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The teenagers, known in Ghana as 'cafe boys' or 'browsers', are searching for middle-aged and elderly men in the US, Australia and Canada, and luring them to chat on Google Hangouts.
Mohamed, 19, is exchanging messages online with a grey-haired man in Australia."Some of them can give you $US2,000, maybe you tell him you want $US5,000 or 5,000 pounds or ,000 Australian.""Wanna play now? "Wife is late home tonight, I will be here waiting for you.""He wants to play video cam with me to do fun, sex stuff and other things," Mohamed tells Four Corners."He shows me himself naked, full naked.
Sometimes I feel like, wow, this lady, she's really in some misery or pain because she really wants to see me and she can't see me.
Kweiku's friend 'Skidoo' introduced him to the scamming business. ' Like pampering that way."She's online looking for a partner.
In secret groups on Facebook's instant messaging service, Whats App, we found scammers sharing tips on mimicking American accents and female voices.
Nana Agradaa takes 100 cedis () a session from cafe boys to deliver them the power to manipulate their victims.
Just like in Ghana's internet cafes, scammers gather online to trade skills, knowledge and fake identities in a vast black market operating on Facebook.
In public Facebook groups, fraudsters share scripts, called "formats", to run their scams.
The conversation switches gears between declarations of love, sex talk and insistent requests for gifts and money."I really want to come around this Christmas and see you," he says."What about the plane ticket?
" the woman asks."My friend booked the flight ticket and I'm not hearing from my friend anymore. As the talk turns intimate, Kweiku shuts the call down."She was in bed now, wanting to have sex, and she was trying to get naked and all that," he said."She wanted to see me.
He poses as a US soldier called 'Johnny', an online persona built on stolen photos, fake ID and stock scripts with storylines about urgent emergencies that can be solved with cash."Sometimes I'm in Palestine, sometimes I'm in Iraq and we are helping keep peace in that country because there's a war going on," he said. I want somebody to be my lover, my fiance."Kweiku's current target is a Mexican widow in the US.