03 Jun '11, 5am

Man poses as woman in Internet prostitution con: Yoon had posted photos of random women from the Internet, and t...

SEOUL Metropolitan Police Agency arrested a 29-year-old man for swindling by posing as a woman in order to lure prostitute seekers. The convict, identified by his surname Yoon, allegedly approached some 340 men via online dating websites for false sex trafficking. The tempted victims sent him a total amount of US$60,000 (S$74,000). Yoon had posted photos of random women from the Internet, and then suggested "she" would live with anyone who pays "her" debt. His female account was made using his wife and relative's social security numbers. Yoon also proposed "conditional dating", which is also a form of prostitution in which a woman poses as a "girlfriend" while men pay their salary. The deceived customers paid him from several hundred dollars to thousands. He has been involved in the con since 2008, and six victims have so far contacted the police to report his activities. ...

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straitstimes.com 02 Jun '11, 11am

Two young men and two women were found dead in a car on Thursday in an apparent Internet-based group suicide, South Korean...