfectly know myself. I had never heard about romance scamming. I knew about the so called Nigeria letters, but internet love scams – never. You know Guest, I have difficulties in believing in men now. I have learned a hard lesson and I will always remember that. And I have discovered a couple of scammers because of my new knowledge. I now avoid dating sites that I know don’t cares about having scammers on their sites, only counting members and money. I can’t understand why you only accuses the victims. Does not the scammers have any guilt in this? What about the gouvernments in those countries? Do they not have any guilt? What these young men needs is a future with an ordinary work to be proud of. A salary good enough to live on so they don’t need, what we call, money under the table. Their countries needs investments, from wealthy persons in their own countries and from abroad. Tell those scammers that they at least do something for their own countries for the money they are stealing from lonely women and men.
Guest 06-Nov-2009 02:40
Ck i never read all of your posting not worth. but i see that you only see to understand what those that feel the same way as you. and as for smile you feel he is a scammer because of what he post not that someone on here feels like he scammed them. No one on here has every said thay felt like he has scammed them and i am sure there are many on here that has contacted him. even if you have not.
CK 05-Nov-2009 20:32
Brilliant post!

Guest = scammer = Smile. You completely ignore what I have said time and time again, you ignore what John, Git and Stephanie have said and you keep sticking to your guns that if a victim gets scammed that is their own fault. I will say again, for the 4th or 5th time, that not all scammers ask for money, but you completely ignore that. Ignore any facts that are brought to light that you cannot answer.

“Victims are victims because they want to be”. How pathetically disgusting. This is clearly the words of a scammer trying to absolve him and other scammers of all possible guilt or somebody who slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night and thinks love scams are so clear cut as to see through what is and is not a scam.

I also find it interesting that around the same time you start posting this drivel, Smile shows back up to play the innocent act. I see he did nothing to defend his 2 posts he made that show him to be a liar and a fraud. Plus you’re use of the small i as Smile did in the past when he faked posts that looked like others were thanking him for his help.

Guest, if you are not Smile, fine you think all victims deserve to be victims. So when innocent children are involved and lied to by the scammer that they are going to get a new mom or dad, tough on them for not knowing any better right? That’s basically what you are saying by your rational. Why don’t you go post your theories on victims deserving to be ripped off on some of the forums that fight scammers and see what type of responses you get there.

Smile 05-Nov-2009 20:16
John if and when you are in Ghana come to my office and you will know me well instead of the negative thougts you have towards me. I will be willing to meet you and i am sure that together we will be able to to help those who need our help. I am not as bad as you think. So have rethink, I called Americans foolish back then and I did apologised for that. Hope today put a smile on your face and may the good lord gives you the power to keep helping victims.
Guest 05-Nov-2009 19:24
Ck, you gave alot of thought to your comment DUI come on. you have to

know how to make an intelligent decisions. so CK i am a very good person

and tell me bscause you have such a negative opinion about me what if i

started asking for things that i desperately said i needed and it would be the

honest truth would you hand it over or would you think about it? there is

no scam behind that it is the choice of the person to give and to continue

giving. Or would you make an intelligent decisions. Victims are victims

because they want to be. these people are giving to their internet lover over

and over they dont claim to be scam until they are broke or in trouble with

paying own bills after giving them so much of their money. and may

loneliness = dumbness = stupid and those people that it has happen to know

this its about waking up smell the coffee i know one too many that this has

happen to.

CK 05-Nov-2009 16:19
Smile,

Glad you’re here. Maybe now you can retort to my posts from Oct 28 17:06 and 17:20.

You know, where you said you “helped lots of victims” in finding out the identities of those scammers they were involved with. The other being where you said outright that a victim would need to pay in order to get information.

It’s okay if you ignore them, much like “GUEST” who ignores the facts and then continues to proceed to blame victims for being victims of scams. GUEST is the type of guy that would blame the victim of a DUI car accident by saying they should not have been on the road away from home knowing there are drunk drivers out on the roads and they could end up being hit by one.

You go right ahead and continue to deny your involvement in the scams. Just like the three guys who continue to tell me they are the real Gen. Sani Abacha and only they have the correct paperwork to claim the millions of dollars in the trunkbox being held at the security company. LOL

Also, don’t be ridiculous in posting some challenge to have John meet you in your so called office. What would that prove? A 30 minute sit down chat would prove what? That you could at least go 30 minutes without trying to run a scam? Besides, would you go to a meeting with somebody you don’t know (who you assumed is a scammer)and risk running into five guys who could be brandishing clubs to lay a beating on you? How absurd.

Smile 05-Nov-2009 14:08
John if and when you are in Ghana come to my office and you will know me well instead of the negative thougts you have towards me. I will be willing to meet you and i am sure that together we will be able to to help those who need our help. I am not as bad as you think. So have rethink, I called Americans foolish back then and I did apologised for that. Hope today put a smile on your face and may the good lord gives you the power to keep helping victims.
JOHN 05-Nov-2009 13:55
Correction to last Posting..
Meant to say” Will not divert either C K., or I doing what we can to help Victims, or potential Victims”
Regards,
JOHN
JOHN 05-Nov-2009 13:46
Hi C K., & GIT,
Hope you are well..Just came on the Site, and was reading the latest Postings, so I have a few comments to make on them!!! As you said C K., people come on this Site, but do not read the Postings properly, and that is why they post rubbish comments…If only I could understand what that GUEST is trying to say, because it is so hard to make sense out of his Postings…However, I do understand that he is calling VICTIMS stupid people…I wish he would take my advise and go to Night School, and learn how to write proper English, and then maybe we might understand him!!! VICTIMS are not stupid, but rather are the victims of FRAUD, which is a crime!! There is a difference, but then maybe you would not have the intelligence to understand that, or maybe you cannot comprehend that fact!! In any case, Victims do not need to be made feel worse, after they are scammed, rather they need some compassion to come to terms with what has happened to them!! There is not a person alive today who has not been scammed in some shape or form, so if that’s all you have to offer people on this Site, then you are not welcome here…..I also notice “Mr GUEST”, that you came on immediately after SMILE did his Posting, and you were complementing him!!! Complementing him for what I ask?? Were you complementing him for the fact that he called all Americans ” Stupid and Foolish”, or because he called him a “White Pig” ??? I notice that you send him all your LOVE, which means you should then be of the Female Gender (Or at least I hope you are)!! Also, it seems that you know him, by the tone of your finishing sentence!!! In any case, I do not have a clue as to what you are doing on this Site!!
C K., Did you notice that SMILE, or Da SMILE is back??? Wonder what his motives are ???He must have made a lot of MONEY from this Site, by getting people to contact him, and for him,it must be hard to let that go!! In any case, we have warned people about him, and we do not need to waste more time praching about him, as now people know his motives, and his Modus Operandi!!
As for the Posting by NUGGET, I will agree that Nigerians are scamming in Ghana. (incidentally, just for informations sake, SMILE is a NIGERIAN, which is something he forgets to tell people, I wonder why??) However, Americans are scarce on the ground in Ghana, and those Americans that are there, are either in University, or are CEO’s of Multinational Companys, or are Executives in large Companys, and have very large Salaries, so why in Gods Name would they ant to scam?? I know of no incidence of any Americans who were caught, or exposed for scamming in Ghana!!
As C K., said, the incidences would be about 0.0001%.
Scamming is on the increse in Ghana, and the Ratio of Scammers would be about 20% Nigerian, and 75% Ghanian, and 5% others!!
Cafes are open 24/7, so thats tells you that business is brisk for these Scammers….Anyone who has an Email Adddress is a potential Victim, and they Harvest Sites for these Addresses.. Regarding Proxys, they could not care less, because as C K said, the Scamming is done, in the main, from Internet Cafes, and so to try to find a Scammer, is like looking for a needle in a Haystack!!
I do hope that this Site can get to helping people, and that we will have less of the comments from people who are just trying to confuse the issue……Either way, they will divert either C K., or I from doing what we do to help Victims or potential Victims!!
Regards C K., GIT, and Stephanie, and to all with good intentions on this Site,
Stay safe,
JOHN
Git 05-Nov-2009 08:27
To Guest
I suggest that you use lowercases instead of uppercases. It is difficult to read what you want to point out, especially on this black background and if people have problems with their eyes. And it also means shouting on internet and is very unpolite. People will probably “listen” to you a little more if you write in a way that we are able to read, without copy and paste into word and then change to lowercases.
CK 05-Nov-2009 03:26
It’s laughable how people love to comment on what is posted here, but it is clear they don’t actually read what has been posted.

Nuggett quotes me as saying “all single parents are mothers” and that I need to open my eyes. Go back to my post 2 Nov, 14:57 and read the first line, second sentence and as I cut-n-paste I said and quote “A lot of victims of love scams are single mothers raising children.”

Did I say all? No I did not. I said “a lot”. Maybe you should open your eyes and read a bit more carefully next time. As for your statement for somebody from America using Proxies to make it look like they are in Ghana, yeah maybe one person for every 10000 in Ghana who are scamming. 99% of advanced fee fraudsters have no idea what a proxy is, let alone how to use one. Besides since they mostly operate out of internet cafes, they don’t need to use a proxy since it won’t point back to them anyhow.

NUGGETT 05-Nov-2009 00:42
Forgot to mention, that person will tell you that they are from Ghana and is living with the mother…when you have cammed with this person…hahaha, you’ve been scammed by a famous person from ‘vegas’ and to comment on the person who had said that “all single parents are mothers” open your eyes to the real world..a lot of single parents are Dads too..like me and i am from the UK.
NUGGETT 05-Nov-2009 00:23
For gods sake, you people on here always blame the Ghanaians…Americans should start looking on their-own-doorstep. The Americans & Nigerians use Ghana as their base to scam people out of their hard earned cash because they know it would be hard to prove other-wise as the Technology there isnt as good, like it is in the rest of the world. Have you ever heard of Signal-hopping???..in the Oriental side of the world; they are famous for this….will give you this to check out and find out for yourselves who the scammer is and where from..ask to web cam when you get to chat find out who it is and ask for an email and check it out from where it came from with the IP address…you will have your answer and where that person comes from..be ready for a Surprise… here it is ajara_09@yahoo.com
Guest 05-Nov-2009 00:22
AND THE PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING SCAMMED HAVE TO CHRIST AND LOVE SELF FIRST
Guest 05-Nov-2009 00:19
AND TO STEPHANIE NO I AM NOT A SCAMMER JUST SOMEONE THAT NEEDS SAID IT EVERYONE HERE WANTS TO ACT LIKE THEY ARE VICTIMS SOMEONE NEED TO SAY IT WAKE UP……AND I FOUND THIS SITE AWHILE BACK HELPING A FRIEND FIND A SCAMMER THATS HOW I FOUND IT
Guest 05-Nov-2009 00:14
CK. THERE ARE AMERICANS DOING THE SAME SCAM BUT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THEM. YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE OVER THERE ARE MAKING A LIVING JUST LIKE THE BIG TIME SCAMMERS HERE. THE ONLY THING THAT COVERS THEM UP ARE THE NAME LIKE SAVINGS AND LOANS AND INVESTMENT FIRMS THOSE TAKE BILLIONS AND U R RIGHT THE AUTHORITIES DO NOTHING BCS THE MONEY THEY TAKE FROM PEOPLE THE NEED TO HEAR I LOVE YOU. IF WOMAN WOULD STOP TRYING TO BUY A MAN AND LET A MAN BE A MAN THEY WOULD JUST BE HURT BUT THEIR CASH WOULD STILL BE IN THERE WALLETS.QUESTION ANYTHING WHEN YOU SENDIND MONEY TO SOMEONE THAT TELLS YOU CAN’T SEE THEM BECAUSE THEIR CAMS IS BROKE AND I guarantee NO BLACK AFRICAN MAN SOUNDS WHITE. I MET A WONDERFUL MAD FROM OVER THERE AND NOT ONCE HAS HE ASK ME FOR ANYTHING AND WE HAVE BEEN 2GETHER 2YRS NOW. WOMAN STOP LOOKING WHN I MET THIS MAN I WAS NOT LOOKING AND CK IF A WOMAN IS WORKING AND HAS KIDS SHE CAN STILL MET SOMEONE THERE ARE MEN ON THE JOB, IN THE GROCERY STORE AND AT THE PARKS WORKING OUT OR PLAYING BALL YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT. ITS WHAT I KNOW I HAVE MET SO MANY WOMEN FROM HERE THAT WERE LOOKING FOR A FAIRYTALE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR A PERSON TO DUMB NOT STUPID OH HEY SMILE………..LUV U MUCH,,,,HAHHAHAH . KEEP THEM ON THEIR FEET
Smile 04-Nov-2009 22:46
I don’t want to know what you think about me but I have resolved to keep posting issues and materials to help people avoid been victims of scam. You might call me a scammer or a thief but I know within me that I am doing what my conscience wants me to do and that is to keep posting to help those who know nothing on how scammers operate. I still will help those who think I can be of help and receive criticisms from those who want to criticize my goodwill. It is said that ‘’ the owner of the horse can take the horse to the river but he can not force it to drink from the river’’. Regards, Smile (Da-Smile)
SMILE 04-Nov-2009 22:26
A British millionaire William West was beaten to death with a cooking pestle by his young Nigerian wife Kate Artori as they stayed at his beachfront home in Gambia. The body of the 76-year-old retired computer entrepreneur, was found near the four-bedroom holiday property he bought soon after meeting Artori, in 2000. He had been bludgeoned to death with the heavy pestle, doused in petrol and his charred body dumped in a bin bag close to the beach. Artori was convicted of Mr West’s murder by the Gambian court yesterday, London’s Telegraph has reported.
Stephanie 04-Nov-2009 03:09
Hi CK and John,
You made me smile, thanks :) Yes John, I’ve been sleuthing a little about the topic and look forward to your enlightenments.

Well, it appears we’re dealing with two “twit-twats”. Smiel or DA_Smile who according to Urban Dictionary is one “who smiles big and retarded”. And Guest 02-Nov-2009 01:15, who lacks the brains to make-up a name. Even “little boys” can do that…. LOL

Ah, pockets to let, wonder who’s smiling now……..

Take care
Warm regards

CK 03-Nov-2009 03:36
Great to see you Stephanie!

The “little boy” comment is pretty close to hitting home on a major insult that drives Nigerian scammers nuts. They hate being called a “small boy” as it is very demeaning, though I’m not sure if other West African’s are as insulted as the Nigerian scammers get.

John, can’t wait to read your future posts and hopefully some great news coming on how bad things are going for the criminals over there! Git, nice to see you not taking it either and dishing it back. You can see how they can’t take it when the tables are turned on them.

Regards to all as well!

JOHN 03-Nov-2009 02:07
Hi Stephanie…
Great to see your Posting, and it’s great to see that you put that “Twat”…”Twit” in his place..LOL..You certainly have your sense of humour back, and that is brilliant to see…..Yes Stephanie, you are right, it is getting harder for these Scammers now, and they do not like it one bit….At last the Public are becoming informed about their schemings, and it is hurting them in their pockets, as you said…..Thanks to the likes of C K., and people like you who have the courage to come on this Site, and share experiences…I really can’t say how happy I am to see your Posting, and I hope that you will be able to add my “word” to your repitoir…lol…..Keep up the good work Stephanie, and I am sure that C K, will be happy as well to hear from you….Watch for my Posting soon about what happens, or is happening to Scammers, especially in Ghana, and you will be delighted to know that all is not to ROSY for them….As you know,as does C K., there is a price to be paid for doing wrong, and when you hear what is happening to them, you will hardly believe it, but it is true and factual…..
Till next time, stay as well as you are,
God bless to all,
Talk soon C K.,
Stay safe everyone,
Best Regards,
JOHN
Stephanie 03-Nov-2009 00:13
To Guest of 02-Nov-2009 01:15:
Why are you on this site? Did you run out of victims to “Scam” so you need to vent here? Poor baby, what’s the matter “little boy”, feeling the pinch of empty pockets? Business not so good lately? Ouch, it seems the “little boy comment” hit too close to home or is it that you identify too closely with “little boys have little”……

Hello CK, John and Git. Nice to see your posts.
John, I learned a new word, “twat” for “twit”
Smiles to you
Stephanie

JOHN 02-Nov-2009 20:35
CK….
I was going to answer that “Guest”, whoever he is….Now I do not have to, because you have put him/her firmly in their BOX forever…..What an insentitive twat!!!
God knows that victims need help, and not to be made feel as if it eas their fault that Scammers came onto them….They are trusting people, and the Scammers feed on that…However, it is nice in this modern ERA to see that there are still trusting people in the world….The work that you and I do C K., is no ones business, and as you said,we do not look for praise…Like you CK., I too have a life, and I thank God that I am fortunate in my life…Like everyone it has it’s ups and downs, but that will still not deter me from trying to help people……A great summary C K., and well done!!
FOR GIT……Also well said……….You were direct and to the point, and you are right….These Scum have never worked a day in their miserable lives, but they cause devestation for good people who are just looking for friendship……They rake in vasts amounts of money at the expense of innocent Victims, and they justify that by thinking that the world owes them a LIVING……But I have good News about a lot of the Scammers, and it is that they come to a very bad end…Trust me, I know what I am talking about, and when they have to face up to the consequences of their Scamming, they cry like children, and try jusify their actions, but to no avail…..I will say more about this later, as will will give some comfort to Victims, and proves that their is such a thing as KARMA…
For the “GUEST”, I still see that your Spelling and Grammer has got worse instead of better, maybe you could get a life BY GOING TO NIGHT SCHOOL, and learn how to write proper English, and you might then be able todo a Posting that makes sense!!!
Stay safe everyone,
Regards to C K., and GIT, and all on the Site,
JOHN
Git 02-Nov-2009 17:20
To CK I can only say “Amen”!
To guest I will say this: Instead of writing here and put a guilt on victims who are already lying on the ground, go and kick those bastards in their asses and make them work as normal people do. Invest and start companies so they have a work to go to.
CK 02-Nov-2009 14:57
guest,

Just saying look in your backyard is not as easy as you would think it is. A lot of victims of love scams are single mothers raising children. A mother who has to work a job or 2, getting kids to school, doing all the housework, running kids back and forth to day-care while they work, etc etc. Doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for running out to bars and singles events to meet people. So a lot of people turn to online dating sites to look.

Scammers (using stolen credit cards) post phony profiles on every singles site there is. They say they are from New York. They say they are from Ohio, Florida, Texas, wherever. They look for other people from the same areas and contact them. Then they tell them some elaborate story about being a businessman and they are currently working overseas and will be back home in the U.S. (or whatever country) shortly. The scammers don’t always say they are in Africa, there are plenty of them in the UK, Amsterdam, Spain, Hong Kong, etc.

So since you are so smart, please explain how the targets of these crimes are supposed to know instantly they are dealing with scammers? If you have never heard of the red flags then how would you know? Hey “Bill’s” profile says he is from New York and so am I! Well that’s backyard right? As I mentioned previously, I clearly spelled out that not all victims of these love crimes are asked for money. Guess you missed reading that. I also mentioned that some of these criminals are so good they will spend months trying to get their victim to fall in love with them before they ever ask for money or favors.

Its easy to sit there and arm-chair quarterback when you have not the first clue as to what goes on with these crimes. You have no idea of the emotional needs of the victim that gets heavily exploited by the scammer in order to get them to part with money or do favors for them. You have no idea how lonely a single parent can be when they barely have time to get the grocery shopping done let alone go out every Friday night bar hopping. How many guys run when they find out the woman has a kid and they don’t want to become an instant father?

It’s not simple to bring victims of love scams back to reality, especially if they have been schmoozed for months with love and affection. Not everybody can be like Mr. Spock from Star Trek and turn off their emotions to take a hard logicial look at the facts and events. You go and tell a lady that her love interest (who she has been involved with for say a year)is a scammer and see how fast she tells you to drop dead. And no, I don’t just throw my hands up and say “oh well, she doesn’t want to listen to bad for her, she’ll have to live with her mistake”. That’s the easy thing to do. You know, like sitting around and mocking victims on bulletin boards rather than lifting a finger to do anything about it.

People like John and I volunteer our time, without asking for reward or praise, because we believe we can make some difference out there. Key word is – VOLUNTEER. I assume you are the same guy who told us “TO GET A LIFE”. If John and I choose to devote some of our free personal time to trying to help others, what business is it of yours?

The question that should be asked is what does it say about a person who belittles victims and then mocks the volunteers who try to help the victims?

Git 02-Nov-2009 07:40
To guest
You are not to judge over the people that has made a mistake, falling in love with a person they did not understand was a fake. What you are doing is to put all the guilt on those who made this mistake, not on the men/boys in West Africa that started all this. This is criminal and the authorities make almost nothing to prevent. It’s like they think that western people has to be punished because of what they did in the past. Those guys is making a bad name of their countries and that will not help them, rather make it more difficult because nobody wants to invest in such countries.
Guest 02-Nov-2009 01:15
If i typed anything wrong and out of grammar text, ONLY because i was typing too fast and pissed off at a statements that were made. NO I AM NOT SMILE. And I am not a scammer. It was sometime back a posting about “grown people being so foolish they are the idiots where they are send large amount of cash to people they have never seen. And if either of you know helping people it was be as simple as bringing them back to reality. When you talk about a cafe. NOT thats little boys telling lonely people what they want to hear. AND DONT TRY TO CORRECT MY GRAMMAR THERE IS TOO MUCH I WANT TO SAY, BUT I DO NOT SPEND THAT MUCH TIME HERE. JUST PEOPLE IF YOU WANT TO MEET SOMEONE LOOK IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD. YOU MAY BE SURPRISE WHAT YOU FIND
CK 29-Oct-2009 23:32
Well said John!

Best Regards to you too as always!

JOHN 28-Oct-2009 23:29
C K.,
Smile can “dance” with me too if he likes, but like you, he is onto a hiding to nothing!!
I refer everyone to what “SMILE” wrote on 6th Febuary on this Site…..He said that all Americans were “Stupid and Foolish”….Read it and see for yourselves, and then judge the kind of person he is…..Who in their right minds would put such a statement as that on this Site, and he says that he is married to an American!!!! I wonder what she thought of that Statement, and also when he called a Guest on this Site a “White Pig”, also in that same Posting!!
Those Statements just tell me the kind of person he is, because the person he called a “White Pig” had also challenged him about his MOTIVES for being on this Site…He must have hit a Raw Nerve, for Smile to reply like that…….They say that it is hard to face up to the truth, and if Smile thinks that by saying things like that will make people like C K., and I go away, well then he is sadly mistaken….. We have seeen people like you before Smile, but that will not deter us from helping people on this Site who need our advice……I asked you before Smile, to do yourself a favour and stay off this Site, because you have nothing to offer, but a lot to try to gain, so I say again, please go away!!!!! Do you not realize that every time that you come on here, that you are just putting yourself deeper and deeper into a Hole??
There are many people who wish to use this Site, to get advice on Scamming, and that is what C K., and I will continue to do….We will not be diverted from that Goal..
Regards to you C K., and everyone,
Stay Safe,
FROM,
JOHN
CK 28-Oct-2009 17:20
Here is another little nugget Smile forgot he posted back in August….

SMILE – 08-Aug-2009 03:51

MOST OF THIS PEOPLE USE MAGICAL POWERS AND THEY ARE NOT JUST EASY TO DEAL WITH. NOBODY WILL DO AN ASSIGNMENT FOR ME TO GET SOMEONE IF HE OR SHE DO NOT GET SOMETHING TO MOTIVATE HE/SHE. YOU DON’T ALSO EXPECT ME TO LEAVE WHATEVER I AM DOING TO START WOALKING THE STREETS OF ACCRA TRACKING SOMEONE I DON’T KNOW WITHOUT GIVING THE PEOPLE SOMETHING TO GIVE ME INFORMATION. IN ACCRA NOBODY WILL JUST PASS INFORMATIONS TO YOU WITHOUT GETTING SOMETHING FROM YOU. ….. I HAVE HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THIS SITE AND I HAVE NEVER ASKED MONEY FROM THEM BUT IF YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS RISKY,YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY BECAUSE I WILL NEED TO INVOLVE OTHER PEOPLE WHO KNOWS HOW TO TRACK THEM. …….DA-SMILE

Thus, Smile puts his own nails in his coffin here. SMILE can make always make the truthful claim “HE” has never asked anybody for any money. What he does (as most scammers do) is pass you off to the next scammer in the food chain. Then the guy SMILE connects you to (Private company, PI, police contact, etc etc)is the guy who says he can get you the scammers identity if you pay them! That’s because SMILE is what is referred to as a “catcher”.

The “catchers” job is to hook the victim with the story. If the victim looks like they might pay, he then passes them off to the next level scammer who goes about trying to collect the money by using the next part of the story. Typically its the banker, Barrister, Diplomat, but here its the Private Investigator.

So SMILE can swear on the Bible he never asked anybody for any money, but he is the one who hooks up the victims with the guy who will ask for the money. Then if they are successful, SMILE and his partner split the money. Anyway, his own post says you might need to pay if he has to refer you to the people who can track these scammers down. Which of course is in total contradiction to the comment of his I just posted where he said he was successful in helping LOTS OF PEOPLE track down these criminals.

Wanna keep dancing SMILE? I can go all day!

CK 28-Oct-2009 17:06
Smile,

Since you want to run your mouth, let’s dance, you and I shall we?

Here is a post of Smile’s back in Jan…..

SMILE – 24-Jan-2009 10:05

IF YOU ARE DATING ANYONE IN ACCRA AND YOU FILL THE PERSON IS A SCAM………….YOU GOT NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. JUST EMAIL ME AND I WILL HELP YOU FIND OUT THE REAL IDENTITY. I HAVE DONE THIS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE AND I FEEL I CAN HELP YOU OUT. MY NAME IS SMILE AND MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS xxxxxxxx

You’ve done this for lots of people? ORLY? Fake names, fake addresses, disposable SIM cards, internet cafes and you’ve tracked down these scammers and exposed their real identies FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE? For FREE? A real Private Investigator would need months if not years to be that successful, not to mention spending a good amount of money on the cases. If your claim was true, the Law Enforcement agencies all over the world would be paying top dollar for your “expert” and very fast services. In other words – BS!

CK 28-Oct-2009 16:57
John,

Thanks for defending me, but no worries. The “attack” was nothing more than a scammer being upset that he was exposed and is trying to make us look bad. Look at his illogical rambling and twisting of my words. I never said I was the victim of a love scam (I never was) and I never said I could track down scammers, other than by their location via IP address.

Smile, or whoever you are, you busted yourself long before I showed up here. I was just another verification that you were a fraud trying to get people out of their money. Anybody can show up here and look back at all the posts and read for themselves and make the same determination.

I come here to lend a hand and help people. I don’t ask for money and never will. Smile did by claiming he could hire a private investigator to track the scammers down. Again. A scammer using a fake name, working in a public internet cafe where dozens of citizens use every day and using free e-mail. But a PI being paid a couple of $100 can track down the scammer for a victim based on phony information? Yeah okay.

It’s cool, it’s all part of their story. When they get caught red-handed in their lies and scams, they attack the people who are doing the warnings as fraudsters. Just remember, look at who is asking for money and who isn’t. Game over Smile. :-)

Smiel 28-Oct-2009 12:49
What have I done wrong John, Have I stolen anything from you or anyone you know? Why calling me names I don’t deserve? Is it a crime to have been truthful to people in this forum? Now you just called someone else smile. I have done nothing wrong and no one here can call me a thief because I stole nothing from them. I think you better stop calling me names and concentrate on helping people from becoming victims of fraud. Thanks for your understanding. Regards, Smile NB: This is the first time of me visitin this pge after some time. I have been busy recording my songs. Wishing everbody well.
JOHN 27-Oct-2009 22:28
FOR GUEST @ 3.59 on 27th…..
You are an Idiot to come on this Site and try to vilify C K……Reason being that C K., has done more in a day to help people, than you will ever do in a lifetime..OK…I was not going to even to answer you, but I cannot stand idly by and see you try to make little of someone, nor indeed anyone on this Site who helps people…..By the way, it may do you no harm at all to try to learn how to spell properly, and I suspect from your Posting, and your Spelling, that you are a Scammer as well…You may even be “Smile”, because your grasp of the English Language leaves a lot to be desired…..I am stating again that “Smile” is a SCAMMER, because anyone who asks for MONEY over the Internet, no matter what that money is for , is a Scammer….I have proof that he asked for Money on more than one occasion to find “Scammers”, and if you read what C K., said about this, then you would know that he “Smile” has as much chance of finding a “Scammer” as I have of winning the LOTTO!!!
Who said that C K., had a “Broken Heart”??? I have known him now for a long time, and he has never stated that OK….
Incidentally, it’s you who should get a life, and leave this Site alone, so that people can get help here……I know Ghana well, it’s a lovely Country, with very nice people in the main, but it is the Scammers who are ruining the good name of Ghana!!!
C K., tried to help you, who ever you are, and this is how to repay him!!!
You should engage your Brain before you come on this Site attacking good people,who are here to help, and maybe you could also learn how to spell properly!!!
That’s all that I have to say to you for now….
Stay safe everyone,
Regards to you C K.,
JOHN
Guest 27-Oct-2009 03:59
CK my question was there any woman not it some man asked SMILE to get info for him. One person comment dsnt make him a scammer. And the stuff you are telling these people that you track down scammers if you are claiming to to this. You are a joke, because you DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING ARE TALKING ABOUT. GET A LIFE WHICH MANY OF YOU NEED TO DO STOP LETTING A PERSON TAKE YOUR MONEY AND HEART.
JOHN 26-Oct-2009 17:45
GIT…
Nice to hear from you, and that you are doing fine…..Also delighted to hear that the “GUY” in Ghana has not contacted you again….Reason being of course that he now knows that you are wise to his tricks……He is not a loss, and I am really glad to get your update, as I am sure that C K., will be as well!!!
Keep up the good work, and you do know that time is a great healer…..As I said before, we will always be here for yo, God willing………
Stay safe all,
Regards,
JOHN
Git 26-Oct-2009 12:27
John and CK
Update. The guy in Accra has not tried to contact me again, even though he has 2 e-mail addresses to me. I guess he has given up, or at least I hope that. I feel good, no problems so far.
JOHN 20-Oct-2009 22:59
C K.,
Thanks for clearing that up for me, as you are perfecly right in your summation of my Posting…..I was indeed just puting out that as a general statement for people who would see this Site, and it was not meant for GIT as you rightfully said!!! Git,it goes without saying that we know that you would not tell a Scammer about this Site, and that you would not direct one here,and I am indeed sorry if I gave you that impression….I would never doubt that you are a genuine person, so as C K., said, no worries on that score…. If that person does Post here, I will only be too glad to talk to him, as indeed I am sure that C K., would as well…..I know how RomanceScam works, and they are doing a very good job on that Site regarding waring people about Scammers, and also exposing them……They are to be commended for the work that they do in that regard, and the more Sites that are informing people about Scammers the better, as the fight against the Scammers must go on!!
Sorry again Git if I left you with the wrong impression, as I never intended to do that…
Stay safe everyone,
Regards,
JOHN
CK 20-Oct-2009 21:14
Git,

I understand that is what you were referring to and that you would not direct a scammer here. John was making a point in his post ……….”but EVERYONE has to be so careful, when they talk to people on a one to one basis, because Scammers are everywhere, and can even try to use this SITE,”

That was the part of the post I was referring to. He was making a general statement for everybody else reading here. That’s all, no worries.

Git 20-Oct-2009 18:43
CK
Then you both misunderstood me. This person is posting on RomanceScam, he is not a scammer. Would not even cross my mind to tell a scammer that he is posted somewhere.
CK 20-Oct-2009 18:02
Git, I think John just meant that as a general reminder for anybody reading this.

For somebody it could be tempting to tell the scammer….”HA! You were exposed as a fraud at this website. Go look for yourself and see!”…..Which could tip off the scammer about where he went wrong and what steps he needs to correct for next time. Granted, any scammer could stumble in here, but scammers generally are not wasting their money in internet cafes surfing around for scam warning sites.

Git 20-Oct-2009 13:46
John
I have told this person to post here and ask.
JOHN 20-Oct-2009 10:44
C K,
What I meant in my Email of 20th @ 00.01 was that you will have some fun with the Spammers and the Scammers, who sent you Mail to the Email Address that you Posted….
Hope all is well,
Regards,
JOHN
JOHN 20-Oct-2009 10:36
Git,
Happy to hear that you are doing fine……It’s good that you have thrown in the towel with that guy from Ghana……….He is just taking time to think up a plausible excuse that he can come up with, so that he can try to convince you that it is alla mix-up, but don’t fall for it, because he is a defnite Scammer, so bury your past history with him, and move on….Remember, as I told you, that these guys are professionals at what they do, so do not be lured back to him by his petty excuses, because they are all lies…..Let it go, even if he comes back, because as you know in your heart, their is nothing to gain, but a lot to lose….You are over the worst of it now, so just keep moving forward,and you will gain your happiness back….He is not even worth a second of your time…..
Regarding the person from Romance.Com., what does he want exactly???
I can get my Secondary Email Address to you, because it is only one of a few Email Addresses that I use, and it is well protected from Viruses, Trojans etc., and that’s why I just want to know what that person want’s me for….
Like C K., if or when I Post it here, it will be inundated with Spam, and with Letters from Scammers, but that is not a problem, if I thought that it would help this person!!
Like C K., and Frankiers, I also Scambait, and I want to be sure that it will serve a purpose if I Post it here, but I have to be a little careful, as you can appreciate, and I want to state that I have no problem giving advise, or passing on my knowledge to people on this Site, but EVERYONE has to be so careful, when they talk to people on a one to one basis, because Scammers are everywhere, and can even try to use this SITE, by posing as a “GOOD GUY”!! I do not want to undermine myself, as you can appreciate, because a lot of people out there need advise, need help, need to know about Scamming, etc., and that is what C K., FRANKIERS, and I are doing here on this Site, each in his own way……
So if you let me know why that person wants to contact me, just come back on the Site, and tell me……
For now, stay safe everyone,
Best Regards,
JOHN
Git 20-Oct-2009 06:14
John
I am okay, no problems. That guy from Accra have still not answered my request for pictures, so he excluded himself. It was the last drop – so to say.
Had a mail-conversation with a guy from RomanceScam a couple of days ago. He had tried to come in contact with you by e-mailing Brian. But he did not get any answer. Is there another way to contact you? He wanted to know if he could help you.
JOHN 20-Oct-2009 00:01
Hi Stephanie,
Glad that you are making progress, and the reason that he does not like you being confrontational is because he now realises that you are on to him…….If I were you I would cease all contact with him, and here is the reason why……..I notice you said that his adopted Sons Name is Dan “Quashie”…Well I can tell you this, that is a Ga Name, from Accra in Ghana…..They are one of the Tribes in Ghana, and a lot of them live in Osu, Labadi, Nungua, and Teshie, which are all part of Accra, and Greater Accra…..The Ga Tribe look after their own, so that is another lie that he is telling you…..This is a Gang of Scammers,Stephanie, that operate together, between Ghana and Nigeria, and they are dangerous people……..They would sell their own Mother for Money, and indeed some have already done that…….They are “SCUM”, and have no regard for anyone!! They have no Morals, and they “work” the Cafes 24/7 in search of Victims…Thank God that you are rid of him, and he will not be happy now that he is losing you, because he thought he was on to a good thing….
Am so happy that you are much better, as I am sure that C K., will be as well, and we are happy that we were of help to you……..Glad that you Posted his Name and Email Addres here, BUT NEVER TELL HIM ABOIUT THIS SITE, because he will only be forewarned, as they read these Sites, if they can get the Addresss…..Thanks for coming back to us with your update, and do stay safe…..I promise you that you will get better, and your life will be good……Bye for now Stephanie!!!
C K.,glad to see your Postings as usual, and you are right to remind people not to Post their Email Addresses either on this Site, or indeed as you said, on any public Forum…….I would say that you will have some “fun” with them, and no doubt will give them the run around……At least it will keep them busy for some time…LOL…
I hope that GIT is fine as well, and we will always be here for them….
As you said C K., if we only help one Person from these Scammer, it will be reward enough for us….
Stay safe everyone,
Best Regrds,
JOHN
Stephie 19-Oct-2009 22:42
Hello Everyone, John and CK
Well I am doing much better now. I’ve slowly been breaking it off with my scammer for the past two weeks. With each conversation I’m confrontational which he dislikes. For anyone new reading this post, he’s under the name Dave Lewinston, Lewinston1@yahoo.com,posing as an US Army Soldier stationed in Iraq, however emails are from Nigeria. Has an agent Jeremiah Bonsu, Diploma004@yahoo.com and adopted son Dan Quarshie. on danquarsh01@yahoo.com – beware, they will take your money and laugh!

What you read and learn on this site in valuable. They saved me money and an ever deeper wounded heart. Thank you all.

CK 19-Oct-2009 20:56
Just in case anybody was wondering, John is 100% correct in advising you not to post your e-mail address here or on any bulletin board service. This is because they use software called e-mail harvesters to go through the internet to pull e-mail addresses to send their scam mail to. This is just one method they use.

Anyway, it only took 3 days after I posted an e-mail address here to start receiving scam mail. I’m surprised it even took that long! LOL

CK 18-Oct-2009 13:44
randy, glad to see information here helped save you from a scam. Can you give any details as to what the scammer was trying to do? The info you post could save another potential victim down the road!
randy 18-Oct-2009 11:15
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CK 13-Oct-2009 19:00
SMILE was a fraud. Here is a part of what a guest wrote back on 13-Aug-2009 19:48

For John, you are right,Smile is a wolf in sheeps clothing. I contacted him some months back, I could quickly tell where he was going so disappeared on him during conversation after couple minutes. I never gave him photos of my scammer or anything he asked for. He contacted me a couple days later trying get money for detective he hired for me.

Paying a private detective, to hunt down a person who is using a false name, false pictures, a free e-mail account and of course an IP address that would only lead to an internet cafe that dozens of people use over the course of the day with many pictures. It’s wishful thinking at best that a PI would be successful.

JOHN 13-Oct-2009 18:51
For Guest of 13th October @ 15.37…..
Please read my Postings regarding “SMILE” from the 21st August to 30th August, and also CK’s Posting of 29th August…….
If you are in contact with him, for Gods sake stop immedaitly, or it will cost you Money, and then some………….He’s a Wolf in Sheeps clothing, and I do not want to waste more time talking about him, as you will see in the Postings that I have mentioned, I have said all I want to about him….If you need help,then we are on this Site to help you, and we will!! All you have to do is to Post your Query here, and I promise you that help will be available, and it will cost you NOTHING…..
FOR GIT; I can just imagine what you are going thru, and it cannot be easy, but the advise that FRANKIERS gave you is excellent advise, and you will feel all the better for sharing your Story as you did…..That Format has been used for people, who can share their experiences, their hopes, and their grief with each other,so that each can help by sharing their own Stories……As bad as yours is, you will come to realize thaat you are not alone in what happened to you, and it’s theraputic, and will help you on the way to recover……Keep up the good work, and remember you are not alone, because CK., Frankiers and I will always be here for you……Do please let us know from time to time as tohow you are doingm and we all wish you the very best……
Stephanie………….Hope you are doing well also……Be sure to let us know how you are also doing…
May God be with you both, as you go forward ( Don’t look back),
Regards to all.
Stay Safe,
JOHN
Guest 13-Oct-2009 15:37
Is there any womam on here talking with the guy named SMILE if so has he ask u for anything
Git 13-Oct-2009 06:17
John
I am ok. Some of my wounds got open again when I posted my story at RomanceScammer a couple of days ago. When I first started to talk with Frankiers about this he encouraged me to do so. It took me a week to first translate the report I made to the police and then to re-write a lot of it, all with a lot of thinking in between (and of course I have another life also). But it really helps to get it out in the open. I got some kind of perspective on what has happened. I still have not decided if I should post the guy from Accra, but I do not have any contact with him now.
JOHN 12-Oct-2009 23:20
CK
Thank you so much much for your kind words….Your help to me and others on this Site have been so much appreciated…I was finding it hard to geet thru to some people until you came here and gave us all your wisdom and experience….Yes this is lonely work, but T G.,that we have been able to advise people, and they did take notice…Stephanie is a case in point…She is now doing grest work, and it must not be easy for her…I too was moved to tears by her story, and she has been thru Hell and back…She is a great example to others who were in her situation,and I know that she will be all the better when she is over the Emotional stress…She should realy be do proud of herself…I wish her well in her life…..Frankiers is so welcome here, and what you said to hom also applys to you…Between us, we will do our best to pass on our experiences to people who are in the clutches of these Scammers, and we will make inroads…..Sorry about that poor man in America, but the Scammer will answer one day…Not by us, but by a Power greater than us…I hope that GIT is alright too, and those people know that we are here for them……God Bless, and take Care everyone,
For now,
My Regards,
JOHN
CK 12-Oct-2009 20:36
Frankiers,
Yes dealing with a SHS victim can be very emotionally draining on the warner as sometimes we have to move mountains in order to get through the shell the victim has placed around them to shield them from the truth. It is very easy to get burned out, I know, I’ve been there. Reading Stephanie’s very brave post below brings me joy that we were able to assist in helping her out and brings me to the verge of tears with her story.

Warning SHS victims is not for everybody, you really have to have a lot of patience, thick skin for the abuse you sometimes get from the victim and be able to get on a personal level with the victim. As you said, sometimes there is that one victim that will not hear from anybody. You can only do as much as you are willing to put forward. I could easily sit down and send out 50 formatted e-mails in a night warning Craigslist sellers they are the targets in a fake check scam. Anybody can do that. Spending weeks trying to convince somebody who is in love that their “soulmate” is really a scammer? That is not for everybody. It’s not a knock, it’s just how it is.

Also, when you say you are not doing any special stuff, just posting scammer profiles, well in fact you are doing something special. What you are doing is 99.9% more to stop fraud than more people will do in their lifetimes. If one profile you post averts a scam from happening, that is again 99.9% more than people do in a lifetime. You don’t get paid for it, you volunteer your own personal time to make a difference. That is something special, because a lot people will never volunteer their time to help out with anything in their lives, let alone fighting scam and fraud. I give a lot of props to John who was carrying on the fight here on this forum by himself for a long time without help. Every little bit helps.

frankiers 12-Oct-2009 17:52
Thank you for this shocking report, CK.
Recent stories I came across while overlooking how some threads on reported scammers grew and grew with people saying “I know this face, I have been in contact with the same man OMG!”, I tend to “forget” details of individual scams after days on purpose, I need this to not get too emotionally involved into this, I see them as “cases” with individual fates and losses but also with so many parallels to other romance scams that after a while, in my head they are all a big grey cloud with possibly 95% successes (they seem to believe it was a scam and the money is lost and gone…) and 5% “failures” (they dont believe posted evnidence, yet put the blame on you and sometimes getting abusive. These 5 % are the reason why I see them all now as cool as possible, in order to keep going to write so many worldwide people basically the same day after day after day, as a pure hobbyiost, amateur, non-policeman and non-psychologist.
Well you see the 95% by far outrun the 5 % :)-
Anyhow, what I wanted to say originally was that I failed in convincing a US person that his Bulgarian girl was a fake, despite all evidence hving been piled up by me and other forum contributors. At a point, I simply had to say “Good luck for your future.”, and move on. It was demanding too much energy, the way he denied all evidence.
The only thing that was clearly his fault is that he continuies to speak to his scammer (often for 1 hour on the phone). While I understand this to be hard for anyone, just 1 week without internet might be great for him…instead, he still WANTS to believe….and while I do not expect his story to end like Dan´s, he is on a great way :(
To sum it up, most people I think are a bit suspicious already when they start to research…so your job is easier with these 95%. It´s the other 5% that make it, well, challenging. And I do not do any special stuff, I´m just an ordinary forum member posting up scammers´ profiles.
Cheers.
Stephanie 12-Oct-2009 14:39
CK – thanks for sharing this story
It has given me the courage to share mine, in hopes it will impact someone else. My scammer was successful because I had an emotional need. Deep in mourning for the loss of my husband and the death of my two children this past year, my heart was broken to pieces. Depressed, despondent and suicidal, I desperately needed to hear “I love you” once again. My scammer played on those needs and was able to extract $2,800 from me. Only he was greedy and asking for $8,000 and another $5,000 made me question what was going on. The sad part is, while I’m investigating his stories, I’m continuing the love dialogue making it more and more difficult to break off. Reading this website and my sessions with my grief counselor literally saved my life. A week ago suicide was the immediate plan. Pulling on my faith, Counselor and you all on this site, I was able to turn this sad experience into a positive one by adopting a Troop of US Soldiers as I previously mentioned. The pull to be needed and appreciated is very strong.

Thank goodness my friends have been so supportive and helpful as well. Thanks CK, John and Frankiers for caring to help those who aren’t able to help themselves. For me, it will take a long time to heal from this wound. Doable but not easy.

Bless you
Smiles

CK 12-Oct-2009 10:33
This is a personal story I was involved into help show people how bad these scams can be and how fragile a victim of a love scam can be. About 4 years ago, we came across a deaf man from the US named Dan. Dan was a victim in a long running love scam where the scammer (a male) pretended to be a beautiful woman, who used pictures he lifted from a modeling website. Since Dan was deaf, no need to worry about needing a female voice.

Dan was contacted by several people and he ignored every warning that was sent. Dan had sent the scammer $1000’s in cash and gifts. He sent the money always Western Union and it was $500 here, $300 there, $600 this time. The scammer would have an endless supply of excuses, medical bills, rent, car payment. Anything that made it look like she was a damsal in distress and Dan could save his princess. The scammer was next using stolen credit cards to send items to Dan’s house, who in turn would take the packages and mail them out to Nigeria. Here, the scammer said “she” owned a store and companies in the US would not ship to her in Africa because of fraud concerns. So she asked Dan if she could have the packages sent to him and for him to mail them to her. He agreed. These were very expensive electronics.

