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Inside the World of Ghana’s Internet Fraudsters

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(BBC) – Internet fraudsters in Ghana are easy to spot. The young men in fast cars have become such a conspicuous group that they even have their own nickname. Meet the Sakawa boys.

David is 25 years old. He’s been defrauding people on the internet for the last two years.

“I know it’s wrong but it gives me a lot of money,” he says.

He used to sleep on the streets. Then he saw his friends in internet cafes earning money defrauding people online.

A typical con is pretending to be a woman romantically interested in men from Europe, America or Asia.

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