In the pro-white blogosphere, we are used to reading about the physical atrocities committed, by blacks and Hispanics, against whites. But there is another realm crime that gets less blog attention: black African scammers who target Westerners (I.E. whites).
The Nigerian scams are famous. Less well-known are the Ghanaian ones. They seem to specialize in the area of romance. Since many men, and even some women, are desperately lonely, they may be easy pickings for ruthless Africans – who steal not only money but hearts as well. At least one man committed suicide after realizing he had been fooled.
The U.S. embassy in Ghana warns:
United States citizens should be alert to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to live in Ghana who profess friendship or romantic interest over the Internet. Correspondents who quickly move to discussion of intimate matters could well be the inventions of scammers. If they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it.
It is likely that most victims of such scams never speak up or report them, partly from embarrassment and partly because they realize that the odds of recovering their money are slim to none. All told, such scams amount to many millions of dollars, transferred from honest, but naive (or greedy) whites to black Africans. Here is a website that will help you recognized some of the frauds out there. As for me, I can spot them a mile away. On many occasions, I have sought house-mates. Whenever I place an add in Craigslist (or similar sites), the majority of responses are scammers. Their English is poor, especially considering the background they claim for themselves. They ask questions whose answers are already in my original post and they typically claim to be an attractive female – typically an “international model”. On a couple of occasions, I have had some fun with Nigerian scammers. I replied to one man, “I already have plenty of money. Perhaps you can send me some Negro slaves?” He never wrote back.
While scammers live all over the world, it appears that an inordinate number of them hail from Africa. So, when we compile lists of the things sub-Saharan Africa has given to the world, let us not forget massive fraud. It seems that, as technology finds its way to darkest Africa, it only serves as a means for some of them to find new ways to victimize us. Is there an “off-switch” for Africa?