The female boss keeps a 27-year-old male model by 30,000 per month, but is blackmailed by the male model by taking indecent photos: she has a new love
Published by min.news 2022-07-31 08:13 HKT
The 27-year-old boy Qiao and the 54-year-old female boss Shen Mou fell in love at first sight and developed a love relationship. However, this “year-old love” did not last long. Shen soon proposed to break up with another new love, but Qiao couldn’t extricate himself. In a rage, Qiao actually forcibly took nude photos of Shen, and used the nude photos to ask Shen for his youth loss.
The female boss of a company under this name is Shen, 54 years old.
Shen met this male model surnamed Joe at a party, and then the two got together.
Shen gave this poor financial condition Qiao a monthly allowance of 30,000 yuan.
After Shen and Qiao lived happily together for a year and a month, Shen wanted to break up with Qiao, because Shen felt that he was 27 years older than Qiao. If he stayed together, there would be many contradictions and differences. And life is not peaceful.
Qiao also agreed, but the condition for breaking up was that as long as Shen gave him 100,000 yuan, he would immediately leave her, and Shen agreed to his request unconditionally.
I thought that the matter would be over here, but afterwards, Qiao Mou stumbled upon Shen who was hugging someone else. Qiao felt that Shen’s breakup was because she had a new love, so he felt that his personality was insulted. In the past two months, his emotions have slowly become out of control, and he even thought of committing suicide.
So, he decided to retaliate against Shen, ask Shen to go out to open a room, hide the camera in advance and take videos and nude photos. After that, they used this threat to blackmail 130,000, and if they didn’t give it, they would be exposed on the Internet.
After the man said a word, netizens sighed for a while, and the man said that his personality was insulted. The man feels that he has been cheated on this matter. It seems that the man is really moved and has no feelings. Why is this cheating? People always raise you with their wallets. If you can raise you, you can dump you. You still don’t want to be too insulted. It’s a drama.
It may be that he was blinded by money and confused his mind. The man also took it for granted that the money should be given to himself. From his words, it can be heard that the man was taken care of by others for nothing. Now he has lost this dependence, very much. Regret and regret. Regarding the mistakes I committed, I didn’t feel that I had a problem.
This is not the most speechless thing.
Chen was originally an ordinary “workman”, and it was precisely because he was out of society early that Chen learned a little about seeing people and making people happy. After arriving in Shanghai, Chen changed a few jobs, and finally Going to a bar to work part-time, relying on his fairly correct appearance, and a talkative mouth, after Chen met the female chairman Jiang who came here for recreation in the bar, Jiang was soon moved.
42-year-old Jiang and 28-year-old Chen have an age difference of 14 years. Under normal circumstances, there should be no possibility of a story between the two.
Jiang is a career-type strong woman with a lot of income, which is very attractive to Chen, so Chen only treats Jiang as if there is no age difference.
Later, Jiang also rented a villa and placed Chen and his children in. Since then, Chen has stopped working. He has done laundry, cooking and housework at home every day, taking care of Jiang’s two children’s eating, sleeping, and reading. Learning has become a standard “family cook”.
But he didn’t expect that the greedy Chen would even think of the method of kidnapping Jiang’s children to get money.
A guy in Hunan just came out of his hometown. When he first came to Guangzhou to find a job, he was not familiar with the place of his life, and it was hard to find a job. The money he had was almost used up, so he could only temporarily stay in Guangzhou after being introduced by his junior high school classmates. Be a waiter in a bar.
Until one day, I found a woman about forty years old, often sitting alone at the bar drinking. She is the last guest to go abroad every night.
When I walked at the door after get off work, I found that she was drunk and almost fell to the ground. The boy reacted more quickly, and the leader supported her.
From then on, she came to the bar every night to chat with the guy. After more contact, the guy slowly learned that she turned out to be a divorced rich woman.
Similarly, the rich woman also had a good impression of the young man, and later the rich woman came to wait for the young man to get off work every day. Facing this beautiful rich woman, the young man said that it was false that he was not moved, so he pursued her. The rich woman offered to give the boy 20,000 yuan a month to support him, and the boy would naturally not refuse such a good thing.
