The perils of online affairs
The men met them in cyberspace, fell for them and stripped in front of the camera at the behest of their lady love.
These Malaysian men are believed to have become victims of a syndicate using beautiful and attractive Filipinas to seduce men online, Harian Metro said.
When the men fall for them, the women would ask them to strip naked while they are on Skype.
Such “steamy” video clips would then be used to blackmail them.
Fazli, 35, one of the victims the newspaper spoke to, said he met a Filipino woman on a social website.
“We became close, communicating via e-mails and Skype. On the third month of our ‘relationship’, the woman said she had fallen in love with me.
“During one of our Skype sessions, she suggested that we get naked together in front of the camera to prove our love.
“I did not agree initially but relented when she began taking off her clothes. This woman, who claimed to be a model, even promised to come to Malaysia to marry me. I did not realize what her motive was then,” said Fazli, a fitness instructor.
He claimed that the woman later demanded RM30,000 from him or she would post his naked video on YouTube. After some negotiation, Fazli paid her RM5,000.
Another victim, Joe, claimed to have met a Filipino woman on Facebook who had also asked him to strip before the camera for her and later blackmailed him for RM3,000.
“Several hours after we bared all, she blackmailed me. I decided not to pay and lodged a police report,” he said.
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