One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Sexy scammers entice men into stripping on webcam, then blackmail them.
The women “initiate cybersex” with the men over video chat, stripping for them and then encouraging them to do the same. The men are told to perform sex acts on camera for the women, and the video feeds are recorded. The men are then contacted later and told that the videos will be posted in public if the victims don’t wire money to the scammers.
This is the second time this year that Singapore authorities have issued an alert regarding this sort of cyber-extortion. In August of 2012, police issued a similar warning after having more than 32 reported cases in the first half of the year. There were only 11 reports of similar cases in all of 2011.
Source: Ars Technica