The two overcame many difficulties, and finally got married as they wished.
Unexpectedly, after the marriage, the rich woman gave birth to quadruplets for the young man. In the end, the young man’s family formally accepted the daughter-in-law. Although they were older and rich, they had four grandchildren. The family laughed from ear to ear.
In Shanghai, there is an aunt named Zhang with a relatively wealthy family. She also had a happy family. She had a 46-year-old husband and two children. The family was also richer. In the eyes of others, this is really an enviable family, but helpless aunt Zhang and her husband have been separated for a long time, each living in a different place. After a long time, Zhang Chun’s heart came up again, and in a certain encounter, he met a 22-year-old man named Liu. The boy couldn’t stand Zhang’s sweet words, and finally became a 20-year-old Zhang’s. lover.
As for this Liu, he usually idles and has nothing to do. Zhang Zhang provides all the financial resources for his life, and he pays 20,000 yuan a month for maintenance. Later, Zhang gave Liu 50,000 yuan to buy a car.
Later, Zhang found out that Liu, whom he was supporting, was in close contact with other women, so he felt that he was “green” by Liu, and in a fit of anger, he smashed Liu’s Mercedes-Benz car. After Liu’s car was appraised, it would cost nearly 57,000 yuan to be repaired.
Because of work and other reasons, Ms. Zhang and her husband have lived a long-term separation of the two places. At this moment, the 22-year-old Xiao Liu appeared, leaning on the young skin, making Ms. Zhang “touched”.
Xiao Liu, who has no job and no income, is usually “raised” by Ms. Zhang.
To say that Ms. Zhang is also very caring about her little lover, she pays tens of thousands of living expenses every month; if she wants to buy a Mercedes-Benz, she pays a down payment.
It is also considered “harmonious” to say that one person is looking for money and one person is gluttonous.
But by accident, she found out that the lover she put on her heart was “derailed”?
It turned out that while dealing with the “big boss” Ms. Zhang, Xiao Liu was also looking for other women.
Ms. Zhang, who knew the truth, had a big quarrel with her lover. Xiao Liu was also hard-hearted and disappeared directly after playing.
Ms. Zhang looked as though she had been disappointed, every word was accusing this cheating man, as if she was saying:
“I have given you money, and I still support you, how can you do this to me?”
Ms. Zhang thought that she would be devoted to her feelings and sincerity, and she would get the same sincerity from the other party, but she didn’t say anything about it, and she ended up in a joke.
min.news 发表于香港时间 2022-07-31 08:13
Single mother in Malaysia meets scumbag in online dating
Published by 8world on 2021年3月30日
A single mother in Malaysia met with unsatisfactory online dating. Not only was she almost defrauded of all her bank deposits, the scumbag also suspected of conspiring with loan shark to defraud her in the name of debt collection.
Sin Chew Daily reported that Lim Chu Pyeong, a 41-year-old single mother living in Balakong, Kajang, Selangor, developed a new relationship with a man through WeChat in December last year and began cohabiting in January this year.
During this period, the man falsely claimed that the bank card was frozen and wanted to “borrow” Lim Chu Pyeong’s ATM card and let someone transfer money to him. Then a loan shark appeared, and she became a borrower for no reason.
In addition to the bank card, the man also told her that he had operated a gas station business in Indonesia, claiming that he was worried that five houses under his name would be auctioned off by the bank, and asked her to lend her ID card and transfer all the houses under his name to her. She didn’t expect this to be a trap.
Only S$19 left in the bank account in four days
It is reported that Lim Chu Pyeong questioned the man about the debt, so he left their home and whereabouts were unknown. She later discovered that the bank deposits had been withdrawn up to 12 times in four days, with a total of 15,000 ringgit (approximately S$4,877) withdrawn, leaving only 60 ringgits (approximately S$19) in the account.
Afterwards, with the assistance of Wong Siew Ki, member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly for Balakong, she reported the incident to the Kajang police on Wednesday (24th).
