Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.
In some cases, online dating services are themselves engaged in misrepresentation, displaying profiles which have been fabricated, which use personal information from users who have not agreed to be depicted on the site social accounts, classified sites and even forums to groom new victims.
Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.
A large number of victims are enticed into believing they have been singled out from the masses, to share in multi-million dollar windfall profit, or the person is a female living in Ghana and is looking for love.
Mostly, the woman will tell you that she is not a Ghanaian, but is in Ghana for a purpose and needs money to be able to travel and join you wherever you are.
She said that she had a son and that she was looking for a partner when she left the services.
We began to mail each other using Google gmail and she quickly told me that I was the man for her and that our great age differences didn't matter.All pictures and documents provided by the woman, to make you believe that she is in need of money to be able to leave Ghana are fake.A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.The perpetrators of this AFF are also known internationally as 4-1-9.They are mostly school dropouts, who spend many hours behind a computer, either a personal laptop or at the internet café, devising creative and innovative ways to swindle their victims.She says that she would like to come to me in Brazil and start a life together. She is going to continue with one letter every day for eternity so I am submitting this report now as she obviously has many other victims in tow.