What’s the True Story of the Fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana?

Last year, the state department said it uncovered a fake embassy in Accra.

Last year, the U.S. State Department said that they had uncovered a fake embassy in Accra, Ghana. For a while, the story was just that, and the details went viral: the Africans were scammers and officials were paid off. Americans swooped in and saved the victims, who were desperate and credulous. But the biggest issue with this story? It wasn’t true. But another problem looms: while the U.S. made a show of shutting down a non-existent fake embassy, real fraudsters had been booming.

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