His family was contacted and they tried to intervene, again with no luck. Then with the help of Law enforcement contacts, the police in Dan’s town were brought in to stop it. At first it looked like he succeeded until he turned around and told the scammer everything about the police investigation. Then the police in another state got involved because of where the stolen credit cards were from. Finally it looked like it had stopped.

Six months later, it was learned that Dan had to move back in with his parents (he was in his mid 30’s). Even after everything the police and his family had told him about his “love” really being a male scammer, he got sucked back in because the scammer kept writing to Dan and telling him it was all a big misunderstanding and “she” was for real. So he fell for it because his heart overruled his brain. This cost him every dollar he owned plus his house which had to be sold to cover his debt. A few months later after he moved back in with his parents and still overwhelmed with the grief of what happened, he committed suicide.

The mother blamed everybody involved especially the lady that had worked tirelessly to help stop the scam. The loss was devastating to all of us that pooled together to save Dan. I will never forget that as long as I live. That is my motivation to help out anyway I can to stop these criminals.

CK 12-Oct-2009 10:02
Hi frankiers and welcome,
I commend you for wanting to do more to help out the victims of these love scams. IMO they are the worst of the scams because of the emotional damage that happens once the victim finds out they have been scammed. As John and you have said, education is the key and the more the word gets out, the better chance a scam will be averted. One big problem is that love scams are often not reported by their victims because many of them feel ashamed and hurt by the deception and don’t want their friends and families to know what happened. Though I have seen it happen to people that are lawyers and doctors all the day down to the blue collar, single parent struggling to make ends meet.

One point I’d like to stress is that with a love scam victim, if they are already in deep, it takes a lot more than a simple form letter with links to educate them with. It’s not like a next of kin or gold dust scam where a form letter will do the trick. That’s because the heart will not overrule the reasoning of the brain in a “greed” based scam. I’ve seen a few victims over the years take the most dire of warnings and brush them aside because in their hearts, there was no way that “David” or “Sarah” were fakes and scammers. Victims that are in deep in love scams need a very personal touch to get them to see the light and not form warnings with suggested links to an FBI website.
I know you and John are aware of this with your experience, I just am posting this for the other people that follow this forum that are reading for information purposes.

frankiers 11-Oct-2009 23:37
Thanks, John :)
Yes, I have been baiting for nearly 3 years now on Eater and indeed this is how I came into the dark sides of this subject…now focussing on collecting scammers´ details they use in scams and letting victims find that by Google, with the main purpose of education about romance scams and preventing them to lose more, which very often means long strings of emails and PMs. So for me, what started as a mere hobby (baiting) has turned into a very rewarding task.
Mind to add, I also browse a few traveling blogs and read non-scam-related information about Africa, South America etc. and therefore have an additional reason to enjoy photo galleries and travellers´ reports. :)
JOHN 11-Oct-2009 21:55
To Frankiers;
Nice to have you on the Site…..I am sure that you will be of great help here…CK is excellent and is a great asset on this Site…
Each of us in our own way, who “fight” the Scammers try to do two things…First as you know, we warn people when we know that they are being Scammed, and secondly we try to offer them advice, as we know what the feEling is like when a person discovers that they have been the victim of a Scam…Like CK, and I am sure that this applies to you as well, we also Scambait, so that we can give these Scammers the run around, and waste their time, because time is money to them, and if we only divert them for some time, they have less time to Scam innocent people… CK., and I have also warned people not to engage in this Scam baiting, unless you have experience, because it is both time consuming, and can be dangerous….
In any case, it’s nice tohave you here, because the more people with experience the better….
BEST REGARDS TO ALL,
STAY SAFE,
JOHN
frankiers 11-Oct-2009 13:03
Hi to all. I come from a forum against these love scams and was invited to follow this discussion. It is excellent and also disillusioning reading. I specially like the summaries CK did 05-Oct-2009 15:11 and 15:02…in fact, I have written them down because they sum all the problems up in a nutshell and all that we are trying to say to victims of these kind of thieves always circles around this. I also agree with Git in that writing down bad experiences (oh whichever kind) and posting this has the helpful quality of writing a diary, it helps to get one´s thoughts back into order again and like a book, you close it afterwards and look ahead and they are dealt with and it all adds to to something called life experience.
Git 10-Oct-2009 08:36
John and CK
Thanks for your wonderful words. It is nice to have someone to share thoughts with, as I don’t want to tell my relatives.
Stephanie
Don’t know what sites you have tried to post on, but on DelphiFAQ you post and then it has to be approved to be put in. It can take a while if the moderator is out of town. On RomanceScam you have to register before you post. But it is easy to do, use a nickname. They are very helpful and concerning, all of them have the same experience as you and I. Post every e-mail address and name you have and pictures if you have that also. It will help others when they Google adresses and names.
Stephanie 10-Oct-2009 02:36
To Everyone,
I shared my experience with five of my best friends and they have all offered to help me fill boxes for “my adopted troop”. Thank you John and CK for the positive feed-back. It was very heartwarming. I have tried to post my scammer on different sites but can’t seem to do it. Must be doing something wrong.

Talk about Karma, how fascinating that you mention this since I’m taking an Asian Humanities course and it’s all about Buddha, Karma and Nirvana. While I’m not angry with these scammers, I do pity them. For their day of judgement will come.

Hey CK, I’m hoping you’ll keep me posted……..

Bless you
Smiles to all

JOHN 10-Oct-2009 00:15
Stephanie and Git…For you both.
As C K., said to you Stephanie, you have turned a negative into a positive, and thats a credit to you…You are taking this experience on the chin, and fighting back in a very positive fashion, ans both I and C K., admire you for that…You see Stephanie, as C K., has said, too many people have been devestated by experiences like this, and you are an example to all the people who have been Scammed!! Those Soldiers,who are 1,000’s of Miles away from home, will feel nothing but gratitude for the kind thing that you have done for them, and you have shown them that people do really care, and that there are good people in this World like you……Keep up the good work, and you will fel very satisfied by the response of thode Soldiers that you have been so kind to…Mark both C K’s and my words, Karma does exist, and a bad deed from a person will always come back to haunt, just as a good deed wil be rewared….You are to be admired, and now get ahead withy your life and enjoy it, because we can’t change the past, but we can change the future…May you have a very happy life, and thanks for the kind words to both C K., and I, because they do mean a lot….
For Git, I promise you that good things will happen to you, because you are also a caring person, and please don’t allow an experience with a Scammer to stay with you….You will rise above it, and then it will have no no power over you…Please don’t give up on people, because of this bad experience, instead, focus on all the good that you have inyour life, and I promise you that the Pain will go away…I wish you well for the future..
Thanks again C K., for your nice Posting….You are proof that there are indeed good people in this World,,,
Stay safe everyone,
God Bless ,
JOHN
CK 09-Oct-2009 20:26
Stephanie,

Great post! It’s heartwarming to see you take the steps to not let the scammer beat you. I’ve seen quite a few people go into total despair after such an experience. You and Git are wonderful people and don’t ever forget that. I am a firm believer in Karma and you both will meet somebody great, while the loathsome scammers will continue to live in squalor as John as mentioned.

Stephanie 09-Oct-2009 18:56
To All:
While it is never easy to accept being a victim, I have taken this experience and turned it into something positive. Because my scammer posed as an US Army Soldier in Iraq, I decided to go onto “Any Soldier dot com” and pick a small troop that needs some “home” attention. Today I sent them 10 dozen cookies from “Cookies Direct”. Now I feel good and the bad taste of being a victim is wiped from my mouth, and replaced with the desire to do more for our Freedom Fighters.

I do appreciate the work and help you provide John and CK. All the best to you

Git 09-Oct-2009 17:34
John
Thanks for your kind words. Actually I got tears in my eyes. I have been tought to believe in the good in people until they prove the opposite. Today you can’t do that, you have to get proof that they are good. What a world we have made for ourselves!!! Everything is about money. In a way I can understand them, politicians that only think of their own best and not of the people. An oldfashioned society with clan system that collapses. It is a result of the western worlds colonialism, we should not forget about that.
I am now on a datingsite called Dating’nMore, which really try to prevent scammers. Well, dating and dating…I look for new friends, but it also a kind of community.
I am not a christian, but I will say a prayer for every honest human being, that they will not have these experienscs that I have had. It has been an expensive experience, but not more than I can handle. Most of all it is the feeling that I have been betrayed, that some people have made me look at new people with suspiciousness. I don’t like that feeling, I don’t….
JOHN 08-Oct-2009 19:57
JOHN,
GIT,
Don’t be too disappointed OK….If I were in your shoes, I would just thank God that I found out, before you got in too deep….Remember, the Picture is only an illusion, and it may or may not be him at all…..In any case, I would say good riddance to him,because he is only a Scammer, and after a while you will even forget he exists….You have left him in his squalor, and believe me,he is more annoyed and upset than you, because he thought that he was on to a nice little earner in you…..but now you are too clever for him, and he will be very frustrated, and very annoyed!!
It’s a sad fact that people like him exist, because we have all met someone in him in our lives….but don’t think think that all people are like him, because they are not!!
Good people like you get upset when you come across people like him, as we would all do, but don’t let it shake your confidence in all people, just be a little more cautious in future, as indeed we should all be!!
You sound like a very nice person, and the day will come when you will meet someone nice, and then all this will be behind you………Whatever you do, don’t waste time wondering or thinking about his person, because it will only be a waste of your good time!!
Human nature is very fickle, and some people are also evil, but thank God that there are good people are well…..
You could also put his Picture on http://www.delphidaq.com, and I guarantee you that someone will also have his Picture there as well, because I assure you that you are not the first one that he will have tried to scam….
In conclusion, don’t feel too bad, because as I told you before, you are not the first person to meet one of these Scammers, and you will not be the last!!
Keep your faith in human nature, and I promise you that all will work out fine for you in the long run…I will day a Prayer for you, and you do likewise…
God Bless and stay safe,
Regards,
JOHN
Git 08-Oct-2009 18:26
John
I will disappear from him, he does not answer anyway. I have tried before to get pictures from him, without luck. I guess I will post him on RomanceScam to see if somebody else have talked with him.
But I feel sad about the world being like this, that you can’t believe in or trust people from everywhere.
CK 08-Oct-2009 01:18
Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for the update. Several things, first the passport. Yes the passport can easily be faked with a Photoshop program. Any types of papers or ID scammers can make up on their PC’s quickly and quite professional looking. It’s quite amusing that you asked him to take the picture I suggested and he responds by asking you to send him a webcam? Clever excuse. He has a few pictures of himself to send you but now can’t get anybody to take just one more picture for you? It’s just one more freebie he is hoping to secure from you. He’ll sell it and make a few dollars off of it. The only way he could truly, and I mean truly verify who he is, is to see him holding up a sign with the same exact face as in the other pictures. Since he is not that person, he will never do it for you. Instead he begs you to check out a scanned copy of his “passport” as proof? No. In fact I would bet you if he did send you a picture of this passport, the head shot in the picture would be the same as in one of the 6 photographs he already sent you. See, scammers screw themselves when they use a fake picture. They are then stuck with that same face. If they only have one pic, they will use that same headshot on the Drivers Lic, Passport, work ID, etc etc.

If he was a legit person stationed in Iraq and asked you to mail him something, it would go to an APO military address. From there they would send it to the solider in Iraq. I’m guessing he is saying send it to his son in Ghana so he can mail it to his Dad? That’s because he is a fake.

The IP address you mentioned for Sunnyvale, Ca. That is the e-mail server address for Yahoo Mail. In the header their are several IP addresses listed. You want to check the IP that is listed closest to the bottom of the header information. That is generally the starting point for the IP. Since you said you sent something to his son in Ghana, I would not be surprised to see the IP being Ghana itself.

Stephanie, I know it’s hard to truly accept this, especially if you have been in contact for so long. There is a part of you that wants to think this is all one big misunderstanding and he is for real. I’ve talked to numerous people over the years who were victims of a SHS and gone through the same thing. But remember, this is not your fault. These scammers are pros and could deceive anybody, anywhere at anytime. 1000’s of people are scammed every year in sweetheart scams. Men and women alike. Unless you are aware of the scam from the start, it’s hard to see the warning signs and red flags.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask and John and I will do our best to help answer them.

JOHN 08-Oct-2009 00:03
For GIT……
Be careful about the Information that you received by Email from the Contemporary Centre, because this person may be in cahoots with this man… I promise you, that a few Cedis to her/him, and that person would tell you anything…You may think that I am paranoid, but you have to know how the people in Ghana operate, and then you would believe me….They would sell their SOULS for a few Cedi, and thats a sad fact…
You have to realise that a good Wage in Ghana is about 400 Ghana CEDI a Month, that’s about $350!!
So for them, $1,000 is a FORTUNE!!
The average Wage is around 80 Ghana Cedi a Month, that’s about $70… So you can imagine the tempation for them, if they were offered any kind of bribe at all by these people!!
The majority of Ghanians’ are honest people, who do the best that they can to survive,and get on with their lives, but it’s the Scammers that are ruining the good name of Ghana, and those Scammers have destroyed many a good persons life,because they are SCUM!!!
Remember Git, that person could easily pose in front of the Art Centre, but what would that prove!! He is more than likely using his own Phoos, in the ones that he sent toyou,but it would not prove that he has a business there….and even if it did, why waste your time with him??
He is a definite Scammer, and nothing can change that!!
Forget about him,and get on with your life…Life is too short to be wasting it on someone like him……Their are a lot of nice people in the World, and you will find one, but I I promise you that it will not be in Ghana….
Please stay safe, and all my best regards to you,
For now, take care,
Regards,
John…
JOHN 07-Oct-2009 23:30
Hi C K., and Stephanie,
For Stephanie, do as C K has suggested, and Email him…I promose you that you will not be sorry! He will give you the advice that you need on a one to one, and I guarantee you that you will be glad that he has ofered you that facility…
As C K., has said, don’t be worried unduly about this, because the Scammer realises that you are on to him, and he will make every excuse to you to try to win back your trust!!Don’t fall for it, OK. He can’t touch you or harm you in any way, because these Scammers are cowards, and he will not be able to get a Visa out of Ghana, if thats where he is…Just think about it for a moment….Even if he could get a Visa, do you think that he would travel half way around the World on a Wing and a Prayer….It would not be worth it for him, and in any case, even if he could afford to do that, he would lose too much time, and that’s time he would not waste, because he has other people to Scam…
Take C K’s., advise, and let him handle it, because C K., is an expert at what he does, and you could not buy better help or advise!!
Also, don’t be too caught up in tracing Email IP Addresses because as C K., knows as well, these can be tampered with, and you will only waste your valuble time!!
Clever of you C K., to use gmail, because I use it as well to Scambait, you know what I mean about gmails IP Addresses, because they can’t be traced, but lets not give too much away, as Scammers look in on this SITE as well…..
If it’s OK with you C K., I will contact you soon, and we can chat for a little while…I will also be using my GMAIL ADDRESS when I contact you…It’s a Secondary Email Address that I also use for Scambaiting….
Sorry I have not ben on the Site for a while, it seems that the Server for this Site was having some troube, but it is fine now…
By the way C K., I was reading the Postings on Scambusters 419, and its brilliant reading as you know…..He is also doing brilliant work, just like yourself, and he has made IDIOTS out of a lot of these Scammers, as well as wasting their time…It’s like reading a Novel, and I think that it is hillarious the way he gives those IDIOTS the brun around!!
Please Stephanie, be guided by what C K., advises, and you will have back your peace of mind OK…
In the meantime, stay safe, and we will talk soon CK….And thanks againfor your advise to Stephanie..
God Bless.
Regards,
JOHN…
CK 07-Oct-2009 22:53
Hi Stephanie,

Don’t worry, it’s all part of his Modus Operandi. He will keep on e-mailing you because you have already sent him some things and he does not want your giving to stop. By his constant e-mails and phone contact this keeps the pressure on for you to get over your doubts about him so he can win you over again. A lot of people give in again because the pull of the heart strings often overrules what the brain is saying. Be strong and you will get through this okay.

I want to help you with this so I’m going to ask you to send me his e-mail address and which website you met him on. You can use this address to contact me at colekutz2009@gmail.com Now John correctly points out that you should not post your e-mail address on any forum or bulletin board because scammers harvest any e-mail address they can find to send out their spam. Since John knows I scambait, he knows that me posting the e-mail contact above does not affect me.

Once I get his information, I can use my tactics to expose him as the fraud I already know he is.

Stephanie 07-Oct-2009 21:05
Hello CK and John,
Riyadh in Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia is the first address for the emails that he sends. I have done all you’ve suggested but he still emails me and now he is emailing me asking what my week-end plans are? Nothing regarding Ghana has shown up. Should I be nervous?
Git 07-Oct-2009 19:48
Stephanie. I met one that used a picture of a retired american general. He called himself Ken Cody, he could not use other surnames than Cody because the name was on the uniform. With my experiences I did of course check his IP-number and found it was from Ghana. I faced him with that and he disappeared.
If you have not done that I think you should report him, with pictures, IP-number and so on, at RomanceScam.com. You might help another victim wbu doing that. Unfortunately I had no knowledge about romance scam and I was actually the first to post two of these scammers.
Git 07-Oct-2009 19:38
Hello CK and John,
Have not been looking in here for a couple of days. Thanks for all your advice. I realize that Ghana and other West African countries are full of people that wants money to do what they should do. Yesterday I actually e-mailed Foundation for Contemporary Art i Accra and asked if they had heard about this man. They knew about a man with almost the same name, but not the right age. So I e-mailed Lawrence and asked him to pose in front of what he calls his craft and send me some pictures. He has not answered so far and I will probably not get any answer either. That’s it! No problem with me at all.
CK 07-Oct-2009 18:38
Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for the update. Several things, first the passport. Yes the passport can easily be faked with a Photoshop program. Any types of papers or ID scammers can make up on their PC’s quickly and quite professional looking. It’s quite amusing that you asked him to take the picture I suggested and he responds by asking you to send him a webcam? Clever excuse. He has a few pictures of himself to send you but now can’t get anybody to take just one more picture for you? It’s just one more freebie he is hoping to secure from you. He’ll sell it and make a few dollars off of it. The only way he could truly, and I mean truly verify who he is, is to see him holding up a sign with the same exact face as in the other pictures. Since he is not that person, he will never do it for you. Instead he begs you to check out a scanned copy of his “passport” as proof? No. In fact I would bet you if he did send you a picture of this passport, the head shot in the picture would be the same as in one of the 6 photographs he already sent you. See, scammers screw themselves when they use a fake picture. They are then stuck with that same face. If they only have one pic, they will use that same headshot on the Drivers Lic, Passport, work ID, etc etc.

If he was a legit person stationed in Iraq and asked you to mail him something, it would go to an APO military address. From there they would send it to the solider in Iraq. I’m guessing he is saying send it to his son in Ghana so he can mail it to his Dad? That’s because he is a fake.

The IP address you mentioned for Sunnyvale, Ca. That is the e-mail server address for Yahoo Mail. In the header their are several IP addresses listed. You want to check the IP that is listed closest to the bottom of the header information. That is generally the starting point for the IP. Since you said you sent something to his son in Ghana, I would not be surprised to see the IP being Ghana itself.

Stephanie, I know it’s hard to truly accept this, especially if you have been in contact for so long. There is a part of you that wants to think this is all one big misunderstanding and he is for real. I’ve talked to numerous people over the years who were victims of a SHS and gone through the same thing. But remember, this is not your fault. These scammers are pros and could deceive anybody, anywhere at anytime. 1000’s of people are scammed every year in sweetheart scams. Men and women alike. Unless you are aware of the scam from the start, it’s hard to see the warning signs and red flags.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask and John and I will do our best to help answer them.

JOHN 05-Oct-2009 21:29
Hi CK,
Nice to see your Posting again…I do hope that Git takes our advise…This is a definite Scam, and he is good..He is playing all the Scammers CARDS,as you and I know, and he is patient, another Sign of a Scammer!! What in Gods name is he doing on all the Dating Sites, other than finding people to Scam!! For you Git, you sound like a lovely Lady, and I plead with you to hear what C K., has to say!! He has more experience than anyone on this SITE, and I for one thank God that he also takes the time to come on this Site, to pass on his Years of experience….So I beg you to do as both he and I have advised you, and move on with your life…Otherwise, we promise you that you will suffer both Financialy, and Emotionaly…
As C K., has said, you will never find this person…I regularily go to Ghana, and do you know, that the population og Accra is over 6 Million People, and growing all the time!!
The population is growing so fast, and Shanty Towns are springing up all over the Subarbs of Accra, so much so that most of these places have no Street Names!!
As C K,told you, even if you find this person, what will you gain?? He would use his own Photo onthese Sites, because he knows that the Ghana Police will just do nothing, regardless of what he does in the way of Scamming, and it’s a sad fact but you can “buy” a Policeman in Ghana for a few Ghana Cedis, and some of them are even involved!! They are also immune from any action being taken against them by anyone!!
I was in a Police Station, reporting an incident that had taken place, and before they would do anything, the Police Sergeant demanded 100 Cedi, which is about $80 Dollars, and if I did not give it to him, he would do nothing!!
His immediate Superior, who was a Police Inspector was right beside him when he demanded this Money, and she was only laughing when I protested!! Also, this Policeman had his Name and Number displayed, but he just did not care…..The new Police Chief is trying to clear all this corrupion up, but where does he start??
So please Git, do as we ask, and get on with your life…. I for one can give you no other advise, and it’s now up to you.
Regards C K., and to all others on this Site, please stay safe,
Yours,
JOHN
CK 05-Oct-2009 16:06
Okay, if he’s told you that he is suffering from a financial crisis and has had to resort to selling his house and car, that is a sympathy play. He is a liar. He says that to lay the groundwork for whatever plan he has. That is classic SHS (sweetheart scammer) material. Git, I’m telling you that if you went to any website that is involved in exposing SHS and told them the things you have mentioned here, every one of them will tell you the same thing John and I are saying. He is a scammer, cease all contact with him and move on.

Also, Facebook is also loaded with scammers, just like any dating or networking site. This guy could be bold enought to use his own pictures because he knows the likelihood of a victim travelling from another country to find him and get him arrested are slim to none. I know this because there is a Nigerian scammer living in Jakarta who I have been thwarting for sometime now. He uses his own picture on phony UN Diplomat ID cards that he uses when he is scamming. Interpol has a copy of this ID and they have done nothing to stop him since they got the copy of the ID 3 years ago.

CK 05-Oct-2009 15:54
Git, my past experience with helping sweetheart scam victims makes me nervous about what you are posting. You said you have been scammed before and have cut off all other contacts from Africa, except from this “Lawrence” that you say you just have a casual chat with from time to time. You said he has asked you to do some things for him which you say you have denied, but you sent his daughter a book. So it’s more than just a casual chat. If you are aware of the scammers and “Lawrence” is just a casual contact, then why the need to determine if he is real or not? You seem to be going to extra lengths here to validate Lawrence’s identity which points to an emotional attachement. I strongly urge you to heed John’s warning posts to you. All the red flags are there, gold, art dealer in bad financial times, dating site, little daughter, asking you to do things for him. Those are all classic signs of a sweetheart scammer.
Git 05-Oct-2009 15:24
CK. Yes I know about check frauds. Have been there also, but that check ended up in the garbage bag in peaces. But it was not from this man. He is also suffering from financial crisis, but seem to manage – as he say by selling house and car. It is quite interesting to see how this will end, now when I am aware of the danger.

John. I might do this, have to think about it for some time first. I am not fond of talking English in telephone, especially not with somebody who has a thick accent(have problems with american accents too). English is not my native language. This man is on Facebook also and he looks just the same as the man I have seen in webcam. But that doesn’t say that he is honest on Facebook.

CK 05-Oct-2009 15:11
Also, be aware that the sweetheart scammers often pose as single parents with young children. They do this to play the sympathy card in order to make the victim think this truly is a great person, working hard to take care of a child. They usually say their spouse died in some tragic accident to claim even more sympathy from the victim. A month from now the “Art Dealer” could come out and say that his daughter broke her leg or got sick with swine flu and because his business is suffering, he needs $500 to pay for the medical bills. If you say you can’t pay, he’ll lay a big guilt trip on you for not helping out a poor little sick 6 year old child and thinking of yourself while he is struggling just to put food on the table. Guess you don’t care or love him/her enough if you can’t part with a measly $500 to help a hurt/sick little girl get better. Oh the stress you just put him under by not paying. Then the victim can’t stand the guilt and sends the money. That’s just the first payment of course, the scammer has a dozen other tricks up his sleeve to get you to send more, regardless of your own finanical conditions.
JOHN 05-Oct-2009 11:26
JOHN…for Git..
Yes, that is where the Art Gallery is.
It’s on Castle Road, just down from STATE HOUSE.
They sell everything there, and there are many Shops there as well!
If you persist in trying to find this person, well here is the Number to ring;
0233 027 6902806.
You will be able to ask the Receptionist if such a Person or Business is there, and they will put you thro to him!
Then you will know whether it is the real person or not, or someone just using his Name!
Good luck, and let me know the results, because you seem intent on finding if this person really exists!
Stay safe,
Regards,
JOHN
Git 05-Oct-2009 06:23
I have been fooled by scammers so I am very much aware of the danger. We don’t talk much as I have uninstalled Yahoo IM and only use web version. I don’t open that so often, only to keep my yahoo account alive. I am only curious about to know if he is what he says. I have cut of every other contacts in Africa, had some in Gambia. Yes I know that Quechup is a dating site, but I only wanted contacts to chat with. I tried Badoo also, it was the same. Either scammers or men trying to think with the wrong head – the one without a brain. I am a lot wiser now than I was before, it was an expensive lesson, but life has to go on.
JOHN 05-Oct-2009 00:44
FOR GIT…
I am sure that you also realise that QUECHUP is also a Dating Site!!
There is not a Dating Site in the WORLD that Scammers do not “Harvest” for potential people to SCAM…
You have been talking to him now I note, for a long time!!
What in Gods name do you think he is doing if he is on that SITE??
If he has a daughter, then obviousely he has a a, or is married, so I ask you what do you think he is doing on such a Site!!
He may well be doing the work that he states, but trying to find him would be nigh impossible!
There are 1,00’s of Art Workers in Accra.
Anyway, he may be just saying that to put you off your guard…..
They are very good at playing on peoples emotions, so my advise toyou is to cease contact with him immediately!!
Scammers can wait years to ask for Money, so be aware of that!!
If he has “GOLD” then what do you think he is upposed to be doing Art Work for….??
That’s the ALARM BELL!! Thats the BAIT!!
Scammers use that to keep people interesed in talking to them, until the are ready to use their “GUILE”, so that they can then pounse, and then comes the sad Stories and the request for Money!
His next move will be to tell you that his “Daughter” is sick, and in need of urgent Medical care, and that he needs Money for Medical Bills for her!!
Oldest trick in the Book, for Scammers!!
You have to ask yourself only one question, and that is this;
“What’s in this for you??
You may think that you are helping a “Poor Soul” in Africa, but in fact these Scammers make a FORTUNE every Year, so you just make sure that you are not the next Victim!1
They are ruthless people, and very good at what they do, because they have been doing it for years!!
That is my advice to you!!
Please be very careful, before you regret what you may do….
Think rationally, and just recap on how he contacted you, and then ask yourself. what are his real motives??
Better to be safe than sorry…
Regards,
JOHN
Git 04-Oct-2009 19:11
As you have knowledge about Ghana and Accra I want to ask about a man I chat with from time to time. I met him on Quechup, he started the usual way, but as he is around 37-38 I said he is too young and I could be his mother. Now he calls med sweet mother “LOL”. He has never asked about money only for some help which I have denied. I once sent a childrens book to his daughter, 6 years old. Anyway, he says that he is making and selling African art in Accra. Name Lawrence M Charway. I have found a businessman by that name in Accra, but wonder if he is using this persons name or is real? I am wondering because he once talked about gold, but that was before this economical crisis that started last year.
Guest 04-Oct-2009 14:07
If you are already here, you will probably have the same information Wymoo will give you back. Chances are they will just confirm your suspicions, with what they say, but look very closely at what they say, they do not back up their investigation and show you how they arrived at their conclusions, most of it will be the background you already know which is why you are here. As a matter of fact most is a form letter filled in with most information on the country you want info on. If you are here, if you want more information, You will get in their basic offer of around 350.00 exactly what is being said here. If you want your culprit watched, I am sure that will cost much more. I was not satisfied with what they provided, they did not tell me anything else I didn’t already know. Mainly, that there is a high probablity I was being scammed, that is it. I have compared notes with others that have used them. Yep, with a few exceptions a form letter. Use your money wisely.
JOHN 02-Oct-2009 21:27
Hi C K., It’s nice to see your informative Posting.
As usual, you are straight to the point, and your Postings should be heeded by those who look in on this Site, and thay will be well educated on all the tricks that the Scammers use!
I wish you well in your “Baiting” of that “Chief of Police” (SIC)!!
He will be severely p..sed off when he discovers that you have made a FOOL out of him, and that you have wasted his time…
The fight against these Scammers is not easy, but if you or I just save a few people from their clutches, it will have been worth it all.
That kind of work is very time consuming, and the true rewards will never be known, but I do know for a fact, that a lot of Scammers are getting very, very frustrated, when it turns out that they have been led up the garden path.
It’s dangerous too C K., as you and I are aware, and I just want to remind people again, it is not a task for just for anyone…
You have already pointed that out, but I just want to reiterate it…
I exposed one sometime ago, and he is furious, and has threated me, but he is an IDIOT, because he even thinks that I live in another Country, and he can never trace me!!!
The IDIOT even thinks that he has my real IP Address, but you and I are too wise to be caught in that way!
He even tried to destroy my Computer by sending Trojans, and a very clever Virus, but he is only wasting more of his time, which is great, because it leaves him less time for Scamming!!
Stay safe as usual C K., and good luck with the great work that you do!
As long as there are good people around like you, there is hope in this fight against these Scammers.
Stay safe everyone, and I hope that Stephanie, and the other person have read your Postin as well.
It’s great to know that you are always looking in on this Site, as your points of view and knowledge are always very welcome!
For now everyone, stay safe, and be very careful with who you may be in contact with!
Regards,
JOHN
CK 02-Oct-2009 18:37
For the person asking about doing a background check on somebody in Ghana (or anywhere overseas), if the person says they work for a bank, call the real bank and ask. If they say they work for the government, call the consulate. Beware that scammers do use the names of real officials to perpertrate scams. Best example is Charles Soludo of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Do a yahoo search for “Solduo scam” and you’ll see plenty of examples of how he has been used by scammers in Africa…..Here is your basic red flag to watch for, if they are using any type of free e-mail service (yahoo, gmail, aol, hotmail, livemail, etc etc) and they are posing as somebody official, it is a fraud. Example, James Addo says he is from UBA Bank Ghana, but uses the e-mail address uba_bank_ghana@yahoo.com. No real business or govt official would use such an e-mail address. That is the MO of scammer e-mail. Watch for “official” sounding e-mail too such as @lawyer.com. There is a free service that uses official sounding names like that and scammers use that to fool people….right now I am baiting the “chief of ghana police” who goes by a name like inspectorchief_ghanapolice@yahoo.com No police chief would ever use a free e-mail account for official business, though they will have plenty of excuses as to why they are if you asked them. Also, they are quick to push “official ID” to show you they are legit, so they will send you scanned copies of their ID or passport. These are photoshopped fakes, some bad and some very good. Nevertheless, they are all fake. I could show you a George W. Bush Nigerian passport I did with photoshop that looks almost 100% real. As John has said, if somebody approaches you about a deal or a relationship and they say they are overseas, run for the hills and save yourself the trouble of losing your money.
CK 02-Oct-2009 18:08
Hi Stephanie…………..The “Iraq Solider” bit has been used to death by scammers. Sometimes they send out e-mail saying they found Saddam’s long lost money, or some Iraqi General who escaped as got funds hidden in Dubai and will share it with you if you help them get it out. Of course these are just stories that are used as a means to scam somebody……The Solider story as John correctly pointed out is just another means to sweetheart scam people through dating sites. As for the picture he sent you, the internet is filled with thousands of pictures that scammers can use at their disposal, so finding a serviceman would be quite easy to do……I would follow the advice John gave regarding dumping him and ignoring him. At least you were savy enough to figure out that he was scamming you, most people in sweetheart scams are not so lucky and end up with shattered hearts. Just do a google search for sweetheart scams and you’ll find dozens of websites devoted to exposing these scams. There is no chance this guy is for real (other than his picture) but he would swear on his mother’s grave and the bible to convince you he is for real and not a scam…..if you doubt what John and I have said, the best way to expose the fraud is since he sent you a picture of himself already, ask him to send you a picture with a big red heart on it and your name and his name and the date in big block letters. Since he is not really the solider, there is no way he could ever take such a picture and would come up with every excuse to say why he cannot take such a picture….if you have any other questions, please ask and John and I will do our best to answer them for you. Knowledge is the key to putting a stop to most of the scammers.
JOHN 02-Oct-2009 11:16
FOR STEPHANIE…
Stephanie, The fact that he asked you for Money, and an Ipod,and then some, means that he is Scammer!!
No one, unless he is a SCAMMER, asks for Money on the Internet!
In any case, before you divulged that Information, re giving him your Address etc., I already knew he was a SCAMMER!
Not because I am clever or anything like that,it’s just that I have Years of experience dealing with these SCAMMERS, and they do devise new SCAMS each day, to SCAM people!
Regarding the fact that he has your Address and Phone Number, well don’t worry about that for now, as he will get fed up tyrying to contact you,and when you do not respond, then he will just give up, because time wasted for these SCAMMERS, is MONEY!
Also, Stephanie,please don’t ever be tempted to talk to him again. Believe me, we all have emtional needs, and even though you now know he is a SCAMMER,you may think that you have some kind of feelings for him!!
But these feelings are only for a Soldier in a Picture, and this in all probablity is a stolen PHOTO!
THE PERSON YOU ARE CORRESPONING WITH IS A YOUNG “CAFE BOY”, WHO IS SITTING IN A DINGY INTERNET CAFE, SOMEWHERE IN GHANA, MOST PROBABLY IN ACCRA, WHO WOULD SELL HIS MOTHER TO GET MONEY!
Stephanie, there are 1,000’s of them who do this 24/7, and they are ruthless people.
They do not deservere any pity, because they are Robbing genuine people daily!
It’s now an EPEDEMIC in Ghana, and Nigeria, and these people have never worked a day in their lives, and when you don’t respond to this “SOLDIER”, he/she will just move on to the next PERSON that they want to SCAM!
I must warn you however, that SCAMMERS do not give up easily, and he/she will persist in trying to contact you, so that they can give you another STORY, or an “EXPLAINATION”, now that they will be aware that you have are on to them!
Also, they will use other “friends” to contact you, so be carefull of who you correspond with from now on.
This SCUM may even threaten you, but ignore the threats, and just get on with your life.
Don’t spend too much time looking for him/her, because it is like looking for a needle in a Haystack, and you have better things to do with your life!
Just put it down to a bad experience, and time will heal any emotional pain that you feel now!
You will be much wiser now, and you will be able to help people if you become aware thar something similar is happening to them.
Don’t feel foolish either, because we all have been SCAMMED at some time in our lives, by one means or another, because we are human, and people play on our emotions!
Just thank God that you found out in time, because 1,000’s were not so fortunate!
A word of caution, Stephanie, be very careful of who you choose to contact by Email, even if the Email Address is on this Site, because SCAMMERS also try to use, and disrupt this SITE, and they will use very devious means to do that!
Never give your Email Addres to anyone that you do not know, and never POST it on any Public Forum!
Also be aware, that MATCH.COM, is full of SCAMMERS, because that Site does not “VET” people properly, and people who register there, with proper PROFILES, are easy TARGETS for these Scammers!
They look at these Dating Sites on a daily basis, and they just “HARVEST” the people on them!
Regarding wanting to contact that other person, well wait to see if they wish to reply, and then see what you will do, but DO NOT put your EMAIL ADDRESS on this SITE.
I hope I helped you, and please feel free to POST again, if you think you need any kind of assisantce, if that SCAMMER insists on contacting you.
I will be able to advise you on that as well.
Maybe C K., will see this as well, and comment on it!
Stay safe, and I wish you all the best in your Life,
Regards,
JOHN
Stephanie 02-Oct-2009 03:53
To the guest who posted Sept. 16 in regards to the US soldier. Would he be attractive, with brown hair, in the Army, serving in Iraq this past year and did he send about five photos to this woman from Ghana? If so we need to talk.
Stephanie 02-Oct-2009 02:18
Thank you John for your honest and informed comments. I appreciate your sincerety is wanting to help would be victims as well as those who have been stung. Yes, I gave him my Florida address and phone number because I sent an Ipod and yes some money. It was the repeated request for more money and an Iphone that alerted me to a probable scam. Thank goodness for sites like this that helped me get the information needed, which enabled me to put a swift end to the communications. Now I will pray that they will not feel a need to bother me further.

Thanks again John
Smiles
Stephanie

JOHN 01-Oct-2009 02:11
FOR STEPHANIE ENRILLE…….
Stephanie, Scammers would use the Guise of God himself, to set you up….
They have no Morals at all, because they are just the SCUM of the Earth..
There is not a cunning Scheme yet that they have not adopted to dupe people!!
Sure he was nice, thats how they play on your emotions!!
My Question to you Stephanie is this?
What do think that you will gain, even if you think that this person really exists?
This is a Ploy that is used a lot by Scammers!
Why in God’s name would this person want to entrust these Items to you!!
Just think about it for a minute!!
Also, I hope that you have not given this person any personal information, but I actually think that you have, because otherwise why are you aware that these Items are “supposed” to be held up in Kotoka Airport!!
I can assure you of this, that if these Items were LEGITIMATE, and if they were discovered by Customs Agents at KotokaAirport, then I can tell you for certain that one of two things would happen!
The first thing that would happen is that they would most likely keep them for themselves, because it is my experience, that a lot of them are crooked themselves!!
The second thing is, that if they were confiscated by honest Customs Men, then they would just impound them, and Social Security would have no say in this whatsoever.
Stephanie, I don’t care if this man sent you 50 Photo’s, he is a SCAMMER out and out!!
Just suppose that he is a real person, well then he is trying to get you involved in something that is illegal, and you could leave yourself open to be prosecuted, by both the Autorities in Ghana, or in the Country that you live in……Do you think that this is worth taking such a big risk for?
My final advise to you is that you break off all contact immediately, or you could find yourself in danger!!
This is a SCAM, and do not even think for one second that it’s not!!
You have too much to lose, and I promise you that you have nothing to gain!!
I do hope that C K., sees this Posting,as I know that he will also give you the same advise that I am giving you!
You now have my advise Stephanie, and I hope that you take it!!
If not, then I hate to be cruel or blunt about this, but I promise you that you will regret your actions, if you go ahead with mad escapade, for the rest of your life!!
Stay safe, and may God look after you.
I wish you all the best in your life,
My Regards,
JOHN

In either Scenario, you are

JOHN 01-Oct-2009 01:34
TO GUEST @03.40 30th September.
If you read my Postings, over the last few Months, you will see that I have stated that I am not affialiated to any Group, nor have I any ulterior Motives regarding why I Post on this Site, other than to state again,that I want to help people who are being SCAMMED, or about to be SCAMMED.
However, I will give you thye address of a reputable Investigation Company, who have Agents all over the World, and they also carry out Investigations in GHANA!
The name of the Company is Wymoo International, and you can contact them on http://www.wymoo.com.
They did do work for me in the past, and they did get results for me!
They are based in New York.
Do be advised that they will Quote you a Fee for there Services, and they will report back to you in 7 Days, from the time that you give them the go ahead!
Its up to you if you want to engage them or not, as I am only supplying you with this information, in relation to your Query!
Bear in mind that the person that you want to do a background check on,may not even exist!
Whatever you decide to do, I wish you all the best, and I have no vested interest with the Company’s name that I gave you…..
I am sure that C K., will have some observations to make on this, if he sees your Posting…
Best Regards,

JOHN
Best Re

guest 30-Sep-2009 03:54
Just wondering how do you do a background check on someone in Ghana? All I can find is sites for US and even though they say international they dont have anything to offer
CK 18-Sep-2009 21:40
Also to note, some scammers use a format where they pretend to be a hit man who claims he has been paid a lot of money by an enemy of yours to kill you. But due to the “sliver” of conscious he has, he will tell you that if you wire him more, he will let you live. He’ll also say he is watching you and if you contact the police he will kill you. Seems unbelievable, yet people fall for this scam and pay off the “hitman”. Meanwhile this hitman who says he is watching the victim, is really sitting in an internet cafe, drinking a lukewarm Fanta and laughing at the people who send him money……Basically anything the scammers send out can be Googled and found on the internet, labeled as a scam.
CK 18-Sep-2009 21:29
Hi John and good to see your posts too…..as John pointed out, if a scammer has your real life information and you cut the communication, you will not be in any danger. As John said, they may keep trying to contact you and might even threaten you, but time wasted for them means money wasted. They want to spend their time with victims who will pay, not waste time and resources tracking down somebody who refused to talk to them……that said again, somebody who wastes their time and money by baiting is another story…those are the people the scammers would be interested in finding.
JOHN 18-Sep-2009 21:09
FROM JOHN..
HI C K…GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU,AND AS ALWAYS A GOOD POSTING…
I HOPE THAT PEOPLE HEED YOUR ADVICE, BECAUSE AS USUAL YOU ARE ACCURATE AND TO THE POINT!
YOU DO NOT MESS WITH THESE PEOPLE, BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY, VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE. AS C K SAID, THEY HAVE NO VALUE FOR HUMAN LIFE, ONLY THERE OWN!!
IT HAS NOW GOT A LITTLE HOT FOR SOME OF THESE SCUM IN NIGERIA, AND A LOT HAVE NOW RELOCATED TO GHANA, MOSTLY TO THE ACCRA, KUMASI, AND NIMA AREAS!
UNFORUNATLY THEY CAN TRAVEL THERE, AND RELOCATE, TO START THEIR SCHEMEING AGAIN,AND JOIN UP WITH SOME OF THE LOCAL SCAMMERS THERE, AND SADLY IF THEY PAY A FEE TO THE LOCAL POLICE,THE POLICE JUST THEN IGNORE THEM, AND IN SOME INSTANCES EVEN HELP THEM IN THEIR “DIRTY WORK”.
THESE PEOPLE ARE ALMOST UNTOUCHABLE, AND THEY HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO HAVE CARRIED OUT KIDNAPS AND MURDER, AND ALL THIS FOR MONEY.
THESE “SCUMBAGS” EVEN INVOKE THE NAME OF GOD, AND SOME ARE EVEN ON THEIR LOCAL CHURCH COUNCILS, WHERE THEY GAIN “RESPECT(sic) FROM THEIR COMMUNITY, AND UNFORUNATLY, THE PASTORS, BECAUSE THEY HAVE “MONEY”.
MONEY THERE GIVES THEM STATUS, AND NO ONE DARE ASK THEM HOW THEY OBTAINED IT, OR THEY WOULD BE DEALT WITH BY THESE PEOPLE VERY SEVERELY.
IN FACT, IN MOST AREAS THE LOCAL PEOPLE KNOW WHO THESE “SCAMMERS” ARE, AND SOME, BUT NOT ALL, REVERE THEM, FOR TAKING MONEY FROM THE “MUGUS”, IE., THAT IS HOW THEY REFER TO WHITE PEOPLE!!
AS C K SAID, NEVER ATTEMPT TO TRY TO OUTWIT THESE PEOPLE, BECAUSE UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, THEY WILL OUTWIT YOU, AS THEY HAVE BEING DOING IT FOR YEARS!!
THESE GHANIANS, BUT MOST ESPECIALLY NIGERIANS,ARE INDEED ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND THEY ARE LIKE THE MAFIA.
THEY ARE HIGHLY ORGANISED, AND COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY…
MONEY IS THEIR “GOD”, AND THEY SPEND 24/7 TRYING TO OBTAIN IT BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE!
C K, AND I, AND A GROUP OF PEOPLE LIKE US DO DEAL WITH THESE “SCUMBAGS”, BECAUSE WE HAVE SPENT YEARS DOING IT, BUT FOR ANYONE ELSE, AS C K JUST SAID, PLEASE DON’T ATTEMPT TO DO IT, BECAUSE THEY WILL OUTWIT YOU, AND YOU COULD EVEN BE PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN DANGER!!
ANYONE THAT IS IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE FROM GHANA, NIGERIA, BENIN, TOGO., ETC., DO AS C K AND I HAVE SAID, AND CUT OFF ALL COMMUNICATION WITH THEM IMMEDIATELY, OR YOU ARE IN DANGER!
IF YOU CUT YOUR TIES WITH THEM, THEN THEY WILL PESTER YOU FOR A WHILE, AND EVEN TREATEN YOU, BUT THEY WILL GIVE UP AFTER A WHILE IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT THEM, BECAUSE ITS WASTING THEIR TIME, WHICH THEY DON’T LIKE, AS THEY HAVE OTHER PEOPLE TO SCAM!!
AGAIN, NEVER PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON ANY PUBLIC FORUM, NEVER SEND MONEY TO SOMEONE THAT YOU HAVE NEVER MET, NEVER GIVE DETAILS OF YOURSELF TO PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET, AND NEVER LET THEM KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!
LIKE C K., SOME OF THESE SCAMMERS HAVE TREATENED ME, BUT THEY DO NOT KNOW WHO I AM, WHEREAS I ON THE OTHER HAND DO KNOW WHO THEY ARE!
IT HAS TAKEN ME A LONG TIME TO DO THAT, AND EVEN THOUGH I TRAVEL TO GHANA REGULARELY, THEY WILL NEVER KNOW ME, BUT TO STAY SAFE, WHEN I TRAVEL TO GHANA, OR EVEN NIGERIA, I HAVE MY OWN SECURITY NEAR AT HAND, JUST TO BE DOUBLY SAFE.
TO FINISH, FOR PEOPLE WHO VISIT THIS SITE, PLEASE LISTEN TO OUR ADVICE.
THATS ALL WE CAN DO, ADVISE YOU, THE REST IS UP TO YOU,
FOR NOW, BEST REGARDS TO ALL,
TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE,
JOHN.
CK (part 3) 18-Sep-2009 18:55
If you have given a scammer your real life info (phone #, home address) and then discovered they are frauds, it is best to drop all contact with them and ignore them. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PLAY THEM if they have your real life information. Nigerian scammers are all over the world, from the US to Europe to Africa all the way to Asia. You have no idea if they have contacts that are close enough to travel to your front doorstep. You also have no idea how sadistic the “Oga” or leader of the gang is and how much revenge he might want to extract revenge on you for messing with them, especially if he has friends near your home address. That is why if you don’t know how to “bait” a scammer safely, do not engage in it……I’ve had my share of death threats over the years, but I know how to engage these scammers safely…..It’s like snake handling, if you don’t know how to pick up a King Cobra without getting bitten, you certainly aren’t going to run out and do it.
CK (part 2) 18-Sep-2009 18:40
Also, travelling overseas to catch the scammer is foolhardy and extremely dangerous. As John pointed out, these guys often operate as part of a gang. Even if you were lucky enough to track one down, what are you going to do? Take on the whole gang? I just recently baited a group to wait for me at Accra airport who waited there for over 7 hours to discover I was not actually there. But they thought I was coming with cash and very expensive gifts. They told me in advance they had my hotel room all set up and would drive me over there personally for security reasons. Had I been an actual victim and really thought this deal was real, they would have picked me up, driven me out of the city, robbed me and then left my dead body in a field some place. These scammers might seem dumb from the way they write their scam letters, but they are still dangerous criminals who have no remorse in what they do to their victims.
CK 18-Sep-2009 18:27
To reiterate what John said in earlier posts………………….If you sent money overseas to a scammer, consider it gone. I hate to sound harsh like that, but that is the reality. It sucks that a serviceman got scammed and I would love nothing more than to get it back for him, but it is gone……..Searching down addresses to track down the scammer is a waste of time….the scammers operate out of internet cafes so IP lookups are meaningless and if they give you a receiver address for a WU or MoneyGram wire, it is not their home address. All the scammer needs to do is show an ID with his matching name on it, address match is meaningless, especially if the scammer has a “friend” at the Western Union office. Sometimes the scammers get innocent people to collect the money for them and then tip them a few naira or whatever the local currency is….
JOHN 18-Sep-2009 16:47
TO GONZO,
I UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, BUT I AM NOT IN GHANA RIGHT NOW. SUFFICE TO SAY THAT I AM IN EUROPE JUST NOW.
MAYBE THE DNS SERVER TREATED MINE AS SPAM, AND OBVIOUSLY JUST REJECTED IT, INSTEAD OF IN GOING INTO YOUR JUNK BOX.
I WILL TRY AGAIN, BUT I THINK WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE IF BRIAN ANSWERS YOUR EMAIL.
BYE, AND REGARDS,
JOHN.
Guest 18-Sep-2009 14:22
TO JOHN:
FYI, reason mail did not go through, is through my experience (recently) at least one of the ISP providers in Ghana changed their DNS software, and it caused a lot of thing it the US to cease to work. In our global DNS servers, the address is there (maybe rocket science to some), but it does exist and spam is caught all the time in it.
JOHN 18-Sep-2009 10:40
TO GONZO…
Thats fine…
If Brian puts a Message on here in relation to that, then I will give Brian my Email
Address, and will be able to contact you.
I will be doing a positive Posting shortly about Ghana, because there are a lot of nice things there as well, or else I would not have spent over 9 Months there in the last Year.
It may take Brian some time to answer, but I will be visiting the Site regularily.
Good luck,
Regards,
JOHN.
Guest 18-Sep-2009 09:53
TO JOHN: Re: gonzo
Sent Brian an email, other information included.
JOHN 18-Sep-2009 09:35
TO GONZO…REPLY.
I SEND THAT EMAIL TO THE PROPER ADDRESS.
YOU WILL KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT, BUT NO ONE ELSE WILL WHEN I TELL YOU THAT YOUR ID IS 192!!
MY EMAIL TO YOU CAME BACK AFTER 8NHOURS, STATING THAT THERE WERE PEMANENT ERRORS ON YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.
IN ANY CASE, I HAVE RESENT IT, SO I WILL SEE IF IT IS DELIVERED THIS TIME.
THAT’S ALL I CAN DO FOR NOW.
TALK SOON,
REGARDS TO ALL,
JOHN.
Guest 17-Sep-2009 16:21
TO JOHN: Re: GUEST…17th 00.51
Not to worry, don’t run windows, I will get the mail. It is a spam trap address anyway, I will get your mail, but anything after we talk, will be at another address anyway. Wouldn’t run windows if it was last OS on earth it is a virus in itself. I love to get the viruses they send me and dissect them anyway, help me do what I do best.

