Dating scam from ghana
The man she dated is described as a white male, in his 50s. Police know very little about him, even though they have a name and an e-mail address.
Americans, he said, "want to help the underdog." Dirsa brought the cases to the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Portsmouth.
In the case of the first woman, he said, the man may have given her a false identity, which would help in prosecuting him criminally.
did these girls say that theyre living with their mum in Ghana because their dad passed away?
I've talked to 3 women like this who have had the same story.
HAMPTON FALLS -- Scam artists are tapping into the online dating market, and in two cases in Hampton Falls, have stolen thousands of dollars from women who thought they had a romantic relationship.
"I wonder how many people lose a thousand, lose two thousand, and not report it," he said. She then received a letter and a $7,500 check from a woman across the country who asked her to send the money to him. Because he had no fear of being prosecuted, the man continued to ask the woman for money even after he knew she had gone to law enforcement.
To shed some light on the scope of the problem, several e-groups and Web communities exist for networking between victims, Desilets said. "While a victim may certainly pursue civil routes to recovery (as the criminal system is less geared to restoring the victim's lost money than the civil system), there is no doubt that it is also a criminal matter," he said, subject to fine and imprisonment.The frist one was suspicious but I wrote back stating I had no money to send. Finally I pulled the plug and that is when I got flooded with e mails from Ghana. They are good at removing a suspicious profile when there members complain about it.Some asked for money up front like for money making schemes. An easy way to spot these fakers are their crappy english language skills!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.I am a foreigner living and working in Ghana since the last couple of years. I have both their pics so will try to send to everyone to be aware of them I have been on matchcom and lately I have been getting a lot of e mails from Ghana. Never one on a weekend, I usually had to write first.The couple had a few dates, Dirsa said, though police are investigating whether the man she dated is the same person she met online or someone sent to get the money.