A Ghanaian mechanic has been duped by his friend who is an agent after paying N1.7million to seek for a better life in Canada.
The Ghanaian man who’s hopes for a better life in Canada were dashed, leaving him not only empty-handed but also betrayed by a longtime friend who acted as an agent.
The unfortunate incident occurred when the man, hoping for a better future, became a victim of a deceptive scheme orchestrated by someone he considered a trusted ally.
The depressed mechanic recounted the events that led to his disastrous situation in an online video.
The man, whose identity has not been revealed, revealed that his dreams of relocating to Canada were fueled initially by a Facebook post from a purported friend who claimed to have successfully completed the journey and was now living a prosperous life.
Eager to seize the opportunity for greener pastures, the unsuspecting mechanic quickly sold his two cars and parted with a substantial sum of money—three thousand Canadian dollars, equivalent to N1.7 million—entrusting his aspirations to his friend-turned-agent.
Following the advice of the agent, the hopeful Ghanaian travelled to the Ivory Coast, where he was promised an important interview that would pave the way for his migration to Canada.
However, when the mechanic arrived in the Ivory Coast, he was met with a harsh reality: his friend’s claims were nothing more than a ruse.
The alleged agent, who had convinced him of a lucrative business opportunity in Canada, confessed, leaving the victim in shock and despair.
The mechanic, now back in Ghana, bravely shared his harrowing experience in an effort to raise awareness about the perils of such travel scams.
“When I arrived there, my friend, who claimed to be in Canada, visited me after I went for the said interview in the Ivory Coast. She confessed that there was a business opportunity in the country and wanted me to join. At that point, I felt very sad and told my friend that her deceit had negatively affected me,” the mechanic said in part.
Expressing his deep sadness, he recounted the emotional toll of realizing that he had been swindled by someone he had considered a friend.
According to Netizens Reactions…
Some Ghanaians who watched the video also shared their experiences on the issue of travel scams.
Fanasek music stated: Q-Net… Collins nearly tricked me…nso Nyame na ɛgyee me
opambourebenezer commented: I’m victim hmmm, my downfall. from Libya to Ghana then to Nigeria all in the name of travelling to Canada
L.Y added: bro. it’s true my classmate tried to do same to me but it doesn’t work Steve#strong wrote: a friend of mine is a victim for her they said France and ended up in Ivory Coast