Nine executive bosses that ran scam dating sites after it was discovered that the sites had 2.7 milion males users, with only ONE genuine woman online.
Almost 3 million men were signed up across three dating sites, completely unaware that they were actually speaking and flirting with men who were paid to pretend to be women.
Police raided the homes of nine executives behind the scam, which had men paying 80,000 Yen (£475) to subscribe to Japan’s biggest social network site and phone line app.
The women’s profiles were all fake, with men being paid to be ‘meat men’, as they were nicknamed, and lure men into paying for the service by posing as attractive women. They even used photographs stolen from other dating sites.
Tetsuo Miura Group set the sites up in 2004 and have made 6.6billion Yen (£34m) in fees.
One bloke that fell for the scam reportedly paid the equivalent of almost £69,000 speaking to what he believed tobe hot girls that were interested in him. Gutted.
Founder Tetsuo Miura, 42, and eight other workers were arrested on suspicion of fraud.
It does make you wonder exactly who you’re swiping right to on Tinder…