In response to the tragedy, issued a statement last weekend on its official Weibo account.
“After verifications, [we found that] the late We Phone founder Su Xiangmao and his ex-wife Zhai Xinxin are both jiayuan.com’s members and have completed real-name authentication respectively, ” the statement said.
Jiayuan has more than 170 million registered users and 107 physical stores providing matchmaking services.
In December 2015, Baihe acquired the Nasdaq-listed firm in a deal that valued it at about US$250 million.
He said Zhai Xinxin had lied about her age, marital history and other details in her online profile.
Zhai could not be contacted for comment, and the was unable to independently verify the allegations against her.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.“Jiayuan will closely watch the development of events and cooperate with related departments in investigations and evidence collection.” The company did not say whether Zhai’s information had been found to be genuine or not.Su Xianglong, the brother of Su, said on his verified Weibo account that Zhai had lied about her marriage history, while jiayuan had failed to verify her the information in her profile.Su, from Beijing, leaped to his death from an apartment building roof after uploading his suicide note to Google .In it, he claims Zhai, whom he had married after dating for two months, drove him to despair by demanding 10 million yuan from him in return for her silence over taxes she said he owed.Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason.