Online gay dating scams in ghana
Because homosexual sex is illegal in Ghana (as it is in many African nations) there’s little resource to the law after one of these robberies.
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.(It’s pretty common in record collecting to buy a record that isn’t quite the condition it was advertised as being in. A community based rating system might address these issues…) I’ll be interested to see whether community sites emerge to try to police and mitigate the dangers of gay sex scams.The relative anonymity of the internet, the dangers of the scams and the benefits of removing predators from a community seems like the perfect recipe for this sort of community policing – I’d expect to see dating sites encourage this sort of policing as well.What would be more disappointing – but certainly possible – is dating sites eliminating profiles from Kenya and Ghana in the hopes of protecting people from scams at the expense of actual gay individuals in these countries looking to meet people.The story was also a reminder for me of what Global Voices is able to do that can be difficult for other media outlets to replicate.But gay dating sites are a slightly different story – they’re designed to introduce people who’ve never met before, and there is, I suspect, an assumption of a common ruleset for people participating within the community (i.e., if you’re here, you’re probably gay and looking to meet someone.) This sort of community norm may be a dangerous thing in open spaces like the Internet – if you’re assuming that everyone’s motives on the site are the same as yours, you’re susceptible to attack by someone abusing the site for fraud.
But it’s the response by groups like GALCK and Fakers2Go that strikes me as extremely encouraging.
I’ve written and spoken in the past about 419 scams as evidence that the connections we can build over the Internet are at least as likely to be negative as positive ones.
It’s no surprise to most of us that random individuals we’ve never met before they contact us on the Internet seldom mean us well.
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The scam works because some tourists do come Accra to pay money for sex, and because some of these folks stay at nice hotels.