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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:
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.