Some victims also received phone calls from persons claiming to be from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority or Hong Kong Overseas Control Centre asking them for a deposit before their profits could be released.
I was out drinking with buddies last weekend and ended up We Chatting a colleague while drunk.
The victims are usually told to buy gift cards or online shopping credits such as i Tunes or Alipay Purchase Cards before they can meet up or date the scammer.
What makes the victims desperate to meet the scammer?
Usually, sexual favours are dangled to the victim to entice them.