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I s candy ankmoa a scam she saids she is from ghana accra and has an email on yahoo.com as candybeehonest.3 years ago - 3 answers
There is no sexy refugee needing your help to claim her father's millions in the bank.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.
The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "banker/barrister/lawyer" and will demand you pay for made-up fees, in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
If you google "fake refugee scam Western Union", "fraud ghana romance scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts of victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
Source(s):3 years ago
Ha ha Yeah, there's every chance it's a guy trying to scam you.
Source(s)by Diver666 - 3 years ago
Pretty much 99.99% of the pretty girls you find online who say they are from Ghana or Nigeria are scammers - they are actually men who steal pictures of models, actresses, pop stars, etc and set up fake profiles to con naive men out of money
If this person has ever asked you for money for ANY reason, it's a scam
If she needs your help transferring money, cashing checks, it's a scam
If she immediatley suggested chatting through IM, it's a scam
If she started calling you pet names within a few days or weeks (honey, darling, my love, sweetie, etc), it's a scam
If she's talked about love, a future together or marriage, it's a scam
You can't ever tell by name - the scammers are smart enough to change names and email addresses with each new victim so you can't find them
The fact you even posted this means you already KNOW you are being scammed
NEVER give your full name, home address, birthdate or any other personal or identifying information to anyone you have not met in person for any reason. These criminals are also out to steal your identity as well as your money. They don't ask for this info all at once - it's gathered over time