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54-year-old Vietnamese American man scammed out of $139,000 by online lover

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. 

Man Travels 600 Miles to Meet Woman He Met on WeChat, Gets Beaten By Her Husband

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.

Gay Man Shocked Over the Racism Asian Men in the LGBT Community Deal With on Grindr

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.

25 Racist and Disgusting Ways to Hit on Asian Women on Craigslist

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.

Dutch Man Hospitalized After Waiting 10 Days in Chinese Airport for Internet Girlfriend

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.

Shocking Statistics Reveal Just How Common ‘Catfishing’ Might Be

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.”