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One scam in particular is so genius that it’s scary.
Step 1: A restaurant-owner hires an attractive woman.
Step 2: The woman makes a dating profile.
Step 3: The woman contacts a man via Jiayuan, whom she then convinces to take her on a date to the restaurant who hired her.
Step 4: She racks up an exorbitant tab, ranging from USD100 to USD2,000.
Step 5: The poor scammed schmuck never hears from her again, and is now significantly less wealthy.
Unfortunately, this “date-for-profit” scam has happened to 57, 218 lonely people looking for love, according to the study.