I'm worried I have been the victim of a scam originating in Ghana through the website singlesnet.com My story is very similar to a few others on here. I was contacted by a white girl in Ghana (at least her photos are of a white girl) - very attractive, 35 years old, called Josephine Osman. We began exchanging romantic messages several weeks ago and have had several online chats via yahoo, lasting a couple of hours at a time.
A 'Prince Lawal' of Anensewa Tours and Travel Ltd, Accra, arranged passport, visa, health check and travel tickets - at a price, which I paid, somewhat reluctantly, by Western Union. I received an email with the travel itinerary, showing flight BA0078 from Accra to Heathrow, status 'Confirmed' with a specific seat reference.
The sting is in the tail, of course - in the same email, he told me I would need to send £1000 'declaration money' which the woman will give me back when she gets here. It is supposed to be a guarantee for customs/immigration in case her date - me, in this case - does not turn up to collect her and she is forced to sleep on the street.
My heart says I want to trust Josephine and this man, who has phoned me several times. I have also phoned him back and he always seems to answer personally. It's a 00233243.......number - I dont know if that is a mobile or a landline. But my head says SCAM.
I am in the perhaps fortunate position of being able to afford to write off the travel, etc costs I have paid, but I really don't want to throw away another £1000. Is there any such thing as declaration money? I would have been willing to provide a letter to the Embassy saying I would provide accomodation, etc costs, but Mr Lawal did not ask me for one.
Does anyone have any advice? Does anyone know of any genuine case where a girl has actually come from Ghana to the UK?
Any help appreciated.
anonymous from Denmark
This is a scam..
this same girl has been contacting me by the name of Gifty Fay. A white girl from Australia. Please...all men out there..ther is no such white girl in Ghana looking for love..She sent me some pics of gold dust and wanted travel tickets and 400 dolars for travel money..
Guys be warned..she even sent me an email from Ghana mining authorities..please circulate this mail to the whole world.
I will attach her travel iternary here:
This is what Gifty Fay from..An australian UNICEF nurse in Ghana sent me.
hello dearest am back from the FLIGHT office with some xcitements ok.
i have paid all the ticket cost and i have made my travelling booking, below is my itirinery for my coming to you my dear.
1 of 4 22:35 8 Oct 06:40 9 Oct Accra Heathrow (London) BA0078 British Airways Traveller
10:05 9 Oct 12:55 9 Oct Heathrow (London) Copenhagen BA0814 British Airways Traveller
I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND ALL THAT IT MEANS ALL OF MY DEPARTING FROM ACCRA AND ARIVING AT HEATHROW THEN TO COPENHAGAN.
WELL I AM NOW FACED WITH THIS LITTLE PROBLEM OF TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE RIGHT.I AM NOW HAVING SOME MONEY ON ME BUT STILL NEED AN AMOUNT OF $400 US TO HELP ME OUT SO THAT I CAN LEAVE GHANA ON THE EXACT DATE .
THANK MY LOVE AND I WILL BE VERY GLAD IF YOU CAN CALL ME AFTER YOU GETTHIS MAIL OK............
anonymous from Canada
Well, to all of you men out there, be carefull if you are dealing with a Ghana person. You might just be in the same boat as some of us have been.
Here is how my story goes; I started chatting on Sept. 22 with Seidu ABDULLAH, not sure if this is her real name, likely not. Anyway, the second day, she says she is hurting in her heart and tells me that her employer has decided to move his business to another part of Accra, Ghana and it would take her 4 hrs to travel.
Anyhow, to make the story short, I started sending her money. The first time was for the cost of visa $1500 US, passport $200 and medical $90.
A couple days go by, keep chatting, now here comes the other time for money, she says her agent said that if she wished to stay longer, it would cost an extra $1500 US for every 3 months spent in Canada. Needless to say, she was going to stay 3 months only.
The next thing was the plane ticket. I tried to hold up as much as I could, however between the two of them, they managed to have me send again through Western Union, $1900 for her plane ticket.
