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Romance scams: in the cogs of the infernal machine that plunders French people under the influence


INVESTIGATION - Cyber ​​crooks based in Africa try to scam thousands of Internet users every day by seducing them via fake profiles on social networks.

Hello, Sir... I love your photos.

This innocent message comes from a charming Internet user, who has only a handful of subscribers on Instagram.

Her profile picture shows a 30-something Asian woman.

I just started on this network.

Could you teach me how to post as beautiful photos as you?

“, she continues.

We decide to answer him.

The pretty stranger, whose name is Alice, sends us the pictures she intends to post soon: her on a beach in Iceland or sitting in front of the Louvre...

The discussion is spread over many messages, between photography tips and travel anecdotes.

Alice would be a British expatriate living in Shanghai, with her own clothing brand.

Due to her financial success, she would spend her time traveling.

She would also be looking for a traveling companion, feeling alone.

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Source: lefigaro

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