FBI Arrests Ghanaian Lady And Mother For Assisting In Fraud
A Ghanaian lady known as Whitney Adams has landed in the grip of the FBI for helping scammers in Ghana to fraud their victims abroad. 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.
“From a time unknown, but by at least July 2018, and through April 7, 2022, in the District of Arizona, and elsewhere, FLAVIA ANNANG, WHITNEY ADAMS, and their co-conspirators conducted a romance/inheritance scam,”
“Unknown co-conspirators created phony 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“. the court document said.
According to the document, “these unwitting Victims were usually elderly or older men. ANNANG’s and ADAMS’ co-conspirators then convinced the Victims 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.
The Victims believed the money was to pay for attorney’s fees, customs duties, government fees, taxes, or other expenses related to “releasing” the inheritance and were often told that they would share in the ultimate inheritance or that the receipt of the “inheritance” proceeds would allow the fake romantic partner to join the Victim in the United States.
The co-conspirators provided the Victims with addresses to mail checks to and bank accounts to wire money or deposit checks to, which were controlled by ANNANG, ADAMS, or other co-conspirators. ANNANG, ADAMS, and the co-conspirators then fraudulently transferred and/or kept the Victims’ money and no “inheritance” proceeds were ever remitted in exchange.”
Whitney Adams has so far been identified as an Accra-based lady with the nickname, ‘Girl Boss’, well known for her lavish lifestyle and frequent visits to Dubai and 5 star luxurious locations.