Throughout the years Ghana has been a significant threat for scams and fraud over the internet. According to the U.S. Embassy in Accra, a total of 540 emails from American citizens are sent to this institution every year asking for help and loss recovery from internet dating partners, penpals and people posing as potential investors or business partners. The risk is high in Ghana.
Private investigators and law enforcement agencies agree that it’s important to hire a reputable investigation firm to conduct an international background check for cases involving new relationships, personal or business, that are formed over the internet. Expect to pay a realistic price for a real investigation, where professional investigators are on the ground and verify all known information about an individual or company. Generic database searches and website offering “background checks” for $39.99 are a fraud if they claim they will be conducting an actual background check investigation. No investigation of any kind, period, can be conducted anywhere in the world for less than $100 USD. Private investigations can be costly, but they are an excellent source of insurance to know who you are communicating with is honest and real.