Part 3: Ghana Scam: African Lonely Hearts Scammers Try to Make Victim Robinson Jealous

The story of Ronnie Robinson [not his real name] and the Ghana scammers who used photos and videos of a Canadian model to fleece my friend out of tens of thousands of dollars is not over yet.

Ghana Fraud: Man Victimized by African-Based Lonely Hearts Computer Scam Spends Tens of Thousands

Ghana Fraud Part 2: I Contact Nancy to Expose African Internet Scam of Lonely Friend

After showing Ronnie that Nancy was willing to come to me and be my girlfriend, if I sent her some money, I thought I persuaded him that this was a scam.

It did not work.

Instead Ronnie thought I was trying to steal his girlfriend and he continued to send money to Ghana, while telling me he had stopped.

I showed Ronnie that Nancy was not in Ghana and that the pictures he had gotten, supposedly from her, were actually pictures of nude model Lana Brooke of Canada.

He seemed convinced, but I was wrong. He continued to send money to the Ghana scammers, despite never talking to Nancy and only texting and watching a short silent video which he believed was Nancy Skyping with him live.

During my second or third intervention, I had some phone discussions with a man, with an African accent, who called himself George Boakye. He said he was a Ghanaian “businessman,” who was helping Nancy get to the USA in order to be with Ronnie.

An arrangement was made where I would speak with Nancy.

“No Nancy, no more money from Ronnie,” I said to George.

At the appointed time, a woman got on the phone. Ronnie listened in.

The connection was bad. It did not sound like a young white woman which Nancy was supposed to be, but rather a black woman whose English was far less fluent than the proficiency Nancy displayed in her thousands of texts to Ronnie.

The woman on the phone had a thick African accent, and, oddly, there was a baby making noise in the background.

We could barely communicate because her English was so poor. After awhile, the baby started crying and Nancy had to go. She said she was at an internet cafe and her time was up.  But why was there a baby crying in the background?

Is that how you thought Nancy would sound? I asked Ronnie.

He said, no, and I thought I finally persuaded him to stop sending money.

I was wrong.

I showed Ronnie that his innocent Nancy was actually nude model Lana Brooke.

 

After this, I forgot all about Nancy for several years, until another friend of mine, who had been staying with Ronnie, told me that he was in contact with people in Ghana. I knew at once what was going on.

Nancy’s story to Ronnie was that she was born in Cape Town, South Africa and went to Ghana with her parents to visit  her grandmother.  Unhappily, during the visit, her parents went shopping and got into a fatal car accident. Without her parents, she had to stay with her old Grandma in Ghana, but then, sadly, Grandma died from a disease.

Poor Nancy, stuck in Ghana, was reduced to selling ice water at the roadside and at the market but then her refrigerator, out of which she used to sell the ice water, was destroyed, and she had no income.

She had one major asset, however, aside from her good looks. She had $1 million in gold and she wanted to give it all to Ronnie when she came to America to be with him forever.

During the time I had not talked to Ronnie about Nancy, he told me that he sent George several thousand dollars, and it was arranged that Nancy would fly to America with George and the $1 million in gold.

Ronnie told me that this proved it was real: That she had come to New York City and was ready to come to Ronnie with the gold and be with him forever. However, when they arrived in New York, some stark news came. George told Ronnie that they needed $3,000 more to pay the import fee on the gold, otherwise they could not leave Customs and come to Ronnie.

But Ronnie did not have the money, at the time. He had tried to borrow it but could not. He was crestfallen when he learned that Nancy and George [and the gold] had to return to Ghana.

So close and yet so far.

I heard about all this after the fact.

When I again got involved last month, the latest story they told Ronnie was that Nancy was in the hospital with malaria and she needed $600 to get out and then another $2000 or so to fly to America to be with him. She would come with the gold.

Ronnie asked if he could borrow $600 from me to get her out of the hospital.

I told Ronnie to get George on the phone. He did and Ronnie listened in.

I told George that I was Ronnie’s uncle and that Ronnie would not be sending any money. In fact, he had another woman, Lola, from Nigeria, and that he would be marrying her and leaving Nancy.

No need to ask for more money, I said. Ronnie is in love with Lola.

George said he understood and that Nancy would be heartbroken.

I thought this would work and they would leave Ronnie alone.

