Newspaper article China Post

CIB Warns of Dating App Fraud Using China's MoMo

Newspaper article China Post

CIB Warns of Dating App Fraud Using China's MoMo

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, [...]) has warned of the risk of fraud when using dating apps after many individuals have been taken in by fraudsters.

In a released statement, the CIB said many fraudsters have used instant messaging applications to lure potential victims into fraud schemes.

In one example, a man surnamed Wang was recently tricked into a scam when he was defrauded of NT$100,000 by a woman he met on the Momo dating app.

The CIB noted that Momo is a popular Chinese location-based instant messaging application that allows smartphone users to chat with people nearby.

According to the CIB, Wang received a message from a woman who claimed to be a flight attendant who was desperate in need of money while using Momo. …

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