Lim Chu Pyeong said that since the man left, she knew nothing about his whereabouts. However, because he did not remove her, she still holds the right to use his email. This “loophole” also let her know that the man flew from Penang to Kuala Lumpur last Friday (26th), and the police were able to arrest him at the airport.
Many groups of big earholes come to collect debts
Lim Chu Pyeong said that groups of loan shark came to collect debts one after another on the 17th of this month, and a series of intimidation put her and her family at risk. Although the debt had nothing to do with her, for the safety of her family, she could only bite the bullet and pay the loan shark, and paid a total of 7,700 ringgit (about S$2503).
She also suspected that the man was in collusion with multiple groups of loan shark. She said that these loan shark all used a photo of the same angle to collect debts, and there was no evidence. In addition, when loan shark posted threats on WhatsApp, she also found that one of the phone numbers was shared by two or three loan sharks.
Wong Siew Ki, member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly for Balakong pointed out that the door-to-door debt collectors only demanded the return of hundreds of ringgits or 1,000 ringgits (approximately S$325), and even offered a discount for the arrears without revealing the total amount of the arrears. It is suspected that this man is an accomplice with these so-called loan shark.
She said that when Lim Chu Pyeong reported the case and recorded the confession, the police officer called two groups of loan shark on the spot. Since then, these two groups of loan shark no longer appear.
In order to assist the police in the in-depth investigation, Lim Chu Pyeong has provided the police with relevant information, including the bank account number of loan shark. It is reported that Lim Chu Pyeong, who has lost his bank deposit, has no job, and the family’s expenses are temporarily covered by her children.
8视界 发布于 2021年3月30日
Female boss fell in love with Twink was cheated S$200,000 and lose business
Translated by from Lianhe Wanbao on August 25, 2020 3:16 PM
The 47-year-old female boss fell in love with ” Twink “, who was 14 years younger than her. She hired him to work and pay him, and the profit earned was also shared with him. The business and financial transactions were also handed over to him. It was not discovered until the debt collection company came to the door then she find out that she loved the wrong man. Two of them had an eight-year relationship, and the female boss was defrauded of more than S$200,000, and eventually even lost her business.
Lai Jiexing (transliteration), 33, faces a total of 53 charges. Yesterday (August 24) he pleaded guilty to 11 counts of deception and two counts of breach of trust and was sentenced to 32 months in prison.
The case revealed that the defendant and the victim met in 2005 when the victim worked as a salesman at a pushcart on Bugis Street, and the defendant was a friend of another cart tenant. The following year, the victim rented a stall to start her own business and hired the defendant as a salesman. Although the defendant was married at the time, she still developed a relationship with the victim, turning the “boss” into a “Homewrecker “.
Since 2008, the defendant began to lie to the victim, claiming that he was arrested by a policeman named “Steven” because of a group framing incident, and had to report to him every day to avoid being charged.
Seeing that the victim was convinced of what he said, the defendant used “Steven” to compile multiple lies between September 2012 and December 2015 and defrauded the victim of S$204,909 within three years.
The defendant also contacted the victim as “Steven” and asked her to first pay for mobile phones, air tickets, and petrol, saying that the financial department of the police force would later return the money to her. The money would not return from the beginning.
Until 6:48pm of December 28, 2015, the debt collection company came to the door and claimed that they came to collect the rent at the stall. The victim found out that the defendant had embezzled the money she gave him, and expose the defendant’s scam. The victim reported to the police on January 5 of the following year.
来自 / 联合晚报 发布 / 2020年8月25日 3:16 PM
Translate by Lianhe Wanbao on 2020年7月10日 2:50 pm
Peach blackmail, commonly known as “fairy jump”, also known as the beauty Bureau or pornographic blackmail.
The couple conspired to set up a “fairy jump” trap. The wife lured her clients to the room and stripped him off. The husband hiding in the kitchen toilet and ran into the room angrily. First, he took a nude photo of the client and ransacked him, let him go after he had sign an IOU.
The husband-and-wife couple were husband Shabellin (45 years old) and wife Siti Kairanti (42 years old). Both were charged with theft and blackmail.
