In the past several months, I have noticed an increase in issues regarding Ghanaian “friends” who were met over the internet, or who are cyber dating through internet dating websites.Some questions are posted to this forum, and you can scan through the issues to see the ones I refer to, while others have emailed me directly for my advice or thoughts, as I am an American living in Ghana and married for 17 years to a Ghanaian.The bottom line is, don’t lose your heart, your head and your wallet over an internet romance. I invite others to post here with their experiences, to save someone else from real grief. Some things to look for might be the quality of the pics. Many questions have to do with the sincerity or veracity of the “friend” from Ghana, who urgently needs either money or the shipment of goods to him or her here in Ghana.
I have heard that the Ghanaian needed 0 for a new cell phone which was stolen, though you can buy a new activated cell phone here for as little as .
Someone else needed work boots and other items sent to him, shipment of which would cost 0 from the States (truly very very expensive to ship to Ghana), and all those items are easily obtained here in Ghana.
Go to and check the directory/phone book for a listing, don’t believe what they tell you.
Tell them you absolutely won’t send them any money, see how fast they drop you.
Someone else needed 0 because her father was having eye surgery; the cost of a normal doctor visit is less than , surgery may run about 0-0, if that.
Someone else needed ,500 for their mother’s funeral… delphifaq.com/faq/…f1145.shtml usembassy.state.gov/accra/Here is some more common sense advice. If they are white claiming their Americans born and “stranded” here, don’t believe it.