The victims lost all their life savings and also ended up in taking loans, believing the fraudster.
A 43 year old man met a scammer on a dating website and started believing in a fake relationship that started from there on.
Internet dating inheritance scams
This has become another common medium to persuade users to click on a link and influence them to enter information about themselves.
Online classifieds are alert messages sent through various mediums about a product, service or an offer with a URL.
Many in world who are unknown to such scams fall prey to it.
Phishing is a technique employed by spammers and hackers to gather web user's personal information to steal their identities and then their money or benefits. Phishing emails that are suspected to be from Ghana are mainly mails of ecommerce websites that send away phishing emails to vast number of users.
Ghana scammers adopt a wise and different technique in order to obtain the victims bank details.
They claim to be lawyers overseas, and send you emails stating that a person sharing your family name has died and has left behind lump sum money which will be going to the government if no nominees or relatives are found.
The Ghana police arrested three men involved in Ghana recruitment scam and are spreading awareness about Ghana recruitment job scam.
Ghana police has arrested another group of Ghana scammers who promised job offers into the military and asked for 2000 dollars from each job seeker in the name of entry fee.
In the same week, a fire service officer was arrested for duping more than 40 people on the pretext of offering them jobs in security services.
The fire service officer took various sums of money from the recruits in the name of processing fees.
Although, most African singles looking for a date online are legitimate, it cannot be denied that numerous online dating scams originate in African nations such as Nigeria, Ghana or Ivory Coast suitable to the low per capital income, high rates of unemployment, high rates of corruption and hopeless policing in these areas.