The husband faced a total of five counts, and the prosecution charged one count of robbery at night and two counts of theft. He was sentenced to three years and 10 months in jail and 12 lashes on January 21 this year. He was sentenced to another 115 days for committing crimes during parole.
His wife, Siti Kailandi, faced 11 charges, and the rest were considered by the judge when he sent the sentence. She pleaded guilty to three thefts, one extortion and one anti-corruption, drug trafficking and serious crime (confiscation of benefits) decree and was sentenced yesterday to two years, three months and 36 weeks in prison.
The case revealed that the two people came up with the “fairy jump” trap in May 2017. The defendant made friends with the 42-year-old victim through Facebook, falsely claiming that she was tight and willing to sell herself to make money, and asked the victim to come to her HDB flat in Boon Lay that night.
After the defendant introduced the victim into the bedroom, he asked him to take off his clothes and wait to “serve” by her. The husband hiding in the kitchen toilet rushed into the bedroom after receiving a message from his wife, pretending to catch him rape his wife in bed and photo the naked victim with his mobile phone.
The husband then blackmailed the victim and asked him to hand over S$200, otherwise he would call the police that he had raped his wife. After the victim surrendered the only S$50 he had, he was forced to sign the debt before able to leave.
来自 联合晚报 发布 2020年7月10日 2:50 PM
Negeri Sembilan woman lost RM1.156million in love scammer
Translate from Lianhe Zaobao Release on June 28, 2020 8:52 PM
Malaysian Negeri Sembilan police said that a 57-year-old local woman encountered a love scammer in the dating app Tagged and was defrauded of RM 115,060 (RMB 375,000) within eight months. This is the highest-loss case in the fraudulent fraud case against Malaysia. Abby, director of the business crime investigation team of Negeri Sembilan police, said the victim was a widow and she reported the love fraud case to the police on Friday (26th). The victim stated that she met a 57-year-old man through Tagged on September 9, 2019, and immediately “fall in love.”
The victim said that the man soon asked her for financial assistance. The victim made 65 transfers to the other party from October 23, 2019 to May 31, 2020, with a transfer amount of RM 115,060,50. The police are investigating the case.
来自联合早报 发布于2020年6月28日 8:52 PM
Woman nearly loses US$5,000 in online love scam
Published by The Straits Times on Sep 4, 2019
SINGAPORE – Heartbroken after a one-year relationship with a man she met while gaming on the Internet ended, Alice (not her real name) decided to look for love online in July this year.
The 43-year-old IT manager met a man on a popular dating app who claimed he was born in Taiwan but was now living in the United States as a diamond dealer.
They would chat and call each other every day on messaging platform WhatsApp.
“He told me that after his mother died about five years ago, he has been feeling empty and alone, and needed someone in his life,” Alice told reporters on Wednesday (Sept 4) in an interview arranged by the police to warn of online love scams that have seen an uptick.
She said he would send her romantic poems every day, and selfies and photos of his life that “seemed so real”, she did not suspect anything was awry.
He also asked her several times to be his girlfriend and said he would come to Singapore to meet her, but she declined as she was still healing from her break-up.
After just two weeks, the man asked her for a loan of US$5,000 (S$7,000).
“He said he had a package of diamonds worth US$800,000 and needed help to pay the custom fees so that the package could reach his clients,” said Alice, who spoke to journalists at the Police Headquarters.
A few days later, he told her that he did not receive the money and asked her to make a second transfer.
This time, Alice’s suspicions were raised. Without alerting the man, she checked on the status of the transfer with her bank, which confirmed that the transfer was successfully made.
Realising that he may not have been telling her the truth, Alice sought advice from her sister. On Aug 20, Alice made a police report after discovering she had been scammed.
While she was lucky enough to eventually get back her money after notifying the police, many other victims of Internet love scams are not.
In the first half of this year, there were 306 cases of Internet love scams reported to the police, up from the 288 cases in the same period last year.
Victims lost a total of $17.1 million – a 46 per cent increase from the $11.7 million in the same period last year.
The largest amount cheated in a single case in the first six months of this year was $2.4 million.
Principal psychologists Carolyn Misir and Jeffery Chin from the Singapore Police Force said anyone can become a victim of an Internet love scam.
