A 35-year-old woman in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is being investigated for allegedly scamming a Vietnamese American man out of $139,000.
Doan, 54, met the alleged scammer, Truong Thi Cam Nhung, on an online dating site, where he fell in love with her and eventually asked her to visit the U.S. Truong reportedly told Doan that she could only do so with a visa, which she told him in March that she would do an interview for. She then told Doan that in order to do so, she would need to prove that she had at least $39,000 in her bank account before asking him for the money.
Actor Simu Liu is poking fun at some dating app users who use his photos to catfish their potential dates.
To all the people using my photos on dating apps… I question your taste pic.twitter.com/qK3IP4Tuck
A woman in Singapore pleaded guilty to spending cash that a love scammer had deposited into her bank account from scams that she fell for herself.
Christina Cheong Yoke Lin, 63, met the scammer, a man identified only as Collins, through dating app Badoo in early August 2017.
A refreshing tale of online romance that persevered against all odds is going viral on social media.
The story involves Nguyen Van Anh, a Vietnamese woman who met her husband through social media and eventually married him 10 months later.
In online dating gone wrong, a Chinese man was beaten up by the husband of a woman he met online through WeChat after he traveled more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) to meet her.
The two cyberspace lovers met through China’s leading messaging app WeChat in April, according to Shanghaiist via Medium. The couple then met up face to face on Dec. 10 when the man decided to travel from Wuhan to Qujing in Yunan, southwest China.
A Chinese woman demanded a refund from an online service that specializes in mending broken relationships after they failed to get her ex-boyfriend to reconnect with her.
The Chengdu local reportedly wanted to get her ex-boyfriend back so she hired the services of a relationship counseling company back in April.
The social hookup app Grindr presented a new five-part online series called “What the Flip?” with the first installment featuring an Asian man and White man swapping profiles for a day.
The featured users of the gay dating app take over each other’s profiles, letting them send messages as a different race and receive photos from other men.
If 4Chan is the internet’s asshole, Craigslist is probably the taint. Like, it’s an integral part of the internet, but we’re not really sure what it’s there for and we’re honestly a little creeped out by it.
Of course, we’re all familiar with it (Craigslist, that is) — it’s been around forever — and most of us have ventured on there to find a job, sell a couch, or comb for laughs.
A Dutch man flew to China and waited at the airport for 10 days in the name of love for a Chinese woman he met online.
Alexander Piter Cirk, 41, met a 26-year-old Chinese woman online nearly two months ago thanks to a convenient social networking app. Recently, Cirk flew from Holland to Changsha Huanghua International Airport to surprise his dearly beloved.
While “catfishing” only officially made it into dictionaries just last year, the phenomenon, in terms of online fakery, has most certainly been around for at least as long as there has an internet.
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines a catfish as “a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes.”