How They Caught… The Ghana dating scammers

This should be of some interest. Watch the video and learn from BBC Crimewatch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/crimewatch/solved/howtheycaught/ghana_datingscammers.shtml

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Are you being scammed?

If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, you can contact Action Fraud – the UK’s national fraud reporting centre. You will get a crime reference number and information on victim support. Action Fraud also offers information on how to protect yourself against becoming a victim. Find Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.org.uk or call 0300 123 2040. Please note that the BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

SOCA also has these scam-busting tips for anyone considering using dating sites or singles columns:

Be suspicious of anyone you have not met in person asking you to send money abroad. Even a cheque for a small amount can provide fraudsters with your bank details and can be altered and used in other fraudulent ways.

Speak to them online via a webcam and ask yourself whether this is the same person you have been chatting to online or by email.

Tell someone trustworthy where you are going and plan regular contacts. Agree what they should do if you miss a contact.

Report incidents of actual or attempted frauds, kidnaps and extortion.

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    • KUFRE
    • November 7th, 2010

    this email address that i list below,they are the people that duped me,on July.claiming to be KUTUMA HOTEL EMPLOYMENT OR VACANCY MANAGER and CANADIAN EMBASSY and IMMIGRATION/COORDINATOR
    peterjohn@diplomats.com
    canadaglobalimmigration@yahoo.ca
    global_visas_canada@consultant.com
    kutumahotel@ovi.com

  1. Thanks for the insight. This blog is one of my favorites

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