Dating Scams which illustrate the dangers involved. In one, a woman called Brenda Parke details how she was ripped off by a fraudster to the tune on £57,000.. and kudos to her for having the courage to come forward and shine a light on this activity.
But this isn't the only case, a recent BBC Crimewatch film reveals more about this operation, leading to a successful capture of a romance fraudster in Ghana. In this case the victim had sent £45,000 already and was about to send a staggering £120,000 before the police intervened.
Although most of the dating scam spam I see is Russian in origin, it is also a major criminal activity in Ghana in particular.