Additional information about applying for a visa for your fiancée is also available from the U.
In many cases, scammers troll the Internet for victims, and spend weeks or months building a relationship. Even if the woman you have become acquainted with does exist and it honestly trying to visit you in the United States, it is unlikely that she will be issued a visa.
Once they have gained their victims' trust, they create a false situation and ask for money.
Correspondents’ quick transition to discussion of intimate matters could be an indicator of fraudulent intent.
citizens should be alert to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to be U. citizens living or traveling in Ghana who profess friendship or romantic interest over the Internet.
Internet con artists try to convince you to send them money. citizens who have been the victims of a particular type of internet fraud in which the person has sent money to a person or an agency with the agreement that a young woman will visit the United States for the purposes of marriage or study. citizen becomes suspicious, the individual or agency will cut off contact. We have no authority to investigate these types of incidents and it is very unlikely that you will recover your money if it turns out you are the victim of a scam.
These schemes include lotteries, on-line dating services, offers of immigration or visa assistance, or even requests from a "friend" in trouble. Often, these scams will result in requests for increasing amounts of money for various purposes, including many noted above. Many of these agencies have existed for years under a variety of different names and addresses. Legitimate information about obtaining various types of U.
Start by considering the fact that scams are common enough to warrant this warning. If any of them sound familiar, you are likely the victim of an internet scam. This type of crime is not a priority for local police and it is difficult to prosecute these cases. The Bureau of Consular Affairs also has additional information on Internet Dating and Romance Scams.Cases bearing these and other hallmarks have all proven to be scams intended to prey on sympathetic and compassionate U. The Embassy can offer a sympathetic ear, share information on protecting yourself against such scams, and help you determine if your situation is real or fraudulent, but cannot do much else. If you suspect you may be the victim of a scam, please read through our information on Resources for Victims of International Financial Scams.