Scams are everywhere! It was only recently that I came across this popular chinese sex scam while having a relaxing lunch and reading the news online.
I thought this one was an interesting one to write about because it affected an Australian guy from Canberra.
David, a 24 year old student from Australian National University is the first victim to be duped in Australia. Who knows how many others in Australia will be affected later on.
This chinese sex scam is very common in the US and in other countries such as China and Singapore.
It involves scammers posing as attractive women (eg. sex workers or students) in need of money to lure young men looking for love to purchase cards or online shopping credits in return for sex.
These attractive women will often befriend their victims by chatting them up via social media apps such as WeChat and iAround. The Australian victim, David, quotes: “They start talking to other people, claiming to be students from China, Singapore or Taiwan, and as the conversation goes on eventually they will say they really need money,”
You can read more about David’s experience with this scam HERE!
After the scammer have befriended their victims, they then request them to pay in advance by purchasing the cards, such as iTunes vouchers, and sending through images of the receipts and PIN numbers. The scammer then redeems and onsells the voucher.
The scammers know that men are easy targets for this type of scam, especially young single hot blooded men. So we need to warn the men in our lives about this type of criminal behaviour so that they don’t fall for it.
Hope you have enjoyed this article. Have you come across this chinese sex scam before? Please leave comments below.