A car mechanic from Ghana has taken to social media to express his frustration with an agent who scammed him out of a substantial amount of money, promising to take him to Canada for a better life.
The mechanic explained that he came across the agent advertising immigration services on Facebook, claiming to facilitate work opportunities abroad.
He later contacted the agent, and they agreed on the amount of money he would need to have for all the expenses until he landed in Canada.
The mechanic gathered every penny he had, even selling his two cars to raise the amount the agent requested – over $3,000 [Sh 457,800].
At the end of the day, the agent only took him as far as the neighboring country of Ivory Coast, leaving the mechanic shocked and disappointed. He had dreams of reaching Canada and possibly changing his life.
Upon reaching Ivory Coast, he discovered the harsh reality after realizing that his friend who claimed to be in Canada had deceived him.
“When I arrived there [Ivory Coast], my friend who claimed to be in Canada visited me after going for those interviews in Ivory Coast. He admitted that there was a business opportunity in the country and asked me to join. I was deeply saddened and told my friend that his deceit had severely affected me.”
The young mechanic has now returned to his home country, Ghana, and is sharing his story as a way to warn others about the scams in the transportation industry.