(Last Updated On: September 5, 2020)

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From the Ghanaian blog: YEN.com.gh

It All Started When The German Woman (Name Withheld) Met The Ghanaian Man (ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.) Of Her Dreams On A Singles Dating Platform

The two apparently clicked because according to the German victim, it was not long before the Ghanaian started speaking of love. While the online affair was still brewing, the Ghanaian man asked if he could get financial help because his credit card was “broken”.

The German victim, at this point, a woman deeply manipulated in love, decided to help.

Here are the details she was given to send the money:

Monet Transfer Details From The Ghanaian Scammer

Monet Transfer Details From The Ghanaian Scammer

Tried as she did, the German woman could not send the money to Carlos Agyemang Appiah, who apparently, was in South Korea. The money was returned with further instructions for her to send it someone in Ghana. And she successfully did.

New Money Transfer Instructions From The Scammer

New Money Transfer Instructions From The Scammer

According to the German victim, whoever was receiving the money through MoneyGram was sending it over to someone in England (per what she was told). About 5,000 Euros or GHC 30,000 has been asked from her. And when she said she had no more to give, her “love interest” has spoken to her at an irregular rate. All this while, she believed she had been communicating with a 26-year-old.

The receiver of the money – supposedly in England, a man she was told was called Joseph – has also stopped communicating with her.

The German woman says she has been worried for a long time but also afraid and ashamed to tell her story.

It was not easy to tell the world you have been tricked into falling in love and losing 5000 Euros. But she saw the story, in late 2018, of a white woman who tracked and flew to Ghana to have her scammers arrested. But in the German’s case, she does not know who she is dealing with since her scammer used fake photos for the singles platform and so far, three names have been mentioned to her.

The above is a perfect example of how victims are deceived and how money can pass through many hands to make tracing difficult.

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TAGS: Romance Scams, Romance ScamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Victim, German Victim, Woman, Victim’s Story, Ghana Scammer, Ghana Scam, South Korea, United Kingdom, Fake Names, Fake Faces, Real Scammers, Samuel Ohene Ansah, Carlos Agyemang Appiah,


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