On the Internet, anybody can be anything, so you really do not know who you are chatting with.Some scams focus on building online relationships, then asking for money for help in an emergency.My friend hadn’t hired a prostitute, and contacted the front desk of the hotel, who explained that this was a pretty common scam.The scammer hopes to reach a tourist who had hired a prostitute and saw himself as a potential target for extortion, or a person who hadn’t hired a prostitute but was sufficiently embarrased by the prospect of being confronted in a hotel lobby that he pays hush money.
The most dangerous ones – and the ones more likely to be focused on local victims – propose meetings in out of the way places (often in Tema, a city near Accra that’s generally unfamiliar to most Accra residents) and then rob the victims when they arrive.
A number of websites discuss this phenomenon in Ghana and Kenya and offer worthwhile, practical advice.
Other take a more direct approach – Fakers2Go offers a photo gallery and profiles of men believed to be scammers posting their profiles on gay dating sites, and asks anyone else victimized to post information on the website as well.
Some have even visited or moved to Ghana because of the show.
When I hear that, I think to myself: Mission accomplished.
Will it tell an accurate story of what it’s like to be a young, millennial Ghanaian woman in a developing nation? The visibility of these women weren’t being highlighted in Western media, and I wanted them to be. Instead, a sisterhood reinforcing a loving togetherness. She immediately embodied what Nana Yaa is: stunning, intelligent, Ghanaian American. And it was the same story with the other leading ladies. Is “An African City” popular in other parts of Africa? Online, most of our viewership comes from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and France.