A serial conman has been exposed by a Taiwanese woman, who was the latest victim of his swindling.
She shared with Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao how she was reeled into his web of lies and fully committed herself to him. It was only after a chance meeting with another of his mistresses did she realise she was not in an exclusive relationship.
Acting under false pretence
The 24-year-old woman, only identified as Ms Lin, said she met the man via the dating app Tinder, in March, 2018. She was working in Manila, Philippines when they matched. He claimed that he trades Bitcoin full time since he didn’t want to pursue his medical career after graduating from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
After several months of dating, Ms Lin felt she could trust him, even giving him her virginity.
“We discussed our life goals, and I felt that his feelings towards me were genuine, so I agreed to have sex with him. He even convinced me not to use protective measures”.
The ugly truth
However, his story began to unravel in June when Ms Lin received a private message on Facebook. A Korean woman contacted her claiming that she was the Bitcoin trader’s girlfriend. She advised Ms Lin she had been in a relationship with the man for over a year. Subsequently, she went to Singapore to look for him.
The Korean lady, a flight stewardess, discovered his infidelity when she saw Ms Lin’s messages on his phone. They talked about their experiences and Ms Lin realised she was being duped.
The flight stewardess has since cut all ties with the man. Ms Lin reached out to other women on the man’s Instagram account. She found that he has pursued intimate relationships with several of them.
She has advised other young ladies to be careful of men preying on gullible women wishing to enter a long-term relationship.
However, the public has lambasted her for being too naive.
Others advised that Tinder was never for serious dating opportunities.
The lesson is important. Even though technology connects us in ways we couldn’t imagine 20 years ago, we still need to be wary of the ill intentions of others.
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