With the advent of high-speed internet in Ghana, a new religion was created by JuJu priest called Sakawa.
The religion leverages witchcraft and very expensive religious rituals that help fraudsters become irresistible to greedy Americans.
Sakawa is a Ghanaian term for illegal practices which combine modern Internet-based fraud with African traditionalist rituals. The term or word Sakawa is an Hausa word which means putting inside, how to make money.
The rituals, which are mostly in the form of sacrifices, are intended to spiritually manipulate victims so that the scammer’s fraud is successful. The term Sakawa referred to specific online scams but has since broadened to include all types of online frauds and scams mainly targeting foreigners. The scammers flaunt stylish clothes, luxury cars, and enormous wealth, in order to promote this act. In impoverished areas, it can be seen as a way of survival for some.
Sakawa is the perfect blend of fraud and religion and has taken Ghana by storm. If you wonder where all your romance, and card fraud originates – much of it is from these cafe’s in Ghana.