After Sixth Tone made enquiries acting as a potential student customer, the middleman agreed to lend 3,000 yuan in exchange for a nude photo and details of the applicant’s relatives and classmates.The agent also requested detailed personal information including the university of study, student number, and home address, but made no attempt to assess the reporter’s ability to pay back the loan.The use of a naked photo as collateral is not forbidden by law, even if it does raise ethical questions.Were the photo to be leaked, only then would the law be broken.“The online lending industry is like a food chain with some huge financial groups on the top, followed by the platforms, then the middlemen,” Fu said.Read on to find out: Why did We Chat suddenly do this? The feature is only available for those with their We Chat language setting in Chinese.This led many non-Chinese becoming completely confused as to what was going on. Last year We Chat wiped the floor with Alibaba group.
SA Community Crime Watch (SACCW) sounded the alarm and yesterday the scam was being circulated on social media platforms.
Male users of chat rooms and similar platforms never seem to learn these online places are full of danger for sex-hungry men.
In August, the Bucheon Wonmi Police Station in Korea busted a syndicate operated by three Korean-Chinese men who tricked 96 Korean men into naked video chatting and swindled from them 500 million won or 2,000 through blackmail.
Men and women are allegedly contacted via Facebook and Whats App, supposedly by an attractive woman or man, who offers to send naked pictures in return for explicit pictures of the target.
When the target refuses to do so, images photoshopped to appear to be the victim are sent to him or her, along with threats that the images would be posted onto social media unless an immediate payment was made.