Police said fake profiles involved in the scam, like that of “Mango Girl”, were created using stolen photos and details from characters in web novels. Photo: guancha.cn

‘Virtual girlfriends’ like Mango Girl at the heart of a WeChat scam

  • Police arrest 28 people – mostly men – accused of creating fake profiles on the social network to dupe other men into sending money
  • Shanghai man says he transferred nearly US$2,000 in ‘birthday gifts’
Topic |   Crime in China

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Police said fake profiles involved in the scam, like that of “Mango Girl”, were created using stolen photos and details from characters in web novels. Photo: guancha.cn
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