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‘Internet Love Scam’ ring busted | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

‘Internet Love Scam’ ring busted | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

An online love syndicate which extorted over S$100,000 from unsuspecting individuals was busted on Tuesday. (AFP … Police have busted an "Internet Love Scam " ring that extorted over S$100,000 from victims. In a statement released on its Facebook page on Tuesday night, police said the suspects of the online syndicate would first persuade victims to appear naked in front of a webcam before threatening to circulate the video footage if the victim did not give them money. According to Channel NewsAsia , the case was first made known to the police on Sunday after a 22-year-old man lodged a report. The alleged victim claimed that a woman whom he befriended in an internet chat room last May had persuaded him to undress fully in front of the webcam. After recording the footage without his knowledge, the woman threatened to circulate it online if he did not transfer money to her. ...

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