ACCRA DAILY MAIL -- Aug 24 -- A ring of Ghanaian youths are creating false profiles on dating sites to defraud unsuspecting single men looking for love. They use fake semi-nude photographs, birth certificates, passports and visas to convince victims of their genuineness before asking them to send money using an untraceable source, such as a telegraphic money transfer. Some arrests have been made.
The full article was originally published at Accra Daily Mail, but is no longer available.
Mark Brooks: I'm doing a round of interviews with internet dating CEO's on the subject of scamming. I'm also interviewing a couple of scammer victims. Scammers are getting more convincing.