Scammers often use compliance and persuasion tactics in order to get victims to transfer money to them, they added.
For example, scammers may study their targets and create a fake profile to match what their potential victims may find attractive in a partner.
They also try to catch their victims at a time of vulnerability, such as after the loss of a relationship, divorce, or emotional event in their lives, added Ms Misir.
In Alice’s case, she was savvy enough to be able to pick up on the red flags, said Mr Chin.
“All victims of Internet love scams usually would develop suspicions at some point, but most of them don’t act on them because they would have to let go of the bond that was formed, so sometimes, they choose not to see the signs,” he added.
“It’s not just a monetary loss, but the loss of a relationship is akin to the loss of a loved one.”
To tackle love scams, police have set up an anti-scam centre that would be able to freeze suspicious bank accounts in the three major banks here – DBS, OCBC and United Overseas Bank.
Bank staff have also been trained to spot customers who may be victims of scams.
The psychologists said family and friends can also help by keeping an eye out.
“Don’t make transactions to people you don’t know, and don’t be afraid to tell someone if you think you may have become a victim,” said Ms Misir.
For Alice, her close shave with an Internet love scammer has left her distrustful of others, even in real life.
“I’m considered lucky but I’ve heard other stories where other victims were hurt badly. Don’t put too much trust into these online relationships, so you can protect yourself,” she said.
来自联合早报发布 / 2019年9月4日 4:20 PM
Crime rate down in 2016, but online scams remain a concern
Posted by Channel News Asia10 Feb 2017 12:44
SINGAPORE: The overall crime rate in Singapore for 2016 fell by 2.6 per cent compared to the previous year, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in its annual crime report on Friday (Feb 10).
This was largely due to a decrease in four of the six crime classes – violent/serious property, housebreaking, theft and commercial crimes, SPF added.
Notably, crimes such as motor vehicle-related thefts, robbery and housebreaking registered a 30-year low. There were 1,107 cases of motor vehicle-related thefts in 2016, compared to 1,533 cases in 2015, a drop of 27.8 per cent. For robbery, there were 93 cases in 2016, a 24.4 per cent drop compared to 123 cases in 2015.
“The overall crime rate per 100,000 populations similarly decreased from 611 in 2015 to 588 cases in 2016. This is the lowest in the last three years and compares favorably with other major cities. Singapore remains one of the safest countries in the world today,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations and Intelligence) Tan Chye Hee.
INTERNET LOVE, IMPERSONATION SCAMS REMAIN A CONCERN
While commercial crimes decreased slightly by 0.6 per cent from 8,426 cases in 2015 to 8,379 cases in 2016, scams involving e-commerce, Internet love scams and impersonation of China officials remain a concern for the police.
If you have been befriended online by an attractive person – usually foreign – who then tells a tale of falling into trouble or on hard times, this is probably an Internet love scam. The scammer persists with their story to gain their victim’s adoration and trust, and then asks for money as proof of love. Once the money is transferred, the scammer disappears.
Copy from https://www.scamalert.sg/types-of-scams/internet-love-scam
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
Be careful when befriending strangers online. Know the tell-tale signs of a fake dating profile: poor grammar that doesn’t gel with their level of education, or using a fake photo sourced from the Internet is just a couple of warning signs
Scammers prey on emotions to lull victims into believing their friendship is genuine; be wary of people who shower you with loving words and profess strong feelings for you even before you have even met
Do not respond hastily to any requests of money, even if they sound desperate or troubled
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Do not send money to people you do not know well, especially if you have not met in person
Be in control of your emotions and meet all requests for money with a cool head, knowing that it could be a scam
Do not reveal too much about yourself, particularly in the form of photos or videos, to prevent you from being blackmailed later on
Contact the Police immediately if you receive any message or call from someone claiming to be in trouble overseas and urgently needs you to send money
Inform the Police are anyone tries to extort money from you
WeChat Sex Scam
Online scams: Singaporeans easy targets, says one scammer
Channel News Asia’s GET REAL team spoke to a scammer in the Philippines who says she earns US$2,100 a month from cheating people online.
