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Police are urging Thailand’s single women to be aware of the perils of online dating. Commander of Cyber Crime Investigation Division 4, Pol Maj Gen Thitawat Suriyachai, warned Thai singletons at a seminar yesterday to be careful when swiping right on a potential dating partner. He added a number of these online dating profiles are fake and linked to call centre scams and fraud. The seminar was hosted by the Friends of Women Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up to identify victims of fraud and other types of crime in deprived communities and provide training in business skills to help […]

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"Pol Maj Gen Thitawat revealed that many of these profiles appear to be too good to be true, and they are. They reveal traditionally handsome, educated, and successful men in well-paid jobs from privileged backgrounds.

Women are then duped into investing in Ponzi schemes and the men then disappear once they have the cash."

Whereas the Thai women on these sites are all government-inspected virgins who only seek love, monogamy, and marriage with no financial element or interest whatsoever.

C'mon man.

Like it or not, on-line meet-ups/introductions/dating are here to stay, and users of the site(s) need to be careful and utilize commonsense.

As many users don't, perhaps the article should be re-titled...

"Police urge Thailand’s singletons simpletons to be wary of online dating perils"

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