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Seven Chinese farmers who took out loans to marry seven mail-order brides from Vietnam have been left broke - and still single - after the women made off seven days after they were married.

According to local authorities the gullible guys are just the latest case of desperate men often from rural areas believing that they can buy love on the internet.

The websites show attractive women, and promise good housekeeping and cooking skills, but officials warn that at the end of the day it is all about women who are controlled by greedy commercial agencies that pay them commissions for the number of men they wed.

Hu Peng, 46, was one of the seven in southern China's Jiangxi province who became a victim of the Vietnamese vixens. And now his new wife, like the other brides, has vanished.

"Getting a woman from Vietnam is popular around here," said Peng. "The women are considered faithful, kind, considerate and good housekeepers. It is hard to find a Chinese woman - the strict one-child birth policy means that most Chinese families only want a son."

This policy has been implicated in an increase in the number of killings of newborn girls and forced abortions in the country since it was introduced in 1979.

Peng went on: "I found this woman through an agency and I thought she was lovely. We married two days after being introduced. I borrowed the money to pay the agency 50,000 RMB (5,000 GBP).

"For a couple of days all was blissful. I went out to work and I left her at home, stitching, cleaning, making the evening meal. It was just as I expected things to be.

"I knew my wife was friendly with the other brides in the area. She said that on such-and-such a day they would all be going out for a girls' shopping trip. But it was one she never came home from - and neither did the other brides.

"It was all a con. They upped sticks and left en-masse. My wife took away a lot of my money and the lovely clothes and gifts I had bought for her as a token of my love as we started our new life together."

He and the other dupes have now reported their losses to the local police who have started an enquiry.

A police spokesman said: "This is not an uncommon phenomena in these parts. The Chinese men are seen as easy marks by these professional brides who will come back to another village and pull the same trick."

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