SINGAPORE: Jimmy (not his real name) is a user of WeChat, a free text messaging and calling app. It has 650 million monthly active users worldwide. Last year, Jimmy received a message from someone calling herself “Momi”. Jimmy added her as a friend on WeChat and they started chatting regularly. Momi began sending revealing photos of herself, offering to be a “part-time girlfriend” in exchange for money. Jimmy, who has not met any of his WeChat contacts, agreed and arranged to meet Momi. However, Momi never arrived to meet Jimmy. Instead, the Singaporean received a call from Momi’s “friend”, who asked him to buy an iTunes card as payment for Momi’s sexual services. After Jimmy complied, he was asked to prove his identity by taking a photo of his identity card. That photo was then used to blackmail and threaten him into silence and further compliance. Jimmy had become a victim of an online credit-for-sex scam and had no choice but to report the case to the police.
In the first half of 2015, people in Singapore lost S$1.59 million in such scams, as well as S$3.7 million in Internet love scams. In the latter, scammers seek out victims via dating sites or social networking platforms and typically cheat them by claiming to be in financial trouble.
Singapore is one of the most connected countries in Asia with a high Internet-penetration rate and a very large digital footprint for a country its size. According to a 2014 Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore report, 88 per cent of households have access to the Internet and 79 per cent of individuals here use the Net.
Cyber criminals can take advantage of your information online for their own financial gain.
Singapore is a small nation in the real world, “said Mr. Shigeto Miyamoto, managing director of Cyber Secure Asia. “In cyberspace, Singapore has many servers, and that means it is a huge market in the cyberspace.
Mr. Paul Craig, director of Vantage Point Security, said: “Everything you do, the websites you go to, the conversations you have with your friends, the things you buy, are all inside your computer.” “If I had access into your computer, I can tell you more about you than you can ever tell me.
THE ALLURE OF ONLINE SCAMS
One of the latest variants of the credit-for-sex scam comes from the Philippines, the National Crime Prevention Council has said. Janice (not her real name), a 27-year-old wife and mother in the Philippine capital Manila, carries out online scams on a full-time basis. Like many online scammers, Janice was introduced to the business of online scamming by her friends. The attraction of financial rewards was something she could not ignore. Through online scams alone, Janice makes an average of US$2,100 monthly. In the Philippines, that is equivalent to a senior manager’s monthly salary. So lucrative is her trade that she has since introduced the skill of scamming to her neighbor.Janice told GET REAL why Singaporeans are easier, more “gullible” targets for scammers like her both in and out of the country. “Australians are quite difficult and snobbish, so I need to adjust to them a lot. I have to sound extra sweet and very loving, unlike Singaporeans. With them (Singaporeans), I can just say anything and they will easily believe me,” said Janice.Online dating sites are a common choice for scammers who tend to target men.
A PROWLING GROUND FOR SCAMMERS
Even though a large number of Singaporeans are considered relatively Internet-savvy, some seeking companionship turn to online dating sites where many “love scammers” operate, said experts.The lack of a language barrier has also made Singaporeans particularly easy targets for international cyber criminals to approach for scams, said experts and scammers like Janice.According to Norton Cyber Security, victims of online crime in Singapore have each lost an average of US$545 in the past year, higher than the international average of US$358 a victim.While Jimmy has yet to see his scammers brought to justice, his story serves as a warning to others about the dangers of online scams and other cyber crimes.
More S’pore men fall prey to online strip-and-pay scams
Published by The new paper on Aug 18, 2014 06:00 am
Are men here so desperate that they would strip for a complete stranger they have just met online?
That is not the worst of it. These men then pay lots of money to prevent their pictures from being posted online.
Despite police warnings, there has been a spike in the number of reported cyber extortion cases.
Between January and June last year, there were 38 cases. In the same period this year, the figure was 132 – a 247 per cent increase.
The total amount involved also jumped, from at least $22,000 to at least $57,000.
Said head of investigation at Tanglin Police Division, Superintendent (Supt) Justin Wong, in an interview with The New Paper last week: “Most victims are men between 20 and 30 years old.