I was wrong.

Within a day, Ronnie got this message from Nancy emphasizing her love for him:

“My only love Ronald i didn’t knew you can do this to me to go and take another lady and George came to the hospital and gave me his phone to write you this email message but let me tell you that i still loves you and George said you have a Nigeria lady and make sure she loves you or not because that Nigeria ladies don’t love peoples and they are mean and no lady will love you like how i really loves you and i will come to you when i get the money  discharge from the hospital you will see me soon at Niagara Falls trust me.”

George also wrote to Ronnie emphasizing the gold:

“Hello my Brother Ronald so upon all what me and you and Sister and my friends has done for Nancy you are saying that you are going in for a different lady from Nigeria and all what i can tell you is that be careful of what you are doing and if you and that Nigeria lady didn’t work out can you contact me again as well if you can try and help we need 600 dollars and when she is discharged from the hospital and i will bring her to you with the [gold] kilos and the [gold] chain so that we can do the foundation as well and when you are ready i can give you sister address for you to send it.”

Ronnie did not reply. He did not send the $600 either. He did not have it.

Then they escalated the pressure. Ronnie got the news that another man, Tomi Jadresic, was about to steal Nancy away.

Tomi wrote by email:

“Hello Ronald i want go to Ghana for my business i will go and search for Nancy and help her so that i can take her to Australia because they will have elections in Ghana soon and i want to take her to Australia and marry her because she is such a beautiful lady so that i will enjoy her pussy and her 2 golds and i will show her to my family because she had a gold bar and gold chain and as for now i know that you have taken her for granted and she is nothing to you and after i arrive in Ghana i will help her to buy her a ticket because the lawyer Frank told me that she already had passport and Visa and i will take her to Australia and live with her … Thanks for understanding me.”

Ronnie did not reply.

Tomi wrote again:

“Hello Ronald, i heard that Nancy has been at the hospital for last month so i want to try and see if i can take her here to Australia because the corona virus is not here much as well.”

And Tomi wrote again:

“Hello Ronald tell me the amount Nancy owe you because i want to pay you and go to Ghana now because i can be in a flight and bring her to Australia because i knew all her passport and other documents are ready and i will pay her hospital bills too and take her to Australia in Sydney so reply me now and i will sell her gold chain and all the gold bars too and enjoy her pussy too because i have heard that the corona virus it trying to enter Ghana so after i sell all her gold i will be among those rich men in Australia here.”

Ronnie was going almost mad with heartache. After all the money he spent, Tomi was going to get the woman, her pussy and the gold.

Ronnie had no money to send. None of his friends would lend him money since all of them knew about Nancy.

He had already financed his car and sent that to Nancy. He could mortgage the house.

Tomi send yet another email to Ronnie:

“Hello Ronald or whatever you call yourself listen i am planning to go to Ghana because the virus has been reduce killing peoples in my city here so when i get there don’t try to do anything stupid let me go and get the gold and sell it for me to become rich.”

Ronnie was upset, if not frantic and he came to me.

Once again I intervened.

Stay tuned for part 4.

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  • Re The Nudes of Lana:

    I am starting to wonder if Frank is running this series of articles so he can post nude pics……….

    I am a fan of Real Skin™️, but uh, uhm, this is all starting too get a little too, shall we say, HBO After Dark.

    What is Frank’s grand machination, to become the next Larry Flynt?

    Or

    Is Frank starting to morph into a perverted Papa Smurf? Is Lana his Smurfette?

    You cannot say the word f*ck anymore on the Frank Report, but you can watch two people f*cking?

    Seems logical to me.
    **********

    Sultan of Sexiness (not the real Sultan)

    Maybe you should think about defending Lana Brooke instead of Lana Lang?

    It’s a tough call. One has a nice rack and fine turd-cutter and the other one has the face of an angel.

    It’s almost like Sophie‘s Choice, with Meryl Streep, but nobody dies.

    • Nice Guy, you can continue to use the word fuck – but don’t tell other commenters to ‘fuck off’. When did I post pictures of two people fucking? I don’t recall that but if I did – I assume it was consensual.

    • EIther niceguy’s wife took control of his keyboard, or niceguy has changed. He once quit FR over fake skin and not getting to see the real deal. Now he uses a magnifying glass to help him tattle over boobies.

