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Philippines police arrested more than 50 sextortionists

May 5, 2014

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Philippines police in cooperation with Interpol and Department of Homeland Security has arrested 58 individuals accused of sextortion. The accused have established fake Facebook accounts of young women and tried to lure their victims to sexual activities in front of the web camera. Later, they threatened to send the recorded material to their families unless a ransom is paid. The ransom usually accounted for 500 to 2000 USD but reached 15,000 in case of one man from Hong Kong. The victims were citizens of various Asian and European countries as well as USA.

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