Once that got done, she comes up with this idea really religious and because of her beliefs, the family must do a ceremony and that ceremony intitles to have to buy, cows, goats, rice, etc.etc...TOTAL...$3700 US. I nearly flipped. I told them I was sending the money and that was it. Through good perseverance and other tricks, they get me to send $500 US. Bargain price I guess I got for that ceremony.
The only reason we get so caught up in this whole thing is that we have already spent so much that we don't really care to lose anymore, so we just keep sending...
Once the ceremony is done, I get confirmation of the plane, then comes the declaration of fee note. Needless to say this one is the kicker. $6000 US for a first timer and $4000 for a second timer and so on...
Thank God to this site I am now writing, I Googled up Ghana Declaration fee note. And this all came up. I was not to surprised to find I had been had, but then knew I had lost approx. $5300 or so. However, I must say that I am some glad I came accross this site.
I have posted this here for reference. I am quite certain that this pair won't be stopping soon. Their name are Seidu ABDULLAH and Michael Harity the agent...
I have also posted her pictures in case anyone comes accross those.
u brought love and laughter to my empty, sad and boring life. My heart had known only emptiness until the day u came and filled my heart to overflowing with ur jovial ways. ur sense of humor has turned my frown into a smile.
u taught me how to love again, u taught me to give and receive love by trusting in u and believing. u taught me to go the extra mile. And though there are miles between us, I never stop thinking of you, u have brought a change into my life and my heart is forever urs.
I can never forget u, or keep thoughts of u out of my mind. I think of ur sweet lips and kisses, feel them as if it was yesterday. Thoughts of u warm my heart. u complete me, you are everything my heart desire.here evr u r and what ever u do just have in mind i love u and am missing u alot....
gill brown: hello
gill brown: how many i help u mr?
Sir Johny Login: you need my help
gill brown: i didnt ask u for any help
Sir Johny Login: so what do you want
gill brown: i dont want any thing
Sir Johny Login: ok
Sir Johny Login: where are you from miss
gill brown: malaysia
Sir Johny Login: ok
gill brown: but am not in malaysia now am in accra ghana
Sir Johny Login: ok why are you there
gill brown: am in accra ghana now
Sir Johny Login: what are you doing there
gill brown: am here to manage an orphanage home
Sir Johny Login: why
gill brown: cozthats my work
Sir Johny Login: is it a nice job
gill brown: no my dear
gill brown: i have stoped the work copz i dont get good payu so now am jobless
Sir Johny Login: working with kids is nice
gill brown: do u have more pic of u to share with me my dear?
Sir Johny Login: but youjust told that you where working
Sir Johny Login: no
Sir Johny Login: where is your
gill brown: can u see now my dear?
Sir Johny Login: no
Sir Johny Login: can not see you
Sir Johny Login: so sent me it like a file
Sir Johny Login: do you have a boyfriend?
gill brown: i was but we have seperated
Sir Johny Login: when?
gill brown: long ago
Sir Johny Login: oke I do like to see your picture
Sir Johny Login: are you still looking
gill brown: i also want to see urs as well
Sir Johny Login: can you see my pic
Sir Johny Login: can not see the pic
Sir Johny Login: you need to sent it to me like a file
Sir Johny Login: or mail
You have received 1 file from gill brown.
Sir Johny Login: what is your name
gill brown: gill
Sir Johny Login: Gillian
gill brown: yes
Sir Johny Login: nice name
gill brown: thanks for ur compliment
gill brown: so tell me my dear.. what do u do for a living?
Sir Johny Login: I travell a lot
Sir Johny Login: and i need some to do that with me
gill brown: well my dear all i want now is an honest and caring man to spend the rest of my life with and to him i have gold and silver to offer not my dear but what i have and i will give to him in full and with all my heartis real love and if i say i love then i do with all my life and soul...
Sir Johny Login: wow
Sir Johny Login: that is nice
gill brown: tell me my dear... what do u want in life as at now and where r u now
Sir Johny Login: now I am in londen
gill brown: what r u doing there in london?