        • It’s funny! How is it remotely offensive?

          I am fine with getting ripped on. If you want to dish it out, you have to be able to take it.

          Like I mentioned before I don’t mind the ball-busting at all. I miss hanging out with other men and busting balls.

          My only request is if Johnson rips on me, I can retaliate. Other than Johnson, I don’t care who rips on me.

          ******
          NutJob’s statement, itself, is partially true. I did inform you of Lana’s pic which showed the cha-cha.

          I didn’t want Google to pull its advertising temporarily from your website. Google uses Bots to monitor websites so advertisers don’t have to be worried about advertisements appearing on questionable websites.

          Beaver photos (Gifs) can get you flagged. It can take a while to get your ads back.
          *****

          • Nice Guy, I appreciate you looking out for me. I totally missed the hidden part of the photo, I thought it was just a bare-assed picture.

  • I would like to know how this started, how ‘Nancy’ initiated contact. Was it an out of the blue email? If so, did they know they were targetting the perfect victim or was is a more broad phishing email where they send the same thing to multiple people in hope that one falls for it?

    It is worrying what they might drive him to by harassing him with these communications.

  • “Instead, Ronnie thought I was trying to steal his girlfriend and he continued to send money to Ghana, while telling me he had stopped.”
    Admit it, it was true…more seriously, you really think you had a chance to convince him?

    Excuse me, but at this point, after showing him who was the real Nancy, the Canadian adult model, if he still didn’t believe it, nothing could be done…

    BTW, you don’t think it’s wrong to bring the actress into this (in your article) and posting nude pics of her?
    You are aware that she owns her image, not you…posting some pics of her (while in a way, she is a victim herself) is wrong (nude or not).

    Or if we got there, since it’s your friend who should be shameful, post a picture of him (and his real name).

    While the story is funny (not dramatic as it’s absurd to behave like this) I start to doubt it’s true (thou it could as those leeches (scammers) are known to insist once the fish bit once)

    If it’s true, for his own good, a mental facility is a solution for your friend as he is going to hurt (one way or another) himself…

    • Lana Brooke’s pictures are all over the internet. Hundreds of them. She is, so to say, a little over exposed. Publishing a couple of pictures of her is ‘fair use’ and may also serve to warn others if they get a picture of her claiming she is in Ghana selling ice by the side of the road.
      She has been named as the number 1 person used by African lonely hearts scammers.

      • And it’s giving you the right to connect her further to a criminal activity she is not linked too? It’s giving you the right to use her image to illustrate it?
        And posting topless pics to illustrate what?
        No, check twice, you are wrong here, Franky…

  • Okay, I’ve waited long enough to ask the obvious question: Why can’t “Nancy” sell some of her gold and pay to come across the Atlantic Ocean herself? LOL

  • After killing hundreds if not thousands of elderly people in nursing homes by placing Covid patients next to them Anal Andrew Cuomo is cracking the whip on you New York Sheep.
    He’s sending out cops with tape measures.
    The cops he failed to send out to stop the riots.
    Enjoy being raped by Anal Andrew Cuomo.
    Cuomo says bars and restaurants violating social distancing will lose liquor licenses

  • This story just gets dumber and dumber.

    Frank is basically arguing that Ronnie is really just a ‘normal’ guy (not a retard) who simply got ensnared within a clever scam that could happen to ‘anybody’. LOL.

    No, Frank. Just no.

    A reasonable person (who was lonely) might have sent a few hundreds bucks ONE time —– and then learned their lesson when more money was asked for.

    But that’s NOT what Ronnie did.

    This mother fucker spent YEARS sending thousands of dollars EVEN AFTER Frank showed him PROOF that Nancy:

    1) Was a verified porn gal.

    2) Trying to run this scam on Winston Groovy too.

    3) Was speaking on the phone with an African accent and a baby in the background, with poor English that didn’t match her email communications.

    4) Has a lawyer who says they only need $3k to release $1 Million in gold, LOL. Yeah, that sounds believable. Doesn’t the lawyer have a credit card to charge a mere $3k to receive $1 Million?

    5) Says she’s gonna fly with $1 Million in gold (on a passenger plane, LOL) to the USA, to give it to him.

    *Was she gonna just check that gold with her luggage?

