Cyber sex for money
Social-media extortion cases have been cropping up across the world in recent years as more and more people continue to use video messaging apps or Web sites such as We Chat, Facebook, Skype or Kijiji.Authorities say that once a conversation becomes sexual in nature, the mark — who is usually a man — ends up getting suckered into engaging in embarrassing acts."They're pretending to be models with photos and videos-nude photos and videos-and on commission basis, dito sila kumikita [that's how they get their income]," Eleazar said.The cybersex dens also extort money from their clients whom they dupe into uploading compromising photos and videos of themselves."Ang kanilang threat is ia-upload yun sa kanilang pamilya at tsaka sa kanilang workplace (They tell them they will show the photos to their families and in their workplaces)," Eleazar said.LUCENA CITY—Authorities have uncovered more than 10 cybersex dens catering to foreign clients in Lucena City, but most had been shut down before they could be raided as a police operation against one had alerted the others, a National Bureau of Investigation officer said on Saturday.Dominador Villanueva III, NBI-Lucena district office chief, said the police arrested seven men in the cybersex den, including the alleged operator, John Lloyd Carlos, during a predawn raid on Wednesday in Barangay Mayao Crossing.
The 22-year-old victim, from Morningside Heights, put himself in a “comprising position,” as he videochatted with the stranger at around 2 p.m. After the session ended, he thought everything was fine.Following through the police operation, local NBI agents simultaneously raided five houses used as dens in different parts of the city on Friday but found only three still operating.Villanueva said neighbors told the NBI that the occupants had hurriedly abandoned the houses after word spread about the earlier police raid.The UN and FBI suspect that there are up to 750,000 people online at any one time hunting for children to exploit.She explained: 'We created accounts using African and European children but as soon as we tried a Filipino child, we were swamped with predators from all over the world.