So, let them use it, don’t care, I’ll clip ‘em anyway, builds my database.

JOHN 17-Sep-2009 11:21
TO GUEST…17th 00.51.
Please Email Brian McMorrow, his address is on this SITE, and ask him to remove your Email Addres from your POSTING!
Better still, he will remove the whole Posting.
Never ever put your EMAIL ADDRESS on any open Forum, as you will be inundated with 100,s of EMAILS from SCAMMERS, as I promise you that they HARVEST sites like this for EMAIL addresses, because they are like VULTURES just waiting for their prey to appear!!
I have done something that I do not usally do, and that is that I have EMAILED YOU, with my Secondary Email Address.
I do not want you to POST that Email Address here, but if you do, I will not reply to any Email, or open any Attachments, that are sent to that EMAIL address, because SCAMMERS will send TROJANS, WORMS, VIRUSES, etc, to that Address.
No one knows that Email Addres but you, so if I receive any other Mail, then I will not reply to you again…
I am not accusing you of being a scammer, but tricks, and tactics like this have been used before,so I have to stay one step ahead.
If you are legitimate, then I promise you that I will help you.
Sorry if this all sounds a bit harsh to you, but one cannot be carefull enough!!
Just ask CK!!
This is a risky business exposing SCAMMERS, and they would love to get my Primary Email Address, but that will not happen.
I have exposed some dangerous people on this, and other SITES, and I have to take every precaution, because this is not a GAME!!
A further note!!
Tracing my IP Address will bee useless as well, just ask CK, how this can be hidden!!
I will help anyone on this SITE, but if any SCAMMERS think that they can divert me from doing that, then if they want to waste their time, thats fine, because I will not be wasting mine!!
Stay safe everyone,and take care,
Regards,
JOHN.
JOHN 17-Sep-2009 00:17
FROM JOHN..
I AM TIRED AND THERE WERE SOME ERRORS IN MY POSTING JUST NOW, SO PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.
A BIG MISTAKE WAS WHEN I MEANT TO SAY THAT “I AM NOT OVERDRAMITISING ANYTHING I SAY”,SO THAT WILL CLARIFY THAT ERROR. THE OTHERS WERE JUST SPELLING ERRORS.
TILL LATER TODAY THEN.
STAY SAFE, AND TAKE CARE,
REGARDS,
JOHN
JOHN 17-Sep-2009 00:09
REPLY TO GUEST..RE PROPTERTY ETC..
Don’t worry, I just saw your posting now, as I look at the Site regularily.
I won’t go into detail now as I am very busy just at this time. but if you visit the Site lter today, I willhave news for you.
I just want to think about it for a while, as I did guess properly as to why you wanted this information.
I assure you that I will help you, and want nothing in return, just thr satisfaction of knowing that I can help people, as I know Ghana very well, and have PROFESSIONAL CONTACTS THER WHO WILL BE OF GREAT HELP TO YOU.
DON’T DO ANYTHING UNTIL YOU HEAR FROM ME.
dEALING IN PROPERTY IN GHANA IS A RISKY BUSINESS, AND YOU HAVE TO BE VERY SURE OF WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH, BECAUSE EVEN THE LAW FIRMS THERE ARE SUSPECT, AND PEOPLE CAN FORGE ANY TYPE OF DOCUMENTATION, AND YOU MIGHT THINK THAT THEY WERE LEGITIMATE LAWYERS, WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE NOT.
I NOW CANNOT PUT MY EMAIL ADDRESS HERE BECAUSE I GO TO GHANA REGULARILY, AND THERE ARE SCAMMERS ON THIS SITE AS WELL, WHO MIGHT, IF THEY HAD MY EMAIL ADDRESS DO SOME HARM.
IF I GAVE IT OUT, I WOULD THEN NOT BE ABLE TO HELP ANYONE AT ALL.
REMEMBER THAT IT IS VERY RISKY BUSINESS EXPOSING SCAMMERS, AND THEY WOULD NOT THINK TWICE ABOUT TRYING TO HARM ME!
I DO NOT FEAR THEM, BUT I HAVE A FAMILY, AND THEY WOULD BE VERY WORRIED IF I DID THAT!
HOWEVER, I TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION WHEN I GO TO GHANA, THAT IS I HAVE A SECURITY PERSON WHO WATCHES OUT FOR ME.
THIS IS FOR EVERYONE, THAT IF YOU GO TO GHANA TO MEET SOMEONE, NO MATTER HOW REPUTABLE THAT PERSON MAY SEEM, DO A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THEM FIRST!
IT COULD SAVE YOU A LOT OF GRIEF, AND EVEN YOUR LIFE, IF YOU GO TO GHANA WITHOUT TAKING A LOT OF CARE.
I WILL TALK MORE ON THIS TOMORROW.
AGAIN REGARDING PROPERTY, BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL, BECAUSE PEOPLE GROUP TOGETHER TO SCAM PEOPLE, AND IF YOUR MONEY IS GONE, IT’S NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO GET IT BACK!
PLEASE STAY SAFE EVERYONE, AND BELIEVE ME, I AM OVER DRAMITISING ANY THING THAT I SAY.
TAKE CARE, AND GOD BLESS UNTIL TOMORROW,
BEST REGARDS,
JOHN.
Guest 16-Sep-2009 23:03
Reply to JOHN FOR GUEST OF 16TH SEPT., @ 01.21 & 09.46.

I do not want to give too much information, but the reason is looking for a person who gave me that address. I was kind of wondering, what kind of building/property it was, i.e. house, aprtment, etc. Maybe if the were one or more cars out there. I do know you do this voluntarily and I appreciate what you do. I was unable to locate your email address here. Wish there was another way to contact you. You are bold even putting it here. Thanks for your help. If you choose to post your email address here again, I would like to discuss a few things with you. Thanks.

guest 16-Sep-2009 17:41
Just wondering we text on cell phone and yahoo message/im am I okay or can he use any of those numbers for anything else? Will he just move on to the next person or should I be concerned
guest 16-Sep-2009 17:11
Just wondering he hs my email and cell phone number am I ok or can he do anything or do you think he would just move on to the next victim
JOHN 16-Sep-2009 17:02
FOR GUEST @16.22.
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK, AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT THINKING THAT YOU FEEL FOOLISH, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT!
YOU WERE SMART ENOUGH NOT TO SEND HIM MONEY, AND THAT WILL SICKEN HIM, BECAUSE HE WAS THINKING THAT THIS WAS “SOFT MONEY” FOR HIM.
HE IS THE PERSON THAT WILL FEEL FOOLISH, AND STUPID,BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN BOASTING TO HIS “SCUM” FRIENDS ABOUT THE “KILLING” THAT HE WAS GOING TO MAKE!
THEY WILL TAUNT HIM FOR A LONG TIME ABOUT IT, SO YOU CAN TAKE COMFORT IN THAT!
ALSO REMEMBER, THAT THERE IS NOT A PERSON ALIVE TODAY WHO HAS NOT MADE A MISTAKE.
IT’S HUMAN TO ERR.
DON’T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF, BECAUSE WORRYING ABOUT THAT “SCUM” IS NOT WORTH IT.
IT’S JUST A WASTE OF YOUR ENERGY, SO PUT IT BEHIND YOU, AND REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL EVENTUALLY FEEL BETTER, AND YOU WILL BE A LOT WISER.
SO YOU HAVE ACTUALLY GAINED KNOWLEDGE FROM THIS, AND WILL BE ABLE TO ADVISE SOMEONE ELSE, IF THEY ARE IN, OR EVER GET INTO THE SAME SITUATION AS YOU WERE IN!
STAY CLOSER TOHOME AS I ALREADY SAID, AND YOU WERE VERY WISE TO COME ON THIS SITE!
ALL THIS WILL BE FORGOTTEN ABOUT IN A WHILE, SO JUST GO ABOUT YOUR DAY AS NORMAL, AND REMEMBER THAT GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN FOR YOU AS WELL.
GLAD THAT I COULD BE OF SOME HELP TO YOU.
MY BEST REGARDS FOR YOU IN YOUR LIFE, AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL FIND HAPPINES SOON.
GOD BLESS, AND TAKE CARE,
KIND REGARDS,
JOHN.
guest 16-Sep-2009 16:22
I had checked google before I was on here for dennis and found the same one you did. It isnt the same person/picture I received. Yes I had my suspicisions and just wanted confirmation from someone. Thank you. No I hadnt sent money and didnt send credit card info. So other then looking foolish to family and time spent I’m not out anything else. As far as looking foolish – isnt first time probably wont be last so I’m used to it LOL
JOHN 16-Sep-2009 11:43
FROM JOHN FOR GUEST OF 16TH SEPT., @ 01.21 & 09.46.
YES IT DOES EXIST, BUT REMEMBER THAT ACCRA HAS A POPULATION OF OF OVER 6 MILLION PEOPLE, AND SUBURBS ARE SPRINGING UO ALL OVER THE PLACE!
SOME HAVE NOT EVEN GOT NAMES YET, AND ONLY USE PO BOX NO’s.
I SUSPECT THYAT YOU ARE THINKING OF GETTING INVOLVED IN A BUSINESS DEAL!!
IF IT’S PROPERTY, THEN BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL!!
THERE HAVE BEEN CASES WHERE UP TO 5 PEOPLE HAVE “PURCHASED”, AS THEY THOUGHT, LAND AND PROPERTY, AND IN THE END, LOST ALL THEIR MONEY.
IN A LOT OF AREAS IN GHANA, THE “CHIEFS” OWN THE LAND, BUT THE LAWS ARE SO COMPLICATED, THAT IT IS EASY TO BE TRAPPED!
IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT GOING THERE, ALSO BE VERY CAREFUL, BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED, AND EVEN KILLED!
IF THIS IS THE CASE, PLEASE POST HERE AGAIN, AS YOUR QUERY IS A LITTLE AMBIGUOS.
(SORRY, EVEN MY SPELLING IS GONE NOW)
I GIVE THIS ADVISE ON THIS SITE ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS, AND HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH ANY PERSON, BUSINESS, OR GROUP, BUT IF YOU NEED FURTHER ADVISE, COME BACK, AND I PROMISE I WILL TELL YOU HOW TO FIND OUT, IF WHAT I HAVE SAID IS CORRECT.
TAKE CARE AND STAY WELL, AND SAFE,
REGARDS TO ALL,
JOHN.
JOHN 16-Sep-2009 11:23
FROM JOHN…FOR GUEST OF 06.47, RE DENNIS DORMENU!!
A DENNIS DORMENU IS ON FACEBOOK, AND ON BEBO.COM, AND HAS HIS OWN WEBSITE THERE, IE, BEBO.
HE HAS A PHOTO OF HIMSELF ON IT, AND HE IS COLORED.
HE ALSO STATES THAT HE IS FROM GHANA!
HE SAYS THAT HE IS STUDYING TO BE A LAWYER, AND WANTS PEOPLE TO CONTACT HIM, AND HE HAS A LOT OF HITS ON HIS SITE!!
THERE IS ALSO A PHOTO OF, AS HE SAYS HIS “OTHER HALF”, AND SHE IS NAMED TORIAN.
I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THIS IS THE SAME PERSON THAT YOU WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT, BUT HAVE A LOOK IN ANY CASE.
JUST TYPE IN THE NAME DENNIS DORMENU, AND THEN HIT SEARCH ON GOOGLE, AND IT WILL BRING YOU TO HIS SITE.
A WORD OF ADVISE FOR YOU!!
REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THIS IS THE PERSON OR NOT, NEVER EVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW, OR HAVE NOT MET IN PERSON!!
NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO ASK ANYONE FOR MONEY ON THE INTERNET, AND THOSE THAT DO ARE “SCAMMERS”, AND DON’T EVER DOUBT THAT!!
JUST ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION!!
WOULD YOU EVER ASK ANYONE THAT YOU HAD NEVER MET IN PERSON FOR MONEY!!
I THINK NOT!!
FINALLY, REGARDING THE “OLD STORY” OF HAVING BEEN IN SWEDEN,OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY FOR THAT MATTER, THAT IS A FAVOURITE PLOY USED BY “SCAMMERS” TO PUT YOU OFF GUARD!!
JUST THINK OF IT THIS WAY OK!!
A MAN FROM SWEDEN, AND A “BUSINESS MAN” AT THAT, GOES ALL THE WAY TO ACCRA, GHANA, ON “BUSINESS, AND THEN HAS NO MONEY!!
HOW STUPID IS THAT STORY!!
SCAMMERS MUST THINK THAT EVERYONE ARE AS STUPID AS THEMSELVES, TO FALL FOR A STORY LIKE THAT!!
REGARDLESS OF WHO THIS “PERSON” IS, OR SAYS HE IS, BREAK OFF ALL CONTACT IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE IF NOT YOU WILL BE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE!
HE IS A “SCAMMER”, AND NO RATIONISING CAN CHANGE THAT FACT!!
ANYONE, I REPEAT AGAIN, WHOM YOU HAVE NEVER MET IN PERSON, WHO ASKS FOR MONEY OVER THE INTERNET IS A SCAMMER, BIG TIME.
THEY CAN WAIT FOR YEARS TO ASK FOR MONEY, WHILE THEY PREY ON YOUR EMOTIONS, AND THEN WHEN THEY THINK THAT THE TIME IS RIGHT, THEY COME UP WITH “SOB STORIES”, SO THAT YOU WILL FEEL SORRY FOR HIM, OR HER!
OLDEST SCAM TRICK IN THE BOOK.
AS I STATED, I DO NOT KNOW WHETHER ITS THE SAME PERSON OR NOT, AND I AM NOT ACCUSING HIM, THE DENNIS DORMENU ON FACEBOOK AND BEBO OF BEING A SCAMMER, BUT IF SOMEONE ASKS YOU FOR MONEY, ON THE INTERNET, THEN THEY ARE SCAMMERS!
I HOPE THAT I HAVE HELPED YOU IN YOUR QUEST.
LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GET ON, AS THIS WORK FOR ME IS VERY TIME CONSUMING, BUT I HATE TO SEE PEOPLE BEING SCAMMED, AND THEN HAVE TO FACE THE TRAUMA AFTERWARDS!
YOU MUST HAVE SUSPECTED SOMETHING YOURSELF, OR YOU WOULD NOT HAVE COME ON THIS SITE, SO YOU WERE VERY LUCKY THAT YOU DID.
1,000’S WERE NOT SO LUCKY, SO PLEASE TAKE MY ADVISE, AND STAY NEARER TO HOME, IF YOU WANT TO CHAT ON THE INTERNET.
AT LEAST THAT WAY, YOU WOULD HAVE THINGS IN COMMON.
FINAL WORDS OF ADVISE, NEVER EVER TELL ANYONE ON THE INTERNET THAT YOU ARE TALKING TO ABOUT THIS SITE.
IF YOU CONFRONT THEM, AND THEN TELL THEM THAT YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT THEM ON THIS SITE, THEY WILL COME ON HERE, AND CAUSE CONFUSION, AND WILL LOOK AT WHAT IS BEING SAID.
WE DO NOT WANT TO FOREARM THEM, BECAUSE THEY ARE SLICK ENOUGH AS IT IS.
BOTH C K., AND I COULD SPOT THEM A MILE AWAY, BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN DO THAT!
IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO AQUIRE THAT EXPERIENCE.
MY LAST ADVISE TO YOU IS TO IMMEDIATELY BREAK OFF COMMUNICATION WITH THIS PERSON, BECAUSE IF NOT, YOU MAY REGRET IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
THE DECISION IS YOURS, I CAN ONLY ADVISE YOU, WITH THE EXPERIENCE THAT I HAVE, AND HAVING HEARD THE SAME STORY REPEATED A HUNDRED TIMES.
ASK YOURSELF THIS; IS IT WORTH THE RISK!!
TAKE CARE, AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GOT ON,
REGARDS TO ALL,
JOHN.
JOHN 16-Sep-2009 10:21
FOR GUEST..RE REINER NII.
PIG FARM ROAD DOES EXIST.
IT IS NEAR 37 MILITARY HOSPITAL, ACCRA.
DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE “PERSON” REALLY LIVES THERE THOUGH.
JOHN.
JOHN 16-Sep-2009 09:47
FOR GUEST..16th SEPT..@ 03.44..
BAD NEWS FOR YOU,I’M AFRAID !
REINER NII, IS POSTED ON http://www.romancescam.com.
Just go to that Site and see for yourself!!
She is supposed to be a Journalist with one of the Accra Newspapers, but she is not SCAMMING heself……..Her Name is being used by a lot of SCAMMERS from Accra Ghana.
ONE OF THE EMAIL ADDRESSES BEING USED IS loveishardtofind_11@yahoo.com, AND ANOTHER IS eunicelinam@yahoo.com.
STAY AWAY FROM THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES!!
THESE SCAMMERS ARE SCUM, HAVE NO MORALS, WILL ROB YOU OF EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE, AND THEN LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE WESTERN UNION!!
FOR GOD’S SAKE, PLEASE USE YOUR COMMON SENSE!
IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, OR TO BE REAL, THEN ITS FALSE!
LOOK BACK FURTHER ON THIS SITE, AND YOU WILL SEE WHERE I HAVE POSTED INFORMATION ABOUT THESE SCAMMERS, AND THE TACTICS USED!
ALSO, READ C K’s POSTINGS AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT HE, AND I ARE TALKING ABOUT!
WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, BELIEVE ME!
I HATE TO HAVE TO SAY THIS, BUT THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION IS NOT TO HAVE CONTACT VIA EMAIL, FROM DATING SITES,WITH ANYONE IN ACCRA, OR GHANA, OR NIGERIA, UNLESS YOU KNOW THE PERSON, OR THAT SOMEONE YOU KNOW WELL CAN VERIFY THE PERSONS IDENTITY!
PROFESSIONAL (sic) SCAMMERS CAN WAIT FOR YEARS, BEFORE THEY ASK FOR MONEY, BECAUSE THEY ARE SCAMMING OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL, AND THEY “WORK” AT THIS 24/7!

AS REGARDS GETTING THE MONEY BACK, WELL I AM SORRY TO HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT EVEN IF YOU WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND THAT “PERSON”, THE MONEY IS LONG GONE!!ALSO GO TO http://www.Delphifaq.com, AND YOU WILL SEE 1,000s OF STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SCAMMED AS WELL.
THERE ARE GREAT PEOPLE ON THAT SITE AS WELL, WHO “BAIT” SCAMMERS, AND THEY WILL ALSO GIVE YOU GREAT ADVISE!
A LOT OF THEM WORK OUT OF THE USA!
THERE IS ONE PARTICULAR PERSON WHO MAY BE INVALUABLE TO YOU ON THAT SITE, BECAUSE HE WAS, OR IS A “DISABLED” VIETNAM VETERAN, AND HE LOST EVERYTHING TO THESE “SCAMMERS”.
SO MUCH IN FACT, THAT HE IS NOW HOMELESS!!
HE USES THE ALIAS OF “MAXWELL SMART 86″, AND HE NOW SPENDS MOST OF HIS TIME TRACING , BAITING, AND WASTING THESE “SCAMMERS” TIME.
HE WILL GIVE YOU GOOD ADVISE, BECAUSE HIS CASE IS SIMILAR TO YOURS.
BE WARNED OF THIS THOUGH, NEVER POST YOUR EMAILL ADDRESS ON ANY FORUM, OR SITE, BECAUSE SCAMMERS SCOUR THESE SITES FOR EMAIL ADDRESSES!
THESE “SCUMBAGS” WILL BE EVEN READING THIS POSTING, BUT I CAN TELL THEM THIS, THAT THERE DAY IS COMING!!
C K, AND I HAVE TRACKED NUMEROUS OF THESE “SCUM”, AND I PERSONALLY TRAPPED 4 OF THEM, AND THEY ARE NOW IN PRISON, DOING HARD LABOUR, AND I WILL DO IT AGAIN!
FINALLY,DON’T FEEL TOO BAD ABOUT BEING SCAMMED.
YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST, AND YOU WILL NOT BE THE LAST.
IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE, BUT TIME IS A GREAT HEALER!
MY ADVISE IS TO STAY NEARER TO HOME, AND FORGET ABOUT GHANA, OR NIGERIA.
I HAVE AN ADDRESS FOR YOU TO CONTACT, POLICE etc., IF YOU LOOK FURTHER DOWN THE SITE.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU, AND I HOPE YOUR LIFE TURNS OUT WELL FOR YOU,
REGARDS TO ALL,
JOHN.

Guest 16-Sep-2009 09:46
To John

I am looking for a place. 2nd Sunflower Link, if it exists and what is there. As for the purpose. Mainly for the reasons that this comment board is about. It is supposed to be in North Accra.

Guest 16-Sep-2009 06:47
Does anyone know of a Dennis Dormenu. First he said he was from Sweden and is in Ghana now on business. He didnt ask for any thing untill lately. He has picture posted and sent me 2 others but I can’t find a match anywhere. I just learned of this site and would like to know if he is a scammer. He was on InterratialMatcher.com and is dennisdormenu@yahoo.com.
Guest 16-Sep-2009 03:44
Has anyone seen Reiner Nii, 34 Pig Fram Road, Accra Ghana 00233? She has scammed one of our US soldiers out of thousands of dollars and we can’t get him to listen that this person is a scammer and the United States needs the years worth of wages that has been sent by Western Union to these creeps. I can’t locate the address on the maps and the zip code is the international calling prefix.
Guest 16-Sep-2009 01:21
To John

I am looking for a place. 2nd Sunflower Link, if it exists and what is there. As for the purpose. Mainly for the reasons that this comment board is about. It is supposed to be in North Accra.

JOHN 15-Sep-2009 12:36
TO GUEST,
IF TELL ME WHAT SPECIFIC MAP OR LOCATION THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, THEN I SHOULD BE ABLE TO HELP YOU FIND SAME.
BY THE WAY, CAN YOU PLEASE SAY WHY YOU WANT THIS?
FOR C K; THANKS FRIEND, AGAIN GOOD ADVICE, AND ITS GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU LOOK IN ON THE SITE.
THATS SHOWS A CARING NATURE, SO THANKS.
YOU AND I WILL TRY TO HELP PEOPLE TO BE AWARE OF THE “SCAMS” THAT THESE PEOPLE TRY TO PULL!
YOUR VAST EXPERIENCE OF BAITING “SCAMMERS” IS, OR WILL BE VERY USEFULL INDEED!
EVEN IF WE ONLY PUT A FEW OF THEM OUT OF “BUSINESS”, WE WILL HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB, AND SAVE SOME GENUINE PEOPLE FROM FALLING INTO THEIR HANDS!
I ALSO BAIT THEM, WASTE THEIR TIME, AND THIS ALSO HELPS TO STOP THEM FOR SOME TIME, FROM BAITING OTHER PEOPLE.
C K, AS YOU KNOW, WHEN THESE SCUM DEAL WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN MAKING THEM RUN AROUND IN CIRCLES, IT REALLY AGITATES THEM.
HOWEVER, AS YOU SAID, UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW TO DO THIS, AND HAVE LEARNED HOW TO DO IT PROPERLY, IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS, SO AS YOU SAID AGAIN, ITS NOT SOMETHING THAT ANYONE WITHOUT EXPERIENCE CAN DO.
YOU CAN UNDERSTAND C K, THAT I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL AS WELL, BECAUSE “SCAMMERS” DO LOOK ON THIS SITE, AND NEITHER YOU OR I CAN GIVE TOO MUCH AWAY ABOUT TACTICS, AS IT WOULD ONLY FOREWARN THEM!!
I HAVE BEEN IN GHANA THREE TIMES,FOR ABOUT 9 MONTHS,IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE, AND WHILE THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THERE ARE VERY NICE AND FRIENLY, IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS BOTH BEFORE, AND WHEN YOU ARE THERE, IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS.
IN THAT TIME ALONE, THERE WAS ARMED ROBBING, KIDNAPPINGS, AND EVEN KILLINGS, AND MOST WERE UNFORUNATELY TOURISTS, WHO WERE VERY NAIEVE, OR VERY GREEDY.
IN THIS WORLD, YOU GET NOTHING FOR NOTHING.
TAKE CARE ALL, AND STAY SAFE.
WILL TALK TO YOU SOON C K., AND MY REGARDS TO YOU,
REGARDS TO ALL,
JOHN.
Guest 14-Sep-2009 23:24
Can anyone locally give me some informations about streets and locations in Ghana, I am unable to find any decent maps. I have heard stories of it being hard to find more obscure locations.
CK 14-Sep-2009 20:50
Good post John and you are very correct about the method used….Here is a great way to expose the scammer as a fraud. He sends you a picture of a white woman from some modeling site he found on the internet. He might have a few pictures of the same woman to use because this helps the scammer to keep his deception going. What you do to trap him is ask her (him) to send you a picture with her holding a large sign that says her name and yours in a heart shape. Now since the scammer cannot possibly send such a picture because he has been using photos of a girl that he got off the internet, he will ignore your request or make excuses to get out of sending such a picture. Like her camera is broken or she loaned her camera to a friend, etc etc…….do though note that they could be using an African girl to participate in the scam and she could be sending her own picture or paying an innocent African girl to pose for pictures. That scenario is rare, but does happen.
JOHN 14-Sep-2009 11:03
THE LAST MESSAGE IS FOR BGARZ01.
SORRY ABOUT THE MISPELLING OF NAME….I ASSURE YOU IT WAS NOT INTENTIONAL..
JOHN 14-Sep-2009 10:58
This is for your Information CG.
The person you are talking to is not a WOMAN, but is a MAN…. if you could call him that!!
Break off contact immediately. This person operates out of a Cafe in Nio-Boi Town, in Accra, and has a lot of girls to help him when THE PERSON HE IS IN CONTACT WITH WANTS TO TALK WITH HIM, THE SCAMMER.
He is a scumbag, and will gladly bleed you out of your Money, and just laugh at you.
He has many “ALIASES”, AND NOW THAT HE HAS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, you will get him coming to you in the guise of another “WOMAN”,even if you tell him to get lost!!
He also uses Fakes on Webcam, so never believe what you see at the other end.
To finish with, will you be very careful on the Internet, because if you do not know how to spot a “SCAMMER” immediately, you will be drawn into something that you will find it hard to stop, even if you have a gut feeling that you are being duped.
I bet that HE sent you you nice Photos of a WHITE WOMAN, but these are fake, so in your mind you are attached to someone who is probabely a Model, or a Porn Star, and does not hnow that you even exist!!These SCUM download these Pictures, without that persons knowledge, and use all over Dating Sites……
You are lucky that you did not send any Money to this “MAN”, SO GET OUT NOW, WHILE THE GOING IS GOOD!!
You will soon get over the Emotinal side, because you are attraced only to a Photo.
Finally, remember that there ate very few WHITE WOMEN in Ghana, and those that are there, are too busy with their lives, and are not into SCAMMINNG…and would not have the time for being on the Internet all day!!
In any case, most of them are in Relationships as well, and would not be bothered with “Dating Sites”.
So you have been told, and warned, because this takes up my time as well answering these Queries, so stop talking to this man NOW, and just get on with your life.
Don’t feel too bad that this happened to you, because it has happened to 1,000’s of people, so count yourself lucky, instead of feeling bad….
Read my other POSTINGS on this Site, and also look at CK’s Postings as well.
Stay safe, God bless,
Regards,
JOHN.
BGarz01 13-Sep-2009 04:53
I have been chatting with a Ayisa Mohammed Everything seemed ok until she said if I wanted to take it to the next Whych was eo hear my voice She asked for me to send her 120 dollars for a calling card After I told her I dont send money by way of internet she suggecred western union Of course I wont send anything just keep her thinking I net her on Are you interested? Her habdle is ayisatu210 She says ayisa is her name but half of the people on this site start with AYI YOU KNOW ARE YOU INTERESTED Has anybody heard of her She says she is from Ghana Accra These are the details she gave me Asiya Mohammed Country : Ghana City : Accra Address : 2nd nima road Zip code : 00233
CK 01-Sep-2009 20:19
To point out my experience with scammers, I have been talking to scammers for over 5 years by answering their mail and pretending to be a potential victim. That is how I have in depth detail and knowledge into how they operate and how their scams work. I can tell you from first hand experience what is going on. Having said this, this is not a game for people to be undertaking if you don’t understand the dangers involved. I work with others in a world wide group of people who have gotten fed up with internet scams and fight back. I’ve talked to some victims first hand while they were being scammed, in particular victims of Sweetheart scams, which is the worst type of scam possible because of the shattered hearts that sometimes take place. I just wanted to clarify where I come from and how I know what I know.
CK 01-Sep-2009 20:08
Part 2 – Also be aware of anybody that tells you they want to come to be with you. There are scammers that set up love interests in order to get a letter of sponsorship from their victim, so the scammer can get a temp visa to come to the US or Canada. Once they get that, they come overseas and soon as they arrive, they disappear into the woodwork, never to see the person they hoodwinked into sponsoring them. Of course the sponsor then is responsible since they vouched in the letter so the scammer could get a Visa to enter the country legally. As for thinking you can set up a scammer to come over and then entrap them to have them arrested, it will not work. You first have to convince the authorities to get the person arrested which is 1000 times harder than you think it is. Then you have to actually find the scammer once he arrives and I can tell you that he has no intention of being found. He’ll already have a friend or accomplice set to meet him and take him out of the airport. Best thing to do is just ignore all these criminals trying to contact you with their scam mail and spread the word about these types of scams. Knowledge is the key to putting a stop to this nonsense, not relying on Law Enforcement who is outmanned and under equipped to handle such matters.
CK 01-Sep-2009 19:54
Yes it’s important to remember that not all scams are about trying to steal money from you. There are gangs that engage in very elaborate scams and when they are asking you to open a bank account on their behalf, they plan on using that to scam other victims. For example, they ask you to open an account that they will have control over. The scammers then pretend to be a legitimate business and use the BOA or WF bank account as proof they are legit. The scammers will then ask victims of other scams to wire money to the bank account you opened on their behalf. The scammers will then wire that money to a bank account in their country, they withdraw the money and it is gone. The authorities then research and then next you know, you are in trouble for being an accomplise. This is a big problem because when nobody asks money, the victim will think this seems legitimate because they are in no danger of losing money. Never, ever agree to do anything for somebody overseas that you met on the internet.
mr tech 01-Sep-2009 10:23
To John, lol its funny you say that its true they’re scammin, big time they say they want to come to usa to be with me and love me lol,they’re good at what they do, i’m on to them i would like to find a way to bust they’re asses out and prosicute them. They have worked on a lot of people in my area, I wont do anything or give them shit, beside they’re infringeing on raven rileys privacy, she needs to be notified that these assholes are stealing pics from her, thanks for your advice and i will be careful and post any activity they do on here so other people can avoid being scammed thanks I will keep in touch, Mr Tech
To Mr Tech 01-Sep-2009 01:08
I have this advise for you Mr Tech, and it is that you better break off all correspondence with the People that you are talking to, or you are in for heartbreak, and you will lose a lot of Money!!
This is the oldest SCAM in the BOOK….
Raven Riley is a Porn Star in the USA, and she would not even have the time to go on the Internet, let alone Scam people…
She is very WEALTHY, but those SCUM in Ghana, and Nigeria ( The Scammers)are all using her Picture without her knowledge!
Just go to http://www.Delphifaq.com, and you will see 100’s of her Photos that are being used!
If you attempt to open a Bank A/C you could be in trouble with the Authorities!
Run as fast as you can, or you will only store up trouble for yourself!
For God’s sake, why would anyone who has a “RELATIVE” in America want you to open a Bank Account?
My advise to you is to cease all contact with these “People”, because you are talking to a young “BOY”, if you could call him that!
These people are the SCUM of the Earth, and they will not stop unless you cease talking to them immediately!
If they have your Email Address, then expect to have more contact from others in Ghana, because they work in Groups, and they will not want to let you go!
Please be very careful with who you talk to on the Internet, and especially anyone from Ghana or Nigeria!
I can only advise you, so it’s now up to you to heed my advise!
Stay safe, and good luck to you,
Regards,
JOHN.
mr tech 31-Aug-2009 21:34
names i have seen are benice ataa, ebenezer ayeh, ask for money, i see photo’s of raven riley being used for benice ataa, ebenezer ayeh i found on a site called hi5 similar to my space, all from say they’re from accra ghana. makes me wonder hmmmmmmmmmmmm
sounds like scammer to me. a person named faruza abubakari from ghana has chatted with me on the I M but hasn’t asked for anything yet but she said her father was a gold dealer from wasington DC and has passed on and needs a american bank account opened, so she can deposit money in it specified either bank of america or wells fargo,
JOHN 31-Aug-2009 00:39
WELL DONE CK, YOU HAVE A;; THE SCAMS OFF BY HEART.
I WAS IN GHANA 3 TIMES IN THE LAST YEAR, AND THE THINGS THYAT GO ON THERE, LIKE YOU HAVE MENTIONED IS A FACT!!
PEOPLE SHOULD INDEED RUN A MILE IF THEY ARE IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE FROM EITHER NIGERIA, GHANA, BENIN, ETC, ETC….
WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET?
TO SCAM PEOPLE.THAT’S THEIR WORK, BECAUSE THEY DO NOTHING ELSE!!
THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH, AND NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY SCAMMING!!!
SO PLEASE DO LISTEN TO WHAT I HAVE POSTED HERE, AND ALSO PLEASE LISTEN TO C K…
IF THERE IS ANYONE THAT NEEDS HELP, THEN JUST CONTACT THIS SITE, AND I ASSURE YOU THAT BOTH C K AND I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO HELP..
ALSO, I HAVE KNOWLEDGE FIRST HAND AS TO WHERE THIS CAN BE REPORTED..
THERE HAVE BEEN RAIDS IN CAFES IN ACCRA, AND IN KUMASI, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS LIKE THROWING SNOWBALSS AT THE SUN, BECAUSE THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY OF THEM OPERATING IN GHANA…
THYANKS C K, AND IT’S GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON THIS SIT..
WITH MY BEST REGARDS TO ALL.
STAY SAFE,
JOHN.
CK 30-Aug-2009 12:21
The post listed as guest below is mine (CK), just forgot to add my name….oh and here is a tip that fools a lot of people. Many scammers know that if they mention either “Nigeria” or “Africa” in their scams, people will run for the hills. So they will often say they are in the UK and give you a +44070xxxx UK phone contact to try to fool you into thinking they really are in the UK, +44 being the UK country code. Except that the phone number (070)is actually being redirected to Nigeria, to the scammers cell phone. Not to advertise, but there is a website that gives free UK redirect #’s to Nigeria as well as other countries. A clever lad will also photoshop perfect looking UK Passports and other fake ID to help give the illusion he is in the UK, so be aware of these tactics if you are dealing with somebody over the internet.
Guest 30-Aug-2009 11:47
Thank You John. I actually ended up here because I was looking for a contact for the Ghana police and that led me to the board here. You are 100% correct on warning people not to post their e-mail addresses on the internet, especially forums and guestbooks. The scammers used e-mail harvesters to scour websites to give them 1000’s of e-mails to send their scams to. For people that are interested in how these criminals work, to start go do an internet search for “guestbook, guyman”. You will find 1000’s of entries on this. When you go to the guestbook you will see entries like “I DON LAND HERE KEEP OFF OOOOOOOOOOO” usually from mugu@mugu.com. This is a scammer telling other scammers that he has claimed the e-mail addresses in that guest book as his and telling others not to use them. Of course most other scammers dont care and harvest the mail anyhow……anyway, I will be happy to check this board from time to time and if anybody has any questions or if they think they are being scammed, I’ll do the best to help you. I’ll never ask for one cent or anything personal about you. I most of their scams like the back of my hand. Next of Kin scams, consignment scams, wash-wash scams, sweetheart scams, fake lotteries, ATM cards, bank flashing, gold dust, work at home, check scams, etc etc……Though I have to say in advance that if you have been scammed and lost money, it is gone forever and you’ll have to consider it a lesson learned. The scammers work out of internet cafes and use fake names in their scams so they can hide like rats. It is next to impossible to have these people arrested. They mostly use Western Union to receive most of their money because once the money leaves the WU office, it is untraceable. The police and other Law Enforcement are almost powerless to help you because the scams take place overseas in most cases…..Anyway, glad to be here and help out in any way I can!
CK 29-Aug-2009 14:58
This “Smile” character is pulling a variation of a Nigerian format to steal people’s money from them. The Nigerian’s pretend to be EFCC or some crime-fraud division that promises to help scammed people get their money back, all for a small “fee of course. Smile is using the same technique except he is pretending to be a good samaratin instead of a anti-fraud unit like the Nigerians do. I’ve been involved with fighting internet scams for the better part of 5 years now so the formats are very familiar to me.

That was a nice catch of the “guests” giving those phony testimonials, all using the same spelling of a small “i”. The scammers sometimes are to clever for their own good.