“Our Singaporean men are unfortunately so driven by lust that they fall victim to cyber extortion and it only takes a few days for scammers to gain rapport (with their victims).”
A typical scam case starts when an innocuous-looking and pretty face pops up on your Facebook account, wanting to befriend you.
In a video chat, she would strip naked and tempt you to do the same.
Once the scammers get their victims to perform obscene acts on camera or have obtained lewd photos of the victims, they have “achieved their target”, said Supt Wong, who has led several investigations into cyber extortion cases.
“That’s when the picture of the lady disappears and out comes a message that show a link to a video of yourself in compromising positions.”
Scammers will use these photos and videos to blackmail their victims for money.
Of the 132 cases so far this year, 61 victims sent money to their scammers to prevent explicit photos and videos of themselves from being spread. One victim was under the age of 16.
In one case this year, a 37-year-old man was extorted of about $7,300 after he was persuaded to show his genitals over video conferencing application Skype.
He paid because the scammer threatened to send a recorded video of his actions to his family and friends.
In most cases, the money could not be recovered as the scammers are based in other countries, which is outside the police jurisdiction, said Supt Wong.
He added: “This is the reality of this kind of crime. So, we try to find ways to circumvent it, but it is difficult.”
“Make no mistake about it, these are overseas networks of criminals, not individuals. There are professional, sophisticated syndicates behind such scams.”
In May, a joint operation between Interpol, the Singapore Police Force and other police agencies resulted in the arrest of 58 scammers in the Philippines.
They were known to have operated “on an almost industrial scale” from call centre-style offices, an Interpol press release said.
Scammers would often contact strangers on the Internet, but not after extensively studying their potential victims first, said senior psychologist Jeffery Chin, who studies criminal behavior.
“He or she can study you through your digital footprint and the stuff you post online.” said the assistant director of the crime, investigation and forensic branch in the Home Team Behavioral Sciences Centre.
Supt Wong agreed: “They will look for victims who they know will be vulnerable, who will be susceptible to this sort of enticement. And then they will use that particular hook to catch that particular fish.”
There are also scammers based here.
In 2012, a 22-year-old student was blackmailed of nearly $100,000 over eight months. When he could no longer pay his scammers, he confessed to his father and made a police report.
The scammers, Alexander Soh, 24, and his girlfriend Yap Siew Ting, 19, were found guilty of extortion. Soh was jailed for five years and given five strokes of the cane, while Yap was given two years’ probation.
Scam cases this year
A 23-year-old man was extorted of $1,500 after he got to know a woman through a mobile messaging application.
They progressed to chatting online and the woman suggested they make a video of both them stripping. The victim agreed.
The woman threatened to circulate the video to the victim’s friends and family if he did not remit money to her. He paid her and made a police report.
A 37-year-old man lost $6,700 after he befriended an unknown woman on Facebook and they started chatting. They then communicated on Skype.
In one video chat, the woman suddenly appeared naked and asked him to reveal his genitals to her. She then blackmailed him and threatened to post the video on YouTube and share it with his friends.
The man made several transfers through a remittance agency before informing the police.
Another 37-year-old man was extorted of $7,300 after his female scammer appeared in the nude in a video chat and asked him to show her his genitals.
He was reluctant but eventually persuaded to do so by the woman.
Not long after the video call ended, he was showed the video of him revealing his genitals. He was asked to pay her for the video to be deleted.
An 18-year-old man was invited to chat via Skype and was cheated of $3,100. During the chat, both the victim and woman performed indecent acts.
The next day, he received a Facebook message from the woman with a link to a YouTube clip of him performing the indecent act.
She asked for a sum of money to be paid, failing which the video would be circulated to his family and friends. He complied.
翻译自 The New Paper 在 2014年8月18日上午06:00
Wong Supt同意: “他们将寻找他们知道会很脆弱，容易受到这种诱惑的受害者。然后，他们将使用该特定的钩子来捕捉该特定的鱼。”
诈骗者，24岁的Alexander Soh和他的19岁的女友Yap Siew Ting被判犯有勒索罪。 Soh被判入狱五年，并被抚摸了五下拐杖，而Yap被判处了两年缓刑。