There’s a special place in hell reserved for those who exploit people’s loneliness to make a quick buck. A fraud ring which conned over one million yuan out of women on dating sites has been busted by police.
Shanghai Daily reports:
Many victims were divorcees with children, said police. The men met the women online and persuaded them to “lend” them cash.
The conmen posed as rich, good-looking young men and even had different scripts for each date.
Shanghai police said they have detained four suspects alleged to have run the con more than 30 times countrywide, including three cases in Shanghai.
A kindergarten teacher in Shanghai was conned out of over 27,000 yuan by a man she met online who asked her for loans to help a business he’d recently started.
One suspect told police he was scamming so many women he had to look at scripts while on the phone with them “in case I was getting them mixed up”.
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