Online dating scams china
This is all a build-up for the scam artist’s real goal: conning a victim out of money.
Once the victim becomes attached, the scammer looks for ways to dupe the person into sending money, which can happen in two basic ways.
The paper reported that dating websites require people to register with a real name and ID, but information, like age, education or marital status and salary, can be easily altered.
After signing up with basic information, people can offer more personal data, like an academic certificate or property certificate, to have them verified so it will help them get more attention from other members, increasing their chances of making a match.
Scammers may then ask their victims to leave the dating site and use personal email or instant messaging (IM).
Con artists may express their “love” quickly and effusively, find similarities with the victim, and claim the online match was destiny.
For instance, some romance scammers express concern about their financial situation or ability to visit the victim in the hopes that a person will offer to send funds.
They usually show up for dates but are barely willing to talk about themselves and disappear with some excuses and never reply to any calls or messages from their dates. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC).
Some clients put the dots together, thinking it's a scam when they received calls from their disappearing dates defending their matchmakers after complaints are made. Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form.
The matchmaking service costs range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of yuan and promise to find clients a certain amount of ideal dates in a certain amount of time.
If the clients don't like who they meet, recommended by the service, the service will keep looking until they are satisfied. But actually it's common when matchmakers think some clients are too picky or hard to sell, they will ask their friends to fill in - just to fulfill the contract, rather than find the potential right person, according to The Beijing Times.Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.