A Ghanaian woman living in the UK has come forward in a moving video uploaded on social media to inform the public about her harrowing experience with online scammers, which cost her $10,000.
The victim, whose identity was withheld, stressed the growing frequency of financial fraud and urged people to use caution while making financial transactions online.
The victim described her ordeal and bemoaned the loss of £10,000 to some of these con artists while highlighting the dangers of such schemes. She cautioned viewers against con artists who pose as recruiters for jobs and advertise lucrative internet opportunities.
“See, I can count up to a total of £10k, and I’m not even talking about the amount of Ghana cedis that I lost this year as a result of a scam and received nothing in exchange for.
So, typically, these people may contact you over Instagram, Telegram, or another social media platform to inquire about your interest in employment. Even the fact that no recruiters are approaching you these days via Instagram and Telegram should tell you something.
“They will tell you they are registered and everything they do is legal, but that is a lie,” she continued. Since you can see that a firm is registered even though I only registered it about a week ago when you type its name, Therefore, it should be possible to find every firm that is said to have been registered online.
These people don’t use the internet. As a result, as soon as you hear the name of their company, check the web to verify because it won’t be there, and you should be wary of these businesses. I don’t want you to be a victim of their tricks.
“The first group is like a foreign group; they identify as Amazon and differ from Jeff Bezos’ Amazon; they also use the name Amazon, but their website also contains some eBay listings. They will encourage you to support merchant items by telling you that you can, and they will invite you to do so.
“What they will do is ask you for money, but because they don’t want to scare you, they won’t demand the entire sum up front,” she explained. They’ll do it so that you won’t notice that they’re depleting you.
“They will entice you by demanding £40 or £20 and promising that you won’t have to pay them again.
They’ll give you the impression that you’re getting close to the results they promised, and you’ll keep paying until they demand money you don’t have.
She explained, “And obviously you wouldn’t, so you will want to sign out; it is only there that you will understand that. What did I get myself into?
The video, which was first uploaded by Twitter user @jeffwellz, rapidly sparked a response as worried internet users spread the woman’s advice. She drew attention to the strategies used by fraudsters to take advantage of unsuspecting people by notably highlighting the scam that entailed financial trickery.
The victim spoke strongly about her own experience and her wish to prevent others from becoming con artists. She underlined that while there are many different scams, including identity theft, she primarily focused on the ones that take advantage of people’s financial situations.
She clarified, “As a result, my top desire for you is that you never fall for a con. And while I am aware that there are several scams, including identity theft and others, I am only referring to those that require money.