Scams in internet dating sites
The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.
They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.
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" From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerians call them 'maghas' which is slang for gullible white people.
The scammers spend their day trolling the dating sites and chat rooms for contact emails, and then send off thousands of fraudulent letters and emails awaiting the victim's replies.
Since it is Ghana, details are scarce, but this was as a result of recent training by the United States Department of Justice given to Ghana's prosecutors in a move to both professionalize them and reduce corruption.
There’s absolutely no question it’s best to meet someone online.