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According To Ben Asamoah, The Director Of The New Film “Sakawa” About Scamming In Ghana, Nearly Half Of All Young People In Ghana That Have Access To The Internet Are Involved In Romance ScamsScams 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..

GHANA SCAMMING LEVELS MUCH WORSE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

In The Last Two Years, The Appearance Of Scamming In Ghana Was At Significant Odds With Analysis Coming From The U.S. & British Governments, And Ghana’s Own Estimates.

The BBC conducted an interview with Ben Asamoah, the director of the documentary “Sakawa” and the author of the companion book. To view the interview with the documentary film director click here: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-47804325/sakawa-movie-director-on-ghana-dating-scams – to view his book see below.

Keep in mind that this film makes the argument that poverty is both the driving force for scamming and also its excuse. His film focuses on the lowest level of scammers and not on the higher-level organized criminals that enable them, control them, and take significant portions of what they steal. He paints a more sympathetic picture of the poor scammers and that we should feel sorry for them.

In some ways, Ghana is as it has been for a decade, but there are important changes too. The good thing about this documentary is that it gives new insights into the lower level scammers in Ghana, and that allows new analysis of the magnitudes of scamming overall in Ghana.

According To New Data: 50% Of Ghana Youth That Have Internet Access Are Involved In Scamming Right Now!