Skip to content. Those looking for love online sometimes fall prey to romance scammers, who they end up owing thousands of dollars. Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try. She asked that I only use her internet handle, Firefly, for reasons that will soon become clear. It had been about a year since Firefly got divorced.
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It cannot be denied that most online dating scams originate in Africa even though most African singles looking for a date online are legitimate. It has been observed that the low per capita income, high rates of corruption and unemployment are some of the reasons why most of these scams are of African origin. The money extracted from their victims residing in Europe, North America and Australia are enormous fortunes for these female scammers who are ready to put in months of work into getting what they want. They have found some new ways of doing this. One of these ways includes their telling the supposed victim they do not have enough annual leave to come and visit them unless they buy some from their employer. They tell the victim that a day costs a certain amount and the victim will have to pay for the number of days they would be off. When the victim pays for this, they also demand the victim pays for their flight.
Meet the scammers: Could this be your online lover?
Updated May 31, These are the foot soldiers in a global scamming enterprise that's breaking hearts and stealing billions of dollars. In a tiny flat in Ghana, in west Africa, an aspiring entrepreneur trawls Facebook for divorced and widowed women on the other side of the world. The year-old, who calls himself Kweiku, is searching for 'clients' — scammer parlance for victims who can be conned online into sending money. Kweiku sells perfume on the streets of Ghana's capital, Accra, to maintain a meagre income between Western Union transfers from a woman he seduces online.
A good friend of mine told me he was talking to a British 33 year old woman living in Accra Ghana with whom he met through and online dating site. She fell in love with him and her parents called him and told him that she wants to come visit him in America because she loves him. He asked me to find her a ticket but he didn't do so and suddenly she bought a ticket and showed him.