    *Was she gonna report that gold to US Customs when she arrives, as is required by law? Traveling with over $10k (in cash or cash equivalents) requires that it be reported to US Customs, to prevent money laundering.

    *Would US Customs just let her import that much ‘suspicious gold’ and not suspect that she’s a money launderer for drug cartels?

    What a joke.

    Frank, did you hear me, asshole?

    I said no. This could NOT happen to anybody.

    If your friend is REAL (not a fictitious guy made up for blog clicks) then he’s the DUMBEST MOTHER FUCKER on planet Earth and a borderline RETARD with an IQ comparable to the chimpanzee at his local zoo.

    Your friend Ronnie doesn’t even sound real to me. Nobody on Earth can be duped that many times.

    He wasn’t just duped one time He was duped like 50 or 100 times in this story, yet never learned his lesson?

    Fuck you, Frank. You lying cocksucker. I don’t believe that Ronnie is real.

    Prove to us he’s real. Ronnie Robinson is a fake name that you created to bait us with this fake story.

    You’re pathetic, Frank.

    So you have no problem showing us a photo of a real pornstar and implicating her name in this scammer story (while violating her privacy, since she’s not a part of this scam) yet you keep Ronnie’s real identity hidden?

    Ronnie is probably just a made up guy.

    Frank was always a slippery guy, even back in 2008 when he betrayed Clare Bear and was fired from her property development project for incompetence. He lied to Clare back in 2008. So he could be lying about this too.

    • Bangkok, my friend’s plight is real. His real name is not Ronald Robinson as I indicated in the post.

      The pornstar’s image was used by Ghanaian scammers to persuade ‘Ronnie” he had a beautiful woman interested in him. I grant you that Ronnie was foolish, but he is also lonely, perhaps desperately so and these scammers preyed on him relentlessly.

      Everyone of his friends who know about how he has been scammed thinks not unlike you do – that he is a giant fool and cannot understand how it could be so. But it is.

      One more thing: As for Clare Bronfman, you have it ass backwards. She lied about me. And she paid for that lie very heavily.

      Of course, you are entirely free to believe what you like, Bangkok, but you are nowhere near as funny as you once were. Why not mooch along to another site and display your nastiness there? No one will miss you – except maybe me a little bit – when you were funny.

      • LOL.

        The mighty Frank Parlato has just become unglued and angry enough to try and boot me from his site. 🙂

        Checkmate. 🙂

        If my comments weren’t truly angering you to your core —– then you’d never have bothered to ask me to leave, because you’re too civilized for that.

        You’re normally very composed and unflappable.

        You normally don’t ‘telegraph’ that my comments affect you so deeply.

        Hey, Frank… You should consult NiceGuy on how NOT to let my comments bother you. 🙂

        This reminds me of the time you got mad at Flowers (for insulting you) and politely asked her to leave your blog too —- which indicated that she got under your skin bigtime.

        And no, I won’t leave just because you ask. My skin isn’t that thin, sir.

        Not as funny as I once was, huh? 🙂

        Okay, Frank, but basic psychology tells me that when a person tries to ‘hurt your feelings’ LOL — it means you’ve already hurt their feelings. 🙂

        The difference between your insults towards me (and my insults towards everybody else) is that I don’t honestly expect anybody to take my insults seriously or personally.

        Whereas you do expect that, since you’ve very limited in dishing out such insults. You only do it when somebody has REALLY gotten under your skin.

        Whereas I do it for everybody, 24/7.

        I shall indeed leave FrankReport one day, perhaps soon, perhaps not, but only on my own terms.

        Oh, mooching is my business. And business is good.

        Have a nice day. 🙂

        • This is a lot better, Bangkok. You’re showing great signs of improvement. Your comments don’t bother me, I just like it better when you’re funny. Nasty and funny can be great comedy. Nasty without wit is boring.

        • Bangkok, it’s very simple. LOL

          You left out a reference to Frank getting a$$ cancer, that would have made all the difference. LOL

      • Your friend may be real, but he’s also real rare. LOL

        He’s probably also mentally disabled, and that isn’t putting him down, it’s just the truth, just like Biden isn’t playing with a full deck. LOL

        • My friend is not as rare as you might think, Scott. There are many victims of this kind of fraud. Although he certainly lost a lot more than many did.

