Fake Japanese dating site racked up £50million in one year

Fake Japanese dating site racked up £50million in one year

Would you be fooled?

Would you be fooled? (Picture: Supplied)

When it comes to online dating, there’s never a sure fire way to ensure that the person you’re trying to woo is exactly who they say they are.

And that’s exactly what happened to the members of a dating site in Japan – when they realised that there was only one woman among the site’s 2.7 million strong users.

They had accidentally signed up to a ‘sakura site’, which are scam dating sites known for employing staff to persuade users to pay for expensive memberships.

 

While this doesn’t sound hugely scandalous, they managed to rake in an impressive 10 billion yen ($80million or £53million) in 2012.

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