Ghana gold dating scams
That’s when I met Regina Eyison from Ghana and we began speaking via email and on the phone,” he said.
“She wanted to fly to WA to meet me, so I started sending money for the plane ticket, passports and visa.
They then record their victims, play back the recorded images or videos to them and then extort money to prevent them from sending the recordings to friends, family, employers, often discovered via social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc.
“During our home visits we give the victims proof through checks including image searches of photos supplied by the scammers.
We also show real life examples of the tried and tested methods being used by overseas criminals to defraud them and other members of the WA community.
“Media activity is also a key part of the campaign and just this morning a suspected romance fraud victim who was due to meet a Russian woman at Kalgoorlie airport today has attended the Consumer Protection office in Kalgoorlie as a result of the awareness-raising.” Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said work continues behind the scenes to alert and help fraud victims.
The scammers emailed me official looking documents and every time I questioned the scheme they came up with ‘proof’ it was the real deal.” Mark will speak at a community education session at Kalgoorlie Town Hall tonight (Wednesday 31st of July).
His main tip is to only date people locally who you can meet up with for coffee and to be mindful of anyone based in West Africa and wanting money sent by wire transfer.A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.