Guest 27-Aug-2009 00:54
John,I think you have hit the nail on the head. I am so glad you brought that out.
Guest 22-Aug-2009 01:11
TO GUEST FROM AMERICA………….
I THINK YOU HAVE JUST HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD……..THESE WERE MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY….BUT I HAVE TO SAY THAT I AM GLAD THAT IT WAS YOU, AND NOT I THAT NOTICED THAT!
MOST AMERICANS HAVE GOOD GRAMMER, AND SELDOM MAKE A LOT OF SPELLING ERRRORS…THEY WOULD ONLY BE KEYBOARD MISTAKES……
SOMETHING TO TAKE NOTE OF, AND YOU MADE THIS VERY POINT……A LOT OF GHANAIANS, AND NIGERIANS AS WELL NEARLY ALWAYS USE A SMALL “I”..LIKE THIS IN THEIR SPELLING.
ITS USALLY A SIGN TO BE VERY WARY OF, AND I AM DELIGHTED THAT YOU WERE ASTUTE ENOUGH TO NOTICE IT….FAIR PLAY TO YOU..
THANKS FOR THAT, AND KEEP WELL,
BEST REGARDS,
JOHN.
Guest 21-Aug-2009 23:13
John, is it just me or have you noticed a pattern in the recent positive remarks about DaSmile? It seems they repeatedly refer to him exactly the same way. a good guy 15-Aug-2009 07:25. Smile is a good guy 11-Aug-2009 04:57. Being American this terminology sounds a little odd. Additionally, I have noticed the person fails to capitalize “i” in most cases.
Guest 21-Aug-2009 09:13
TO JIM,
Thanks for that Jim.
It shows that you are a caring person, because otherwise you would not have bothered to look up this Site after you found out about your own case.
I think that “SMILE” has now dug a HOLE for himself, and no amount of explaining from him can now change that!
Also, I am sure that there are other people that he took MONEY from, or like your case, asked them for MONEY!!
I really wish you all the best for the Future, and I guarantee you that you will meet someone special some day, but not from Africa!!!
Again, I have this advise for people.
BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL IF YOU ARE IN CONTACT FROM ANYONE FROM EITHER GHANA, OR NIGERIA, BECAUSE IN 99% OF CASES YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH A SCAMMER, BECAUSE THEY WORK IN GROUPS, AND YOU ARE PROBABLY TALKING TO MORE THAN ONE PERSON, BECAUSE THEY WORK IN SHIFTS!
THEY WILL PLAY ON YOUR EMOTIONS WITH THEIR SAD STORYS, WHICH ARE ALL LIES ANYWAY, BECAUSE IF YOU THINK YOU ARE TALKING TO A MAN IN THESE COUNTRYS, YOU ARE IN FACT TALKING TO EITHER A BOY OR A MAN.
THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL SCAMMERS, AND THEY ARE GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO!
LIKEWISE FOR THE LADIES!
IF YOU ARE TALKING TO A MAN IN THESE COUNTRIES, ITS A SCAM!!
THEY ALL SHARE INFORMATION BETWEN THEMSELVES ABOUT THEIR CONTACTS, AND WHEN THE PERSON WHO HAS BEEN SCAMMED IS SUFFERING EITHER FINANCIALLY OR EMOTIONALLY, THEY ARE LIVING THE HIGH LIFE AND ARE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE WESTERN UNION OFFICES, AFTER THEY MAKE THEIR “KILL”!!
IF ANYONE IS LOOKING FOR FRIENDSHIP OR LOVE, THEN BE VERY CAREFUL ON DATING SITES!!
THESE SITES ARE COMBED DAILY BY THESE SCAMMERS, AND THE USUAL APPROACH IS THAT IN THE FIRST INSTANCE THEY WILL CONTACT PEOPLE ON THESE SITES, AND NEVER SAY THAT THEY ARE FROM GHANA, OR NIGERIA!!
AFTER INITIAL CONTACT, AND SOMETIME LATER, THEY WILL THEN SAY THAT THEY ARE EITHER HAVE GONE TO AFRICA, OR THEIR PARENTS BROUGHT THEM THERE UNEXPECTANTLY!
THEN THE LIES BEGIN!
SOUNDS FAMILIAR?
YES, BECAUSE THATS ONE OF THEIR APPROACHES, AND THEY ARE HEARTLESS!!
ONCE YOU PUBLISH OR GIVE ANY OF THEM YOUR OERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS, YOUR PHONE NUMBER, YOU HAVE A BIG PROBLEM!
THEY WILL NEVER RELENT!
ALL THEY WANT IS MONEY, AND THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET IT!!
I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF PEOPLE EVEN BEING KIDNAPPED, OR TORTURED, OR KILLED BY THESE “SCUM OF THE EARTH”.
THESE PEOPLE WENT TO GHANA IN PARTICULAR, EITHER TO MEET THEIR “LOVED ONES” OR TO BUY GOLD, AND THEIR LIVES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED FOREVER!
PEOPLE ON DATING SITES SHOULD STAY NEARER TO HOME, AND THAT WILL LESSER THE DANGER, BUT PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT THE INTERNET IS FILLED WITH THE BAD, AS WELL AS THE GOOD!!
I HAVE GIVEN DETAILS IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS ON THIS SITE, ABOUT SCAMMERS, SO PLEASE, PLEASE READ MY OTHER POSTINGS!
IF YOU DO, AND USE COMMON SENSE, THEN YOU CAN SAVE YOURSELF MONEY, EMOTIONAL TRAUMA, AND POSSIBLY YOUR LIFE, AND I AM NOT OVERSTATING OR DRAMITISING ANYTHING!!
I BEG ANYONE WHO IS IN CONTACT WITH PEOPLE IN GHANA, OR NIGERIA, TO BE VERY CAREFUL, AND WOULD EVEN TELL THEM TO BREAK ALL CONTACT, NO MATTER HOW “REAL” THE PERSON APPEARS TO BE!!
GO TO THE SITE http://www.Delphi.com, AND SEE ALL THE 1,000s of SCAMMERS, AND SEE THE STORIES OF THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN SCAMMED. IT’S HEARTBREAKING TO READ ABOUT IT, AND THOSE “SCUM” WHO WREAK HAVOC IN GOOD PEOPLES LIVES!!
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, THEN PLEASE ASK THEM ON THIS SITE.
I PROMISE THAT I WILL ANSWER.
IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE DON’T THINK THAT I AM PREACHING, BECAUSE WHAT I AM OR HAVE BEEN STATING OS FACT, SO BEWARE!!
ALL THE BEST TO EVERYONE ON THIS SITE.
MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU ALL, AND PLEASE STAY SAFE!!
TILL THE NEXT TIME,
MY BEST REGARDS,
JOHN……………
Jim 20-Aug-2009 21:28
I promised John that I would come back every once in a while & check on DaSmile—–All I have to say is—2 good deeds does NOT overlook 1 bad one. If DaSmile asked me for $500.00, then somewhere down the line he’ll do it again.
Guest 14-Aug-2009 11:36
FOR GUEST OF 13th AUGUST @ 19:48 HOURS.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY, AND THE SUBSEQUENT INFORMATION REGARDING “SMILE”.
THIS VINDICATES WHAT I WAS SAYING ABOUT “SMILE”.
HE IS JUST USING THIS SITE TO GET PEOPLE TO CONTACT HIM, BECAUSE IT IS A NICE LITTLE EARNER FOR HIM!
YOU DID THE WISE THING BY NOT CONTINUEING TO TALK TO HIM, WHEN HE ASKED YOU FOR MONEY!.
I AM SURE THAT YOU HAD LOST ENOUGH MONEY, AND IT WAS NO USE WASTING MORE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY!
THAT IS WHY I SAID THAT WHAT “SMILE” DOES IS ALSO A SCAM!!
I HAVE ALREADY GONE INTO ENOUGH DETAIL ABOUT HIS SCAM ALREADY!
THE FACT THAT HE SAID THAT HE NEVER ASKED ANYONE FOR MONEY, AND NOW YOU TELL US THAT HE DID, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!
I JUST HOPE THAT OTHER PEOPLE ON THIS SITE WILL READ THESE MESSAGES, AND TAKE NOTE OF THEM!
ALSO, I AM NOT SURPRISED THAT THE POLICE WERE OF NO HELP, BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ONLY WANT MONEY AS WELL, AND WILL DO NOTHING FOR ANYONE UNLESS THEY ARE PAID TO DO IT!
IT’S A CULTURE OF GHANAIAN SOCIETY, THAT THEY WANT MONEY FROM PEOPLE TO EVEN DO THE JOB THAT THEY ARE PAID FOR, UNLESS YOU GIVE THEM A “BRIBE”!!
NO “BRIBE” NO HELP! HOW SAD!!
MOST OF THEM HAVE NO MORAL OR CIVIC VALUES AT ALL!!
HOWEVER, THERE IS SOME HOPE ON THE HORIZEN. A NEW POLICE CHIEF WAS APPOINTED IN MAY OF 2009, AND HE IS ADOPTING A “ZERO TOLERANCE” APPROACH TO MALPRACTISE IN THE GHANAIAN POLICE FORCE, BUT IT WILL TAKE TIME TO GET THIS IMPLEMENTED, AS THE POLICE FORCE THERE ARE VERY CORRUPT, AND IF YOU EVER VISIT GHANA, YOU WILL SEE AT FIRST HAND HOW THEY OPERATE!
I HAVE MANY STORIES REGARDING THEM, BUT THIS IS NOT THE TIME OR THE PLACE!
IF YOU WANT TO SEND YOUR COMPLAINT TO THE POLICE, THEN SEND YOUR REGISTERED LETTER TO:
Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye,
IGP.,
Police Command & Control,
Ghana Police Service-HeadQuarters,
Accra,
Ghana.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU MARK IT PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL!!
TELL HIM THAT YOU HAVE SENT A COPY OF THIS LETTER TO YOUR EMBASSY!
ALSO SEND A COPY OF THE SAME LETTER TO YOUR EMBASSY IN ACCRA, OUTLINING WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.
YOU WILL FIND THE ADDDRESS’S OF ALL THE EMBASSYS ON GOOGLE!
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THAT ANYONE WILL EVER LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SCAMMED, AND IF ENOUGH PEOPLE WRITE TO THE POLICE CHIEF, AND INFORM THEIR EMBASSYS AS WELL, ACTION WILL BE TAKEN! IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE, BECAUSE THE “POWERS THAT BE” KNOW THAT THIS IS BAD PUBLICITY FOR GHANA!
REMEMBER, THAT TOURISM IS NOW GHANA’S 3RD BIGGEST MEANS OF REVENUE, AND AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA’S VISIT THERE SOME MONTHS AGO, THEY ARE TRYING HARDER THAN EVER TO PROMOTE TOURISM! THAT IS WHY THEY ARE NOW BECOMING CONSCIOUS OF THEIR IMAGE ABROAD!
SORRY THAT YOU WERE SCAMMED, BUT AT LEAST YOU WERE NOT SCAMMED BY “SMILE” AS WELL!
I WISH YOU THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE, AND YOU WILL GET OVER THIS, AND YOUR POST HERE WILL HELP OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL!
WITH MY BEST REGARDS,
JOHN
Guest 13-Aug-2009 19:48
For John, you are right,Smile is a wolf in sheeps clothing. I contacted him some months back, I could quickly tell where he was going so disappeared on him during conversation after couple minutes. I never gave him photos of my scammer or anything he asked for. He contacted me a couple days later trying get money for detective he hired for me.He tried to tell me George had just few moments before been picked up. What he did not no was George left a message on my phone while Smile was online trying to reach me. I did not waste my time answering him. The police were no help at all when contacted.
Guest 12-Aug-2009 12:34
I agree with Guest of 11th August. I think that it is bad enough that someone who has already lost Money to these Scammers, is asked to pay someone who has offered to do this for them on this Site….and for the Record, I think it is wrong for someone to call people who look for help on this Site as being foolish……They have already suffered enough, and don’t need to be made feel worse…..Everyone have made mistakes in life….The least that they can expect on this Site is that they are treated with some kindness, and even some words of comfort!!!!!
Guest 11-Aug-2009 05:45
i don’t support the idea of asking people for money. If you can’t do the job don’t do it.
Guest 11-Aug-2009 04:57
I am Linda from Florida and Smile has been of help to me in the past. I hope i see him someone time in the future. He saved me from Michael Brown who scammed me of over $75,000 dollars. Smile is a good guy, he never asked me to pay him any fees.
SMILE 11-Aug-2009 04:41
LET ME TEACH YOU HOW TO TRACK THIS PEOPLE. GET THEIR PHONE NUMBER FROM THE VICTIM. CALL THEM . ARRANGE A MEETING WITH THEM. GET CLOSE TO THEM AND TRY TO BE THEIR FRIEND. BUT YOU MUST USE A GIRL IF YOU ARE A GUY THEY WILL NEVER SEE YOU. AND NO WOMAN WILL JUST WANT TO MEET SOMEONE SHE DOES NOT KNOW. AND I WOULD NOT EVEN USE ANY OF MY FRIEND TO DO SUCH. THAT IS JUST A LITTLE OF WHAT IS DONE TO TRACK PEOPLE DOWN. YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY ME FOR THIS LECTURE. I AM SURE YOU HAVE FRIENDS IN ACCRA. TELL THEM TO HELP YOU TRACK SCAMMERS IN NIMA.
SMILE 11-Aug-2009 04:28
THANKS FOR THOSE QUESTIONS………..IF I RECEIVE CONTACTS FROM PEOPLE EVERY NOW AND THEN ASKING ME TO HELP AND THEY KEEP SENDING ME EMAILS TO HELP I DO ALL I CAN TO HELP AND IF THE THING IS GOING TO PUT ME IN DANGER I HAVE TO PAY OTHERS TO GET THE WORK DONE FOR THEM. DON’T COME HERE AND CLAIM THE PASTOR THAT YOU ARE NOT SAYING YOU WOULD JUST DO SOMETHING FOR THEM WITH YOUR OWN MONEY EVEN IF THEY KEEP BEGGING AND ASKING YOU TO HELP THEM GET THINGS DONE. LIKE I MENTIONED TO YOU EALIER, I HAVE ASSISTED A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THIS SITE WITHOUT COLLECTING ANYTHING FROM THEM. SOME JUST SEND ME PICTURES OF THE PEOPLE THEY CLAIM THEY KNOW AND I TELL THEM THE PICTURES ARE FAKE. BUT SOME PEOPLE NEED MORE THAN THAT THEY TELL THEY WANT TO KNOW WHERE THIS SCAMMERS STAY, THEY WANT TO KNOW THEIR REAL NAMES, THEY WANT TO GET THEM ARRESTED. THOSE ARE THINGS I CAN’T DO AND IF THOSE THINGS ARE TO BE DONE. THEY HAVE TO BE PAID FOR. I AM HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TO GHANA AND YOU KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE POLICE HERE TO DO ANY KIND OF INVESTIGATION ON SOMEONE THEY DON’T KNOW AND IF YOU DON’T GIVE THEM SOMETHING I BET IT WILL BE A WASTE OF TIME FOR YOU. MY BROTHER LET’S BE REASONABLE AND TALK SENSE. YOU SAY MOST OF THIS SCAMERS ARE 10YRS OLD…….. THAT IS A VERY WRONG IDEA YOU ARE GIVING THIS PEOPLE. THOSE 10YRS OLD KIDS ARE SPONSORED BY MOST OF THIS MALAMS AND THE MALAMS ARE ALWAYS TOO SPIRITUAL. MOST OF THIS GUYS STAY IN NIMA AND NEW TOWN AND THEY ARE READY TO DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT THEIR POCKET. I AM SURE YOU KNOW THAT I AM NOT A HUNGRY MAN BECAUSE IF GHANA IF YOU CAN BUY A TICKET TO VISIT AMERICA THEN YOU ARE WELL TO DO. I WOULD NOT TAKE ANYTHING FROM ANY VICTIM TO ENRICH MYSELF. I AM A GHANAIAN AND YOU ARE NOT. SO I KNOW THE SYSTEM HERE AND I KNOW WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE DONE AND WHAT GOES ON AROUND HERE. YOU CAN RELOCATE TO GHANA TO HELP VICTIMS TRACK THIS THIEVES FOR FREE. YOU ARE AN AMERICAN YOU ARE NOT AT RISK AT ALL. ONCE YOU TRACK 1.2.3 THEN YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK IT IS. ONE A POLICEMAN ARREST SOMEONE HERE WHAT YOU JUST NEED TO BE DONE IS GIVE THE POLICEMAN SOMETHING AND THE POLICEMAN WOULD TELL YOU WHO AND WHO WAS INVOLVED IN TRACKING YOU. WITH ALL THIS KNOWLEDGE YOU WANT ME TO KILL MYSELF OR YOU WANT THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO DO THIS JOB TO ALSO GET THEM SELF KILLED. PLEASE ALWAYS THINK BEFORE YOU MAKE STATEMENTS. THANK YOU
Guest 08-Aug-2009 11:35
FOR SMILE……….aka DA SMILE…
FIRST OF ALL I HAVE THIS QUESTION TO ASK YOU;
HAS ANYONE EVER ASKED YOU TO RISK YOUR LIFE LOOKING FOR SCAMMERS?
THE ANSWER TO THAT IS NO!!!!
1.YOU WERE THE “GREAT CRUSADER” WHO CAME ON THIS SITE, POSTING YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS, AND TELLING PEOPLE THAT YOU WOULD HELP THEM!!
2.YOU THEN SAID THAT YOU HAD MARRIED AN AMERICAN LADY, AND THAT SHE ASKED YOU NOT TO DO THIS ANYMORE, AND YOU THEN PUT A “POSTING” ON THIS SITE, SAYING THAT YOU WERE NOT HELPING ANYONE ANYMORE BECAUSE YOUR WIFE SAID THAT IT WAS TOO DANGEROUS!
IF THAT WAS A TRUTHFUL STATEMENT, THEN WHY THE HELL ARE YOU STILL ANSWERING E-MAILS, AND THEN TELLING THESE PEOPLE, LIKE THE AMERICAN WHO CONTACTED YOU,THAT YOU WOULD TRACE THE PERSON FOR HIM, IF HE PAID YOU $500!!
GET REAL!!
3.IF YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE GOING TO CHARGE MONEY TO TRACE THESE “SCAMMERS” THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID THAT WHEN YOU CAME ON THIS SITE!!….BUT YOU DID NOT EVER SAY THAT!
INSTEAD YOU WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO CONTACT YOU PRIVATELY, AND THEN YOU TELL THEM THAT IT WILL COST THEM!
TO ME THAT IS A “SCAM”, NO MATTER WHAT WAY YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN IT!!
4. YOU SAID “I WONDER HOW YOU GUYS THINK SOMETIMES”.
WELL IT TELLS ME A LOT ABOUT YOU,WHEN YOU CALL PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING SCAMMED, OR ABOUT TO BE SCAMMED “STUPID”.
THATS A TYPICAL NIGERIAN/GHANA WAY OF SAYING THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE “MUGU’S”( STUPID)!
COINCIDENTALLY,THAT IS THE KIND OF LANGUAGE THAT “SCAMMERS” USE.
5. IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO ME HOW YOU TRACK THESE “SCAMMERS” DOWN, BY USING A “COMPANY”, WELL THEN YOU MIGHT MAKE MORE SENSE!
6. AS YOU AND I KNOW, THERE ARE 1,000’s OF THESE CAFES ALL OVER GHANA, AND IN ACCRA ITSELF, SOME EVEN USING FAKE IP ADDRESSES, SO HOW CAN YOU TRACE ANYONE UNLESS YOU HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE PEOPLE WHO CONTACT YOU.
THEY HAVE ALREADY DONE MOST OF THE WORK, AND YET YOU ASK THEM TO “PAY YOU” FOR YOUR “SERVICE”
7. ALSO, AS YOU ARE AWARE, MOST OF THESE SCAMS ARE DONE BY YOUNG BLACK GUYS, SOMETIMES AS YOUNG AS 10 YEARS OF AGE, AND I DON’T KNOW HOW TRACING THEM WOULD PUT YOUR LIFE IN DANGER!
I HAVE YET TO HEAR OF ANYONE WHO TRACKED DOWN A SCAMMER BEING KILLED IN GHANA, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE IT SOUND SO DRAMATIC!
FINALLY, HOW WAS IT THAT I WAS ABLE TO TRACK THE “SCAMMER” ANITA ADAMS, FOR THAT GENTLEMAN IN THE USA, AND NOT CHARGE HIM EVEN A CENT, AND I DID IT ANONOMYOUSLY?
HAVE YOU NO FEELINGS FOR THESE PEOPLE, WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN SCAMMED OUT OF A LOT OF MONEY, AND ARE AT THAT TIME EMOTIONALLY VUNERABLE?
REMEMBER, YOU VOLUNTEERED FOR THAT SERVICE, NO ONE FORCED YOU!
SO TO FINISH, THE GOOD NAME OF GHANA IS BEING DESTROYED BY THESE PEOPLE, AND YOU CERTAINLY DON’T HELP EITHER, BY ASKING FOR MONEY!!
SO AS I SAID BEFORE, DO YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE ON THIS SITE A FAVOUR, AND STAY OFF IT!
YOU SAY THAT YOU HAVE A JOB, BUT LIKE MOST GHANAIANS, AND NIGERIANS, YOU THINK THAT THE WORLD OWES YOU A LIVING!
JOHN
SMILE 08-Aug-2009 03:51
MOST OF THIS PEOPLE USE MAGICAL POWERS AND THEY ARE NOT JUST EASY TO DEAL WITH. NOBODY WILL DO AN ASSIGNMENT FOR ME TO GET SOMEONE IF HE OR SHE DO NOT GET SOMETHING TO MOTIVATE HE/SHE. YOU DON’T ALSO EXPECT ME TO LEAVE WHATEVER I AM DOING TO START WOALKING THE STREETS OF ACCRA TRACKING SOMEONE I DON’T KNOW WITHOUT GIVING THE PEOPLE SOMETHING TO GIVE ME INFORMATION. IN ACCRA NOBODY WILL JUST PASS INFORMATIONS TO YOU WITHOUT GETTING SOMETHING FROM YOU. IF YOU SAY YOU HAVE LIVED HERE THEN YOU KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. I HAVE HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THIS SITE AND I HAVE NEVER ASKED MONEY FROM THEM BUT IF YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS RISKY,YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY BECAUSE I WILL NEED TO INVOLVE OTHER PEOPLE WHO KNOWS HOW TO TRACK THEM. JUST IMAGINE THAT SOMEONE CALLED ME YESTERDAY SAYING THAT HE WANTED TO SEND $4900 IN ACCRA. IT SOUNDED STUPID TO ME. KI HAD TO TELL HIM TO SEND IT TO ME IF HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO USE HIS MONEY FOR AND IF I ASK THEM TO PAY TO GET THEIR JOB DONE FOR THEM THEY SAY IT A SCAM. I WONDER HOW YOU GUYS THINK SOMETIMES. I AM NOT A JOBLESS MAN YOU KNOW. DA-SMILE
SMILE 08-Aug-2009 03:36
IT IS STUPID FOR ANYONE TO TELL ME THAT I SHOULD GO OUT THERE RISK MY LIFE JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO HELP. WHAT HE ASKED ME TO DO WAS NOT A EASY TASK AND MOST OF THIS SCAMMERS WON;T TAKE IT EASY TO SEE SOMEONE TAKE AWAY WHAT THEY EAT FROM. I HAVE TO INVOLVE PEOPLE AND GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO GET THIS WHOLE THING DONE. SO IF YOU THINK I WOULD RISK MY LIFE OR THAT OF MY FRIENDS FOR YOUR STUPIDITY PLEASE THINK AGAIN. SMILE (DA-SMILE)
Guest 06-Aug-2009 09:41
TO MY FRIEND IN USA……..RE..ANITA ADAMS…ACCRA, GHANA.
I am delighted that I was of help in finding her/him for you.
She/he has been Scamming people for Years..and thats why she/he is good!!
The Photo that she/he sent you, may be a Stolen Photo of another person, because they download these Pictures from diferent Sites.
Lately they have been using a lot of Photos of Raven Riley, a noted Porn Star in the USA. SO EVERYONE………BEWARE!!
I am really sorry that you have lost $3,000 to this Scammer, but thank God I was able to help you, and you can put it down to a BAD EXPERIENCE!!
Thank God also that you found this SITE, because you could have lost a lot more!!
ALL THAT I NOW ASK YOU IN RETURN IS FOR YOU TO LOOK AT THIS SITE FROM TIME TO TIME, AND IF “SMILE” OR “DA SMILE” OR WHATEVER HIS NAME IS, COMES ON THIS SITE, THAT YOU POST THE EMAIL THAT HE SENT YOU, LOOKING FOR THE $500 HERE.
THIS WILL ENSURE THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE NOT “SCAMMED” OR ATTEMPTED TO BE SCAMMED BY HIM!!
THE ONLY PERSON THAT HE WANTS TO HELP, IS HIMSELF, AND HE CAN DO THAT IF VUNERABLE PEOPLE SEND HIM MONEY!!
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO CATCH OUT,AND FIND OUT ABOUT THESE SCAMMERS, AND I WILL TRY TO HELP ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT THEY ARE BEING SCAMMED, AND I ASSURE YOU, IT WILL NOT COST THEM ANYTHING!
IT WILL BE DONE ANONOMYOUSLY!!
ANYWAY, AFTER YOUR POSTING, AND MINE, I DON’T THINK THAT WE WILL HEAR FROM THIS GUY “SMILE” OR “DA SMILE” AGAIN!!
GLAD THAT I WAS OF HELP, AND TAKE CARE IN THE FUTURE!!
REGARDS,
JOHN
Jim 06-Aug-2009 02:03
The people at the data department of her network service are demanding that i pay them $500 before they give me any information about her address and real name and you and i know i don’t have that money to pay them. That is why i just kept mute

This is a copy & paste of the email I recieved from DaSmile……I just want everybody to know that I wasnt making it up.

I want to that you very much John for directing me to Google & the web site….Yes, thats her & to think I have sent her over $3,000…..I even sold things so I could send her money.
I really think I’m going to email only people in the good old USA from now on…AGAIN—THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Guest 05-Aug-2009 21:53
FOR SMILE,
HOW DARE YOU COME ON THIS SITE, AND TRY TO TAKE MONEY $500, FROM THAT MAN IN AMERICA, SAYING THAT A “COMPANY” WAS CHARGING YOU THAT AMOUNT TO FIND THIS GIRL’S ADDRESS!!
HE HAD ALREADY GIVEN THE ADDRESS TO YOU.
YOU STATE ON THIS SITE THAT YOU WOULD HELP PEOPLE, BUT IS THIS WHAT YOU DO WHEN THEY E-MAIL YOU PRIVATELY? ASK THEM FOR MONEY?
IN EFFECT YOU ARE USING THIS SITE FOR YOUR OWN GAME!!
IS THAT NOT “SCAMMING” AS WELL!!
YOU KNOW HOW LITTLE MONEY THAT THIS MAN HAD, AND YET YOU WANTED TO CHARGE HIM THAT MONEY!
HE HAS ALREADY LOST THE MONEY, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, THAT HE HAS ALREADY SENT TO THAT SCAMMER!
IF YOU ARE USING THIS SITE FOR THAT PURPOSE, THEN YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN THE “SCAMMERS” THAT YOU SAY THAT YOU WILL “TRACK DOWN”.
I KNOW THAT THERE IS NO SUCH “COMPANY” IN GHANA, BECAUSE IF THERE WAS, THEN YOU WOULD HAVE GIVEN THE PHONE NUMBER, AND THE ADDRESS TO THAT AMERICAN MAN!
WHY WERE YOU ACTING AS A GO BETWEEN?
YOU ARE THE “COMPANY” SMILE, SO I THINK THAT IT IS TIME THAT YOU GOT OFF THIS SITE, PRETENDING TO BE THE GREAT CRUSADER.
ANYONE WHO TRYS TO DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING, IS AS BAD AS THE SCAMMERS!
THIS PERSON WANTED HELP, AND NOT TO HAVE TO BE PAYING YOU MONEY FOR NOTHING!
ALSO, DID YOU TELL HIM THAT YOU WERE FROM NIGERIA, AND NOT FROM GHANA!
WE ALL KNOW THAT THE 419 SCAMS STARTED THERE, AND HAVE NOW FOUND THEIR WAY TO GHANA!
DO EVERYONE WHO GOES ON THIS SITE A FAVOUR, AND STOP PUTTING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HERE, BECAUSE YOU ARE ONLY SOLICITING MONEY WHEN PEOPLE FEEL VUNERABLE.
YOU ARE ONE OF THE “SHEEP” IN “WOLVES” CLOTHING THAT I WAS REFERRING TO IN MY OTHER EMAILS OF THE LAST WEEK!
I KNOW ALL ABOUT GHANA, SMILE, I HAVE SPENT ENOUGH TIME THERE,AND I ALSO MET ENOUGH PEOPLE LIKE YOU THERE, TO LAST ME A LIFETIME!
IF YOU TYPE IN CAPITAL LETTERS TO GET NOTICED, SO CAN I!

JOHN

Guest 05-Aug-2009 15:26
FOR GUEST 3rd Aug 05.08.
IMPORTANT!!
If she has given you that name, then she is a SCAMMER!!! BIG TIME!!
What you do is just Google the Name Anita Adams.
When the Page opens, just scroll down to Anita Adams across the United States.
When that Page opens, scroll down that Page, and you willsee the heading” View more results for Anita Adams.
Just enter Anita Adams,Accra, Ghana, and when that Page opens, again just scroll down the Page, and there you will see all the Information about the SCAMMER Anita Adams, with Messages she has sent, along with Photos!
Just let me know if this was of some help.
If it is her, please don’t feel too bad.
You are not the first to be Scammed, and believe me you will not be the last!
In any case, just let me know if this was of any help!
If not, I can tell you another way to find out!
Best Regards,
JOHN
Guest 03-Aug-2009 05:58
For 7 months now I have been emailing a lady in Accra, Ghana. She says her name is Anita Adams, . She claims she lost her ID card so, all mail & W. U. is to be sent to a different name…(I have the names if somebody wants them) About every 2 weeks she wants money for food, rent, electric & etc. $20.00 is enough…She asks for more but accepts that. About 5 months ago she started on this having gold. Pictures & LEGAL papers that will allow her to take it out of Accra. I told her to keep the gold I didnt want it. Just a week ago she was going to lose all the gold because the goverment was going to take it all for taxes unless she left at once to come to me. Well, I didnt send her $855.00 plane fare……She hasnt mentioned it for about 5 days now. I have priced plane fares & for me to buy a ticket for her to come here is $1800…………BUT she claims she can get a reduced rate of $855.00…..I have at least 20 pictures of her but, now she claims she & her mother are so broke she cant afford to have any pictures taken……All the pictures that I have are 2 years old or more. Shes of mixed race. Her Dad was white & mother black.
I have her PO Box number & I have her actual home address. I am alot older then she is but she says age is nothing but numbers….If she is a scammer she is REALLY GOOD….I do know its a women because I have called & talked to her on the phone….She no longer has a phone because (she says) it broke.. About a month ago I was readintg a web site & someone by the name of Dsmile said they could help people……I emailed him & he said he would help…….After about 3 emails I heard nothing for 2 weeks so I emailed him back….NOW GET THIS—He said that some company wanted $500.00 to give him her real name & address…..I already gave him her real name & address. Now to me that sounds like a scam but in a different way…..I have went to the web site http://www.delphifaq.com & it shows me nothing…….What am I doing wrong??? I’m in the states & on Social Security..I make very little money every month….How can I find out if this girl is for real or a very gifted scammer???? I really need help……Thank you very much
Guest 31-Jul-2009 21:03
FOR DT.
My pleasure to try to help.
Just to say that the Site is http://www.Delphifaq.com, and you will see how there are many very good people there who spend a lot of their valueble time in tracking down these Scammers, then exposing them on that Site,and also making people aware of who these people are, and also how they operate.
You will see hundreds of Case historys of honest people who were either Scammed, or were in the process of being Scammed until they found that Site.
You will be able to expose your Scammer there, and then you will help other people that he will try to Scam in the future.
These Scammers do not give up easily, and just remember that this Scammer, who has your Email Address, will try and contact you using a different Name, and a completely different Story. So beware!!
Remember that these Scammers are the SCUM of the EARTH, most of whom have never worked a DAY in their lives, and all they want is easy MONEY!!
I wish you the best for the future, but always remember to be vey, very careful on the Internet, because there are a lot of people out there pretending to be SHEEP, when in fact they are WOLVES in SHEEPS clothing!!
With my best Regards to everyone,
JOHN
Guest 31-Jul-2009 19:06
Hello everyone and thanks so much John for ur comforting words and the site to look for help. I really appreciate u getting back with me as fast as u did. I will look into the information given and once again thanks a million.
May God bless,
DT
Guest 30-Jul-2009 22:14
Sorry DT,
I meant to say “most especially Africa “.
JOHN
Guest 30-Jul-2009 22:03
For The Attention of DT.
Hello DT,
I have just been reading your E-Mail on this Site.
Please don’t feel too bad, because you were Scammed. Just thank God that you found out in time.
You are not the first person that this has happened to, and believe me, you will get over it.
You were very lucky. Many people have lost fortunes to these people, and it will take them years to get over it.
They will also have to get over the motional trauma as well.
None of us like to think that we were so guillable, but then these people are very clever and professional at what they do, so you will just have to put it down to experience, and this experience, bad as it seems, will serve you in good stead in the future.
Be very careful of who you talk to on the Internt, because a lot of these people have no scruples at all. Remember that you are really talking to faceless people, no matter what they profess to you.They will invoke the Name of God, claim that they are good Christians, and that they are nice people!
They do not care what Monetary, or Emotional loss that anyone suffers, because their PRIMARY PURPOSE is to gain peoples trust, and then SCAM them.
I have been in Ghana, and in Nigeria, on a long Holiday for the last 9 Months, and I saw at first hand how these people operate, so I know what I am talking about.
Now I am going to give you the Name of an anti-Scammer Site, and I promise you that they will give you great help.
The Name of the Site is http://www.Delfifaq.com, and there are a few American people on that Soite who will be able to help you. They have tracked down Scammers from all over the World, but most especially, because that is where most of these Scams emanate from.
Just open the Site, and Log onto any of the pages that appear.
Then go to the last Page, and you will see what I am talking about.
You have no need to worry about your Safety on this Site, because it is all anonomous.
Make sure that you do not Post your EMAIL ADDRESS,if you look for help on that Site, because that is the last thing that they would want you to do.
I wish you well for the future, and remember that time heals everything!!
If you need any further advise, just Post an Anonomous Email on this Site again, and I will see your Initials, ie, DT.
God be with you,
JOHN
Guest 29-Jul-2009 20:05
Hello again I forgot to give Marty Law’s email address that he is using, it is :
mlaw1964@yahoo.com please help me if u can. Thanks
DT
Guest 29-Jul-2009 20:00
Hello everyone I am writing because I meet this guy on Jacksonville singles and he told me he was living in Seminole Fla. with his one and only daughter, named Pearls, 7 yrs old and her mother died right after having her, due to GI Tract infection. He has been alone now for 7 years and looking for someone to spend his life with and in one day he told me that he was in love and that I was God sent, his angel. He also stated that he owns a construction company and he just won a contract of millions of dollars in West Africa, called the West Africa Project, Tinapa. He was leaving for Niegera on this Weds but will be back in 2 weeks. He showed me photos of his large expensive home and sport car. He also showed me photos of himself and his daughter. He stated that his Nanny was going to watch the child while he was away and he can trust her because she has been in their life for over 5 yrs now. He is Africa but resided in London most of his life with his mother but no father in the picture. He has alot of money in the bank and on Friday he had to withdraw 289,000 out to give the agents to buy the project in Africa, the place would be built with airport, amazement parks, shopping malls etc. He stated that he didn’t have his cell phone to call me but he would call me from his computer. He did call but the number was privated on the caller ID. He also allowed me to chat with his nanny, billy jo claxton from seminole county and I completed a background check on her and there is a person by that name residing in seminole county, so I don’t know how he got that person correct information and was posing her as the nanny? This guy was very good and always use the word, Baby, i, angel and ok. He stopped chatting with me when I told him about what I found out concerning scamming in Africa, so he doesn’t call or chat with me any more. I did see him still on the single dating site with someone pics and foney information. I am so disappointment in those dating sites because they just breed people of deception. His information is:
Marty Law, age 44, resides in Seminole County, address: 10570 66th Ave North Seminole, Fla. In his photo he is wearing a blue shirt and tie with low hair cut very handsome man, stated he is 6’3 but I know that is all untrue. So, I just wanted to let all of u reading this site be aware of this person and be very wise when chatting with anyone, if that person can’t give u a phone number to contact him or correct address then please be careful and watch what u are telling them because they could do some really damaging things to u. Can anyone tell me if they have chatted with a Marty Law, from Seminole, Fla. ? Thanking u all in advance.
PS I want to thank Smile for all his help on this site. God bless
DT
Guest 28-Jul-2009 23:08
answering for Smile, yes the person has to pay taxes.When i send things to Ghana my husband has to pay the taxes. BUT, there is one thing, do not put the price on the items they will tax more than its worth…
Guest 27-Jul-2009 20:06
SALLY,
I have just returned from Ghana, after spending 6 Months there, and I stayed for some time at the Novotel Hotel in Accra. If I had a $ or a £ for every time that I was approached to buy Gold when I was there, I would be a wealthy man. It is one of the biggest SCAMS that these people use. I am sorry to say that a lot of people are motivated by GREED! Unforunately its inherent in all all of us.
Look at all the people who lost Millions of Dollars with the Financier in America, the “Guy” who was sentenced to 150 Years in Jail, about a Month ago.( His Name escapes me at this moment).
As you are aware, there is a saying, that if it looks too good to be true, then its not true!
Your Father-in-Law will not listen to advise at this stage, because of EGO. It’s a human trait that we all have, when we don’t like to admit that we are wrong. However,when he goes to meet this “Musaf”, if that is really his name, then he will be faced with a dose of reality.
I am not preaching Sally, but I am going to tell you now, that this “Musaf” may well meet with your Father-in-Law in Philidelfia, because he will be “Banrolled” by his friends, and if it he is not there himself, he will have a “Friend” in the States pretending that he is “Mustaf”, and he will be well briefed!
However, he will not have “Gold” with him, but he will have FORGED DOCUMENTS, which he will use as Testimonials that he has “Gold”, and that he is a Miner.
These will BE FORGED BANK DOCUMENTS, and FORGED TESTIMONIALS, and anything else that he thinks that he needs to convince your Father-in-Law.
These will consist of Photos of his “GOLD MINE”, and also Photos of the Gold.
Further, Sally, is your Father -in Law aware that a Bona Fide Gold Mine owner, would never use methods like these to sell Gold. Why would he share any of his Money with a third Party.
AS I have already told you that it is illegal to sell Gold from Ghana, unless it is all cleared by the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade.
I have already given you the Address of a Reputable Detective Agency in New York to contact. They will tell you in 7 Days whether this person is who he purports to be, and their Charges for this Service are very reasonable.
To me, based on what you have said, I think that is your only hope.
I do really wish you all the best in your endevour, and I just hope that your Father-in Law will be safe. JOHN
Sally 27-Jul-2009 14:45
Thank you, John. We are well aware that this is a scam, but my in-laws will not listen to any reason, including hearing it straight from an FBI officer. They are very upset for the pressure we’ve put on them and the idea that we could think they are that dumb! They believe this man is a wonderful, Christian man. We have spent hours online studying about these scams and know of all the tell-tale signs. We are beside ourselves in trying to figure out how to convince them. My father in law is at this moment on his way to fly to Florida to meet “Musah” and the gold. We don’t believe Musah will show up, but will come up with all kinds of reasons why he couldn’t get there, and, of course, will need more money to help him. If anybody can help us understand how to approach them so their eyes will open, I would love some guidance.
Guest 27-Jul-2009 13:44
To Sally Re your Message of 9th July 2009.
This is a TYPICAL GHANAIAN SCAM. Just think of this for a minute! Why would a Gold Miner want to sell Gold Bars,and spend Months Weeks,and hours trying to get someone to “help them sell gold bars”? BE VERY CAREFUL, because this could lead to something WORSE than just getting caught for Money by a Scammer. Firstly, it is illegal in Ghana to sell Gold in this way. It all has to be documented properly by the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade. Gold is currently the No 1 export from Ghana, and is very strictly Regulated. My main concern is that should any of your In-Laws go to Ghana, that their lives will be in DANGER. Believe me this will be this person or persons next suggestion. After that, it is not uncommon for people to be either robbed or kidnapped for ransom. Currently in Ghana, there is a case going on where a German Business man, of Ghanaian descent, who was in Ghana to allegedly “buy Gold”, and on arrrival he was allegedly assaulted in his Hotel Room. There are about 8 Police and Army Personell currently on trial regarding this alleged incident. It is alleged that all were involved in this SCAM. The man was allegedly badly beaten, and had allegedly had over $55,000, and other items stolen from him, and then was allegedly dumped on the road, just outside Tema. The reason I am using “allegedly” is because this CASE is currently being heard in Court in Accra! This is not the only one of these Scams that has happened in Ghana lately! One Month ago a German Lady, had over $40,000 taken from her in another type of SCAM. She had to travel to Ghana to attend the Trial of her Scammer. He got a long term in Prison, but the Money is gone, and now she may be wiser, but is a much poorer Person!!
My advise to you is to show this Email to your In-Laws, and if that does not suffice, then you should look for other help.
I can recommend that you contact http://www.Wymoo.com,and talk to a David Brooks, who is their Senior Investigator. They are a reputable “Detective Agency”, and have there Offices in New York, and have Investigators all over the World. You can Google this Address ie http://www.wymoo.com, and you will get all the details there.
I wish you all the best, but please let me know what transpires, and do please take NOTE OF THE WARNINGS that I have have given you.
John
SMILE 24-Jul-2009 21:35
IF AN ADDRESS IS NIMA OR KANDA DO NOT SEND MONEY OR GIFT THERE. THEY ARE LOTS OF SCAMMERS THERE.
Guest 23-Jul-2009 17:29
Guest,
I have just spent nearly 9 Months in Ghana in the the last tear. I spent a lot of that time in Accra. Firstly I must say that it is a beautiful Country, with beatiful people. It is a very poor Country,with the average Wage being about 2 Ghana Cedi per day. (That is about $1.50, or 1 Euro). Yet, in the main, the people appear to be happy with their lot. Now that President Obama has been there,most people will now have heard of Cape Coast, and the History of the Slave Trade,because it was from here that most of the Slaves were sent to the “New World”. If you read the History of that period,it was indeed the ultimate example of “mans inhumanity to man”. In any case, that is not the reason for this Message. In my 9 Months there, I discovered some frightening things that are happening there, and people should take special notice of what I am about to say. Scoff if you like, but there are dark forces at work there, that we in the West have no understanding of at all! It has to do with Scamming, and it is is on a massive scale in Ghana. It is called “Sakawa”, and it is the latest “weapon” that the Scammers are using.Sakawa is a Ritual that young men and some young girls undergo, to obtain occult powers, so that they can be VERY successful in scamming.Groups of these people go to a “Malam”, or to a “Spiritualist”, and what they sacrifice to gain these supernatural powers is very scary. Usually the Ritual is done with a group of 10 people. During the Ritual, the “Malam” or “Spiritualist” summons the power of Evil Spirits, and the Devil. It is occultism! After the Ritual, the people who took part then have to sleep in a coffin for 3 days. During this time, the “Malam” and or “Spiritualists” perform their various Chants, invoking the Evil Spirits, and the Devil. At the end of the 3 days, only 9 will emerge from the Coffins. One will be dead. That is the price that these people “pay” to obtain these supernatural powers, because if they survive, they will become very rich and successful SCAMMERS. There are many more parts to this Ritual, but I will not go into detail now. Suffice to say, that anyone who is in contact with anyone in Ghana, on the Internet, or by Phone, should be warned of this practise. These people have acquired THE POWER OF THE OCCULT, and I will say with confidence, that a lot of people reading this will have often wondered as to why they parted with their hard earned Money to people that they have never met face to face.
If any interest is shown in this, I will do a little Feature later, but for now, BE WARNED!!
Just a few other little things. In my research, I visited a lot of Internet Cafes, mostly in Accra, and the suburbs, and they are full of YOUNG BOYS, some as young as 8 years of age. These Cafes are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Children are even there in there School uniforms.
Some of these Scammers, having never worked a day in their lives, have BMW’s Merc’s etc., have large houses, and Properties. Also remember, that these people are mostly from very poor families and have never even been out of Ghana in their lives!!
As I said, scoff if you like, but you have been warned.
Also, remember, that there are very few WHITE GIRLS in Ghana, and those that are there are mostly professional people, or have very good jobs,and I can assure you that they do not spend their time on the Internet,or in the Cafes’.
Finally, I would say that in all the Cafes that I was in, that in most cases, possibly 90% of the people there were young boys. There were certainly very few girls.
Finally,I wish everyone on this Site the best of good fortune, but please be very careful. People have lost fortunes to Scammers, and will continue to do so. Just be careful that it is not you.May God be with you all. JOHN
Guest 21-Jul-2009 21:25
This is for SMILE. I made a shipment to a girl in Accra. Nothing big or expensive. Mainly just to see if she was scamming me. I figure cost was about equal to a night out so no big deal. Anyway I listed on the customs form what it was and placed a value of $50. The package has gotten to the post office, and she is telling me that they want her to pay $50 in taxes before they will let her have package. Sounds like B.S. to me. Do they charge like this? Especially being a gift.

thank you!

Guest 17-Jul-2009 15:14
Regarding a posting in April about a man named Micheal Obiri,….stay away..She was right on in her assessment. I too was fooled by the terms of endearment, presents yet he never once asked me for money so ???? I don’t know if that was coming or not. Just Beware with whom your dealing with in this situation.
Guest 17-Jul-2009 15:14
Regarding a posting in April about a man named Micheal Obiri,….stay away..She was right on in her assessment. I too was fooled by the terms of endearment, presents yet he never once asked me for money so ???? I don’t know if that was coming or not. Just Beware with whom your dealing with in this situation.
Sally 09-Jul-2009 01:18
My in-laws are dealing with someone supposedly named Musah Iddrisu. Everyone around them can see that it is very clearly a scam, but we cannot convince them of that. He claims to be a miner with many gold bars and is having trouble getting them out of Ghana. He needs money to help with the process, promising my in-laws a percentage if they can help him. He has spent months patiently developing a relationship with my mother-in-law, and now is going in for the kill. We would also appreciate any additional information.
Gerald Harris 25-Jun-2009 17:21
I’ve been asked by to visit Ghana by someone who says they’re a member of the Ghana Parliament. Do Ghana parliament members use hotmail on their official business cards? They also have a PO Box instead of physical address and the PO Box is in: “Millers Square, Saltpond” Does this sound correct?
guest 22-Jun-2009 04:05
Does anybody out there know of a woman by the name of Janet Inkoom in Accra? If you have, or can get a current picture of her, it would be greatly appreciated. Supposedly she lives @ 23 Research St, Nima, Accra, Ghana. Any and all help in identifying this woman would be a tremendous help!
Guest 21-Jun-2009 04:02
How interesting. Actually, few of you (if any) on this site speak good English. Aside from that, most of us who have been “scammed” by people in Ghana and elsewhere probably did not think of them in terms of being poor or terribly in need. I had no idea of the magnitude of the problems and concerns of third-world country populations until I actually travelled there to meet the people I had been talking to. They were so wonderful to me . . . I felt very safe. However, they want money because they need money very badly . . . I wonder what we might do under similar circumstances?? In the end, I realized that I too had been scammed — I am not happy about that — however, if I helped some of them in any small way, I’m glad about it. It doesn’t make me feel better for having a little more, nor do I look down on any of them. I just wish things were different for them and I hope some day that will happen. Scamming innocent people will not aid in their development or global reputation. For those who think it couldn’t happen to them — I believe it could — and quite easily. For what it’s worth . .
MissWilly 20-Jun-2009 01:45
To Rita Smith – for starters “learn how to spell” and in answer to your foolish questions, stealing is stealing regardless of what country you’re in. This gives you no right to insult the victims, as if you are spared and feel it won’t happen to you. Honestly, you sound like a scammer yourself!
mimi22 20-Jun-2009 00:19
This is directed to Rita Smith….your ignorance does not surprise me. Nobody is talking taking advantage of the poor. We are just letting each other know of our experiences and what to look for. Anybody can be fooled by these people. Before you come on here shooting insults at people..LEARN HOW TO SPELL!! Scamming is stealing and that is not how to make money..By the way you are speaking, it sounds like you’re one of them.
rita smith 19-Jun-2009 00:41
I I have read most of these comments and I am very surprised at USA.To alow yourself to be fooled by people,weather they are from Ghana or wherever,your money,your problem I say.Would it be better if you were scammed by an american? Poor country huh,then why do you even talk to such people?Because you feel like you are better,some people like to feel needed by others,they get some sort of good feeling being needed,then when they feel they have been used they are upset.It happens to the best of us,LEARN! It happens right here in america evryday,Quit trying to take advantage of “THE POOR” as you say.Everyone have their own way how they make money.You send yorself to jail fool.Take the lost,you played a part as well.
Lisa 15-Jun-2009 03:16
Most of this scammers use different id and i feel you should contact Smile he has been of help to a lot of people on this page.
mimi22 10-Jun-2009 01:57
Concerning Jake Brown:
I encountered Jake Brown and was scammed. Just like Ms Willy, he gave me the same story and I was foolish enough to fall for it. I have filed investigations also with the FBI and US Army CID…and Western Union. I also have a police investigation going on. I have been able to give them alot of information so hopefully they will get caught. Remember stay away from this email address jake_brown004@yahoo.com
ANIM DANIEL 26-May-2009 09:11
anim daniel of p o box c 446 accra cantoment is to contact the holland consulate accra
under their immigrations for his visa card and checks
then also ask a bout the canada immigrations for their informations on my behave in accra ghana.please contact the ghana immigrations from accra for my informations.
thank yours
anim Daniel
Guest 24-May-2009 21:53
Is there anyone out there that know of a guy that goes by the name of Musah Iddrisu. If so please post any comments about him.
coolancrazy 24-May-2009 04:00
You guy’s are really something. I am an American that has been to Ghana many times. I meet my wife there she is from Accra. Let me set some of you strait. If you have been scammed it was by a man not a woman. And all the pics you see are of models not Ghana weman most Ghana girls would not even look for marriage online why would they you think there is not men in there own country. Ghana girls are very pretty and hard working it’s the men there that are lazy and scam people.
animal 15-May-2009 23:05
WOW.just stumbled onto this website and can only shake my head in wonder.i can hardly believe that there are so many fools out there being conned out of money,time,emotions etc.wish i was smooth enuff to be a scammer because there are so many idiots out there.but i can only laugh and shake my head
Ms. Willy 14-May-2009 17:37
P.S. Concerning “Jake Brown” – his e-mail address is jake_brown004@yahoo.com, beware! He just wants your money and nothing more! His helper whom he calls his “agent” is Martin Agbenovar and his e-mail address is martinpilaato@yahoo.com. Avoid these guys!
Ms. Willy 14-May-2009 17:33
I met “Jake Brown” via an online dating site posing as a U.S. Army soldier and the Army soldier happens to have the name “Jake Brown” on the front of his uniform. This Jake Brown and I chatted via Yahoo Messenger daily for about five weeks. Oh yes, he said “I love you” within an hour of our chat and wooed me so perfectly each and every day although I was concerned with his poor English (grammar/writing) and kept asking if he was African, Russian, or foreign. He denied it and continued to say he is American and is stationed in Iraq. He sent me a dozen beautiful roses with a teddy bear about 4 weeks into our chatting and then within 48 hours of sending the flowers asked me for U.S. $5,500 to get a suitcase filled with U.S. dollars out of a security company which has been stored there since his father died. I almost gave in to this but my “gut feelings” insisted something was not right. I did an “IP trace” (just google this and tons of free sites come up that give you this information) which you cut and paste off the e-mail headers and bingo….he was connecting through Accra, Ghana and NOT IRAQ. I began to ask him for his APO address, his home address, I asked him to take a photo of himself by his laptop with my photo on the laptop background, I offered to send him a cell phone or calling card to his APO address so that he could call me, and to all my questions his response was “because you don’t trust me, our love can never be stable. Go for the one you do love and trust.” Once I refused to agree to send the money to his agent (whose name is: Martin “Pilaato” Agbenovar), he told me it was over and to leave him alone.