Sir Johny Login: I am at my fam
gill brown: oh i see
Sir Johny Login: we are from a royal family
gill brown: i see
Sir Johny Login: but how can I meet you
gill brown: how do we meet my dear.. u far away from me and thbats a distance
Sir Johny Login: we do have our own airplain
Sir Johny Login: so there is no problem
gill brown: can u send me pics of u to see my dear?
gill brown: i want u to share with me ealse my computer will run slow when i begin to attach files
Sir Johny Login: how can i do that
gill brown: is that all u have
Sir Johny Login: yes
Sir Johny Login: is my travell computer
gill brown: i see
gill brown: so what do u want from me mr.
Sir Johny Login: it is my business computer
gill brown: ok
Sir Johny Login: how can I meet you
gill brown: well my dear.. if u will assist me to get all i need to come over to u , i will then u and i will be able to meet and have a nice time spending together ,..
Sir Johny Login: maybe if you don,t have a boyfriend we can meet
gill brown: if u seious about u and i meeting and that u will assist me get all i need to be with u , i will
Sir Johny Login: assist you how
gill brown: to get all the neccessary documents to come over to u
gill brown: visa and passport and then ,my flight ticket
Sir Johny Login: how would you like it If i come over
gill brown: it will be best when u asssist met get all i need to come to u
Sir Johny Login: you don,t have to buy any ticket to fly
Sir Johny Login: because we have our own airplain
Sir Johny Login: so there is no neet for a ticket
gill brown: the flight belongs top u my dear but i want to u to assist me get all i need to come to u if u really serious about us
Sir Johny Login: lets meey first and then I will assist you
Sir Johny Login: lets meet first and then I will assist you
gill brown: if u dont assist me how do we meet?
Sir Johny Login: where where you now
gill brown: ghana
Sir Johny Login: how do i meet you there
gill brown: why dont i come over to u rather
gill brown: that will be best for me ok
Sir Johny Login: yes it will be nice
Sir Johny Login: then we can have som coffee and talk
gill brown: yes my dear
Sir Johny Login: how about this friday
gill brown: well my dear if u can assist me get thjat i iwll be able to set off to u then u and i will be able to have a nice time together
Sir Johny Login: oke let me check the hotel
Sir Johny Login: wait a moment
gill brown: ok
Sir Johny Login: oke I back
Sir Johny Login: the hotel is free
Sir Johny Login: so I am coming over
Sir Johny Login: where do we meet??
gill brown: i dont have any place we can meet
gill brown: this r some of the reasons why i want to come over to u
gill brown: life here is no as life in european countries
Sir Johny Login: yes but I need to know you first
gill brown: its all the same when i also come there we will be able to know more about one another
Sir Johny Login: yes where do we meet on friday
gill brown: where r u goinbg to logge?
Sir Johny Login: for security reasions I can not tell you that on from
gill brown: then dont think of meeting me then
gill brown: so for security reasons let me come over if its security u need
Sir Johny Login: I know we are from the royal
Sir Johny Login: so you want me bodyguards to pick you up
gill brown: yes when i come to u
Sir Johny Login: oke
Sir Johny Login: where ??
Sir Johny Login: sent me it by mail
gill brown: ur place ofcoz
Sir Johny Login: what is the adress they need to pick you up
gill brown: for security reasons i dont disclose my address
Sir Johny Login: oke
Sir Johny Login: that you have a phone where we can call you to come
gill brown: no i dont
gill brown: u have to get me one
gill brown: so that we can communicate when u come
Sir Johny Login: no problem when we need i let one of the guard get you a nice one
gill brown: how do we communicate before we meet
gill brown: u have to get me one before me meet, then we will be able to communicate to meet
Sir Johny Login: let you 24 hours before we come
Sir Johny Login: when I am there we will get you one
gill brown: am sorryt ok that want work
gill brown: am not the girl u can desive any way u want
Sir Johny Login: promiss, you can go with the guards to buy a nice one
gill brown: its not a phone i need ok
gill brown: when u get here and get intouch with me let me know as i will lose my internet acess and dont think i will be able to come online till some where next week
Sir Johny Login: oke to bad
gill brown: i have to go now a
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