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Problem about warnings is that people can't relate themselves to the warnings. Whom to be blamed? I say it is the media for first hand. Media portrays victims as extremely ignorant and victim shaming culture fuels into that wrong portrayal and thus no one thinks warnings apply to them. Before SCMP or any media outlet claims "despite the warning" (like if they properly warned the society?) they should really look into who the victims are and write true storyies to help deliver proper warnings to the society.Despite warnings, English-speaking women in Hong Kong continue to fall prey to online romance scams.
TRUE. I found one suspicious profile, which has been up there for ages and contacts you right after you started using LoveStruck HK. I think his username is Welshy or something, indicating he is from Wales. (I don't use their service anymore so I forgot his username!) It is another 'too good to be true' profile he is a medical doctor and when I reserve scanned his photo it hit his website of medical centre he is running in Hong Kong. This guy on the photo does exist and funnily enough I bump into him on the street every so often - including today! Do I really think this medical doctor with established carrier has been around on LoveStuck HK for ages, using site 24/7 (his online status is always 'green'), striking every women who newly comes on the website?? Well maybe he is a weirdo who knows ... but I seriously doubt. LoveStruck HK says they verified his profile and it is "LinkedIN proved", meaning his profile on LoveStruck matches with what he says who he is on LinkedIN. But how do they run a check?When contacted, Lovestruck said Dr John had passed their checks with his Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Lovestruck said they reported his fake profiles, but at the time of writing, he remained there, big and bold, on Facebook.
Despite pointing out to Lovestruck the numerous suspicious “widower” profiles, they continue to pop up. Jackson isn’t surprised. “They’re running a business too. These sites claim they do all the checks, but the reality is they have few staff and operate with impunity. They’re unregulated and who are you going to complain to? This is a global thing. They make it look all slick and polished and protected, but it’s not.”
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