A man was arrested Monday for scamming tens of millions of won from women by pretending to be a high-flying businessman.
The Busan Sasang police said the 35-year-old fraudster surnamed Kim defrauded four women of over 45 million won ($39,200).
He met his victims through a smartphone dating application. The women believed the man’s false name and identity and heeded his request to borrow money to pay his employees’ salaries.
Police said that although Kim was not a particularly good-looking man, he had exceptional conversation skills. Kim was also said to be jobless and incapable of paying back the money he borrowed. He has no permanent address, and sleeps at motels.