A con artist using various identities tricked a mother and son into thinking they were both dating him at the same time and handing over large sums of cash. Photo: SCMP composite
A con artist using various identities tricked a mother and son into thinking they were both dating him at the same time and handing over large sums of cash. Photo: SCMP composite

‘God of Online Dating’: catfisher in China ‘dates’ mother and son simultaneously and cons pair out of US$20,800, court hears

  • A con man is in court in China over accusations he catfished a mother and son by posing as a romantic interest online
  • The defendant reportedly convinced them to hand over 140,000 yuan (US$20,800) before they realised they had been duped

A con artist using various identities tricked a mother and son into thinking they were both dating him at the same time and handing over large sums of cash. Photo: SCMP composite
A con artist using various identities tricked a mother and son into thinking they were both dating him at the same time and handing over large sums of cash. Photo: SCMP composite
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