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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!
For example, one of the things we see now is whole families scamming together. The whole family comes over to the home that has Internet access – parents and children scamming together, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins! The families form into their own gangsGangs A gang is normally a group or society of associated criminals with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over a territory or business practice in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior. Online gangs are not limited by territory and may operate side by side with other gangs while engaging in crime online. Some members of criminal gangs are initiated (by going through a process of initiation), or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong by committing certain acts, usually theft or violence, or rituals. Gangs are usually rougher and more visible than scammer cartels, and more often arrested..
But It Is Also Much Larger Scale With Whole Universities Compromised And Converted To Scamming.
Today we all use the Internet and we all receive random fairy tale e-mails and chat messages with money or love being the end goal. But who are the people that send us e-mails and messages?
Why do they do it and does it work? What human story lies behind the widespread phenomenon of Internet fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.? The new Sakawa film deals with internet scamming often done by young, poor Africans.
Clips From The Movie “Sakawa” Showing The Reality Of Today’s Ghana Scammers
In the last decade, web activities have caused a significant societal shift in Ghana. There is still a lot of poverty and unemployment, but a new generation of Ghanaian youngsters are using the Internet to their own benefit, instead of them becoming a victim of it. For the Sakawa-boys and girls, the internet has become a way of life and an activity that may save them from staying in poverty.
The film would have you believe they scrounge in the dumps to find computer parts, but in the scenes, all you see are modern laptops that never came from a garbage dump.
‘Sakawa’ is the Ghanaian term for illegal practices that combine modern Internet-based fraud with fetish rituals. In order to achieve success with their Internet business, the Ghanaian boys rely on black magic (voodoo). Despite the fact that the majority of Ghanaians are adherents of Christian religions, it is remarkable how people cling on to an ancient religion like animism and voodoo. Internet-based fraud and ancient spirituality go hand in hand in Ghana.
The scammers chat with victims on dating sites, social media, virtually anywhere they can find them – pretending to be a sexy woman. A lot of men become victims of the scammers because they are lonely and are looking for love or sex.
Western society reveals the victims of Internet-fraud, however, rarely are we given a glimpse into the motivation of the perpetrators, which are left without a human face. What western media often ignore is the unbelievable resilienceResilience Is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when the person uses "mental processes and behaviors in promoting personal assets and protecting self from the potential negative effects of stressors". In simpler terms, psychological resilience exists in people who develop psychological and behavioral capabilities that allow them to remain calm during crises/chaos and to move on from the incident without long-term negative consequences. In popular accounts, psychological resilience is sometimes likened to a "psychological immune system". and optimism that Africans can muster towards their problems – except in this case it is turning toward criminality to solve them. What is regarded as fraud in the West, is for the ‘Sakawa’-boys merely the exploitation of available resources – they feel no remorse or shameShame Shame is an unpleasant self-conscious emotion typically associated with a negative evaluation of the self; withdrawal motivations; and feelings of distress, exposure, mistrust, powerlessness, and worthlessness. for their criminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. actions.
Regardless of how human this or other documentaries paint them, Ghana scammers are still criminals who work their victims to achieve their goals. It doesn’t matter what the motivation or the effects of poverty, these are criminals that create profound traumaTrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS. in their victims
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Ghana Scamming Today
With the new realization of how massive scamming has become in Ghana in 2019, this is a potential criminal 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. base of over 60,000 scammers in Ghana alone.
This means that per capita that Ghana has the HIGHEST DENSITY OF SCAMMERS Anywhere in the world!
PERHAPS IT’S TIME TO GET GHANA’S ATTENTION!
SAY NO TO GHANA FOREIGN AID NOW!
Stop United States Foreign Aid Now!
The Time Has Come To Stop Aid To Countries That Will Not Enforce Global Criminal Law!
The Time Has Come To Stop Supporting SystemicCorruption Around The World That Tolerates Lawlessness That Bleeds Into Our Country!
We Believe In Helping Humans But Not Corrupt Leaders & Governments!
Tell Congress & The White House To Keep Our Money Where It Is Needed To Help American Victims Of Foreign Lawlessness!
Just remember, that the documentary is not showing the larger professional scamming cartels, only the bottom of the criminal pyramid. These are not the people that developed and perfect these types of scams. They are just the beneficiaries of the effort – so don’t mistake them for noble criminals surviving in a poor backwater country. They do this for profit pure and simple, and most of them pass money up the food chain to buy protection and pay their dues!
Scammers are not worthy of sympathy or respect. They are just the most modern version of their ancestors that enslaved millions of Africans and delivered them to the docks.
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