I have reported all this information to the U.S. Army and the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center with the photos of the soldier he is posing as, all of our Messenger chats (chats can be saved via Messenger’s preferences “archive” and “save all messages” feature) and his last two e-mails to me.

I feel so foolish for falling for someone based on his photos and simply writing messages to one another. Although I met my ex-husband this way, I trusted too much. So people out there, men and women, please be very careful and educate yourselves. If it sounds too good to be true….IT IS! Listen to all the signs….don’t get blinded. I have now educated myself so much on this that I doubt this will happen to me again. I am now paying attention to the grammar, how quickly the person professes their love, how much the person begs for pity, and how they offer you the world.

Don’t be a victim! And please, if you have been scammed, report it! Somehow, someway, it will catch up to them eventually!

SMILE 10-May-2009 13:17
HELLO EVERYONE, I HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU? I MUST CONFESS THAT I HAD A WONDERFUL STAY IN THE UNITED STATES AND I VISITED A LOT OF PLACES. I MUST CONFESS THAT AMERICA IS THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. MY WIFE WAS ABLE TO SHOW ME ROUND THE CITY OF HOUSTON TEXAS AND ALSO I SAW OTHER CITIES THROUGH OUT MY STAY IN THE USA. I VISITED PLACES LIKE TIME SQUARE IN NEW YORK, THE LIBERTY STATUE, I VISIT DALLAS TEXAS, I WAS IN CHICAGO, ARIZONA, LOUSIANA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, CAPITAL HILL IN WASHINGTON DC AND A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PLACES. AM LOOKING FORWARD TO COME BACK AGAIN SOMETIME IN THE NEAREST FUTURE. IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU WANT ME TO DO FOR YOU HERE IN GHANA JUST LET ME KNOW. MY CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS IS i2muchtobeg@yahoo.com. WISHING YOU THE BEST THAT YOU WISH YOURSELF. REGARD, SMILE
Guest 08-May-2009 04:44
I had a person pop up on yahoo and was asking me questions and I asked this person where she is from and here is what this person wrote.maureenmcdermontt (10:59 PM): I am located nevada las vegas
maureenmcdermontt (10:59 PM): But right now i am presently visiting my
ill mum in Accra Ghanna
I have a friend who just got the same deal here a few days ago. So would any one might know about this person?
Smile 06-May-2009 18:31
I have been here in the US for the past two weeks and i am ready to go back to Ghana tomorrow. If you need my help for anything please let me know.

Regards,
Smile

Guest 02-May-2009 21:43
Does anyone know a james cooper or a james kwesi? They are not scammers. We lost touch several years ago so I am trying to see if they are still in accra, ghana. Thanks!
Guest 02-May-2009 19:00
Does any one know CID ERIC TAWIA Cid.eric.gh@gmail.com ?? is he for real??
Guest 02-May-2009 18:22
Does any one know the contoment Police Station?? Could you please send address the one in Accra.
Also any one hear of A Joel Johnson?? He is a big scam artist. Any ifo please post here. thanks
Guest 30-Apr-2009 11:59
Does anyone know a james cooper or a james kwesi in Accra Ghana? He uses p.o box 1614 ct cantonments as an address.
guest 26-Apr-2009 17:12
I was trying to obtain info for a Michael Obiri from ghana.. He , too is a scam artist.Always saying what I wanted to hear and sending me gifts , flowers and candy. Says he is from New Jersey and went there on busniess, for mining. Says he has a son Leslie living in south Africa,and lost his wife. Asking for money beause he was in accident and needed it so he could come back to the US. BIG SCAM,,he sure knows what to say
Guest 22-Apr-2009 03:43
who’s asking SMILE for help i and would like to know
Guest 10-Apr-2009 21:07
Hey Smile me too i think.
Guest 08-Apr-2009 15:49
Hey smile drop me a line need your help
Guest 06-Apr-2009 00:21
Anchor Hocking Trading Ent.
Tarzan Road, Kantamanto
Accra is the only Anchor anything listed in Accra.
Guest 05-Apr-2009 18:54
Are there a security company i accra with the name
anchor atlantic security company
Guest 05-Apr-2009 14:06
REGARDING STARLITE GHANA. THIS LOOKS TO BE A FRAUDULENT WEBSITE. MOST OF THE WEBSITE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE GRAMMER IS NOT CORRECT AND I NOTICED “OTHER” WAS USED IN PLACE OF “ORDER” AS “OR” IS USED INSTEAD OF “OF”. THE WORD “THE” IS USED INCORRECTLY IN SEVERAL AREAS. THE WORD “OUT” FOR SOME REASON IS OMITTED IN MANY AREAS. THIS IS COMMONLY SEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH SCAMMERS IN THIS AREA, AS A POINT OF REFERENCE “UP” IS OFTEN OMITTED BY THEM AS WELL. ONE SECTION OF THE TERMS IS PLACED OVER A BLACK DESIGN TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO READ. FURTHERMORE, THERE IS A

Starlite Co. Ltd. IN ACCRA ON Oxford Street, Osu Accra

AND

Shop No. 5, Accra Mall Accra

SORRY TO HAVE TO GIVE YOU THE BAD NEWS.

Otto 05-Apr-2009 07:56
Please help me too on information about http://starlitegh.com/contact_us.html
1) Does it exist?
2) Is thre acces to the Trade or Company Register to x-check this company
3) Any reports ,logs, referrences and figures…
3) Scam reports?
Thanks
ologh 04-Apr-2009 23:22
Jason,
what is the situation with your transaction? Did it work?
Guest 04-Apr-2009 23:04
Regarding the post from TIM NOONAN in late 2008…
Tim I am Kathleen Gammack Clark’s ‘Sister’… unfortunately…..I live as u know in the uk. She told me in Feb 2007 (i believe that is correct date)she needed 1,000 dollars for a much needed operation. And she had me crying, telling me she would soon be dead,if no operation took place as her medical insurance was over due….I sent her 500 british pounds, which she changed for just over 1000 dollars. Now according to her so called lap dog Son, timmy, she has gone senile????? and can no recall anything regarding the money she owes me!
She is a real bad scammer. And a horrid evil person. The money is not thepoint here, it is the fact she would lie about her own sister.
MAYBE NOW YOU SEE THE REAL KATHLEEN…….. AS I AGAIN DO!
but i will never feel sorry for her again, i am glad i am not like her a lonley evil old bag! tim she will never be happy. i am over the hurt now and i have much happiness. i wish you the same. and her address is 145 Coconut Key Lane, Delray Beach, FL 33484 which she bought on November 13, 2008 for $272,500
Buyer:- Kate Gammack-Clark. take care susan x
Jason 26-Mar-2009 20:44
Help me on this please!!! Is there an existing company in Accra,Ghana called “Starlite Finance and Company Limited”??? Does the company director of operation named Joseph Asare? I am in a middle of a transaction now but I started to have a doubt if this is a scam because the is asking me to deposit monies through western union. I need your reply please…thank you so much
mary crown 26-Mar-2009 16:15
i want to confirm if clifford amoako addo is realy married to a woman called diana in canda.and what other information do u know about him,he is from tema in ghana.////
Guest 21-Mar-2009 17:41
I have sent money to Ghana specificly accra to a real address and a real person. we messenger each other every nite/day depending on what time it is here and there. Good people exist every where just like bad peole do. We have our share of reprehensible dirt bags in this country (USA)too. How many people have thought what it must be like to be / live in a third world country? Was there not a book called the ugly American? Oh by the way Ghana is the first country on the african continent to adopt democraticly elected officials. Also their official language is english. Possibly it would have to do with where one looks for a mate determines the results dating sites etcetera. JAT
jj 20-Mar-2009 11:47
Hi. I have been talking to girls in Ghana for more than 1 year, and i will say that more than 99% of all the white/mixed girls in Ghana are scammers. The black girl are a little better. I have done it all and learn the hard way. I have send money to many girls for passport , visa, tickets, internet-connection, webcam and more. Its the same story. Nothing happend and there is new new stories why they dont get the web cam working or the imigration stop them at the airport, every time new stories. Never send money. Many of them have adds on all the major dating pages around the world. You can find the same pic with different ID behind in USA, UK, South America, South Africa, and more.. Its stolen pics and its very done by people who do this for a living. Most of the times its not even girls behind, but men. Also read al the warnings that the different Embassys in Accra write about this problems. The best and only way to find out if the girl /man is real, is to meet them on web cam. If they dont want to do that, they are scammers. Some girls pretend to meet you on web cam, but often its a recorded video. Not live.
In the end i will say, go to Ghana and meet your “love” live, or stay off.
GUEST 20-Mar-2009 02:39
Did anyone hear about the 19 year old Nigerian who got caught and sentenced to 17 years for scamming an older woman? He got over $47,000 and prison walls for his effort of which he has to pay back the $47,000. There is justice!
Jake got scammed ! 12-Mar-2009 21:01
the best way to find out if a person is a real scammer is to keep on sending them tons of money to them via western union ,since after all all over seas people dont have a post office box or a real mailing address. And if you talk on the phone to these scamming pieces of shit,if they give you several different phone numbers its a dead give away that this is a scammer. Only honest people have real address and a real phone number. I was foolish and learned the hard way after loseing several thousand dollars to a scamming woman in accra . Don’t be fooled. If the person seems to good to be true ..then do the math. In a first place accra being part of a poor country,where did these poor peoiple get the money to take such good pics of themselves. They stole the pics from others thats how and dupe poor unsuspecting souls of their money. Accra police please capture these theives and punish them !!!!!!
Guest 11-Mar-2009 23:19
Hello,not been on in awhile.Let’s get real .We would not have sent monies if we thought they were not real.We’re on these sites looking for our soul mates.I didn’t know about all this scam stuff till I found this site.I thought he was real!I’m a pretty good looking lady.So I thought he was real when he told me he cared.Yes I sent many $ to him thinking he was trying to get here to me.Make long story short,I sure would not have sent all the monies and all the other stuff.But I learn a lesson.Don’t say what you would not do unless you been there and did it!!I want to share something with some of you.If you were talking to :Jim Williams,Renard Williams,Andrew Gray,Larry Williams,Peter Cares, or Thomas Criagg.They are all the same person,using different pictures.Mine was using a model by the name of Peter Oaks .It even had all the e-mail addresses they were using.I’ve been looking for the picture he used for a year,then I found it with all the other names he was using.I have not talked to him for months,but I just needed that closeure, I guess. Hope this helps some of you…
Guest 07-Mar-2009 04:46
Yes, me too — I know what the need is there . . but why lie to get help when you don’t have to?? That turns our best intentions into an unpleasant experience . . . it’s too bad these people can’t put their considerable charms and “street smarts” into some better use than this, especially the young people in those internet cafes..
Guest 06-Mar-2009 04:39
A point well made; however, it would be nice if they just asked. Being honest without the grandeur of LOVE, etc., would be nice. Why tug at our heart strings because they need money . . . just ask, seems simple to me. I will help out, that is something I would be happy to do. There will be restrictions, but why would I want to spend my life savings on someone who professes love to get money . . . why?
Guest 05-Mar-2009 04:04
Hello all . . . don’t you think it is sad that in the end it is about MONEY …. HOW VERY SAD . . . what would we do if we had none of the so called good things in life?? We won’t know until we have been there . . . and let’s hope we can understand without having to experience it . . . help if you can . . . we are not the final judge . . . ya think???
Kazelgok 27-Feb-2009 06:57
Hi webmaster! pml
christine olney 25-Feb-2009 23:34
do you know if mark schelter is a scammer. he almost had me sending him money and i would have done anything for him. i was very much in love with him and i was devasted when i put it together. watch out for him and his sweet words. he is very good at it and i really believed him.
SMILE 12-Feb-2009 17:55
Romance Scams

United States citizens should be alert to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to live in Ghana who profess friendship or romantic interest over the Internet. Correspondents who quickly move to discussion of intimate matters could well be the inventions of scammers. If they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it.

Before you send any money to Ghana, please take the time to be very well informed. Start by considering the fact that scams are common enough to warrant this warning. Next, look over this partial list of indicators. If any of them sound familiar, you are likely the victim of an internet scam.

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You met a friend/fiancé online
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You’ve never met face to face
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Your correspondent professed love at warp speed
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Your friend/fiancé is plagued with medical problems requiring loans from you
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You are promised repayment upon the inheritance of alluvial gold or gems
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You’ve sent large sums for visas or plane tickets but the person cannot seem to make it out of Ghana
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When your friend does try to leave the country, h/she is detained by immigration officials demanding payment or bribes
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Your correspondent consistently uses lower case “i’s” and/or grammar not in-keeping with their supposed life station or education level

SMILE 12-Feb-2009 17:47
For the first time in the history of this forum I must say I have read the most wonderful words and I must tender my apologies for insulting whites. I am really sorry from the dept of my heart. I said what I said because the other guy made me angry. I will never scam anyone. I am trying to help out and he really made me looked like a bad guy and that is one thing I hate. Please note that I am married to an American that is why I am doing all I can to help out.

Regards,
Smile

Guest 12-Feb-2009 13:22
I find it very sad that there is all this finger pointing, name calling, threats, etc. How can anyone say “ALL AMERICANS,” or “ALL GHANIANS,” or even “ALL SCAMMERS” ???? We are all individuals. This site is to recognize the beauty of Ghana.
Smile, do not hold the behavior of one as an example of all Americans. You have the right to voice your opinion..it is the American way. Please I ask that you not lump all Americans together…I for one am not the bigot you have accused all white Americans as being.. You should know that for a fact.. You may find it interesting that a large part of Americans do not approve prayer being taken out of schools and a lot of Americans regardless of economic class do read. I hope someday you come to the USA to see what it is really like for yourself. It is I assure you not like the movies and TV portray it. Many here struggle for their very survival just as they do there.
Mystery person, maybe you are right and maybe you are not. One thing for sure we are the land of free speech, you have the right to your opinion and to voice it. You are blessed to be an American, please remember that others in this world are not so blessed with our freedoms. I can guarentee you not “ALL GHANIANS” are scammers. I know several and most are good, friendly, people.
One thing we all need to remember, no one human being is of more value then another.
God Bless.
Guest 12-Feb-2009 13:21
I find it very sad that there is all this finger pointing, name calling, threats, etc. How can anyone say “ALL AMERICANS,” or “ALL GHANIANS,” or even “ALL SCAMMERS” ???? We are all individuals. This site is to recognize the beauty of Ghana.
Smile, do not hold the behavior of one as an example of all Americans. You have the right to voice your opinion..it is the American way. Please I ask that you not lump all Americans together…I for one am not the bigot you have accused all white Americans as being.. You should know that for a fact.. You may find it interesting that a large part of Americans do not approve prayer being taken out of schools and a lot of Americans regardless of economic class do read. I hope someday you come to the USA to see what it is really like for yourself. It is I assure you not like the movies and TV portray it. Many here struggle for their very survival just as they do there.
Mystery person, maybe you are right and maybe you are not. One thing for sure we are the land of free speech, you have the right to your opinion and to voice it. You are blessed to be an American, please remember that others in this world are not so blessed with our freedoms. I can guarentee you not “ALL GHANIANS” are scammers. I know several and most are good, friendly, people.
One thing we all need to remember, no one human being is of more value then another.
God Bless.
Guest 10-Feb-2009 22:09
With what i have read here i think Smile was angry because of the statement that was said to him. I feek he is a good guy.
SMILE 10-Feb-2009 21:42
”I work for the FBI and will uncover you in less then 2 heart beats. And I could care less if you are a Ghana resident, you are just as visible as a mole in a hole” THOSE WORDS SHOW HOW FOOLISH YOU ARE…………YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ME AND BECAUSE I HAVE A MISUNDERSTAND WITH SOMEONE HERE YOU COME UP CLAIMING TO BE AN FBI AGENT. LISTEN AND LISTEN NO FBI AGENT WILL CLAIM TO BE FBI WHEN HE WANT’S TO INVESTIGATE ANYONE AND WITH THOSE WORDS YOU MAKE ME CRY FOR YOUR COUNTRY BECAUSE THE READING CULTURE HAS LEFT YOU GUYS. THAHT IS ONE OF THE WEAPON THAT THOSE GUYS SCAMMING YOU HAVE THAT YOU DON’T KNOW. THEY READ ALOT ABOUT YOU BEFORE THE CONTACT YOU. THEY KNOW YOUR HISTORY, YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION IS NOTHING ONCE THEY HAVE IT. THEY CAN BRAKE INTO ALL YOUR FILES AND YOU COME UP HERE AND BRAG A FOOLS BRAG. DAM, YOU GUYS DON’T KNOW GOOD WHEN YOU SEE ONE. I AM TRYING TO HELP YOU HERE BECAUSE MY WIFE IS AMERICAN AND I TELL HER THIS EVERYDAY………….. I HOPE THAT YOU TEACH YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO READ ALWAYS AND STOP YOUR LIFE STYLE.
Malcolm 10-Feb-2009 14:09
Anyone det with a woman from Accra Ghana named Nana Amponsah?I think she is a scammer.
GUES 10-Feb-2009 03:29
ALERT TO EVERY ONE HERE: SMILE IS NOW STATING THAT WE ARE COMPROMISED . . . ISN’T THAT INTERESTING. SMILE NEEDS TO GET A LIFE AND THE SOONER HE/SHE DOES THE BETTER HE/SHE WILL BE. SUCH ABSOLUTE GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest 10-Feb-2009 03:26
Directed to SMILE, we are better than the rest of the world. What is your probem? We can prove it 100,000,000,000 times over and over again. Sorry, you are so jealous, you have been misinformed and a very poor roll model toward the democracy of sovereign Nations. Get your priorities in order before you spew venom upon the United States. Your knowledge can sit on a pin head . . . which is next to nothing, and the more you respond, the more you prove it.
Gues 10-Feb-2009 03:01
It is obvious I set a fire under some ruthless individuals. No one cares about you or your impromptu attitude, we don’t, they don’t. And don’t you EVER criticize my Country, the United States of America. I dare you, in fact, I treble dare you. You can’t even come within a 5,000 country miles of my Country. You are so backward; your response proves that . . . and I think you need to go back into your hole and rethink your approach. Anyone from Ghana who takes advantage of US needs to know their WRONG. We are a Country of TREMENDOUS POWER . . . we can wipe you off the MAP with a simple breath. So, don’t get foolish SMILE . . . you are a wonder to be reckoned with in due time. You are EVIL . . . We are a GOD Loving Country, and how dare you say anything less. You are so ill informed, how dare you? Come to this Country and see for yourself. I do not like you, you hate Americans, yet you want to help them? GET
REAL!!! You are slime in the pools of hell. Get a friggin life. Don’t ever say anything negative about my Country without standing face-to-face with me. I will show you what being an American is like. Go away . . .
Guest 10-Feb-2009 00:29
I DON’T KNOW WHO U R THAT HAS A PROBLEM WITH SMILE. BUT U NEED TO BACK OFF// I KNOW SMILE AND HIS WIFE AND THEY R AWSOME PEOPLE. DON’T JUDGE ANYONE, GOD IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN JUDGE. SMILE AND HIS WIFE HAVE HELP ME A LOT. UNLESS U KNOW THE FACTS BACK OFF.AND SMILE IS NOT A SCAMMER
Guest 09-Feb-2009 20:22
i am a black american and anyone on here fron the d USA understand what white pig means history tells us that. and if you know your history more blacks have been done bad and the killings more blacks have been done bad i understand all whites did not take the guns, knives, and ropes themeselves but so many are just as guilty because they stood by through the years and i want take away from other races but blacks from any country have a hard time trusting white. because the world have painted blacks spoils people but we are not just some are angry. white will not understand. so i know Smile personally and have not found him a person scamming people and know one knows me here either. it true i have found Smile to be a good person
SMILE 09-Feb-2009 20:09
U see the mistake your guys over there make is that you think you are better than the rest of the world. The bible said if you humble yourself you will be uplifted. Just listen to yourself ”Sorry, I forgot to add, any idiot who thinks Ghanaian’s care for you, just read Smile’s verbiage regarding a US citizen. It is disgusting” That is why America is crumbling and the Arabs would want to do everything possible to bring down the glory of the nation that men with vission and God’s direction built. You should have read what your fellow American wrote about me before you start saying things that will show the rest of the world that you look up to your interest alone. I beg you American’s change from your ways and return to God because if you don’t it will be shocking for you. Just imagine that you have stopped prayer in schools and you have taken to idol worshiping. I pity for you guys because if you don’t consider your ways and return to God you will find it difficult to eat and as the bible prophecy has already stated in the word that hunger will finish you. Obama and any other leader has nothing to offer you, Only God can help you return to your former glory.
Guest 09-Feb-2009 01:29
SMILE lost credibility with me when refering to me as a WHITE PIG. I know in Ghana that is a usual reference for Americans . . . so SMILE, you really did yourself wrong. I have no use for anyone who calls me a WHITE PIG. I live in America, the land of the free, where do you live? Do not question me, and please do not respond to me, that will be a most fatal mistake. You are no different from the Scammers . . . You are bleeding off our wealth. Get a life, and leave us alone. And, if you do have crediability, then prove it. Show some restraint and correct the problem that is existing in your country; not looking for fault in the US.
Guest 09-Feb-2009 01:17
Sorry, I forgot to add, any idiot who thinks Ghananians care for you, just read Smile’s verbiage regarding a US citizen. It is disgusting . . . and should give anyone here a clear view of what is really going on. Stay clear of Ghana, stay clear of “do gooders” and yes, run, run, run. They are nothing buy lying cheats who will steal from you in a split second. They are uneducated idiots, mostly young black men in distress. Get a life, and get out as soon as possible. Men talking to women to . . . there is no difference, they are all liars. They are after your money . . . get out!
Guest 09-Feb-2009 01:09
Is it me, or what? Why would anyone visiting this site trust anyone here? Please tell me, I am interested. Case in point . . . SMILE who claims he/she has helped people here, yet he/she refers to us as WHITE PIGS; excuse me, how can you trust him/her? What about the BLACK PIGS scamming American’s . . . any response there SMILE? Never hear him/her substaniating his/her claim. SMILE . . . give me one name with whom you have cleared and I might listen, otherwise, get on with your life. We are not stupid, and you need to clean up your act if you are for real, seriously. I work for the FBI and will uncover you in less then 2 heart beats. And I could care less if you are a Ghana resident, you are just as visible as a mole in a hole.
fred from norway 07-Feb-2009 09:07
hello everybody, i am from norway and have been talking to girls from accra and other places in ghana for more than 4 mounth, sometimes i find girls with 3 diferent profile and they try to laie me, says its not them or someone have stolen the identity, dont belive anyone in ghana, all are trying to get your money and noone will come in cam for you. go away and find girls from another country, i will.
Guest 06-Feb-2009 23:22
i have talking to many diferent girls in accra last 4 mounth, i also find same girl with 3 diferent id. dont send or talke with them anymore. go away and find girls from another country
Derick 06-Feb-2009 14:35
I contacted Smile some time back and he was nice and help me locate the scammer who was scamming me. She said was coming to spain to see me but she never came. I really appreciate Smile. He is a good guy.
Guest 06-Feb-2009 12:21
I you, yourself have not contact Smile do not assume he is a scammer. Contact him for yourself i have been with Smile over a year now and he has not once ask me for anything and i know no one on here can say he has scammed them. now i will say this if you want him to find out if u are being scammed pay him for his time. hell u are paying those scammer to hear what you want. and when he tells you about the person let it go dont keep sending money because you didnit want to here what he had to say about the person. he has nothing to gain but you do. keeping your money and having more for yourself. if you want to go to ghana contact for him to let me know but i will be charging a fee and i am thinking about starting a Bed and Breakfast so the people that want to go will feel safe bsc a will have american food there to :).
SMILE 06-Feb-2009 03:47
WHO IN THIS FORUM HAVE I EVER SCAMMED OR ASK TO PAY ME ANY FEE…………… I HAVE HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE BY TELLING THEM THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. BUT SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW ME OR ANYTHING ABOUT ME COMES UP HERE AND SAY STUPID THINGS ABOUT ME. I DON’T BLAIM YOU FOOL BECAUSE I FEEL YOU MUST HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BECAUSE OF YOUR HUNGER FOR SEX, YOU PAY LITTLE BOYS FROM ACCRA TO SHOW YOU FAKE PICTURES. THOSE WHO I HAVE HELP IN HERE KNOW ME VERY WELL AND NO ONE I REPEAT NO ONE CAN COME OUT AND SAY THAT I DEMANDED MONEY FROM HIM OR HER. PEOPLE KNOW ME SO WELL THAT THEY EVEN ASK ME TO HELP THEM BUY THINGS FROM ACCRA AND SEND TO THEM. I YOU REALLY MADE ME SICK AND I FEEL YOU ARE A FOOL WHO WOULD CALL EVERYONE FOOLS. WE STILL HAVE GOOD PEOPLE HERE IN GHANA AND DON’T THINK THAT WE ARE LIKE YOU STUPID AND FOOLISH WHITE AMERICANS WHO THINK THE WORLD IS HEAVEN, YOU ALWAYS THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE AND STILL THERE IS POVERTY AND TOO MANY HIV IN YOUR COUNTRY AND YOU DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MAKE BLACKS LOOK BAD. HEY PIG YOU BETTER LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE…………..I WILL SAY THIS LAST THING TO YOU FUCK YOU.
Guest 05-Feb-2009 15:39
I you, yourself have not contact Smile do not assume he is a scammer. Contact him for yourself i have been with Smile over a year now and he has not once ask me for anything and i know no one on here can say he has scammed them. now i will say this if you want him to find out if u are being scammed pay him for his time. hell u are paying those scammer to hear what you want. and when he tells you about the person let it go dont keep sending money because you didnit want to here what he had to say about the person. he has nothing to gain but you do. keeping your money and having more for yourself. if you want to go to ghana contact for him to let me know but i will be charging a fee and i am thinking about starting a Bed and Breakfast so the people that want to go will feel safe bsc a will have american food there to :).
ANIM DANIEL 04-Feb-2009 22:49
sir/madam
i have contact thge police from italy reggio emilia a bout a medical history under the
W S A lowyer from washingtion dc. please kindly contact the director of immigration@reggioemilia immigration.com for her assitant.
under my family. i have also inform the vix .family police.co.,uk for their servise.
thank you
ANIM DANIEL
Guest 02-Feb-2009 09:54
From what I have learned the last guest has no idea how right they are.
Guest 30-Jan-2009 04:14
charles quist is supposedly from accra
Guest 30-Jan-2009 04:13
if anyone has any info on charles quist, email adress: cedicoin@yahoo.com, please let me know!!!!
Howard 27-Jan-2009 17:29
I’m glad I found this website. It seems as though I am not alone. A young lady calling herself Doris Diaz, who now lives in Ghana, but is supposed to be from Greece. I have received a number of pictures from a beautiful young, asian looking woman, who has been trying to get me to send a computer and money to her. She is supposed to live with her brother, Bismark Osei at 1st airport street in Accra Ghana. If anyone can tell me about her and him that would be great. I know its a scam but I am interested in finding out what going on.
tommy 24-Jan-2009 14:25
i,m chatting with this girl name sandra_perllo@yahoo.com from ghana-accra/tema and want to find out if shes a scammer or not.She sayss her name is sandra anders borg.has an uncle name jonny.also her sister is suppose to own a clothing factory/manufaction company.also she has a friend who picks up her money orders name is elskerlen agyei.her url is 1577343635 and i got a phone call from her which came back as 866-849-2438.soif anyone out there can help me with this before i get caught anymore than i’m already am.please do so.god bless thanks tj…
akwasi 24-Jan-2009 11:13
http://www.ireportghana.com get the news from Ghana, and learn about the people, create your profile with the MYGHANA page
Kevin Gomez 24-Jan-2009 09:47
Does anyone Know of Angela Tettah,Just trying to get some info. on her if you know her
or know someone who does, please email me at:buffalosoldier22acr@yahoo.com, I hope she not another scam arist.
Guest 21-Jan-2009 05:00
does anybody know a 32 year old girl called abigail aponsah
guest 15-Jan-2009 13:24
l was talking to a lady for about three weeks.She told me she loved me and wanted to come to the UK to meet me.She said she needed $1500 for flight and visa.l said l would send it to her(but l did’nt)l then emailed her to see if the money had arrived.She said it had not and l told her that Western Union in my town said it had been spent.l asked her to call my cell phone so l could liaise with her and western union on my landline to clear up the matter.l kept her on the phone for over an hour.l wonder how much that must have cost her.SHE HAS BEEN SCAMMED
John 15-Jan-2009 12:18
l’m of to Accra for three weeks next week 22nd Jan.Any advice or tips would be appreciated.l’m a single straight guy
Guest 15-Jan-2009 04:20
Ghana is a civilized Democracy in Africa. They have certain rules and regulations ruled by a Democratic Government. They just elected a new President without incident. They do believe if you do wrong you will be punished. I believe, without concrete knowledge, anyone imprisoned in Ghana is treated the same as anyone in the US, as we are their roll model to a democratic, peaceful Country. Therefore, being imprisoned there may not be pleasant, as it is not supposed to be; as far as torture, I sincerely doubt it. Sounds to me like you have been ‘brain-washed’ by someone and only you know who that may be.
Guest 15-Jan-2009 04:19
hi there i live in the uk and my uncle has been talking to a girl who lives in accra for a short while now she has convinced him she loves him and he has sent over money for various things that she claims she needs to get over here at the moment she has had 14oo pounds and is now asking for 1000 pound for bta money is this a scam or wot and is there such a thing as bta fees
Guest 13-Jan-2009 15:24
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN GOING TO GHANA POST ON THIS SIGHT
steppenwolf 12-Jan-2009 16:48
can you tell me it is true that they torture prisonsers in jail for information? also my girlfriends cousin’s boyfriend is being held in jail in accra along with other non ghana workers for missing gold in a gold mining company operated by chinese owners who now has been deported, they want 270ghs to stop torturing him until his bail is posted? will this actually help or they will take teh money and continue torturing him?
thanks for any info.
Guest 08-Jan-2009 04:15
This is the most insane situation known to man. These idiots prey on us for whatever they can get. We believe them, they promise us love/companionship/marriage, whatever it takes. They are SCAM ARTISTS operating in the Country of Ghana as their backdrop. Don’t fall for it, it is all a SCAM. It is your money which provides them the way to their next victim. Cut the strings . . . find true love at home. These people will never fulfill your desires. They will keep you dangling on a string until you get smart. Been there, done it . . . believe me . . . get out of it as soon as you can before real damage is done.
iasd 08-Jan-2009 03:54
oh also – those who can afford to sit at a computer café in ghana, by ghanaian standards have too much money.. And those who own their own computer and have internet, are generally wealthy.
JUST DONT GIVE MONEY.
iashd 08-Jan-2009 03:48
I dont understand why you guys meet people from Ghana on the net, and then ask if they may be scammers. I am confident that most of those online are. If you go to Ghana you will see that 100’s of Ghanaian guys will throw themselves after you, just because you are a foreigner, and most of these guys find honor in getting laid with foreigners – if they can further exploit you they will – obviously. Put yourself in their shoes.
They hold different cultural qualities (def. not all bad, but some are), and tricking those who are naive and better off (inkl. or especially white people) is not seen as a bad thing because – well again put yourself in their shoes.
Many of my friends when i lived in Ghana were half ghanaian. What I’ve observed in those families is that the father is “the ruler”.. the father gives money to his (ghanaian) family, while this same family will not see the children, because they are not “honorable”.
Remember that men in Ghana because of their culture see themselves as above women.
guest 07-Jan-2009 04:57
Yes they are all scams,and yes it hurts.But…just know they will say anything to get monies.I have talked to a man for almost two years.He tells me he loves me,but when the monies stopped he quite calling me everyday,now about once a month.He still calls tells me loves me and needs monies to come to me.All lies it’s just away for them to make monies on lonely people looking for love.It’s really sad,they must not have much of a heart but they are making alot of monies off of us.I wish I had known about this site before I sent all the monies I sent.I sure wouldn’t have sent a penny.This site is wonderful.It really helped me get through this awful mess.I didn’t know there was people out there like this.I wish all of you luck.But know matter what they tell you just know it’s all lies.They line up in inter net cafe and try and make monies off of all us on all the computers they talk back and forth on.I got some same e-mails word for word as some of you got.It’s all make believe.Don’t get hung up in it .It will drive you crazy.Just know all make believe…I’m sorry.Go through the message board all is alike,changed up alittle wording is all.I hope each of you find a real person to love.I hope I do too.It’s hard being alone.But we all want someone real.Don’t waste your time on make believe.Good luck to all…..
Warren 06-Jan-2009 07:22
i’m talking to a girl in Accra. We met on love2meet in Dec 2008. Hav not sent money yet. Very convincing & works very fast too. Simliar story i’ve read here…Lonely, been hurt,loves me, marriage, send money for visa, wants to meet me & stay with me forever. I have my doubts. The question is…How can i be sure or better still, catch her out?
Warren 06-Jan-2009 07:21
i’m talking to a girl in Accra. We met on love2meet in Dec 2008. Hav not sent money yet. Very convincing & works very fast too. Simliar story i’ve read here…Lonely, been hurt,loves me, marriage, send money for visa, wants to meet me & stay with me forever. I have my doubts. The question is…How can i be sure or better still, catch her out?
guest 05-Jan-2009 03:19
who is Asuna Iddrisu in Accra, Ghana?
Guest 31-Dec-2008 06:26
hmmm . . . there are a lot of messages on here and yet it seems the point is missed — your person is not any different than all the others who are scamming thousands of people out of thousands of dollars. Doesn’t matter what the story is — you are talking to people who often have very little — and they will do anything to get your money (which they really do need). However, KNOW what you are dealing with. Forget the love — it is second if it exists at all. I found this out the hard way. People on this site have talked about this for months on end — yet people are not getting the message. THESE ARE SCAMS AND NOTHING ELSE . . .
Guest 30-Dec-2008 21:52
Nuggett are you still in contact with mercy?
Guest 29-Dec-2008 07:13
MISTY SORRY VLJ ITS PLAYMISTY716@YAHOO.COM
Guest 29-Dec-2008 07:12
MISTY HERE, VLJ CONTACT ME AT PLAYMISTY@YAHOO.COM WHN WILL SHE BE GOING TO GHANA AND DOES SHE KNOW WHAT PART
Guest 27-Dec-2008 18:17
I found out the man I’m looking fo information on , is Solomon Antwi, I just want to know if anyone can tell me anything about Solomon. He is telling my sister he loves her and wants her to move to ghana and marry him. VLJ
Guest 26-Dec-2008 22:28
James, What was the name of the lady who scammed you?
Guest 26-Dec-2008 21:26
Elliex, I tryed to email you and it didn’t go through. Are you sure you gave me the right email address? VLJ.
Guest 26-Dec-2008 17:49
Hi VJ

My email is emclyrics@hotmail.co.uk write to me there and i will give you my number

Elliex

vlj 26-Dec-2008 06:13
Has anyone ever heard of any of these men, Soloman antwi Koodjan,Joseph Sakyi, My sister is being lured to ghana by this Soloman, I’m realy worried because she’s thinking about realy going.can any one help me?
Guest 24-Dec-2008 14:30
Seems my concerns were right about this man… I was lucky he got very little out of me… I am so disgusted that anyone would do these things at all but to do it to a family that have suffered such traumatic times is beyond my comprehension..

Merry Christmas to all of you jooped survivors of date scammers.. and I hope you all find love in the new year..x x xEllie x

Any nice men here who would like to get in touch check me out on http://www.myspace.com/emclyrics If you like what you read you can get in touch with me there.

A little wiser

Elllie x

James Nicks 24-Dec-2008 08:44
i was scammed by a lady in accra whom i sent over $2600 dollars worth of gift to and now i am tired of dating anybody overthere in Africa. I am looking for a beautiful lady here in the States or Canada and any interested person should reach me on 2104016983 or better stiil through my email: greatmenluv@yahoo.com……………
Guest 24-Dec-2008 02:30
If anyone would like to talk to me about this or has any info they want to pass on privately ..please email me at emc.avon@ymail.com. I am the lady who has just written below about Larry Mclaren.
Guest 24-Dec-2008 01:58
hi there

I am looking for some advice. I am a lady from the uk and recently I joined a dating site called Parship. I met a man claiming to be Larry Mclaren who lives in Gosport. We have been chatting only two weeks when he told me he had to go to Accra Ghana on business as he was a Hotel renovator.. In the first two weeks I have received hampers worth around 500 pounds for me and my children for Christmas. In his first week in Ghana asked if I could send him some money as all his money was tied to credit cards. I sent him 50 quid as i am poor due to my sons ill health. He asked me to send him some more money this week.. I explained I don’t have it spare as I have a sick child and due to someone hurting my son I have had to have time away from work to fight for justice… I pulled him up on this and asked him why he was asking me for money when he knows I don’t have it.
He told me he was Scottish but he has an African accent. He says this is due to spending so much time abroad.. He gets distant when I question him.

In the last three years my little boy was raped by my boss and he is also a very sick little boy. i ant believe anyone would want to scam a family that has had so much trauma. I am even suspecting that the hampers may have been bought from stolen or cloned credit cards. The more I sit and question it the more I am trying to make sense of it all.. Which has lead me to searching the internet for answers.

The money I had to send was to a Michael Addo in Accra Ghana. He claims is his driver?

Please someone tell me if my instincts are right. I am going to ring the credit card company tomorrow and try and find out if this man claiming to be Larry Mclaren is for real.

Please help me.. Ellie

kinkin 23-Dec-2008 00:56
Update!…It is definitely a scam. A rival scammer of the one I had been speaking with contacted me and advised me the the man I was talking to was married and had a child. He gave me the wifes name and lots of background info. I quickly dismissed him because I knew what he was up to. I couldn’t wait for the original scammer to contact me though. When he did I engaged him in normal convo for a while and casulally slipped in a “how is your _____? It was so smooth he didnt haesitate to answer. He said she is fine we just got home from a show. Then he remembered that he had never told me of her. He freaked out! He was straight busted. Why are they such liars? I am done.
Guest 22-Dec-2008 05:55
Yes, I did go to Accra and met the man I thought I had been talking to — he and his family met me == they were sweet and kind and thoughtful. I had a very good impression of them and Ghana . . . they were so kind and polite . . . I felt very safe. However, I still believe it was still a scam. They are very good at getting things from you. If you do go there, you see the difference in the way many of them live and the way North Americans live — still, I believe it is all about money .. and survival. Although my heart still goes out to them, I can’t stand the lies …. I still talk to them now and then, but I won’t send anything anymore. Too bad . . . so sad . . . .
Guest 21-Dec-2008 15:08
I don’t belive anyhone from accua – they are scammers.
KinKin 20-Dec-2008 04:12
Has anyone here ever actually been to Accra, Ghana and met one of the people tha they have been talking to via internet? I met someone a couple of days ago. At first he was very aggressive in his attempts to woe me, then I explained to him I wasnt looking to date, after that he became very insistant upon calling me. i gave him a number(not attached to my address in any way) and he actually called. he told me of his family and his job his children..you know just normal conversation. he is very sweet. Today he contacted me and told me not to add anyone form Ghana to my buddylist and not to accept their ims ecause scammers can steal regular peoples internet identitys and use them to solicit money. he is very new to the internet and is getting this info from a friend he works with. He says that his friend told him that if he really liked me hes should ask me to get a untraceable P. O. Box Sot that my address couldn’t be traced and we could send each other letters. So what do you guys think. Do you think he is genuine?
Guest 19-Dec-2008 16:36
Hi I met a man from “New York” who went to Ghanna with his Kids. Now he said he ran down a girl and is in jail. No family in NY. So he had someone supposedly from the Police call me to send a few thousand $ for his bail. – NOT! If he had an accident and almost killed someone’s child – he should be in jail – His name – Leslie Bamfo, other people associated with this man – Patrick Acheampong (the police office who called me) and Michael Obiri
Kazellvr 17-Dec-2008 01:26
Hi webmaster! ksj
Guest 15-Dec-2008 17:55
To Nuggett. I have also conversed with amega desperado
KELL 15-Dec-2008 00:34
hi people i just want to know if anyone has been talking to a accra lady goes by the name vivian liza or currentsingle1 let to hear from u
Gary 07-Dec-2008 10:58
To rio . I am dealing with a lady form Ghana. I have photos of her. So far she has ask my to send Money for a calling card. If you want the photos ddrop me a email. The lady go’s by: Nyamekye Osei, AKA Nana, From Nima Highway Ghana Accra 00233. If anyone else been scammed by her I would like to know before I send any money.
SMILE 07-Dec-2008 09:23
YOUR IDEAL HOLIDAY LOCATION IS GHANA………. IF YOU WANT TO SPEND TIME HERE AND ENJOY THE XMAS CONTACT ME NOW OR BETTER STILL CONTACT MONICA IN HOUSTON TEXAS……….. YOU CAN REACH ME THROUGH EMAIL i2muchtobeg@yahoo.com
Guest 07-Dec-2008 03:46
TO UNENCHANTED
I got scammed by Larry Williams as well. He found me on match.com. It’s fun to read your story and see it’s exactly the same! Kinda cool. While the internet has the down side of these scammers, it’s fun to find them out.

I got suspicious when he didn’t know anything about San Francisco. And when I would ask anything specific he would suddenly have the computer go down or his “daughter” fall down the stairs or whatever and then change the subject to general romantic crap when he came back on IM.

