It is far too easy for any vunerable person to be defrauded by a website. Setting up a website is easy and there are plenty of people who do it for clandestine reasons. They say that a fool and his money are easily parted. The same saying can go for desparate people and their money.
While China has made some progress in gay rights, there are still social attitudes that need to be addressed. The country is still trying to get it’s population down so maybe it would be a good idea to promote same-sex relationships where the couples don’t end up breeding like bunny rabbits.
Not really surprising that they were dumb enough to be scammed, if they were dumb enough to marry men incapable of being their husbands.