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Part two of the dating scams series: dating scams (part 1) here is sample letter from a “woman” named sadia she is from ghana, she is part american indian and african. How to avoid internet dating scams treat with extreme caution anyone who is in west africa scammers posing scammers in nigeria or ghana. The south african police arrested 6 people in connection with an online dating scam the south african police arrested 6 people in connection with an online dating scam.
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