Anyway, he was a good “talker” on IM.

greg 07-Dec-2008 00:24
i am talking to a girl from ghana named ruth lena has anyone heard of this girl in the past she is asking for alot of money and i am not sure if it is a scam or not if anyone has any kind of info I would appreiciate it
tim newnan 06-Dec-2008 23:10
i was chatting to a woman on aol, known as ‘Katesmarco@aol.com’ She is very convincine….she told me she needed an operation, her life depend on it. so i sent her $1000:00 to pay her health insurance, she say she pay me back when some man she was suing gave her the money. I found out on net she won the case and got over $2,0000 0000 dollars….But she won’t even reply to my emails, She no longer writes to me and her phone number is not working. Her real name is Kathy Gammack Clark and she resides in Florida and Miami, She is sixty, blonde and quite preety. But she is sooo evil, and she leaves me needingmoney albeit she now has over two million dollars. one very bad person who most likely does this for fun.
Guest 06-Dec-2008 16:33
Mike I have been talking to a woman a lot so I have been doing a bunch of reading about it, if you research about being scammed it is plain and simple DONT SEND MONEY… It also says a lot about people claiming to be from other countries and just visiting ghanna. If she is from the UK and has money to travel to ghanna she can certainly afford a internet connection STOP SENDING MONEY you may as well throw it in the trash
mike 04-Dec-2008 15:45
Hi i have met this girl in the uk on a dating line, she has gone to Ghana to see her family im told, i have not seen or met her yet but after reading these coments i cant help but wonder if iv been scamed or not, she as me if i could send her some money to help pay for her internet connection in Ghana first, then when she was there she ask for more money to by food with to help her poor family out,she was going for a month but said she would cut it short to be with me,. 3 weeks later she as me if i could send her money to pay for her flight home £600 for a one way ticket, sincce then she say her mother told her grandparents that she was returning to the uk to marry, and they took the money off her and wont £1000 now in bride money to let her marry me. She is white, born in the UK with a british passport, so how can they ask this, her mother is Ghana and her father is british, now i dont now wat to do,.,.
James 03-Dec-2008 04:22
I was told that webcams are not allowed in cafe’s in Accra. I have not been asked for money yet nor will I ever send any I would fly there first to meet them. I am just wondering should I even keep talking with this person??
danskiboyle 03-Dec-2008 03:42
guana girls,hook you,then tragidy strikes,you must help them,aways asking for $$,scam
iv been hit on 4 xs while chatting on true date line, they preprogram talks of love to hook you..sent me pics of (nice hot girl) then need $ to see you,$cam, $phone card, $western union ,one she was petite in pic, asked for a bd dress xxl,and shoes for brother
skinnyboyroy79 30-Nov-2008 00:28
I started talking to a girl in ghana,accra I only talked to her for not even 24 hours and she was already asking me for money.She goes by the name of Sadia Dantani and her e-mail is Sadia_Dantani42@yahoo.com she said her sisters name was Sharifa Issaka and lived on 124 Kanda street in ghana.I googled her sister and it brought me to this message board thankfully.All the comments i read were very helpful to me and i thank everybody.Is there anyone who has ran across this same person or talking to someone that matches these details.I have 4 pictures of her and if anyone has ran into her please contact me I dont want to see anyone get hurt luckily i did not.i would love to chat with someone about this my e-mail is skinnyboyroy79@yahoo.com Thank you very much and please dont be fooled by these people
Guest 21-Nov-2008 02:24
Hi there: Adabraka is real — it is an area in Accra. Travel agents are not necessarily honest . . . 1890 pounds is a lot to pay. I paid about $2300 to go to Ghana from Canada. Visas are about $60. There are lots of scams around and these people are very good at this. I advise you not to send too much money — Mercy could be anybody . . . do you have her on webcam? On the other hand, they are beautiful people and many really need 20 pounds here and there — keep it at that . . . that is my advise to you . . .
Guest 13-Nov-2008 16:55
Regurding the comment about the girl frome ghana that the guy was talking to whatever happened with that. just curious so that i can prove a point to my friend. she has been emailing a guy from ghana over the past couple of weeks, and has shown me some of his mails and they pretty much sound the same as what i have read below. he hasnt asked her for any money as far as i know of, but i have told her to watch out for the red flags. so your information would be really helpful. oh she’s planning to take a trip to ghana in july. thanks for you time
Guest 08-Nov-2008 03:12
To the person who “went and got all the shots” and is going to Ghana — you are so right — it can be a trip of a lifetime — something so different from what we know. Good on ya . . . there’s a lot of good to be found out there, even if it is different to what we are used to. Hope you have a great trip! People of Ghana will welcome you — Akwaba …. and they are really nice, so relax and have a good time…..MA
Guest 07-Nov-2008 22:32
MISTY WENT AND GOT ALL MY SHOTS TODAY, AM NOT GOING TO LOOK FOR ANYONE WANT TO ENJOY THE COUNTRY. THIS WILL BE A TRIP OF A LIFE TIME
Guest 05-Nov-2008 02:32
thats what i have been telling those who have contacted me please do not go looking for someone that has scammed just go and enjoy.PLEASE…….
MISTY
Guest 03-Nov-2008 15:42
If you want to go to see Ghana that is great. If you want to go to track down someone you feel wronged you, please remember your safety is important. How do you know you will not get into a situation that could cost you much more then money? Please be careful.
Guest 29-Oct-2008 09:10
MISTY HAVEN’T RECIEVED AN EMAIL FROM YOU SORRY. GIVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN EMAIL YOU. LYNDA
Guest 29-Oct-2008 00:27
misty i sent my email haven’t heard from you . would like to go to accra ghana. would like to talk to you. lynda
Guest 28-Oct-2008 10:47
MY NAME IS LYNDA AND YES I WOULD LIKE TO GET TOGETHER WITH SOME ONE TO GO TO ACCRA. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS lj4@charter.net. LET ME KNOW. I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THE SHOT.
Guest 27-Oct-2008 23:50
MISTY AGAIN, YOU KNOW ABOUT THE PASSPORT, VISA BUT YOU HAVE TO GET A SHOT AND U HAVE TO WAIT 11DAYS BEFORE YOU CAN FLY AFTER TAKING IT SO REMEBER THAT
Guest 27-Oct-2008 23:48
MY NAME IS MISTY
WELL, THE BEST WAY I THINK TO GO TO GHANA,ACCRA FROM TEXAS IS FLY TO NY(JFK AIRPORT)AND DELTA HAS A FLIGHT THATS DIRECT AND I THINK IT IS 11HRS. I GO ON BRITISH AIRWAYS IT WAS AROUND $2000K.BUT, IF U HAVE THE MONEY GO BUSINESS OR FIRST CLASS YOU WILL HAVE MORE COMFORT.I GO THERE AND WILL BE GOING BACK AT CHRISTMAS IF U LIKE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS AND LETS SEE WHAT WE ALL CAN PLAN.AND IF U ARE GOING TO FIND YOUR SCAMMER DONT WASTE YOUR TIME, GO TO ENJOY YOURSELF HEY AND WHO KNOWS YOU MAY JUST MEET SOMEONE ELSE.
Guest 26-Oct-2008 23:59
I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN GOING TO ACCRA GHANA WITH A GROUP. I KNOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE VISA AND PASSPORT WHICH I HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN. YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND GET THE PAPER TO FILL OUT. YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR FLIGHT SCHEDULE.
guest 26-Oct-2008 17:27
I also would be interested in going over to Accra-Ghana with a group.I would be scared to go by myself.What do you think the cost would be,and how long would we stay?I have no idea where the man I’m talking to is over there.But if is were real maybe we could meet,who knows whats real or not.The trip would be great what ever reason.We would need to know how many were going,then call airline and find out the cost.I had call last year and from texas is was $1378.54 on north west, round trip for one person.Just have to check again and also from where everone is.The cost would only be cheaper if you all left from same place I think.Not sure about that.Let’s all think about it..See what everyone thinks.To know what it cost from your area just call North west @ 800-225-2525 or Delta or continetial @ 800-525-0280. In Accra it’s KLM Royal.
BWKH 25-Oct-2008 20:53
Guest 03-Oct-2008 16:57
WELL BWKH I GUESS YOU WEREN’T SERIOUS ABOUT GOING TO GHANA. I AM . I WOULD LIKE TO GO OVER THERE AND MEET THE MAN THAT SCAMMED ME. I KNOW WHERE TO FIND HIM. BUT I GUESS YOU ARE ALL TALK AND NO ACTION.

Sorry u feel that way, Have u organized a trip to Ghana yet? There’s no need to take out your frustrations on me. I never said “I” would organize a group trip to Ghana. I suggested it would be a good idea. Again sorry your so upset.

Guest 22-Oct-2008 00:39
Martial Law passed October 1, 2008 do an Internet Search just thought i would help Nick out. And maybe he went about it the wrong way try to tell the world.Have a Good Day
guest 20-Oct-2008 17:18
Where did that come from???All the sudden your talking politic.I don’t think this site was intended for that.Politics and religion are two things know one is going to agree on.I want even go there and I don’t think anyone else should.Besides you sure don’t know how to go about it talking as you did saying pigs very untasteful words.Lets just talk to each other nice and try and help each other.
Guest 18-Oct-2008 17:10
Nicolas: As soon as you use the term “white pig”, you lose all credibility. Clean up your act . . or any intelligent person won’t listen to anything you have to say.
Guest 18-Oct-2008 03:54
to Nicolas: are you absolutely SURE about what you are saying????
Nicholas 17-Oct-2008 20:30
The white pigs in the American Government have decided to stop Obama from ruling with this their martial law bullshit. I promise you Americans if you support this stupidity your country will be enslaved to the rest of the world forever. The only person to bring you back to your former glory now is Obama and I will advice you start thinking of how to stop bush and is fellow fools.
Guest 14-Oct-2008 15:54
I don’t know what Monica’s experience has been — but I do know that the people who have been scammed are not CLUELESS … not at all . . . the problem is NOT with the people who “fall in love” and send money — the clueless people are those guys sitting in those internet cafes lying month after month just to get money and believing they can be successful in the world by doing so . . . how stupid is that!!! This is not the way to solve the poverty problem in their countries or to encourage charity from others. The people who sent the money are generally good people and they have been treated very badly by the scammers. It’s a hard lesson for us to learn — the lesson being that you can’t help some people — they are beyond help and their situation shows it . . . MA
Guest 14-Oct-2008 03:15
ITS MONICA, AND THANKS FOR THE PERSON POINTING OUT FREE SPEECH BUT IT SEEMS LIKE SOMEONE IS LOOKING FOR ANOTHER TO AGREE WITH WHAT THEY R GOING THRU IF I OFFENED ANYONE OH WELL BUT SOMEONE NEEDED TO SAY IT…. WAKE UP, IF U DIDNT SEE THE SCAM COMING ONCE IT WILL SURELY HAPPEN AGAIN, JUST DIFFERENT AND I WILL NOT SAY ANYMORE BSC SOME OF U ARE CLUELESS AND IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.I WANT TO SAY MORE BUT U THAT R LOOKING FROM ANSWER FROM SOME1 ELSE THAT WAS SCAM THERE R NONE THE ANSWER WAS IN MY FIRST POSTING WAKE UP
Guest 13-Oct-2008 20:15
Ladies and Gentlemen. Most of the posting here seems to be coming from Americans. Let us not fight among ourselves. One of our oldest rights is freedom of speech and another is you are innocent until proven guilty. Let’s work together to help each other and raise the awareness so it does not happen to others.
guest 13-Oct-2008 18:29
It doesn’t make me mad @ anyone for saying whatever they feel.I would have probably said or felt the same way a year ago.But when you think someone is for real,and you don’t know about all these scammers.You are believing what they tell you.Yes,I was scammed for over 10,000 and alot of other things, I also sent him.But you know it really hurt my pocket book and my pride to find out he was just after my monies are what ever I could send him.But I do have a heart and I believe in God.So he will have to deal with that sometime.I feel he probably needed the monies.Maybe even for a baby.Who knows.We just have to pick up the pieces and go on.And hope this wonderful web site will help men & wemen to not do as some of us have.My scammer still calls me.I just don’t answer the phone.
Guest 13-Oct-2008 09:51
MONICA YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TALK TO ANYONE LIKE YOU HAVE, NO ONE HAS TO POST ON THIS SIGHT. MAYBE SOMEONE IS NEEDING QUESTIONS ANSWERED AFTER BEING SCAMMED AND YOUR RESPRONSE WAS UNCALLED FOR.MAYBE YOUR HAPPY BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF MEN AND WOMEN OUT THERE THAT HAS BEEN SCAMMED, MY HEART GOES OUT TO THEM. SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HEARD OF SCAMMERS.DATING SIGHTS ARE NOT SAVE FROM SCAMMERS.
Guest 10-Oct-2008 07:05
HELLO I’M MONICA SMILE’S BETTER HALF, WHATS WRONG WITH U PEOPLE IF A MAN CANT PROVIDE LOOK THE OTHER WAY.IF A MAN CANT LET U SEE WHO HE IS ON A CAM TRASH HIM. I HAVE BEEN READING AND I AM SURE MOST OF U WOMEN R UP IN AGE NOT A SPRING CHICKEN IF U HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY TO THROW AROUND, THROW IT WHERE U CAN SEE IT LAND. WAKE UP WOMEN IF U CANT MEET HIM ITS NOT WORTH IT
Guest 09-Oct-2008 18:37
SMILE,I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR POSTING FOR SOMETIME NOW AND I GLAD THERE IS SOMEONE WIING TO HELP OTHER GET TO THE TRUTH.BUT,HOW CAN U CONTINUE TO GO AGANIST THE PERSON YOU SAY YOU ARE GOING TO MARRY SOON THESE ARE YOUR WORDS SOME MONTHS BACK,
“SMILE 19-May-2008 11:13
ONE MORE THING PEOPLE SHE JUST PROVED TO ME THAT SHE DOES NOT WANT ME TO BE CONTACTED BY ANYONE. TO ASSIST TO BE INVESTIGATING ANY SCAMS SHE FEELS THAT IT WILL HARM MY SAFETY. I JUST HOPE YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. TO HELP YOU IN YOUR FINDINGS. REGARDS” SO WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS IF SHE HAS TOLD YOU HER CONCERNS.IS SHE OK WITH U DOING THIS NOW IT JUST CAUGHT MY EYE WHEN SOMEONE ASK TO POST YOUR NUMBER DO YOU THINK SHE WILL BE CONCERN EVEN MORE THEN
Guest 09-Oct-2008 11:07
smile i don’t know if you remember me or not, but you checked on a guy in ghana about 5 months ago said he was a young man. it has been almost a year that i have been talking to him now he wants me to come to accra. said he will come back to the states with me. need some advice. i really do care for this man, but i want to be careful. please post on this sight. i lost your cell phone #
Guest 09-Oct-2008 10:16
Has anyone ever heard of the baptist devine church in Ghana, accra and can someone give me pastors name and phone.
SMILE 07-Oct-2008 21:35
HELLO PEOPLE THIS IS SMILE AND ITS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT THAT MOST OF YOU WANT TO COME OVER TO ACCRA NICE THE COUNTRY IS. I WILL BE HAPPY TO WELCOME YOU AND GIVE YTO KNOW OUR BEAUTIFUL ANDOU FIRST HAND PROTECTION………..I WILL WELCOME YOU HERE BEFORE I JOIN MY BEAUTIFUL MONICA IN TEXAS. SHE WAS HERE SOME FEW MONTHS BACK AND SHE ENJOYED STAYING HERE. A VISIT TO THE COUNTRY WILL TELL YOU THAT OUR PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST CRIMINALS BUT GREAT AND INTELLIGENT PEOPLE. REGARDS
Guest 03-Oct-2008 19:52
Mary-Ann: I’ve said this before in earlier messages…I did go to Ghana (Accra) and met the man I had been talking to for over a year at that time. He and his family were really nice to me at the time and it was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Still, in the end, I found out I was being lined up to supply more money down the road. I am sorry they lied to me to get money but I am glad I helped them out — they need it so much despite going about it the wrong way. These people used the older one of the group as a “front” — I don’t think he even knew what his son and nephews were doing under his name. Anyway, don’t be too afraid — the people there are kind and it feels very safe. They are beautiful people, all of them — and the way they dress and the music and colors — a great experience. How they manage to always wear clean, crisp, ironed clothing when many have no conveniences, I will never understand. I am getting over the hurt of what I thought was a “love” relationship now but it has taken a while. I think I am a lot older than those of you who want to go to Accra, but I strongly suggest you get together and do just that — you won’t be sorry. I flew from western Canada to Amsterdam — stayed overnight there and then on to Accra the next day. Long trip but best broken up. I arrived during one of the many power outages, at night, so I was in overwhelm, but it all worked out great — so go and enjoy yourselves . . . MA
Guest 03-Oct-2008 16:57
WELL BWKH I GUESS YOU WEREN’T SERIOUS ABOUT GOING TO GHANA. I AM . I WOULD LIKE TO GO OVER THERE AND MEET THE MAN THAT SCAMMED ME. I KNOW WHERE TO FIND HIM. BUT I GUESS YOU ARE ALL TALK AND NO ACTION
Guest 02-Oct-2008 01:43
YES I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A TRIP TO ACCRA GHANA. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. I WOULDN’T WANT TO GO ALONE. I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY INTERESTING. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS POST ON HERE AND I WILL GIVE YOU MY EMAIL ADDRESS. I THINK IT WOULD BE A FUN TRIP.
BWKH 01-Oct-2008 18:34
“guest 30-Sep-2008 00:49
Yes,I would love to get a group and go over there.It would be alot cheaper going in a group.I think it would be fun.I would be afraid to go by myself.It would be funny catching them talking in those inter net cafe.It would shock the s–t out of them.. lol I would go if we could get a big enough group..It could be a great vacation and see a country I have never seen.”

The man i’m talking to claims to be French, white & to have lived in Africa all his life. I think he’s black, which isn’t bad. I’ve not a problem with that. But in all the pictures of seen of Ghana i have never seen white people that weren’t obviously tourists.
Yes, it would be great to go as a group to Ghana. I’ve only been outside the USA into Canada so it would be an adventure. I live on the tip of the west coast so i have a lot of miles to cover just to get to the east coast before i could fly to Ghana. I could fly to Russia for a quarter of what it would cost to fly to Ghana from here. It’s a terribly long flight to Ghana. A friend of mine flew from here to England last yr & said it’s best to take the overnight flight so you can sleep.If not in a group it looks like it costs around $2,000., for round trip tickets.
I, also, think it would be a bit scary to go alone and so much more fun to have others to see sights with. If these people turn out to be real that we have been talking to then we could spend time together with them. Safety in groups has always been the rule. So if people really want to do this we can see what happens. Anyone else here on the tip of the west coast? Wa state?

DK 01-Oct-2008 16:33
Grabiel_205 sounds a lot like the two different persons I have talked with. They both at first went to England and from there to Ghana. The first had a computer company, the second was a doctor. Finally I aske the first one to check the others phone no. And the second to check the first ones phone no. Then they have never contacted me after. PS they work in Europe too. I live in Denmark. Met them at Meetic.
BWKH 30-Sep-2008 20:36
“guest 30-Sep-2008 00:49
Yes,I would love to get a group and go over there.It would be alot cheaper going in a group.I think it would be fun.I would be afraid to go by myself.It would be funny catching them talking in those inter net cafe.It would shock the s–t out of them.. lol I would go if we could get a big enough group..It could be a great vacation and see a country I have never seen.”

The man i’m talking to claims to be French, white & to have lived in Africa all his life. I think he’s black, which isn’t bad. I’ve not a problem with that. But in all the pictures of seen of Ghana i have never seen white people that weren’t obviously tourists.
Yes, it would be great to go as a group to Ghana. I’ve only been outside the USA into Canada so it would be an adventure. I live on the tip of the west coast so i have a lot of miles to cover just to get to the east coast before i could fly to Ghana. I could fly to Russia for a quarter of what it would cost to fly to Ghana from here. It’s a terribly long flight to Ghana. A friend of mine flew from here to England last yr & said it’s best to take the overnight flight so you can sleep.If not in a group it looks like it costs around $2,000., for round trip tickets.
I, also, think it would be a bit scary to go alone and so much more fun to have others to see sights with. If these people turn out to be real that we have been talking to then we could spend time together with them. Safety in groups has always been the rule. So if people really want to do this we can see what happens. Anyone else here on the tip of the west coast? Wa state?

