At a shrine on the outskirts of Accra, businesswoman and celebrity fetish priestess Nana Agradaa casts spells for her customers to help them make money.
" 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 believes he knows the way to a woman's heart and her bank account."Women like men who are caring," Skidoo said."If you're not giving them money, you always call them: 'How you doing? Maybe it's been long since she met someone like that, it's been a long time since someone pampered her.
It's been long since someone told her sweet things, you understand." In a packed internet cafe in a commercial town west of Accra, we find teenage boys and young men in front of every screen, logged in on dating sites under names like Jessica, Mary and Jennifer.
The 27-year-old, who calls himself Kweiku, is searching for 'clients' — scammer parlance for victims who can be conned online into sending money.
For Kweiku, romance scams are a transaction, not a crime."A client is somebody, a business partner who brings you money, that's why you use the word client," he told Four Corners."Some are divorced and some — their husbands are now dead."Kweiku sells perfume on the streets of Ghana's capital, Accra, to maintain a meagre income between Western Union transfers from a woman he seduces online.These are the foot soldiers in a global scamming enterprise that's breaking hearts and stealing billions of dollars.