A Ghanaian lady, Whitney Adams, and her mother have been arrested in the USA for abetting the illegal transfer of money to perpetrators in Ghana through online scam syndicates and fake romance.
The pair who are based in Maryland were picked up by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), per US court documents dated April 8, 2022. Whitney Adams has been identified as a lavish-living Snapchat influencer named ‘Girl Boss, and her mother, Flava Annang were fingered as co-conspirators in helping their partners in Ghana facilitate fake romance and inheritance scams against unsuspecting victims in the US.
Whitney who is often seen flying around the world and enjoying luxurious international five-star vacations managed to scam men in millions of dollars.
The District Court of Arizona in a statement of complaint revealed that the victims, usually elderly men and women, were convinced by the two “to send money to, or on behalf of, those fake romantic partners to collect a fake inheritance that was supposedly due to the romantic partner.”
According to the FBI Special Agent, “unknown co-conspirators created phoney online dating profiles and personas to engage in online chats, text messaging, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls, and otherwise with unwitting Victims located in the United States in efforts to convince those Victims they were involved in an online romantic relationship with a real person”.
Between July 2018 and April this year, the duo had reportedly opened multiple bank accounts to receive and negotiate funds sent by victims.
According to U.S court documents with case number 1:22-mj-01123, Whitney who lives between Ghana and America has helped Ghanaian fraudsters to scam people. From a series of fraudulent activities online, they have made over $6 million from their operations.
See the documents below.