In the past several months, I have noticed an increase in issues regarding Ghanaian “friends” who were met over the internet, or who are cyber dating through internet dating websites.
Someone else needed 0 because her father was having eye surgery; the cost of a normal doctor visit is less than , surgery may run about 0-0, if that.
Someone else needed ,500 for their mother’s funeral… delphifaq.com/faq/…f1145.shtml usembassy.state.gov/accra/Here is some more common sense advice. If they are white claiming their Americans born and “stranded” here, don’t believe it.
Many questions have to do with the sincerity or veracity of the “friend” from Ghana, who urgently needs either money or the shipment of goods to him or her here in Ghana.
In the vast majority of cases, all of these poor innocents were being scammed or conned by the Ghanaian friend, whether male or female, it mattered little.
funerals in Ghana are not like funerals in the US, and while I don’t know the cost, I know for a fact that “donations” by mourners at the end of the funeral period usually more than cover the cost of the funeral outlay. There are several websites that now have information about cyber-dating scams, and I am listing them below. Even if you see a picture, it’s one they downloaded from the internet.But no way is it near ,500 unless perhaps the person who died was a village chief or something. Want to know what they really look like, ask them to go to a cyber café that has web cam and IM you at the same time; all the big internet cafes here in Accra have it, Busy Internet, Smart Net, etc. If the issue is an unpaid doctor or hospital bill, tell them you will send money only to the hospital.