I've talked to 3 women like this who have had the same story.It's really messing with me and making me wonder if this is a joke or not. Hi, Yes, Ghana is the hotbed for online dating scams. Will try to get as much info as I can so I can report.The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").
It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.