Chinese 'cyber lover' cheats Internet girlfriend of two million yuan

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New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): The Chinese Police has detained an 18-year-old man suspected of defrauding his Internet girlfriend of more than two million yuan (307,064 dollars) in Qianan city of Northeast China's Hebei province.

The jobless young man surnamed Qiu got to know the girl surnamed Bi through QQ, the most popular Chinese instant messenger, in July 2009.

He called himself Guo Xingchen and told the girl that he was a pilot and that his family ran an iron and steel company, the China Daily reports.

Bi, who was impressed by Qiu's seemingly rich lifestyle, kept sending money in the following months to Qiu when he lied repeatedly, such as telling her about a car accident and organ transplant.

By the time Bi realized it was a fraud in March 2010, Qiu had squandered away a large amount of the money, including buying a car.

The case is still under investigation. (ANI)

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