29 Feb '12, 3am

Internet love syndicate busted; couple to be charged: -I'm so depressed now. EVEN AN UNDERGRAD HAS $97K BUT I DON'T.

SINGAPORE - A month after he met a young woman in an Internet chat room, a 22-year-old undergrad was enticed to undress himself in front of her via a webcam - only to find himself the victim of an extortion syndicate. Yesterday, six alleged members of the syndicate, aged between 17 and 47, were arrested separately in Marsiling and Ang Mo Kio. A 17-year-old girl and her 22 year-old boyfriend are alleged to be the masterminds of the syndicate, which is believed to have operated from a unit in Block 32 in Marsiling Drive. The arrests came after the undergrad lodged a police report on Sunday, alleging that S$97,000 had been extorted from him. According to the police, the 17-year-old girl befriended the undergrad through an Internet chat room in May last year. About a month later during an online conversation, she persuaded him to appear naked in front of the webcam, after she ...

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