In today’s newspaper, there was a story about 40 men who were allegedly extorted after they were tricked into stripping on web cam.
Two brothers posed as women and flirted with the men with steamy messages. They then threatened to post these photos online.
They allegedly managed to get up to RM30,000 from one of their victims.
I wonder how it happened…
* dreamy-blur visual effect and play a bit of harp sound effect *
HotChick18: Hi, I’m a hot chick… please add me
Adino: !? Who’s that… I wonder who it could be… *add*
Adino: Hi! Who are you?
HotChick18: I’m a hot chick.
Adino: Erm… cool. Do I know you from anywhere?
HotChick18: No, I found your blog. You’re really hot.
Adino: Do you know any other words besides hot?
HotChick18: Hahahahahaha! You’re so funny! Hahahahaha
Adino: So you read my blog?
HotChick18: Yeah, I (L) it! Makes me feel all hot when I read your blog
Adino: Err… I’m getting a bit uncomfortable
HotChick18: Uncomfortable? Me too… let me loosen my blouse
Adino: Whoa whoa… who are you again?
HotChick18: I’m a hot chick la. Very pretty one. See my MSN pic?
Adino: Hey, that looks like Jolin Tsai.
HotChick18: No no that’s me haha. You know what? I would like to see you naked.
Adino: What!? *gulp*
HotChick18: Come on, turn on your web cam and take off your clothes for me
Adino: Oh, I get it… you’re BengBeng, trying to play an April Fool’s joke on me right? You almost got me….
Adino: Oh you’re Leon! Hahaha… good one…
HotChick18: I’m hot chick la.
Adino: Prove it.
HotChick18: Uhh… ummm… you don’t look like you’re 91kg at all.
Adino: Ok I believe you. I will do as you ask.
HotChick18: I got you!
Adino: You got me? You’re Poey Chin? I knew it was you all along haha…
HotChick18: Who’s Poey Chin?
Adino: My wife la. If you’re not her, then what you mean you got me?
HotChick18: Pay me RM5000 or I will post you photo on the Internet.
Adino: Post on which site?
HotChick18: Err… uhh… I don’t know. I will post online la. Some website somewhere.
Adino: Sure or not? Got people visit one or not?
HotChick18: Got a lot of people
Adino: How many unique visitors per day?
HotChick18: Uhh… 1000. No 2000. Yeah 2000
Adino: Whoa! Cool, can link to my blog ah… give me some traffic leh
HotChick18: Hey don’t you get it? Pay me RM5000 or I will post your photo on the Internet
Adino: Wahh. Then I can become famous like Edison Chen like that
HotChick18: No no no… everyone will see your photo
Adino: Means I famous la
HotChick18: No no… I … You…
Adino: Thank you so much ah… wahh I can be more famous than Ah Gill and Cecilia Cheung already
*HotChick18 is now offline*
There are several lessons we can learn from this.
1) If you ever get a flirty message from HotChick18, ignore it because 95% of the time it will be a man
2) You’re spending too much time online if you get excited that a girl is flirting with you online (refer to point 1)
3) If someone wants to post photos of you on the Internet, must ask which site first.
4) Nothing good ever comes from revealing your naughty body parts to a live web cam or any digital camera for that matter.
5) Never reward scammers. It only motivates them to find another victim.