Is Mercy Forson a scammer ??????
Have not investigated so far.
Hello. My name isXXXXX am a licensed attorney and former law enforcement agent.I will be happy to answer your question.Can you please provide me with more information about this person and your relationship with this person, so I can better assess your situation?Thanks.
Hi there !!
Yes the lady's name isXXXXX is currently residing in Ghana at the moment. Her current address is:- Mercy Forson, Box448, Accra,Ghana, Africa. She has a home address in USA and that is:-XXXXX Unit 505, Hillsborough, USA. I need to know that she is a genuine lady to me and not a scammer !!! Hope you can help with this issue.
Thank you for your follow up.Can you please tell me how you met this person?Also has this person asked you for any type of money or personal information yet?
Well yes I have known her now for about 3 months and I met her on Yahoo messenger. We have been corresponding practically every evening and we seem
to be getting on very well together. She wants to come and visit me very soon. I told her that I could not give her any money for her trip to me here in the UK. But she did ask me for some money to help with the trip !! At first she wanted about £350 to help with the cost of travelling to me but I have trimmed that figure to £150 !!! But I am still not 100% sure that she is genuine to me. She is working in Ghana at the moment and she says she is coming to the end of her service there looking after an orphanage there !!! She sent me a photograph of herself and she had actually got the pictures I sent of me and my children hanging on the wall behind her. She really loves me and I love her too but I just want to be sure she is genuine to me. I am separated and have been for more than four and a half years now. Have been looking for someone for a while and now found her.
Hope you can help. Please feel free to ask me any further questions.
Dear XXXXX,Thank you for your follow up.Unfortunately, it appears that what you are describing to me is a typical and common online "romance" scam that originates in Ghana or Nigeria most of the times.Here is how this scam goes:A victim of the scam would be approached on dating or social website or through some sort of instant messenger. The single "person" who approaches aways appear to be an angel. They're perfect. In fact, they're someone you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with. A decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with. You or someone you know may be dating this person online right now. However, be warned. Things aren't what they appear to be. In reality you're talking to a criminal sitting in a cybercafe with a well rehearsed script he's used many times before. He's hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, looking to cash in on romance. If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in his eyes. Scammers are adept at psychological profiling, and use any weakness they find to their advantage. It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam. Instead of sending spam letters that promise millions for your assistance, these scammers are targeting single men and women who are searching for love online. They use psychological tricks to lure their victims in, use poetry and even gifts to get them under their spell, then once you are there, will try to reach for your wallet, all the time declaring their "undying love" for you. The scam may take the form of asking you to cash a cheque for them through your bank account because they are "out of the country" and unable to cash it themselves, or they may come right out and ask you to send money to help them out of a fabricated "financial difficulty" they claim to be experiencing. These are all lies used to try to make them easy money from an unsuspecting victim. The sad truth is, for every real profile you see on the internet, there are numerous false ones pretending to be your perfect mate and using photographs stolen from modelling or social networking sites. The people in the photographs are as much victims as the people who get scammed for hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars.Internet romance scams and other related crimes are very real, and they are affecting -- even ruining -- lives throughout the world. The best weapon against this crime is education. The more people that are educated in the ways the scams work, the harder it is for the scammers to make money and the more scammers that can be put out of business. Unfortunately, I am afraid that the person that you might have fallen in love with or really like, simply do not exist, and instead this is a criminal eagerly waiting to steal your money from you. Please do not send any money and do not give this scammers any of your personal information, as you are more than likely to lose your money and also might become a victim of identity theft.
Licensed Attorney / former Law Enforcement Agent
Do you have any related follow up questions or do you need for me to further explain my answer to you?
I would like you to check further with this person. Her name isXXXXX is currently working in Ghana for a Orphanage. Her current address is:- Mercy Forson, Box 448 Accra, Ghana, Africa. She has a home address in the USA. and that is:- XXXXX Unit 505, Hillsborough, USA. I have personally spoken to her on her mobile phone. Her mobile number is :- 00233244102797 When I told her what you said about her she was not happy at all and wanted to question you why you thought she was a scammer. I believe this lady to be true to me !!! Other information that I know about this lady :- She has a passport No which is:- XXXXXXXXX She has a birthday which is on the 25 th April. She has an email address which is:- XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX Please can you check out this person thoroughly as I do need to know that she is true to me !!! Yours faithfully Stephen
Thank you for your follow up Stephen.Unfortunately, the person who is communicating with you does appear to be a scammer.If you want to confirm this, you can contact a local attorney in Ghana and asked this attorney to contact this woman and to verify her identity and whether her story is true/You can fins a local attorney in Ghana to verify this person by contacting official Ghana Bar Association at:http://ghanabar.org/
need to check further with the information you have sent me thanks
Thank you and good luck!