After forming an online relationship with their victims, they will ask them for money to pay off a tax debt or even a customs payment for a gift they claim they are intending to send them.
Previous scams have seen victims then depositing significant amounts of money into bank accounts in foreign countries including Malaysia.
Shot by a Bafta-nominated film-maker, the video follows a single man round Hackney as he tries to woo random women into joining him for a date.
The film is a social experiment designed to highlight how some of London's women react to being approached by a man in the street as opposed to purely online interaction.
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Last year, 114 cases of online dating fraud were reported to police in the city, costing victims a total of HK million, alarming new figures show.
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Vu, who went through Y Combinator with two separate startups before launching Color Dating, said that the online dating experience — particularly for quick-swipe apps like Tinder — can be frustrating for minorities.
“If a community is predominately a certain race and expresses a specific preference, if you don’t fit with the majority, you’ll end up having a horrible experience,” he said.