She would call him for one or two minutes at a time, but when he called her the mobile was never on. He had been burnt in the past but accounts claiming to be women based in Ghana who “turned out to be scammers.” He found a woman in Russia who seemed to be more convincing.
Still, if the passport appears real, that’s a good sign.
Their main business is a SIM card vending machine that can verify customer identities using facial scans. Men interested in pursuing relationships with women abroad swap tips on sites like Russian Women Discussion.
A major topic on the forum concerns detecting catfishing.
Customers receive a report that scores the passport’s authenticity on a scale of 1 to 7.
The service is free.“This is our small contribution to the fight against scammers,” Artem wrote.