Hi,I'm Zoey and I'll be assisting you. I'm reviewing your question now. Are you online at this time?
What is your question about this situation?
Unfortunately, as you already have found out, you fell for an online romance scam.
No matter how well you think you know someone you are only in touch with by electronic means, you are really only strangers until you can meet up and see for yourself who you have really been writing and talking to. And strangers who are legitimate, NEVER ask other strangers for money. The money request is the #1 sign of an internet romance scam, and once it happens, you've got yourself a thief. There's just no exception.
You know that in your real time life. That is, if a stranger walked up to you on the street, told you she loved you and asked you for money, you would never hand your money over. You probably would call the police. You would know she had to be a beggar, a con artist or a thief.
It's exactly the same when someone you have never met in person asks you for money on the web. The difficulty is that internet romance scammers make you feel that you are not strangers but that you're in a committed relationship. But how committed can you be when you can't even meet her to see if she's telling you the truth?
And so you wire your money off to Ghana, and instead of solving your "poor little rich girl's" problem, she only needs more of your money. And more. And more. And more. And more. Until your run out of money or catch wise, whichever comes first.
Now that you get it and you know you have been swindled, what you unfortunately find is that she's lied to you about everything, and you won't be able to find her. Romance scammers are professional thieves, know how to falsify everything from their photos to their computer and email IP addresses, and you can't even follow the money trail because overseas wires via Western Union or MoneyGram are completely untraceable.
Anka Williams and the so-called lawyer won't check out either. They are all part of the same team of scammers and all of the contact information you have for them will be false.
If you can find out who and where she really is, you could take legal action against her for the return of your funds. But finding the will almost certainly be a job for law enforcement.
Romance scammers prey on folks from different countries for a reason. Your police have no authority in Ghana. And romance scams bring in so much money to Ghana's economy that Ghana police are all too willing to look the other way.
You are the victim of a crime, and unless you are willing to invest in an international private investigator to find her, all that you can do is to report the matter to law enforcement and have them notify the authorities in Ghana and ask them to investigate your case. The hard reality of internet scam is that the overwhelming majority of romance scammers get completely away with their crimes.
I am very sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.
As I have already told you, you have fallen for a well known scam. There is no Taraji Burling. There is only a team of thieves who have stolen your money and who are finding excuses to ask for more.
There is no such lawyer in Ghana by the name of ***** *****. All lawyers must have licenses to practice or they are impostors and committing fraud. The Ghana Bar Association allows you to search the names of all lawyers able to practice law in Ghana on their website. ***** ***** is not a real lawyer.
There is no real Taraji Burling. There is no poor little rich girl. There is no estate. The only money these folks have comes from you and from the others that they are swindling.
Cease contact with "Taraji" and with all of the other people you know through her. Consider the money you have sent gone forever, as you will never get it back. Send no more money to Ghana. Report her to your police and to Scamwatch.gov.au, as the only chance you have of getting your money back is if law enforcement can find out who and where these folks really are and bring them to justice.
THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY THAT ANY OF THESE PEOPLE AND THE INHERITANCE ARE REAL. IT IS ALL A SCAM.
No, he is not real. I told you that I looked him up on the website of the Ghana Bar Association and there is no such lawyer by that name licensed to practice law in Ghana. I even linked you to the website, so that you could look him up there for himself and see that there was nobody licensed by that name. I will also attach the list of all members in good standing licensed to practice law in Ghana. His name is ***** ***** either.
Please stop throwing your money away. There is no inheritance. There is no poor little rich girl. There is only a soon-to-be-poor YOU, if you keep sending your money to thieves.