          • As many as the millions of new people who get scammed in the U.S. by Amway and other MLM scams every year? LOL

          • Scott, you are more than welcome to write about Amway on this site. No one knows the topic better than you.

          • Oh crap. Frank, can we please ask Joe to step in and redact YOUR hurtful and insensitive comments? You clearly hate your readers and are insensitive to our basic human needs by inviting more Amway [redacted] from Johnson.

    • Bangkok is pure [redacted]. He (she?) DEMANDED that Scott answer 11 questions, then added some more, but he’s too [redacted] to come on Scott’s show to get the answers. LOL

      • Once again Scott Ghost is [redacted] of any communication between Frank and Bangkok. Someone in Texas is acting like a [redacted].

        It’s getting kinda [redacted].

        Whenever there is communication between Frank and Bangkok, Scott almost always jumps in.

        • Anybody can comment on any topic they choose, it’s called the First Amendment NiceGuy 666. LOL

          Bangkok DEMANDED that Scott answer 11 questions, and then some additional questions, so every reader should know Bangkok refuses to ask the questions on Scott’s show, just like you refuse to come on Scott’s show after saying you would. LOL

  • Believe it or not, there is a very strong parallel in this story to people getting scammed by MLMs. LOL

    After someone puts in a lot of time, money, and effort, it is hard to stop being involved and admit you were scammed. LOL

    That’s why Scott tells people this and has done so, thousands of times on social media: Do your part and copy/paste this message, including this part, all over social media (unless owned/operated by current Amway IBOs or the Amway scam company), and encourage them to do the same, and so on, à la network marketing/MLM. Also, submit a complaint to the FTC at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/?utm_source=takeaction#crnt&panel1-1 If you don’t, then you’re part of the problem. Amway has 2 major problems, and most MLMs have at least one of these issues:

    1. The products are overpriced, which makes them almost impossible to sell to customers and results in Amway being an illegal pyramid: http://allmlmfacts.org/2016/05/h-r-5230-and-the-fallacy-of-mlm/ , and also according to the FTC and SEC websites and previous court decisions and settlements; and

    2. The Tool Scam is hidden profit for the top level distributors only, and the vast majority of distributors operate at a net loss as a result: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0iFUaiI2hY This is RICO fraud.

    For recent examples, google “FTC” along with the following companies, one at a time: FHTM, BurnLounge, Zeek, TelexFree, Vemma, Advocare, Neora, Javita, Waiora, Business For Health, and Herbalife. Make a complaint on the FTC website: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/?utm_source=takeaction#crnt&panel1-1

    Although there is no federal law defining pyramid schemes, the FTC has a long and successful track record of using its Section 5 law prohibiting “unfair and deceptive” business practices to go after MLM scams: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/multilevel-marketing which states, in part, “Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. If the money you make is based on your sales to the public, it may be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan. If the money you make is based on the number of people you recruit and your sales to them, it’s probably not. It could be a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and the vast majority of participants lose money.”

    Read about these and much more at these websites: http://www.StopTheAmwayToolScam.wordpress.com and http://www.AllMLMFacts.org , and email stoptheamwaytoolscam@yahoo.com to help shut down Amway and other MLM scams.

    Watch this video about Amway and other MLM scams, then forward it to everyone you know, except for current Amway IBOs, and encourage them to do the same. When enough people know, these scams will collapse:

    English version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI

    Spanish version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-O4myeUzg

    Listen to my weekly radio/podcast: https://www.buildingfortunesradio.com/scott-johnson-peter-mingils/

    • Christ Johnson!

      Who do you think you are helping or have helped?

      Amway robbed you of 8 years of your life and have robbed yourself of 10 years with your [redacted]. Scott you don’t [redacted]

      You have a….Vendetta, against a multi billion dollar corporation, that you can’t possibly win. Seriously, you joined a class action lawsuit and got a [redacted] settlement. If Amway was a car you didn’t dent it or even scratch it. Amway, however, [redacted].

      Move on!!!!

      BTW:
      Frank should charge for always advertising your radio show on his website. The Frank Report is not a charity.

  • Sounds like the scammers got confused and called him Gerald during one of the emails. LOL

    It’s so hard to keep your scam targets straight. LOL

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