Some people go to dating websites looking for love. Others look for sex. Thousands of young people in Ghana’s capital use the sites for something else: to find foreign men to rip off.
The young people create aliases using profile photos of porn actresses and start chatting online. Once trust is established, they ask for money. Time and again, the scam works.
Ghana’s per capita income is $1,700 per year but the fraudsters say they sometimes earn more than that in a month.