They are the base soldiers in a international scamming enterprise that’s breaking hearts and stealing huge amounts of bucks.
In a little flat in Ghana, in western Africa, an aspiring entrepreneur trawls Facebook for divorced and widowed females on the other hand around the globe.
The 27-year-old, whom calls himself Kweiku, is looking for ‘clients’ — scammer parlance for victims who is able to be conned online into giving cash.
For Kweiku, relationship frauds are a definite deal, maybe not just a criminal activity.
“a customer is someone, a small business partner whom brings you money, that is why you employ your message customer,” he told Four Corners.
“Some are divorced plus some — their husbands are actually dead.”
Kweiku offers perfume from the roads of Ghana’s money, Accra, to keep an income that is meagre Western Union transfers from a female he seduces online.