Dating site scams from ghana

21 Sep

He was soon to be paid but asked Jessica to advance him 00 by wire transfer to help with his hotel bill.

HAMPTON FALLS -- Scam artists are tapping into the online dating market, and in two cases in Hampton Falls, have stolen thousands of dollars from women who thought they had a romantic relationship.

embassy in Accra, Ghana, reports receiving up to 15 calls a week from Americans who have lost money on relationship scams originating in Ghana....

The Hampton Falls Police Department is investigating two cases of online fraud.

Related: Multiracial Asian Americans 'Most Popular' in Online Dating: Study A 53-year-old grandmother from California recently learned how these confidence men (and women) play on the vulnerabilities of lonely singles.

Martin's profile said that he was an Australian, but stationed in Ghana as an aid worker. Martin's photo showed that he was attractive, well-dressed but not too formal. Martin's interests were not very specific but of a type that fitted with Jessica's own, namely sports and other outdoor activities.

He was attending a jewelry show and needed me to send his diamond supplier money to pay for a shipment.

He made it sound urgent and gave me a name and address in Ghana where he could get the best-quality diamonds at the best price.

Romance scams cost nearly 5,900 victims more than .7 million last year, according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.She loaned him, over the course of more than a year, 9,000 for his alleged trucking business, Dirsa said.The couple had a few dates, Dirsa said, though police are investigating whether the man she dated is the same person she met online or someone sent to get the money.Both were after a serious relationship and looking for a warm and loving partner.Jessica and Martin struck up a close relationship and exchanged regular emails and many phone calls.