The conman, believed to be in his 40s, has now been unmasked as one of the world’s most prolific online dating fraudsters as his callous crimes left some victims penniless and even homeless.
At least 19 British victims were spun an elaborate web of lies as Fadola used pictures of US Army servicemen plundered from the web to claim he was serving in Iraq and needed cash for emergency medical treatment, customs charges or even to buy his way out of the army.
Recently, many individuals and businesses, especially in Europe and America, have been fascinated by the Advance Fee Fraud (AFF) scam that originates from Ghana.
In order to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of this scam, you need to read this article with rapt attention.
The scam works because some tourists do come Accra to pay money for sex, and because some of these folks stay at nice hotels.
They received a phonecall one evening from someone who claimed he was the pimp of a prostitute the man had hired and he was demanding payment for his coworker’s services.
Writing a diary-like book about the scam was the idea of a journalist from the WISO magazine; Hula-Girl has then worked it over during the Christmas holidays and now considers it finished (if such a book is ever "finished") The bad news is that it is not in English....
That´s why I have read it over this weekend and tried a summary, which is necessarily bent by my own perspective on this, I hope Hula-Girl will join in a bit and clarify the bits that I tend to overlook.
In a nutshell, the actual scam was a military scam: Fake US military met on Friendscout24, demanding money for himself and later for a trunk box.
because we want our audience to be extra vigilant with anything they do on the internet, regarding business or love affairs, if the person claims to be in Ghana, or any other West African country.