The following is a conversation with someone that has been interested in going to Ghana on a gold buying expedition. He finally got the adventure he was looking for ..
[3:50:59 PM] MY FRIEND: I just lose my face in Accra they scam me, I know you warned me, but I didn’t want to hear all your old advice. Very bad in Accra now. I go to police and nothing
[3:51:41 PM] ME: so you went there and lost money?
[3:52:09 PM] MY FRIEND: I lose money and ticket and hotel now need 500$ to leave. Been waiting on the police 10 days now. I go to Dubai and then Accra after meet the buyer and borrow money for the documents and this man 3 years with me online now I am sure all scam only.
[3:53:23 PM] ME: Wow. I did warn you buddy – for years
[3:53:41 PM] MY FRIEND: ohhh yea
[3:55:25 PM] ME: so what happened?
[3:55:58 PM] MY FRIEND: same story but with other way, they come to me from Benin with fake gold. I take deposit of gold and pay $9000
[3:56:28 PM] ME: no testing? acid?
[3:56:35 PM] MY FRIEND: after I try check it find it sand. They switch it
[3:56:47 PM] ME: yep. That is how it’s done. The police will not help you. All they will do is take money from you – and from the crooks too if they catch them. The government will not help either
[3:58:05 PM] MY FRIEND: ohhhh.
[3:58:29 PM] MY FRIEND: I dream back anything. I borrowed the money from friend in Egypt
[3:58:41 PM | Edited 3:58:51 PM] ME: Their mentality is that it is your fault – for being greedy. They really do not blame the scammers. They blame you – no matter what they might say to you. That is how their culture is. Sorry buddy – you got off better than most… some have lost a whole lot more.