Luckily, he didn’t win but is now back online looking for his next catch. Frank is well known for providing ‘services’, usually for visitors to Ghana.
He has a price list for what he offers and many people have paid and gone away satisfied.
In fact, he has treated some visitors so well that he his public image is of someone honest and reliable.
His charm and confidence have won him many friends.least to those that have not seen his other side!
This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.
Upon finding victims, scammers lure them to more private means of communication, (such as providing an e-mail address) to allow for fraud to occur.
The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.
New research by School of Information professor Jenna Burrell looks under the surface of Internet culture in Ghana, exploring why many of Ghana’s hopes went unrealized and how Ghanaians have responded.
Burrell’s book , based on seven years of ethnographic research in Ghana, is being released this week.