In January 2019 one man from India complained to the police after he had paid a total of at least 4.6 million rupees (66150$) for arranging a date with a girl. Unfortunately, he never got what he was promised to. The 65-year-old man tried to get the money back himself, but when he realized that he had been tricked, he went to the police. He told that in May 2018 he visited the Locanto website, this site provides users different services, some of them are publishing dating ads.
“I clicked on the line where it was written ‘entertainment’, and I was asked to register on another website. When I finished the registration, a woman, whose name was Mira, called me. She sent me some pictures of three girls and suggested to choose the one I liked. When I did this, she said that it was necessary to pay 25.5 thousand rupees (367$) to meet a girl, and she said that in future I would be able to meet with that girl for the whole year,” the man explained to the police.
According to the man, they also took extra money for different additional services, including 82.5 thousand rupees (1186$) for not giving his number to anyone else, 285 thousand (4100$) for the contract with the girl for one year and 550 thousand (7900$) – for the verification of his profile. Later he was sent the number of a girl whose name was Rosie (Rosy). He explained the police that he spoke with her only a couple of times and did not meet in person as it was promised in the very beginning.
Lot of negative reviews about the site, where he found Rosy, made the man think that he could be tricked by the resource. He asked to give the money back to him. Mira promised to do this before January 10th, 2019. However, the man never received a refund, Mira and Rosie stopped answering him and only after that the Indian man went to the police.