Introduction: Some people in Gambia turn to less than honest means to take advantage of toubabs using various devious tricks.
He was sad that you could not make the ceremony, but invites you to sign the guestbook/visitors book.
He seems genuinely excited to meet a tourist like yourself, so you good-naturedly agree.
There are too many to list here but here are some of the more common hard-luck sop stories: You are given a 'free' gift like a cheap bead necklace which is used as an avenue to lure you into deeper conversation & 'friendship'.
This trickster may be a patient kind of guy & will elicit your cash another day.
Below are three examples of commonly used scams among Gambian con artists.
Note that these cases are presented very straightforwardly, which are by all means not the case on the street.This is a common confidence trick where the 'seller' shows you a (doctored) photocopy of 'his title' to the land and attempts to 'sell' it to you.You later find out he does not even own the property.Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...You already know to be wary whenever you go online, so you don't fall prey to the various types of scammers, thieves, con artists, hackers, malware-writers and other threats that proliferate on the Internet.Be on your guard and assume any story someone tells you about needing your cash to be false until it is 'verified' by you.