Chinese dating scam
Disclaimer regarding pictures posted on the board: please understand that you are NOT looking at the pictures of people who are actually scamming you.
The people portrayed on these photos are innocent men and women, NOT involved in scamming in any way and have nothing to do with scammers.
Letters are exchanged between the scammer and victim until the scammer feels they have groomed the victim enough to ask for money.
This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.
Someone needs to start a legitimate site and not one of these BS sites.
Only after being on the site for 90 days, exchanging a minimum of 10 letters with each lady and some other ridiculous requirements you may "purchase" the lady's personal contact information . Ive gone on around six dates with three different women. A beautiful lady found me on this site and we are having a blast getting to know each other and becoming really good friends. It's just a leach site, stay away, I have spent thousands to no avail.
In some cases, online dating services are themselves engaged in misrepresentation, displaying profiles which have been fabricated, which use personal information from users who have not agreed to be depicted on the site social accounts, classified sites and even forums to groom new victims.
These individuals often live with husbands or boyfriends, who assist with the scam.
A translation service, which controls every interaction with the person for whom they are translating.
These services seem to offer helpful services, but in reality, they charge they often act as more of a matchmaker, who is paid a large lump sum upon their client receiving a proposal for marriage and another lump sum upon emigration to the US or other destination country.
We find that Shenzhen, China is an active location for this type of scam.