In yet another case of “TRUST NO B*TCH,” a Chinese woman has been swindled out of $70,000 after handing the cash over to a man she believed was her online boyfriend but was actually her female best friend in disguise. Here’s how it all went down.
- The 32-year-old woman believed she was in love. The woman, referred to as Yi Yi by police, thought she was in a relationship for a man named A Feng she met online for eight years. Despite the fact that they never met in person or even talked on the phone due to the man’s supposedly hectic work schedule, Yi Yi still handed over her life savings, according to The Daily Mail.
- A Feng sold her a pack of lies. Yi Yi believed that the reason that she and her boyfriend had never spoken on the phone was that he wasn’t allowed to make phone calls while working on his boat. The boat was allegedly outside of China and throughout the years they “dated,” he never returned home even once. Not only that, but A Feng told Yi Yi that he had esophageal cancer and heart diseases and needed more than 500,000 yuan to undergo treatment.
- Yi Yi thought they were going to get married. She believed that A Feng would eventually be transferred back to China and they would get married, but instead, he asked for more money, claiming he was gravely ill. She didn’t have it, so she went to the police for help. They then tracked down the owner of the bank account belonging to A Feng, who was indeed a sailor but said the Yi Yi he met 8 years ago always refused him every time he asked her out for a date.
- They discovered they had a mutual friend in common. The police eventually discovered that Yi Yi and A Feng both knew someone named Xiao Lei, who introduced them years prior but it didn’t work out and they went their separate ways… or so they thought. Xiao Lei contacted both Yi Yi and A Feng pretending to be the other person to resume a relationship. She kept the two fake relationships going for years.
- Xiao Lei has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. Police found mobile phones in her house which she used to keep up the ruse, and she eventually confessed to everything. She claimed that she used Yi Yi’s money to cover personal debts, but it’s unlikely that money will ever be recovered. What an awful story!!