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Burrell tells a story of a burgeoning online friendship between Fauzia, a young Ghanaian woman, and an Egyptian man.

Gabby was confident that his plans would prove profitable. In fact, the young scammers that Burrell spoke with in 2005 admitted to her that they saw few if any gains from their strategies.

New research by School of Information professor Jenna Burrell looks under the surface of Internet culture in Ghana, exploring why many of Ghana’s hopes went unrealized and how Ghanaians have responded.

Burrell’s book , based on seven years of ethnographic research in Ghana, is being released this week.

“Scammers did not fear the local police, though family pressures and societal stigma did compel some young scammers to quit.” In response to the spread of Internet scams from Ghana and other West African countries, many online businesses have begun blocking access to anyone connecting from Ghana and Nigeria.

This extreme response to the Internet security issue now blocks not only scammers, but also legitimate online activity by Ghanaians.

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