Some facts and resources: The anonymity of the internet means that the U. citizen cannot be sure of the real name, age, marital status, nationality, or even gender of the correspondent. Participants have reported that the groups help underscore the breadth of the problem and allow people to see they are not alone.
In the majority of cases reported to the Embassy, the claimed “U. citizen” correspondent turned out to be a fictitious persona created only to lure the U. Please note these sites are in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the U.
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citizens should be alert to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to be U. citizens living or traveling in Ghana who profess friendship or romantic interest over the Internet.
Correspondents may cultivate the relationship for several months before asking for money, but if they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it. citizens not to send money to people they have never actually met.
Cases bearing these and other hallmarks have all proven to be scams intended to prey on sympathetic and compassionate U. The Embassy can offer a sympathetic ear, share information on protecting yourself against such scams, and help you determine if your situation is real or fraudulent, but cannot do much else. If you suspect you may be the victim of a scam, please read through our information on Resources for Victims of International Financial Scams.