A married man in China was recently sentenced to prison after he was caught conning over RM350K from 39 women. The con artist, He Gansheng, used three different identities to lure his victims, who were mostly in their 20s.
According to SCMP, the 38-year-old man, who lived with his wife and children in Hubei, was sentenced to 11 years and six months in prison. He was also fined 30,000 yuan (~RM19,000) in April 2021. Although the sentencing took place more than a year ago, the case was only revealed earlier this month after a legal article regarding the case was published online.
He had used three different identities to lure his victims. His victims were mostly females in their 20s. The fake identities he used included a doctor in Shanghai, a lawyer in Shenzhen, and a PhD student in Beijing. The con artist had also sent fake selfies and images of two attractive South Korean men that he downloaded online.
The media outlet further reported that none of the victims ever met He Gansheng in person. Furthermore, the article (which was published by the Hubei court) also stated that his real appearance was described as an “ordinary-looking man” and “short at 160cm tall”, in contrast to his claims that he is 180m tall.
After luring the victims with his fake pics, He would ask to “borrow” some money from them to pay for his home loan, credit cards and other expenses. When asked to pay them back, he would come up with tons of excuses. Aside from that, he would also block his “online GFs” on social media.
He scammed his victims from 2016 to 2020. His dirty deeds were eventually exposed after his final victim – a 22-year-old woman – reported him to the authorities after being scammed out of her life savings. He was later arrested by the police not long after the report was made.