Guest 30-Sep-2008 12:19
Beware of Gabriel_205 That is his Username on Meetic and Ulteem Partner Search. He says his name is Gabriel Cole. has a son 10 years old. Promises everything. Is in love from the 2nd email. I never encouraged him. Something wasn’t right from the beginning. He wrote everyday. Ask questions, etc. I found his written English strange for someone who supposedly graduated with a masters degree. Then he said he was making a business trip to Ghana. He was taking his son with him, who by the way was already looking forward to calling me MUM! I let him have it on that one! He said after his business was over, he would fly with his son to meet me. I said okay, on my terms, on my ground. We will see if we want to even be friends. I told him to knock the “in love” stuff off. So lo and behold, I make a hotel reservation for him and he doesn’t show up. Where is he? He is in custody at the Airport in Ghana because he has tried to take 750,000 Euros in cash with him. If that is even true, how dumb is that!!! They have taken his son away from him and the boy is crying every day. They won’t let him out unless he pays 1800, Euros. He also needs a lawyer. He asked me to please send him the 1800, Euros per Western Union. I said I didn’t have 1800, Euros which isn’t true. I told him to call the UK Embassy. He claimed to live in England. I asked him why he didn’t call his work associates or his bank. There were reasons why none of this was possible. He gave me a number to call in Ghana. He said it was the immigration office at the airport. Please, please call and tell them the 750,000 Euros belongs to me! I told him I wouldn’t do that, but I would call and tell what I knew. So I called. A man explained to me in good English that he (Gabriel Cole) had tried to smuggle 750,000 Euros out of Ghana and that he needed 1800, to get out and get the papers he needed to retrieve the money. The money was supposedly from the sale of autos. He had called everyday to say that his work was going well and the containers, one by one had been released. Long story short, I have notified the Partner Search Websites and am planning to call the Ghana police. I looked up the number he gave me, which was +233 271719738 which is not the number of the of the Immigration Office at the airport. That number is +233 21 221667. I am now blocking his phone calls on my cell phone. He has tried to call 3 times already this morning. So glad I got on soon enough and so relieved I wasn’t emotionally involved. Looking back, I found his spoken English strange and hard to understand. At one point, I thought he sounded alot like our African friends from the church. Now, I am positive he is African and working out of Ghana. How awful that someone plays on the emotions of others and how bizarre that it has become a business.
guest 30-Sep-2008 00:49
Yes,I would love to get a group and go over there.It would be alot cheaper going in a group.I think it would be fun.I would be afraid to go by myself.It would be funny catching them talking in those inter net cafe.It would shock the s–t out of them.. lol I would go if we could get a big enough group..It could be a great vacation and see a country I have never seen.
BWKH 29-Sep-2008 19:00
Yes, it is true. the person i have been talking to for 2 yrs in Ghana probably talks to many people even though he claims (of course) that he only seeks me. LOL…don’t believe it. I’m sure he has women who actually send him money, cos i don’t. I have talked to him on the phone, he usually calls me. He talks only for a few minutes, maybe 3. He always asks me to come to Ghana so we can meet and have some fun. Although i would like to go to many other countries, Ghana included it would be for my own benefit. I tell him though that travel is not possible for me. I’m sure he doesn’t believe that as he thinks all Americans are rich. He has asked me for money & gifts, usually shoes, clothing, $30.00 is the usual amount he asks for… but i tell him i don’t have it. Now he wants a pair of Nike shoes. Maybe he hangs on in hopes that one day i’ll send the mother load. Who knows. I have men friends in other countries who don’t ask for money or gifts & we just chat about daily life or politics. I have read many, many stories of men and women sending thousands of dollars to someone they think they have fallen in love with. I know one (1) person who met & married a woman from Africa and she moved to the USA to live in his home. The chances of this happening are probably about 1 in 5,000. Not everyone in Ghana is on the take… but i know of the Yahoo Yahoo boys & so does their government. I have to agree to a certain extent with their government. Who says… why do American’s & others send the money expecting something in return? If you have the money don’t send it. Use it to come visit and see for yourself what is happening in Ghana. Then if you want to share your money with the person it is with your knowledge of who they are and not of some expectation that you have found the one love of your life. The African government does not really see this as crime. It’s a nuisance for them to continue to hear about… that you sent money or gifts and got nothing but some thank you’s in return.Guard your heart & think with your brain. Don’t believe the person is who they say they are unless you see for yourself. Maybe we should get a group of people to go… get the group rates for airfare, room rates etc and just go check it all out, see the sites & have a vacation we’ll not soon forget.
Guest 24-Sep-2008 07:59
Beware of these scam artist from Ghana. They aren’t as slick as people make them out to be, but beware just the same. While on Black Planet I receieved an istant message from a young lady stating that her name was Shaibu Iddrisu, later going under the name Joy Iddrisu who asked me to talk to her on yahoo instant messenger, which I did. While conversating with this person, I checked out her profile page on yahoo, which shows a picture of her, going under the name s. seeking. I also read her profile message. This chick copied and pasted the message on her profile page to yahoo instant messenger and was taking to me with this same message. I continued to play along to see what was next when I informed this person that I had to leave the computer to take care of some business, when she said, “Before you leave, I want to know if you could do something for me?” I said sure, what is it? She then asked if I could purchase her a calling card so that she could call me. I then read her her rights. I haven’t heard from this person since. During this same period, a person by the name of Asana sent me a message on Myspace asking me to talk to her on yahoo instant messenger as well. So I did. She basically was saying the same type’s of things as the first young woman, I want to see you, want to meet you, do you have a cell phone, do you have a webcam, I really want to leave the country, some day I will, you know the routine. I also checked out her yahoo profile, but she had no picture, no country to name, anything, although she sent a picture through Myspace, also having a picture showing on yahoo instant messenger. I also informed this person that I was leaving the computer for a minute, I would be back shortly. When I returned, she called me Mike, which is not my name, and stated that she needed money to buy food stuff for her kids, although on her myspace profile she stated that she didn’t have any children. I then informed her, him, it, or whatever this was that they could either sell there computer, or do quite a bit of flatbacking. I haven’t heard from this person again as well. You will never, ever, ever, ever see these people in life, but you have yourself to blame if you send them a dime. These people have no intentions of ever leaving their country to be with you or anyone else for that matter. With a computer in hand, they can die rich in Ghana peeling poor souls for their hard earned cash. And we in America think that these people are slow. Do not send any of them anything until you see them face to face for yourself. Don’t be a sucker, wise up. It’s game, it’s all game, the same game being played all over the world, just by different players. Peace.
wyatt 24-Sep-2008 03:19
hey sorry folks that was geronimobye@aol.com not the previous thanks
wyatt 24-Sep-2008 03:15
I cant help but laugh. I have been im ing to a supposed girl in Accra for a month now obviously a scammer. She hasn’t asked me for any money yet but i’m waiting. The far fetched stories that this person has come up with are too much. I’m not angry just amused. I was married to a Philippino scam artist who screwed up my whole life so I know what to look for. It really is amusing but sad for so many of you I am like you and wanting to believe in love. As for you American women who think American men are so bad I can tell you that American women are no better. I have been used and abused by beautiful and ugly women and everything in between. Sometimes our expectations are too high or we really do meet that creep or harlot. Don’t be bitter just keep trying and hide your bank book for the 1st 10 years or so. Remember an orgasm is not an indicator of love. So anyway you can call me Mr. Beentheredonethat. If anyone has heard of Rose Amponsa let me know and I don’t know if I can leave my email on this site but my alternate email is geronimobye@yahoo.com It’s one in a million but she might be real (yea right). If you see this (Rose)… I’m on to you. Signed Youknowwho
guest 22-Sep-2008 19:00
I think everyones looking for that same name same picture man.They use different names and different pictures for all of us.But probably only a few men doing all of this.I know it’s crazy.IT’s how they make a living off all our emotions,us feeling sorry for them and sending them our hard earned monies.I did it for a year.But I got smart and found this web site.Yes they use model picture,they are ashamed of how they really look.From what pictures I have seen of the scammers,we would not have feel for them.Are I sure would not have.They are big fat liers.They now make me sick.
Guest 22-Sep-2008 16:15
It seems there are many good hearted women in the world who are looking for love. Just like myself. Since i don’t have money beyond my monthly needs i have not sent , but i probably would have had i had it. It is sad that these people have so little… some of them are obviously doing very well scamming good hearted people on the internet. I do understand that “getting a job” in a severely poor country is often not possible. But i have told Benjie that if he really wants to come to America he should come as a student and learn a trade or get an education of some kind. I told him since he is on line sooo much he should apply to colleges and start his passport & visa applications. I also told him that if he does actually come to the USA I’d like to meet him. But i know he won’t come. It is a fantasy that sometimes (it seems) that we all get caught up in. Do u realize that if they send u pictures they are often photos of models the find on the internet? It seems they have mastered deceit. It’s a very good thing that i am such a mis-trusting person. I can thank the men who have passed through my life for that & they were all American born citizens. Men are men all over the world, they don’t differ very much. American men lie to u to get what they are after and so do men in other countries. Their being human… even the woman scammers. It is a bad thing to play on the emotions of others to get what u want and it’s happening a great deal on & off the internet. Be careful and remember… if u don’t take care of your heart, no one else will. BWKH
Guest 22-Sep-2008 15:53
Does anyone talk to a man named Benjie (Benjamin) Horku? I have not sent him lots of money or goods. I have talked to him for over 2 yrs… but have been too cautious to send stuff. If anyone talks to someone of this name please let me know. BWKH
Guest 15-Sep-2008 19:43
So true — never say never. Sorry to hear of your story, just like so many others. It does hurt, but it does get better with time. I was a little different than the last “guest” — I knew there were scams going on, but I did not think the people I talked to were part of this. I now believe ALL of them are … I too sent a lot of money and things — all of the things people talk about on here. I did not send plane tickets because they require Visas in many countries and they cannot get the visa. Because I had so many doubts, I went there to Accra for a visit and was treated very well. No problem — yet still I was scammed by people I had met and spent several weeks with!! I just received a message a few days ago from my “scammer’s” son (also a scammer…(he still thinks I believe him). He told me the police were checking the internet cafes often and it was getting more and more difficult for them to come online . So this is a good thing . . . I did not respond to him except to tell him I would not talk to him anymore because he and everyone I met are liars and scammers. This has not been good for Ghana . . . but I guess they don’t care. We all believed it couldn’t happen to us — but I learned the hard way that it can. Best of luck in the future . . . MA
guest 15-Sep-2008 18:02
Never say never.I probably would have felt kind of that way 2 years ago.They know how to touch our heatrs.When you talk to someone for months and you don’t know about all these scams.Your not thinking they are trying to scam you.Your thinking they are lonely too.I was married for 39n yrs.my husband died several yrs ago.I was looking for someone to love and them love me.I never in my wildest dream ever thought someone would do this to me.I sent over $10,000 plus all kinds of other things to him trying to help him.I even sent monies for place tickets several times.Just thinking he was telling me the truth about all he said.Then I came upon this web site,and my heart was hurt so bad,cause then I knew he had scammed me.Yes,I still really hurt from this.I feel he probably really needs the monies .It’s just the wrong way for them to get it.I would probably have give him some monies ,even if I knew he had nothing if he was honest with me.Just never say never,unles you been there and done it yourself and knew nothing about the scams.I have a big heart and would help someone in need.That’s just who I am.Good luck to all of you out there. This bk board is the greatest.It has really helped me.Hope it helps all of you too.If someone has hurt you it will get better,hang in there.God bless….
Guest 15-Sep-2008 14:48
i know that the guy im talking to is trying to scam me he is saying his life is in danger someone is trying to kill him bc he baught gold from a family and he is asking me to send him money so he can get home bc they are trying to kill him and they will come looking for him .. he doesnt take no for an answer and i keep telling him i dont have money and will not send him money.
Guest 13-Sep-2008 03:42
I have come across a young boy in Ghana, michel Fremphong, says he is 19, but I am sure he is an older man, calls me mum has asked for money several times has different reasons each time, wants me to pay for him to come to NZ, am sure he is and older man, I blocked and deleted him, some weeks ago but today I received an email from him calling me honey and where to send some money to him in Ghana, I am sure I was not suppose to recieve this email it was meant for someone else,he is insistant on asking for money, his parents are both old and sick and his brothers and sisters arent his full ones and cant help him, he plays proffessional football, I saw him on cam a coule of times and it was a very young boy sitting giggling, (not him) I think this was someone standing in for him on cam, he was always plite but insisted on coming on line twice a day and also phoning me sometimes,I am sure he is an older guy thats is a scammer beware of him
Guest 12-Sep-2008 19:23
MA — I tried to contact cid@ghanapolice.com but the message was not deliverable. It said unknown address — disabled user or upstream. I don’t know what this means. Anyway, I could not contact the police in Accra. I’m in Canada . . .
Guest 11-Sep-2008 03:06
do not send money to ghana, it is # 1 scamming operation in world now,,so keep your money and if u need to have love that bad ,,,keep in your own backyard….reapeat ghana,,,accra,,,kanda street is full of interney cafe’s and that is where they operate from,,,is time to end this,,,report to cid@ghana police.com ther will be justice…
Guest 11-Sep-2008 02:34
Mary-Ann: I’m sorry to hear all these stories — just like mine. We have all lost — and learned a hard lesson. Today I saw on a church “Grace makes beauty out of the ugly” — for some reason, this has helped. We are all good people, looking for someone and also trying to help others less fortunate than ourselves — I too hope the hearts of these people, who don’t care at all about us, can be changed. That is the generous part of me — the other part is far less forgiving . . MA
guest 10-Sep-2008 19:49
I have looked for my scammers name to come up,but it hasn’t.I know he is one of these that you are talking to.They just change names to all of us.Mine always knew it was me calling him.He had my # programed in his phone.They are all scammers men and women.All our stories are almost the same.They just change them up a little.It’s a job for them.A way to get monies.And they are making good monies off all us.I have sent over $10,000 plus all the other things I sent.Tell them you will get there plane ticket.Then see what they say.They will have excuse why you can’t do it.But you can.All you have to do is call and pay for it on line.Call airlines here in US they can then pic up ticket at the airport and come to you..It will never happen.WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T SEND MONIES.They only have one airport in Accra-Ghana.I have all the info if any of you need it.But just call your airport by you they will help you and tell you the cost..I’ve already tried telling him I would get the ticket,boy does it make them mad..Only because they have no intensions of coming to you..They only want monies.It took me a yr.to realize that.Last air ticket I told him I had all inf and would pay it he just had to get on plane.Made him so mad.He started giving me all kind of excuses.Then I knew he was never coming to me.It was all just words.I’m sorry but everyone they are all just scammers.Waske up and move on to a real person.I know because I was so in love with all he told me,but it was all lies.It has took me a yr.to come to my senses.I’m trying to get on with my life also,but it does hurt and family just doesn’t understand.Good luck to all you out there,keep looking there is someone out there for each of us,to love us as we really need to be loved,just keep looking it will happen..God bless all of you…
Guest 10-Sep-2008 01:32
They do have travel agents/agencies in Accra . . . be careful . . . it is hard to know who to trust and they do work together . .
Guest 10-Sep-2008 00:37
i would like to know if anyone has heard of a flight manager in GHANA they are suppose to set up your flight, i though all you had to do was go to the airport and buy your own ticket.
marie 09-Sep-2008 15:41
im talking to a guy Ghana and im wondering if any of you have talked to him his name is eric boateng ?
pooh 09-Sep-2008 01:25
I tried preaching to my scammer, but doubt it rubbed off. So I told him he better get right with God, and then blocked him. Maybe all us “scamees” should start a dating service! Atleast we all have something in common!
Guest 08-Sep-2008 21:51
Mary-Ann: To last person posting — yes, I misunderstood about the $2500 — I’m sure it was plenty anyway, and it is always the same things they want it seems. It seems they always say thank you and are soooo grateful for everything, “thanks to God’s grace”… hmmm . . . I’m sorry to hear that you really think a lot of this person — may I respectfully suggest that you think a lot of WHO YOU THOUGHT THIS PERSON WAS — in truth he is a liar and a cheat and no more . . . they are a blight on the beautiful country Ghana should be . . .
Guest 08-Sep-2008 20:25
i have lost a lot of money not not includeing the $2500. that he wants. i have sent computers cloths cologne you name it i have sent it.he always thanks me for everything i have done for him or sent to him. i only wish this guy was real. i really do think a lot of him.
Guest 08-Sep-2008 19:34
Mary-Ann: Well, you’ve all seen my many messages here. I am still in confusion about what happened. People I met and enjoyed I can hardly believe they would do this to me. As I said before, most of these people cannot get Visas so they often can’t fly to any place that requires a Visa. Lucky for you, it was only $2500 — lots of people, including me, have lost far more. But that’s not the only hard thing — to have been so deceived for so long — one almost needs therapy I think. It has been very hard for me, but this site and the kindness of so many people has helped a lot . . . my prayers are with you too, along with all the others who have been scammed . . .MA
Guest 08-Sep-2008 18:49
i have been talking to someone from ACCRA GHANA for 10 months, now he wants me to send him $2500. for a plane ticket. i have sent this man a lot of money and other things.i can’t believe these people do not have a heart. and they surely don’t anything about us. they will drain you of what ever you have then drop you. i pray to GOD there hearts will be changed. i know i have learned my lesson the hard way.
billy 07-Sep-2008 21:29
yes for all u people out there trying to meet that special someone,,,i was just scammed for 9,000.00 to a lady who calls herself sharifa issaka,,,,email address is single-roseman@yahoo.com this lady i chatted with for 10 months checked all docs. and still was scammed if you are chatting with anyone in accra ghana be very aware or just end it,,,do not send any money,,,i thought i could not be scammed,,,, my stupidity now.
rio 07-Sep-2008 17:27
Has anyone had any dealings with Nyamekye Osei known as NANA? She is said to be a scammer.She lives in Nima, Accra.
rich swanson 07-Sep-2008 15:23
my name is rich swanson,i am dealing with a woman named ayu razak from ghana.i was just wondering if her name has come up before and what was said.i hear so many bad things about this long distance internet stuff.if the name has come up with any scams i would like to hear from you thank you rich swanson
Guest 07-Sep-2008 00:38
Mary-Ann: To last Guest and all the others: Thanks so much for your kind remarks. It was so frustrating having no outlet for all of this until I came upon this site. Nearly three years I believed in someone and tried to help him and his family — it is still hard to accept they would do this to me when all I have done is help them any way I could. Fortunately, I was at least a little bit cautious all along and even though I sent a lot of money and things, I am still okay here….they didn’t get it all. I hope God can forgive me for the bitterness and anger I am feeling right now — MA
Guest 06-Sep-2008 17:57
Maryann, I have been reading your postings for a while now. Just wanted to let you know it does get better with time. Ours has been a few months now….I say ours because several of us found each otherand contacted each other directly. We have each moved on in our own way. You are right in you can not talk to family and friends about it…they do not understand. If you find it helpful to talk here, please continue, and may God help you through this.
Guest 06-Sep-2008 17:05
To Everyone. The name Spency or Spencydot are spam. That is a man, and he name is John. Dot send some money and there are two dating site why with this name Spency/Spencydot. If anyone know his full name let me know.
Guest 06-Sep-2008 03:27
To the last person — it sounds so simple. I not only had documentation about who the individual I was talking to was, but I went there and met him and his family and have talked to his relatives in the U.S. also. I have phone numbers and addresses. Still, I was scammed . . . when he had everything he aimed for, he was gone and that was that. Looking back, I see things much more clearly … but with power outages, language problems, money problems, etc. etc., a person tends to make a lot of excuses simply because things are not easy there or convenient. I know this because I was there . . . I hope I can soon let all of this go, because outside of getting the authorities involved, there is nothing I can do. Even then I don’t know if there is any real help available. Live and learn . . . the hard way . . . This site may help others to do as you say — but trust me on this — it is not simple at all. These people are good and many are desperate. They are extremely clever and charming, all at the same time they are getting whatever they can get . . . MA
Guest 06-Sep-2008 02:54
This is so incredible. You need to react to your feelings . . . your inner worth. Not some person who states they love you from afar. God gave you the ability to decern this, take advantage and learn. If they cannot produce documentation, realiable identifification . . . tell them to take a leap. It is a no brainer! I understand what you have been through, but just ask yourself . . . DOES THIS SOUND REAL? If it doesn’t leave the sleeping dog lay. You need to get out as soon as possible.
Guest 05-Sep-2008 18:53
Mary-Ann: So sorry to hear about yet another scam. We all lost money, but also the pain of what we believed was a “relationship” — that’s difficult as well. Your “friend” who calls you “Angel” and sometimes “Engel” is probably working with other scammers . . they work together sometimes and you never know who you are talking to. If you question anything, they get upset because you don’t “trust” them. I’ve mentioned that many people in Ghana cannot come to the U.S. or Canada because they cannot get a visa, so to those who have sent money many times for an airline ticket — that is a waste of money. They will be turned down at the embassy for not having enough reason to return to Ghana — ie money, assets, job, reasons to stay . . . I know this because I tried 3 times to bring my friend here and he was denied every time. I can’t think of anything in my life that has hurt me more than this — a complete betrayal. I told my scammer early on that it was not so much about us, so don’t lie to me — I wanted to try to help a little, any way I could. Yet the lies persisted . . . MA
Guest 04-Sep-2008 22:49
i got scammed by a man named Jeffrey Holland. His email address is h_jeff32@yahoo.com. His phone # is 233244159372. this guy is good — don’t be fooled by him — he doesn’t love you he just wants your money (duh). He told me he was from Germany but now lived in Bartlesville, OK — but was in Accra, Ghana building a road. when I went to check out the address he gave me, I met another Jeffrey Holland — obviously not the same man. He asked me to send him a computer, then cell phones and then a camcorder. Do you know how much it costs to ship stuff to Ghana? You’ve got to be kidding! He finally talked me into sending him money for 1. baby stuff, 2. business expenses and 3. plane ticket back “Home”. this guy is really good — I’m not kidding — even had pictures of himself on the construction site. He called me “Angel” — sometimes spelled “Engel” Watch out for this one — he is good and he is evil.
guest 02-Sep-2008 16:02
Yes,I was very hurt in love with someone that was not real.I agree I to would have gave Andrew even more monies but the lies I just can’t handle. If they would just tell the truth many people would still help them.But all the lies .It’s just a job they have over there getting monies anyway they can.They don’t care if they hurt us.We mean nothing to them.I remember Andrew would say to me BABE I FEEL SO ASHAMED I want to come to you so much, & lov you like you never been loved before..but something always happened after I sent him monies to come.I can’t tell you how many times I sent him money to come.I feel right into all his lies.Til I found this site and found out he was just a scammer.
Guest 02-Sep-2008 02:36
Hello — I hope everyone on this site has looked at Brian McMorrow’s photos of Ghana — this is the real Ghana — not the scammers we have been talking about here . . .
Guest 31-Aug-2008 13:58
MA: I agree. It is not losing the money that has me that upset; it is the lies. I kept asking my scammer to quit lying. If they needed help to be honest and just let me know that they needed help. I know the conditions there are rough. Hopefully the money they got from me was put to good use to feed their family, buy clothes, send the kids to school.
Guest 30-Aug-2008 21:51
i wanted to see if anyone has talk to a mike brown lately. i have read all that has been posted thank you
Guest 30-Aug-2008 17:26
Guest: if the last person read all the messages, you would see references to Mike Brown — lots of them . . .
pooh 29-Aug-2008 00:57
Pooh:
More on Richmond Jerfferson. He definitely is a scammer. He operates out of the Royal Gateway Hotel, and a person by the name Samuel Onene Ansah is probably involved.
Guest 28-Aug-2008 18:21
If you come across a man by the name of Troy Walls beware. Met him on eharmony claiming to be from Las Vegas. He is living in Accra Ghana. Claims he is British, has a british accent and speaks english very well. He may be going by another name. Claims to be a doctor and stranded in Accra and cannot get his goods out of customs. Claims to have purchased land there. I told him to sell the land and get his money back, but says he cannot because that requires lawyers fees in addition to what he already owes the lawyer for handling the land transaction. He may claim to have a son, who may turn up sick later with a heart condition that requires surgery after being healthy child for 12 years with no signs of a heart condition. He will want money for the son’s operation after flying him all over France to find a hospital that will due a quadruple bypass on a 12 year old child. Claims he absolutely has no money. Then claimed to be in a car accident and in a hospital which I could not verify the name of from my searches on the internet nor the doctor’s name could I verify. Asked for $5,000 for an operation because he was bleeding internally. Hmmmmm, he layed there and bled for a week then because I did not send the money. The last time I talked to him and asked how he paid for the operation he said the Ministrty of Finance paid for it because the hospital knew he had some money coming. How stupid does that sound?!?!?!? The ministry won’t pay him for the supposed work he has done while on contract there, because he cannot get his remaining goods out of customs, but they can pay for his operation. Oh believe me, I fell for his stories at first and he got plenty of money out of me, but one day the light bulb went off and flashed “scammer, scammer, scammer”. If he asks for money, he May give you the name of Eric Appia or Yaha Azure Akolbrie to send money to. There is a new name too of a Michael Gojo_____ (last night I forget). He is using phone numbers 233 206 917504 and 233 207 118320. Haven’t heard from him now for several weeks since I refused to send $600 for food and “necessities” to his survial. I figured if he had the money to buy phone calling cards to call here to the states, he has money to buy food and his necessities. After months of stress dealing with this guy, it has become quite comical now. No matter what suggestion you give him, there is always an excuse of why he cannot do it. Oh yes, and now he wants me to fly over there and meet him. I’m not flying over there. I don’t think so. That’s all I need is to land in a foreign country, picked up robbed of my money and passport and stranded in a country where you knew no one and couldn’t get back home. It would be worth the trip though just to go over and give him a good swift kick where it counts!
Guest 28-Aug-2008 18:12
Mary-Ann: To the person who pretended to send money to a scammer — good for you! If one could contact the police there, they could pick the scammer up at Western Union. My understanding is that WU employees are not all honest either. To the person who said we should help people in America rather than in Africa — of course, what you say is true (bloom where you’re planted) — but in America there is opportunity, schooling, health care — many ways to get at least some help. In Africa, this is not the case. So many young, vibrant, healthy young people with nothing to do . . . let’s hope that improves so they don’t spend the rest of their lives scamming others . . . . out of desperation mostly . . . MA
Guest 28-Aug-2008 04:11
You ladies there are good men out there you just need to get off the PC and live your life. A gal called and said she couldn’t even get a man in a club. So I told het to look directly at them smile and turn away to at leaset 10 men that night. The next day she had 3 dates and 6 phone numbers. Men want love too and women are more scandelous than men & sneakier,but with a little guidance you can find a mate..Love grows over time not over night… As foor charity I would say look to your nearest neighbors and see who needs help. Senior citizens and single women could always use help but pick the ones you know that deserve it. OR support the US soldiers & their families,but stop sending and buying overseas OR your grand children will suffer for your mistakes. I see people in the US without homes under bridges daily. I’m sure there are American children are just as hungry as those across the world..
Guest 28-Aug-2008 03:57
If u come across Andrew Brown on my space watch out he’s good ;) fortunately for me I’m better ;) Instead of wasting your money on BS to Africa call me on keen I’ll assist ya to the RIGHT direction. CHASKAinTEXAS #0782056
guest 27-Aug-2008 22:28
I have come across someone in Ghana that heard my scammer saying he was recieving $3500 from me, I sent him to western union four times, hope he was embrassed about time these guys got their own back,I have now blocked and deleted him from msn lucky he did not have my phone number to call me, he did get angry when I sent him to western union for the third time and he did not receive any money
Guest 26-Aug-2008 04:25
Mary-Ann” Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments. Most of us can’t talk to anyone close to us so it is so difficult. It has helped so much . . . MA
Guest 26-Aug-2008 04:22
Mary-Ann” I have just taken the time to read through many of the messages about scams on this helpful site (thank you Brian McMorrow) — my heart goes out to all of you. I sure know exactly how you feel. I knew about scams in Nigeria and in Ghana also when all this started — that’s why I decided to go to Accra and see who and what I was dealing with. Even after that, I believe it was all one big scam. So I certainly have mixed feelings right now — so many beautiful things there in Ghana, and beautiful people as well. . . it’s a hard pill to swallow. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments (except that one, who is probably himself/herself a scammer.) It was from someone in a very different time zone. What does that tell you? It has been the same for all of us — hospitals, illnesses, problems, confusion, unanswered questions, but we thought it was because things are different and more difficult there in that part of the world, and that is true to a degree, and we felt so much sympathy. As I said before, when I was there, I would have given the clothes off my back to those wonderful people with such difficult lives. But now I know that I was used … they didn’t have to do that at all. I was only too willing to help in any way I could. Maybe we should help only small children, who really need it, and leave these scammers, cheats and liars to fend for themselves. No laptops, phones, visas, plane tickets — all of that is one big lie. ttyl . . . MA
Guest 25-Aug-2008 23:04
M A – My heart goes out to you. My prayers go out to you. Whoever is giving her a bad time here probably is a scammer also. They know about this site and watch it and they will write in this forum. I am glad you got to see the face of your scammer so that in the event someday you can put that man in jail for what he did to you. Someday Ghana will crack down on this and these AH will pay for it a long time in jail. I bet the jails in Ghana are not very nice, but probably a whole lot nicer than the place they will be going when their lives end here on earth. Hang in there. It does get better. I am not able to talk with anybody either and this site helped for a long while. This is just one big game to them down there. The game will end, and I wouldn’t want to be them when it does. You on the other hand learned a hard lesson but don’t let it ruin your life and not trust anyone. Just don’t send money to people you don’t know, that is the lesson.
guest 25-Aug-2008 18:44
Each one of us has been hurt.We don’t need to get mad @ someone for what they write.We need to pull together & listen to each person as to what they have been through.We all hurt.Yes,maybe someone has found a good person,but most of us have been scammed..If you have a good story ,I would sure like to hear it.I bet everyone else would too.I wanted to believe my scammer was real so bad.He still calls every once in a while.He always tells me he loves me and that he’s coming to me.He says he hurts that I call him a scammer,but tell he comes and proves different I now believe he is a scammer.I keep my guard up …
GUEST 25-Aug-2008 18:30
I don’t know who put it on here that, they all aren’t bad.Well most of them are.If you have a good story we would all like to hear it.fOR most of us have been VERY HURT..Mary Ann keep talking most all of us truly understand how and what your feeling.Most of us haven’t been over there but we stll understand.This doesn’t need to be a grip place between us but a place for us to talk and help each other..I can’t talk to my family,they just don’t unerstand.This site has helped me soooo much.I don’t want it to go away.I still want to know more about all these guys.I still hurt so badly for what I thought was real for over a year.This site made me realize it was a scam.It hurts to be such a fool.Lets all keep talking & telling what we know to help each other…
Guest 25-Aug-2008 15:25
Mary-Ann: I did not profess to be an expert in anything. I’m talking about those who do scam (and there are many) and my own experience with all of it over the last 3 years. I may not be an expert but I have learned a great deal. Sorry if you are offended–I also am offended for having been lied to and for having given thousands of dollars to people I trusted . . . M.A.
Guest 25-Aug-2008 00:43
Excuse me, Mary Ann . . . I see nothing that professes you as an expert in determining who is right or who is wrong. Yes, many have been scammed, but also many have not. Do not poison this site with your inept, presumptuous assessment.
Guest 22-Aug-2008 17:04
Mary-Ann: Me again — to those who believe their “man” is coming to them in the U.S. or Canada or wherever, that is extremely unlikely. It is very difficult for them to get Visas (almost impossible) because the Embassy doesn’t believe they will return to Ghana unless they have considerable assets etc. to return to, and most of them do not, or they wouldn’t be looking for somebody to scam . . . . it has helped me to get all of this out in the open to you out there, because I am too embarrassed to talk about it here. I just said he ended our relationship because it can’t go anywhere . . . thanks again . . . you are in my prayers also. (Oh yes, everybody in Ghana is very religious — I don’t understand that at all). M.A.
Guest 22-Aug-2008 16:33
Mary-Ann: Keep forgetting things. To “Guest”, my “friend” in Accra never said he was coming to me — he said he was poor and a nobody. He wanted me to come there or to try and help him come here, which is very difficult. The only way here in Canada is through marriage and we know that could be risky. I too was only too glad to help at first, but I think they sit in those cafes and laugh at us . . . again, I’m not positive about my “man”, he also may have been scammed by those smart guys. Keep in touch and take care. Did they teach you some of the language?? My person spoke Twi. . . . M.A.
Guest 22-Aug-2008 16:29
Mary-Ann: Thank you Honnete for your kind words also. I don’t know whether to contact the police in Accra . . I have written proof of all of this. I now believe that many people there are corrupt, including some employees at Western Union. As “Guest” said, these people are desperate. I don’t want to add any more to their misery, but it is hard being cheated and having no recourse — almost 3 years I believed in this. It is very painful . . . but time will heal these wounds . . . M.A.
Guest 22-Aug-2008 16:24
Mary-Ann: Thank you all for your kind comments — it helps. I also appreciate this site so we can share these kinds of things. To the lady who is “Guest”, oh, you are not stupid at all . . . I am so confused about all of this myself. Yes, I met him and his family — I think he may have been scammed himself perhaps by his own son and nephews — they are young and smart. This “relationship” has gone on for almost 3 years now, so it is very hard to understand . . after I helped him start his “business”, I said I can’t send any more money . . I did one more time to help him rent a better place to live . . and then I don’t hear from him. He says I don’t understand how things are there — it seems to be a dog eat dog situation …. I saw how it was there and my heart went out to them. I said I would always help but do not lie to me — and they did lie to me — perhaps all of it….yes, we will heal in time . . and thank you so much for your kind comments. M.A.
Honnête 22-Aug-2008 14:05
Iam so sorry Mary Ann. Please take care the right time will come when your heart will heal. I will include you in my prayers. I have been conned too as you know. What can we say with this ruthless, coward, and unjustifiable men in Accra. Had I seen this website 3 days before, I could have thought twice before sending money to Marvin Peter Quist! BEWARE OF THIS PIG LADIES! Unfortunately I cant pos this picture on the website. Our wounds will heal ladies ……
Guest 21-Aug-2008 21:38
Hello!
I am so sorry to read that you were scammed. But the names don’t matter nor the stories either. They change hourly ( these people are desperate) however, they don’t need to steal from innocent people to survive.
Please, please please…be exceptionally careful these people CAN be dangerous if they know your names, and phone numbers. What happens is they take your ID and scam others- using YOUR information. I apologize for the harshness of this post, I am so angry at these people for abusing you all.
guest 21-Aug-2008 21:37
Mary Ann,why do you think your man is a scam now.If you went over there,you saw him.Do you think you were talking on phone and e-mail to someone else??I don’t understand….If you were with him over there,what makes you think he’s not real???Has he done something to you or what.I don’t mean to be so stupit but if you were with him….Did he tell you he was coming to you???? Yes I agree we have to be careful,not knowing what they could do…My man knows my address and everything.I sometimes think he may just come driving up..It’s kind of scarry.Yes my daughters have just about s–t me still even talking about this man.They think I should just drop it and not talk to anyone about it.I’m so glad far this site,so we can all talk.I have meet two really nice ladies on here.One ladies man is I think really for real and coming to her real soon.If that happens it will make me think it was not all bad.I have no regrets sending the monies.In my heart I’m glad I could help him with monies and all the other things I sent him.I only wish he had been honest with me and not sent me fack pictures and been truthful w/me.But you know we all have a God to answer to,soo my heart feels good.I don’t know about his….Take care,and I hope all goes good for you.Keep in touch with me on this site….
Guest 20-Aug-2008 23:00
Hello again from Mary Ann: Glad to know that it helped a little. I too am devastated by believing I have been scammed. It feels like somebody died . . . not nice at all. I wish we could talk more but I don’t want to put any email or phone numbers on here. I’m far more wary these days!! Maybe you have a suggestion? I can’t talk to my family and friends here because they all warned me. I convinced them it was not a scam because I’d “met” him and his family . . I hope I managed to help them a little but never again will they get my sympathy. Best of luck to you also and this too shall pass . . . M.A.
guest 20-Aug-2008 18:54
Mary Ann,thank you for that info.It makes me feel better about the whole thing.The man I was sooo in love with has quit calling me.I told him I thought he was a scam.He told me that really hurt him,so he quit calling me. I guess he was.I really thought he loved me,but so did all the rest of the men and women on here.I learned a lesson the hard way.I sure know what to look for next time.I wish I knew about this site a year ago.This is a wonderful thing Brian McMorrow has done putting this site together for us to chat on,and maybe help someone from wrecking their life on these men and women that are not real…I wish you much luck in future.
Guest 20-Aug-2008 04:37
Hi again. Yes, the man I met in Accra was black, 53 and used his real name. I met most of his family and friends there and in the U.S. It is beautiful and safe in Ghana. We stayed at the Classic Villa near McCarthy Hill because I can’t handle the heat and needed air-conditioning . . about $45 per night. Everyone was kind, courteous, and I was overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, smells, colors, music everywhere . . it was wonderful. I have sent a lot of money over the last several years, and I still am not sure if that is the reason for this man caring so much for me or because poverty causes people to do things. Watch anyone in an internet cafe — that is where the problems arise. I think perhaps my friend is being scammed himself by some of the young hackers and scammers in there, who are VERY smart. Yes, so many need help . . . so don’t feel bad about the money, but know what you are doing and why . . . hope this helps and I’m here if you need more . . Mary Ann
Honnête 19-Aug-2008 21:30
I am SHOCKED!I was trying to google Duade Street, Accra, GHANA and found this message board. I was reading one by one the comments and incidents of both men and ladies. MY GOD! I was scammed too! The least that I can do is WARN others to WATCH OUT for MARVIN PETER QUIST, contractor/architect in Accra, Ghana. Holding a US passport, living in Scottland and moved in Sweden. HE IS A GHOST! He will lure you until he can persuade you to send money because his budget is short and of course will pay you back. May his soul rest in peace! His telephone nbr is +233 248 206 941 BEWARE OF THIS PIG!
WHAT ARE THE AUTHORITIES DOING ABOUT THIS MATTER? I am sure that there has been a lot of reports about different incidents?
guest 19-Aug-2008 19:40
Mary Ann,The man you went to see,was he black and did he say he was from over there,and how old was he?????????What name did he go by????Did you stay with him or his family??were you not scared to death traveling along over there????You saw him so what makes you think he’s not real now??? I two have sent lots of monies over there,and yes I would do it again if I thought he needed it.I know he is a scam and never coming to me.My heart still has pain for him and the hard times he has over there.Lets all of us know about over there.Where did you stay????Tell us more…..I know everyone that reads this will be waiting to hear all about your trip there….Waiting to hear back from you.As far as I know your the only one of us that has been over there….I have wanted to go but to scared as to what I would find….
Guest 16-Aug-2008 02:57
Mary-Ann: I met a man from Accra, Ghana via the internet also. Unfortunately, I sent a lot of money for him, for his family, various things. About a year later, I travelled to Accra to meet him. He and his family met me at the airport and were wonderful to me. I stayed almost 2 weeks and was very fond of the man I met. I promised to return to Ghana but did not keep that promise . . . he and his son have always asked me for money and I have often given it. I felt the man I met was very sincere and he couldn’t have been more of a gentleman. As I said, I have sent a lot of money both for him (to start his own small business) and his son (for the same reason). They seemed very grateful and I hoped it would help them with their lives. I now believe it may have been one very well orchestrated scam. The only thing that makes it possible for me to accept my naiveity and stupidity is that I saw the conditions in which they live and my heart was broken. I wanted to give them the clothes off my back. So, if I was scammed, I feel very bad about it, but in the end, maybe I helped those people who so much need it. I have stopped communications now because I have too many unanswered questions — oh yes, the usual — language difficulties and on and on . . . but it has been a hard lesson. To the person who asked about the word “mom”, as far as I know, they say “mom” or “mommy”, not mum. It is a wonderful country and everyone was courteous and kind to me. So not all bad . . . and I felt perfectly safe even though I am an “older” woman travelling alone. As far as trying to get information about hospitals, addresses and so on, it is very difficult it seems. It is either the infrastructure of they don’t want you to know too much . . . good luck with your Ghana experiences and remember that at least a little of it is worth the price you may have paid.
Guest 16-Aug-2008 02:12
Now, that is interesting! What planet did you fall off of? Do not trust anyone you do not know. Forget about tracking these people, it is impossible. Stay out of harms way.
Mr Glimbi 15-Aug-2008 10:09
I have been keeping a watch on Leonardo Torres for the past few months and i have found out more information about him and his fellow scammers. Though it has been very stressful but decided to keep a watch on him. Its time we get him arrested…………get intouch with me as soon as you can email:glambiross@yahoo.com…………Glimbi
guest 14-Aug-2008 16:35
Hello everyone, I have quit talking to my scammer.I told him I knew he was not who he was telling me he was,and that I knew the pictures he had sent me were not him.It made him really mad so he quit calling and e-mailing me.He sure loved me didn’t he….But..now I am getting all kinds of e-mails from people over in Ghana asking for monies saying they are DHL and TNT,say I have won millions of dollars.I just need to pay the shipping charges.Soooo be careful of this …Its all a scam…And also from people saying I won monies from people I have never heard of,all I need to do is pay the shipping charges.These people must make lots of monies just feeding off all us lonely men and women.I lot monies once because I thought he was for real.But not again,I know what to look for.It looks like to me these dating web sites could do something.I am back on a dating site and I have seen some scammers on there still…
Guest 07-Aug-2008 01:13
I have come across yet what I think is another scammer he is an 19 yrold from Ghana Micheal Fremphong, whose mother and father are old and sick, he calls me his mother and has asked for money twice the lastest is he is sick, in hospital and hasnt been able to play professoonal football and needs money,I am sure I am chatting to a man not a young boy and when I see him on cam is nowhere near 19 looks about 12 and sits and giggles I think this is a trick for me to think it is a young boy I am chatting to
guest 04-Aug-2008 00:16
I have just come across another scammer goes by the name of Daniel, has a son Jerry, he lives in London but has a shop in Ghana, the stupid thing is he phones me from a Ghana number,he is asking me to send him some money so he can send me some things, this is the fifth scammer I have come across in the last few months, have learnt how to pick them now, they say they love me in the first conversation and coming to marry me in the first week, I will send this one to western union also about time they got their own rubbish back
Guest 04-Aug-2008 00:01
came across Micheal Antwi from New York, goes to Ghana on business, then asked me for $3500 to send me two million dollars of gold bars, I sent him to western union four times,he got angry with me then I blocked and deleted him,he must of been really mad going to western uion four times and getting no money
pooh 02-Aug-2008 14:28
I had thought of that since I’ve been reading quite a bit. If I took it to the bank, they probably could find out before it was cashed, and then it is considered fraud. The local police said that you couldn’t charge them with fraud at the present, because the ps3 & ipod were sent voluntarily.
Guest 02-Aug-2008 01:39
pooh, if he pays you back it will probably be with a fraudulant check. They do that too. Has he sent you a song? they send songs, e-cards, kisses thru IM, you name it. It is just on big con. Ask him to give you something you can look up online about him. He won’t because he can’t because he isn’t using his real name. Be strong, have courage. He will tire of you because you won’t give him anymore money. But never cash a check from him. You may end up in jail…..Oprah and Dr Phil had some women on that were romanced scammed and their stories are similar to all of this and some ended up in big trouble for cashing checks because they were fraud checks.
Guest 01-Aug-2008 21:27
I have come accross dozens of women from Ghana all with the same story some man has hurt them and they are looking for true love. I like to talk so it’s no problem. The next is they say they love you after talking one time in the middle of the conversation. The next thing is they want you to send money for food,medicine,doctor bills,Internet costs, you name it they think ofall types of scams. If you are lonely don’t fall for the scams be careful and be sure it is true love and ask yourself if the woman is moving too fast and if you decide she is ask why?
pooh 01-Aug-2008 11:55
He was really whining on IM last night. But I’m not budging. He wants me to send him the costs of everything, so I will send him an itemized bill. He is soo sad that I think all those things of him! I’m trying to look at this whole situation philosophically. I have learned how to make an international call; he taught me how to chat online; I have been the recipient of many beautiful ecards & poems, and I have learned alot about Ghana–more than I care to know!! Hang in there ladies. We are strong! We just made a mistake! If by some miracle, he does pay me back, then I will make a public appology! Ha!
Guest 01-Aug-2008 03:19
Sounds like the same guy that scammed me. I confronted him on what I thought saying I think he is scamming me, he was insulted, said he would never ask for money again…..and in a few days asked me for money because he was dieing living in ghana without me. What a con. Good thing you found this site when you did. I was a few days late when i found this site. Gave the schmuck money and then found this site and stopped. I too learned a valuable lesson the hard way. Hang in there. Know that you are not the only one that this has happened too. We are all so trusting.
pooh 31-Jul-2008 11:07
I have learned that once a pkg. has left the US by USPS, it cannot be retrieved. I wish I had found this website 1 day earlier. The post office said I might try customs in Ghana, but didn’t think they would be helpful. Now he wants me to lend him money, and he will pay me back with interest. So I confronted him with all that I believe & he’s insulted! He promises never to ask me for money again!! Ha!
Guest 30-Jul-2008 17:01
pooh, I think you learned a valuable but expensive lesson. These guys are real creative but use this scam all the time. They use different names, but similar stories. Send me a computer, my son or wife is sick and in hospital, send money. I was scammed also. Not fun, but learned a lesson. You will never be able to catch him as his name is probably not his real name anyway. Maybe you can trak the package and have it sent back. Don’t know. Been there pooh. Sorry.
pooh 29-Jul-2008 17:39
I found it interesting about Voilker Smith. I have been in communication with a Richmond Jerfferson originally from Australia, then Baltimore,MD & now the Bronx. He is a buinessman who is on a trip to Ghana. He has a son named Michael, and asked me to send a PS3 & ipod for his birthday, which I have now done!!! Meanwhile his son had an injury & is supposedly in a hospital called Champion Devine Clinic & had cranial/facial surg. yesterday. The pictures sent to me were of a brown haired, brown eyed child with a Bassett Hound. I am tracking the pkg. and it’s not scheduled to arrive until Thurs. July 31. If this is a scam, this guy is really creative. Is there any way he can be caught? Or do I just chalk this up to an expensive lesson?!
Guest 27-Jul-2008 15:27
Debgg, just to give you an idea on shipping costs…I went to send a 4lb box to mine, thye wanted anywhere from 190 to 300 dollars. The cheapest was Fed-Ex. That cost does not include the custom’s fees which also have to be paid. You might consider giving him the address to this page. I have found sometimes they get the hint really quick with that.
Debgg 25-Jul-2008 19:20
Thank you for responding to my question. This person, “Lawson Brave” or “Lawson Bless” continues to send me messages begging me to help him. Any suggestions? I can block him from my MYSPACE page, any other ideas. I am starting to feel harassed.
Guest 24-Jul-2008 22:10
Debgg, yes, that is a common scam. The shipping will cost a mint- and items are probably paid for with stolen credit cards.
Debgg 24-Jul-2008 03:31
Hi, I just discovered this site (by the way, the photos are wonderful) while looking for “Lawson Bless” or “Lawson Brave”. He contacted me via my MYSpace page, and started a conversation. Somehow it ended up being about his request that I allow some items to be shipped to me and then I send them to him…with some bizarre story about his brother being in an accident, so he could not do it. And how urgent it was for his company to get these computer-related things. I am not buying it, and the more questions I ask, the more desperate he seems to be. His address is in Accra at PMB Ct.60, CAntonments, Accra. Has anyone heard of him or does this sound like a scam?
guest 22-Jul-2008 15:24
That’s a new one …bulding a school.What name was he going by??Do you have phone #’s for him ?If so would you post them ?? Did he have accent and where did he say he was from? Look forward to hear back from you.Good for you .Glad you figured out your scammer before you were out lots of monies and a broken heart.How long did you talk to him?? Did you tell him you knew he was scammer.They get really mad when you question them.It’s alright for them to ask and demand but they don’t like for us to ask to many questions..look forward to hear back from you…Have you contacted police over there or what?Do they act like they will really do anything about it????
Guest 21-Jul-2008 19:36
I GOT HAD…handsome man, young son, father and mother in accra collecting money to build a school. i talked to all of them many times. They got me for less than a thousand…do not send money to anyone in accra CHECK THE CURRENCY CONVERSION AND never send test question answer or tracking number using western union. contact the police department immediately let them be there for the collection. document all e-mails, store all text messages, and turn over to the authorities. when boxes are sent to you…open them and make copies of all invoices…stolen account numbers are also another way they try to earn your trust (think of them as gifts). ask for their address…if mail is returned…discontinue contact. if they are from the states call the city directory. learn from my mistakes. i will pursue my scammer at all cost so that he and his “friends” never profit again. ALWAYS follow your gut feelings (THEY DON’T CARE NOTHING ABOUT YOU)!!! they will have other sites to use…contact the net and report abuse. international fraud is a crime. REMEMBER TO CONTACT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY AND ASK THEM TO INVESTIGATE. NOT A SCORN WOMAN…A LOT SMARTER WOMAN.
Guest 21-Jul-2008 02:25
Guest If anyone comes across Voilker Smith, from New York then goes to Ghana on business has a son Micheal, he asks for a psp game for his sons birthday, his photos look so fake beware he is a scammer
Guest 17-Jul-2008 14:00
There seems to be a lot of questions coming up on hospitals. You can go to www with this address and get a comprehensive list with contact info. ghana50.gov.gh/tourism/index.php?op=hospital
Good luck to you all. We who have been here before you know exactly how you feel.
Guest 15-Jul-2008 18:25
One can surf on line the yellow pages in Ghana, takes a little while but you may find the info you are searching.
Guest 14-Jul-2008 21:45
Has anyone heard of either a private hospital in Accra, Ghana named Masson Memorial Hospital or a surgeon by the name of Emmanuel Atta Baiden?
He is supposedly caring for a friend of mine at this “private” hospital
Guest 08-Jul-2008 14:09
I think that many are in a ring together in Ghana. After I figured out the scam I would call the number that I had and kept pounding calls. This supposedly private cell phone number was picked up by someone else. I think the must be oled up in an apartment somewhere and man the computes and phones around the clock. I got emails and calls from my ‘perp’ at all hours (his explainations was that he had international clients). Once when I called my perp was really drunk or stoned. There was really loud music going on and I heard someone in the room say ‘sh*t’ really loudly. I took it to mean that my perp was in no shape to deal with me (he wasn’t). BTW, he always called me ‘babe’ on IM.. I think it is a big clue. They don’t have to keep the names of their victims straight if the call them some term of endearment!
Grethe 07-Jul-2008 22:00
Here is a new one: Mike Miller from Florida Dealing gold and gems.Has not got to travel to Ghana yet. But very alike the 3 that I already have “lost” in Ghana. Doesn’t even go on line at messenger when we talk. Just waiting to see the next step. Has “really fallen for me” after 3 minutes of talking.
Guest 06-Jul-2008 13:54
Does anyone know of a Diana Asamoah living in Accra?
unenchanted 05-Jul-2008 02:06
I wanted to inform everyone of larry williams international cell #233-24305656. The cell # back in Ca he is using is 916 222-1425. He will never pick up on this no. just leave messages. I have spent much time reading many of the scams and it seems like larry williams has been many other men as well. we might as well forget about what they look like because it is obvious that the pics have been stolen. what i do want to know is how we can report this abuse. i will access the emails and contact ghana police. Oh by the way i have a p. o. box for him in ghana. it is p. o. box 507 madene-accra, ghana, w/f0023. that is where he wanted me to send the computer that i never bought him. i am so glad that he didn’t cost me a penny. he might have stolen my heart but not my mind. i emailed him and said i would do anything i could to put him behind bars. then he emails me back and say,lol you are crazy, i am back in us. you made a big mistake. yeah right! I am very glad that i never gave him my home address.
unenchanted 05-Jul-2008 00:40
I too was almost scammed by a man named larry williams. he said he was from san francisco, was a jeweler and was going to Ghana to purchase gems to open up his jewelery shop. he said he was french and was difficult to understand. he emailed me several times a day, called me several times a day, saying he loved me by the third email. a few emails later, he said he wanted me to marry him. he timed his flight from san fran to ny exactly and called me when he arrived in ny. then again when he arrived in ghana. a day after he got there, i received am email saying his computer blew up and he wanted me to fed ex a new one to him asap. he even told me the model he wanted! the address he gave was a P.O. Box, “said they don’t deliver to the hotels in ghana.” I emailed him back and told him i would never send him a penny, did he think i was stupid! his match.com id is comewillislove51 and his yahoo id is felivaforever@yahoo.com. please be ware of this man. he is a smooth talker and will make you fall in love with him quickly. he has a ca cell no but you can never reach him on it, just his international cell with 233 (ghana) country code. so we all have to protect ourselves. does anyone out there know of a man that might match this description?
Kim 04-Jul-2008 16:31
I ALMOST got scammed by a guy who said he lived in Washoe Valley, NV : he goes by Robert “Bob” Sobeslav and that his line of work was minerals and he also dealt in Oil & Gas lease management. He said his mother is American and his father Russian and he just moved here from Russia last year to develop his business. We chatted for hours a day. When I suggested we exchange phone numbers he asked me to call him because he did not have long distance service! I questioned how an international business man could exist without it and he explained he did everything over the internet, bla bla. He kept talking about a big project he was working on and about 1 and 1/2 weeks ago had to go to Ghana for the project. He talked about how he was afraid of that country because of crime and corruption but it was a good project for him. His 19 year old son, Michelle, who still lives in Russia was going to meet him there and then come back to the states together on July 11 and they were going to meet me in Houston. The day after he supposedly arrived in Ghana he told me that when he plugged in his computer to re-charge it that it got fried because of the voltage difference. He spent the next few days telling me much trouble it was to find another notebook computer in Ghana – and that they did not accept credit cards because the country is so backward. Then he asked me to do him the favor of buying a notebook computer and sending to him over there since he could not get one. He directed me to the websites and exact items he needed and also he “wished” his son had a Sony PSP to keep him entertained over there so I was to include it too. I asked him to pay for the items on-line and send to my business address and then I would send them on to him. He said his credit card was frozen because he had tried using it over there bla, bla… oh and another problem is that he would have to pay $500 to customs when the items arrived and since his credit card was not working could I send the money via Western Union. I had really fallen for the guy, he seemed so incredibly real, the pictures, the conversations, and he had been calling me once he “arrived” in Ghana and sending me text messages oh and I forgot to mention that last week and Monday of this week two times I received long stem red roses from him. He had me hooked – I was walking on air but I happen to travel overseas quite a bit for business and his story was a real stinker. I did not buy him a computer or Sony PSP for his son. He is still sending me emails and text messages that he can’t understand why I dumped him when he would never hurt me for anything and he “loves me like crazy”. Ladies, be ware. He is a real smooth operator and his written English is very good – better than most American men. But when I spoke to him on the phone he did not sound Russian. But I could never make out what kind of accent he had. But he is very charming. And the photos he sent are of a normal / attractive white man in fit condition. Easy to be sucked into to lies. I would be happy to talk to anyone else who has talked to “Bob”. Kim brazostrading@sbcglobal.net
Brian McMorrow 01-Jul-2008 15:47
You might try putting your email address as name AT yahoo DOT com … makes it more difficult for the automated spam systems to pull out email addresses.
Guest 01-Jul-2008 10:38
i have posted many times on this web, you really don’t know who you are talking to. if we found this web sight i’m sure the scammers have found it also. just be careful. everything i posted got back to the scammer i was talking too. all i can say is BEWARE.
Dockman 01-Jul-2008 05:40
HI, I post on here a while back and now I am grtting all kinds of e mails from Ghana wanting me to send people money saying that a love one has died and they are now sick and could I send money , or their is money in a bank and they need me to help them get it out .I know these are scams ,but how can i get them from sending me these e mails and why are they sending them to me . Has anyone got these type of e mail after posting on here . If so will you please let me know ..Thank YOU Very Much Dockman
Guest 29-Jun-2008 00:33
Can or does anyone know how we can expose these thieves and make their government punish them? This has to be the most lucrative business to be in; pose as a desperate lover, profess undying love for money and promising whatever. This is totally insane. These idiots are preying on a need that we have, which in turn benefits their need and that is money. Everyone who has been scammed needs to report this misjustice; name your offender to the best of your knowledge, get the word out. Ghana Police are no longer taking complaints and I wonder why? Ghana treasures the US because of our help in many ways, maybe it is time we talk to our Congressmen . . . whatever it takes to stop this insane nonsense we need to do it. What is happening is truly a shame and can feel for every victim, because I like you, am also a victim. I trusted with reservation, then convinced I wasn’t being scammed. Fell deeply in love only to find out I was scammed. Luckly for me I was prepared; I did not believe my scammer and was prepared emotionally and financially for what could happen and it did. Most are not as fortunate at me, because it is too easy to fall into their trap. Now, for me it is a waiting game; however, I want these people punished for what they are doing, and the government of Ghana needs to step up to the plate instead of shut us off. Any comments or ideas?
Guest 27-Jun-2008 14:23
This type of scam was on Dateline and on Oprah. Unfortunately I never saw these show so I didn’t know about the romance scam and from the people on this page that have been so hurt by these loser scums, you haven’t either. A friend of mine had and told me about it AFTER I had already sent money. The key is ‘if it sounds to good to be true….it probably is not true. Leonardo Torres, George Brown, Andrew Brown, whatever name they go by, are all greedy men or women that would sell their own mothers if it made them a buck. Talk shows are good, but only if everyone watches them.
GUEST 26-Jun-2008 09:36
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Grethe 25-Jun-2008 20:37
Anyone knows Walter Scott,Washington, John Mark,New Jersey, Michael, Essex GB? I do ! Have been chatting for a time. All Ghanesian or at least going to Ghana for business!! I am having a big laugh at times.Just waiting for them to expose themselves. I know they are all fake. Met all three at a website. I am over 55 and widow. The excelent offer.
Sherrie 25-Jun-2008 00:15
Lynda,
Did you get the pictures I sent you? They aren’t the same as the one you sent me. Actually, the ones that he sent me today are not the same as the one that he uses for his Yahoo Messenger picture. Email me and let me know what he has told you about him. Is it at all similar to what I sent you?
Sherrie
Guest 24-Jun-2008 22:56
sherrie
send me your email address so i can email you back. and send you the pictures. by the way i called the # you sent me and guess what mike answered the phone the same mike brown i have been talking to. he will tell you just what you want to hear. please send your email address.
lynda
Sherrie 24-Jun-2008 21:28
Hi Lynda,
Please email me what you know also. My email is slm860@yahoo.com. I only have the chat picture, but I can send that to you. I would be interested to hear what he has been telling you.
Sherrie
Guest 24-Jun-2008 21:24
yes i have been talking to a mike brown from GHANA for 6 months, please send me a picture if you have one. my email address is lj4@charter.net i will send you the pictures he sent me.i have sent him money and other things. so please email me and let me know what all he has told you.please sherrie email me.
lynda
Sherrie 24-Jun-2008 17:29
Good Afternoon. I am wondering if anyone has had an encounter with Mike Brown, supposedly in Ghana but from Dallas, TX. Originally born and raised in Rome, Italy. He is 57 years old, has a 15 year old named Derrick. Was married for 23 years. Divorced now. He supposedly owns a jewelry store in Dallas. He is something. He declares undying love…wants to send “gifts” gold jewelry. Looking for a PS2 for his son. Quite a talker and poet.
Guest 24-Jun-2008 13:47
Donna… I mean this in the most supportive way. You have been violated in one of the most violent of ways possible. It was a mental brainwashing and I would strongly and respectfully suggest that you seek counseling. This was a mental & spritual manipulation from which you were obviously horribly taken advantage of and abused. Physical abuse leaves visable scars, but mental abuse may not be so easy to spot… but you are there, Donna. Please consider this. You need someone trained who will be there to guide you through a healing. Take care of yourself and consider what I say.
Guest 22-Jun-2008 21:57
They will say they are from anywhere, they are living anywhere and that they are going anywhere… but its all festering from Accra. They are not from europe, not from the US that are Ghanans and they are perpetrating this. As for Daniel Anderson… TX was never mentioned by him to me, but he has MANY aliases. I am certain it is a ring of men because i could hear them talking in the background when I called and sometimes one would accidentally pick up “daniel’s” phone. A**holes
Guest 22-Jun-2008 02:20
Really, how enlightening . . . need I say more?
Guest 21-Jun-2008 23:05
There is a new social network website designed for ghanaians. You can blog, chat post music videos and other videos , advertise your business free of charger, host online journals and lots more.
Check this out. It is free, no hidden charges

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Make new friends here

Guest 21-Jun-2008 00:06
Smile, just a special note for finding him for me.
Guest 19-Jun-2008 23:20
This Daniel Anderson yall are talking about has he ever said anything about austin texas????? If he has could you please contact me at duckiesweb@yahoo.com
Guest 19-Jun-2008 17:19
THEY ARE ALL FAKE NAMES!!! They use the same ones over and over because they must have false ID to back it up to collect money and/or to set up dating accounts. Don’t be foolish. I got a call from a “Dr Ricky” LOL who said that “Daniel Anderson” was taken to a clinic I cursed him out and he called back 10 minutes later from the same number and said that he was the driver. The number he called from was 233-209-274035
Guest 18-Jun-2008 21:47
Daine Torres probably does not exist. Whoever this guy is he is probably just making up a name. He has never represented himself as anything but NEVER MARRIED.
Guest 18-Jun-2008 21:27
WHO THE HELL IS DAINE TORRES???? WHY SHOULD I SEND HER MONEY??? I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!! LEON TORRES DIDN’T ASK FOR MONEY FOR HIMSELF, HE WANTS ME TO SEND MONEY TO HIE “EX-WIFE” FOR BACK ALIMONY UNTIL HE GETS HIS BRIDGE FUNDING. WHAT A SCAM. NOW WOMEN ARE INVOLVED, SCAMMING OTHER WOMAN??? WHAT A LOW LIFE WITCH.
Guest 18-Jun-2008 21:27
WHO THE HELL IS DAINE TORRES???? WHY SHOULD I SEND HER MONEY??? I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!! LEON TORRES DIDN’T ASK FOR MONEY FOR HIMSELF, HE WANTS ME TO SEND MONEY TO HIE “EX-WIFE” FOR BACK ALIMONY UNTIL HE GETS HIS BRIDGE FUNDING. WHAT A SCAM. NOW WOMEN ARE INVOLVED, SCAMMING OTHER WOMAN??? WHAT A LOW LIFE WITCH.
Guest 18-Jun-2008 19:39
Re: comment by “Guest” on 04-Jun-2008 01:29… DO NOT let the IP address be your “proof” of the location fo these scammers. The IP of Daniel Anderson is in NY. He is definietely calling me from Ghana.

I have contacted Newsweek Magazine and gave them the link to this site saying that Ghana is the new hotbed for online romance scamming. i hope they will take up the cause and do an expose on this alarming fraud of americans (I am sure they must be scamming people all over). I have a friend who has contacts with undercover police. They are fighting this fire with water pistols and are totally overwhelmed. I do not have much faith that anything can be done. It is important to file a police report (its embarrassing, but you should do it). They can’t do anything if they don’t know what is happening. Also, be willing to lobby the media to have them get the story out there.

