More Asian lonely hearts are reportedly being tricked out of their hard-earned money – and tokens like bitcoin (BTC) and tether (USDT) – by a growing number of scammers who prey on the unsuspecting users of dating apps.
Several reports from the region have recounted how romance-seeking smartphone users have been sucked into traps by unscrupulous individuals posing as exotic international crypto traders – only to rob their victims using bogus exchange sites and other underhand tactics.
Per UTY (via Yahoo Japan), a woman “in her 30s” from Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture, met a man claiming to be a foreigner online in May.
After chatting and developing an online relationship, the man then explained that he was a successful crypto trader who had exclusive knowledge about how to make money from trading tokens. He convinced her to make a USD 910 investment using what appeared to be a bona fide…