So although school technically is free, families must still be able to provide uniforms, books, transportation and food for their school aged children....which can quickly add up.
Start by considering the fact that scams are common enough to warrant this warning. If any of them sound familiar, you are likely the victim of an internet scam. This type of crime is not a priority for local police and it is difficult to prosecute these cases. The Bureau of Consular Affairs also has additional information on Internet Dating and Romance Scams.
Cases bearing these and other hallmarks have all proven to be scams intended to prey on sympathetic and compassionate U. The Embassy can offer a sympathetic ear, share information on protecting yourself against such scams, and help you determine if your situation is real or fraudulent, but cannot do much else. If you suspect you may be the victim of a scam, please read through our information on Resources for Victims of International Financial Scams.
It is very unfortunate that not all Ghanaian women have this same advantage.
As I may have pointed out in the past, education is not free in Ghana.
Correspondents may cultivate the relationship for several months before asking for money, but if they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it. citizens not to send money to people they have never actually met.
Before you send any money to Ghana, please take the time to do your research and inform yourself. [Note: Even if the request comes from a family member or someone you have met, beware of “Grandparent Scams” and do not send money without first contacting the Office of Overseas Citizen Services.] In the event you do lose money, be warned that your chances of getting it back are almost nil. Citizenship and Immigration Services or the Bureau of Consular Affairs for authoritative information about the immigration process and the true costs involved.
Victims can report the scam on might also consider alerting the dating website on which the scammer was encountered. In the aftermath of a scam, some people have also found support and camaraderie at the following sites started by and for scam victims.
Some facts and resources: The anonymity of the internet means that the U. citizen cannot be sure of the real name, age, marital status, nationality, or even gender of the correspondent. Participants have reported that the groups help underscore the breadth of the problem and allow people to see they are not alone.