Guest 18-Jun-2008 19:24
PLEASE RESPOND: Have any of you actually spoken to any of these people? Have any of them called you and talked to you?
Guest 18-Jun-2008 19:24
PLEASE RESPOND: Have any of you actually spoken to any of these people? Have any of them called you and talked to you?
Guest 18-Jun-2008 19:06
just received another call from Ghana from yet another phone number… I am posting the phone numbers so that if you get calls from these people and they are the same, you know its the same group of people 233-208-472611… I think it would be a good idea if everyone shared phone numbers and any addresses, emails and names. These people are predators and we need to share that information.
Margaret 18-Jun-2008 02:07
if anyone comes accross Evans Brown from LOndon hthen goes to Africa on business he is a scammer, he is on the scammers website, I have only just started chatting to him, but things do not sound right, his english is not good, he confess he loves me in the first conversation and is coming to marry me, he sounds strange
donna 17-Jun-2008 21:30
I would love to visit with you. would you please put your e-mail on here.The man you were talking to(Daniel Anderson) sounds just like Andrew Gray.My e-mail is already on here.
humored 17-Jun-2008 06:01
Just so you know, Dianah Mensah can also be found at dinahmensah2000@yahoo.com. I learned the humored way about the scams coming out of Ghana. After figuring out that princess_buzu@yahoo.com was a scammer and dumping her, I was targeted three days later by princess_zenab10@yahoo.com. She forgot to fix her photos and they led me to a modelling agency in California. When I gave her the boot, Dianah found me two days later, claiming that we met in a chat room that I had never visited before. Like the one before her, the photos didn’t match her profile picture and instead of living in Kumasi, she was from Accra. Four days after deleting her from my list, I was found by salmacre8@yahoo.com and to be honest, I think it was really Dianah trying to scam me for more. But then I started to think that in reality, it was still the first one trying again and again. I had seen her on cam and beleive me, she has nothing to lose. It is either that or my ID is being handed out around the table at scammer central. Worse still, I am now a victim of reverse billing on my phone bill. Somehow, I am being billed for calls that I never made and if my spider senses are telling me anything, they are also profitting off of any text messages I send. All of this in five months, good people. But I do have a question for Roy. Did you ever see Dianah on cam in the two years that you chatted with her?
Guest 17-Jun-2008 02:29
just went through my spam email folder and signed him up for every freaking spam thing i could put my hands on without a credit card…. feels really good
Guest 17-Jun-2008 02:28
just went through my spam email folder and signed him up for every freaking spam thing i could put my hands on without a credit card…. feels really good
Guest 17-Jun-2008 01:40
i agree.. information is power…. post all of the email addresses and all of the phone numbers sign them up for anything you can on the internet… that would be some good revenge
Guest 16-Jun-2008 23:15
TRUELY One last thing… jsut got an email from “Daniel” and thought that maybe we should fill up their emails with spam or whatever… play them at their own game ladies? His email is wmamba1957@hotmail.com How ’bout fighting fire with fire?? Come on.. if you’ve got more email addresses, give ‘em to us and we will get the spam kicked out of them!! : )
Guest 16-Jun-2008 22:35
One last thing… this ahs made me realize how good I have it with my husband from whom I have been separated from for 1-1/2 years….. . I have not met ONE man on Match that can hold a condle to him. I am going back to work it out.
Guest 16-Jun-2008 22:27
)Sorry…needed 3rd post (Daniel Anderson-Scammer)He always called me “Babe”… I guess it is so he won’t mix us up. One time he screwed up and singend off as “Andy” His explanation was that they sometimes clled him that becuase of his last name, but I think it was his other alias “Andrew Gray.” He will also put you on “hold” a lot so that he can ignore the question or buy time to think about what you are saying or look to up answers. After a week of not talking to me after I told him to hit the pike, he text messaged me 10 times on Saturday night telling me that he had worked everything out & he was going to the UK to meet a client to sell his “stuff” and then come home to “settle down” with me. Even gave me a phone number )”in the UK” 00447045747512. When I asked him to tell me the name of the hotel, he got pissy with me saying why wouldn’t I believe him?? He was staying at his client’s house! I am sure there is a way through the internet to relay the calls…. and his story changed slightly each time. Here is the phone number for Daniel in Ghana 011 233 244 573288 and the phone number for Ransford Mensah is 233-246-803603. I consider myself intelligent,but they take advantage of your weaknesses. They play you like a fiddle. DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP. You are a nice person, but you need to protect yourself from predators like this. Don’t bother comparing pictures. they take them from where ever. GET YOUR CRAP DETECTORS IN GEAR AND LEARN FROM OTHER PEOPLE’S MISTAKES. ANYONE WHO TRUELY LOVES YOU WOULD NOT DO THIS TO YOU. PROTECT YOURSELF : ) Thanks for puting this site together… I jsut wish that I had found it about 10 days ago.
Guest 16-Jun-2008 22:26
this is the second half of my comment below…Buys ‘precious minerals.” Immediately fell in love with me. I had run an Intellius search & his name came up under Daniel Anderson at 500 West 111th St. I schlepped into the city today and checked the address and called the building management–they had no such person as a tennant. He did not speak to me before he left for Accra. Text messages to my phone were all from Accra. IM’d me on yahoo & used “Falling Hearts” environment, sending kisses. His Match profile and longer written emails are written in much better english (must have someone on ‘staff’ that writes the longer stuff). Just before he was to come home, he got in trouble with Customs–hadn’t brought enought “physical” cash with him. This occured just before my birthday and just after his (5/28/57). He asked me for $6ooo. I told him that I didn’t have it and he bullied me. I too had fallen for the guy. I am smarter than that but he definitely took advantage… took on a kind of parental role where he was going to “take care of me.” I wound up sending him $700 for documents so that he could change the ownership into his name. Said he would have to sell what he had in order to make up the difference. He had me send it to a Ransford Mensah who was the Managing Director of the Rex Hotel, where he was staying. I never doubted its existance, but a Google serch turned up no such hotel. The address of the hotel was 30 Duade St Accra North. As soon as i sent it, I knew I had made a mistake & he promised to send it back. I got really angry and tried to stop him from contacting me, but he kept snding text messages that said Happy Birthday & that he loved me. I called the number from which he was text messaging me and the room sounded like its a sweat shop for all these scammers. I spoke to him on Sunday (he has a very deep voice) and he was obviously drunk or on drugs. (If I were taking advantage of innocent people, I would probabl do the same).. when he answered the phone, i heard someone yell “Sh*t!” Obviously, he was in no condition to talk to me & I asked him some very pointed questions which he refused to answer. These guys seem to hide behind their usiness dealings making you fel like you shouldn’t ask quesitons becuase of their safety. For Americans money is a taboo subject, so we don’t ask. ASK THE QUESTIONS. Another thing, he rarely called me by my first name.
Guest 16-Jun-2008 22:23
Been through the entire list of posts and I have fallen victim to “Daniel Anderson” a man from “NY” that I met on Match on 5/12. He sounds like Troy Wall, Mike Brown, George Brown, Andrew Gray, Foster McCall, Rubben Brown, Richard Drummond. Claimed to be a Dutch widower whose wife & daughter were killed in “motor accident.” Mother and father were also deceased. Lived with an uncle in Los Angeles after they died to finish mining engineering post-grad work, but was enstranged because his uncle didn’t like his wife. Met him just before he was leaving to go to Accra for a big contract.
Guest 15-Jun-2008 11:54
I keep hearing about this Leonardo Torres-why don’t the police do something? Has anyone talked to them? Never had any contact with him myself, but I was just wondering.
Guest 12-Jun-2008 12:21
Here we go again.
Guest 12-Jun-2008 03:07
I’ve been reading this page for a while trying not to belive that I was the victim of a love sammer. His name is Leonardo Torres. He says he is stuck in gana. He built a bridge and needs anti terrorist funds. He is very charming and comvincing. At 52 years old, I should have known better thanto send him money. He has scammed me out of $8,200 and clothes. This included money for hospiatal bills from Malaria. Please, don’t send Leonardo Torres anything. he was supposed to be coming home to me, but all he got was my money, and I got a broken heart. I feel like a fool.
Guest 11-Jun-2008 01:20
Donna, there is one – try ghanascammers.com – it has some free access, but most of it is for a charge, and reasonable too. It might be well worth it. Let me know if you try it. You should know who I am . . . we e-mail on a regular bases. Good Luck
donna 10-Jun-2008 15:32
good moring everyone,is there another web site we can look up these scammers other than album.romancescams.info I’m still looking for pictures of my scammer.found one picture of him on this site PAGE 262 GOING BY STEVEN MORRIS on this site.Are there other sites please help me.Also watch out for guy going by name Roscoe Hamilton his picture is in here going by name Terry Conrod & Authur Conrad also has the real scammer picture nent to them.I meet him on perfect match .com told me he lived in Texas but was from Holland,what a liar.They are really good at this be careful.
Guest 10-Jun-2008 00:41
Leonardo Torres almost got me sent me to jail!! He asked for a loan, even sent me a promissory note. The check was counterfeit! I has US Marshalls at my door today. Thank God for the promissory note. I, however have to repay the bank $3600. Lee, you thief, you owe me over $6,000. LEONARDO TORRES. Do not forget that name ladies. Also John Adams/John Anderson from Canada/New York. He was the man who sent the check. Lee, you WILL go to jail, somehow, some way. The Marshalls were 100% sure you are not untouchable, no matter what your name is or where you are.
Angelia 09-Jun-2008 20:30
Roy, I’m sorry for what you’ve gone through. It’s like being raped…whether you are a man or a woman. It’s too bad we can’t find love in the USA. Good luck. Do not feel stupid, we’re all looking for our soulmate. They just aren’t in Ghana.
Angelia
Guest 09-Jun-2008 03:53
SMILE THER IS SOMEONE WANTING YOU TO CHECK ON A MAN FOR HER. IF YOU CAN HELP HER I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HELPING ME
guest 09-Jun-2008 02:16
Where do you find pictures or comments on romancescam.com about George Brown or Lee Torres? All I see is on this site…
Roy 08-Jun-2008 16:23
A severe warning to all vulnerable and not necessarly gullible men. Dianah Mensah of 24 Castle Road, Accra, Ghana is a skilful scammer. She has fooled me and conned me despite knowing her for two years. dianahmensah_22@yahoo.com. Also be aware of Melany Tawiah. she is another one who is extremely plausible and a first class scammer. Both use very plausible incidents to explain and justify the need for assistance; either in terms of gifts or money. These women are bringing disrepute to their country. They are a disgrace,and taint decent honest people with their actions. STAY WELL AWAY FROM BOTH OF THESE WOMEN, IN FACT STAY CLEAR OF GHANAIAN AND NIGERIAN WOMEN.
Guest 07-Jun-2008 11:05
IF HE’S EVEN IN GHANA. LEE TORRES COULD BE ANYWHERE! FIGHT HIM, NOT EACH OTHER. HE WANTS WOMENS TO FIGHT IT GIVS HIM POWER. HE IS THE DEVIL.
Guest 06-Jun-2008 20:27
What’s happened? WHY is everyone FIGHTING? I might not be the smartest one here…….. but I do no I DON”T CARE WHO DOES IT OR HOW….. as long as LEONARDO TORRES IS LOCKED UP AND NO LONGER FREE IN GHANA THAT IS WHAT’S IMPORTANT. Work together to get him.
Guess 06-Jun-2008 17:50
Big deal about the sentence ……..We all trying to find him, what is your problem???
guest 06-Jun-2008 03:46
Notice sentence structure and BIG BAFOO at the end of message from the individual before this one. We all know who HE is . . . LOL
Guest 05-Jun-2008 19:58
I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS-LEONARDO TORRES! WHO DO I NEED TO REPORT THIS PREDATER TO IN ORDER
TO GET HIM ARRESTED? I HOPE THEYS HANG YOU!!!!!
Guest 05-Jun-2008 13:44
Jason ……..be wise you are being SCAM,SCAM,SCAM do not believe a word that comes out of these people mouth. Also check the IP address where her mail is comming from, and do not send any money they are all money sucking scammers.
jason ellis 05-Jun-2008 11:07
Hi all just thought that i would let you now that the girl Diana i was talking to, (that I told you about) has now ask more money, only $50 as she says that she has no money as had to help pay her mothers medical bills,she also says that she also has her own internet connection at home, is this possible with ordinary poor people in Ghana?????? she says she works for a charity NGO or something does this sound true, does anyone know about this, Have not given an answer on the $50 yet as wanted to do some more investigating and also to see if by delaying her true colors show through, Any more thoughts anyone, thanks Jason Ellis
donna 04-Jun-2008 20:36
I really hate to see any of you fussing about pictures that were sent,I am not the smartest on computer,It could happen to anyone.We need to stick together so what a wrong picture…They are all scammers,so we need to keep sending pictures all of them..Maybe we can get something done if we all work together.We need to be mad at them not us.We want this board to stay up so we can keep talking and try and do something about what they have done to us.Quit fussing with each other.We are all trying to send what we have for everyone to look at.I really hope the 2 of you can get past this..We all have a whole bigger preblem to worry about.We need to ALL stick together
guest 04-Jun-2008 02:45
To the person who commented “I cannot believe you two women” may I state my case? When you have been violated to the degree we have and meet someone who professes to be your friend betrays you, how would you feel? You know nothing about this situation, but this person violated my space and am deeply offended by it. I have since put a stop to it, because the likes of this person is not worth my time. Simply put and simply meant.
guest 04-Jun-2008 01:36
I think you need to look in the mirror, and stop posting my name or I will report you. You compromised my confidence by being a bit aloof and sending a photo to someone I did not send you. If that offends you, good . . . you need to be offended. Do not mess with me because I have been messed with enough and I do not need the likes of you treading on my feelings. Good bye and good luck. You will never hear from me again. You’ve been deleted from my mail . . . why block, delete me you dits!
Guest 04-Jun-2008 01:29
Hi ladies and men, if you doing e-mail please check out the IP location of these scammers,do not believe what the say or where the are until you do so. My scammer said to be in Accra but turn out his IP is showing California. People be smart and check the full header on your mail.
Guest 04-Jun-2008 00:22
i cannot believe you two women are arguing over some pictures that was sent. this is a serious matter we are dealing with and you guys have to argue. we need to stick together and help each other out.i was scammed also but i would not take it out on anyone else.try and be there for each other.
Guest 03-Jun-2008 19:11
Rita, I have blocked you from my email address…you are very offensive. Please stop posting my name, or I will have to report you. I have no idea what you are tlaking about. LEAVE ME ALONE!
Angelia
Guest 03-Jun-2008 03:32
Listen to your inner feelings, do not listen to your heart. These are ruthless people taking your money. They will go to the extreme to get it, it happened to me. Believe me, do not send them money . . . #1 FLAG . . . okay? Just listen to what your intelligence tells you and you will be fine.
Guest 03-Jun-2008 02:39
please be ware of man who sent me european looking pics, but say’s he is african from ghana working in the gold mines. he also states he has home in alexandria, va. i have been on yahoo cat with him now for several months, he has sent me 1 dz roses and he sent me a box of items from a wholesale company paid for with stolen credit card. i called thw wholesale company tolet them know i had not heard of them nor did i order all those items.. ladies be ware he uses the name moses laryes and days he works in the gold mines in accara ghana, lives in one of the most expensive hotels, yeah right keep your guard up at all times cause these scammers sre smarter than we think.
guest 03-Jun-2008 01:31
Angelia, I sent you two photo’s of Michael, not a Mike. Michael is black . . . at no time did I send you a photo of a white male, impossible because I don’t have one. Not trying to pit anyone against anyone else; you seem very unsure of yourself with regard to handling situations involving others problems. Not being offensive, you come across as not interested, uncaring and you want to make me believe I sent you a photo of a white male. That did not happen, I assure you. Sorry, if you do not believe me . . . Again, I did not send a picture to you of a white male . . . Leonardo Torres. I only sent Michael Adams (aka) Adut who is unknown to this environment.
Dockman 03-Jun-2008 00:52
I have been talking with a lady from Accra she tells me her mom is sick and she loves me and wants to come to the states to be with me but she need me to send her money for her visa ,passport, and travel.Thats when the red flags went off ,I told her I would not send no money and now she has not talk to me or e mail me.I Know this is a scammer I found some info on her .Just want all to know the name she has been using and e-mail address on her …deborahlove1@yahoo.com name Salim Umar Collins ,Olesya marova ,another e mail address is deborahcutes@yahoo.com this person has ben on a lot of single chat rooms and dating site..So all man beware of this person i have some pictures that she sent me and i bet this person has used more pictures cant be sure but anyone that has be chating with this person can contact me at …. Dockman08@aol.com ….Thank You Please let me know would like to get more info on this person
Guest 02-Jun-2008 23:22
Has anyone encountered a man going by the name of Richard Drummond? From Rome, Italy, but lives in the Bronx – owns a jewels and gems shop – 46 years old? Wife and unborn child died 3 years ago, parents died, all alone now. Usually goes to Brazil to buys his jewels but JUST left for Ghana this week for “1st” time – supposed to cost less. Sure enough, just over a week of talking, said he “needed to ask me a huge favor – he had a problem come up and doesn’t know how to get his shipment home”. I’m stupid that I fell head over heels for this man, but CERTAINLY NOT stupid enough to send him money. Just curious if anyone else has heard a similar story and what he goes by? Please email me at hopefulat44@yahoo.com with any information. Thanks much.
Guest 02-Jun-2008 04:28
When I received the photos of Mike, they were the same as Lee Torres. I don’t know what game is being played, but know this. YOU are not going to pit us against each other. The main objective is to stop scammers, not isolate ourselves. The scammers want us seperated…alone…vunerable. NOT going to happen.
Dana 02-Jun-2008 00:36
Kairalove…….can you send me the pic of the person you talking too. I am also talking to a person in Ghana sounds black with a very thick accent, and I have white pics of him. Lets all help in stopping these scammers…..my e-mail ndeb67@yahoo.com
kairalove 01-Jun-2008 22:33
my email address is lynda2008202@yahoo.com
guest 01-Jun-2008 22:13
I have the two photo’s . . . please give me your e-mail address and I will send them.
kairalove 01-Jun-2008 22:02
who ever has the photos of the 2 black males would you post your email address on this web sight, so i can email you to send them to me. i am talking to a man from ghana, he has sent me photos of him, but they are of a white man. i know it isn’t him, so i would like to see the ones of the black male. there seems to be a lot of woman being scams. i would like to help stop them. i asked the man i am talking to about LEONARDO TORRES he got really upsrt with me for asking about him.
Guest 01-Jun-2008 22:01
G*******
Ridge Hospital in Ghana-bestest way to tell is call the hospitol # 233228382
G………. 01-Jun-2008 19:46
Have anyone know or heard of a DR MARK KOFI working aT Ridge Hospital an Accra Ghana. Can anyone look into this for me. He is holding my friend passport who was in the hospital. And the medical bill has to be paid befor it can be return
guest 01-Jun-2008 15:39
Thank you for your response. Now I understand. Angelia must have inadvertently sent you the photo of the white male, as I have no photo’s of white males. The only ones I have are the two I sent of Michael Adams (Adut). I think what may have happened is that she received the photo’s at the exact same time; the white male did not come from me but does explain why she said the photo’s were a match for Leonardo Torres. You can understand my frustration in trying to get this mess straightened out. There was some comfort in the fact that my scammer is not Leonardo Torres. According to your response he is “unknown”, which leads me to believe my photo’s are new to this scene. My scammer is definitely black, very smooth talking, very sweet and understanding. The typical charmer; he even talked to people at my work and told them to tell me how much he loves me – a MO of Leonardo Torres. So, the confusion still exists and think is innate to our situation of being unable to trust again, if ever. Again, thank you!
Guest 01-Jun-2008 14:34
Rita, sorry if I offended you in anyway. We all have been through an unbelievable experience and sometimes are not ourselves, we definately have some trust issues, and frankly, some of us have received threats from people associated with Leonardo Torres. The black male photos labeled Michael are an unknown person not Leonardo Torres. Could you possibly have photos of a white male labeled Mike that you might have attached in error?
If so, please check your sent box, if you keep ones you sent. The 3 emails forwarded to me from others all had photos attached, only 1 had a set of white male photos which was the one from Angelia.
guest 01-Jun-2008 04:34
Anyone here can question those who speak in distain of others? Brian McMorrow has a wonderful site and displays a beautiful Country; I, in particular am grateful that he has allowed people to communicate at this level. Without his site, what is happening to us would go unnoticed. I truly believe it serves a purpose to those of us who are unaware of the evil that lurks. This is not a reflection on Ghana and it’s people, but a reflection on humanity at its worst.
Guest 01-Jun-2008 03:08
The two photo’s I sent to Angelia were 2 photo’s of a black male name Michael at different ages. At no time have I ever e-mailed a photo to anyone ever of a white male. I really think someone is confused here. Possibility Angelia received the white male photo of Lee Torres from someone else. But, she said the photo’s I sent her were Lee Torres, I sent her photo’s of a black male, not a white male. I understand NOW Lee Torres is white. Let me ask you this, is the black male I sent a scammer (Michael Adut aka Adams)?
Guest 01-Jun-2008 00:49
The 2 photos Angelia received were of a white male -they were marked Mike. These photos are 2 of the photos Lee Torres has used. The other 2 people received the same photos – they were of a black male and were marked Michael.
Guest 01-Jun-2008 00:09
I find it curious that you think it is pointless to be in contact with me. Why, we are all in the same boat and should be working as a team to expose this individual, not discount others because knowledge of this individual is not the only factor. I may know something you don’t and visa versa. I want the man arrested and brought to justice for what he has done and I think it can happen if we work together to witness apprehension and prosecution. I also wanted to know what you have done to protect yourself from this person.
Guest 01-Jun-2008 00:03
Did I miss understand you when you said I sent one photo of a white male known as Lee Torres and one of a black male? I sent two pictures of the same black male at different ages. I did not send one of a white male. That is what confused me; however, this latest posting does not refer to the white/black photo’s. Wasn’t sure is all and why I responded the way I did.
Guest 31-May-2008 22:01
Rita Ann, I did not identify myself, because I have not been in direct contact with you.
But I am one of the women scammed. I received the photos from the women you sent them to stop leetorres and llbl010. Perhaps you made an error, but the photos were marked Michael and they were of a young black male. The other 2 photos were sent to Angelia-she knows as much as I do about him so it is pointless for me to be in contact with you.
Rita Ann 31-May-2008 21:26
Guest: I don’t know what you are talking about and since you haven’t ID yourself, what is your game?
Guest 31-May-2008 19:44
Rita Ann, What is your game? I have had several emails forwarded to me of photos you claim to be Michael Adams and or Leonardo Torres. You sent 2 different sets of photos 1 of a caucasian male that is commonly known as Lee Torres. The other male is a black male. If he sent you photos of a black male and a caucasian male both claiming to be the same man, didn’t you notice something was wrong?
Rita Ann 31-May-2008 06:53
To Leonardo Torres, you have finally met your match. You are doomed, guaranteed . . . no more hahahahahahahaha! It is only a matter of time buddy.
Guest 31-May-2008 03:56
The enemy has infiltrated this camp, be very careful.
Guest 31-May-2008 03:52
Heed, anyone here must be very careful, you are talking to the enemy in most cases. Need to protect yourself. They have their forces out and we need to be a tad smarter, which won’t take much. We all know the rules . . . use them!
Guest 31-May-2008 03:48
Look out Leonardo Torres . . . your days are numbers, as the LAW is
HOT on your trail . . . be careful, it is just a matter ofr time.
Guest 31-May-2008 02:16
Jason…I misspelled my email address. It’s angelias_heart@yahoo.com
Guest 31-May-2008 02:15
LEONARDO TORRES HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU ALMOST GOT HER BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rita Ann 30-May-2008 18:34
Jason Ellis, your woman friend, Diana Lawson could be a MAN – just trust your instincts and run away from this person as fast as you can.
Rita Ann 30-May-2008 17:54
PLEASE – Anyone with information regarding an individual going by the name of Michael Adams please contact me. He states his real name is Michael Adut from Accra. There is much more to this individual . . . e-mail at: rposton@bak.rr.com
Dana 30-May-2008 17:21
You are so right…….you don’t hear from them when you can’t send money. Now I can’t get hold of A. J. Thank you.
Guest 30-May-2008 16:25
Jason Ellis…YES, you are being scammed! They are all scammers. Men and women. I would stay clear.Anelias_heart@yahoo.com
Guest 30-May-2008 14:58
John Anderson your threat has been received
Guest 30-May-2008 14:54
Dana, received your email- if Mr.Jackson has such a problem he should contact the US Embassy-they will be most helpful and will get him back home. If you send him money it is gone. These guys and gals are professionals and many it seems are doing much more then just the dating scam such as John/Mike Anderson and Leonardo Torres. They can be dangerous.
jason ellis 30-May-2008 12:55
I have been taking to a girl in accra by the name of diana lawson, we met on a chat room, and she wants to come and live with me i ahve paid for her passort but am i being stupid am i being ripped off, have not seen her on cam only pic that she sent, says she loves me and wants to serve me, I have spoken to her under an alias and she says to me when undercover! we can only be friends as has a master in uk and coming to live with him, but she uses love lines from loving you .com and she says that her mother been ill but not asked for money, am totally undecided as whether i am being scammed, any help or advice out there for me can i prove she a scammer, all help welcome,
Guest 29-May-2008 20:55
Dana, Is this person you are talking to a US resident? Please reply and will try to help you. With Leonardo Torres aka chemistryluv46, livinglee046, and his other identities we heard it all and have learned a lot. stopleetorres@yahoo.com
Dana 29-May-2008 19:07
Does the people from Ghana use and spell “MUM” insted of “MOM”dana
Guest 29-May-2008 15:13
Hello. I have not heart about they hold passport. I have write with a girl and she get into hospital, and she telling me she not can leave the country before sha has pay the bills or as she say; she shall be decleared clean before. So i ask anyone is that tru. And can anyone tell me where are Dasoman in Accra
Dana 29-May-2008 13:18
Is It true if you can’t pay your medical bills from the hospital they hold your Passport, until the bill is paid??? Anyone ever heard of this situation???
Guest 29-May-2008 13:11
Yes, these scammers are very “smart”. They know just what to say and know just how to get you sucked in. These scams can be very elaborate and I believe more than one person is in on these scams. I too have have talked to my scammer’s supposed lawyer, doctor, his driver. Please, please, please listen to those of us who have been through this. We know how they work. We are only trying to spare you the same hurt. These men do not love, they are incapable of loving. The only thing they really love is the money they are after.
karmel1102 29-May-2008 13:05
Ladies, I have also been scammed by a man by the name of Machelle Brown. He posed as an American businessman from Michigan selling cars and trucks in Accra, then was arrested at the airport as he was leaving the country. He was traveling with his 12 year old son. There were a few people involved in this scam because I spoke with his attorney, his attorney’s assistant, a police inspector and a woman in the inspector’s office. I met him on Match.com. The only advise I can give is never send money. They don’t know how to love.
Guest 29-May-2008 11:01
ladies beware, any time you meet someone and all they want is your money and other thing they are scammers. no matter how many times they tell you they love you and want to marry you. there are still wonderful people in GHANA.and GHANA is a beautiful country.
don’t be sucked in by the scammers they will take you for everything you have and drop you like a hot potato. if you can’t send them anything they don’t want you anymore. i know from experience, i have lossed a lot. find someone who loves you for you and not what you can give them.
be very careful.
kairalove
Guest 29-May-2008 04:37
can anyone tell me if they still have internet cafe in accra,ghana and if they can use webcam there in accra.I told that the goverment dose not allow the used of webcam any more is this true.
james 29-May-2008 03:26
IS THERE GYE NYAME HOSPITAL IN ACCRA,GHANA I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
Dana 29-May-2008 01:36
Anyone know of a person called Alex Jackson he is in accra needs money to pay for medical bills, the “doctor” as he say is holding his passport and can’t get it back to travel to US unless it’s paid………Help can this be true, do this usually happen?
jenjen 28-May-2008 23:32
hi i have a friend who is talking to a lady from accra ,ghana she has told him how much she loves him ,and she will make him the most happiest man in the world.he has sent her money for a phone card and money for other things.Now she wants him to pay for her to come to the states to live with him.I think he is being scamed. He belives all she tells him can anyone heip me find out if this lady is not scamming my friend
Guest 28-May-2008 14:45
Please watch out for these scammers. They are professionals and run many scams at once. Leonardo Torres- no one even knows how many ID’s he has- his favorites seem to be chemistryluv46 and livinglee046, but he may well have a dozen. Just be careful.
donna 27-May-2008 20:09
I think I have found the picture of the man going by Andrew Gray,that I was so in love with.THIS is not the picture but it sure looks like him.any one else talking to this picture.Sounds crazy but that is what we are doing ..Falling in love with a picture and nice loving words.This picture is on album.romancescams.info it is on page 262 going by the name of Steven Morris.Any one talking to this picture let me know.Also I ran across another man I only talk to for about month when I first stared .He was on perfect match .com going by name of Roscoe Hamilton.I found several pictures of him on this web I just gave you going by name of Terry Conrod & aurthur conrod picture of him in black,in blue sports coat,and playing a guiater.So watch out for him also.
Guest 27-May-2008 19:38
Has anyone in Arizona been ripped off by a romance scammer? If so, please contact anelias_heart@yahoo.com.
Guest 27-May-2008 19:02
To Donna, All others and American Woman: All these men are after, unfortunately is money! They do not care who they hurt, whether you have children to support or have lots of bills to pay. They are PREDATORS, plain and simple. We are caring, intelligent independant women. Yet, as we all know, it is hard to find a good man these days…be it because we are too busy, don’t go to bars or whatever reason, we are searching one and all for our soulmate and life partner. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be happy and in love. Our goodness and kind hearts are what these people take advantage of. I would rather be a giver and make a few mistakes, than to never to try to love.
Angelia
American Woman 27-May-2008 17:01
Donna,
These scammers use random photos that they copy from the internet. Some are from modeling website, some are copies of photos used in personal ads…You may never find someone who was given the same photo, though they may very well be talking to the same man. Please check out the romance scam websites where photos are posted and you can do some research.
Don’t blame yourself, you are the victim of a vicious liar. A thief is a thief, but one who breaks your heart while robbing you is an animal. I wish someone would track this beggar down and throw him in jail.
Margaret Gawn 26-May-2008 08:09
If anyone comes accross Rubben Brown from Alaskaeither in the construction business or Gold business and goes to Ghana on business, he is a scammer,he will tell you his wife died in a car accident years ago he has a son Nick, when he got to Ghana, his son was in hospital, then him Rubben, he asked for money,laptop etc, he is sweet and charming and was going to marry me, it set him up with a friend and he gave her a different story and differnet birth dates for himself and his son,he gets angry when you say you wont send money, we think we have worked out who he is met him on Fan box plz be warned about this guy, I was fooled at first
Guest 26-May-2008 02:31
LEONARDO TORRES!! DO NOT FORGET THAT NAME!! He is a slimeball, a snake, an evil predator of the worst kind! He is dangerous! Stay clear or he will cuase you complete and utter sorrow!
American Woman 25-May-2008 20:30
Find and share information on love scam artists at:

romancescam dot com

That site is very helpful and full of info on Ghanian, Nigerian, Russian scammers. Sorry this site doesn’t allow links to be posted.

donna 23-May-2008 23:24
I received your reply on Mike Brown,I have not received the photos you said you would send.I am very nerves to see if they are the one I have.He never would send me anymore of him after he sent the 1ST ONE.WAITING FOR PHOTO…Just want to keep thinking he is real,but sounds like the same person….Thank You,Donna
Guest 23-May-2008 18:31
donna
i fell in love with mike brown also. he told me the sane thing that he told you about his wife and son. i really though he was real. i have sent him a lot of things also, now he wants me to send him money for a plane ticket and money to pay his hotel bill. he is such a smooth talker.it really hurts.the pictures i sent were the only ones i had. if you have some pictures please sent me one
Lisa 23-May-2008 17:40
Has anybody of you heard abot a man from accra he goes under the name Foster Mccall. I have had contact with him about a week, met him on the dating site metic. He has been sending me creativ loveletters and want me to move to Ghana. His father was born in southaffrica and moved to ghana to start with mining and died in mineaccident 18 yers ago.His mother suppose to be an ghanian.The man is white in the pictures he been sending to me, pictures with him from different places all over the world. His wife died in a car accident 8 yers ago.He claims to be a constructor and also dealing in jewels.Last time we where chatting he asked me a lot about the swedish banksystems about possability to get a loan here. I playd stupid and he did get nothing from me. I have not heard from him in two days.I am so happy that I found this blogg I was so in love but felt that there was something wrong that I couldnt put my finger on. I really dont know if he is a fake or not but after what I have read about here I think he is.
donna 23-May-2008 14:59
This Mike Brown from Beaument,Tx sounds just like the Andrew Gray from Austin that I have been talking to.His wife died 5 years ago with son in motor accident.I fell so in lov with him he was a real charmer.I sent monies to hin about 4 times for plane ticket,clothes,shoes,watch,sim card,computer,list goes on and on.I worried about him thinking he was trying so hard to get home.He told me so many sad stories why he couldnot come,becausehe had to find buyer for all the gold he had mined.HE even got hurt and was in hospital for weeks.I worried so about him.has friend taxi driver named Sampson that has really helped him.When I read all these so many sound like him but I just don’t want to beleive it.I loved him so much.He seems more like the Mike Brown…please send me pictures.He is not Lee torres those pictures are not him..I need help.Please help me..
Guest 22-May-2008 20:50
Donna: I would like to see the photos of the Mike Brown- the Leonardo Torres character has used many varied age photos. Would like to see if they match any of the ones he has used-if so we can pass them on to the officers working his case. If you will please email to me at stopleetorres@yahoo.com.
Guest 22-May-2008 20:15
DONNA
i have been talking to a mike brown i have send him cloths, laptop and money. i have been told he is a young man. i also have pictures he sent me, if anyone would like to see them post it here.he tells me he loves me and wants to marry me. i wanted to believe him but i know he is not real. he says the sweetest thing to me. i have fallen in love with him.he has such a sweet voice.
Guest 22-May-2008 19:52
I have try to get help from someone in Acrra,and i have get a e-mail adress, but he will not help me. Can anyone help me. I have some problem with someone in Acrra. And like to find out about who she/he is.
Guest 22-May-2008 16:36
Donna,
These men are very, very good at playing with your feelings. They always know what to say and when to say it. We ALL thought they loved us and would never hurt us. You are NOT alone. Angelia
Guest 22-May-2008 16:34
Donna, Can you forward photos of this man to angelias_heart@yahoo.com and/or stopleetorres@yahoo.com. We would like to see if these are one and the same, as we know George Brown is somehow associated with Lee Torres.
donna 22-May-2008 16:18
This Troy Wall and Mike Brown/George Brown sound like the same man I have sent over $10,0000 plus watch & clothes.I fell in love with him .Told me he was mining gold and needed monies to get it shipped,that he wanted to marry me and spend his life with me.Talk tyo me 2 or 3 times a day till this month .he has quit calling me.Goes by the name of Andrew Gray.This is really hard to write this ,because I thought he was real and that he loved me.Told me he was from Norway but lived in Austin for past 5 yrs.Lost his wife and son in motor accident 5 yrs. ago.Mom was from norway and Dad from U.S.I am so hurt about this because I really loved him.I meet him on wealthymen.com He sent me pictures of himself and he was very handsome.But I don’t think they are pictures of him now.HE has an accent,not sure from where.Please help me!!! I can’t believe he would do this to me.He seemed so real..Waiting for your reply
Guest 21-May-2008 14:17
Leonardo Torres…I have a question for you. What is you TRUE sexual preference?? It is NOT women, is it? May be thst’s why you like the “Chemistry” thing so much…you only have Chemistry for MEN. Tell that to your women loves!!
Guest 20-May-2008 14:46
To report these scams call CID of Ghana Police Dept. #233021773906
Guest 20-May-2008 10:24
Please anyone with any information on Leonardo Torres (Lee) mobile number ending in 1309 or a woman going by the name of Jork number ending in 0096 please contact me stopleetorres@yahoo.com You may remain anonymous if you desire, but authorities need as much information as possible. There may be a reward.
Guest 20-May-2008 03:51
Thank you for the info on Westland hosp. Please beware of A Calvin Brown & Basharu Ibrahim…Basharu was on myspace!
Guest 20-May-2008 03:23
To Guest searching for Westland Hospital. I think it is safe to say that no such hospital exists. I had a simialr incident happen to me approximately a month ago except they said they were in McCarty Hospital. I did some research on the net and could not validate the hospital name. I found some sights that might assist you. One is ghana.web.com/GhanaHomePage/health/hospitals.php
guest 20-May-2008 00:05
Is anyone fimilair with a Basharu Ibrahim says he from Germany but doing business in Ghana. Recieved a call saying he was in a car accident,on his way to visit me..lol… now in WestLand Hosp. Can not find a listing for that hospital! If you have any info on this person or hospital please e-mail….Thanks
Guest 19-May-2008 22:31
Has anyone heard of Jork? A woman in Ghana last 4 digits of number are 0096.
Guest 19-May-2008 13:05
TORRES IT IS ABOUT TIME! YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN NOT TO PLAY WITH MIDWESTERN US WOMEN. HOPE YOU FIND YOUR CHEMISTRYLUV IN PRISON! IT WILL BE WORTH EVERY ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS I GAVE YOU.
SMILE 19-May-2008 11:13
ONE MORE THING PEOPLE SHE JUST PROVED TO ME THAT SHE DOES NOT WANT ME TO BE CONTACTED BY ANYONE. TO ASSIST TO BE INVESTIGATING ANY SCAMS SHE FEELS THAT IT WILL HARM MY SAFETY. I JUST HOPE YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. TO HELP YOU IN YOUR FINDINGS. REGARDS.
SMILE 19-May-2008 11:07
SOME FEW WEEKS BACK I MENTIONED THAT WE STILL HAVE SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN GHANA AND TODAY I AM HERE TO PROOVE IT TO YOU. MY GIRLFRIEND IS HERE AND SHE HAS NOT COMPLAINED ABOUT ANYTHING. WE STILL HAVE GOOD PEOPLE AND I DON’T WANT YOU GUYS TO SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT GHANA. I WILL BE GETTING MARRIED TO HER SOON SO JUST KEEP PRAYING THAT GOD GIVES YOU THE MAN OR THE WOMAN HE HAS DESTINED FOR YOU. STAY OUT OF TROUBLE
Guest 17-May-2008 13:53
GEORGE BROWN, LEONARDO TORRES,DAVID MOORE AND THE REST OF YOUR SCAMMING RUTHLESS PERSONALITIES. FINALLY SOMEONE CARES AND LISTENS ENOUGH TO COME AFTER YOU. HANGING YOU WOULD BE TOO GOOD FOR YOU. MAY YOU ROT IN HELL.
ann 14-May-2008 04:01
I have been chatting with a mansaying he is Moses Laryea from Ghana, but he lives in Alexandria, VA, he is wealthy, he is staying in high class hotel in Accra cause he works with gold, he will be to states and he will marry me lol lol. He has asked for money which I will never send any one money lol, he has sent me roses, I wil appreciate any info on this guy
Guest 13-May-2008 19:49
MAYBE ALL THE WOMEN HERE WHO HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT GEORGE BROWN OR LEONARDO TORRES NEEDS TO CONTACT THE GHANA CID. STOP THEM THEN THIS BOARD CAN BE USED TO PROMOTE THE GOOD .
Guest 13-May-2008 17:57
If you are being defrauded-you may wish to consider contacting the Ghana CID at
cid@ghanapolice.org They are the ones who deal with those problems.
guest 13-May-2008 16:27
any information on luv_life2G8 (alorkpah) and a gold scam import from ghana
Brian McMorrow 12-May-2008 15:07
Please don’t post phone numbers on here. If you’d like to exchange numbers with one another please do it by private email. Thanks
alice c 11-May-2008 14:06
To whomever called Andy Williams…NOT cool, back off.
Guest 10-May-2008 23:22
would you please post the whole web page where you found leonardo torres name and date of birth. i am looking for some one i am talking to from accra ghana. i need to know more about him. thanks
Guest 10-May-2008 16:22
Barbie-I just emailed you
Guest 10-May-2008 15:44
Barbie in La PLease contact me at stopleetorres@yahoo.com
BARBIE IN LA 10-May-2008 15:24
ONE MORE THING I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH WHOEVER CARES….I FOUND A SITE CALLED RENIOUN PAGE. SURE ENOUGH? LEONARDO TORRES AGE 46 DOB: DEC. 16TH FROM PADUKA KENNTUCKY. THIS IS THE SAME INFORMATION HE GAVE ME FROM THE BEGINNING. JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT. THANKS BARBIE IN LA
BARBIEINLA 10-May-2008 15:18
HELLO AGAIN. THIS IS BARBIE FROM LA. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SEND THE PICS THAT LEONARDO TORRES SENT ME, TO ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO SEE HIM. WHETHER IT IS HIM OR NOT? YOURE GUESS IS AT GOOD AS MINE. IS THERE AN ADDRESS I CAN EMAIL THESE PICS TO ? WAITING TO HEAR. BARBIE IN LA
Alice C 10-May-2008 01:59
OK Im NOT going to play it out. Im done with this bs. I will keep in touch with this message board if need be. Thanks
Guest 09-May-2008 20:30
Ladies please beware of chemistryluv46 and livinglee046
jim 09-May-2008 19:53
still trying to find out if doris_loves28 is a scammer or not… anyone havea site i can goto without havingto pay for it..to check for her pic and/or info??
Guest 09-May-2008 17:33
Alice please be careful-at least 1 group of these scammers is in to much more then meets the eye and may be dangerous.
Guest 08-May-2008 12:43
Is anyone currently in touch with Leonardo Torres?
jim 08-May-2008 03:16
has anyone heard of a lady using a yahoo id of doris_loves28.. if so contact me at tygrwlf46@yahoo.com ..i have pics of her i can send you or if yo uhave pics please send them with our responses
jim 08-May-2008 03:03
i am interested if anyone has had contact with a 28 y/o woman claiming to be from accra , ghana… goes by the name doris yirenkiwaa. yahoo id is doris_loves28..she is willing to the states without asking for money..i have photos but dont know where to post them to see if she is a scammer..
Guest 07-May-2008 04:32
Leonardo Torres and Mike Brown are NOT the same person. Mike Brown is not as intelligent as Torres. e’s just a different scammer.
alice 07-May-2008 01:57
Thank you I will
Guest 07-May-2008 01:23
Alice, contact angelias_heart@yahoo.com for info on Leonardo torres. He is a predator of the worst kind.
Alice 07-May-2008 00:42
How do I get emails to contact people who have talked with that Leonardo guy???? I need to know if I am talking to the same guy.
Guest 06-May-2008 23:21
thanks to americam women who told me about mike brown. i do know that he is a very young man. i hope and pray that other women take heed and not be taken in by him. he is telling me now that he has to pay his hotel bill of $3,000. also wants me to send him money for a plane ticket. i am not going to do it.i went on the other web sight, couldn’t find anything on mike .did he give you his phone # and email address? i have about 6 # for him, some he told me not to call. let me know his # that he gave you. i am trying to break away from him it is hard.
che
Guest 06-May-2008 18:15
Leonardo Torres-if George Brown is getting screwed up easily – he probably is not Leonardo Torres. Lee does not screw up that much at least not at first. There is more then 1 man in this group.
I am including a portion of an email from Leonardo Torres:
“Hope your night was cool and sorry to hear about the fact that you stayed up so late..
I really missed talking with you and i have Good news about when i will be coming home..”

If you need more help contact one of the email addresses-they can determine if it is him.

guest 06-May-2008 16:22
Alice – contact people regarding the Leonardo Torres slim. this could be the same guy. You will never catch him in a lie. If this is the same person you will know after e-mailing them. If you went out here looking, you had red flags come up. Just contact the e-mails of people looking for Lee torres. He uses a lot of names and Andy Williams could be the next one he is using. PLEASE don’t get scammed by these guys.
guest 06-May-2008 16:22
Alice – contact people regarding the Leonardo Torres slim. this could be the same guy. You will never catch him in a lie. If this is the same person you will know after e-mailing them. If you went out here looking, you had red flags come up. Just contact the e-mails of people looking for Lee torres. He uses a lot of names and Andy Williams could be the next one he is using. PLEASE don’t get scammed by these guys.
Concerned American 06-May-2008 14:30
Not George Brown. Different email address. This guy’s grammar is pretty bad.
Guest 06-May-2008 13:34
HI! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm George Brown is going by Don’t playlee@yahoo.com…..used to be don’t play george??????? what is addy should be for all the ladys is DON’T PLAY ME!!!!!!!! Any Addy that starts with don’t play stay away from him because its prob the one & only GEORGE W BROWN…………….Hes a smooth one & don’t fall for this guy cause eventually you will catch him in about 40 dozen or more lies!!! he gets so screwed up he can’t keep his names straight………
Concerned American 06-May-2008 13:17
Anyone hear of someone named Machelle Brown? Says he lives in Michigan and went to Ghana on business. Traveling with son.
Guest 06-May-2008 05:52
Alice C….RUN as fast as you can! He is most likely a scammer
American Woman 05-May-2008 04:42
To the person named CHE……..Who is talking to Michael Brown:

Read about him on this site.
Read about him on romancescam.com

He is a FAKE. He is not the goodlooking man whose picture was sent to you (whatever pic that may be). He will rob you blind if you let him….and he will say he loves you to get what he wants. BEWARE of him. He had me going for a while too. He is FAKE FAKE FAKE …….a master SCAMMER.

Guest 02-May-2008 19:28
Leonardo Torres- who he is we are very close to finding out. He claims to be 46. Yes, we are working day and night to stop him.
Guest 02-May-2008 17:57
who is this leonardo torres? how old is he. why is he getting away with scammering so many women? is there any way to stop him?
Guest 02-May-2008 13:53
Leonardo Torres identities: dontplaylee@yahoo.com-same on messenger, livinglee046@yahoo.com-same on messenger, chemistryluv46@yahoo.com- same on messenger, unbrokenluv@yahoo.com-same on messenger, smoothluv1961@yahoo.com I am sure there are many others.
Guest 01-May-2008 22:16
Paula, I just replied to your email. We are here for you. Lee is scum to say the least.
Hopoe to talk to you soon.
Paula 01-May-2008 21:23
Leonardo Torres – I was scammed by him. Gosh I feel so stupid. I looked on Google for info on him but didn’t go the 20 pages deep to find this. Same scam. Sarda Construction working with Sonitra on a bridge project. Stomach hurts, high blood pressure, etc. I met him on E-harmony. Thought that would be a safe sight. chemistryluv46@yahoo.com. Same e-mail address. Liveforlee@live.com was his msn chat. I was duped big time. Can’t believe I let myself fall for it. Smooth talker, knows scripture verses. He may be getting his rewards here on earth but will live in hell for his eternity if he doesn’t repent of this. WOMEN BE AWARE. Isn’t there anything we can do to get this to the top of Google or any search engine. This is a popular name, if it is even his name. I just feel so stupid.
Awal 30-Apr-2008 22:20
I’m intresting in modeling, i honestly love it. I never shoot any photos and would like to someday! I am looking forward to participating in various photo shoots and meeting and working with new people. Including models, photographers and other stylists. Any advice, criticism, or tips is greatly appreciated. I would like to gain more experience and further my career as a model. Message me and make me laugh or lets make magic happen.

I have lived in Bolgatanga, Ghana my whole life (18 years). I love it here my favorite place to go is the beach! If I’m not at school becoming a nurse I hope to be model.

AVAILABILITY-
Is limited until I am done with school. So I will need a notice asap. As soon as school is over I want to shoot A LOT!

Please if you are interested in shooting let me know the ideas you have in a message or if you are still thinking of some let me know that.

I will NOT shoot nude, sorry and implied for select photographers only. It is just a comfort issue. Other than that I’m open to everything Here is my Email address awalyussif@yahoo.co.uk

SMILE 30-Apr-2008 19:50
THANK YOU LINDA FOR THE INFORMATION AND I HAVE INVESTIGATED THE NAME AND THE PERSON YOU GAVE TO ME AND FOUND THAT HE IS A SCAMMER AND HE IS NOT WHAT HE CLAIMS HE IS. HE IS A YOUNG MAN TRYING TO MAKE A EASY LIVING FROM UNSUSPECTING AMERICANS AND I ADVISE YOU NOT TO SEND ANY MORE FUND TO HIM. CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO.

hi
i am wanting to know about a man name MIKE BROWN from ACCRA GHANA i have been talking
to him for almost 5 months he says he loves me, wants me to send him money for a plane ticket. i have send him some money and a laptop computer. i can’t get this guy out of my mind, its like he has a hold on me. i would really like to know something about him if you can help me please.
sincerly
che

Guest 30-Apr-2008 14:15
LEONARDO TORRES…REMEMBER THAT NAME. DON’T FALL FOR HIS SAD, SAD STORY. NOR HIS CHARM AND NICE VOICE, SUPPOSEDLY CARING WAYS. I WOULD PUT HIM AT THE TOP WITH JACK THE RIPPER, TED BUNDY AND THE BOSTON STRANGLER. HE HAS NO CONSCIENCE AT ALL. THERE MUST BE ICE RUNNING THROUGH HIS VAINS. THE BIBLE TALKS OF FALSE PROPHETS, HE WILL EVEN USE BIBLE VERSES AT WILL TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE HE IS A “GOOD CATHOLIC”. HE IS BEYOND EVIL. I HAVE WONDERED IF HE’S KILLED HIS PREY BEFORE. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE TO HIM…PREY.
Marie Laveaux 29-Apr-2008 20:11
MESSAGE FOR BARBIE IN LA /REF: LEE TORRESS- He wanted a wristwatch from me as well, however, I never sent him anything. I just felt that his protocol of establishing a internet relationship was sending red flags! I have found other women that he scammed, one on the East Coast, one in the Midwest & I’m on the West Coast, plus one in the Pacific Islands, now you. We have taken approriate steps in reporting this to many different authorities in the US as well as Ghana. Email LLBL1010@yahoo.com that person will give you details of what has went on & will put you in touch with others that he has made contact with or scammed. He contacted me through true.com & immediatly wanted me to write him at his personal email, I did a background check on him in Ventura, CA. & KY, nothing came up, it was like he didn’t exsist, and he doesn’t…I only spoke w/him for two weeks before he started asking for money. YOu can get more details from the email address I gave.
Guest 29-Apr-2008 11:15
THERE IS AN EMAIL ADDRESS ON ONE OF THE COMMENTS ON THIS PAGE OF SOMEONE WHO MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU. HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS i2muchtobeg@yahoo.com i emailed him and HE gave me the email of an INVESTIGATOR. THIS MAN HAS A COMMENT ON THIS PAGE, SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE. HE IS FROM GHANA PUT A COMMENT ON THIS PAGE AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FOUND OUT
Guest 29-Apr-2008 08:59
BARBIE IN LOUISIANA and any other victims of Leonardo Torres (LEE or LEON) please help- contact me at stopleetorres@yahoo.com
Guest 29-Apr-2008 03:58
i need contakt with some people from accra. I have some question.
Guest 28-Apr-2008 02:40
Here is a site that will do background checks on individuals in other countries. It talks about fraud, scams, etc. It is wymoo.com
Guest 28-Apr-2008 02:33
Please do not feel stupid. Everyone who has posted a comment on this site has been duped, otherwise we would not be here asking each other for help or seeking comfort. I too was duped by an alleged American businessman who was buying gold, supposedly arrested by customs for not having the proper paperwork nor the correct documents to sell the gold once he returned to the states. The story goes on and on. I’ve learned a very valuable and expensive lesson….don’t trust anyone you meet over the internet and definitely do not send money to anyone you haven’t met, no matter how much they tug at your heart strings. As others have said on this site, they can go to the embassy for help.
Guest 27-Apr-2008 21:36
I think I too have been scammed by an american business man who is presently in ghana buying gold. he says he was robbed and needed 3,000 dollars to get the shipment loaded. So I sent him the money and now he wants more for plane tickets. I read this page and am feeling very sad to have been so duped and stupid. I guess hope does spring eternal and that is what these people feed on.
SMILE 26-Apr-2008 17:54
MY GIRLFRIEND IN THE UNITED STATES JUST SHOWED THIS SITE TO ME AND I WAS NOT HAPPY READING ALL THE BAD INFORMATION YOU PUT THERE BUT I WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT WE STILL GOT GOOD PEOPLE HERE IN GHANA AND WE ARE NOT THAT BAD. IF YOU ARE IN ANY RELATIONSHIP AND YOU SUSPECT IS A SCAM YOU CAN CONTACT ME TO HELP YOU FIND OUT. I WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU FIND OUT ANYTHING. YOU CAN CALL ME SMILE AND MY EMAIL ID IS i2muchtobeg@yahoo.com. WE STILL HAVE GOOD PEOPLE HERE. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING (I WILL GIVE U DETAILS ON HOW I WAS SCAMMED BY A GUY IN VIETNAM)
Guest 26-Apr-2008 15:53
Has anyone one heard of single-roseman@yahoo.com If so can you contact me at cobyone@shaw.ca………………thanks checking for scammers..
Guest 26-Apr-2008 15:17
On the romance scammers: Leonardo Torres….don’t forget that name!
The bottom line is, don’t lose your heart and your head over an internet romance. Keep your credit cards in your wallet, don’t send any money through Western Union, where the recipient only needs the code word to retrieve it, and an ID card. Don’t mail anything to them through the post office. Don’t offer to cash their “pay checks” or “postal money orders” and send the money to them via Western Union; all are bogus, and you will be liable for the entire amount at your bank, once they realize the money is no good! Once the scammers have got the money or the goods from you, you’re out of luck. Always trust your gut instincts.

The owner of an internet cafe in an Accra, Ghana suburb had posted her comments on one of the Accra Ghana forum topics, she said:

“…almost every night (I) witness lots of young men sitting here and can see how they try to get a lady from the United States or Europe. The even ask (me) straight out for the name of a friend over there, so that they could make a contact to find someone to help them to get out of Ghana. Very often they are chatting with more then two ladies at the same time and they can write in such a sweet way and tell fairy tales that it sickens her when she’s caught a glimpse of what they’ve been typing on the PC.”

Guest 26-Apr-2008 14:59
It’s too bad that these predators are destroying Accr’s image. Accra is a beautiful place. Here in the states, we are preyed upon by scammers out for an easy dollar at the expense of trusting and caring Americans. Leonardo Torres, a supposed contractor is one of the lowest, greediest, lying scammers there in Accra. He has scammed many womesn at the same time, at times speaking and Im-ing them within minutes of each other. This takes a true evil predator. Be careful ladies. He is very good with his lies and deception.
Guest 25-Apr-2008 02:01
I actually saw a lot of photos of Accra today from a friend who has visited four times. They were quite lovely and I look forward to visiting soon-I only wish it was under more pleasant circumstances then to find Leonardo Torres.
Guest 24-Apr-2008 20:09
all scams…….anything from ghana, nigeria, russia, all scams……….all they want is money…….after two weeks they will ask for money
Guest 24-Apr-2008 16:51
anyone know spencydot heavens she want me to send money to hospital, 6000 usd. before she can leave Ghana.
Guest 24-Apr-2008 15:15
Ghana: lovely country, lovely people. don’t date them.
steve 24-Apr-2008 15:06
has anyone chatted with a woman calling herself…Teena Osman from Ghana? if contact me steve.williams48yahoo.com

I would like to swap pics to see if she is same girl

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Steve 24-Apr-2008 15:02
I chatted with a lady callng herself Lily Osei, yesterday 4-23-08. she wants me to send money for a cellphone……..so we can chat……..email me at steve.williams48@yahoo.com and I will send you a pic of the person I think I am talking to…..